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Checkatrade workwear – work trousers: review and giveaway

January 4, 2019

Call me old school – but I’ve always turned up to job sites or client’s homes looking smart and presentable.

Creating the right impression when pricing and doing the work, can help in winning new jobs.

So, to me, investing in quality workwear is no different to investing in decent tools or, in fact, the vehicle we drive.

When buying work clothes, and particularly work trousers, they have to be comfortable, hard wearing, smart and, of course, fit for purpose.

Jobman is a Swedish workwear brand that have been around for over 40 years.

With that history comes a way of life, where the brand has successfully engaged with the tradespeople wearing their clothes, whilst creating work clothes and work trousers people actually want to wear.

Jobman Star 2822 – 07 Holster work trousers are available in three colours: Black, Grey and Navy Blue. They are incredibly smart, tough and practical, yet amazingly comfortable.

Jobman Work Trousers

More importantly, the trousers are covered by the Jobman 3-point protection guarantee* T’s and C’s apply, please see Jobman website for more details:

1. No shrinkage
2. No burst seams
3. No broken zips

When you take a moment to think about it, trades wear their work clothes for longer than their normal everyday clothes, which means it’s vital to invest in comfort and quality.

The Jobman Work Trousers have an incredible 19 pockets, plus one front zipped leg pocket. The front holster pockets are reinforced and have a bucket design at the base, so no stitched bottom seam will fail, meaning all pockets are incredibly strong.

The 2 Holster pockets, each with multiple compartments & tool straps, are just some of the features that make these trousers so useful – especially when you can tuck them away when not in use or when carrying out messy tasks.

There is also a clear ID card or business card pocket to allow easy viewing.

YKK Cam lock zips give confidence that your Jobman work trousers have industry-leading premium quality fly and pocket fasteners, which won’t come undone whilst wearing them.

The work trousers are manufactured from ultra-tough amazingly lightweight breathable 100% Polyamide Star fabric, which is very resistant to abrasion. The inside fabric is also brushed for that softer feel directly to your skin.

With Jobman Star fabric water simply runs off, meaning they are easy to wash and fast drying.

Durability and tear strength come as standard, as does the attention to detail put in place with adjustable bottom entry knee pad pockets to keep out unwanted debris.

If you include the trouser leg material then three layers provide additional comfort, plus two possible knee pad pockets with height adjustments.

High vis piping is strategically placed on the bottom front edge of the incredible tough Cordura® knee pad pockets and also bottom back edge of the anti-wick ankle cuffs, which also feature adjustable draw cords. There is also a knife button.

Cordura® is well known for its toughness & durability – so it’s great the area most likely to wear is protected with it. Pre-bent knees allow really comfortable fitting work trousers.

I would say the Jobman trousers have a pocket for everything I need, from a dedicated ruler pocket that’s free at the bottom allowing easy movement & no discomfort when bending, to tools, screws & nails, phone, 7 belt loops plus a Hammer Loop.

These Jobman work trousers are suitable for all tradespeople and come in an impressive range of sizes:

Waist: 29 31 33 34 36 38 40 42 47 50
Leg: 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

Available without Holster pockets 2821-07

The main Features & Benefits comprise of:

– 3-point protection guarantee
– 3 colour choice blue black grey
– Cordura® adjustable knee pad pockets
– 20 pockets
– YKK zips with a lifetime warranty
– Core spun polyester thread
– Fell seams on common stress areas
– Star ultra-tough fabric developed by Jobman
– Bucket lined pockets front holster & rear
– Over 70 7mm bar-tacks for additional reinforcement
– Lightweight & breathable
– Comfortable
– High tear & abrasion resistant
– Water runs off
– Anti-wicking ankle cuffs with adjustable pull cords
– Hi Vis piping
– Holster-pockets suitable for fixings or tools
– Hammer Loop
– Zipped leg pocket
– Phone pocket
– Clear ID/Business card pocket
– Ruler pocket
– Suitable for summer or winter
– Impressive range of sizes

Fancy getting your hands on some Jobman Workwear?

We are giving away a pair of Jobman trousers to 3 lucky winners.

All you have to do to win is follow these simple steps:

    1. Go to the competition entry box below and use your email or Facebook account to get started
    2. Then simply  – Answer our competition question in the box provided (Type your answer- A, B or C)

“What year did Jobman workwear start trading?

Answer: A=1969 B=1975 or C=1970

You can get extra entries by following our Checkatrade Twitter account and/or Tweeting about our giveaway.

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Please go here for our competition terms and conditions.

About the author Wayne De Wet

Wayne de Wet has 40 years plus experience within the painting and decorating industry, and is also a multi skilled tradesman. He has run his own successful business for more than 30 years. With close connections to trade publications, including – The Decorator, together with many leading trade brands, Wayne has won multiple awards and has been writing reviews, testing products and tools for over 15 years. Wayne is a regular product reviewer for Checkatrade, whilst he also sits on the Members Board. Connect with Wayne @ToolTalk1 twitter and @tool_talk instagram.

Reviewer Wayne De Wet

Wayne De Wet

Proud Member since 2006


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