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Blaklader vs Snickers

July 03, 2021

Blaklader workwear and Snickers workwear are a popular workwear brand among workers across many industries. In this article, we are going to talk about the similarities and differences between both and what their users say about these two brands. 
Blaklader Workwear Snickers Workwear
Year of establishment 1959 1975
Meaning Means “blue clothing”, which is another synonym for work clothing Derived from the word for carpenter in Swedish -  ''Snickare''
Origin Sweden Sweden
Warranty Lifetime warranty on the seams ----
Section -Men
-Women (incl.maternity workwear)
-Children
-Men
-Women (no maternity workwear offerings)
-Children
Garment -Bottoms
-Outwear
-Tops & Shirts
-Tool Carriers
-Baselayers
-Accessories
-Shoes & Boots
-Bottoms
-Outwear
-Tops & Shirts
-Tool Carriers
-Baselayers
-Accessories
- '' / ''
Colour & Size Wide range of choices Wide range of choices
Certification  -EN342: Against cold
-EN343: Against rain
-EN14404: Knee protection
-EN ISO11611: For use in welding & allied processes
-EN13034: Against liquid chemicals
-IEC61482: Against thermal hazards of electric arc
-EN ISO11612: Against heat & flame
-EN ISO14116: Against flame
-EN ISO20471: High visibility clothing
-EN ISO15797: Industrial washing
-EN388: Against mechanical risks[GLOVES]
-EN511: Against cold[GLOVES]
-EN13758: Against solar UV
-EN1149-5: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
-Others: APT, EBT, EN12477, EN20345
-EN342: Against cold
-EN343: Against rain
-EN14404: Knee protection
-EN ISO11611: For use in welding & allied processes
-EN13034: Against liquid chemicals
-IEC61482: Against thermal hazards of electric arc
-EN ISO11612: Against heat & flame
-EN ISO14116: Against flame
-EN ISO20471: High visibility clothing
-EN ISO15797: Industrial washing
-EN388: Against mechanical risks[GLOVES]
-EN511: Against cold[GLOVES]
-EN13758: Against solar UV
-EN1149-5: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection
-Others: -- No other certifications found

Similarities

Blaklader and Snickers are a well-known Swedish workwear brand with over 45 years of designing and manufacturing workwear experience. By offering a wide selection of clothing types, sizes and colours, you can easily get the right garment for your work. 

Both are tough and comfortable, designed to protect you whatever the weather, from working in tough environments like workshops, building sites, weld spatter, and metalwork sparks.

Differences

Blaklader, however, is the only workwear manufacturer that offers a lifetime warranty on its seams. Some of their trousers even feature 3-needle stitching such as Stretch Work Trousers 1590 and x1900 Craftsman Stretch Trousers on the inner leg seam to further enhance the trouser durability.

Besides, Blaklader provides more product offerings such as safety boots & shoes, maternity workwear and work gloves for welding and similar work that needs protection against mechanical hazards and small splashes of molten metal.

What Professionals Say About
#1 Blaklader 

SGKC Electrical from the ToolTalk Forum

Bought my first pair of work trousers from elec show 4 years ago, still going strong, they are comfy and hard wearing, being a spark on my knees I find other wear through after 12-18months, these are great and show no signs of wearing, I’ve since bought another pair and some shorts, can be abit warm on the summer months (hence the shorts), plenty of pockets, price tag is high but wear quality shows, could do with slightly deeper side pockets

JMW Heating & Plumbing Ltd from the ToolTalk Forum

The trousers look amazing and feel amazing but again the price can be off putting. But you can’t put a price on comfortable work wear. Would like to see more options and colours

#2 Snickers 

CF Electrics from the ToolTalk Forum

Have had one pair and the biggest selling point on any work trouser for me is the crotch not ripping lol, this didn’t happen which was great. However find the trousers overpriced and not hardy enough in the washing machine when they get dusty!

Chalmers Gas & Heating LTD from the ToolTalk Forum

Great work trousers made by Snickers, have owned various pairs over the years, great and well made. My only gripe now is the market is changing and you can get products equally as good but a lot cheaper.


RON ROSE

Ron Rose is an owner of MTN SHOP & Mountain Productions and serves as the Global Managing Director. As MD, he has helped thousands of businesses to get their job done safely and effectively by offering useful and practical onsite safety knowledge.