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

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Ws Iron Forge Hemp® Canvas Double Knee Pants - Regular

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November 25, 2023

Sturdy and well made

Got these for casual hiking and yard work. I have plenty of thin tech fabric hiking pants but wanted something a little thicker and more rugged, that would also be suitable for yard work in the fall. These are a good length on me (I usually look for a 31 or 32 inseam) and they fit well. Plenty of freedom of movement. The back waist adjustment is ha... Read Morendy though it means I would never wear these with a backpack that had a hip belt. The stiffness of the fabric is fine for my uses though I would find them uncomfortable around the waist if I were sitting for a long time.

November 18, 2023

Super comfy pants for cooler weather

Roomy- the back buckle is great for adjusting the waist.

November 8, 2023

Great Work Pants

These are great pants- they are nice and thick while still flexible due to being hemp. Much more flattering than other work pant styles. I like the lower back buckle for tightening the waist up a little bit also. I can even squeeze a pair of base layer underneath, which is great for Alaska fall/winter.

November 2, 2023

Love the material, not the cinch on the back

These pants are very comfy and I like the large front and back pockets. I do wish there were side pockets, and I don't like the metal buckle on the back. It digs into my spine, especially when driving.

Response from Patagonia
November 7, 2023

Thank you for letting us know about the metal buckles, Quinn; we will share this feedback with our design team. If they turn out to be too uncomfortable, of course you are welcome to [return]( them.

August 13, 2023

Good pants, buckle broke within months

Decided on the tan color because the fit was different than the black, oddly. Good pants and the material is great. Unfortunately the back buckle snapped a few months shy of owning for a year (usage was mostly around town, about 2 weeks trail work). Surprised it was the weakest link! Hoping to get them fixed because now they wont stay up. 5ft7in an... Read Mored about 155 pounds, got a size 6.

Response from Patagonia
August 16, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Caroline! Please know that you are more than welcome to send these pants for [repair]( at anytime so we can ensure you have many more adventures with them.

April 9, 2023

Great, but way too big

The quality of these pants is amazing, and the design is so cute but the waist was huuuge, like wider than the hips!! Based on other reviews of these running small I sized up to a 6. The legs fit great, but then the waist had a gap of about 3" (and I don't even have a super tiny waist or anything). When tightened with the strap they just ... Read Morelooked kinda ridiculous all bunched up. Was sad I had to return them because they are so flattering and good quality, but will maybe try again when the size 4 is back in stock

Response from Patagonia
April 11, 2023

Hi Ava, thank you for sharing this feedback--we're so sorry these pants didn't fit you right! When you decide to re-order you can also reach out to our [Customer Service Team](*1uvp02q*_ga*NDE5MjQzOTMwLjE2ODEyMzAyNDY.*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4MTI0MDU1MS4yLjAuMTY4MTI0MDU1MS42MC4wLjA.), and they can help with specific measurements so you can feel confident that the ones you get will be right for you.

April 7, 2023

Love the fabric and style.

It is soft and broken in, comfy right away. The fit through the waist is roomier than the Trip Pants. Perhaps they are styled to sit lower on the hips, not at the natural waist? Not available in 6-short so I'm getting the Trip Pants in 8-short which fits well and sits and the narrow part of my body, not lower. These are really nice and attract... Read Moreive too if you they fit you well!

March 28, 2023

Cinch Strap Not Compatible For Trail Work

Love the fact Patagonia has an entire line of hemp clothing. Unfortunately, the cinch strap at the back of a work pants is not compatible for carrying a backpack for trail work, field surveys, etc.

Response from Patagonia
March 29, 2023

We appreciate your feedback on this feature and will be sure to pass it along to our product designers. Please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team to discuss your options for return under our Ironclad Guarantee. We'll be glad to help!

March 17, 2023

I would recommend this product

I would recommend this product to a friend depending on their needs. I like the fit and the quality, but I do not care for some of the features of the pants. The pants would be great if they had a 5th pocket on the thigh for tools or a phone and if they remove the cinch strap. I am constantly sitting on my phone or putting tools in the same pocket ... Read Moreas my phone. The cinch strap, I have not had a pair that the cinch strap has not broken on yet. once it breaks I just cut it off, because the pants still have lots of life left in them.

March 15, 2023


I have bought a few different pairs of these and none are long enough!! Right now the long isnt even stocked but when it is its still too short for someone who is genuinely tall. I wear a 34-36 inch inseam, and these are on the short side for a 34. Please restock and consider making truly long inseams!! Theres lots of tall women and people who like... Read More to roll their pants as well. I want to find the perfect pair of these so badly!!

December 10, 2022

Best work pants!

This is the best pants for working outdoors or hiking around! We have acreage and I live in these for all the work outdoors. They are comfortable, warm, and so tough. Adding more of these to my xmas wishlist :)

November 4, 2022

Love these pants!

I basically never want to wear any other pants again. I bought another pair in black so I could wear one pair while I wash the other pair. They are comfortable, practical, and durable. I bought a size up and am glad I did. I'm 5'7" and 150 lbs, and a 10 regular is great.

October 21, 2022

Best work parts I ever bought

Ive purchased carhartt, Duluth and other major workwear brands, but I finally found my perfect work pants. Although Ive only had them for a short time they are far better than other pants. I wore these in 90 degree weather (F) and in 30 degree weather since I bought these. It blows my mind how these pants are so comfortable in both temperatures. ... Read More I love the amount of pockets, like work pants should have. I recommend these pants to everyone that works outdoors. When you work full shifts outside the clothing you choose matters!

July 15, 2022

Perfect! Make more :)

They seem to run true to size. They make me want to be outside & on adventures. I had to buy size 4 bc size 2 was sold out, please make more! :)

May 23, 2022

Best fabric ever

I absolutely love the hemp fabric. It is soft and tough - like really tough. Thorny bushes, gravely surfaces, rough rocks - whatever. But still comfortable. I have a big waist and slim hips, so the waist is a little tight on my size 10 (Im 150 lbs), but honestly its good for the waist to be snug because I dont have to hitch them up every time I squ... Read Moreat down or bend over. I worry that Patagonia will quit making them before I can buy 10 pairs. Id love to have a shirt where the sleeves and front and back are made of this fabric with something stretchy and breathable down the sides.

May 6, 2022

shut up.

these pants are absolutely ideal. they are flexible but sturdy as to not rip easily. m i dont know how its possible but they are also excessively comfortable and also soft. BUT let me tell you about these back pockets hottest thing on the market. the pockets cover basically your whole ~behind~ and are excellent for placing various items when casual... Read More worn or hiking. not only that, but the back cinches to fit whoevers body exquisitely. all that to say, my new favorite pants.

May 4, 2022

Flattering and tough

I have gotten nothing but compliments with these pants and they have passed the test of every mechanic's test I have put them through. They definitely run a little small in the butt and thighs so I would order up a size but the built in belt in the back really helps for curvy ladies.

