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    Recommend me some work pants

    I got into the Duluth trading pants a few years back, and I’ve been pretty happy with them. But their warranty has gone to shit now, and the pants are stupid expensive if you don’t catch them on sale. And I don’t think the firehose material is all that tough, I burn through a pair in about 6 months (I wear them 2-3 days in a row, then switch to a different pair when they get too dirty). Before that I was wearing carhartt double front loggers (the made in USA ones, the Mexican made ones don’t fit consistently) and liked them a lot. The duck fabric is tough as nails, but the crotch gusset and pockets have kind of spoiled me, so I’m hesitant to go back to them.

    So what brand should I try next? I see carhartt makes pants that are similar to the Duluth’s, but they aren’t USA made so I’m worried about quality. And Dickies just came out with “Duratech ranger pants” that have the gusset and pockets, but I’m not familiar with their products.

    What’s out there that’s reasonably durable, around $50 max a pair, and won’t crush my balls?

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    also looking as well.
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      #3
      Wildass

      Made in USA, tough as shit and like $30/pr

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        #4
        I've been having good luck with wrangler Riggs work wear five pocket jeans. Good fit pretty tough they have reinforced back pockets and patch to clip your tape measure to.

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          #5
          https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...lity-work-pant







          I bought a pair of theses a while back and really like them.

          They're lighter than the Riggs stuff and stain resistant...At least for a while.

          I'm really hard on work pants.

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            #6
            depends on what you do and where you live. ive been running mountain hardware and prana with good luck. prana is prolly a bit light if youre a roughneck, but as a carpenter, im doin ok. i also have outlets nearby. i was introd fo MH by guys that are notoriously hard on gear, but have insane budgets from their employers. that shit is Carhartt Varsity imo, but not cheap.

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              #7
              I like Dickies Carpenter Duck jeans. I do wear them out, but they are more comfortable and lighter than the Duluth firehose jeans that I had (also wore them out too... started ripping and kept getting worse and worse before I could even make it home to change) Plus they are only like $25 a pair. They take a hell of a beating before giving up the ghost. I'm kinda hard on my jeans and do a shit load of grinding, welding, fencing, crawling around on the ground, etc.

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                #8
                Originally posted by stjames151 View Post
                depends on what you do and where you live. ive been running mountain hardware and prana with good luck. prana is prolly a bit light if youre a roughneck, but as a carpenter, im doin ok. i also have outlets nearby. i was introd fo MH by guys that are notoriously hard on gear, but have insane budgets from their employers. that shit is Carhartt Varsity imo, but not cheap.
                I've got a few of the Mountain Hardware, and love them. Great range of movement, tough, and not stiff.

                The Camber 109 (I think) are double knee and can be found on Amazon for <$50 sometimes on sale. Next time I order, I'll go up a size in length. They're the only pants I've ever owned that seemed to shrink vertically after a few washings.. Waist size stayed GTG.

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                  #9
                  I’m a big red kap fan. They are the ones my uniform company provided. I wear them 7 days a week. If I had to guess I get a 1.5 to 2 years on a pair of pants. I’m super hard on them as I’m constantly crawling under shit and climbing ladders. Best feature is when they get wet it only takes 30 mins or so to dry out vs jeans that take all day to dry,

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                    #10
                    I wear Snickers work pants. They are Swedish made and are great. Many have the ability to insert knee pads.

                    https://www.snickersworkwear.com/products/88

                    I like that they incorporate flexible material where you need it, and the material doesn't run when snagged. Mine have a few holes in them and they have never grown in size.

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                      #11
                      I like my Dickies, either jeans or canvas pants. I'll wear through anything in about a year so might as well save a few bucks

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                        #12
                        dickies are the way to go. for the long pants the loose fit ones are way better than the regular fit ones. all I wear for work is dickies shorts and long pants and I got mor then a couple years out of a few pairs, when jeans would only last a few months.

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                          #13
                          I wear the cheap walmart dickies for eceryday and have some carhart double knees for if I am going to be crawling on rough shit or working it shit or crawling around a lot. Honestly I prefer the cheap dickies because they are comfortable and I am so hard on pants anyways that I only get about an extra 2 months out or a pair of double knees vs cheap single knee dickies.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Thefishguy77 View Post
                            I wear the cheap walmart dickies for eceryday and have some carhart double knees for if I am going to be crawling on rough shit or working it shit or crawling around a lot. Honestly I prefer the cheap dickies because they are comfortable and I am so hard on pants anyways that I only get about an extra 2 months out or a pair of double knees vs cheap single knee dickies.
                            I have a few pairs of the double knee ones, and I end up blowing out the crotch and pockets long before the legs wear out, so I decided from now on I will just get the single knee ones because that way the whole pair of pants is about done at the same time and I can just throw them out without spending extra $$$

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                              #15
                              How had the deluth warrenty gone to shit? I just mailed back 4 pairs a month ago

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