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Dickies Tough Max Flex Duck Pants

photo: Dickies Tough Max Flex Duck Pants hiking pant

A tough dual purpose pant for under $30. Tough yet flexible, wear for work or play.


  • Great fit
  • Tougher than cotton jeans
  • Flexible fabric


  • Fabric a little heavy for hot weather

I'm always on the lookout for dual purpose clothing, something you can use for work or play. Dickies, long known for great workwear, have really come up with some great new fabrics that work really well for hiking and backpacking.

I received a pair of Dickies FLEX Regular Fit Straight Leg Tough Max Duck 5-Pocket Pants in the spring and started taking them on hiking days while the temperatures were still fairly cool. The Flex duck fabric is 68% cotton, 30% polyester, and 2% Elastane (Lycra) and ring-spun for softness. This combo provides a fabric tough enough to bushwack, flexible enough to rock climb, and comfortable to wear all day.

In early summer I wore the pants on a backpacking trip and found them to be super comfortable. The pants sat just low enough on my waist that my pack waist belt was just above my pants belt which made for a nice comfortable fit.

While hiking the flex fabric is super comfortable, nothing restricted my movements. The pants feature a felled inseam (overlapped) which makes it just about impossible to bust out the crotch of the pants. Best of all you can buy a pair for under $30.
Price $29.99 on sale $27.99

Colors: Brown duck, Blue black, Moss green, Gray, Timber brown

Sizes: Waist 30"-44" Inseam 30", 32", 34"

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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