April 22, 2022

Like the fit and comfort, but features need improvement

I purchased two pairs over a year ago. I love the fit of these pants, satisfied with the durability, knee pad pockets and comfort, but disappointed in the practicality of the design. The cinch strap seems to be an added feature that is worthless. The cinch strap regularly loosens up and on one of my pairs the clamp broke in the first month. I just... Read More decided to cut the strap off and continue wearing the pants. Then the other pair the metal part of the clamp broke about a month ago. So, again I just did the same thing and cut it off. The second feature that I am disappointed in is the lack of the 5th pocket the side of the thigh. The fifth pocket is where I would normally carry my cell phone. This pocket seems to get the less abuse/exposure to hazards at work and is more secure than the other pocket locations. The other 4 pockets designs are excellent design and I love them, but for my line of work I am climbing over logs, guardrail, up and down steep hills and I find my self pivoting and scooting on my butt a bunch. The the rear pockets are not great for my phone. If I put my phone and certain tools in the front pockets it restricts mobility and when I carry heavy objects they rest in the location of the front pockets. Plus when you have to use the restroom, the phone needs to be removed from the back pocket so it does plop somewhere it shouldn't. I am going to try out the all season hemp pants, but the button and split in the pant leg looks like a dangerous catching/tripping hazard unless you have it tucked into tall boots. I am hoping with a few design tweaks, these pants will become far superior to other brands and well worth the price.

April 20, 2022

Great fit

I I love these pants because I like the fit and the already broken-in feel. I like that they are not high waisted. I expect they will last a long time.

April 6, 2022

Heavy but tough pant

I purchased these pants for work on my farm. They are heavier than a Carhartt, and the fabric seems tougher too. After moving 4 ton of hay, there was little wear on the double front. I ordered a size larger than I am to move more, and slightly wishing I had just ordered my size. There is no stretch in them, so the roomy fit helps me with my work. B... Read Moreaggy enough for chainsaw work, too. Tough pant, glad to see the source of the material too.

April 6, 2022

Durable, comfortable work pants

I wear these for garden/yard/building work, and they are fantastic. Double knees make kneeling feel so much better, and the material is so breathable; I've yet to feel too hot or too cold. These are high quality pants, and I enjoy wearing them!

March 30, 2022

soft work pants

A regular is too long for me so I roll them up . Why does short never go on sale ? They seem to stretch a bit when wearing, a size 13 it would be perfect. The back pockets are great but could be just a bit deeper. Love the buckle in back helps tighten and looks good - adding a hammer loop thing would be even better . I wonder how long it will take ... Read Moreme to trash these pants - especially the double knees. Pricey but truly appreciate the hemp material and environmentally sane company values

March 30, 2022

Comfortable yet durable.

I just started wearing these. The fabric feels strong and durable yet light and flexible. If they hold up they will be some of my most comfortable work pants. I just wish I could get shorts in this same style!!

March 29, 2022

Heavy material, comfortable

Alright, so these arent winning awards for being flattering or fashionable per se but they *are* durable, comfortable, and due to the heavier fabric theyre good for colder weather. I wear leggings underneath and stay really toasty in the NE cold!

March 22, 2022

well made with beautiful hemp fabric

Well worth the money and on sale as well!

March 17, 2022

Feels super durable

i am really excited to wear these for work on the farm. feels like theyll last long while. i wish the pockets were bigger/deeper. they are so small! like typical womens pants and extra pockets on the side thigh would be nice.

March 16, 2022

Stand up for Stand Up

I was h huge fan of Stand Up Shorts back in the day. I wore them all the time for climbing and gardening. Since I no longer climb, but still garden Im giving these a try. Love double knee, same good fit around the hip, generous pockets. I was hoping the shorter length would stay out of bike chain. Nope, still gotta roll it up.

March 16, 2022

Tough enough

Ive done yard work in these and I love the toughness and flexibility. Ive even worn them to work at high school on jeans day. Thats pushing it but Ive got the necessary confidence in these pants.

March 16, 2022

Fit everywhere except waist

I had high hopes for these pants for working in the garden and vineyard. they fit well everywhere, with room to move, except the waist band. It had no stretch. I could close it, but with too much squeeze so that I couldn't move well or bend. If I ordered the next size up the rest of the pant would be too large. So I returned them.

Response from Patagonia
March 24, 2022

We're sorry to hear that waistband didn't work comfortably for you! Thank you for this feedback, Jill.

March 15, 2022

Great fit, comfortable, and durable

These were a surprisingly great fit! That is, after a trip through the washer and dryer. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs, and slim, authentic build. I was concerned that these would be huge on my frame, but I really needed some tough work pants. The size 4 (my normal pants size) was great! Very comfortable and not too baggy. Just put them through ... Read Morea solid couple days of outdoor work and was very pleased. Bought a second pair.

March 14, 2022

Sizing off

I ordered 3 different sizes of these pants and none of them worked. The 12 (Im a 10 in most pants) were so tight on the waist I couldnt button. 14s were still tight. 16s fit on the waist, but were huge in the legs/butt. Im returning all 3 pair.

Response from Patagonia
March 22, 2022

Thank you for this feedback, Linde. We're so sorry to hear none of those pants worked for you! We will be happy to help you [return]( them, and we hope we can do better by you in the future!

February 26, 2022

Darn it

So big. So baggy. I typically and a solid 4 across most brands with 27 waste or smaller. In many brands I have to size down to xs/0/2 but Patagonia I often am a tight squeeze in 4/s (my husband has similar issues with Patagonia products). I ordered a 4 and feel like I could fit another human in these pants. Way baggy around the waist and even worse... Read More around the legs. Will have to send back.

Response from Patagonia
March 4, 2022

Hi Britta, we're sorry those pants weren't a good fit for you! Please let us know if you need any help with your return, or if you have any questions.

December 24, 2021

Great work pants

I love these pants. Theyre fairly durable though the seat is wearing out in my first pair as I tend to sit on the ground a lot. The sizing in these is quite strange. My daughter gave me my first pair - a size 4. Theyre a bit tight in the waist. Wanting another pair, I went to an outlet store and tried them on. The 8 fit better than the 6. So I hav... Read Moree an 8 and a 4. Can wear both though the 8 is more comfortable. I love the pockets on the side. Also like that, if I do happen to lose a few lbs I can tighten the back. Great product. Wish there was reinforcements in the butt like there are in the knees.

December 12, 2021

Nice quality, runs very small

Usually wear size 14, but I cant get this 14 to button. Quality is nice, thick fabric. I suggest ordering a size up.

Response from Patagonia
December 15, 2021

Hi Robin, thanks for taking the time to write a product review and we're sorry the sizing didn't work out for you. These are a regular/relaxed fit workpants so typically people find these pants to run on the roomier side. In the future, we're always happy to provide garment measurements prior to purchasing for your convenience. With that said, we're very grateful for your feedback and have passed along to our Design Team.

November 12, 2021

Good work pants

I have worked in these pants for two years and I recently purchased a second pair. I wear them a lot, and I appreciate that they are durable but also they start out much softer and more comfortable than Carhartt, because they are hemp. I recommend them to my friends often, because they are functional and make my butt look phat.

November 11, 2021

Great quality fabric, need to improve pockets

I love these pants for the tough fabric and quality construction. I clean chimneys for a living and my work clothing must hold up to rugged wear and lots of washings. My main complaint is the lack of side pockets/cargo pockets and possibly a loop to attach tools. The pockets just don't work well for a cell phone or other hand tools. The back b... Read Moreuckle broke quite promptly, seems like a style element that could easily be eliminated. It was uncomfortable to lean on while sitting so I was OK with it breaking. Other than the buckle, they have held up extremely well to my rigorous work/wash cycle. I would definitely buy again, especially if the pockets were improved.

November 9, 2021

Tough pants for sure

I love these pants. I am short and had to hem them 2". I meant to order a short, but did not. They are a bit snug on me, but I knew they would be. They are very tough and you feel well protected wearing them when working with power tools.

