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Durable and comfortable
i have owned many pairs of these pants and overall they are are very good. On all pairs that I have owned, I have had to have a seamstress replace the inner white pockets as they wear out quickly. Then also along the pocket where I keep my tape measure wears out within 6 months so I have to have a piece or heavier cloth sewn on there. After the fir... Read Morest trip to the seamstress for those two repairs they are good until they wear out.
Rugged heavy pants ready for true work
This pair of pants are the heaviest pants I have in my wardrobe. Excellent for working in the snow or windy conditions especially with a base layer under them. Still havent been able to get a tear on em so their definitely worth the money. Great pair of pants!
These are seriously the only pants I wear. I have a weird fit, narrow waist and big sprinter legs. These are the best fitting pants I've worn and the most durable. I usually blow out pants in the crotch area (difficult to durably patch) in less than a season. I've been wearing the same pants every day, fall through spring, and they are on... Read More their third year! The fabric is just starting to get thin, but still holding up to my standards. I have two more pairs tucked away (a 6 year supply at this point). Thanks y'all!
Need a button, weird stitching
I love the iron forge hemp fabric but the cargo version of the cut is a bit ..off. You can feel the inside stitching from the pockets quite a bit. Slightly uncomfortable. The 30 was a bit snug in the waist but a shorter cut and the 31 was an extra inch in inseam and too large in the waist and leg width, as far as my preferences go. Will keep wearin... Read Moreg them and hope the seem feels fade out. Love the other pants in this fabric though. Wouldve loved to have had a faster on the pocket as well. The flap with no buttons seems pointless.
Way tougher than denim
I own two styles of Iron Forge Hemp jeans and have essentially lived in them for many months, indoors and in the woods. They seriously outperform denim. Neither has frayed around the cuffs or shown any other sign of fabric wear--though black does fade to charcoal after a washing or two. They are heavy and stiff at first and only partly limber up ov... Read Moreer time. Soft, they ain't, but I'll happily forego that for durability. The fit is different between the two models. My double-knee pair is noticeably looser around the waist than the cargo style. For me, the cargos fit best, true to size.
At 6'2 and ... stout... I found the 38's a little large, but comfortable. I like the weight for cold season wear and the comfort. I had to have them hemmed up even though I tend to run a 36" inseam, and two of the belt loops failed on the first wearing, a clear manufacturing defect. Fortunately I have a good, cheap alterations perso... Read Moren, so other than repairable quality issues, they're great!
Bomb Proof Work Pants
I purchase workpants from a lot of different brands. These are most definately the toughest and softest of them all. I think that's where the hemp truly shines. Patagonia has definately over-engineered these pants. I had gotten them on sale for half the price, but even at full price I'd say they are definately worth it. Unfortunately ther... Read Moree are cons for me. First, the run really small in the waist. Like, really small. I wear a size 30" usually (pandemic boosted me to a 31"). I got a 32" just in case and they were still too small in the waist. I ended up with a 33" and they just barely fit the waist. I've never had to buy a 33" in my entire life. Also, the pants are hella baggy. This may not bother some, especially because there is no stretch in the fabric so the extra room is probably necessary. However, I feel that because i had to size the waist up so much, the rest of the pant like the leg width also increased slightly; maybe, I don't know for sure. This is probably more of a preferance for me; many work pants are now slimmer in fit so these seem like old school in fit. Lack of stretch material will definately bennefit these pants in longevity factor. They are so durable I dont think you can ever wear through them. So soft too.
Rivet came off, but still a 5 star garment
Great pants so far. Only issue if you will is a rivet on one of the back pockets popped off the second time I wore the pants. Structurally the pants seem fine, not really a reason to send them back but it would be great if the rivets stayed put, long term it could be a potential weakness and result in a separating pocket. In that case I would have ... Read Moreit sewn back on. Love the pants now more than ever and my little girl loves storing things in the side pockets. To dig deeper, the rivet popped off when I put my hand in the rear pocket, so it was gonna fall off anyway. Comfortable for all day wear, good in cooler weather, and abrasion resistant enough to use for work and play. Measure yourself before you order, since these pants are true to size!
Response from PatagoniaOctober 28, 2022
Hi Sam, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear that rivet has come off! As you may know, we offer free [repairs](https://www.patagonia.com/start-repair/). We will reach out to you about some options.
Returned a great product
These pants are amazing. But, they are quite heavy and I would likely only wear them in the Winter in the hot and muggy deep south. Also, the 34" waist was a tag snug for me. Thus, I choose to return a great pair of pants that were a borderline fit and I would only wear on our rare cold days. I wish Patagonia made cargo pants similar in weight... Read More to the Hemp Volley pants that I also order and kept.
Sturdy but tight
Great feeling pants. Very sturdy but I dont know if I have weird dimensions or what but the waist is very tight. Got to unbutton after lunch and just let the belt hold it up length is good tho for when bending over and not letting dirty and rocks in your boot but with tennis shoes they are a little long. A way I could see to in price the pants is l... Read Moreike a little hammer loop and an extra layer around the knees for durabilities sake
I work outside in very
I work outside in very tough work conditions. The clothing I use must stand up to aggressive work and be able to take under brush work that is ripping and scrapping at my actions. The addition of the cargo pockets is great for a phone which I need to communicate with clients and fellow workers. The three down issues are the pants are heavy, hot, an... Read Mored restrictive in movement when working. If the pants could be tough but lighter and if the crouch could have a gusset for ease of movement that would be great!! So a pant that is made from a lighter material, that is tough, a freedom of movement gusset in the crouch, I would purchase more pants!! With a pocket for a cell phone also!
Exquisite Fit; Heavier than Expected
One might say "heavier than expected? It's Hemp Canvas, of course it's heavy," but it's heavy. That said, truly a great fit. I wish Patagonia ran these in more colors; if they did, and they had a lightweight companion item, they may give 5.11, TruSpec and all the rest a run for the proverbial money. Worth the money, especia... Read Morelly compared to the Vertx pair, for which I paid roughly the same price.
Like the title says, strong, tough, durable and a bit colorless. Theres only two colors, I wish there was another color or two, maybe a "dyeable" undyed color-natural state? With polyester pockets and edging so they dont get color changed? I got these pants because I wanted the highest dielectric clothing I could get (Ideally 100% hemp, b... Read Moreut hey it's a start) with some cargo capacity (better to have a pocket and not need it, than need it and not have it). It's pretty tough-stiff on the skin of the knees if you bend-squat quite a bit, but unless you're often squatting alot, it shouldnt be too much of an issue. They seem like they should last quite a while. I got some slight bleach on my black pants, which is mildly disappointing, and the black ones are also getting some of that orange edging coming off near the zipper, not too much of a biggie (after it got washed once or twice), I suspect my mild disdain for it is hurting the pants, because its black, but in full sunlight it kinda looks like dark navy blue. I'll think I'll be pleased with them for years to come
These are my favorite pants, because they are made of about half hemp-type cannabis. I wonder why it took me so long to buy these. They're heavier than you'd expect. Very soft. If you're a 32 waist, then a 34 would be my recommendation. I wish there was a cargo shorts version of these for the summer. They breathe just fine, but a sho... Read Morerts version would be awesome. Keep up the great work people at Patagonia!
Response from PatagoniaApril 29, 2022
We're glad to hear you're liking our Canvas Cargo Pants! We use a hemp/polyester/organic cotton blend of fabric in these pants which can also be found in our [Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Cargo Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-iron-forge-hemp-canvas-cargo-work-shorts-11-inch/57080.html). Thanks for your feedback, Robert!
I've been wearing these primarily for everyday life for 2.5 years now. I use them regularly for hard hiking and general work. they fit me well. They tend to rip out at the crotch after about a year for me, but I want to stress that I use them religiously and for hard work. I have gone through 3 pairs now, and am ordering more.
I like these a great deal. I have a hemp shirt from Patagonia so I figured Id try the pants. I was very surprised about how comfortable they were. They seem to be holding up well after several washes. Pockets are roomy and useful and the fabric is very flexible unlike other brands of work pants
Comfortable Work Pants
Without realizing it I had accidently bought a size just a tad tight and after much debate I decided to keep it because of I have been losing weight at a steady rate. Despite that tiny detail on the waist it doesn't hurt at all. In fact it feels so bulk elsewhere it's as if I've had the pants my entire life. I use this for Flooring a... Read Morend Painting and my only source of sadness is that feeling I'll never be able to return this in it's original condition. I would love LOVE it if you guys could let me know how to clean off paint and glue on the pants. Preferably a green or sustainable way since I would love to eventually change sizes if need be or get it repaired without having the repair workers deal with the grime of dry paint, caulk, glue. If you guys find a way to be able to clean this off I would appreciate it so much.
