I put the Snickers Lite work trousers to the test whilst building his new YouTube studio during one of the hottest weeks of the year. Talk about picking my timing right to refit my studio, it was baking and having to lay a new floor in my studio with soundproofing would mean I would be on my knees for a couple of days, so shorts weren’t an option for me. Snickers had just sent me some new work trousers to look at and luckily for me, they were the new Lightweight work trousers made with functional Quick-drying and cooling 37.5® fabric. These trousers are not only stylish and packed with functional features, but they not only provide moisture-wicking transportation, but also UPF 40 sun protection and stretch panels.
As soon as I put them on I loved the fit, I am a 34” waist with a regular leg of 31” and so the C50 was a perfect size for me, the main fabric body feels cool whilst on and the 4-way stretch panel at crotch area meant that bending and stretching didn’t feel restrictive. They have handy holster pockets that can be tucked away if not needed and are made from CORDURA® fabric so you know these will last when you pack them with your tools and accessories. There is a handy secure zip pocket on the left holster pocket too, so you can store any valuables in there this was big enough for my iPhone 12, but a max size phone would have to go in the left leg pocket. Whilst we are talking pockets, the left leg pocket is plenty big enough and has a small webbing strap inside with a popper so you can store your keys for easy retrieval. There is a drop-in pocket behind the zip pocket and the CORDURA®-reinforced ruler pocket, on the right leg has a traditional knife holster pocket and plenty of space for tools too.
As you would expect the kneepads are made from CORDURA® and are designed with the Snickers KneeGuard® system so the location and positioning of the kneepad are always right and they won’t move to the side when you are working. I love that they have 3 large velcro points on the top-loading flap, it makes it easy and quick to pop in the kneepads whilst on the job.
The Snickers Lite work trousers also have adjustable CORDURA® hems with cords so you can gather the trousers in if they get in the way, the bottom has strong pockets which have been made on the crease of the fabric so that any sharps won’t rip the stitching.
The LiteWork trousers also come in a Black/Black and Khaki/Black colourway, which would be great for gardeners, I had a pair of Navy/Black to match my new Solid Gear Revolution 2 GTX trainers.
I worked in these trousers for a week and I only took them off when I painted whilst doing the build and I have to say the quality and breathability meant that I never noticed that I was wearing long trousers all week, so in my opinion Snickers really have nailed it with their new Lite work trousers, my advice is if you are working on a building site this summer and you will most likely not be allowed to wear shorts, then get yourself a pair of these and keep and look cool on-site.
Expect to pay around £110