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Women's Iron Forge Hemp® Canvas Double Knee Pants - Short

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February 2, 2023

sturdy work pants

I'm 5'4'', 138lbs and at first these were way too long and had to be rolled up. I was going to get them hemmed, but then I put them in the dryer after washing and they shrunk to the perfect length. I love the tough, thick material for collecting firewood and working outside. I also really like the wide legs. I am not a fan of th... Read Moree tight/skinny pants trend. I wish they had a hammer loop, but otherwise they are perfect.

January 22, 2023


i havent taken them off since ive gotten them. i got them for work but ive just been wearing them out and about. so so cute and the little cinch things in the back is amazing ive never seen anything like it all pants need one.

October 10, 2022

Bulky and too tight for folks with curves

For reference I wear a size 10 or 12 depending on brand/cut. I have a curvy and muscular body. These pants fit really bulky and didn't hit at my natural waist which caused both the unfortunate perma-wedgy feeling along with a slight muffin top. If they were slightly longer in the torso, it would help alleviate that for folks with bodies like m... Read Moreine. Pants were heavy, and material slightly scratchy. The back buckle was bulky and unflattering. I immediately returned these.

September 30, 2022

Great pants but the color isn't great

These pants are super nice and comfortable but I was really disappointed in the color. They're not even close to a true black, more of a dark denim color.

May 10, 2022

size 14 Short is 2 inches smaller in waist than 14 reg

I do not understand why it is assumed that a persons waist would be smaller because they are shorter.

Response from Patagonia
May 12, 2022

Hi Kate, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear about that fit! The waist on the Regular length and the Short length should have been the same. We'll reach out to you to see whether you may have received a defective pair.

April 26, 2022


These pants are comfortable to squat down in. I like the large back pockets and the waist cinch option in the back. The material is thick and durable unlike the women's bibs I purchased. I work in thorny brush and these pants protect my legs. I am 5'4" and definitely recommend buying the "short."

March 25, 2022

Rad Pants

I work in the landscape industry and these are the best damn pants I have ever worn. I always get compliments about how cute my pants are and how they want a pair. I love them. They are comfortable, sturdy and comfortable. I love the color and have to get the black ones as well. Please keep making them and I will keep wearing them. Thanks Patagonia... Read More!

March 15, 2022

durable pants

These are awesome, awesome pants. A bit heavy of summer but we spend a lot of time in the woods walking and doing some photography. I know I won't trash the knees or rip pants on brush or limbs. I'm 69 years old and I suspect these pants will be around long after I'm gone!

March 14, 2022

Work Line doesnt Work for Petite Women

Despite selecting short, and the smallest Womens size, no option in Patagonias work line worked for me. Based on what I tried, its not clear that feedback from women was incorporated. Unfortunate as I was looking forward to using multiple work products.

Response from Patagonia
March 22, 2022

Thank you for this sizing feedback, Jennifer. We're so sorry we couldn't find a size that would work for you! We truly value this feedback, and we want you to know extending sizing is a major priority for us. Our primary motivation for changes will be customer input and market demands in the industry. Each season we add more depth in sizing to dozens of new and existing styles in our line, so you can be sure that we'll continue to add more options in the future. We are moving in the right direction, albeit slowly, and your feedback is highly valuable toward this goal. In the meantime, we're happy to see you're returning them. Please let us know how else we can help!

January 19, 2022

Great but prone to breaking

I love these pants, hands down the best pair I own. The buckle on the back os what sold it for me but it broke with in the week.

Response from Patagonia
January 25, 2022

Thank you for the feedback, and we are so sorry to hear about the item issue. Please give us a call at 800-638-6464 and we could help you with a replacement.

November 26, 2021

Ill fitting

I have a curvier bottom half and the crotch was too short where it uncomfortably rubbed every time I took a step. The back had a cinch to make it tighter but it was just ill fitting overall. I had to return them.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2021

Hello Lacey, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry the pants did not work out. If we may be able to assist with garment measurements in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.

November 1, 2021

Too Big

I ordered a pair of these, and also a pair of All Seasons hemp canvas pants in the same size. The All Seasons pants fit perfectly, while the Iron Forge pants were way too big. Had to return them, and instead ordered a second pair of All Seasons.

