I have purchased approximately 12 pairs of these pant in the last 4-5 years. This pant is Ok but could your some improvement in material. I have every color and wear them everyday for 8-14hrs. Although I wear them everyday, I don't abuse them daily. They are comfortable and I find the leg pockets better in design than Carhartt ripstop cargo pant. The reason for the low marks is because I only get 2-3 years use out of them before holes start developing in the crotch. I understand that no material will lasts forever. I don't expect a pant to last in the knees or pockets due to use from working in the trades. But to have holes in a spot that every man protects diligently is inadequate. I am a veteran of the US ARMY and have BDU's of the same material, ripstop and never had holes develop in the crotch. I like the pant and have Carhartt ripstop cargo pants as well. I purchased replacements of each brand this past spring at the same time and found both to be made out of the same material in the same country, Nicaragua. I suspect that they come out of the same factory as well. Both brands where the same color green. My pros: Comfortable - The pant rides and moves in good form with body positioning. Design - The side leg pockets are better design than Carhartt due to having pleats to allow the pocket to expand and hold items. Carhartt lacks this feature and it causes the items to drag, ride, or press into your legs which is unpleasant. My cons: Durability - Wear holes in locations not found in other pants. Design - The pant could use 7 belt loops. Carhartt wins with having this feature.
These were once my everyday work pants, no longer.
May 21, 2018
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Just everyday work pants, mowing, house work and average use. My previous 2 pair lasted 3 years. My new pair lasted 2 days. The material on both sides of the front zipper is as durable as a paper towel. Leaned against my tailgate to grab a grocery bag and both sides ripped open. The pants are brand new with no visible wear. Called the number on a previous post and nobody picked up. Very disappointed with such a major Brand like Wrangler.
Okay I have tried all the other work clothing and nothing is tougher than the Wrangler Riggs workwear they wear three times as long as the other guys. With a diverse farm raising fish to plums they get beat and I can't be happier thanks I tell everybody how they hold up great job. After two year I patched the pants above the knee and still wear them
Pros: Classic / Won't date, comfortable, Details, durable, Good fit / flattering, good quality, Good stretch, stylish, true to size, Value for Money
Wrangler, I write this review out of desperation. My husband is a carpenter and these pants are comfortable, practical (hammer loop on the right side) and the double knee that holds knee pads is a plus. Within the past year I have purchased 6 pairs of Wrangler Riggs Ripstop and each has torn, some within a month of purchase. With any other product I would easily see the first pair as a good reason to abandon that brand and find something better. The problem is that my husband really, really (obviously) prefers these pants. This is getting out of control and I just ordered our 7th pair online a few hours ago. We want to remain loyal but I'm ready to lose it over the quality here. Why is this happening? What can Wrangler do about it before I completely flip out and refuse to order new pants for my husband?!
These are marketed as durable. After one season I stopped counting at 8 holes that are just developing, not torn, just rotting away. All are around the pocket edges, crotch and along permenant creases the pants got during the first few washes. I was willing to overlook the hard creases but cant work in pants that have holes in the crotch. I am an electronics tech for the forest service. If electronic maintenance is too hard for Riggs you might want to market them differently. No ones rigging anything in these.
Have Riggs Rangers both pants and shorts, work in landscaping, concealed cargo flaps have disintegrated over the snaps on both pairs after less then a year of use, right back pocket pants have ripped horizontally. Disappointed.
Pros: comfortable, Details, true to size, Value for Money
My husband wore these pants Maybe 4times. He was so happy with the way they looked and fit he only wore them to town. The other day he decided to go out and put gasoline in his motorcycle and got a few small drips down the front of the pants. With normal pants this would not be a problem. With this type of material, the material literally begun to disintegrate. He is pretty disappointed as am I considering the amount of money we paid for these.
The Rigg's Workwear Ranger Pants are the best pants you'll ever own. They wear like iron, almost indestructible, the fit is perfect, and extremely versatile. I wear them working in the yard, riding the motorcycle, or just knocking around town. Doubled knee, ripstop cotten, perfectly placed cargo pockets, and a wide belt loop. I won't t buy anything else but these.
Good pants, but... 1. The pleather front pocket protector is TOO Thick. NONE of my tape measures can slide onto the pocket nor my Every Day Carry knife. The clip will not travel over the material without help. I actually cut the stitches and remove the brown protector then re-sew the top of the pocket. (see pic) NOW my EDC knife (Benchmade) and tape measure fits onto the pocket. They need different material. 2. I remove the hammer holder. it might be nice for the one guy in the world that uses it but, that's what tool belts are for. That hammer loop does nothing but snag and catch everything I work around. I work on semiconductor machines. I would love to see the hammer holder removed.
I wish the pockets were a little larger. I have them fully loaded all the time. I have to put several small patches of latex tear repair liquid inside the waistband to give a little extra grip to hold them up. Some of my cargo with hard edges causes wear through points after a couple of years of wear, but the latex tear liquid solves those issues as well. There are no better cargo pants on the market!