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Nylon Protective Pants

Nylon Protective Pants
These nylon protective pants are rugged and feature six layers of Avertic™ Pro by Engtex® cut-retardant material.

Product Description

For rugged protection you can count on every day, choose STIHL Nylon Protective Pants. The outer shell is made of a durable “ambush nylon” material that holds up under tough working conditions. Inside, the pants feature six layers of Avertic™ Pro by Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to clog the sprocket and stop the rotating saw chain of a gasoline-powered chainsaw in case of accidental contact with the rotating saw chain. STIHL chainsaw protective apparel is also wash and wear, unlike some other brands that require dry cleaning or light surface cleaning.

All protective pants from STIHL feature elastic waistbands, belt loops as well as suspender buttons. Pockets provide storage for all your work essentials, including a cargo pocket for quick access. Our pants also feature a long leg zipper for easy boot removal.

Available color: Navy Blue
Available sizes: S, M, L, XL

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Model Features

  • UL Classified
    This garment has been Classified by UL® (Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) as chainsaw cut-resistant leg protection for all Operators of Gas Powered Chainsaws by using ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials) F1414 Test Method and ASTM F1897 performance standard. See complete marking on the product.


S, M, L, XL
Navy Blue

Important Information

These protective garments contain pads of cut-retardant material designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the body parts covered by the pads in the event of contact with a rotating chain. The fibers in the pads provide extra layers of material and are designed to rip apart if they come into contact with the moving chain and to clog the sprocket and stop the chain in certain circumstances. In some contacts, the pads may stop the chain. In other contacts, the pads will resist the cutting process only for a fraction of a second. The actual degree of protection afforded will vary with the speed of the chain at the time of contact, the power and torque of the saw, the design of the chainsaw sprocket and similar factors. Follow the washing instructions. Improper care may destroy cut-retardant properties of the material.

The fibers will not stop the sprocket on most electric chainsaws because of their constant high torque.

Important Information All STIHL chainsaw protective apparel meets or exceeds OSHA Regulation 1910.266 for Personal Protective Equipment for chainsaw operators.

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.


Nylon Protective Pants is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good for certain conditions Good for cutting in heavy, thorny brush. Better than chaps as they fit closer and don't grab snags and trip you up which is very bad when carrying a live saw. I have allot of thorny brush and I also cut hedge and locust and have not torn them in a full winter season of cutting. They offer good protection. I do my timber work only in the winter as the ticks and temperatures of summer are prohibitive. They are comfortable in very cold weather by adding a layer and fine by themselves up to about 60 degrees after which they are too hot to wear. Think about the summer version if you cut in warm weather. The zippers are of poor quality and unnecessary as even the best leg zippers will break open on snags in heavy timber. I wear gators when cutting so the zippers are covered and wood chips don't fall into your boots. Also they are short at only 33.5 inches so if you're tall there's going to be a gap between pants and boot which is where gators help. The outer most layer of these tear easy, like just brushing against your saw, even if it's off with the break on, so use your scabbard. The pants are designed to self destruct when contacting a live, moving chain. They can't be reused after that making them an expensive alternative to chaps. When I am in open woodland cutting logs I still wear chaps but I recommend the protective pants for dense, bushy areas with lots of slash, snags and debris that will trip you up wearing buckle chaps.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I need I expected a heavier cumbersome pant. Instead i enjoy a light highly protective pant, with a handy pocket and both wear-alone or over pants functionality. Here is an example of functional, dependable, un-intrusive protection. I was pleasantly surprised, after having too many close calls with a pair of old jeans!
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not tough enough If you work in brush or briars of any kind don't buy these pants. After wearing them about 12 times holes developed in the legs, the crotch split, and the Kevlar pads in the legs are fraying and bunching up. The initial quality was poor too. The belt loops were fraying when I pulled them out of the package. The cargo pocket is on your left knee and carrying anything like a wedge, scrench, wallet, or cell phone is uncomfortable if not painful.
Date published: 2014-12-20
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