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Old 07-23-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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I just ordered some of the padded Thrive workpants to test out.

https://thriveworkwear.com/products/...pants-5300-pro

I've had a hard time with work pants in the past. Carhartt was okay at best, they tended to rip out on my very fast and never really fit that great, like they are cut for fat guys.

I tried some of the Jobman padded pants, and to their credit the pads work great and the holster pockets are handy....but they are overbuilt I think. They are extremely heavy pants, and even on the cooler days are still very hot to wear.

I settled on the service pants from Jobman for a few years, and they've been fine, decent life, comfortable, and cut with a european fit so they aren't super baggy.

I really wanted to try out the 1620 utiity pants because they are apparently bomb proof, and all made in the USA....but they were out of my size, so I decided to give the Thrive pants a shot.

I'm hoping that they aren't as heavy/bulky as the padded Jobman pants, but still have enough protection for the day to day up and down. If I know I'm going to be kneeling for long periods of time I will probably still need strap on pads, but I bang my knee off stuff frequently while doing stupid things like snapping chalk lines or climbing scaffold.

What pants do you guys wear, what features do you like/dislike?

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Old 07-23-2020, 10:20 AM   #2
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I've gone to the Tractor Supply Carpenter pants.

They hold up well. Even crouching down I don't constantly need to pull them up to crouch down and not squish my raisins.

Hardly know I'm wearing them during the day.

Used to wear Wrangler jeans. I think I have worn jeans only once in the last year and a half since I started wearing them. Only because I missed laundry day.

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Don't call them pants if you're a marine or you'll regret it. They are trousers. Lol


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What are these pants things???...:

Haven't worn long pants in about a year and a half...
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I am still wearing these...

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I have two pair of those still folded up in my closet, with pads in them.

Aside from shrinking on me after I washed them a few times, they are just way too heavy.
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I have two pair of those still folded up in my closet, with pads in them.

Aside from shrinking on me after I washed them a few times, they are just way too heavy.
I never put pads in mine, and they've fit great...other than too warm for the hot part of my Michigan summers. Bummer
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I still wear carhartt. The cargo pants.

I hear you on the fit though. Anything other than the cargos, I’d have to gain 50 pounds for them to fit right.

Couple of my brothers have gone to Filson and they love them. Trying to convince me to try them.






Now my wife, I’m trying to convince her to just give them up completely.
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What are these pants things???...:

Haven't worn long pants in about a year and a half...
Not everyone can pull off the bathrobe and slippers look.
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Just so we're clear... we are talking about the things that cover your shins too?
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Love the Blakladers, but they are pricey. For my dollar I will stick with the Duluth stretchy carpenter pants with the knee pouch.
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We just got a Duluth Tradimg Company store nearby. Can't wait to check it out.

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I've been wearing the Riggs Ranger pants for a few years and really like them.

I used to wear Carhartt, and then wore Duluth carpenter for a while, but really like the fit and pockets of the Riggs.

The Duluth are arguably the most comfortable pants I've ever worn, but didn't really like the pockets that much, plus they don't last nearly as long as the Riggs.

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We just got a Duluth Tradimg Company store nearby. Can't wait to check it out.

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Love most of their stuff and especially their long tail, pocketed T-shirts.
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My Jobman Ultimate Pants with Kevlar knees are now almost 5 years old.

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Im a fan of Duluth's stuff, more comfortable than most carhartts for me
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Love most of their stuff and especially their long tail, pocketed T-shirts.
I have like 25 of the long tail t's...

I buy their cargo pants and have them made into shorts...

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I wear a traditional Scottish Kilt for carpentry work. No underwear. I can drop a duce in a five-gallon bucket without anyone being the wiser.

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I’ve been happy with these so far.

Light weight.

The pockets tend to rip out after a while or the pencil pocket will be destroyed if you snag a pencil on something.

The kneepads work great.


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