Great Pants, would love more options!
This is my first pair of hemp pants, and I'm overall loving them. I was a little concerned the fabric would feel rough, stiff, and uncomfortable but they actually feel great! Without even a washing they exude both comfort and durability, which is an impressive combination! Holding them you know you'll keep them for years. I really like th... Read Moree knife clip spot as well. With some reviews saying they ran really small I was pretty nervous about ordering my normal 36 size, so I had my wife (who has run a custom costumes tailoring business) measure me according to the size chart on the website. I ended up buying a 38 based on that, but the 38 ended up being too big! Moral of the story, ignore weird sizing reviews and get what you'd normally buy size wise. Patagonia team: AWESOME job! However, can we please PLEASE get a pant in this material with rugged design consideration in a straight leg? These are fantastic pants but I'd like something just as rugged that is less of a "dad pant" and more of a true "every situation" pant. I'll happily keep these of course, but would love to have more wardrobe options in this fantastic material!
Waist size is laughably tight. What a disappointing product.
Probably the first time in 50 tries i purchased a Patagonia item and was irritated. I wear 34 waist in all my pants - and have a 33 waist pair of climbing pants from 10 years ago (Patagonia) which still fits. I couldn't even get the buttons to even touch! Now I have to go thru the hassle of returns. Also disappointed in the reviews here not m... Read Moreentioning this, because I read them looking for any warnings about tight waists.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 10, 2022
We’re sorry you’re disappointed with your purchase, please note that your satisfaction is always guaranteed, and you're welcome to send an item in for a return or repair at any point. Check out the [Returns page](http://www.patagonia.com/returns.htm) to get started.
Softest Heavy Duty Pants You'll ever Own
This is my second pair of Patagonia Hemp Pants. The first was a pair of Iron Forge Hemp work pants (single thickness on the knees). The hemp material is incredibly comfortable. Straight out of the package, you could easily think you pulled on a pair of soft flannel pants. Yes, you can feel the seams but the fabric is buttery soft and feels broken i... Read Moren and comfortable day one. The fit on these pants is less 'relaxed' and less 'baggy' than the work pants. I have a true 37" waist and a 36 fits well which is exactly what the fit quide says. The rise is a bit shorter than the work pants as well. Overall, these are roomy in all the right places for active work but not overly baggy nor does the rear view look like 'droopy drawers'. The cargo pockets are accesible and useful - note: there is not button, velcro or snap on the cargo pocket flap however the curvature of your leg tends to keep the flap closed. So far, the lack of a fastener hasn't been a problem. If you like heavy duty pants but are open for something that feels a bit different, these are well worth a try.
Amazing and durable
These hemp beauties are literally a "jack of all trades" when it comes to use. Really great for casual / work use although way out to a night out. Since purchased I've really worn these only. I suspect washing will continue to soften the hemp fibers further... so only better with time. Sizing in legs and thighs are loose. Waist is pr... Read Moreobably true to size. Consider buying up one size.
Watch out for the rivets
The rivets on the back pockets will scratch up any wood or metal you sit on, besides that problem everything else about them is great, Im sorry to see them go.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 13, 2022
Hi David, thank you so much for providing this feedback about those rivets. We've shared it with our Product Team. In the meantime, if they're a deal-breaker for you please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) those Cargo Pants.
Really tough, wish they had better colors
I have several of the Iron Forge hemp garments including the cargo shorts and absolutely love the material. The design is great and I really wanted to keep these. I tried both colors but ultimately did not like the coriander brown and the black is just too dark. Returned both in hopes of better color options in the future.
Really well made and versatile
These are exceptionally well made. In terms of what to do in them, theyd work for casual or work equally well. They are roomy but not baggy, and quite thick and durable. Its one of those items that will do whatever youre doing that day, and do it well.