October 9, 2021

Hard working pants!

Sturdy work clothes are not my usual jam but several days of brush clearing on newly acquired rural property totally destroyed my comfy compressive hiking leggings so I knew it was time for something more rugged. After a good deal of research, I ordered the Patagonia hemp work pants, based largely on what I read in reviews about them fitting well a... Read Morend not being stiff. Couldnt be more happy with my choice! They are tough on the outside but soft and comfortable to wear. I love the buckle on the back that cinches in the waist cuz Im not a belt person. Also love that they are available in short, which though not quite short enough in my case to be ideal, is short enough that I dont have to cut off 3 inches and hem them, thanks Patagonia! Can wholeheartedly recommend these pants and say that they are very reasonably priced.

May 29, 2021

Soft and flexi.

Looked for quite a bit of time for canvas womens work pants. So much in my local stores was nope, only have guy stuff or here is the lightweight pretty fashion brand that will get shredded by thorns and brush in an afternoon. Very happy with these. Study, tough, and soft and flexible. Pockets are good - nice depth for stowing stuff. Wish that they ... Read Morehad the short version in stock as at 53 i need to hem the regular length up. (Star off for the long length)

April 27, 2021

Can't Beat Them!

My go to attire on our organic cherry farm - tough yet comfortable. Amazing weight of material, pocket placement and fit. Only issue is my husband thinks I wear them backwards due to buckle on the back of pants...

April 26, 2021

Great quality

Great quality and very durable pants for work plus they look good for casual wear.

April 7, 2021

Tough pants

Labeled short but for me needs to be hemmed I am 51 and pant Legs too Long as Is Garment heavier than I expected but appreciate that it will last

April 5, 2021

Liked them so much I went back and bought another pair

I work in gardening/farming and I wear these pants at work everyday. I love pretty much everything about them. I currently wear them with a base layer (or two!) and while they have plenty of space to fit that, Im also able to wear them with no base layer and still have them fit. The little bit of adjustment in the back is awesome and they look grea... Read Moret. Great pockets. Only thing that could improve them would be a water resistant coating ( but Im probably going to do a wash in one myself at some point) . Highly recommend.

March 26, 2021

Womens work (welding) pants

Well built and carefully thought out product. I was excited to find a pair of actual womens work pants that function. Using for welding and general house remodel and gardening. Had to size up because they run kind of small. Great quality and build!

January 7, 2021

great pants

I love these, the fit is relaxed but comfortable, the rise is high enough (I often find women's work pants to have too low of a rise) and the fabric is tough but soft. I was skeptical about the back pockets and the cinch and thought they might look weird but I think it looks good!

December 26, 2020

Very well made , great value

These are the best work pants I have found, and at a great price. But the sizing is quite odd. I am male, ~5'6", around 135lbs, and typically wear a 30" waist in jeans. The men's version of these pants run HUGE and very baggy. BUT..the women's size 4 are pretty close to perfect fit, maybe a touch small in the waist, but oth... Read Moreerwise a great fit.

December 26, 2020

Love the details, love how comfortable

As someone not 5 tall, the short length is waaay too long. Easy to shorten.

December 9, 2020

Great material, poor fit

I love the material and the back pocket design with the adjustment buckle in the center. What I dont love is the fact that the inseam is too short and it digs into my skin making it very uncomfortable. Additionally, I would love to have seen these tapered at the hems because these are extremely baggy making it cumbersome when adjusting because of a... Read Morell the extra material.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2021

Thanks for the feedback on our Women's Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Double Knee Pants. These do come in a regular and long inseam if the short is not working out for you! Otherwise, for a more tapered fit, check out our [Women's All Seasons Hemp Canvas Double Knee Pants](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-all-seasons-hemp-canvas-double-knee-pants-regular/56600.html?dwvar_56600_color=RATN&cgid=root).

November 29, 2020

Comfortable and tough

Bought these for outdoor job. They fit great, super durable, and are comfortable. I would buy them again. Wish they had cargo pockets but otherwise they're great!

