Blaklader Bantam Workpants
Issue: Issue 298
Posted Date: 4/3/2012
Blaklader, a company that has been making workwear in Sweden since 1959, now has U.S. offerings, including the Bantam utility workpants
. They include exterior utility pockets and built-in pockets for the insertion of kneepads (without the use of straps). The pockets and knees of the pants are reinforced with Cordura®, an abrasion-resistant synthetic textile usually used on backpack straps. An extra-long tool pocket is sized to fit a hammer, and is disconnected from the pants on the bottom to allow it to swing when you're kneeling. For increased durability, there are raised stitching on the pockets and triple-stitched seams throughout the pants. The Blaklader Bantam utility workpants sell for around $60.