Quick Take Review

Looking for a heavy-duty work pant? Something to substitute for Carhartt dungarees? Well, the Duluth Trading Company Fire Hose Pants might just be the ticket. These heavy weights are designed to take a beating, and keep on taking it day in and day out.

The Fire Hose pants mean serious business and they pack in the features. The 11.5 ounce cotton canvas is tightly woven and wears like iron. No fewer than eight pockets surround the pant. There are the usual front slash pockets and two rears. Duluth adds two thigh pockets, a pencil keeper, hammer loop and more.

Material: 100% cotton
Weight: 2 lb, 3 oz

“Plumber’s Butt Fixed” is one of the company’s marketing slogans. And with that in mind, you can imagine the fit of the Fire Hose pants. These are not your low-riding fashion jeans, no sir. The waist is very high and definitely fulfills the slogan’s promise. Legs are wide too with no taper to the ankle leaving plenty of room for a tall work boot. I found them comfortable and easy to wear.

We put the Fire Hose pants to work and found them to be extremely rugged. The fabric is treated with a stain and water repellent. It showed its stuff in heavy downpours in Northern California. The fabric absorbed virtually no water. The fabric also held up to all kinds of abuse in an average workday.

So what did we think of the Duluth Trading Company Fire Hose Pants? We liked them. They’re a rock solid work pant that performs as promised. At more than two pounds per pair, however, I wouldn’t be packing them into the backcountry. But for working almost anywhere else, the Fire Hose gets the job done.

Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Duluth Trading and FAME for providing product for this review.