|Carhartt Fleece Lined Straight Leg Relaxed Fit Jean (#B155)|
Reviewer: 80sed, Location: West Milford, NJ, Occupation: Pipefitter
Still good, but not the same old B155s
First, let me say I still like these pants and I will probably continue to buy them. The reviews written before 2013 or so are for different pants. The number is still B155 but the pants are different. Comparing the two side by side, the new ones are lighter but still a good weight, and the front pockets and their openings are smaller. Also, when you put your hands in the front pockets of the new ones your hands will be between the fleece lining and the outer denim layer. On the old ones your hands would be inside the pants, against your legs, as in regular pants. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. It was much easier to warm you hands up in the old pants.
Getting past all of that, with these pants you don't need long underwear, so it's much easier to move because you don't have the resistance of the two layers rubbing against each other. If you do a lot of climbing around at work or climb a lot of stairs, you will appreciate this.
The old pants were easily 5 stars. These are only 4. Still block the wind, still warm and still comfortable. And the fleece lined pants are still miles better than the flannel lined pants.