While many people have the luxury of staying in an air-conditioned room or taking a dip in the pool when the weather gets hot, some of us have no choice but to spend most of our days enduring the summer sun as we toil away outdoors. Heavy-duty work pants that used to be obligatory when traversing under the I-beams or on rooftops all day can now be traded in for something a lot more comfortable.
Carhartt, whose workwear selection is nothing but optimal for whichever time of year we’re in, has expanded its Force collection to include the new Force Ripstop Work Short to combat sweat and heat when on the job. Made from 95% nylon and 5% spandex stretch ripstop, these shorts weigh only 5oz and utilize Rugged Flex stretch technology and a gusseted crotch so that you don’t have to annoyingly pull and tug throughout the day to adjust them to your liking. Speaking of which, the super-strong, sewn-on-seam belt loops will stay intact for all those times they get snagged or yanked.
The Force line underwent and passed the field test by Team Rubicon to ensure that it holds up over the course of the daily grind. Thanks to the proprietary FastDry technology, which wicks away sweat and moisture, the Work Short will last you all day long. These shorts don’t just hang there but put in as much work as you do to provide a super comfortable fit all the way through to the seat and thighs, with a flexible waistband to ebb and flow along with you.
The Force Relaxed Fit Lightweight Ripstop Work Short, available in tarmac, asphalt, and tan colorways, has a 9-inch inseam and is built with front ledge pockets and a cellphone pocket on the left side. Grab yourself a pair now from Carhartt’s online store for $50.