October 25, 2021

Runs Large

The construction of the pants is great. Durability looks great. Unfortunately for me the pants run large and don't fit me. I'm 5ft tall and 105 lbs; I normally wear a size 2 in Patagonia women's pants, but size 0 in the work wear is a size or two too big.

October 4, 2021

Super comfortable & durable.

Runs a bit large, even after washing & drying, but I'm happy with the fit since I use these mainly for working in yard/garden. I may order the smaller size if I decide to get a 2nd pair for primarily casual wear (yes, they are that comfy!). I expect I will have these for years to come, even with the hard wear they will get in the garden/wo... Read Moreods. A great value!

October 4, 2021

Nearly perfect

I like many aspects of these pants- they are sturdy fabric, feel nice against the skin (ever so slightly scratchy, but not enough for me to notice for more than a minute after I put them on), move nicely when walking. I love the color, and their sustainability. I am about 5'5 and 120 pounds. I am a solid size 2, and usually fit into regular ... Read Morelength jeans but some brands I need to get their short length. I prefer more fitted pants with some stretch- baggy fabric makes me cranky. These pants are baggy at the bottom (they're boot cut, I think?). They are a little too long- hem rubs the floor when I wear them barefoot, but once I have shoes on they gather at the top of the shoe. The reason I decided not to return and go with the short length is because I don't like pants to slip up the ankle too far if I have to kneel or crouch in them. As a homesteader with sheep and plants, I am bending and stooping and forcing my body into lots of rather contortionist positions throughout the day trying to wrangle sheep, ha. The short length would slip up far too much for me. But I do wish these pants had a more slim fit at the bottom, just tapered in a bit more than they are. Also, while fitted perfectly around my bottom, hip, and thigh, the waist has an annoying gap that even a belt won't help. But the next size down would likely be too tight for use as work/farm pants, so I am going to just keep this size.

September 30, 2021

Sturdy and comfortable

I've been looking for good work pants that will take some abuse and be comfortable. These pants are sturdy, good thick material, and comfortable in my thick legs and thighs. Only thing that would make them better is to add cargo pockets with snaps for phones, notepads, keys, other items. I work in the woods, and don't carry a purse, but a... Read Morelso don't like fumbling through a pack to get frequently used items. I like these so much I got a 2nd pair.

September 23, 2021

Durable, comfortable

On the days that I have to work at the base of a ski area rather than on the hill, these are what I wear. They are comfortable, durable, and fit over a pair of Sorrels. Also worn for commuting - walking from apartment to base area locker room in all winter conditions. Scotch Guard the pants, and snow sheds right off. In spring/summer/fall worn for ... Read Moredoing maintenence work on an old building.

August 6, 2021

Farmer Use

The feal is very nice. The fir is actually very good. I got a 2 this time because the 0 was too tight for farming. Bending down constantly requires a looser fit. So i am very happy with the 2. However, the last pair i had the metal buckle in the back broke soon after moderate use. And my biggest complaint is the pockets. They're alight for wor... Read Morek but for everything else they just don't make sense. sorry not sorry. They also need a side pocket for a knife!

Response from Patagonia
August 6, 2021

Thank you for the quality feedback on these pants. We'll pass your pocket review along to the design team.

August 3, 2021

Durable Work Pants

Love these pants; have several pairs. Pockets are deep and useful. Material is soft yet strong. They are quite heavy/warm, which is fine, but I do wish Patagonia would offer these women's workwear pants in the lighter weight version as well (the 9.6oz version available in the men's workwear line). The newer women's work wear pants ar... Read Moree in the lighter weight material, but I don't care for the tapered leg and I prefer the swoop pockets of these. The rear buckle on these is also a bit uncomfortable when seated, so the two buttons off to the sides on the newer 'All-season Hemp Canvas' version appears to be an improvement in that department. Thanks for providing a multitude of options for us! Great pants!

June 18, 2021

'Essentail' Farm Wear

As a new owner/operator of an Organic Cranberry Farm in Western Maine, I have the luxury of NOT having to 'dress up' BUT i have to have clothing that can 'keep up' with me. I'm an overall-wearing lover at heart (I do have hemp Patagonia overalls as well), but they can be warmer in the summer, so I had recently decided to gi... Read Moreve these pants a try. What do I LOVE about these pants (I have 2 pairs) ? The double knees help sustain the daily hours of hand weeding, as well as not require me to change to check bees, free-range the chickens, or dust off and jump in the truck to the feed or grocery store. Unlike other similar (but non-organic) brands, these pants arrive 'broken in' but don't feel 'worn in' if that makes sense. I am 5'5" (WITH rubber boots on!) and an athletic 120#, and the 0 fits comfortably, even after washing. I have the 'regular' length, and with a 30" inseam-body, and after washing, they are only a tiny bit too long, but I do think the short version would have been too short. I am 50-ish, and dislike high wasted pants, and really like how the pants sit naturally on my waist and not high under my ribs. I like the adjustable tab on the back, altho I still will usually wear a belt. The back pockets are deep, like the old 'stand up' short pockets, perfect for phone and seed packets, and small tools. What could these pants have to make me EXTRA-LOVE them? I still give these a 5-star but for extra credit I would suggest these have a hammer loop (not always for a hammer, as i usually have stuff on carabiners I like NOT to clip on a belt loop), and the slim pockets found on lower right thigh of the overalls would be most excellent. -- I will buy more of these for sure. I am a lifelong wearer of Patagonia, but now with a Certified Organic Farm of my own, supporting sustainability, and organic farming practices is even more important to me.

May 28, 2021

Tough Working Pants!

I have been wearing these pants since the arrival day. What I like: material, softness, toughness, fit, durability. I am extremely tough on my work wear, from maintenance of my property, building patios to changing the oil on my car. I use knee pads and after the years I now have a small hole in the knee. What I dont like about this item is that t... Read Morehe rear buckle broke after a week. I returned the pants, and after a week the buckle broke again. This only happened on the indigo pant. The tan pants the buckle is still going strong. Final thoughts: buy them. Wear them. If you are going to dig, plant, weed wack, cut down trees or whatever you wont be sorry. Hopefully Patagonia will fix the buckle.

Response from Patagonia
June 1, 2021

Thank you for the detailed feedback. We've alerted our quality control team to the issue with the buckle.

May 27, 2021

Great Work Pants

These are great work pants. They are tough but comfortable; none of the stiffness of some work pants. They are easy to move around in, and sit down in, which is key to wearing them all day as a river guide in Alaska and Canada. My only complaint, and the only reason they get a 4 instead of a 5, is that for some reason Patagonia can't get a wom... Read Morean's shape figured out! The ability to pull them in at the waist is great, but I have a small waist and larger hips and they are still a bit big in the waist.

May 11, 2021

Good for Kamchatka

I care for 2 draft horses in Kamchatka. This year, April's weather was constant cyclones of rain mixed with snow. These pants were just what I needed and are tough, resistant to snow and rain, and wash well to get the mud off. They fit well, and whether I'm mucking out, cleaning mud-packed hooves, or turning the horses out, they are just ... Read Moreperfect. I'm waiting for my second pair, too.

April 24, 2021

Perfect pants

This product is spot on for gardening, barn chores, yarn dying, hiking, and to town. In other words, for everthing. Gets better with washing. I don't think I'll ever be wearing these out.

April 19, 2021

Durable but baggy

Awesome pants for hard labor and going out on the town, but they're baggy around my waist no matter how much I sinch the back part.

