2022 Lineman's Choice: Best Overall Lineman Pants

Looking for the best overall lineman pant for 2022? We had 30 veteran lineman test and try Ariats, Carhartts, Bocomals and dozens more lineman work pants. Our experts review the overall comfort, water proof nature, boot fit, fire resistance and flexibility when climbing. The best lineman pants are the flexible while still proving strong protection. They must be flame resistant but feel like you are wearing a wool blanket.. Here are the results:

  1. Carhartt Lineman Pants 

  2. Ariat Lineman Pants

  3. Caterpillar Clothing Lineman Pants

Read the full breakdown below.

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Our Picks for the Best Overall Lineman Pant

Carhartt Men's Flame Resistant Canvas Pant

Review of Carhartt Lineman Pants

Review of Carhartt Lineman Pants

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This style is made of 8.5-ounce flame-resistant canvas, an 88% cotton / 12% high-tenacity nylon blend.

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Stain resistance is alright but honestly everything will stain eventually depending on what you decide to get into and they do fade quite a bit over time, but in our opinion it isn't horrible.

lineman pant cost

$84-$199

lineman pant material

88% cotton / 12% high-tenacity nylon blend

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

19''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70e

Carhartt's flame-resistant loose fit midweight canvas jean is great for warmer weather. Made of 8.5-ounce flame-resistant canvas, an 88% cotton / 12% high-tenacity nylon blend, it has a loose seat and thigh and sits slightly below the natural waist for a comfortable fit. The brass zipper fly has Nomex zipper tape and the high-tension waist snap closure is arc resistant. It also has a cell phone pocket, utility pocket, left leg hammer loop, triple-stitched main seams, and a 19-inch leg opening that fits over work boots. Read more about Carhartt's flame-resistant line. Field-Tested 8.5-ounce, midweight, flame-resistant canvas 19-inch leg opening NFPA 70E compliant Click Here For Technical Information

ARIAT Men's Flame Resistant M5 Stretch Duralight Canvas Stackable Straight Leg Pant

Review of ARIAT Lineman Pants

Review of ARIAT Lineman Pants

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Lots of room for moving around, especially for climbing poles.

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These pants are just plain comfortable. They aren't heavy. We can't even tell that they are FR.

lineman pant cost

$119-$245

lineman pant material

74% Cotton, 24% Nylon, 2% Spandex

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

18''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70E

Built with 3X the abrasion resistance and ultralight fabric our FR M5 DuraLight Stretch Canvas Pant offers great fit and flex with maximum durability. Flame-resistant for hazardous work environments.

Caterpillar Men's Flame Resistant Cargo Pant

Review of Caterpillar Lineman Pants

Review of Caterpillar Lineman Pants

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Exceptionally baggie in the leg but, oddly, small in the waist and seat. Very well-made pants

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They won't keep you much warmer in the winter, and they are slightly hotter than blue jeans in the summer. Very durable and easy to move in

lineman pant cost

$50-$90

lineman pant material

88% cotton / 12% nylon twill

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

20''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70E

Our flame resistant cargo pants are made to move featuring a diamond crotch gusset and articulated knees, these cargos provide comfort and a wide range of motion for physically demanding jobs. Note: Actual product logo color may vary as per stock availability

Wrangler Riggs Workwear Men's FR Flame Resistant Carpenter Jean

Review of Wrangler Lineman Pants

Review of Wrangler Lineman Pants

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Made with a relaxed fit, this pant fits over your boots and features an action gusset crotch for added range of movement and comfort.

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Designed to meet rigorous requirements, this FR jean has a Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) rating of 19.0 CAL/CM2.

lineman pant cost

$50-$70

lineman pant material

100% Cotton

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

18''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70E

Whatever the job, it’s time to step up. There’s nothing like an honest day’s work done in the right work clothes. Whether you’re a professional electrician, a hobbyist woodworker or construction worker, you’ll find our RIGGS WORKWEAR for men is designed with both comfort and utility in mind. In work conditions near flames and sparks, count on Flame Resistant clothing as your first line of defense. FR workwear helps keep you covered and protected against the unexpected. We’ve designed clothes with a Room2Move Comfort for improved range of motion and have made sure that your clothes are tough enough to withstand anything with features like triple-needle stitching and added reinforcement in high-wear areas. Our Carpenter Jeans, Ripstop Cargo Pants, Ranger Pants and denim come in a variety of colors and a wide selection of men’s long-sleeve shirts, tees, jackets, vests and FR clothing offer versatile, everyday pieces that can be worn mowing the lawn, camping or on the job site. Big and tall sizes deliver a great fit in every size. Made to withstand the toughest work conditions, the most extreme adventures and every casual occasion in between, this collection has your back.

BOCOMAL FR Pants for Men Double Front Flame Resistant Cargo Midweight Multi-Pockets Elastic Waist Work Pants

Review of Bocomal Lineman Pants

Review of Bocomal Lineman Pants

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This garments meets or exceeds the standards for HRC2

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Machine Wash strong

lineman pant cost

$50-$70

lineman pant material

100% Cotton

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

19''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70E

Front Flame Resistant Cargo Midweight Multi-Pockets Elastic Waist Work Pants. Bocomal is a strong and trusted brand. This FR Work Pant has 7 Pockets And Elastic waist band, Provides A Perfect And Comfortable Relaxed Fit. Also Soft And fashionable. Prewash/ Preshrunk And Wrinkle-Free. Machine Wash No Shrink! Double needle stitching on outseam. Left and right cargo pockets at the thighs with flaps to keep items secure.

Titicaca Men's FR Jeans Flame Resistant Pants 11.5oz 100% Cotton Denim Jeans

Review of Titicaca Lineman Pants

Review of Titicaca Lineman Pants

lineman pant benefit

Hook and Loop closure

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Elastic Waist

lineman pant cost

$40-$60

lineman pant material

100% Cotton

lineman pant opening

Boot opening:

19''

lineman pant flame resistance

NFPA 70E

Enjoy the more comfortable waist you'll find in this advanced comfort relaxed fit jeans. The jeans feature authentic five pocket styling, reinforced back pockets and fits easily over boots. Flame resistant features include an arc-resistant button waistband closure, FR zipper tape, flame resistant pocketing, FR thread used in all garment seams and safety. Our Jeans meet the performance requirements of NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112.

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