For the 49'ers of the California Gold Rush and Spike Drivers on the Transcontinental Railroad heavy riveted canvas and denim trousers were state of the art. It was revolutionary when Levis Strauss filed his patent on them in 1873. The gold rush ended and the transcontinental railroad was completed, but fabric and clothing technology have continued to advance.
Today 4-way stretch fabrics with durable water repellent technology have become standard in outdoor and military applications. Their durability and performance have eclipsed cotton canvas as the F150 has passed up the horse and buggy.
The T2 WerkPant pant was engineered to usher in a new era of work pants.
We expect the old timers to be skeptical, and cling to their blue jeans for a while, but when the work needs to be done, and the weather is not cooperating, we're confident that those offered a better option will take it.
T2 WerkPants pants are detailed with our 'hooded' no-snag pen/knife pocket, thigh and hip stuff pockets with bonded zippers and riveted corners. They feature 4-way stretch fabric with a stain resistant DWR (durable water repellent) coating. We've also used the durable body fabric for the pocket bags...protecting your leg from sharp screws and other items in the pockets.
Note on T2 vs. T3 versions of our WerkPants:
T2 Fabric: T215 single layer unlined fabric with 4-way stretch. Uses DWR coating without waterproof membrane. T2 is a 3+ season pant ideal for all but the hottest and coldest days. Learn more in THE LAB T215.
T3 Fabric: bonded fleece lining with a waterproof breathable laminate. T3 is a very lightweight cool to cold weather pant.
4-way stretch fabric moves with you without added bulk.
DWR to repel stains, rain, snow & wind.
Articulated knees & gusseted crotch improve mobility and durability.
Double-stitch seams increase durability.
7 Pockets including no-snag pen & knife pockets and hip & thigh stash pockets.
Riveted pocket corners reinforce stress points.
Body fabric pocket bags protect your leg from sharp pocket contents.