I’m sure a lot of you might have a working man on your Holiday List this year, I know I do! While my husband may make is living working for a computer company, he’s a hands-on guy and loved to do word working in the garage that we turned into his workshop. So when I stumbled upon Duluth Trading I was overwhelmed with the endless possibilities. Duluth Trading products and sells clothing and accessories that are build tough! Their story began in Duluth in 1991, when two tradesmen saw guys lugging tools to the job site in all kinds of strange containers, and thought, “There’s got to be a better way.” So they invented the Bucket Boss®. We carry on their ingenious tradition today with gear that solves problems for working people. While they’ve since stopped selling the Bucket Boss, everything on their site is meant to last and preform a function that is simply going to make any task easy!
Originally, Duluth Trading was only for men, but they’ve branched out in many ways and now even have a large variety of women’s items, too! My family got the opportunity to shop their online catalog and both my husband and I chose one item.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but the mister- he’s 6’4! He’s really tall and while in most cases, you might order “big and tall sizes” he’s slightly unfortunate in the fact that those swallow him! It’s hard to find a good fitting shirt. They are often too short or two wide. Duluth makes a line of work shirts they call “Longtail” that are meant to avoid that dreaded moment where your underwear (or more) shows when you’ve got to bend over on the job! I thought this was a genius idea and could really be useful to someone as tall as my husband. But he dug a little deeper and actually found something even better!
Above, you can see him sporting is favorite jacket that he has ever owned. It’s called the Fire Hose Iron Range Work Jacket and it’s got more bells and whistles that you might think just by looking at it! This jacket comes in 3 colors: Brown, Camel and Navy. He chose Navy so that it would go with much of his wardrobe and was more his “urban” style. As the name suggest, this jacked is made of Fire Hose material that makes it incredibly strong. Fire Hose canvas is woven with twice the threads in both directions for more toughness than standard cotton duck. Treated to shed water and repel stains. The lining features a plush 66% polyester/34% acrylic berber lining to tame the coldest days. Not to mention, all the work friendly features you need to take on your own daunting challenges: deep, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and back “glove box” rear pocket for fast-grab storage, 2 inside pockets, rugged triple-stitched main seams. All in the tradition of the iron-willed men who built America.
This jacket is out of this world and my husband can’t help but tell everyone about it, but on top of how well made this jacket is and all the great features, Duluth also offers a huge range in size! They offer Big & Tall sizing starting with Large, (where most companies start at Extra Large) so we were able to get this extra long without in being extra wide- meaning it fit like a glove!
My boys are outgrowning their diaper bag, but since I’m “Mommy” I sometimes still have to carry around stuff that feels like a bag of rocks! So, I decided to try out the Duluth Trading Women’s Travel Tote. They carry many sizes, variations and colors of this bag but I opted for the color Wheat and one that was open on that top in case I wanted to put something large like my laptop inside (yes, my laptop fits into this tote! Easily!)
They’e made space for everything inside, courtesy of a front organizer zip compartment with key fob, a mesh water bottle pocket, a slip pocket for magazines, and a side flap pocket for anything else. A light-colored lining makes it easy to see and find what’s inside – no more losing small items in the murky depths of a black bag. Plus, the Travel Tote is built to stand up to everyday use, from its strong, durable canvas to its reinforced web shoulder straps. For me, this bag is just perfect!
I was amazed at the strength in these products. They really are made to last and I know we’ll be enjoying them for many years to come. If you’re still searching for some amazing gifts, be sure to check out the Duluth Trading Website. They’ve got some great sales and specials going on that you don’t want to miss!