Pants Great, Pocket Kaput
I purchased these pants in April, 2020 and have worn them nearly daily since then. Now, 1 year and 4 months later the pants are doing great but the pockets are kaput. About 6 months ago I noticed holes in the front pockets and repaired with needle and thread. I have continued to repair the pockets since then and have finally decided that the front ... Read Morepockets can no longer be patched. I carry a leather wallet in the right front pocket and a keyring (4 keys and car fob) plus a Swiss Army Knife in the left pocket. I hate to toss a good pair of pants due to a pocket problem but replacing the pockets is beyond my rudimentary sewing skills. Hopefully Patagonia can find a more durable material for the pockets. Otherwise, great pants.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 17, 2021
Thanks for letting us know about your pocket situation Timothy. That would be covered under our warranty. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team to get set up.
Great cargo pockets
I'm 5'11", 155 lbs. Got these in 31" regular. Overall fit is slightly slimmer than the Iron Forge double knee pant. Waist also feels a little bit tighter than the double knee pant. Back pockets are a little small so I tend to use the cargo pockets for stuff. Kinda wish the back pockets were as deep as the double-knee pant. I we... Read Morear these everywhere for everything. Fabric is super-durable. Had them for a couple years now and expect to have them for many more.
Excellent Field Engineer Pants
I'm an engineer that ends up in the field quite a lot, and having a pair of durable pants that actually fit for working around heavy equipment and out in the field is a rarity for smaller folks (5'5" 145#). The lighter color works great for spotting ticks after a day walking around overgrown vegetation, and the cargo pockets perfectl... Read Morey fit a 'write-in-the-rain' geology book for easy access outside of the safety vest/clipboard. They breathe about as well as you'd expect, and they allow for good movement when hiking up steep 24 deg slopes. Best pair of field/work pants I've had, just wish my company would help pay for them!
Comfy, but cargo pockets can't be closed securely.
This is a nice comfy pair of trousers, roomy and stretchy. However, the cargo pockets lack any form of closure, no buttons, nor velcro or zip. This makes them useless for carrying stuff you don't want to drop. If they had buttons, they can be left open when needed open and closed when more security is need; it would make them more versatile.
Response from PatagoniaMay 7, 2021
Hi Sid, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the lack of closures on the pockets. With that said, we appreciate this feedback as its how we improve things for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Almost 30% plastic, barely over half hemp
Truly my bad for not reading the fine details of the composition of these pants. They are advertised as being made of a 12.9 oz hemp canvas, but only 55% of them are of that fabric. I'm returning them immediately because I despise wearing plastic clothes. I spend lots of time around fires and can't have stray sparks melting my pants. Than... Read Moreks but no thanks.
Response from PatagoniaApril 9, 2021
Hi Geoff, we're so sorry to hear these weren't what you expected. In the "Specs & Features" section, we do include that these are "made of tough, comfortable and highly abrasion-resistant 12.9-oz 55% industrial hemp/27% recycled polyester/18% organic cotton canvas" though we can understanding how that's confusing language and have passed this feedback along to our Web team. We'd be happy to help you with a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). We hope to not disappoint you in the future.
Finally a pant for construction workers
I’m very impressed on how breathable the pants are and how well they fit. I’ve been in construction for 21 years now and definitely will put these pants to the test. My only complaint about the pants are the side pockets. I feel that they could have designed the pockets differently to accommodate channel locks, levels, and screwdrivers. Overall I a... Read Morem impressed with the pants, and would recommend them to coworkers.
Need 29 inch waist size; waist curves inwards, impacting fit
These are great, durable pants with one problem...the fit of the waist (compounded by the lack of a 29 inch waist size). I wear men's Levis due to being a slim runner...these hemp pants curve inwards at the waist adversely impacting the waist fit/comfort. Two of me could fit in the size 30 waist. So I'm altering the size 28 to fit in the ... Read Morewaist. Hope the next version will have a straight, rather than curved in waist...just like men's Levis do, and a 29 waist offering.
