Chainsaws are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it helps you to clear massive trees and bushes in no time. But one slip up, and you could end up in a hospital. Working with them means you have to be alert at all times, but it does not hurt to wear protective clothing and a chainsaw helmet to protect yourself in case of an unforeseen accident.
With the right attire, you can use the machine comfortably knowing you are protected at least. Think of it as owning butcher’s gloves for your entire body. Unless of course, it falls on your head, but you can go big and get a helmet and only use it from a downward position and not vice versa. That said here are the best chainsaw pants in the market currently.
Top Chainsaw Pants and Chaps in 2020
Husqvarna 587160704 Technical Apron Wrap Chap
Made from 1000 denier polyester with PVC coating and Tek warp protective layers, qualifies the safety pants for chainsaw use. They also have an adjustable waist size that is suitable for anyone with a waist up to 42 inches.
They also have a felling wedge/gear pocket and durable acetyl Delran buckles for waist adjustment. And they meet the ASTM f1897, ANSI z133.1, and OSHA regulation 1910-266. They are also Ul certified.
They are designed to reduce the risk or severity of an injury and give the chainsaw user extra time to react when contact with the chainsaw is made. The material is cut retardant, and it is designed to “pull” apart and clog up the sprocket system of the chainsaw. Slowing or stopping the chain from rotating. Depending on the speed of the chain, length, angle of contact, and power of the saw.
- Tek warp protective layers
- Waist size
- Acetyl Delran buckles
- Has an adjustable waistband
- Made from durable material
- They meet OSHA regulation standards.
- Very bulky
Forester Chainsaw Apron Chaps with Pocket
These are the best chainsaw chaps in the market currently. They meet ASTM F1897 and OSHA 1910.266 regulation standards. They are also UL Certified. They are not suitable for use with electric chainsaws. They chaps have an “apron style” design that protects the front of both legs which is the most common injury area.
The apron style chainsaw protective chaps are sleek, durable, lightweight, and comfortable. They are oil and water-resistant. They also have a large side pocket to store your Knick knacks as well as a flip adjustment belt for a perfectly secure fit.
- Flip adjustment belt
- Oil resistant
- Perfect for use in all weathers
- Meet regulation standards
- Waist size is adjustable
- Plastic buckles keep coming loose
STIHL 0000 886 3202 Protective Apron Chain Saw Chaps
These chaps are categorized among the best protective chainsaw pants of 201. The pants have six layers of protective retardant material, deep cargo pocket on the front, and a protective Entex cut-retardant material layer. Their measurements are as follows; 36-Inch length, 36-Inch waist; and they are standardly orange in color.
They have been designed for heavyweight protection; while maintaining a rugged, yet comfortable look because of the open-back design for hot working conditions.
- Deep cargo pocket on the front
- Protective Entex cut-retardant material
- 6 Layers of protective retardant material
- Can be used during the how summer months
- Made from durable, reliable material
- Have an adjustable waist
- Costs more than other options in the market
Husqvarna 531309565 Chain Saw Apron Chaps
Like the kings of all thing work tools, Husqvarna has done a pretty amazing job of developing the best chainsaw protective pants. Not only do they meet ASTM F1897, ANSI Z133.1 and UL Certified standards, they also meet OSHA Regulation 1910-266.
You can hand wash them and hang them out to air dry. The chaps are available in blue, black and grey colors. They have a 600 Denier outer shell that comes in navy blue color. And for extra protection, they also have five layers of Kevmalimot yellow line protective material.
- Meets OSHA Regulation
- 600 Denier outer shell
- Five layers of Kevmalimot yellow line protective material
- Easy to clean
- Made from strong material
- Meet industry standards
- Waistband is loose
Husqvarna Technical Apron Wrap Chap
Like all other Husqvarna products, these ones meet your expectations and then some. They have a 1000 denier polyester with PVC coating with Tek warp protective layers, an adjustable waist size to 42 inches. They also have a felling wedge and a gear pocket. The waist has acetal Delrin buckles for adjustment purposes.
They meet ASTM f1897, ANSI z133.1 and OSHA regulation 1910-266. They are also ul certified. To preserve them you need to wash them in cold water only using a mild detergent and hang to air dry. You should also never use chlorine bleach on them.
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- 1000 Denier Polyester with PVC coating
- Tek Warp Protective Layers
- adjustable Waist Size to 42 Inches
- They meet standard regulations
- They have an adjustable waist
- Made from durable material
- A bit snug and uncomfortable on the nether region
While chainsaw pants are great for protection, they are not a replacement for the cautious conscious use of chainsaws. So while you go out there to get yourself the best chainsaw pants you can get, bear in mind that you still need to use your chainsaw responsibly.
You can check out these other guides we did on the protective gear you should wear when using a chainsaw: