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For blue collar people out there, has anyone found anything better than Carhartt gear? it is pretty much all I buy now, but Im needing a new pair of biberalls this winter and they are just so gall dang expensive. Only thing Ive ever had go bad was the zipper on jeans once.(blew out when I got tackled) and they replaced those for free.

Like I said, I swear by their stuff because its always had the best quality to me compared to others. But Im tight budgeted now, and if I can get a pair of bibs w/out paying $100+ it would be awesome. As long as they last

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I've got a cabelas brand coat that seems to be nearly identical to carhartt and its holding up well.
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How is it pricewise and what all has it been through
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For blue collar people out there, has anyone found anything better than Carhartt gear? it is pretty much all I buy now, but Im needing a new pair of biberalls this winter and they are just so gall dang expensive. Only thing Ive ever had go bad was the zipper on jeans once.(blew out when I got tackled) and they replaced those for free.

Like I said, I swear by their stuff because its always had the best quality to me compared to others. But Im tight budgeted now, and if I can get a pair of bibs w/out paying $100+ it would be awesome. As long as they last

Anybody had good experiences with other brands?
Can you repeat that in english instead of Wiscanadian?
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For blue collar people out there, has anyone found anything better than Carhartt gear?
You don't trust the word of a white collar man?
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Can you repeat that in english instead of Wiscanadian?
Which part didnt you understand and Ill translate

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You don't trust the word of a white collar man?
Only if the white colllar man has put it through the wringer
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The only one ive had thats come even CLOSE was Walls. Work 'N Gear is alright...but after i got my Carhartt i havent looked back..
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Re: Carhartt

Yeah, the Walls stuff is pretty good for the $$$. I've got a pair of the insulated bibs and they've been pretty durable, but I only wore them regularly for a couple of years. I haven't been working outside for the last few years so I didn't get to put as much wear on them as my previous Carhartt bibs. I did actually like the Carhartts better, but mostly nit picky stuff. I still managed to walk through briars, cross barbed wire fences, etc. without tearing them up and they were warm.
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Re: Carhartt

Ive tried a few other brands (if my wife went shopping for me)but I just spend the money&get the Carhartts. I got a pair of insulated bibs&their heavy outside jacket when I started as an apprentice back in '92. The jacket lasted me until 4 years ago and I STILL have the bibs. The way I see it is we work outside in the elements&are only as comfortable as our clothes allow us. I spend top dollar on boots,clothes&tools since those are what keep me going at work& put food on my table.
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For blue collar people out there, has anyone found anything better than Carhartt gear? it is pretty much all I buy now, but Im needing a new pair of biberalls this winter and they are just so gall dang expensive. Only thing Ive ever had go bad was the zipper on jeans once.(blew out when I got tackled) and they replaced those for free.

Like I said, I swear by their stuff because its always had the best quality to me compared to others. But Im tight budgeted now, and if I can get a pair of bibs w/out paying $100+ it would be awesome. As long as they last

Anybody had good experiences with other brands?
I'm guessing the knees are what wears out the quickest?
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The Walls stuff is fairly durable. Just take it easy on the zippers. It stands up to the texas oil field.
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Some of the Dickies stuff isn't bad.


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I'm guessing the knees are what wears out the quickest?

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I'm guessing the knees are what wears out the quickest?
I think that was a poor attempt at a joke... But in case you were seriously wondering, no. The old pair I had was actually a hand me down from my grandpa. Was a one piece suit and the side seem finally blew out


Which leads to another thing. You guys prefer bibs/jacket over a one piecer? Im thinking thats the route Ill go since I already have a jacket. But out of curiousity
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I use bibbs over my jacket

I can't climb in a one piece. Limits.my motion too much.

I think the ones I have been using last 3-4 winters are walls. Not sure and I'm too lazy to go look lol
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Yeah climbing is eventually what got mine. Ill probaly end up going to try on all the cheaper priced brands and then get carhartts lol. Probaly will just look for a sale or Carhartt outlet store
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Walls is a good off brand for carhartt. They are pretty much the same, just a lot cheaper. i have both Walls and Carhartt and love them both
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They are expensive but you are paying for quality. It's something that is going to last you years.
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