Does anyone here have any experience with the Fire Hose Work Pants offered by the Duluth Trading Company (http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-pants/work-pants-for-men/92204.aspx)? I noticed the pants while flipping through a catalog, and am curious to hear some from someone with first hand experience. I'm tempted to order a pair, but at that price I'm having a hard time finding the justification. I suppose if they really out last three or four pair of other pants they would pay for themselves, but I don't know if that claim can be believed or not.
Their gurantee is pretty good:
"WE DARE YOU TO WEAR 'EM OUT" GUARANTEE
If your Duluth Trading Fire Hose Work Pants ever let you down, fray, tear, rip or give out, send them back to us. No questions asked, we’ll send you a brand spankin’ new pair, and the shipping’s on us.
A lot of things come out of nowhere, so look everywhere.
They EASILY outlast 4 pairs of jeans bought today. They last at least twice as long modern Carhartts--the fabric itself isn't that much better than Carhartt duck, but the stitching and the cut is. Not only is the gussetted crotch more roomy, it lasts longer because the seam isn't right where all the stress of moving is.
I also like their jackets--there are enough pockets to hold all your handtools for gardening and fixing fence at the same time.
It is usually easy to find jackets cheap in their clearance section--maybe the wrong color or just end of season. Getting a deal on their pants is a lot tougher.
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