I'm a big fan of the Carhartt bib overalls for most jobs in the garage or garden, but I know that not everybody gets on with them as well as I do.
With that in mind we thought we'd bring in some Carhartt workwear trousers. My initial reaction was positive and having worn them a lot, they have now become a firm favourite in addition to the Carrhartt bib overalls.
Fabric: They are made from the same Duck cotton as the bib overalls so they are brilliantly durable.
Fit is good and they appear to be coming up true to a normal jean waist size.
What you'll notice about them is pockets, but not ridiculously large cargo pockets where everything gets lost. Just well designed and thought out pockets to keep your tools to hand. The pockets are also lined with Cordura for extra durability.
The pouch pocket on the waistband is removable if that's too much pocket for you!
The knee are double thickness with a Cordura/nylon outer, again for better durability. They also feature a pocket for knee pads to be inserted. The double knee are particularly important when wearing these for trousers for workwear.
Available in Carhartt Brown.
Sizing for women (written by Lou): These Carhartt Workwear Trousers are designed to be a men's fit. We brought in some smaller waist sizes to see how they'd work for women. I've tried them and I'm gutted that they don't work for my body shape. However we have had women buy (and like) these workwear trousers as they are a slightly longer leg length to the Crawford bib overalls. Basically it depends entirely on your hip shape - if your waist/hip ratio is similar (i.e. you don't have significantly wider hips than your waist) then that's great news and they could work for you and you just need to buy your normal waist size. However, I'm a size 10/12 with hips, so I'd need to wear the 32 inch waist to get them to fit comfortably - which I'd need to cinch in with a belt. We'll do some more testing but if you're a woman looking at these trousers and would like more information/to chat through sizing, do just get in contact to discuss fit.
Different leg or waist lengths: We can do custom orders if we don't have the size you want in stock - just get in touch.