How to Care For Your Trailblazer 2.0 Pants

We have had amazing feedback from the launch of the Trailblazer 2.0’s. Now that they are in your hands we wanted to put out a post on what you can expect from the 2.0’s and how to care for them. We will be addressing several concerns and be giving detailed info, so please read thoroughly.



The Off The Grid Trailblazer 2.0’s are made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex, you can wash and dry them according to the methods for the most dominant fiber type, cotton. The recommended care instructions on the tag state to machine wash cold with like colors, and Josh put that on there as ‘worst-case’ scenario, as washer temps vary. But they should be fine to machine-wash them in warm water with a cold rinse, as preset by your washing machine. The more important instructions are going to be with how you dry them…see below.



We want you to get the most out of your Trailblazer 2.0 Pants and so we would like to share our recommendations for drying. As you can see from the image above we recommend to Tumble Dry Low. On some occasions, when drying spandex on high heat, it can break or melt the spandex and cause bubbling in the fabric, so to ensure this does not happen to you do not dry on high heat.



The 2.0’s are a cotton pant and will shrink in the dryer depending on how hot the cycle is. If you like the fit of your pants, DO NOT dry on regular or high heat. As you can see from above we recommend drying on Tumble Dry Low. On this recommended setting (Tumble Dry Low), they will tighten up a bit, but this is normal and wear will stretch them back out.

Our pants do run long when compared to others (before drying). We did this on purpose because we found drying them on a regular setting will shrink the length (about 3/4” on a 32” inseam) which is about to standard. Even though we DO NOT recommend this dry setting on a regular basis, if you do need to shrink the pants length a bit you can do this once, but then dry on low heat for the remainder of the life of the pants.

Due to the qualities of spandex, not following recommended drying instructions may cause deformities in the fabric and could compromise durability and longevity. We want you to get the most out of your Trailblazer 2.0’s!



The below image is a Trailblazer 2.0 32×32 preshrunk and a shrunk pair after a running through a regular temp dryer (again only do this once to shrink pants, then follow recommended drying instructions). You can see that the length is mostly affected, but the overall fit is closer to the body as well. We found the waist remains close to the same, with minimal shrinkage.  



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  1. Armando on November 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    This is great! Thank You for the heads up.

  2. Nathan Henry on November 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I’m seriously digging these pants. Even though I’m not carrying an AR mag everyday, that pocket works perfect for my minimalist wallet. Also, I’ve never had a pant with a pre bent knee. I’m not sure why all pants aren’t made this way, absolutely love it.
    I’d recommend these pants to everyone bc of their style and features, and would seek out folks that do tile and flooring especially. I don’t care what they’re wearing, their not as good as the Trailblazer 2.0. Now I wish I would have ordered 2. Huge fan, thanks guys.

  3. Bearcat Hellbender on November 12, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Just got my pair at Overland Expo East (or as I like to call it Mudland Expo) and was unsure about the fit because I didn’t want them not to fit and have gotten them covered in mud which would have made a return impossible. The guys at the booth were more than helpful in letting me return them if they didn’t fit. So I got them home and they fit great. I was only mad that I didn’t buy two more pair in the other colors and save on shipping and gotten festival pricing. Thanks OTG for a great product!

  4. dlgstaizo on November 20, 2018 at 3:46 am

    I initially got a pair of 1.0s in each color and love them. The black is my go to for work. Super fit for me, comfortable throughout the day in the office as well as doing repairs and installations.
    Jumped right on 2.0s with black and now ordered the grey for outdoors and casual hanging.
    These are great pants!

  5. Dustin James Churchill on January 16, 2019 at 9:01 am

    So I received my trailblazer 1.0 pants about a month ago. These are hands-down the best pants I’ve ever owned. I bought these on a whim because they were clearance and I figured what the heck one of the best decisions I’ve ever made I love these pants. I read the reviews and kept thinking how different can a pair of pants be well now I know I missed out on the 2.0 hose but I’m going to make damn sure I get a pair of the 3.0 is when it come out in August

  6. David on August 13, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Can we hang dry them?

    • Off The Grid on August 14, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Yes, you can. Actually we found that putting them in the dryer for about 10-15 minutes and getting them out damp and hanging drying is that best option overall. Just, DO NOT, overstuff your washer or dryer as this will cause wrinkling in the cotton pants.

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