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Dickies Work Wear Still a Number-One Outdoor Apparel Choice

It doesn’t have to say Patagonia on it to be great outdoor wear.

Of all the apparel I’ve tested and used over the last dozen or so years, I keep coming back to one of my all-time favorite brands for working and playing in the outdoors. You’ll even see me trail running and climbing in their gear. That’s right, Dickies is awesome for all things outdoors, and is one of the best trail-to-bar brands out there. And this year, they are introducing even more performance fabrics and fashion-forward styles.

The new 11” Lightweight Duck Carpenter Shorts have added comfort to help you focus on the job at hand, whether that be changing the battery in your motorcycle or belaying your wife on a lead climb. They sit just below the waist and feature Dickies lightweight cotton duck fabric, outfitted with utility pocket and hammer loop. (MSRP $23.99)Dickies Ultimate Work Shirt (SS300)

The new Dickies Ultimate Work Shirt is part of the Dickies Performance System. This stylin’ piece of iconic gear features wicking technology, UPF 50 sun protection and a mesh-lined vent in the back for breathability, perfect for muggy Blue Ridge days outdoors. (MSRP $36-38.99)

The brand’s new Softshell Light Jacket offers DWR protection and interior storm flaps — as well as a three-piece adjustable hood, lots of pockets and cinch cords. (MSRP $66-79.99)

Regular Fit Straight Leg Cargo Pant (WP595)For backpacking and bushwhacking, the new Regular Fit Straight Leg Cargo Pant is as bomber and respected as Dickies work pants have always been. They sit below the waist with a straight leg and traditional fit through the seat and thighs, crafted from a flexible poly/cotton twill work cloth. They resist wrinkles, feature easy-care stain release and wick moisture. With the multi-use pocket and cargo pocket, what else could you ask for? (MSRP $29.99)

Also of note, the Dickies 1922 line includes limited edition, authentic replica pieces and heritage-inspired work wear, all manufactured in one of the oldest factories the country. Check out their classic Truck Driver jacket here.

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