March 27, 2021

Gardening pleasure garment

I am an avid gardener and have tolerated unsuitable pants FOR TOO LONG. These are the ultimate yard work garment. Perfect pockets. Protected knees. A bit too long, but I am a seamstress, so no prob. The garden will be even more pleasing to tend now.

March 23, 2021

Comfortable, baggy work pants

I got these in black for work so that my pants wouldn't wear out and I could fit a baselayer under. They are super comfortable both by themselves and with leggings under. I'm normally an 8 and I would say these fit true to size but I did have to use the waist adjuster on the back so that they fit better but that works very well. They&#x27... Read More;re also a little long but they roll up nicely.

February 27, 2021

Forged. Awesomeness !!!!

I LOVE these pants! They are comfortable and look stylish. The material is soft and nice on the skin--yet it is tough enough for me to feel totally protected when I go out in the bush to forage for herbs. Highly recommended!

February 23, 2021

Great pant, weird pockets

I am hard on my clothes. I need to wear tough work pants for my job, and I love these. They are durable and comfortable, and still show no signs of wear after over a year. The problem is the back pockets. Why do they look like front pockets sewn in the back? This actually means that the useable pockets in the back don't start until about 2&quo... Read Moret; lower than normal. This doesn't sound like much, but it puts my wallet further down my rear, which is really uncomfortable, and on summer days it chafes. In addition, there's this goofy buckle in the back that's cheap (it broke pretty early on), and it gets in the way when trying to drive or wear a backpack. I don't understand why it's even there; there are belt loops, so I can wear a belt. It would also be really nice if there were some side pockets on the outside thighs for tools or pens. It's one of the few options for women's work pants, and that's great, but the pockets are so strange. I'd also like to lobby for an insulated version. We don't have any options for decent insulated women's work pants on the market at all, and we really need one.

Response from Patagonia
March 8, 2021

Hey Catherine! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. This is really important feedback, which we've passed on to our Design Team. Our designs and fits are constantly being revised and customer feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes.

January 29, 2021

Durable and Workable

These pants are great for work! I work outside in cold and rough conditions and these hold up. The pockets are large and theres plenty of room to bend and stretch in them. Im normally a size 10, but went a size up because it was a tight fit around the waist.

January 7, 2021

Love the pants, but need cargo pockets

I have had these pants for over a year and they are extremely comfortable and durable. I have worn these under a pair of waders in a cold stream in Washington State and climbing through poky California chaparral. The pants have kept me warm and well projected. My only complainant about the pants is that there is no cargo pockets. Cargo pockets are ... Read Moremy preference for storing tools. Otherwise these are a great pair of pants!

December 31, 2020

Plus Sizes too small

I'm 5'4, 200 lbs, and I usually wear a size 18. I really need a sturdy pair of work pants with the double knee and have had a really hard time finding them in my size so I was really excited when I found these. Unfortunately they do not fit. The lower leg runs on the larger size, they fit perfectly in the thighs and butt, but then were wa... Read Morey way too small around my crotch and stomach. They fit like a size 16 around the waist. I'm really disappointed and I'll be returning. Especially disappointed that Patagonia doesn't carry anything above a size 18 (come on, do better). If you're plus size maybe dont get these pants, it feels like they just scaled up on a straight size model to make these bigger sizes and didnt account for the fact that we've all got hips and bellies. Overall not worth your money if you're larger. And seriously patagonia what's with stopping at a small size 18? Fat women do outdoor work too and we need clothes for it

December 31, 2020

Roomy,comfortable, stylish comfy

But top big in waste. I pulled the tab in in the back as far as it would go but still too big in the waste. Butt too baggy too. So I gave away my 2 pair and bought a 6. Fits much better. Waste is still enough to tuck a shirt in. Nice length. Crawling around on the floor with grandchildren is perfect with these pants. They are tough and the spills s... Read Moreeem to almost disappear when baby burps on them. I would definitely recommend them to a grandmom.

December 26, 2020

Best Work Pants

Being 5'2 113 lbs makes buying work pants challenging. The 4 is extremely generous for wearing tights under for winter barn/ranch chores. Will need to get a size 2 for summer work. Length was perfect. on the regular. Hemp fabric is soft and flexible. Love these pants.

December 26, 2020

Comfortable and comforting

I purchased these pants originally as work pants and found them so comfortable and, with their weight (dense, heavy), very comforting like a dense sweater. I purchased another pair to replace my every-day 501 jeans that no longer are available.

December 18, 2020

Durable work pants

These are my go to pants when I'm working in my woodshop and also while gardening. I like knowing that I can kneel on any type of surface without worrying about ripping the knees. It's a relief knowing that these can take a beating and don't have to be handled delicately. I also love having plenty of deep pockets for my tape measure ... Read Moreand other necessities. Added bonus is that I was able to get my twins the kids' hemp pants; they like matching "Mama's workshop pants" :) My only suggestion would be to add some type of softer fabric lining (flannel maybe?) to the waistband, as it can sometimes chafe a bit if I haven't tucked in my shirt.

December 16, 2020

Gardening uniform

I've been wearing the Hemp Double Knee Pants for about a year, almost daily. The fabric is tough, but not stiff. The pockets are deep; secateurs (hand pruners) don't fall out or poke through. The hemp fabric washes well, "letting go" of stains. Some of my friends don't like the belt on the back. I do. It works for my body. ... Read MoreI have three pair, worn in rotation.

December 6, 2020

Stylish. Warm and would be comfortable.

I got 2 or size 8. I wear between a 6 and 8 pants. I love everything that these pants do. But they are too big. I need a six. I just cant wear them. I pulled the tab in in the back and still too big. May I send them back for a 6?

Response from Patagonia
January 7, 2021

Hello Judith, we're sorry to hear these ended up being too big! We prefer that the tags remain attached when an item is being returned, but you are still welcome to [return]( it. Don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team if you have any additional questions.

December 2, 2020

A Farmer's best friend

These pants are a dream. They are sturdy and resistant to wear yet breathable. As a farmer I struggle through the hot summer wearing pants, but this pair make it bearable. The double knee pad works wonderfully to prevent tears and even provide a bit of cushion. Well made!

December 2, 2020

Comfortable, and not too stiff!

Great to have a pant for working in the garden, splitting firewood, and heading to pick up take out. Durable, warm, and the fit is roomy and comfortable, for a narrow waist, but curvy shape like mine. I already ordered another pair.

December 1, 2020

Super sturdy but button fell off

I have 2 pairs of these pants. The material is very sturdy and durable. I like it a lot. The buckle in the back is super uncomfortable when driving, it pushes into my lower back. Many Thanks to Mobile Repair Van crew, they removed a buckle on one pair(waiting for them to resume their tour again). But soon after the button fell off them. It was les... Read Mores than 2 months after the purchase. So I can't use them until I get them fixed. Disappointed:(((

October 17, 2020

Doesn't Fit in Every Possible Way

I normally wear a size 8 but ordered a 6 since the reviewers say it runs large. Here is how it fit: Waist too big, Rise too short, Legs too long, Knee coverings up too high, cut into knee when I bend down. So back they go. Maybe I should have ordered a men's.

October 14, 2020

Best pants ever

I love these pants! Finally a pair of pants that fits my waist and is relaxed and comfortable for my thighs and calves. They allow me to move comfortably, the material is super soft and they are warm and cozy. I love working outdoors and hanging around the house in them. Im only sorry they were out of short sizes, but I can get the regulars hemmed ... Read Moreand for now they are fine rolled up.

