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Duluth Trading Company Ball Room Jeans Review

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I was in the market for a pair of jeans that would not only be tough enough to work with me all day long, but also nice looking enough where I could throw on a good shirt and take the wife out.  I was listening to an episode of Gun Guy Radio on my way to work and I heard Jake start talking about the Duluth Trading Company Ball Room Jeans and how much he enjoyed wearing them.  So I looked at Duluth's website and saw that they have a No Bull Guarantee Return Policy, so that sealed the deal and I ordered myself a pair.  I have officially been wearing these jeans for a year now and they have held up extremely well.  I have done everything from range time, wearing to work and weekend warrior activities and these jeans still look as good as the day I purchased them.  Not to mention that my "business" is more than comfy and I can crouch without the ouch.  My one and only complaint about these jeans are the front pockets.  Although the pockets are extra deep and great for carrying things, the actual opening of them is a bit snug.

By the way, if you haven't heard the Duluth Trading commercial for ball room jeans, it's hilarious.  Duluth Ball Room Jeans Brainstorming Commercial

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Claim to Fame: High quality jeans that are built to work with and not against you.  Also built so that so you can crouch without the ouch.

Target Market: If you wear jeans while going to the range, hunting or weekend warrior activities ... then you are the target market.

FNB's:  (Features and Benefits of this product)pants 2

  • Hidden crouch gusset for freedom of movement
  • Extra room in seat and thigh
  • Waistband, cuffs and pockets are lined with fire hose canvas for durability
  • Extra deep front pockets
  • Pre-washed for broken-in feel
  • No bull guarantee return policy

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Offered in a few different wash colors.

What others are saying?:  Over 2,00+ reviews give these jeans 5 stars.  Duluth Website Reviews

Price point:

I need it now! Availability: Readily available at Duluth Trading.

Our Rating:

+ Hidden crouch gusset for extra room where it counts + Fire hose canvas in the waistband, cuffs and pockets gives them great durability + Extra deep pocket + No bull guarantee return policy

- Opening of front pockets is small

Score: 9.090

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Duluth Trading Company's Fire Hose Work Pants Review


Duluth Trading Fire Hose Pants

Have you ever been on the hunt for the most perfect pants?  I mean some REAL pants!  Not just some jeans that you can find down at the local walmart, but some pants that can stand up to the test of time.  I don’t want pants that I have to worry about when I have a bigger job at hand.  I need pants like my dog.  No matter how much I ignore him, get him wet, dirty, hike through countless trails with branches running across his fur, he’s always right there by my side.  That is the kind of pants I need.

I could go on with more rugged dog metaphors, but the reality of my rant is that I have found some pants that meet my expectations.  Enter Duluth Trading Company’s Fire Hose Work Pants.  Backed by Duluth’s 100% No Bull Guarantee, you can give these pants a try without any risk.

I had the opportunity to wear these pants in everything from snow, desert, shooting, and to church on Sunday.  These pants are that versatil.  They are crafted of a nice fire hose cotton blend that feels soft against the skin and flexible in all the right places.  These pants are some what heavy which made them perfect in the snow.  They are also water resistant, so when the snowball fight ensued, I knew I was going to stay dry.  I’ve worn these pants shooting in the high desert of Nevada.  Nevada desert is not a place you would want to be without some quality pants.  I scraped and blazed through the sagebrush hunting for varmints and these pants didn't make a peep.  Every time I caught a branch, I’d just keep on trucking.  The pants weren’t even phased.  Upon inspection back at camp, I couldn’t see one mark in the fire hose fabric presenting a tear or puncture.  My shins could rest easy that they wouldn’t be scraped up from the brush.  These pants are great for the range as well.  They are durable and flexible.  I could transition easily with these pants from standing to kneeling to prone without any hesitations of getting uncomfortable.  I highly recommend these pants for inclement weather range days.

If you’re faced with real man jobs, makes sure you have the right tools for the job.  Checkout Duluth Trading Company’s Fire Hose Work Pants.

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Claim to Fame: Pants tougher the an angry beaver that will outlast all other pants.

Target Market:  These pants are for the hard working individual who relies on quality pants that won’t let you down.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • Deep 13 inch front pocketsDuluth Trading Fire Hose Pants 2
  • Tuckable cargo flap for easy access to cargo
  • Crotch gusset to keep the family jewels in the family
  • Heavy duty, soft water resistant fire hose canvas
  • Triple stitched seams
  • Reinforced waistline
  • No Bull 100% guarantee

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:

What others are saying?:  “I wear these pants every day, and when i use to wear out jeans these pants keep on trucking, can't ask for more. I like them so much i never want to take them off.”

