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A Look at Carhartt’s Bestselling Jeans

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Carhartt started making bib overalls for railroad workers in 1889. Since then, the company has remained dedicated to making durable and affordable workwear.

Over the last 130 years, Carhartt has added a few technologies and styles. Here, we give you the rundown on the brand’s most popular pants.

These bestsellers are all priced from $45 to $50 and are ready for whatever adventure you take them on.

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Most Popular Rugged Flex Carhartt Pants

Most of these pants include Carhartt’s Rugged Flex technology. Using the four-way-stretch fabric, these pants offer some give in key areas. They’re designed to move with you when needed and help protect the pants from excessive wear and tear.

Rugged Flex Relaxed Straight Jean

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Long work shifts or all-day wear, these midweight jeans are built to last. The abrasion-resistant denim incorporates some polyester (and even a touch of spandex denim) for the stretch. Of course, the relaxed fit provides room in the seat and legs, so you might not notice the stretch until you bend or kneel. These straight jeans will blend in anywhere after work too.

Shop the Relaxed Straight Jean

Rugged Flex Utility Double Front Jean

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These double-front jeans are for rugged conditions that require getting on the ground. They’re made from heavyweight 15-ounce cotton and include a bit of stretch. The work-minded design includes sewn-on-seam belt loops, reinforced back pockets, and several utility pockets for keeping tools within reach.

The double-layered knees are designed to withstand more wear and accommodate knee pads. Carhartt makes its own knee pads with a honeycombed pattern for flexibility and durability. The brand says they will last as long as the pants and can even stay in the jeans through washing and drying.

Shop the Utility Double Front Jean

Rugged Flex Relaxed Fit Boot-Cut Jean

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Simply put, these are a boot-cut version of the relaxed straight fit. They use the same stretch tech and relaxed fit through the thighs and seat yet add more room for those work boots at the bottom.

Shop the Relaxed Fit Boot-Cut Jean


Rugged Flex Relaxed Fit Five Pocket Jean

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These are heavy-duty jeans for those who carry a hammer or other essential tools for work. Specifically, these have a left leg hammer loop and a utility pocket and loop on the right leg. These five-pocket jeans have a relaxed fit and a slight stretch for ease of movement.

Shop the Utility Five Pocket Jean

Rugged Flex Relaxed Fit Utility Logger Jeans


A different style of double-front jeans, the Loggers have six buttons for wearing with suspenders. These are roomy up top and taper to a straight leg opening.

Shop the Utility Logger Jeans

Non-Denim Work Pant

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Just because you’re not scraping your pants against hazards regularly doesn’t mean you aren’t working hard. These midweight (8-ounce) cotton pants mix in stretch canvas for mobility and come in a variety of colors for wear around an office or town. They have standard jean pockets and add a secure thigh pocket for a phone or EDC knife.

Shop the Non-Denim Work Pant

Of course, Carhartt is still known for its classic bibs and coveralls as well as canvas work pants. Check out more styles and colors to find the pair that works best for you.

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This article is sponsored by Carhartt. Check out the brand’s denim and canvas pants and other apparel here.

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