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  1. Delboybully
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    Delboybully Electrician's Arms

    I have been wearing scruffs work trousers. They have the additional 'flappy' pockets and knee pads holders where the knee pad slots in from the top.
    The problem is the scruffs trousers dont last very well. On one pair the stitching for a pocket has come apart and also the knee pad pocket wears out too quick.

    My wholesalers has some by another make which I can't remember who but at 60 quid a pair.

    Anyone got any recommendations
     
  2. Joshua
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    Joshua Steel Electrical Contractors Electrician's Arms

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  3. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    Lincs
    Snickers flex for me. Most comfortable trousers I've had and if they last as long as the normal snickers you will get years out of them.

    High upfront cost but not expensive when you work out your yearly cost.
     
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  4. Phil Thompson
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    Phil Thompson Let us light up your life! Electrician's Arms

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    I have tuff stuff ones, and recently got snickers. Definitely prefer the snickers, though 3x the price, they feel comfier, the pockets are better shaped, and the way the knee pads go in is a better design.
     
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  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    £9.99 cargo pants from ebay for me. they wear out, they get binned. a pair usually lasts me 3-4 months and they don't weigh me down.
     
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  6. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I've got one SITE heavy pair that keep falling down low even with a belt - must be my slender hips! I prefer no flappies but a tool belt/pouch instead.
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i have dewalt and apache. both keep sliding down round my hips. 4" of bum crack showing is not good. customer might think i'm a builder.
     
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  8. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Snickers rough wear, had a pair for two years now and still going strong. They also allow the floorlayers knee pads, so I'm good on my knees(cheeky).
     
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  9. Delboybully
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    Delboybully Electrician's Arms

    Snickers are the ones my wholesalers wants 60 quid for. If they last well I might try a pair
     
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  10. LeeH
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    There are many types in the snickers range.

    Look at snickers direct.
     
  11. Madocks
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    Madocks Active EF Member

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    My scruffs are holding well, 3 months old
     
  12. sparkdog
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    Dewalt for me, well made, thick material and last ages, for me anyway.
     
  13. gnselectricals
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    gnselectricals Electrician's Arms

    Snickers rough work are good heavy duty loads of pockets some zipped, bit heavy though. Have just had some 3/4 snickers flexi trousers which are a lot lighter but less pockets
     
  14. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    all this techno stuff about a bloody pair of strides. just go for what is comfortable, but make sure you buy the ones that come with 2 legs, unless you are long john silver.
     
  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    summer wear type.
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  16. DKenny
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    DKenny EF Member

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    Sports Direct - about £16.00 for a pair of Dunlop's. Got spaces for knee pads and pretty comfortable.
     
  17. grandfortune
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    grandfortune Solar Guru

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    cheaper the better, ive got a few dewalt pairs still going strong, but look worn and dirty even after a wash, but at £40 plus i cant justify buying three or four a year, i get the cheap ones now at £19, and change them every three or four months as i look better in my opinion.
     
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  18. Stspark
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    Stspark Regular EF Member

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    Snickers for me.. Dickies aren't bad either. Always found mammothworkwear good for work clothing and ppe
     
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  19. Stspark
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    Stspark Regular EF Member

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    Snickers for me.. Dickies aren't bad either. Always found mammothworkwear good for work clothing and ppe
     
  20. ashg285
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    ashg285 Regular EF Member

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    snickers duratwill are my choice had a couple of pairs over the years although pricey.I also purchased a pair of black dewalt trousers as a spare pair as they were only £20 in Costco Decent for the price
     
  21. sam400
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    sam400 Regular EF Member

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    Snickers flexi- work, most comfortable work trousers I've ever had!
    I don't might spending out on something I am wearing 50hrs a week for 2 years!
     
  22. stummish
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    stummish Electrician's Arms

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    Snickers rough work for me. I can't stand buying a cheap pair only for them to rip in under a year. I'll pay a bit more and get some more comfort, better designed pockets and durability.

    Plus you look smart in front if customers.
     
  23. einstein
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    einstein Active EF Member

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  24. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    CAT C172 trousers for me. They last well and look smart(ish)
     
  25. jeremy
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    jeremy Trusted Advisor

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    All my workwear is Engelbert Strauss. They have a very large range. Motion 20/20 trousers very comfortable, have 2 pairs of normal weight, 2 pairs of lightweight, and 2 pairs of shorts. They've lasted me 2 years. If you're doing a lot of work outside, I can recommend the Kastra mid boots. Waterproof and breathable, no more need for seperate summer and winter boots
     
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  26. Ryan O'Toole
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    Ryan O'Toole EF Member

    Dewalt pros had two pairs in the last four years and can't fault them had snickers before and they seemed to rip to easily no matter what range they were.
     
  27. partypest
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    partypest Electrician's Arms

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    Snickers for trousers and shorts. Yes, they are the most expensive, but their range of sizes means there's a comfortable fit for everyone, and that's worth paying for. They are also seriously tough and well made. I'm not a fan of their tops, but for your legs, treat yourself.
     
  28. jackhammerJIM
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    jackhammerJIM Regular EF Member

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    Snickers flexi work . They are expensive but are tough to damage . I have a pair for sale in the for sale section .
     
  29. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i find that the ones with 2 legs are the most useful.
     
  30. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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  31. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Thought most of you lot would have been on to CHAPS.....

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  32. ashg285
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    ashg285 Regular EF Member

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    think I'm gonna purchase some snickers ripstop pants next, look decent
     

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