September 25, 2020

Durable, with an Achilles heel.

I purchased these because theyre some of the only work pants left on the market without a stretch fabric component. The material and seams seem great and the pockets are fantastic (a small 5th pocket would be great, but a minor gripe). The big problem is the back buckle: the bar of the buckle is a very flimsy piece. Ive had two break on me in les... Read Mores than three months of wear each. Ill unfortunately be returning this pair again, and wont likely be replacing it with the same style of pant.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2020

Hello Matthew, thanks so much for your detailed review and we're truly sorry to hear the back buckle has kept failing. Your feedback has been forwarded to our Design Team. Please [let us know]( if you have any questions at all regarding our returns process.

September 19, 2020

weird fit

The only redeeming part of these pants for me is their soft fabric, great back pockets, and the adjustable tab in back. I found they ran quite large and stretch quickly, do not sit well on my waist, and the double knee part does not cover my knee when i kneel.

September 11, 2020

Great work pants!

I have waited a year since buying these pants to give a review. I am a plumber and I have worn these every single day at work and they are holding up well. They are just about worn out to the point I cannot wear them but compared to any other womens work pants I think they have great durability. I love the fit, they are comfy to crawl around in and... Read More stay in place even when loaded with tools. I do wish they had more pockets but I really like the design of the rear pockets, I can fit tons of tools in them. I do not care for the weird belt thing for the backside, it snags when I'm working in tight spaces and got wrecked right away. Other than that I love these pants and already bought another pair. Knee pads are a must and I love that these pants have the pocket for them. I do not think they are particularly feminine or flattering but I dont need pants to be cute, I need something I can work in and these are it.

September 10, 2020

Too Large but I love these pants

I was surprised at the fit and I wish I would have read reviews before hand. I purchased 3 of these pant (double knee) maybe 10 years ago in a size 8 and LOVED them! I was so excited to see them again. I mail ordered size 10 & 8, returned the 10 and I really should have returned the 8 as well for a smaller size. They are really big. 5'5&qu... Read Moreot; 135 lbs

September 6, 2020

Working construction

These pants are uncomfortable, too much material in the waist ,hip and thighs. The waist is too high for comfort in bending and climbing.

September 1, 2020

Womens Iron Forged Hemp Canvas Double Knee Pants

I usually dont buy pants on line as they never fit me. Im 54 and have a slender build. Read that as I dont have hips, so most times womens pants do not fit my body shape. I was very pleased when womens iron forged pants actually fit! Win for me, thanks Patagonia

August 12, 2020

Better than expected!

The construction and fabric are more impressive than I expected. I own Carhartts and Dickies normally, the hemp material feels worn and strong. The front pocket side gusset and back pockets are great functional design work. The only flaw is that the rise and waist feel almost like a junior fit ( I'm 40 ) The zipper isn't long enough to op... Read Moreen up for hips ( even though there is more than enough room for hips in this fit ) And it could use at least 1" in rise, so it can be more flattering for bigger thighs ( since there is actually room for them ) The waist wouldn't feel small if there was more rise. Overall as a curvy petite person I think a great deal for the price. Better manufacturing ethics than the other workwear brands so I'll continue to keep my eye out for more things!

June 26, 2020

Durable and Comfortable

I have used some version of these pants for 40 years, starting when I worked as a Dall sheep field biologist in the Alaska Range. Though I'm now retired, these still are my favorites for rugged work. This recent model fits better than the ones I bought in about 1981 which incidentally I still use though they are patched (trapping and marking w... Read Moreild animals took its toll); I can't bear to toss them as they have meant so much. Thanks Patagonia for continuing to make functional and comfortable clothing in my size!

June 25, 2020

Durable and comfortable

These pants are super comfy. I'm an electrician in TX so I was a little afraid these would be too thick for the heat but they aren't. They are definitely thick but they breathe really well so I don't get overheated. The 2 extra things I would like from them is a little stretch since I do so much squatting and a few side pockets down ... Read Morethe side of the leg to hold tools and what not. They were a little big around the waist so I had to get them tailored. This is how all pants fit me though since I have bigger than average thighs and a smaller than average waist. They fit great now I LOVE them!

June 21, 2020

Odd fit - small in waist

I usually wear a size 12 in Patagonia pants. These pants fit fine through the thighs, hips, and seat but were too small in the waist. Typically I have the reverse problem with pants. They seem like they'd be great sturdy pants, but just didn't fit right.

Response from Patagonia
July 1, 2020

Hi Kristen. We're really sorry these were too small in the waist. Your feedback has been passed along to the appropriate team. Please feel free to return them if you were looking to do so, but haven't already. We're also always happy to email you any item's measurements chart so you can feel more confident about your next purchase.

June 19, 2020

Double knees...YES!

Since I work a lot in the yard on my knees, I am known to go through the knees of my pants quite regularly. The Iron Forge Hemp have double knees and are so comfortable to wear. I couldnt be happier and recommend them for everyone.

June 17, 2020


Great work pants for farming! Double knees are great. Comfortable fit too.

May 22, 2020

Pants for farm work

I use these pants for rough work on our property: gardening; tending horses, goats and alpacas; mucking our stalls; farm chores. The fabric is thick and tough and stands up well to rough treatment. The fit is loose (straight leg), which allows for movement. If you like a snug fit, definitely size down or look for a different style. The adjustment s... Read Moretrap in the back is nice for tightening up the waist. The design of the rear pockets is great for carrying items. I think these are great pants to wear while doing dirty jobs. Love them!

March 30, 2020

Please bring back the old style (pre-Workwear Line) that I think these are based on.

I was so excited when I saw this line was bringing back the double-knee work pants for women. I have tried them on a few times but I am so disappointed in the fit and cant bring myself to buy them. I have a pair of heavy weight hemp, double knee pants that is probably almost ten years old that I love. The biggest difference in the fit is that there... Read More is no extra fabric in the seat and adjustable buckle in the back. I completely agree with another reviewer who says this makes the pants look and feel like a potato sack! I have worn my old pants into our local Patagonia store and have gotten complements on how great my old pants fit. They have just gotten better with time too. I generally use them for yard work and hiking. I am including the Cut and Style numbers in case Patagonia may want to include them as a throw back item to be resurrected! RN: 51884, Cut: 3136, Style: 21640F8 888052719541 Not sure what all that means but I think that info should help the folks at Patagonia figure out which pants I am talking about!

Response from Patagonia
April 15, 2020

Hi SuAnne! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We are happy to pass all this great information along to our Product Design Team! Thanks again!

March 18, 2020

Great for sheep shearing

I shear sheep in these pants, and find that they do the job nicely. Not fully double-fronted as you'd want for shearing, but comfortable (for such thick pants), durable, and definitely fit for work. I also wear the lighter bibbed version, but prefer these for shearing. I prefer the size 2 as it gives my thighs more room for squatting (for refe... Read Morerence, I wear a 0 in prana and an Xsmall in the bibbed version, and weigh 115), and I like the waist cinch at the back which I do have to use. I like that these are minimal (they do have 4 very deep pockets), and love that they come in a "short" inseam which works well for me at 5'4". The only thing I would change is the width of the bottom of the legs--they're pretty wide and it would be nice if they weren't so wide, or if they had a snap option to make them narrower.

March 11, 2020

Finally a women's work pant that wont quit!

