My husband is a HVAC tech and he wore Blaklader Brawnys with his previous employer for years. It helped his knees to not hurt so much and doesn’t chaff his legs like other strap on knee pads. Plus they lasted nearly two years were as standard blue jeans would be shot in 3-6 months. His new employer used a uniform company and he tried to comply with that but his knee were starting to complain. So, he is now back to Blaklader’s.
This is the first time ordering ripstops so we will see how they last. We ordered one of each color. He wishes there were a couple more color choices. The navy and black show dirt so much and he is afraid they will be hot in the summer heat and sun. But the stone is so light it shows all the dirt as well. A medium blue or antique khaki would be better for his line of work. He has had them a month, so far they are holding up beautifully. No signs of wear, clean up well, and they look amazing on him yet he can move around well in them.