November 3, 2020

Fits much better than the lighter version

I am 5'5", 141-144 lb, with about a 32 to 33.5 inch waist and 38 to 39 inch hips. The size 8 short fit me well. The 10 short was baggy. (In contrast, the all-seasons version of this pant came up to just below my ribcage and was way too short in the legs.) These are heavy pants that keep me warm in the cold when I go places where I don&#... Read Morex27;t want to wear fleece, and they are great for clearing blackberry brambles and such when you don't want to get your legs ripped up. Also good for kneeling in the dirt. They have basically no stretch. I would like to see deeper/more functional back pockets and and an extra half inch in the rise. Otherwise, these are excellent.

November 1, 2020

Great pant just not for me

I loved them when I pulled them out of the box. Theyre heavy duty and comfortable. They seemed like the perfect pant as they were petite and the length fit me too perfectly. But my daughter said they werent flattering. Thats not a problem of the pants. I think because Im thicker thighed they hung straight and made everything look bigger then they a... Read Morere... at least thats how she explained it to me. So to recap:excellent pants, just not on my figure.

September 12, 2020

My new favorite pants

I love everything about these! Super comfy, great style, rugged, cool!

June 23, 2020

Great pants!

These are great work pants, but maybe no designed for my body type. The pants fit in every way besides the waste- it seem to be a few inches more narrow on the waist seam than the part just below, and it just felt unnatural. I tried a size up but then the rest of the pants seems to balloon out. Overall though, I like that they are think but movable... Read More, and not stiff like carhardts. Quality fabric

June 21, 2020


These pants are beefy yet designed for easy movement. I wouldn't say that they are flattering but function only matters to me. A size 4 would probably work for me but I don't have a waist and no hips, don't like it when the waist is tight which is why I ordered the 6. The first time I didn't have to hem a pair of Patagonia pants... Read More in 30 years yea! The buckle on the back does take in the bagginess in the hips for me but isn't super easy to tighten and loosen when they're on. I'll buy another pair if these ever wear out.

June 17, 2020


These pants are beefy yet designed for easy movement. I wouldn't say that they are flattering but function only matters to me. A size 4 would probably work for me but I don't have a waist and no hips, don't like it when the waist is tight which is why I ordered the 6. The first time I didn't have to hem a pair of Patagonia pants... Read More in 30 years yea! The buckle on the back does take in the bagginess in the hips for me but isn't super easy to tighten and loosen when they're on. I'll buy another pair if these ever wear out.

April 9, 2020

Broken-in comfort!

Love these pants! I'm a farmer and these are the first work pants I've ever had that are actually comfortable. They've felt broken-in since I first got them and I wear them several times a week. They don't show the dirt and shake out really well, so I can get away without washing them very often. I always have to hem my pants by... Read More a few inches, so I was psyched to be able to get the short option. They tuck into my muck boots well and don't drag in the mud when wearing sneakers. I even got a pair for my mom to wear on the farm and she's excited for you guys to open back up so she can get another pair to add into the rotation!

April 2, 2020

annoying rise

ive been working on organic vegetable farms for about a decade and was so excited patagonia had put out a work pant, as they can be hard to find in my size (53, 115lbs). tried to wear them for a couple months and found the fit very agitating because of where they hit at the waist - they are too low and consistently pinched and rubbed against my hip... Read More bones when i would bend or squat (if you know anything about small scale organic ag, you know that thats what youre doing 65% of the time). i loved the cinch back and the pockets and the double knee pads. color, fabric etc were all great except for the rise, just make them an inch or two higher waisted and theyll be perfect. very very disappointed. i cant remember what size i ordered because i have since given them away but they fit great in all ways except that one.

Response from Patagonia
April 16, 2020

Sorry to hear the cut of these pants didn't work for you, but we really appreciate the detailed feedback, Danni! Note that our products are covered under the [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee) so you can [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) them.

December 9, 2019


I love the quality and style of the pants! And despite a mix up on my part, I got way above expected customer service as well. Will keep shopping with Patagonia.

December 2, 2019

Great Work Pants

I have finally found some gardening pants that fit me right in the waist - not too high and not too low. I really like the tightening ability in the back. These pants are pretty heavy so they might be better in the cooler seasons than the summer. Double knees are a must for working in the yard and woods. Back pockets are useful for holding small to... Read Moreols. The material seems pretty tough, so hopefully I will not be getting holes in the knees anytime soon. I ordered the short length since I am only 5' 4.5". It is fine now, but I hope they don't shrink too much after washing.

