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September 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment

They say the clothes make the man. On the jobsite, our workwear reviews aim to reveal which work clothing is most comfortable, durable, and well-equipped. Our reviews cover everything from safety glasses, work boots, workwear, and clothing. We also tackle hearing protection, Bluetooth-equipped hearing products and other safety equipment for the job site. Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment for Tradesmen When we review Blaklader Bantam Utility Pocket Pants or Dickies Performance workwear, comfort leads the way. Durability must quickly follow, however, and we also look for features. If carpenters pants, does the hammer loop come well-stitched and reinforced? When we look at products like Radians safety glasses, do they match manufacturer claims? How comfortable do they feel? We also tend to drop them to see how easily they break or scratch. Other workwear reviews include products like Redbacks knee pads or other PPE safety equipment. One of our favorite workwear categories includes work boots. Look for in-depth reviews of many of the top brands as well.

Thorogood 1957 Series Work Boots

Thorogood 1957 Series Waterproof Work Boots

I am a sucker for classic styling and the Thorogood 1957 Series work boots collection has me singing “take my money!” Of course, great work boots are more than just style… but it sure doesn’t hurt. Since I’m so hung up on the style, let’s start there. Some of these have MaxWear Wedge soles and […]

Wolverine I-90 Durashocks Moc Toe Wedge Work Boots

Wolverine I-90 Durashocks Moc Toe Wedge Work Boots

There are several key things that make Wolverine I-90 Durashocks Moc Toe Wedge work boots worth paying attention to, starting with its construction. Wolverine uses a Goodyear welt to hold it together. Between that and its full-grain leather material, it should have no problem standing up to years of use. Then there’s the style and […]

Keen Utility Troy Work Boots Review

Keen Utility’s Troy Work Boots Showcase American Ingenuity for Knee-Down Work Keen Utility Troy Work Boots aim to please anyone who spends their workday bending, crawling, squatting, or who otherwise doles out a beating to their feet on the regular. They showcase the KEEN.BELLOWS Flex technology, an ergonomically engineered system designed to offer multidirectional flexing […]

Milwaukee Safety Helmet

Milwaukee Safety Helmets Improve Protection and Comfort

Milwaukee has been in the PPE business for quite a while and their hard hats are no strangers when we’re on a jobsite. There’s always room for improvement and with a line of updated Milwaukee safety helmets, they’re addressing those areas. What Milwaukee Says “With more than half of fatal work-related traumatic injuries resulting in […]

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Keen Utility Vista Energy Work Shoe Feature

Keen Utility Vista Energy Work Shoe Review

Work boots and work shoes are two different animals that thrive in different environments. We had a video shoot on our radar and the location was a better fit for safety toe work shoes, so I put on a pair of Keen Utility Vista Energy carbon fiber toe work shoes to wear on this and […]

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Review

The Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Improve Comfort Dad taught me a lot of good life lessons, one of which is “take care of your hands and feet”. One piece of safety equipment that’s critical to Pros is quality work gloves. As a geotechnical driller, I’ve seen firsthand the difference gloves make when it comes […]

Irish Setter Mudpaw Beauty

Irish Setter Mudpaw Waterproof Shoe

Irish Setter Mudpaw Keeps Feet Dry When a Full Boot Isn’t Necessary Ever wish you had a legitimately waterproof shoe for those times you don’t want to put on a waterproof boot? The Irish Setter Mudpaw answers the call with a couple of styles to choose from. Irish Setter Mudpaw Shoe Design The Mudpaw comes […]

best work gloves for 2021

Best Work Gloves Reviewed for 2021

When we realized that, in all our years of writing, we never tackled the question of who makes the best work gloves, well…something had to be done. We quickly assembled the team and began discussing what made a pair of work gloves better than another. We wanted to cover every conceivable application as well. The […]

Keen Utility Red Hook Carbon Fiber Toe Waterproof Work Boot

Keen Utility is back with another slick work boot moving into the spring season. The Keen Utility Red Hook is a waterproof work boot featuring a carbon fiber safety toe. Of course, there’s much more to it than that. If you’ve been around Keen Utility long, you know their boots are named for cities and […]

ansi cut levels explained

ANSI Glove Ratings for Cut Resistance Explained

ANSI/ISEA adjusted their cut resistance standards in 2016 to reflect new technological changes in materials and techniques. The adjusted ANSI glove ratings for cut resistance expand the old system from 5 total to 9 different levels. In the past, the Level 4 cut rating had a huge range—from 1500 to 3499 grams of cut protection. […]