What Would You Do: Waterproof Work Pants

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Service professionals are not afraid to get their pants wet — and sometimes, it's just nice to take a quick dip on a hot day (one of the fun perks when working around water). But after getting wet, it's important that their uniform can dry quickly to comfortably continue on their route. What pants work for you? Industry pros share their insights.

"What are the best waterproof work pants?"
—Joe Lloyd



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Brandon Villarreal
Top Dog Pool & Spa | Ormond Beach, Fla.

"I can promise you here in Florida that flip flops, a good dri fit shirt and some board shorts are the way I do things."



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Jesse Kidder
Buffalo Pool Service

"I use regular dickies pants. They seem to be fairly water resistant and cheap. They dry fast, too."



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Paolo Benedetti
Aquatic Technologies | Morgan Hill, Calif.

"Military surplus pants are cheap and have knee pockets to insert pads."



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Daniel Miller
Covington, Ky.

"5.11 tac pants dry super quickly. I also suggest wearing knee pads."



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Chris Codoves
Brightside Pools | Colleyville, Texas

"CQR Men's Tactical Pants, Water Repellent Ripstop Cargo Pants, Lightweight EDC Hiking Work Pants, Outdoor Apparel on Amazon. They are comparable to 5.11 and only $39."


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