December 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm #231370
Are Blaklader Pants Sturdier Than Carhartt Pants
I have to thank Be The Pro for introducing me to Blaklader clothing’s work pants. When I had first seen people talking about these work pants I got pretty excited because they came very highly reviewed. I knew that they were available on the rewards list for 50,000 points but I was nowhere near this level, so I decided to go out and buy a pair. Sourcing a pair of work pants for men near me was very easy, just a matter of going to the store locater on their website and finding the nearest local retailer.
The pair that I opted to get was the heavy worker pant, advertised as a Swedish work pant made in Sri Lanka. On the Blaklader website they advertise these as their best selling mens work pants in Canada so I figured I could not go wrong with these. My first impressions when put these pants on is that they are indeed very tough. I’ve heard that the fabric is the same as Carhartt pants uses, but to me it feels a little bit lighter. I don’t mind the lighter fabric though because overall they still feel a bit more heavy duty than the Carhartt work pants double knees I’m used to wearing. I really like the fabric on the knees it is very tough and stretches when you bend down.
Blaklader Work Pants Pockets – A Big Plus
The fold out utility pockets are a nice touch; I could easily see them replacing a tool belt for a lot of people out there. If you’re like me and don’t use these pockets a whole lot, they can be tucked into the front pockets to make them disappear. The side pockets are my favorite and probably most used pockets on work pants. On the right side is a nice long and wide pocket that you can easily fit your hand into if you need to grab something from the bottom. I like to use that pocket for holding my torpedo level which works great with the pocket size/shape. On the left side you have more of a square pocket closed by a button, with a smaller knife-sized pocket on the front of it. I like to stick my phone in that pocket because I have a massive phone and it’s kind of awkward to put in any of the other pockets. The back pockets are pretty typical with flaps and snap buttons to keep them closed.
Blaklader work pants – a few issues
The only real issue that I have with these work pants is the quality of the hardware. Within a week of having these pants I had a button come apart from where it was riveted on the side pocket. I do open and close this pocket a lot because it is where I keep my phone, but there is no reason it should be breaking after a week. The top button to close the pants feels kind of flimsy. I just wish they would put nicer finishing touches on a very well built pair of pants. Some people say they can get a couple of years of wear out of these pants but I guess only time will tell.
I will be exchanging this pair with another because of the issue with the button. After I get the new pair I will post an update with how they are holding up.December 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm #231384utopia78ProToronto, ON
Great review on the Blaklader’s. I actually like this style since you have shown it on the forum. They really are a tough pair of pants. Probably the Cordura fabric
A Working Pro since 2004December 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm #231409jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INDecember 10, 2014 at 1:49 am #231470
Breathes very well it’s a very nice feeling fabricDecember 10, 2014 at 1:59 am #231472AnonymousInactive
Super nice review, Geez what a shame about the hardware. Hopefully the next pair won’t do that, How was the fit? Normal to any regular jean sizes?December 10, 2014 at 5:06 am #231505theamcguyProFayetteville, NC
Nice review Thank you for posting.
Fayetteville, NCDecember 10, 2014 at 5:50 am #231533
Super nice review, Geez what a shame about the hardware. Hopefully the next pair won’t do that, How was the fit? Normal to any regular jean sizes?
The waist size is same as my usual pant size. I had to go shorter for the length though. I would definitely recommend trying them on before you buy them.December 10, 2014 at 5:54 am #231535ProTomProBear Lake, MI
Thanks for the review. I have been considering a pair for a while now.
Always learning, and some teaching along the way.December 10, 2014 at 7:34 am #231587supimeisterPro
Did these come with kneepads by chance? If so, what did you think about them?
Sounds like they are some solid pants but that issue with the button happening so quickly is a bummer. I imagine they will take care of it for you no problem.
John SDecember 10, 2014 at 7:44 am #231599
They did not come with the knee pads but I will be getting a pair.December 10, 2014 at 9:03 am #231625NyxProPittsburgh, PA
great review and pictures!December 10, 2014 at 9:16 am #231634TonyGProColorado Springs, CO
thanks for the review and the pictures!December 10, 2014 at 9:19 am #231637jstareProLangley, BC
Great review, I am seriously considering these for next pair of work pants. Thanks for the info.December 10, 2014 at 9:46 am #231651
Hey thanks for the positive feedback guys, they really are great pantsDecember 10, 2014 at 10:02 am #231677jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INDecember 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm #231936SiberianPro
Sure your not a salesman for them? jk It is a good review.December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm #232477stakerPro
Thanks for the great review.December 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm #232489
Hey no problemDecember 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm #232627supimeisterPro
Can anyone offer a comparison between these pants and the more lightweight options Blaklader offers?
I cannot, but I will say that the Brawny work pants are also pretty thick material and not particularly lightweight. Several guys here have a pair of these I believe:
John SDecember 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm #234144asevereidProKamloops, BC
I’ve got the Heavy Worker in black coming my way soon enough, and I hope they’re as good as everyone says they are, because then I’ll get a couple more.
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