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Men's work pants made with CORDURA® fabric for uninhibited movement and unmatched durability.

Built to move, these men's work pants are as rugged as they come. They're made of stretch ripstop with reinforced cargo pockets and double-fronts. Articulated knees allow you to squat down comfortably, and a zip pocket on the leg keeps your phone secure.
  • 10-ounce, 73% cotton/24% CORDURA®/3% spandex ripstop
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Sits at the waist
  • Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with room to move
  • Comfort flex waistband
  • CORDURA®-reinforced front ledge pockets
  • Flex CORDURA® top full capacity back pockets
  • CORDURA® utility loop
  • Flex CORDURA® comfortable gusseted crotch
  • Flex CORDURA® top-loading secure knee pad pockets with cleanout openings
  • Fully articulated knee with flat back seam
  • Model height: 6'2"; Chest size: 40.5"; Wearing size 32 x 32
Compatible with the Carhartt Knee Pad
103193
  • Imported

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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Wash and dry inside out. Machine wash warm like colors. Use only non-chl orine bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not use fabric softeners. Do Not Iron.
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Rugged Flex® Steel Cargo Pant

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Relaxed Fit

Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with room to move

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Rugged Flex®

Carhartt Rugged Flex® technology moves and stretches with you throughout the day so that whatever you're doing, it's easier to do.

Rugged Flex® garments must meet the Carhartt's defined standards for stretch, recovery, and durability, so when you put on a Rugged Flex® garment, you know it won't let you down. You'll find Rugged Flex® in shorts, shirts, pants, jackets, and boots because you need gear that helps you move, not gear that holds you back.
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CORDURA® FABRIC
Cutting-edge CORDURA fabrics deliver a layer of battle-tested toughness and protection.

CORDURA® fabrics are engineered to deliver battle-tested toughness with best-in-class abrasion and tear resistance. Durability at work.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
Men's work pants made with CORDURA® fabric for uninhibited movement and unmatched durability.
Built to move, these men's work pants are as rugged as they come. They're made of stretch ripstop with reinforced cargo pockets and double-fronts. Articulated knees allow you to squat down comfortably, and a zip pocket on the leg keeps your phone secure.
  • 10-ounce, 73% cotton/24% CORDURA®/3% spandex ripstop
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Sits at the waist
  • Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with room to move
  • Comfort flex waistband
  • CORDURA®-reinforced front ledge pockets
  • Flex CORDURA® top full capacity back pockets
  • CORDURA® utility loop
  • Flex CORDURA® comfortable gusseted crotch
  • Flex CORDURA® top-loading secure knee pad pockets with cleanout openings
  • Fully articulated knee with flat back seam
  • Model height: 6'2"; Chest size: 40.5"; Wearing size 32 x 32
Compatible with the Carhartt Knee Pad
103193
  • Imported
OUR COMMITMENT

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

Contact Us

PRODUCT CARE

Wash and dry inside out. Machine wash warm like colors. Use only non-chl orine bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not use fabric softeners. Do Not Iron.

