As an Electrician, we are sure you find yourself working in some cramped, tight spaces. The issue with that is that there is no way you and your full belt is able to squeeze in there and get to work. Our suggestion, get some work pants that allow you to carry the right amount of tools you need and let you squeeze into any tight workspace.
Of course you probably have some sort of ‘’work pant’’ that you call a work pant because you wear them to work. However, do they actually work for you? What I mean is, are they not only a work pant but also a functional pant that keeps you comfortable and protected while working but also has the functionalities of carrying the right amount of tools you need on the job. Here’s where it gets difficult. There are multiple options out there, and how do you know which is best for you before you try them. Well… you don’t, but we can help with that. This is what you should consider when making a purchase decision.
FIT – You want a relaxed, loose fit that allows you to move around and work with ease.
COMFORT – If you are wearing these 8 to 9 hours a day, you need to make sure you are comfortable in these pants. Of course, choosing the right fit and size comes hand in hand.
MATERIAL – Get something 100% cotton or a cotton-poly blend. This will give you the comfort you need and durability you should get from a work pant. Machine wash is essential! Ain’t nobody got time for that! If it has some reinforced material that’s a plus, and will help with tears and frays you don’t want.
PRICE – Of course price is important you don’t want to overpay, but you also don’t want to underpay. A 30$ pant is only going to get you so far. If you are wearing these everyday all day, you need a pant that will be able to endure that amount of work. Usually, a higher price will mean higher quality, but not always, so make sure you shop around.
ACCESSORIES – Here is where you look at its functionality. Look for loops, pocket accessories, knee pad inserts. You need just the right amount of accessories to allow you to work smarter and quicker.