November 27, 2019

Sturdy pants

But not the right fit for me. Length was good , but too snug around waist. The fabric had a great heft and was very comfortable.

November 6, 2019

Finally! A pair of work pants that fit both my waist and my legs!

It seems like it has been a tough code to crack - that which allows athletic women to have pants that don't gap at the waist while simultaneously being so tight on your legs as to be completely impractical. Patagonia nailed it with these pants - they fit perfect at the waist and they are a great fit around the legs. I can actually DO THINGS in... Read More these pants without being uncomfortable with how they fit in some capacity. And they're cute to boot! I personally think the pockets are flattering and functional. I wouldn't even really classify it as a bummer, but the back cinch strap does rub ever so slightly and I've found it most comfortable to tuck in a layer in between the pants and my skin. Overall, I am super pleased with these pants and would definitely recommend to my other hard working ladies out there. I am 5'3", 135 pounds and ordered a small.

August 11, 2019

Hemp cargo pants

The best pants for outdoor work and hike

August 10, 2019

Great work pants

Comfortable and practical. I use for gardening or any dirty, heavy work. Great pockets for misc. tools and supplies. The short is just barely short enough not to drag. I am just under 5’4”.

August 10, 2019

Great pair of pants, needs a couple tweaks

I love the material and style. The back pockets are funky, but I find them deep enough to be useful. The cinched back makes the the fabric rough across the lower back, so it's uncomfortable if there isn't a fabric layer between the skin and pants. It also runs large, even with the back cinched.

May 8, 2019

Canvas Double Knee Pants = Double Wow!

Love how durable the pants are especially for all work outside!

May 8, 2019

Pretty good pants

I bought these pants as a result of my perpetual frustration with Carhartts. I am a captain and do schooner yard work when not sailing. I also wear them gardening/splitting wood. I like the strange pockets on the booty because you can put your phone/other things in there, and they move to the side instead of being sat upon. Good range of motion. ... Read Morevery comfortable fabric. I was not sure about the adjustable buckle on the back, but I think it is flattering. I don’t think anyone has seen my butt crack yet, which is the plan. The knees are thick and sturdy. The cut looks good, but I have to roll them up twice to get the leg shape I want. The test will come with time… They are twice as expensive as a similar product from Carhartt, so my hope is that they will last twice as long. I am 5’0”, 115lbs and wearing a 2. Could size up for better range of motion but would lose the flattering fit.

December 29, 2018

Finally a woman’s workpant

My Forest kindergartners call them my “backwards” pants because of the design of the back pockets. I love these pants for that reason and every other.. I’d love to see them in the fabric weight of the overalls as well. The cut and fit are perfect, please don’t change them!

October 13, 2018

THANK YOU for offering a short!

Need strong pants for barn work. These are great. I love your pants, but they are always too long. These are perfect. Run room. I am 5'3" with log legs, and the length is great. I size down from my usual 10 to an 8.

August 31, 2018

Knee pad INSERT, and knife gussets

I love the pants – it’s made of tough fabric, made of renewable hemp, and I generally love Patagonia as a company for what it stands for. I’m 5’6 110 lbs and size 2 fits well, perhaps slightly snug around waist. I ordered short but the inseam is pretty long. It’s nice I can tuck in the end into socks or boots – I have an aversion for ticks. Last ... Read Moreyear, one tick came crawling up on my leg and bit, when I did not tuck in my socks, in November in Central NY, when I had my defense low. So this pants is good for me. I use this pants primarily for gardening. I have two comments for the future designers of this pants. One is the knee pad insert. I didn’t know what it was. I tried to find a pair of “knee pads” that fit into these pockets but I couldn’t find them at local sporting goods store. I checked Home Depot and Lowe’s but they didn’t have them either. The pads I found were too big to fit into these pockets. I had to email Patagonia and different reps sent me different answers, some pretty confused, but a couple of them had the right answers (I hope). The key is to look for “knee pad INSERT.” I just ordered on line (on ebay) Portwest S156. These inserts are apparently made for construction workers. I suggested Patagonia that this info should be listed on this page so the buyers won’t be confused. I can’t imagine I was the only one who was scratching my head. Also …. About knife gussets. I love that feature, however, it’s placed in an awkward angle. I don’t know if this is just me, but I kneel down a lot for gardening and when I do, my sod knife/pruner holder tends to be pushed UP and OUT of the gusset, off to the ground. I often have to reinsert. I didn’t have this issue when I was using my normal jean pockets. So … it’s a good idea but perhaps more thoughts need to go into the ANGLE of the gussets? Am I the only one who have this problem? Please keep making women’s work pants. I also would like one lighter pants for summer, with the same knee pockets. Also capris pants for summer housecleaning too.

