Not a day goes by that we don’t get emails from hardworking tradesmen itching to join our National Trades Panel. So when we recently put out a call for submissions to join, we weren’t surprised to have almost 500 submissions to choose from. Sifting through them all was a sweat-popping job, but we had a fine time reading about all our hardworking, accomplished, dedicated customers who rely on our men’s work clothes and gear to make the grade.

Meet the four men we think fit in quite well with the other no-bull, no-compromises field testers all across the country who put our gear through the wringer and guarantee it will perform for you. We gave them a $500 Duluth Trading gift card to stock up on their favorite products and discover a few new ones to put in rotation out on the job.

Trades Panel Contest Winner Felipe

Felipe is a third generation carpenter from south Texas who believes you should take pride in your work and always stand behind it, just like our No Bull Guarantee. He relies on our products because they are comfortable, durable and functional.

Trades Panel Contest Winner Kevin

Kevin’s a triple threat juggling multiple jobs: forestry, towing/accident recovery and Wildland Firefighter for the DNR. He says the only time his Duluth gear isn’t being put to the test is when he is asleep. His clothes need to work as hard as he does every day.

Trades Panel Contest Winner Jeff

Jeff is a self-described nuclear monkey man who demands gear that’s cool enough to withstand temps that can reach 120 degrees F on the NICE days. He’s suspended from harnesses, walking, crawling, climbing so his gear also needs to be tough.

Trades Panel Contest Winner Conor

Conor is a fourth generation butcher at a processing plant built by his great grandpa. It’s hard and varied work in ever-changing conditions from the freezer to the smokehouse, but he enjoys learning a trade that’s been in his family for so long.