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Work/Play pants review
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:01:54 PM »
I figured I'd pass on what I have learned.  If you recall from this thread: http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=4321.0  I was looking for good workpants that will take the abuse I dish out during my summers/weekends.

I bought a pair of the carhartt work pants ($25) and I ended up buying a pair of the Duluth Trading Company firehose pants ($65) a bit over a year ago.

Hands down the Duluth Trading Co pants are the better of the two.  Are they 2 1/2 times as good?  I would say "Yes" without a doubt.  I was so impressed with them I bought two pairs of the shorts for summer on-the-farm use.  There too I burn through old dress shorts quickly- the two pair of DT firehose shorts were my go-to all summer long and they still look nearly like new, as do the DT firehose pants I bought last year.  I have stained them in a few spots with bleach and hit them with the grinder, but they are wearing like iron, and are VERY comfortable.  I got another pair of the DT work pants for Christmas.  Incidentally, I do think the fine-weave DT pants would easily pass for dress pants as well.

The Carhartts wear well (better than jeans) and are a bargain, but they did not hold up nearly as well as the DT pants, plus the DT pants have several unique features that make them work even better.  The extra deep pockets and extra pockets, the extra cut in the crotch- they are just really well thought out.

Yes, they are more expensive, but these are now and will be my go-to.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: from me.  I figured I'd pass on my experience.  Now if I could just find socks that hold up as well...
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 02:15:46 AM »
Nice review, thanks!

Now if I could just find socks that hold up as well...

Darn Tough Socks - by far the most superior socks I have ever owned, and they have a lifetime guarantee.
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:11:24 AM »
Nice review, thanks!

Now if I could just find socks that hold up as well...

Darn Tough Socks - by far the most superior socks I have ever owned, and they have a lifetime guarantee.

I just looked at the socks thread two weeks ago and bought a pair of Darn Tough socks before Christmas.  The Dutchman in me cringed at paying $25 ($26.50 w/ tax) for one pair.  However, as DD mentioned, they have an unconditional lifetime guarantee, which sold me. 

I've only used them for one week but so far the pair I bought are comfortable and warm.  I can't attest to their durability yet.  They can be purchased online or you can find a local retailer from their website.   

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 10:02:49 AM »
I've only used them for one week but so far the pair I bought are comfortable and warm.  I can't attest to their durability yet. 

When I worked at Nikwax, I made an arrangement with one of our reps who also repped Darn Tough. He got me 10 pair of socks (I told him I wanted to only do laundry every two weeks  :D ).  That was in 2007 and I am still wearing those same socks.

TBH, I don't wear them every day, but they have had their share of wearing and washing and are holding up perfectly  :thumbsup:
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 11:01:10 AM »
I figured I'd pass on what I have learned.
Hands down the Duluth Trading Co pants are the better of the two.  Are they 2 1/2 times as good?  I would say "Yes" without a doubt.

Based on your testimony, I ordered a pair of these pants. Gonna be spendy up here in the great white, but if they're that good, I don't mind spending the bucks if their gonna last.

Thanks!

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 03:42:49 PM »



TBH, I don't wear them every day, but they have had their share of wearing and washing and are holding up perfectly  :thumbsup:








I've worn through 2 sets in 3-4 years of use. Daily.  The return/exchange process was painless.

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 11:10:00 AM »
One more vote for Duluth. Their stuff is spendy, but darn near bullet-proof (and certainly angry beaver-proof).

One of their "forever" belts wasn't so "forever". I'm now ready forever with a new belt, no questions asked. Of course a) why do you think stuff is so spendy, and b) I fear they'll go the way of LLBean and limit the exchange period because too many people bought a coat for the winter and brought it back in the spring.
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 01:59:48 PM »
Dear Forum.

Pants are things you wear under your "pants" because "pants" are actually called trousers.

And trucks are really called lorries.
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 03:12:57 PM »
My wife is named Lori...




...and her Mother is Glaswegian!!   Always makes me laugh.  ;D

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 03:48:56 PM »
My wife is named Lori...




...and her Mother is Glaswegian!!   Always makes me laugh.  ;D

You need to start calling her Pants, then.
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 03:49:43 PM »
Dear Forum.

Pants are things you wear under your "pants" because "pants" are actually called trousers.

And trucks are really called lorries.
Dam British trying to speak American English, or is it English , English.Hmm I do say I am perplexed.

Back on topic thanks for the PANTS review ( take that you red coat scum) :twofinger:
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 10:05:29 PM »
Dear Forum.

Pants are things you wear under your "pants" because "pants" are actually called trousers.

And trucks are really called lorries.
Dam British trying to speak American English, or is it English , English.Hmm I do say I am perplexed.

Back on topic thanks for the PANTS review ( take that you red coat scum) :twofinger:

That would be "The Queen's English" Jack!

Papa, a truck is a truck over here. A Lorrie is a semi!

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 01:11:13 AM »
Dear Forum.

Pants are things you wear under your "pants" because "pants" are actually called trousers.

And trucks are really called lorries.
Dam British trying to speak American English, or is it English , English.Hmm I do say I am perplexed.

Back on topic thanks for the PANTS review ( take that you red coat scum) :twofinger:

That would be "The Queen's English" Jack!

Papa, a truck is a truck over here. A Lorrie is a semi!

What did you just call Lori?
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 09:11:07 AM »
Was told by a Brit friend that Webster was a slang for really messed up.

After the Merriam Webster's dictionary destruction of English, apparently the Oxford version is the only suitable one.

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 01:41:49 PM »
I bought a set of Firehose pants after the glowing rec's here.
By the time they arrived, with exchange and shipping they were a $118.

And I purposely ordered a size larger for my waist cuz I'm a growing boy.

Ya, They are 3 sizes smaller than normal though the tags say otherwise .  It'd cost to much to ship back and exchange.  I hoping someday I'll lose about 20lbs so I can wear them (lol!)

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 04:24:09 PM »
Haven't tried the fire his pants, but their bare naked underwear is really comfy.

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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2018, 09:08:47 PM »
I've got those too.  I like 'em.
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Re: Work/Play pants review
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 09:34:17 PM »
I bought a set of Firehose pants after the glowing rec's here.
By the time they arrived, with exchange and shipping they were a $118.

And I purposely ordered a size larger for my waist cuz I'm a growing boy.

Ya, They are 3 sizes smaller than normal though the tags say otherwise .  It'd cost to much to ship back and exchange.  I hoping someday I'll lose about 20lbs so I can wear them (lol!)
??? DT tends to run to the large side on almost everything. IMHO, something was mis-marked.
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