Milwaukee Tool has announced a new line of Heavy Duty Flex Work Pants, designed with comfort, mobility, and durability in mind.
The new Milwaukee work pants feature a “FREEFLEX” fabric that has a broken-in feel to prevent stiffness and discomfort. FREEFLEX is a 10oz weight fabric made from a lightweight cotton/poly/spandex blend, and also has a brushed lining fabric for “next to skin feel.”
The pants feature a “unique crotch gusset” for range of motion and built-in stretch that Milwaukee says delivers “unrestricted mobility on the jobsite.”
Milwaukee says that their new work pants are up to 3X more durable against comparable work pants. They also feature triple-stitched seams along higher stress areas where failure is more likely to happen.
In addition to typical front and rear pockets, the Milwaukee work pants also feature special tool pockets for easy access.
The front pockets have a fold-back design to increase tear resistance and prevent holes. There is a lower rear side pocket to fit hand tools, and a upper front side pocket that’s sized for smaller tools with pocket or belt clips.
The tool pockets do appear to be well-placed for convenient hand tool access.
From the product images, it appears that you only get the tool special pockets on the right side. At this time there’s no word as to whether a lefty version of these pants will also be available, but right-side special pockets tend to be standard. From the images, you also get extra-large and presumably highly tear-resistant belt loops.
Milwaukee adds that the pants are designed with a straight and regular fit.
Colors and Sizes
The pants are available with waist sizes from 30 to 40, and 30, 32, and 34″ lengths.
There are two color options, as shown in the images above, gray and khaki.
- Heavy Duty Flex Work Pants – Gray
- SKU: 701G-XXYY
- Price: $49.97
- Heavy Duty Flex Work Pants – Khaki
- SKU: 701K-XXYY
- Price: $49.97
- Waist (XX): 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40
- Length (YY) 30, 32, 34
The SKU is easy to decipher. For the flex work pants in gray, with say 36-32 sizing, that would be 701G-3632.
Milwaukee recommends that users size up if their measurements fall between sizes.
- Lightweight, broken-in fabric
- Triple-stitched high wear zones
- (2) dedicated durable clip-on tool locations
- 10 oz fabric weight
- Durable and wide belt loops
- Duraflex button
- FREEFLEX knee-to-knee crotch gusset for motion
- Pockets built to work – fold-over stitching to prevent holes
- 68% cotton, 30.5% polyester, 1.5% spandex
- Brushed interior fabric
- (6) total pockets – 2 front, 2 rear, right leg tool pocket, small front utility pocket
- Sculpted rear hem
- YKK zipper
Launching: August 2021
Surprisingly, the pricing seems to be on-par with competing work pants from Carhartt and other popular work pants brands.
Frankly, the pants look compelling, and I especially like the pocket configurations. I’d give them a try.
Lastly, props to Milwaukee’s product photographers and workwear models. Some of these angles can’t be comfortable to capture for anyone involved.