Wrangler has a pant that has a cordura type lining on the front of the legs above the knee and wraps all the way around below the knee. used to pick them up at the outlet store. Not waterproof but work great on the brambles and thick sage when it is dry. Price was right at around $35.
When I used to cruise timber I used a pair of "Tin" pants that loggers tend to use.............I loved them and wore them out until they were shreds.........Durable, waterproof, plenty flexible, I wish I had another pair........I think they are probably $100 - $125 these days. I even use caulk boots to pack out animals when out in a steep clear cut.........can't ask for any better traction. Later, Wheels.
My waxed Filsons have lasted well over 15 years tough years. Wet nasty *****ly work! What other pants you own that are over 15 years old.
They are pretty ugly now, functional, but for some reason the waist got smaller and the top button is tough to close!:smirk: