Brunt Costello Work Pants Review

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Brunt Costello Work Pants

Brunt Costello Work Pants

Manufacturer: Brunt
Model number: Costello
Price: $69.00
A hot topic that is trending in our industry is workwear.   In order to find the best workwear to fit your unique demands, we are continually interacting with workwear manufacturers. We are teaming up with Brunt on this review to cover their just-released Costello Work Pants.

Eric Girouard established the Massachusetts-based company known as Brunt. With its new line of work boots and clothing, Brunt is stepping up their game in the workwear marketplace. Eric is setting up a business that produces excellent clothing and comfortable, reliable, and good-looking work boots.

Lightweight Design | Comfort

Simply because it’s hot doesn’t mean that work stops throughout the summer months. In warmer weather, the Brunt Costello pants are quite comfortable because they are lightweight. Since I don’t typically wear shorts on the job site, I look for a pant like these Costello. They are light and I feel like I have free range  I do not feel constricted in any areas.  These pants are exactly what I need. In temperatures above 80 degrees, these Costello won’t feel hefty. These pants are extremely durable while still being very comfortable. The fabric is made of solid, micro rip-stop nylon that is four-way gusset stretch infused, making it strong yet flexible.

Brunt Costello Key Features

  • Brunt is altogether redefining the work wear marketplace.-lightweight for warm-weather work
  • Four-way stretch mini ripstop fabric
  • DWR-coating repels moisture
  • Innovative pocketing system

Rip-Stop Material

Rip-stop fabrics are a combination of materials that are woven into a square pattern. This is not new as Rip-Stop pants have been around for a long time, especially in tactical pants.  What makes it rip-stop is the extra threads of synthetic fiber that are placed within the weave at certain increments, usually 1/8 inch or smaller.

I do not typically wear over the pants knee pads unless i know I am going to be on my knees for an extended amount of time. This means my pants are almost always in contact with whatever it is im kneeling on. Splintered floors, rocks, cracked cement etc. Direct contact with these various types of surfaces increase the probability of my pants ripping.

The Costello pants are designed with a high-quality material blend of 88% mini Rip-Stop nylon and 12% spandex which optimizes comfort, durability, and flexibility.

Pocket Design

The Costello pants have 7 total pockets. There is a double-layer knife clip panel on the right and left front pockets. The double layer pockets are really nice for me, not only to secure a pocket knife but I also clip a tape measure most times. Occasionally I will hang my impact driver or even my cordless nail gun there so the extra layer (on both left and right) is a nice touch.

There is a drop-in pocket on the right side as well.

The Costello pants have a slanted back pocket design with allows for easier access when reaching into your behind pockets.

Water Resistant

The DWR coating on the Costello pants keeps wetness at bay.  Water beads up rather than soaking in thanks to the DWR coating (Durable Water Repellent) finish. These pants are quick-drying and moisture-wicking.

Gusset Crotch Panel

A gusset is a diamond-shaped piece of fabric sewn into the crotch area. The gusset eliminates 4 seams coming together in one spot, creating freedom of movement and a more comfortable wearing. A gusset also helps disperse stress around the crotch, making these work pants more durable and tasks like crouching easier.  The jobsite is full of bending and stretching and when wearing these pants you do not feel the restricted to do such tasks. Even with getting in and out of the truck, these pants have enough stretch and and are really comfortable.

Tool Box Buzz’s Suggestion

Inside the right-side cargo pocket, a partition would be great. I frequently carry a pencil, a knife, and a torpedo level in my pocket.

Without a divider, these tools “wonder” and land horizontally rather than vertically, as intended. The knife I carried in my pocket is shown here as an example. The knife turned horizontal and began sticking out when I knelt down. The pants would eventually rip, it would only be a matter of time.

Final Thoughts

My personal experience with these Brunt Costello pants has been one filled with comfort.  From the stretch material, the gusset panel and the DWR water coating these pants have been a pleasure to wear. Not once have I felt constricted while wearing them. Brunt has continued their success in the work wear and we are excited to see what they have in store for us in the future!

Work wear is an important investment.  One that you want to get right the first time to eliminate wasting your hard-earned money on inconsistent clothing.  Brunt has developed the Costello work pants with three goals in mind:

  1. User Comfort
  2. Durability
  3. Affordability

Brunt has these work pants priced slightly lower than its nearest competitors. These pants  sell online for $69.00 and are highly recommended.

Brunt Costello Work Pants

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