Nice but Overly Generous Cut
I purchased these for my thin son in 28 &30, hoping one would fit. The waist was perfect but the hips, thighs and butt were far too large. Then thought it would fit my husband who has large thighs from years of ski racing and picked up a 34 & 36. Again waist fit perfect but far too large in the hips, thighs and butt. The fabric and the carg... Read Moreo style are fabulous! A pant that is cut slimmer (a lot slimmer) in the thighs and hips while still being somewhat roomy would be perfect. Would also love to see this style in a woman's pant.
I use them for working in my yard (5 acres wooded) home projects, dump runs, dog walking and weekend chores. Very rugged, nothing snags on them and I cant see them tearing. The waist runs a bit small, maybe 1/2 inch to an inch. But the pant itself is very roomy and baggy. Length is good. Im 6ft 180lbs. They are not quite as warm as thought they wou... Read Moreld be. The cold wind gets through the hemp material somewhat easily. Need an under layer in below around 25degrees.
Excellent build, small in waist
I really enjoy the quality of these pants. The material and sewing is excellent. However, despite buying the 36, which usually fits me with Patagonia, the waist seems very tight. The length of the pants seem perfect for my 6'4 (195 cm). I do powerlifting, so I really like the seizing at the quads and but.
Great design, great pants
Though Hemp Canvass Pants are great the weight was heavy for my purpose. i thought the weight would be similar to "jungle pants" i wore in 1968-69 in Vietnam, but with typical Patagonia panache. The panache is there though, even in an Iron Forge design. Bravo!
I love that everything is being made by hemp, finally! I did order this pair in my normal size and they were definitely 2 sizes too small. I re-ordered to a 36 and am very happy now. I can't wait to wear for years to come and of course if I have any issues Patagonia will take of it. Great company with wonderful stand-behind values!
Love these pants
I ran across these pants online and I thought that I would give them a try. When they arrived, it was clear that they were substantial and rugged and built to last. This is the third pair I have purchased. The first pair was stolen by my son when he left for college, the second pair is coriander and then I got this pair to replace the pants that my... Read More son took with him, They are comfortable, warm and quite useful. They run true to size and I think they look good on me. I hope that Patagonia keeps making these for years to come. I really do highly recommend these pants.
Strong but rough
This product is built strong and can probably last, however it feels like sandpaper to wear and are the most uncomfortable jeans Ive ever owned. Also the side pockets are extremely puffy and bulky on the lip. I love almost everything Ive ever purchased. These jeans are far from good.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback on this and we are sorry to hear that these aren't working out for you. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) these pants back to us as we always want to ensure you are satisfied with our product.
Heavy Duty, Well Built
I am writing this review during summer, and these pants are definitely not made for summer - they are a heavy gauge fabric not suited for So. Cal. summer. However, winter is always coming, thus I am ready with these pants. The cargo pockets are deep and stuff stays in (like my wallet and phone). The fit is not too big nor small, I would call it &qu... Read Moreot;classic" (6 feet tall, weigh 165, size 32 x 32). I already had a pair of shorts in this fabric, so I knew what I was getting, and I like this fabric, because it is going to last FOREVER. And I suspect it will get better over time and washing. I ski regularly and always need a pair of heavy duty pants for ski trips, these are they, and they will also work well on camping trips, but they are nice enough to wear around in the evening for a night out to dinner (when we ever get to do that again!) Overall, a high quality, heavy duty pant, backed by the best guarantee out there.
Strange pocket placement! Legs too long.
I found these pants to be very high quality. That said, as it is summer, I haven't worn them more than one day. The material makes me think they will be wonderful in winter. Again, the quality is for real. At this point I'd say I'd rather have ordered a size up. However, as I am 5'8" and 155lbs, I don't understand why ... Read Morethey are so long. I would trip over the leg cuffs, but the waistband is tight. So while I checked "true to size" they are not "true to proportion". I'm not sure whether these are exacting size, but they do feel a bit snug. Snug in good ways and snug in bad. The bad mainly is the waistband itself, and the good is the butt area feels just right (not too snug, not too loose). Plenty of room for knees, as I recall. But here's the thing: I HATE the pockets. For some reason they are down on the top and outside of my knees. Too low, and angled strangely. Also very heavy material, so even with nothing in them they impede the comfort. I'm used to wearing another popular, albeit much cheaper cargo pant, and their pocket placement is perfect (I carry my phone there, handy, out of the way, and safe, even lacking any closure). Missing an outer pocket for pencils and small tools, as well. So the Patagonia pants have a cumbersome flap over the phone pocket, and especially with the phone in the pocket (or anything else) it hangs up on the side of my knee in a weird way. I will make sure there is a 100% price and shipping guarantee for returns if I buy these or similar pants again, as it's very disturbing, which is just too bad, because the rest of the garment feels top notch. Lacking coin pocket! No good, that!
