Carhartt Unlined Duck Bib Overalls for Men
You gotta try these
I bought a pair of these in 2006 to wear working outside in the cool weather. I just bought my second pair, and I'll buy another pair next fall.
The work that I do involves a lot of crouching down and kneeling and getting dirty outside.
Nothing else even comes close. These are so much better suited for this kind of work than ordinary work pants. They do not cramp one's style at all the way pants do.
One observation, the salesman at my local retailer talked me into buying a much larger waist size (42# than my regular waist size #38). I'm glad that he did. The larger size fits comfortably loose but not too loose. That's what the shoulder straps are for, right? The Carhartt "true fit" gizmo seems to advise a person to buy this product sized the same as one's regular pant size. I won't be doing that... so I rated a four-star for fit but really, I got a good fit just by taking some good advice.
Carhartt, please make this product in a lightweight, light-colored ripstop fabric. I'll cheerfully buy and wear them at work when it gets hot again.
December 28, 2014
I purchased this bib 8 months ago and it has been well worth the money. The bib is of very durable construction and has stood up to the grind of my job. The knees are double lined which is great because I have to crawl around a lot. The straps and buttons are also durable and have stood up to tearing and pulling.
Unfortunately, when I washed the bib it shrank a bit and now I look like I have highwaters on. Not a problem when I'm wearing workboots, but it gets annoying when I have shoes on.
I would recommend getting a size or two larger so as to fit over jeans, pants, shorts, etc.
Great product and I will definitely get another pair when these are destroyed. Might be a few years though!
October 28, 2011
Holds up where the rest fell apart.
Over the course of a two month job, I destroyed about a half a dozen pairs of jeans. A coworker suggested ordering something from Carhartt. These were actually cheaper than any of those jeans I destroyed and have been holding up for several months now. I haven't managed a single rip.
They are extremely comfortable the first time you put them on, and only get better as you break them in.
The knee pad insert slot is great if you get some pads to put in there. So much more comfortable than traditional knee pads. With nothing wrapped around your leg, you hardly notice they're there until you need them.
If you're sick of buying new pairs of jeans every week like I was, you won't regret picking a pair of these up.
April 30, 2009
Waist Adjustment Sizing, Etc.
Please consider adjustment of upper waist sizing buttons. Ordering Instructions for proper fit are fine, except for top set of buttons. Unless you're skinny "with no chest", the top set of buttons are a tight fit (while the lower waist buttons are perfect). I'm not a body builder, but I'd prefer not to increase the overall bib sizing and suffer from baggy butt syndrome. One other "sticky" point is the shoulder strap "hooks". They work fine, but they get caught in my ZZ Top length beard. The old button style are more beard friendly.
April 17, 2014