With brands now creating trendier work pants, it’s become more challenging to determine what is hard and tough from what is light and weak. Fortunately for you, some brands such as Hard Yakka, King Gee & Jet Pilot Workwear are all devoted to bringing Australian tradies the strongest work pants on the market.
Hard Yakka has been producing workwear for hard working Australian’s since the company was founded in Victoria in the 1930s. The Hard Yakka brand has become synonymous with quality, toughness and durability, and has so for almost 90 years. That’s why whenever people come to us about work pants one of our first options is Hard Yakka.
In the other hand, we have King Gee! Another high-quality option for good quality workwear. Established out of Sydney in 1926, King Gee has always been known for creating premium workwear that ensures comfort, durability and functionality. King Gee work pants enable you to work at your best in most conditions. They are an industry leader and for good reason.
So, in no particular order. Here are how 5 best work pants for men.
The Hard Yakka 3056 range has been designed with functional workwear practicality. As far as work pants go, these are some of the best and we have rarely heard anything bad about them. Their stretch canvas fabric featured in the pants offer high durability and toughness to their wearers. The stretch canvas in the cargo pants also gives wearers more comfort and freedom of movement.
As a tradie, you know how important it is to have high movability when on the job. And, work pants that are tight and uncomfortable make for poor working conditions. Hard Yakka, whilst implementing that high freedom of movement into their work pants, have also made them extremely durable by implementing double layered knees, tough metal zippers and high-quality tack buttons.
If you’re after the “perfect” men’s work pant, then you really don’t need to look much further then the Hard Yakka 3056’s.
The Hard Yakka Legends Pants are another great option from the Yakka range. Tradies have relied on these work pants for many years! They are built to be tough and comfortable, making them an extremely reliable work pant.
These work pants have been reinforced in multiple high abrasion zones to ensure that toughness that tradies need. They include front internal pocket bags, back hip pockets, ruler and cargo pockets. When taking durability into consideration with your work pants, these are an extremely good option. The triple stitched inleg, front and back crotch prevents that tearing which is common in other work pants.
If you’re regularly on your knees when working, then these are going to be one of your best options. The knees have been reinforced with Cordura, creating that extra protection which you need. These work pants also have the option to insert knee pads, again making them one of the better options for those trades such as Carpet Laying, Building, Construction etc.
Now, we’ve spoken a lot about how tough these work pants are… but not so much about how comfortable they are! The Yakka Legends have a relaxed fit with an articulated shape. This means the pants move with you and fit the shape of your body. So, although they don’t have that high level of stretch seen in the 3056 work pants, they are still an extremely comfortable option that’s a little bit tougher.
The King Gee Tradies range offers functional workwear with a fashionable edge, catering to a wide variety of working conditions. With built-in stretch, they provide comfort and freedom of movement and are engineered to fit and move with you. Whilst they offer this level of comfortability, they are also extremely tough.
These work pants are bar tacked and riveted at major stress points to ensure you can tonnes of wear out of them. Now, you’re probably reading this article and noticing a heap of trends between all these work pants. However, this is only because these brands truly understand what Australian Tradies need out of their gear.
These KingGee Tradies pants are a little bit different from the rest though. Having that elastic hem allows them to stay tucked into your boots (if that’s what you want) and, they are a little bit more on the stylish side whilst still bringing that high level of strength you need.
The narrow tradie pant ensures you look great with a fashion-inspired design, multifunctional pockets built to help you perform at work and ultra-lightweight fabric to ensure you are comfortable all day long.
As far as work pants go these are also a very reliable workwear item. The cotton drill construction makes them a tough work pant and having a 190-gsm weight rating makes them a lighter option! These are a very standard pair of work pants with nothing major that separates them from other market players. But, that’s also what makes them perfect!
They have a stock standard look with everything you want and need from your work pants. And, they have 12 pockets which are also a pretty awesome feature. The only downside to these (which isn’t necessarily a downside) is they are narrow fitting, so they aren’t going to fit every tradie’s shape… sorry dad bods!!
Jet Pilot Workwear is the new guy on the block! However, they have come into the market with a real punch! Bringing tradies work pants that are functional and look good. We’ve even had some people say that they look too good to wear while working! The Jet Pilot Fueled Cuffed Work Pant is definitely another great option!
Having articulated knees, elasticated cuffs and a 100% stretch fabrication, these work pants have been designed to suit most trades. Reinforced knees and pockets are another nice addition that makes these work pants a bit more durable. Like Hard Yakka, Jet Pilot has implemented Bar-Tacks at stress points to resist pesky rips and tears.
Another thing to note about Jet Pilot’s work pants is that they are very well engineered. When Jet Pilot was first bringing their workwear range onto the market, they had a team of tradies assist in the design process. So, they really do pack a lot of those essential tradie needs into these work pants, alongside those more intricate details that take them to the next level.
This all comes into the way the pocket shapes are designed. These work pants have a custom side entry pocket shape for clip applications, allowing tradies to easily clip their tools right onto their work pants. Other things such as phone pockets to fit heavy duty phone cases in and an internal waist drawcord are some of those little extras that make these work pants so great!
Check out the video below to see how Jet Pilot have constructed some top quality work pants!
We really like these Jet Pilot work pants, and so do many of our customers. If you’re after work pants that have a more ‘casual’ look then we will almost always recommend a pair of these!