Truewerk T1 Werkpant sets a new benchmark for warm-weather comfort
We connected with Truewerk when they first launched their game-changing workwear collection. For the most part, I really like what they're doing. But in great Florida, I need a heavy jacket and it happens to be day zero of the year. I wear hot clothes for at least part of 10 months of the year. So when I had the chance to try out the Truewerk T1 Werkpant during the dog days of summer, I couldn't be more excited.
- very comfortable
- Elastic tons
- Does not retain odor like polyester
- perfect fit
- Powerful Pocket Design
- no major disadvantages
I ordered my typical 36 waist x 34 length and the fit was just how I like it. The waists give in a bit, but they stay up (technically I'm 35W, but nobody actually does that). The straps make sure it doesn't go anywhere even when I fill my pockets.
The length is below my ankles and covers the top of my low top work boots nicely but not to my heels. The Truewerk T1 Werkpant really is the best fit of all the work pants I own.
Obviously, this varies from person to person. Waist and length measurements for men's clothing are in 2 inch increments and each brand seems to be a little different. Truewerk just seems to dial it in for me.
A pant style that's a bit like cargo pants, the Truewerk T1 Werkpant combines the looks of work pants and tactical/field pants. Essentially, the material was more of a pair of dress pants than jeans or khakis, but it was also distinctly a utilitarian look. If you're familiar with the stretchy yet durable hiker style, it's more like that.
Pockets on these pants aren't just an afterthought. It starts with the standard front and rear pockets. Both back pockets are equipped with zippers to secure items such as wallets. There is an additional shallow zip pocket just above the right front pocket where you might find a watch/coin pocket on jeans.
Moving down the left leg, you have a large pocket with a hook and loop closure. Inside is a fabric loop that you can use to clip items.
There is a 2-in-1 pocket system on the right leg. There is a medium sized open pocket that I like to use for my phone. Truewerk designs it as a pencil and knife case, but I prefer the EDC closer to the hip. Next to it is a side entry zippered pocket, which is a great place to keep your wallet if you want to keep it out of the way.
Each pocket bag uses weaving to protect you from any sharp objects that might try to poke through.
You have two color options – dark gray and sand. Both can be paired with any shirt or boot color you like.
Truewerk T1 Comfort Work Pants
I could say things like "these are the most comfortable work pants I've ever owned," but that's really not fair. When it comes to working in hot weather, the Truewerk T1 Werkpant is more like your first 5:00 beer.
Breathable, sweat-wicking, stretchy, lightweight and durable, they're more of an extension of you than a work piece you have to live with.
It doesn't matter if I'm standing, bending over, or biking to and from the office, they're very comfortable work pants. I don't know what more you can ask!
Truewerk used an 85% nylon/15% spandex blend material for these pants and you can definitely feel the difference between them and a denim or polyester blend.
In addition to durability, the material choice actually has an important benefit—smell. Polyester absorbs body odor because it absorbs the oils that make up body odor. I notice this every time I wear a polyester shirt, shorts or pants. Nylon and spandex don't retain these oils, so they won't retain odors after washing.
The Truewerk T1 Werkpant is almost entirely double stitched. Combined with the articulated knees, gusseted crotch section, pocket corner rivets, I don't have any durability issues.
Truewerk T1 Work Pants Prices
When Truewerk first launched, price was an obstacle for some. However, they seem to be closing the gap with other quality workwear. You can buy the Truewerk T1 Werkpant for $79 directly from their website, with free shipping if you spend $125 or more.
The pricing is in line with some of the better work pants you'll find at Carhartt or Duluth, but with exponentially more comfort.
the bottom line
If you are looking for a pair of extremely comfortable work pants, you must give the Truewerk T1 Werkpant a try. They are the most comfortable work pants I own, and their durability record is close to legendary.
They also make a great crossover pant for the outdoor enthusiast. I love them for hiking, kayaking, and fishing, as well as testing out the latest power tools and completing projects.
Truewerk T1 Work Pants Specifications
- Waist Size: 30 – 44
- Length Sizes: 30 – 36
- Material: 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex
- Color: dark gray or sand
- Pockets: 8
- Price: $79
Check out the Truewerk workwear collection here.