I bought these pants for construction work overseas. The knee pads and extra pockets are a must for me since I don't carry enough to necessitate a full tool pouch. I do however need to carry fasteners, concrete anchors, a hammer, flat bar, knife, flashlight, wire cutters, gloves, wallet, cell phone and a mobile wifi hot spot. These pants tote all of those things well and are comfortable if you wear the right belt. I prefer the 511 Tactical riggers belt.