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Hands down the toughest and most comfortable work pants I have used in my 35 years in construction . The knee pads are another plus. I highly recommend this product.
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November 23, 2020
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3 weeks ago
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Excellent product!
November 22, 2020
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WOW GRAPE
love these pants so durable and the knee pad compatibility is a great touch
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November 19, 2020
San Jose, CA
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25-34
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Male
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It’s a quality work pant.
I think they will be top notch in durability.
And they look good.
November 18, 2020
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1 month ago
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These pants along with the Shoreline Jacket and the discontinued Avondale 3 season sweatshirt, could be sold in Cahartt WIP... The color, fit, durability, style are all top notch.
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November 17, 2020
NY, NY
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1 month ago
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big fan of cargo pants
took me a long time to find a series of cargo pants that have a style, comfort and functionality that can durably handle and last in my daily/yearly life. they are stylish yet can handle hard work. little bit costly but well worth the price you will not regret anything about these pants other than not buying more at once.
November 15, 2020
grand rapids, MI
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More olive in color
Bought as motorcycle pants. Knee pads fit well. Color more olive than it appears on website.
November 12, 2020
Saline , MI
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1 month ago
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Great pants
Very satisfied with the quality of the pants.
November 8, 2020
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This pair true to size fit well can’t change runs small
So far so good, I can tell they are Built tough. Love pockets, fit and fact they are thick. Washed up good first time. Like knee pad option. I just switched brands from another company. Too flimsy and wore out pretty quick. Make it right and I’ll never switch. Also had problem with order from Cartthart and CS corrected asap. Very impressed. If they last you’ll have customer for life.
November 7, 2020
Lebanon , TN
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1 month ago
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Very well built! I love all the reinforced areas that the regular cargo pants don't have. Very cool side pockets.
November 7, 2020
Kansas City , MO
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Male
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Will these pants be good in colder weather?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I wore these pants regularly in the winter with no issues. The pants offer the same or a bit more protection than jeans. If you are planning to wear these for a prolonged period in colder weather, you will need additional layers.
Do the knees have the cordura fabric on the outside of pants?
Kimberly B on Sep 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes
What type of closure for the cargo pocket flaps? Snaps or hook and loop? Thanks.
A shopper on Sep 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The pockets will have a snap closure.
There is limited quantity left. When will there be more in stock?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we will be receiving more stock in both colors.
Hello wanted to ask these pants I’m asking about have a the same color throughout the pants and no one party with another color?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will be only one color.
also would be great to offer these without hammer loop?
Ken M on May 25, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your feedback and will forward your suggestion to our Product Design Team for future consideration.
What color thread should I buy to match tarmac?
S I on May 22, 2020
Do these pants have a zipper fly with the button closure?
Paul W on Mar 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This style will have a zipper closure.
Do knee pads work with these?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The largest size knee pad fills the insert, the others will move around on you which is annoying. I got the Medium but ended up buying the larger ones because they move around so much, but the larger ones do not, and they are very comfortable. It is okay that you get the large as it conforms to the contour of your knee. Best pants/pads combo I ever had.
Are there any plans to make this pant as well as the other "steel" pants in 31x34? I really want to try them but sometimes your size 32s are actually 33s and therefore your 31s actually fit me instead.
A shopper on Jan 26, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your feedback and will forward your suggestion to our Product Design Team for future consideration.
How many belt loops on a 31 waist?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A size 31 will have 5 belt loops.
How much do they shrink?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Minimal shrinking but they are snug form fitting to begin with so i recommend getting a size larger. Very rugged pants witn plenty of flex and ease of movement. Like i said i have large muscular legs and wished they were just a little looser but buying next size up solved that problem
Do the pants have a gusset crouch?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I believe they do. What turned me against them was the legs were too tight. Gusset or no gusset I could not lift my legs in them without a good deal of resistance. Limited range of motion. Put them on and try lifting your knee up so your thigh is parallel to the floor.
When will you have this available in size 30x34? I know I'm not the only taller skinny guy out there! I really would like to try these.
Matthew S on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We are sorry, we do not manufacture a 30x34 in this style.
Is Carhartt discontinuing the manufacturing of 31x34 for Mens' pants?
Anthony on Aug 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We do not offer size 31x34 in all of our men's pant styles. However, we do offer this size in 33 men's pant and jean styles. Here are a few style number, 102291, 102802, 102517, 103574, 102812, 103365, 101148, B342, B151, and B159.
When will 31x34 be in stock again? I hope this style hasn't been discontinued!
Anthony on Aug 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We do not manufacture this style in 31x34.
will these eventually come in big and tall sizes? 52x30 in black would change my life.
A shopper on Apr 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any immediate plans for larger sizes in this style, however we are happy to forward a sizing suggestion to our Product Design.
What’s up with the limited color selection in your steel line? Have you ever worked outside in black?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate your feedback and will forward your suggestion to our Product Design Team for future consideration.
Do the cargo pockets have Velcro or snaps on them? If not are they like the pockets on the force flex extreme cargo pants?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The cargo pockets have snaps on them that are visually hidden under outer fabric. The pockets with snaps hold down good, look nice and don't snag on stuff when you're working.
Will other colors be offered?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are expecting to come out with Black for Fall 2019. We have forwarded this as a suggestion to our product team.
are these true to size? do they fit like the relaxed pants or the ripstip pants?
Ahmad K on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: True to size. The fit is closer to the relaxed pants than the ripstop pants, but the inclusion of the spandex makes them hug closer to the legs, but without discomfort. They're tough, technical pants, unlike any other pants I've tried from Carhartt. I only wish they came in more colors. Highly recommended.
Why don't you offer shorter inseam lengths? I would like to see 29 or even 28 inch inseams.
A shopper on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do offer shorter inseam lengths in some styles. The Full Swing Steel Cargo Pant is new and we have limited sizing options at this time. We have forwarded a sizing suggestion to our Product Design.