Work pants should be designed exceptionally well but also made to last.
If you work a physical job, you know all too well that while you’re at work, your clothing can go through an intense amount of strenuous activity. This requires pants that can stand up to the potential of rips, abrasion and offer you extra protection in the most important places.
With the physical aspects of work, you likely have repetitive motion in key areas like the knees and seat of your pants. Finding high-quality work pants is essential in preventing the untimely breakdown of a critical part of your protective clothing.
Let’s discover why work pants are so important, what makes them durable, and talk about our favorite Kitanica selections.
Why Are Work Pants Important?
Selecting the right work pants can feel like a challenge, but they can offer you much-needed protection. Not only should you be thinking about style and comfort, but your safety as well.
Even though most jobs aren’t extremely dangerous, there are still injuries that can occur at work, no matter the nature of the task. Every profession comes with its own risks and hazards. Here are just a few good reasons you should consider your work pants as a layer to help eliminate added risk.
What Makes Clothing Durable?
Not all clothes are created to last. So what makes clothes durable? If something is durable, it can stand wear and tear, time, and the elements. You want to purchase clothing that won’t easily wear and tear.
What factors should be considered when you are looking for durable work pants?
Construction of the Clothing
How a garment is constructed can tell you a lot about how long it may last. You can look at seam strength, for example. If you take a look at the seam, you may already be able to tell if it seems loose or if the thread strength is appropriate for the intended wearer.
If the seam appears loose, you can probably guess that it would be prone to easily pulling apart. You also want to seek out clothing that can withstand surface abrasion. This will prevent your clothes from looking worn or old. It will also reassure you that with repetitive motion, you won’t have to worry about certain areas–like the knees–wearing out faster than others.
Not only do you want to think about the material that will resist surface area abrasion and pilling on clothes, but you should also think about the hem. The last thing you want is hems that will easily fray and risk getting caught on anything while working.
You also have to consider how your work pants feel. If they check all your safety and durability boxes but feel like you’re wearing a canvas parachute, you probably aren’t going to want to wear them.
You should be able to find work pants that offer you superior quality and are extremely comfortable. Work is the last place you want to be uncomfortable. They need to be both durable and comfortable to pass the test.
Ease of Care
Not only do you want your pants to stand up to your workload, but you want them to stand up to your washing machine too. You want low maintenance, extremely durable, and comfortable pants--not only for work but at home too. Washing and drying is a pretty abusive process to your clothes and shortens their lifespan. Here’s a pro tip: Hang dry freshly washed clothes instead of machine drying them for extended durability.
Our Best Work Pants
Kitanica makes work pants for men of all occupations, hobbies, interests, shapes, and sizes. They check all the boxes and more. Here are our best work pants.
Stylish enough to wear anywhere, you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the hidden features these pants offer. The RSP will be your new favorite “uniform.” Created with durability and superior breathability in mind, they are made of cotton/nylon ripstop fabric.
They feature eight pockets, double layers of fabric at both the knees and seat, and pocket reinforcements in the corners to prevent knife clip wear. You will also find zippered and snapped cargo pockets, a flashlight/mag/cell sleeve, and top-mounted pen tubes.
Perfect for any terrain in any season, the Raider Pants are loaded with all of the features you would need in your work pants. These tactical pants feature 13 pockets, a double-layer seat and SuperFabric® knee reinforcement, side cargo pockets with retainer snaps, and lap pockets that offer access while you are in a seated position.
The Raider Pants are made of 50/50 cotton/nylon Ripstop. Have articulated knees, a wide stance, and feature seven belt loops to avoid sagging at your waistband. These pants were designed with your comfort in mind and to offer everything you may want or need in the ultimate tactical-work pants.
Few companies take as much pride in the construction of their clothing as Kitanica. We know how important it is to have durable clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. There are key areas that cannot be compromised when designing work pants: pockets, knees, and seats.
The bare necessities for great work pants include:
The way the pants are constructed. Truly sturdy work pants should have double-layered knees and seat area. They should also have heavy-duty reinforcement in pockets. You want your pants to have the ability to withstand not only normal wear and tear but also unexpected abrasion, tears, or rips.
- Comfort cannot be compromised in design. Your pants have to be able to move with your body and allow you a full range of motion for your hardest activities.
You don’t settle in any other area of your life. You shouldn’t have to settle for clothing that won’t last either. You need convenient access to essential items, extreme durability, comfort, and style.
Our work pants go the extra mile right along with you. They are built to last, made in the U.S., and crafted with domestically produced materials. If you’re looking for a brand you can count on through any job, terrain, or season, Kitanica won’t let you down.