March 20, 2018

good work pants except for length

I purchased these work pants a number of months ago and thus far have used them for gardening,trail maintenance,and scrubbing floors on hands and knees. The ability to insert knee pads into them is awesome,and saved my knees on multiple occasions. The fabric successfully resists thorns when I am clearing brush. They wash up nicely. The fit was pret... Read Morety good except for the length. I am not sure how the designation of "short" was applied to a 30" inseam. My husband,who is 5'10" tall,wears a 30" inseam and I am 5'3" (the tall end of "petite") with a 28" inseam. Happily I own a sewing machine and was able to trim 2" off the bottom,but why? Why not make a "short" actually SHORT? and why are men able to order the length they need yet similar needs of women not respected?

March 17, 2018

Not For Me

I am not Patagoni's target market,being an older broad. I was told by a representative that this new work-wear line runs "roomy" in order to do actual physical movements in the garments. Pros: Really heavy,soft fabric. Cons: I am 5'4" tall and these are too long,even in the 30" short size. The zipper is short,not below... Read More the navel short,but short like your backside will get some air if you bend and squat a lot. I didn't find them to be oversized,more like regular fit. I would have returned them but I used an old gift card and I don't want another gift card. I think I am done with Patagonia. Styles are for younger women. Another reviewer said the back buckle broke right away and that's distressing to read.

March 17, 2018

Overall really nice workpants

Pros -- great fabric,roomy pockets,knife "slot",overall design Cons -- I am 5'3" ordered the short and STILL had to have them hemmed,even to wear over boots. Fit -- I have muscular thighs and bum so often struggle with fit but these fit great in my legs/butt. They are a bit too snug in the waist,which is not uncommon for me. I ... Read Moredon't have a small waist in proportion to my hips. Still a bit frustrating. If I'd ordered up they would be way too big overall. I wear them to work on my VW Van,in the yard,etc.

February 24, 2018

Finally,Real Work Pants for Women!

Patagonia,thank you. I work as a ranch hand just south of Reno,and these pants have changed my life. I am 5'6" with a long torso,130#,and the size 4 fits comfortably around the waist with no gapping or sagging. There is enough room in the hips and thighs to never feel restricted while working,and on winter days I can fit my borderless tig... Read Morehts underneath these canvas pants for added warmth. I purchased the short length and the opening at the ankles is ideal for slipping over books. The durability of these pants makes them perfect for working with a chainsaw or out carrying brush. They are not going to snag or rip or tear. Likewise the double-knee feature saves my knees during long shifts in the garden: they are compatible with knee pads. When the temps get into the 90's here during the summer months I assume that these pants will be too heavy for working outside,but I plan on wearing them every day until then.

January 19, 2018

Amazing Workpants,for Women!

I finally ordered a pair,6 short,for my new career as a commercial carpenter in the Pacific Northwest. My previous work had been as a field biologist and I always struggled finding rugged work pants for women with curves. I am 5'5" with a narrow waist and substantial bottom so finding pants that fit my muscular legs but stay on have been ... Read Morea struggle. These pants have done it. The fabric is heafty,keeping me warm (it's currently in the 30's-40's here with wind and water),protected (I bought knee pads for the double walled knees and they are a game changer!),and I LOVE the giant pockets! I can carry all sorts of stuff in my pockets. I am usually anywhere from a size 8-10 but I tried on the pants in store and went with a size 6 because I didn't want the waist to sag down while wearing my tool bags. Having worn and washed them a few times,they fit great. They also past the squat test,as in no exposed backside. I love that Patagonia makes heavy duty work wear and I look forward to more!

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