Timberland PRO® Workwear
Timberland PRO® Workwear Review from Head to Toe
Timberland PRO® takes their commitment to quality and innovation from a long history of rugged work boots and shoes to workwear. Their Workwear line was launched just a few short years ago. Already the expansion of this line appears to be influencing the brand as a whole.
The Timberland PRO® Workwear line of safety work boots expands with one of the best boots we’ve worn out of the box. The Gridworks 8″ Waterproof Alloy Safety Toe is a really exciting piece of footwear for our crew. The evolution of the Timberland PRO® Workwear is evident in The Gridflex Canvas Work Pant. Easily one of the best built pair of work pants available. Definitely designed to stand up to the abuses of construction sites.
If you haven’t considered Timberland PRO® Workwear to replace another piece of gear that falls apart, you should. We’ve been wearing Timberland PRO® since the launch of the product line and will continue to buy and wear this gear for years to come.
Baluster Work Jacket
A jacket has to do a few simple things to keep me happy in the cold. Keep me warm, keep me dry, and not fall apart after a few months on the job. Bonus if I can maintain some freedom of movement and agility while bundled for the cold. The Baluster Work Jacket answers the mail on all these things and has become my go to jacket on the job.
- 12-Ounce Cotton Canvas
- Water-repellent finish
- Quilted nylon lining
- Stand-up collar
- 80 to 100-gram insulation
- Two zip chest pockets
- Two lower front pockets
- Inside Chest Pocket
- Oversized locker loop at center back
- MSRP $110
Since a hard hat is a standard piece of PPE for me, the standard hooded jacket doesn’t work, so I reach for the Baluster. I can layer with a thinner more flexible hoodie to wear under my hard hat. With the oversized “locker loop”, as I warm up and need to shed a layer I can hang this jacket almost anywhere.
The Baluster Work Jacket features a familiar 12-ounce heavy duty cotton, triple stitching, and quality reinforced rivets. Timberland has a long track record for making quality footwear and their industrial line of workwear is following suit with the tradition of quality, comfort, durability, and innovative design.
Gridflex Canvas Work Pant
Pants always have the shortest life-span in my collection of work wear. Walking through mud and puddles, constant kneeling, and the impromptu wiping of silicone, dirt, and grease. Work pants are on the front line of getting things done, Bottom line, pants take the brunt of abuse on the job-site. The Gridflex Canvas work pant design addresses all the classic vulnerabilities of the work pant.
Reinforced back-hem kick plates are in place for added durability in a typically, high wear location. This area of the pant is where water wicks up the back heel of the pants and accelerates the deterioration of the material. Reinforced triple stitching, heavy duty rivets, and flexible cotton canvas makes these pants job-site ready. The articulated knees are overlaid with a second layer of fabric, for extra durability, which helps prolong the life of a critical wear point. Furthermore, the innovative stitching provides additional freedom of movement.
I’ve worn and wore through a lot of pants. These so far have risen to the top of the heap, although I prefer a hammer loop on all my work pants. The quality of materials and workmanship on the pants make up for it. But I’d still love to see this detail on future generations of Gridflex pants.
- Cotton/Spandex Blend
- Cotton/Nylon Overlays
- Articulated Knees
- Crotch Gusset
- Tool, phone and coin pockets
- MSRP $60
Gridworks 8″ Alloy Toe Work Boots
The Gridworks 8″ Waterproof Alloy Safety Toe out of the box is one of the best work boots I’ve worn. Timberland PRO® has addressed critical failure points with tried and true designs. While bringing back some classic features like a shank in the sole of the boot for structural support, great for long periods on a ladder. While using advanced technology to provide superior comfort, like mesh linings with antimicrobial treatments to help with odor control.
- Waterproof Leather
- Waterproof Membrane
- Asymmetrical Alloy Safety Toe
- Fiberglass shank for structural support
- Dual-purpose cast-metal top hardware
- Mesh linings with antimicrobial treatment
- Anti-Fatigue Technology
- All-weather TPU Outsoles
- Oil-, Slip- and Abrasion-Resistant
- MSRP $195
Forming the sole of the boot is a special thermoplastic urethane (TPU) compound which maintains flexibility even in extreme cold. Providing enhanced traction on wet and even frozen surfaces. The rugged sole is composed of three distinct layers terminating and layering extra thick with the TPU.
The laces are braided, but not the strongest weight material. The lace loops are heavy duty, especially the top hardware, made of cast-metal. The laces are the only noticeable vulnerability on the shoe, but with such a tall 8″ height, laces should be hanging well above any potential hazards.
The boot features a lightweight asymmetrical shaped toe cap. The asymmetrical alloy safety toe is reminiscent of another Tool Box Buzz favorite work boot. One common failure point on a work boot is the wearing of the toe from the drag it experiences during work performed while kneeling. Not only does the alloy toe protect your feet but also prolongs the life of the boot.
Timberland PRO® Workwear Earns the Trust of the Pros
Timberland PRO® boots have been on the feet of our crews for years. The more junior Workwear line has been on our backs for just a few years now, but from head to toe we trust Timberland PRO® to keep us dry, comfortable, and when needed, warm because it lasts. As we wrote before, if you haven’t tried Timberland PRO® Workwear or boots, what are you waiting for?
Trust the Pros.
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