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Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls

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My Dickies Flex Coveralls are keeping me warm and dry working in Downeast Maine on a frigid winter morning! Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls - Warm & Dry

I had the good fortune to have a pair of Dickies Sanded Flex Coveralls on while I was overseeing the construction of my daughter's home in Downeast Maine in late December, 2018. (This column was SO GOOD that I shared with the 31,000 subscribers who read both my December 23, 2018 and March 3, 2019 AsktheBuilder Newsletter.)

Coveralls are a great way to stay warm. Here are the other reasons why I prefer to wear them:

  • easy to put on or take off
  • easy to access pockets of normal pants under the coveralls
  • eliminate wind chill

You wear normal clothes under the coveralls. They cover all your clothes. Pretty clever name, right? Copyright 2018 Tim Carter

What are the Dickies zippers like?

There are three zippers for the Dickies Flex Coveralls. One at the bottom of each leg so the calf portion opens wide allowing you to put the coveralls on with boots on.

The third zipper is the main one on the front. It is extra long allowing you access to your belt buckle on your pants and anything below that. This main zipper is also long enough so you can take the coveralls off easily.

It's hard to see the detail since the coveralls are black, but there are two chest pockets with snaps and there are two rear pockets. You also have smaller side pockets on each side. My only suggestion would be to make these side pockets deeper.

How is the Sizing?

Overall you want to order a size bigger than what you'd normally wear. I wear large shirts so I ordered an XL set of coveralls.

The inseam is the tough part. They come in just a few lengths and I ordered the shortest one. I estimate the small length is actually an inseam of about 34 inches. My normal inseam on pants is 29 inches. I had to get giant pins and roll up the legs about 4 inches so they wouldn't drag.

Do They Have Stretch Cuffs?

Yes, the sleeves have an inner elastic cuff that keeps out wind. This is a nice feature.

Is the Collar Soft?

Yes, the collar is very soft and can be flipped up. If you want to keep your neck really warm, get the Dickies accessory hood that has a long felt neck cover that fits down inside the coveralls.


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