Magnetic Fire Hose® Work Pants: The Next Generation in Work Wear


I’m a big fan of the Duluth Fire Hose work pants. The construction and fit are second to none, so when Duluth offered me a sneak peek of their next generation work pants, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know how much of a game-changer these pants would be.


Expanding on their popular line of Fire Hose work pants, Duluth has added a killer feature that will change work wear forever.

The Magnetic Fire Hose® Work Pants, are the first work pants to include a built-in magnetic strip for holding tools and hardware. Imagine no more bulky tool belt, no more rummaging for screws in your pocket, just reach down and grab your tool and when you’re done just place it back against your leg.




The patented rare earth magnetic strips, run along the sides each pant leg and along the waistline. Duluth has developed a way to weave magnetic strands directly into the seams. The pants weigh no more than standard Fire Hose pants and are machine washable. The new Magnetic work pants are virtually indistinguishable from their current pants.

With standard tool belts, tools are stuck in a fixed position which isn’t ideal when you need the optimal grip angle. Tool belts are also awkward when crouching or bending. The Magnetic work pants allow you to place tools along the entire length of your leg and they will hold at whatever angle you choose. Standing or crouching, your tools remain where you placed them.



Here’s a quick video of the pants in action. They will be available April 1 on the Duluth website.


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  • Jeff Williams

    Those are crazy! They look quite useful just need a little time to get my head around the visuals (the full leg shot with tools all the way down).

  • jessica

    Is this an April Fool’s Joke since it is available April 1?!

    • Raildog


  • chris perkins

    Not for me in a metal shop, I would have so many metal shavings stuck to me..

  • stephen blais

    Good Joke offer ends 4/2/2015 at 11:59 try to order a pair ,very good must have stayed up all night setting this up good one.

  • Robert Harris

    I bought the magnetic work pants and have been stuck on my Harley for 3 days. I am a bit worried about some issues because of this but it has been the first time I have had a really good excuse to let me keep riding.

  • Wombat Gary

    I bought these but had to return them the same day. Due to an unfortunate rodeo accident several years ago, I lost both my testicles and had them replaced with steel ones. When I tried on the magnetic work pants my voice went up a full octave in pitch. Too bad– the concept is great.

  • Ray

    Dear Charles & Hudson, Duluth Trading Company Chief Purchasing Officer or To Whom It May Concern, whomever:

    As a stuffed shirt retired banker, I’ve often used the concept of me participating in a fictious new product development committee to gauge the audacity of new new products my customers would tell me about to get a feel for it and to a lesser extent a certain measure the bravery of the entrepreneurial spirit in America.

    In just such a meeting regarding the topic of magnetically imbibed jeans, would I:

    A.) say that, in my humble opinion, sewing worthless magnets from china into worthless denim from china and charging a ridiculous sum was the dumbest idea i ever heard,


    B.) stand up in the meeting, pump my fists in the air screaming “Let’s Do IT, We’ll be RICH, RiCH RICH!!!”

    Sadly, I’d say A. But kudos to the brave young entrepreneurs at DTC who totally trust those slick vendors from China and bought it, till it hurt. Yikes!

    Listen, I love Duluth and its products, usually, and I hope it works out for them, but with a deference to them and Charles&Hudson I can only imagine the laughing stock who would actually wear this to the job site. And copper lined pockets not withstanding, how about all those wrist watches, cell phones, and credit cards accidental destroyed by a magnetic field that can carry a hammer, a HAMMER!!! ?

    Just too, too FUNNY not to write you folks. Must have been a really rough long winter up there!!!!

  • Random Orbit

    Don’t forget the therapeutic value of magnetic pants. Keeps the iron in the blood where it’s needed most. Tile men rise from their knees and run laps for lunch. Not to mention free rides on public transportation with the insulated-to-keep-out-the-breeze full body coveralls.

  • WorkingHardInVermont

    Love this idea! I have a wide, wrist band with these rare-earth magnets and it is very convenient. When I am working in a tight spot, I just stick nuts, bolts, screws, etc., to it instead of trying to put them in my pocket or finding a nearby place to put them. Having an entire pair of pants like this would be wonderful. As long as I am the only one in the room wearing them, they should be fine…