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Price Point:

  • MSRP = $64.50
  • Retail = $64.50

I need it now! Availability:  Readily available at DuluthTrading.com

Our Rating:

+ Super durable and heavy duty + Several large pockets for carrying everything + Small hidden pockets to help keep you organized + Crotch gusset gives you the space you need + Triple stitched adds strength to seams + Great range pants for kneeling as well as running through the brush + Water resistant, water runs off the fabric + No bull 100% guarantee + Comfortable, fabric is soft and not stiff

- Heavy pants - Not super breathable - Tight in the hip and thighs


Score: 8.0 Great80


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Tactical Paradise

Duluth Trading Cab Commander

Duluth Trading Cab Commander

By Jared Auchter

Have you ever found yourself in one of these situations?  You're driving down the road and all of a sudden the guy in front of you stops short, or a deer jumps out in front of your vehicle.  You slam on your brakes and what happens?  All the stuff that you had sitting on the seat next to you goes flying off and mixes all up on the floor.  Or perhaps you're someone whose car is also your mobile office.  You want to be able to keep all your gear/supplies ready and at the go but as the week goes by, what happens?  Some how all that stuff finds it way under your seats, between your seats and or lost.

So what should we do about all that?  In my humble opinion, the folks at Duluth Trading Company came up with a pretty clever solution.  The Cab Commander is a great way to finally be able to keep your vehicle clean and organized.  Tons of pockets for everything from pens, to flashlights, ID cards, cell phones, umbrellas and even a thermos holder.  I have owned one of these for almost a year now and I absolutely love it.  The material that Duluth used in constructing the Cab Commander is strong and very durable.  The feature that I love the most about this product is such a simple one.  The strap that holds the Cab Commander to the headrest also doubles as a shoulder strap allowing you to carry this from your vehicle to your job site and back with no problems what so ever.

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Claim to Fame: Organizes all your vehicles gear and supplies.

Target Market: Traveling business people, contractors or anyone who just wants to keep their gear/supplies nearby and orderly.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • 1200-denier polyester
  • Large padded main compartment for laptop or folders
  • Side sleeves hold a thermos or rolled up maps/blue prints
  • Adjustable strap fits around your headrests
  • Strap easily unbuckles so you can carry it to a job site

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Duluth offers this in black, brown or gray.

What are others saying?: 

Price point:

I need it now! Availability: Readily available on the Duluth Trading website.

Our Rating:

+ Easy to install + Functional + Durable + Lightweight + Holds many items securely

- Unpadded shoulder strap

Score: 9.090


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Duluth Trading Company Scout Seat Saver

Scout Seat Saver

By Jared Auchter

Muddy paws, pet hair and drool .... oh my.  Just thinking about any of those things in the backseat of my new pickup truck is enough to make me quiver.  Let's also not forget this scenario either.  You're driving down the road and all of a sudden, you have to slam on your brakes.  The last thing you ever want to see happen is your beloved bird dog go sliding off the back seat and down onto the floor with your shotguns, potentially injuring them...and the dog.

The folks at Duluth have come up with yet another great solution and they call it the Scout Seat Saver.  Simply loop the adjustable straps around your headrests and you are good to go.  The center of the cover has a great quilted area so that your bird dog has a more comfortable place to hang out.  When the cover gets dirty or just needs a good cleaning, you can easily throw it in the wash.  I have owned one of these for almost a year now and I absolutely love it.  So if you're like me and want to keep your dog safe but your backseat protected, get yourself a Scout Seat Saver.

It also doubles as a barrier between curious eyes in the parking lot and your firearms if you want to stow them on the back floor board.

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Claim to Fame: A seat cover/protector designed to keep your back seat damage free and also keep your pets more comfortable and safer when driving with them.

Target Market:  Pet owners and vehicle cleanliness nuts.

FNBs: (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • Tough 600-denier polyester seat cover
  • Water repellent
  • 300-denier polyester quilted lining provides pet comfort
  • 4 adjustable web straps to keep cover in place

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Duluth offers this in black, gray and or khaki.

What others are saying?:

Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  Readily available on the Duluth Trading website.

Our Rating:

+ Washable + Easy to install + Protects pets + Protects seats + Water tight

- Blocks rear underseat heat/AC - Can't fully tighten on trucks with an extended cab

Score: 8.5 Great85


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