Relatively light and super tough
As a farmer, I have several pairs of the hemp work pants in various colors (each color has a different weight and sun absorption). The cargo version of these pants is obviously awesome thanks to the substantial side pockets. The poly-blend makes them breath and float nicely while being nearly indestructible...
Second order for the same item
I initially purchased a pair of the black and a pair of the brown hemp cargo pants which grew more supple with time and each trip through the laundry. I still have the original pair but decided to order again as they are the best - comfortable in every way with deep pockets that prevent any items from being lost. These are the best - I just wish th... Read Moreey were offered in additional colors.
I bought these pants from the website because I did not have time to go to my local Patagonia store and check them out in person. I have to say that when I ordered them, I was not sure that I was going to be thrilled only because I couldn't tell from the pictures how substantial they were or how they fit. I received them today and I have to le... Read Moret you know that not only do they fit really well, but they remind me of the way jeans were constructed back when I was a kid in the late 1960's. They are substantial and thick, but not bulky nor constricting. I know that these pants will last me a long time without tearing or without me wearing holes in the knees and upper thighs. I am delighted with the quality, the material and the fit. I am planning on buying another pair within the month so I have a pair that I can wear on washday. Thank you Patagonia for not only being environmentally conscious and for conforming to Fair Trade guidlines, but thank you also for showing the world that you can make good products at a fair price and still minimize your impact on the environment.
Truly great work pants
I'm a designer fabricator and also spend a lot of time in the woods doing trail work and splitting and collecting firewood. These pants have far surpassed other canvas work pants I have had before, most of them started fraying at the pockets and hem within a year of use. These pants are over a year old and show no sign of ware other than the c... Read Moreolor fading from repeated washes. They also keep me cooler in the summer than the cotton canvas. The only thing I wish is that Patagonia would make them in a wool lined version so I could be warmer in the winter! Thank you Patagonia for your stellar hemp work pants!
Withstands Tornadic winds! ...But really...
These pants are really the best work pants out there. I am an organic vegetable, and medical farmer in Oklahoma. I wear these pants every day for work, and they take the abuse that comes with the work of planting, harvesting, weeding, watering, pruning, bushwacking, building, wood splitting, dog playing, scrubbing, you name it. But I did not realiz... Read Moree just how strong they REALLY were until Spring of 2019. My wife and I were in Texas, at her tribe's ancestral grounds. We were enjoying a nice, rainy afternoon watching Dances, and walking the grounds. To make a long story short, while we were sitting in awe of the traditional Grass House which sat on the property, an EF3 tornado landed on us without warning. My wife and I were caught in the middle of 165mph winds, outside, unprotected. We sustained several injuries, but that day I happened to be wearing a pair of these Iron Forge Hemp pants. From the waist upwards my body was COVERED in what we started referring to as "tornado rash," basically road rash from tiny, wind born debris. BUT, from the waist downwards, everywhere my Hemp pants covered, I had no superficial injuries! These pants saved me a lot of hurt. Now I'm not suggesting anyone go get in the way of a tornado in some Iron Forge Hemp clothes and expect to be okay, but this is a testimony to how incredibly durable these are. When it's in my budget, you better bet I will get another pair. Thanks for making such a quality product.
Real, last-forever cargo pants.
These are my winter pants for around the Bay Area. Carry all your gear around with you right at hand. Combined with a Patagonia shirt with the giant zipper pockets and the only thing my day pack is needed for are extra layers etc. These pants should last at least ten years.
I've had them for 10 months and they are no more worn than the day I got them. Although, the material is thick and durable, it is very soft and not at all stiff. The only issue is that they run a little small. I ordered my normal size and they were just a little tight in the waist. I exchanged them for one size larger and they fit great.