Sick of needing to replace my work pants 3x as frequently as my male coworkers, I ordered these work pants as soon as Patagonia released them three or so years ago. These pants have served alongside many pairs of my "other" work pants- that have come and gone from my life beyond repairs*. Still, as a trusty steed, with knees patched, sap ... Read Morestains all over the thighs, and sewn up barbed wire rips- Viva la hemp work pants! These have worked with me in the bottom of the Grand Canyon, on top of 14ers in Colorado, and in the high alpine of Washington state. As a tall lady I wish the double front extended lower, once worn through I patched the knee to a lower point and kept using them happily. Perhaps this is a proportions issue fixed in "Long" sizes, which were not available at the time I purchased my pair. The cinch-style on the back of the pants is an awesome system, but if you hike a couple miles with a pack for work, it can be uncomfortable. The hemp material is strong and durable and has proven to stand the wear of time much longer than any cotton workwear I own. I can not recommend the Patagonia Hemp workwear line enough, especially to ladies tired of replacing our work pants a stupid amount compared to our male co-workers. *These have had a long life without a doubt due to the solid assembly and materials used, but additionally as they rotate through my work wear- I build hiking trails and as my work weeks vary, I bring different work pants.

January 3, 2020


THANK YOU, PATAGONIA, for finally making a women's work pant in long!! I have been on the eternal search for a comfortable women's work pant for years now and it has finally arrived. First, the material is super durable but also very workable. They don't feel like cardboard when wearing them, nor do they shrink in the washer/dryer. S... Read Moreecond, the fit around the hips is perfect for someone who has hips. Plenty of room to comfortably bend over without feeling like you're going to bust out of the side seams. Last, and best of all, they're LONG! I'm 5'8" and tired of settling for highwaters. So so so happy with my purchase of these!

January 3, 2020

Women's Work Pants - Hemp/cotton

These pants seem perfect for the next garden season: look good, comfortable, wash well, and include the cinch-buckle to pull in extra looseness in the waist. I would get a pair in a summer weight, if available.

January 1, 2020

Very heavy

A bit clunky but I have hopes that as they break in, they will become more comfy

December 30, 2019

A potato sack

Come on Patagonia, how many options do you have in the men's workwear line??? And this is the ONLY option you thought worthy to sell to your female customers who work just as hard as your male customers??? These fit like a potato sack. They're huge. Like—two-sizes-too-big huge. And that adjustability strap you threw in the back? All that ... Read Moredoes is create a gap so the dudes at our worksite get a view of our cracks. NOT cool. What you got right here is the pockets that can actually handle a smartphone. The knife pocket could be improved (it's too thick to be an improvement over your basic pants pocket). And maybe think about throwing a tool loop somewhere in there. But you really need to work on the fit. I would never recommend these to a hardworking woman.

Response from Patagonia
January 24, 2020

Hi Laralyn. We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with the fit and overall design of these pants. We see you were able to reach out to our Customer Service team and you were helped with a return. We'll be updating you on your refund in the next few days. Thanks for your review!

December 29, 2019

Women's Hemp Work Pants

I LOVE these pants! The fabric is very comfortable and durable. We burn wood in the winter and the time on my knees loading up the woodstove doesn't touch the weave one little bit. I am a native plant grower and land restorer and my time outdoors amidst brush is the norm and these pants protect me well from blackberry thorns. I am still gettin... Read Moreg used to the size buckle on the backside of the pants. I have so much fabric gathered there, it is a bit bothersome, but this might be due to the fact that I probably need a smaller size in the future and I will buy more in the future once these are worn out. Thank you for working on sustainable fabrics and creating pants for people working on the land.

December 20, 2019


Sturdy, thick, big pockets for tools- so they don't jab you in the back, adjustability (somewhat). Not great for lying on your back due to that adjustment buckle... but otherwise, these are stellar.

December 9, 2019

Love, Love, Love!

I adore my new Iron Forge Hemp pants! They fit beautifully, and the fabric is terrifically tough! Thank you, Patagonia for making these pants that look GREAT and feel GREAT!

December 2, 2019

So far so good!

I’ve had these pants for a couple of weeks now, I order them in the darker color, and being in Utah Fall/Winter weather is here and just barely snowed over the previous weekend! They’re warm, though you could put a base layer underneath them if wanted! I am 115lbs and 5’7 and my hips are 36.5! Big hips, but slender or average size, I work in/with p... Read Moreower and am outside all the time! Definitely worth the buy! I got a size 4, and took them in to make them a bit for fitted to me on the leg, so I would keep that in mind too! Overall I love them so far, going to get the tan pair next! )

November 19, 2019

Sturdy pants

These look and feel very sturdy and fit perfectly. Won't start wearing them until spring, so am anxious to see how they fit after their first wash. Will be wearing for landscape work. They would be too heavy for hiking.

November 19, 2019

Pant is very nice but

Pant is very nice but I have one issue. The seam in n buck (between buttocks) is too tight, feels like a thong. Rest of pant fits great, just very uncomfortable in that area.

November 16, 2019

Iron Forge Hemp Pants

Love my hemp canvas pants! The pant is a straight cut that is roomy enough for hard outdoor work yet, the waist & ability to cinch the top portion of the pant give it a nice slightly form fit. I went down from my usual 8 to a 6. They are durable and comfortable. I look forward in wearing them for awhile. Thank you Patagonia for your design sens... Read Moree, stewardship to the environment and educating us reduce, reuse & recycle.

November 16, 2019

These pants fit true to

These pants fit true to size and seem quite durable. Could be improved with the addition of side pocket (s), maybe hammer loop and more secure back pockets, maybe a button, zip or snap to secure contents. Very sturdy and dirt & debris just seem to fall off these pants!

November 11, 2019

Thank god for these Pants!

I have been looking for a pair of women's work pants and have had the worst luck! I definitely have a woman's body with curves (I am 5"4 and 140) and I was having a terrible time with pants fitting/not fitting in all the wrong places. These are cut so well and they somehow look so flattering (not the purpose, i know, but its a bonus)... Read More . They are comfortable and Im so glad I took a chance on these online!

November 9, 2019

Love the material

The sturdiness is great. I had a tough time deciding what size to order but I went with the 0. I am 5'6 and have narrow hips. They fit perfectly but I just wish it was a more modern waist. Maybe an inch or below the natural waist. The waist band itself is very think and heavy. Maybe a size 2 would sit lower for me. The rear seems to get saggy... Read More if I wear them a couple times in a row. I would love to see some little side leg tool pockets as I work on a farm.

November 8, 2019

Function and Form

Wear these with confidence in the "field"! These pants are heavy and tough. They work easily through rough underbrush and brambles. And are surprisingly cute and shapely with adjustable back buckle.

November 7, 2019

Awesome Sturdy (and good looking) work pants

I put these pants through the ringer doing field work; everything from crawling through caves and hiking through head high thorn brush, to surveying in streams and over sharp volcanic fields, and these pants rock through it all! The double knees are a lifesaver, and personally I find the pockets to look quite good in the behind too. I look forward ... Read Moreto using these pants for many more field seasons to come.

November 6, 2019

Women's Forge Hemp double knee canvas work pants

These are the best work pants I have found. They are warm and comfortable, great pockets, very durable. The best feature is they fit and the waste and don't fall down. So many women's pants are cut so low that even a belt doesn't keep them up. It is hard to carry heavy loads or push a wheel barrow when your pants are falling down! Th... Read Moreank you so much for offering these pants to women.

November 6, 2019

Fit great

These pants are amazing. The unique buckle at the back make sure my pants never slip down when I am twisting, turning and bending at work

November 3, 2019

Pants that fit!

