Last updated: August 10, 2021

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Welcome to our big dungarees test 2021. Here we present all the dungarees we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the internet.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best dungarees for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of when buying dungarees.




Summary

  • Dungarees can be made of polyester, cotton and synthetic materials. Mostly they are made of the material composition cotton and polyester.
  • Dungarees can be made of polyester, cotton and synthetic materials. Mostly they are made of the material composition cotton and polyester.
  • The dungarees must have an optimal fit for you and must not be too tight. They must allow you enough freedom of movement at work, but still offer good support.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying dungarees

What material can dungarees be made of?

Work dungarees can basically be made of the following materials:

  • Polyester + cotton
  • Cotton
  • Synthetic

When you look at the inside label of a pair of work dungarees, you can quickly see that almost all manufacturers use the same material composition for their work trousers. 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton. This mixture is so popular because it feels very pleasant on the skin and at the same time is water-repellent and dirt-repellent due to the high polyester content.

Dungarees made of pure cotton cannot offer these properties. However, some dungarees are still made of one hundred percent cotton, as the feel of cotton clothing is particularly pleasant. In addition, dungarees made of cotton can also be washed in the washing machine at over 60 degrees Celsius. This is not possible with most work trousers.

Synthetic dungarees have the advantage that they are particularly weather-resistant. This makes the work trousers very quick to dry, easy to care for and hard-wearing.

Dungarees are available in various designs and sizes. We want to help you find exactly the right dungarees for you.

How much do dungarees cost?

There are considerable price differences for dungarees that are intended for everyday use. Price differences can be explained mainly by the material and brand of the dungarees.
Brand price
Well-known brand manufacturers €80-300
Well-known manufacturers €50-80
No-name products €10-20

Features such as comfort, functionality and design also influence the price. For well-known brand manufacturers, the price can be over 300 euros for a pair of dungarees. However, you get excellent quality for your money. Dungarees from well-known manufacturers cost between 50 and 80 euros.

Very cheap dungarees can be found in discounters for as little as ten euros. However, the low price often has its reasons. The cheap dungarees may show defects in one or two places. Whether such simple work trousers are enough for you or you want to spend more money for more comfort is up to you.

If you use your dungarees for daily work, where your work trousers are subject to heavy wear and tear, then a higher quality model may be more suitable for you.

How should work dungarees fit?

Before you use your new dungarees at work, you should try them on before you buy them. A good cut and fit is essential for a good wearing experience.

If you often work in a kneeling position or bend down, you need to check the freedom of movement of the dungarees. Squat down and stretch out your legs. Simulate the typical movements you make at work.

If nothing pinches or constricts you and the dungarees have a good fit and do not slip, then the size and model of the dungarees are right for you. It is best to wear your safety shoes when testing your new dungarees. This way you can see if the length of the work trousers is right.

Decision: What types of dungarees are there and which is the right one for you?

Whether for work or leisure, dungarees have arrived in the middle of society - and that many years ago. If you are thinking about buying dungarees, it is first important to know what kind of dungarees you need and what advantages and disadvantages they offer.

This way, you won't have to worry about making the wrong decision later on. To begin with, you should ask yourself what kind of dungarees you need. There are roughly two types to choose from:

  • Work dungarees
  • Casual dungarees

In the following section, we will compare these two variants and clearly present the most important advantages and disadvantages.

How do work dungarees work and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Work dungarees offer the wearer various advantages. Especially for craftsmen who want to have a lot of tools at hand quickly and also for those who work a lot on the ground. As mentioned above, it is advisable to spend a few euros more if you do not want to be annoyed by rapid material wear later on.

The disadvantages, which are manageable in number, come into play especially if you do not inform yourself comprehensively before making a purchase. The trousers offer plenty of storage space for tools, thanks to the integrated pockets and loops. They are comfortable to wear and do not constrict at the waist.

Thanks to the durable material, you don't have to pay much attention on the construction site and you are always on the safe side with the additional padding on the knee. What's more, you can't lose the trousers because they are held in place with the braces.

Advantages
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Extra padding
Disadvantages
  • Lifting your arms can be uncomfortable

What are the characteristics of casual dungarees and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Unlike work dungarees, which are worn primarily for practical reasons, leisure dungarees can also be fashionable. Mostly made of denim, they have been enjoying a small revival for some time, especially in women's fashion.

Since women's dungarees are also available in a short version, they are not tied to a season and can also be worn in summer. There are also special versions that are suitable as maternity wear for pregnant women and can be extended as needed.

Regardless of which type of casual dungarees you choose, it is essential to try them on beforehand, otherwise you run the risk of the dungarees not fitting properly and you might end up having to buy the belt you actually saved.

The clothes are practically protected from dirt under the dungarees. Another advantage is the fact that your T-shirt can't slip out. The dungarees are also very comfortable and keep you warm.

The biggest disadvantage of dungarees is that they are more difficult to put on and take off than ordinary jeans. In addition, because of the smaller pockets, leisure dungarees have less storage space than work dungarees.

Advantages
  • Comfortable
  • T-shirt does not slip
  • Clothes protected from dirt
Disadvantages
  • Cumbersome to put on
  • Little storage space

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and rate dungarees

In the following we would like to show you which factors you can use to compare and evaluate dungarees. This will make it easier for you to decide whether a particular pair of dungarees is suitable for you or not.

In summary, these are:

  • Material
  • Fit
  • Design
  • Functionality

In the following paragraphs you can read about the individual purchase criteria and how you can classify them.

For dangerous construction sites, you should also wear a high-visibility waistcoat over your dungarees to be clearly visible to others. Alternatively, you can attach reflectors to your dungarees. (Photo: Bridgesward / pixabay.com)

Material

One of the most important criteria for buying dungarees is of course the material they are made of. Which material is most suitable for you depends on the activities for which you wear the dungarees, the stresses to which the dungarees are exposed and how often you will use the dungarees. The higher the load, the more importance you should place on the quality of the dungarees.

When it comes to quality and material, you should pay particular attention to clean seams and high-quality workmanship, as well as materials that will withstand your work. You can also check the quality of the dungarees using quality features such as test seals, quality awards from renowned testing centres (e.g. KWF) or EN standards.

Fit

When it comes to fit, you should pay attention to the cut of the trousers. This is crucial for how the trousers feel to wear. The dungarees should not be too tight to allow sufficient freedom of movement. The straps should not cut into the shoulders and movements such as bending over must be possible without any problems.

It is often helpful to compare your old work trousers with the new

ones to make sure that the new dungarees fit the way you are used to - of course, only if you were very satisfied with your previous dungarees.

Design

Work dungarees come in a variety of colours these days. From ordinary blue to bright pink, you can find it all. So the choice of colours is really wide. The cut can also vary. Some dungarees have a tighter cut and are especially favoured by women.

Did you know what the different colours of dungarees mean?

Since dungarees are often still used as work trousers today, a certain colour code has become established. White trousers are worn by painters and blue dungarees are worn by field workers and mechanics. Striped dungarees long counted for railwaymen.

Appliqués in striking colours can spice up dungarees even more.

Functionality

When it comes to functionality, it is important to consider the practical aspects of the dungarees. This varies from dungarees to dungarees.

Important useful functions that are helpful at work include the following:

  • several pockets
  • Loops to hang up tools like pliers
  • Padding or reinforcement on the knees
  • Reflectors

Which functions your work dungarees should fulfil is up to you and depends on your job.

In addition to functionality, work dungarees are also designed for a comfortable fit. (Image source: 123rf.com / Katarzyna Białasiewicz)

Image source: 123rf.com / Alessandro Guerriero

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