So Single Flyer tweeted about his favorite traveling pants – the North Face Kilowatt pants. While I’ve never consciously thought about what pants I should wear while traveling, on almost every longhaul flight, when I’m changing into and out of my pajamas, I think, “Dammit, why am I wearing these jeans?” Look, I get it. I don’t want to be THAT guy that wears sweats through the airport and a plane, but I also want to be comfortable. So I bought the pants from Backcountry, got them in, tried them on, and my first thoughts were – 1) why is there velcro in the crotch and 2) I wish the material was softer. The more I think about #2, it’d be hard to find really comfortable pants that don’t look like sweats.
Anyway, James chimed in and told me to try the Lululemon ABC pants, which I did, and while they were more stylish than the North Face pants, I was between sizes (needed an odd size) which they don’t make, so I’ll pass. Plus, they were 2X the price and I didn’t think the material wasn’t as comfortable as the North Face pants. It seems there is an inverse correlation between style and comfort happening here.
Any other suggestions from you guys?
- I’ve updated the ‘best discounts on the most popular gift cards’ post. Didn’t really change much except for the Disney HEB 20% regional promo as well as removed the 2% Gyft loyalty points.
- I FINALLY got my $1,000 BoA business checking account deposit from that promo back in November. I also moved my money out and did a secure chat with them to close it.
- I still haven’t gotten my 50K AA miles from my Citigold checking account yet although they’ve told me I’ve qualified.
- My wife called in for her SPG Biz card that she got back in August to get an extra 5K pts, and the supervisor gave it to her. Others found nice enough supervisors who gave them 5K to 10K extra pts for cards they got in 2014. I haven’t called in for my new Biz card yet since I wanted to wait for my 25K to post before complaining, but I also worry the door may be closing. Thanks to DoC for publicizing it.