These are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of pants. They feel soft to the skin, yet are tough and sturdy for yard work. I wore them on a fall hike yesterday, and they breathed yet kept me warm at the same time. I have a feeling these will work for a wide-range of temperatures year-round here in eastern WA. I have a very hard time finding ... Read Morepants that actually fit me -- I am thin and lacking curves, with no belly fat. Usually if I get pants that fit my legs and butt, they are too loose and gape around my waist. These don't do that at all. In fact, I don't even have to wear a belt with these babies! I love the cinch on the back because it not only adds a bit of style, but I can tighten the waist without a belt if I need. My only complaint is that when I tried wearing my favorite leather belt with these pants, it caused the seams around the waistline to dig into/rub my waist. Ultimately, since I don't need to wear a belt with them, it's a very minor issue. One last note: I did size down. I am 5'6" and 120, and usually wear an xs/26/size 2 in pants (including Patagonia), but I had to go with a 0 in these. Thanks for a well-made, well-fitting pant, Patagonia!

November 3, 2019

Excellent pants

This is what I've been looking for in pants. Extra heavy cloth, double knees and comfortable. Two things to know - 1) waist is Very high and very narrow. if you want hiphuggers, don't get these pants. size is "true" to fit. No relaxed features. 2) this fabric is not soft, even after washing. Maybe with more use, wear and washin... Read Moreg the waist band may soften. Just plan on wearing your shirt tucked in. Right out if the bag, you know this is a quality garment. The weight is amazing. This the heavy weight canvas style pant I have longed to find. I purchased the coriander color for my test run. I'm getting the black next. Recommended them to a friend, he bought a pair last night.

October 30, 2019

Hemp work pants

love them

October 29, 2019

Great for trail work

I worked on a backcountry trail crew in Colorado for four months, and I wore these pants almost every day. They're extremely comfortable! Also appreciated the cinch on the lower back (way easier than a belt or suspenders), the big pockets, and the durability of the material. I'm pretty sure me and the other Patagonia crew member were the ... Read Moreonly ones who didn't have to replace our pants. I really want to give these five stars, but the knee patches were too high up - every time I knelt on the rocks, the seam would press right below my kneecaps. Otherwise, fantastic purchase. Would definitely recommend for outdoor work.

October 22, 2019

Thank You Patagonia!

Thanks for making a workpant with a small waist! It has been so hard to find a quality work pant that has a small enough waist for my frame. I am 5'4'' and 120lbs. Wear a size 0 and 25 in most Patagonia pants and these fit true to size. I was worried about ordering the Regular length, but they are a perfect length with a pair of work... Read More boots! Not only do these fit amazing, they are comfortable out of the box! The only thing that could make them better is some pockets on the side of the leg! When are you going to make some flannel lined versions for the winter!?

October 21, 2019

I really want to like them more

I was so excited when I saw these pants. I'm a field biologist and always shop in the men's department to for field pants and so I was hopeful I had finally found a pair of women's pants that would work. For positives, they are definitely sturdy, They are comfortable. I do like the back straps for tightening. However, there's st... Read Moreill a lot of room for improvement. The pockets, although deep in the front (so nice!) are limited in their usefulness. You can't put much in the back pockets. I really want to see the next version have some side/utility pockets. Next, the double sided knees would be great except that when I kneel down the steam is right on my knee (next gen needs to be longer or shifted lower). Lastly, I bought the black ones to mix it up and they feel weirdly like bulky dress pants instead of cargo pants--not sure what to do about that. Overall, I do want to like these pants but I find I hardly ever wear them because they aren't quite right for working and they aren't quite right for going out. I am stoked to see Patagonia trying to make quality work pants for women though, please keep it up!

Response from Patagonia
November 12, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit this thoughtful review. We are always honing our designs and comments like these will allow us to perfect things. We encourage you to [send]( these back to us since you mentioned you hardly wear them—we want you to be entirely satisfied with your purchase.

October 20, 2019

Checks all the boxes

Bought these after working in the overalls for a while (which I also love). They are extremely durable, while still allowing for movement and comfort. The "butt belt" is pretty cool and makes it easy to wear layers tucked in, or over top of the waist without a belt. The fabric is pliable enough to strap bulky knee pads on without discomfo... Read Morert. They do run on the large end, but the fit is perfect for working (carpentry, dirt work, roofing, manual labor, dog walking, cleaning the kitchen, get it.). I am 5'5 and 115 lbs. wearing a size 0. Congrats, Patagonia, for making workwear that women actually want to wear!

October 15, 2019

Great work pants w/ good size pockets

I am loving these work pants. I have frequently bought carhartts but I am a fan of these pants. The pockets are a great size. I do hope for Patagonia’s future that they incorporate some shape to their women’s workwear. Just because I am a working woman does not mean I only wear straight cut, non-curve hugging clothes!

October 14, 2019

Canvas; runs large

The pants are very heavy and of good quality. Customers should pay attention to the weight before buying. They are made for very heavy duty work. The size 12 runs large, but I kept them as I might gain weight.

August 31, 2019

hard core yet so comfortable

These pants are the bomb. I build trails for a living and not many pants can stand up to the wear and tear of hauling rocks and smashing aggregate. Perfect amount of room for the thighs and butt area and the draw strap in the back is a great design to optimize both these areas. Super excited I finally own a pair and they even come in a Long size wh... Read Moreich is perfect for my long legs!

August 16, 2019

Barely There sports bra a winner

I love my new barely there active bra. Quality design, never needs washing, no back pain, total support. Thank you Patagonia. I'm a 36c and very picky about my bras. Finaly I can work all day and not even think about my boobs.

August 15, 2019

Sturdy work pants

I ordered a pair of these (in brown) to whack Chinese privet in amongst Smilax and Rubus thorns and while crawling around in the leaf litter. They're a tad unforgiving for those of us with full seats and deep arches, but they otherwise fit well in the legs (mine are muscular) and the back pockets are easy to stash my phone in. They also stand ... Read Moreup to the rough use and hold up well between washings so that I'm often able to lay them aside for multiple wearings before laundering. My husband commented that they look thick and sturdy, so I won't be surprised if he asks me to order a men's pair for him as he also does a lot of yard work.

August 12, 2019

love my work pants

I am very satisfied with my work pants. The sizing chart gave me the right fit. I don't like to wear a belt with work pants, so the adjusting cinch on the back appealed to me; it gives me a very comfortable fit. I was concerned that they might be too hot, but the seem to breath so i do not get overheated. At the same time, I am currently clear... Read Moreing brambles and blackberries with lots of savage thorns, and I have not been spiked. They wear well and wash suprisingly well. I am very satisfied.

July 3, 2019

Please bring back the old version of these pants

I have a pair of help double knee work pants that are probably almost ten years old. I cannot remember the name of them but I love them. I was so excited you were bringing them back in the “work wear” line until I saw the buckle in the back. This seems like an awkward attempt to make these pans a one size/cut fits all, but it seems to have rendered... Read More them one size fits/flatters no one. I love the hemp fabrics but just can’t bring myself to buy these pants because of the awkward fit. On a side note I had my old pants on when I came in to try this new version m on in our local Patagonia and was complemented my the staff on my old pants...and then we all agreed that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

Response from Patagonia
July 5, 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback!

