CAT Workwear – Operator Flex Pants

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CAT Workwear – Operator Flex Pants Review

Caterpiller Operators Flex Pants

Manufacturer: CAT Workwear
Model number: Operator Flex Pants
Price: 59.99

When you see or hear the brand name CAT or Caterpiller you naturally think of heavy-duty machines. Front end loaders, skid steers, and backhoes but not typically workwear. They are not only producing state-of-the-art machinery, but they also have their workwear game on-point as well. The TBB Crew is all about well-made reputable workwear so when the opportunity came up to work with CAT we couldn’t say no. In this review, we are taking a closer look at their Operator Flex Pants.

We all want to feel comfortable while working and when you wear the CAT workwear looking good is an added perk. CAT Operator pants are built to flex with your movements. The flex in these pants allows you to sit, bend or climb with ease. I can not be the only one who is constantly up and down all day!

CAT Operator Flex Pants Features

  • Stretch fabric
  • Breathable
  • Crotch gusset for ease of movement
  • Classic fit with 18 inches leg opening to fit over the boot
  • Belt loops fit a 2.25-inch belt
  • Action zip pocket for a secure closure
  • Front slash pockets with logo metal rivet
  • Bellowed side cargo pocket with secure flap closure and layered multipurpose pockets
  • Side waist stretch panel gussets for added comfort and range of motion
  • Stretch panels in the back of knees for added comfort and range of motion
  • 60% Cotton, 38% Polyester, 2% Spandex Stretch Twill
  • 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex panels in crotch gusset and behind knees

Comfortable all day long

We have tested several brands of workwear through the years. Many of them were well made and served our needs but some of them not so well. We have been evaluating the CAT Operator Flex pants for a little more than a week and they definitely have not disappointed us! The flexible stretch materials behind the leg and in the crotch area are perfect for a natural range of motion. Isn’t it the worst feeling when kneeling down and your pants restrict and things in your pockets start poking into your thighs? They are super lightweight and breathable. While it is winter here we do not anticipate these pants to be an issue during the warmer weather months.

The CAT Operator pants have two rear pockets, the left rear pocket has a velcro closure. There are three front pockets, two on the right side one on the left. The lower right front pocket has a zipper with the CAT log on the zipper pull. There is a velcro cargo pocket on the right side with a smaller pocket below that secures with two snap buttons. Below are 2 slotted pockets for miscellaneous items. These slots are great for a marker, a pencil, or a small retractable knife.


Is workwear worth the investment?

We get asked quite a bit if workwear is worth the money. Our answer is always the same, that is up to you. There are several brands of workwear that are very expensive but you get what you pay for. Workwear selection in my opinion is like tool selection. You can buy nice or buy it twice. There are brands out there you can buy for a very affordable cost like CAT. CAT Workwear is midline priced and is rugged enough to handle the constants of the job site.

Caterpiller Operators Flex Pants


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Scott Arnold

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