Roger Bisby tries out Snickers‘ latest AllRound Workwear stretch shorts.
I love a pair of work shorts. In another life I could have been a postman and kept my legs out all through winter. I have a few pairs of work shorts but these are the lightest and most comfortable by far. The four-way stretch in the crotch gusset is made from Elastane and makes them really good for bending down and moving around. I have said before that a lot of manufacturers get this bit wrong in their stretch workwear because they use Elastane for the whole garment which makes them far too clingy and sweaty. These shorts have front panels with a high cotton content which really helps them feel comfortable in the heat.
I am glad to see that this pair comes minus the holster pockets so the whole look and feel is lightweight and slimmed down. Quite honestly I like them so much that I might well buy a second pair for when these are in the wash. They come in four colours and I really like the true blue ones with the black panels.
The pocket allocation is enough for your phone, wallet and keys and a few tools such as a rule and pencil and there is also a holder for your ID badge in case you forget who you are.
The other item of workwear I want to tell you about is the work shoes from Solid Gear, the Evolution shoe in black. These are very lightweight but conform to all the usual requirements for safety footwear on site. The unique dual density EVA midsole absorbs impact and takes comfort to a new level. The Nano toe cap is said to be 40 per cent stronger than fibreglass but I decided not to test it.
The upper is made of a highly breathable fabric with super wicking capability to move out the moisture. The anti-bacterial coating also kicks in to stop them becoming like smelly trainers. Sweeter feet you could not hope to meet. Coupled with the four-way stretch shorts you are set for summer action.