Not for use while on you knees
I have two pairs of the iron forge pants and have used them for construction and yard work. Last weekend I had some cleanup to do on a concrete deck and spent a fair amount of time on my knees. The inside surface of the cargo pants is so rough it took a layer of skin off my right knee. I got a serious road rash from the rubbing of the fabric agains... Read Moret my skin. I love the pants other wise. Don’t buy these pants in you have to floor tiling or any other activity on your knees.
The fit issues I reviewed on the double knee pant only seem to be exacerbated on this pant. I'm a skier and a runner - so fairly lean but with skier quads. The fit from waist to crotch is totally off and too short,but I do have enough room around the quad area. The diamond crotch has a bunchy feeling and is not comfortable. Fabric seems durabl... Read Moree,but when wet I cant say that it dries very quickly (not that I'm surprised) I typically wear 30x31 or 30x32 for work pants and 30x30 for climbing pants. These are 30x32. Waist is more snug on these compared to the regular double so there appears to be inconsistency in the wasit size similar to carhartt inconsistency .
Tough as Nails; Comfortable from the Get-Go
I've been wearing these pants for several months now. I wear them while woodworking,welding,and while doing farm chores. The fabric is super tough,yet comfortable from the get-go - there's no need to wash 'em fifty times to soften them up. My only beef is that I wish they had a tad more room in the seat for a given waist size. (Not ... Read Moreever Patagonia customer has a BMI of 18.) A small pocket,just large enough to hold a multi-tool,would be a welcome addition,too.
Solid quality from Patagonia
I had several worries about these pants before I bought them. Was the material stiff? Were there enough pockets and how useful are they (I'm a "pockets" guy so this is important to me)? Were the cargo pockets secure? I actually called Patagonia to ask if they were button or velcro closure and they said "neither". There is n... Read Moreo closure mechanism; the flaps hang free. In spite of this,I bought the pants and I'm very happy I did. They are lighter weight than many work pants I have and roomier. I can see wearing these well into summer,if required. They have the right amount of "hang" off the hips and are very comfortable. The legs are loose but not too relaxed and are comfortable standing,bending,or sitting. The front and back pockets are deep and full and hold everything necessary very well. There is no cell phone pocket but I find the cargo pockets work for that. They are well constructed; a little tighter at the top to keep whatever you are carrying from popping out. The flaps hang free but are thick enough to stay down and not fold up at the corners. I've had no problems there. They are good for a casual work environment as well as tearing about town or hiking in the woods. The material isn't heavy enough to protect you through scrub or brush but it's good for casual use. I've only worn them in the Fall and Winter but they hold up well against the freezing winds we have had here in Oklahoma. Highly recommended! I'll be buying another pair.
All around useful work pants
I live in my work pants,literally,and have found the roominess,comfort and all around utility of these pants pretty refreshing. They fit well underneath chainsaw chaps with items in the cargo pockets,this was a big requirement for me and the rear pockets can hold a variety of different sized wedges with ease. Fit is loose and roomy but I don'... Read More;t feel like I am going to snag anything on a tree and get stuck while felling,also a big deal for me. I typically wear 34x36 in other brands and the 34 x Long fits fine,maybe with a little excess length. These pants also stuff well into the high boots that I use on boats or in wet coastal areas. The ink black color even cleans up fairly well for a night out. As far as functionality of the pants I can't see any improvements but a forestry green color would be pretty dope.
These pants are super rugged ! The pants are perfect super nice feel and great range of movement I was a little worried at first with the relaxed fit being to baggy but the fit is just perfect in the thighs and leg.The only complaint i have is there a little tight in the waist.I went up one size in the waist it was perfect ! It's nice to s... Read Moreee Patagonia making this style pant ! Some time the lightest fastest moisture wicking pants doesn't always fit the job. Way to go
Great Work Pants
Love these pants! The fit is true to size on the waist,and legs are definitely on the looser side (which is perfect for moving around). I live in Hawaii,so I was a little afraid they would be too hot,but not at all! They feel very durable,and I've been using them for about two months doing construction and landscaping work without a problem! ... Read MoreNote to Patagonia: I would love if you guys made a casual slim fit version of these pants as well. I would definitely purchase a couple of pairs and wear them everywhere!
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