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FAQ’s

How much do the pants shrink?

Our pants and shorts are made from 100% cotton canvas duck, so they can shrink up to 3%.  This is standard for cotton.  If the pants fit when you first take them out of the bag, we recommend you wash them (cold/warm) and dry (low/hang dry) and they should still fit just fine. But don’t worry, if they don’t fit then, you can still return them, washed.
As you break in your pants you’ll find that they start to take your shape. They will tighten up a touch with every wash then loosen up as you wear them.  They soften up tremendously as you wash/wear them.

How should I break in these pants?

We recommend washing them more often than you usually would at the beginning.  That will help you break them in faster.  Soon you’ll find them soft and fitting like a glove!

I’m a girl. I must be curvy cut, right?

Not necessarily. Remember, these pants are made for women, so both the straight and the curvy styles are designed with women in mind. For more information on finding the right style for you, visit our style and sizing page.

I heard you make a line of men’s pants but I can’t find them.

Men have discovered how awesome Red Ants Pants are – so much so that they are buying them for themselves. Our male customers are construction workers, plumbers, oil field guys, mining engineers, roofers, ranchers and motorcyclists. There is no separate men’s line. But most men buy the straight cut.

What’s the deal with the little red ant on every pair?

It’s just a bit of fun. But from that little guy comes the Red Ant Challenge for which there are prizes. Double fun!

Where are the pants made?

Seattle, Washington.  Heck yeah USA.  We design the pants in house here in Montana.  We source the fabric and trims.  A fantastic mother daughter owned cut and sew facility in Seattle make the pants and send them to us.  We then do our own inspections, inventory, and distribution from White Sulphur Springs.

Do you have any colors other than brown?

Chocolate brown is the only color we make right now.  We have dreams of rusty red, dusty denim, and Forest Service green so stay tuned!

Can I make a suggestion?

Please! We love feedback! Just email us: info [at] redantspants [dot] com

I’m having trouble figuring out my size and style. Help!

Call us, and we can talk through it on the phone. Alternatively, we can set up a time to Skype. Video can be very helpful!

Does curvy mean fat and straight mean skinny?

No. No. And no. Read our sizing and fit page for clear information on what curvy and straight mean.

If I order the wrong size, will I be able to exchange them?

Absolutely. You can exchange as many times as you like.

If I exchange my pants for a new pair, are you going to charge me shipping again?

No! We are done charging you shipping after your initial purchase. You can exchange the pants as many times as you like and we will not charge you any more shipping.

Will you reimburse me for what it costs me to ship pants back to you?

In most cases, no. However, if there is an error on our end, e.g., we accidentally send you the wrong pair of pants, then we will, of course, refund your cost of shipping the pants back to us.

How long does it take for my items to get to me after I order them?

We try to ship your pants the same day you order them.  We only ship via USPS Priority Mail which takes between 2-4 days. Note: we live in a rural ranching town and our Post Office is not open Saturday.

Can I find Red Ants Pants in other retail locations?

Nope, our international HQ, and only store is in White Sulphur Springs.  We really value our personal connection with you the customer.  Come visit!  At this point we have chosen to remain independent and only sell directly to our customers.  We want to hear your stories!

Do you guys offer pro-deals?

We do! We offer pro deals to businesses and organizations within the trades and outdoor industries. We are excited to continue to create connections and community within the world of hard-working folks. If your company or organization is interested in setting up a pro-purchase deal with Red Ants Pants, please designate one pro-purchase point person to contact Sarah K or Allison (info [at] redantspants [dot] com) regarding this opportunity.