• No, they are not preshrunk they will shrink, you have to buy them big depending on whether you're going to wear them over clothes or not.They will shrink at least a full size in the legs and at least half the size and the waist.
    Answered on 4/8/2016 8:00:18 AM by Keithko from San Francisco
  • I bought these for my nephew. He says they didn't shrink. Carhartt stuff is quality. He loves them!
    Answered on 4/8/2016 8:36:32 AM by Melodie from Alabama
  • They are not preshrunk. There has been some shrinkage but the adjustable shoulder straps makes up the difference.
    Answered on 4/8/2016 11:38:55 AM by The average Saint Louisian from Missouri
  • I'm not sure if they are pre-shrunk but I do wash mine the first time in hot water and they do seem to lose a size. I didn't see much difference in the length but they did get tighter around the waist. I've been through several pair of these and order a size larger, I prefer a loose waist when working in them. And it helps in colder weather when I wear thermal pants underneath.
    Answered on 4/8/2016 4:12:59 PM by Mountain Man from Mountains of Pennsylvania