June 6, 2019

Stellar work pants

Pretty nice britches. I always blow out Carhartt pants once a season (6 months) as a trail worker. Double front knees are crucial for rock work and these have held up pretty well so far. The pockets are kind of awkward- my crew tells me my pants look like they’re on backwards-but I like them as they’re big, functional, and somewhat flatttering. I w... Read Moreould be more stoked if they had a hammer loop or side pockets for a knife or multi tool. Headsup, the waist runs kind of small.

May 23, 2019

Awkward sizing for pear shaped bodies

For a "pear shaped" body, this is a tough cut! I was excited to get these in the mail but now I'm not sure if I should keep them. I ordered a 10, which is generally my size. They fit my hips, butt, and thighs, but the waist is way too large, even cinching in the back as tight as the strap can go. I'm not sure if it's worth ... Read Morekeeping them. I know a size smaller will fit my waist but not my booty. I'm 5'4" and ordered the short length; still a little long as I had to fold up the cuffs but they didn't drag on the ground. I love the fabric and the roomy inseam. I'm not sure if this is the fit for me, though. I work on a veggie farm and I think these will hold up well.

Response from Patagonia
June 11, 2019

Taylar, we're sorry to hear the fit wasn't quite right! Per our Ironclad Guarantee, if you are not satisfied with one of our products at the time you receive it, you're always welcome to [return]( it to Patagonia.

May 8, 2019

Great Workwear!

I’m 5’ 6 1/2”and am around 145lbs. I ordered the regular length workwear and they’re a bit longer than I’d like, but I worried that the ‘short’ option would be a bit too short. Fit is great; adjustable buckle in back pulls them in nicely. They’re super durable and exceptionally comfortable. Durable also means that they’re pretty heavy, but that’s t... Read Moreo be expected. I intend to get another pair in the slate color. Great pants!

April 6, 2019

Great pants but "missing" pocket details

I routinely wear through Carhartt work pants so I invested in a couple pairs of these pants. Love the material and fit but have one complaint. Pockets are awkward for carrying a cell phone or knife (I am a farmer). Would love a small pocket on the side, similar to Carharttt, so that I can carry my phone on me - I need to answer work calls while on ... Read Morethe farm and also have it to take pictures. Otherwise they are great!

February 1, 2019

Not for working

The material may be nice, but these pants are not for a person who actually works with tools. The placement of the seam for the extra layer at the knees drives into the lower knee cap and patella tendon. There are no extra side pockets for stuff like a pencil/utility knife. Its as if they are simply comfortable pants. They were a special gift from ... Read Moremy husband, and that is the only reason I love them. They should NOT be classified as work pants. I will continue to rely on my carhartts for real work (and I was so excited to try these pants from Patagonia!). Super bummed.

December 18, 2018

Great for hunting

I recently wore these on a pheasant hunt and was impressed. They resisted puncture by moderate thorns and briars. Comfortable out in the field walking long distances on chilly days. Waist band becomes uncomfortable if sitting/bending down. But, for workwear or hunting pants, I am impressed. Not sure how they will hold up to thorns that can reach ov... Read Moreer 1 1/2" in woodcock habitat, but they may surprise me - will have to wait for next season.

December 14, 2018

Finally a women's work pant that is as serious as working women!

Love these pants! I work outside a lot and these are great. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE that they carry them in tall sizes! I am 5'10" and a slender build so finding pants that fit is tricky. They nailed these. Also, the fabric is pretty fantastic. I would highly recommend these. Would give them 6 stars if I could =).

November 28, 2018

Amazing pants

I never review I am 62 and short wasted with long legs. I love these pants. Long enough. Not tight in the waist. Plenty of room when squatting. I am 5’4” and #135. Crossfitter with big thighs. I got a size 6

November 26, 2018

Concrete Construction

I started working in construction less than a year ago. I work in the office and on-site, so my pants are not worn daily. With that, I find they are very stiff which makes it difficult to bend down and get around lower to the ground. There is extra space at my inseam where I feel like I need to "be a dude" and hike up my pants to get the ... Read Moreextra clearance to make those bends and crouches. I am typically a size 8 -- however I'm wearing a 10 for the size in the thigh and waist. I love everything else about these! Maybe they take a little longer to break in -- and I'm willing to try that!

November 18, 2018


As an electrician doing industrial and commercial work in NYC am writing this because I never want to see these pants disappear from the market or be reshaped. To all the ladies complaining about the fit and size please stop. THESE ARE WORK PANTS I've been a 12s all my life and I purchased a 12s which fits perfectly. In the age of skinny slim ... Read Morejeans, I upsize a lot of pants because they fit everywhere except my hips, if you're more flat it makes sense that you would have to downsize two sizes on a relaxed fitting pant. So If you had to buy smaller sizes but they still FIT you, as in your butt fits in the pants and there are no gaps, it's NOT a problem, it is the result of company actually measuring women and not mannequins for their fit test (seriously that's how most company shape clothes). I don't want patagonia to downsize these pants because that means I can still buy size 14 for winter if I need to layer them up, like anyone that actually uses them for work will come winter time, cause we work outside. And again THESE ARE WORK PANTS they should be catering to women doing hauling and heavy lifting not sitting in an office, 90% of women's clothes do that already. Women in my line of work are underserved, and they develop quads, calves and glutes because it's physically impossible to do the job being a yogi size 2. I am so happy to have these pants after years of being a Patagonia jacket and bag consumer. I've historically settled for oversized cheap men's pants for work, the practical and necessary pockets are a must, but it feels soooo nice to not look like a sack of potatoes anymore (for the record if you are flat, the women's Carharts will work great for you). The gap control in the back is great, also the waist sits in a comfortable position (not so high it digs into you when you bend). The material is amazing, super durable, breathable, yet they feel lighter than plain canvas. If you're old enough to remember that satisfaction of breaking in new jeans (back when denim was thick enough it lasted you a few years) you're gonna love these. You'll get that best friend feel after a week or two, they move really well too. One of the reasons the material and fit are so important to me and in work is cause loose cloth are a hazard around power tools but stretch material will ignite into flames in a heartbeat, so I'm ecstatic to have these, will probably take them hiking and climbing too, they might be heavier but can take the beating (how about some hemp trail pants eh?) I do wish the pockets were a tiny bit bigger and a side mid knee sleeve for pencil or cell phones would be nice (they put in the men's jeans version, would so love that for woman please, the jeans too). I'm 5'5" 30" inseam 42" hip 32" waist sidebar: I only wish the work tops had taken in account the hips they obviously figured out we have. The shirts are long (as they should be for work) but too narrow for the hip and too wide for the waist

November 5, 2018

Love These Pants!

I work in a natural pet food store and pet wash where I'm on my knees cleaning a lot, stocking food, etc. These pants are all I wear to work anymore! I need to get another pair in another color so people don't get tired of seeing me in the same pants all the time--ha ha. I can also wear them when I work with my horse at the barn, and even... Read More light hiking in backcountry of Montana. Great product!!!!

October 27, 2018

Close but looking forward to next version

I don't have these, only tried them on. They run 1-2 sizes large. They seem durable and well-made. I work in forest restoration and carry a heavy backpack, so the waist cinch strap and buckle would be uncomfortable and were a deal-breaker (I could cut it off, but it seems integral to the design). Sturdy women's work pants at this price fr... Read Moreom a great company would be a game-changer for many of my colleagues in restoration - I look forward to the next version! Please also add side tool pockets!

October 19, 2018

Excellent Work Pants

I purchased these pants to wear while working on my tree farm and for when I fire wood kilns. They are very comfortable to work in regardless of what I am doing. I love the double knees and the openings at the bottom make it very easy to slip in knee pads while kneeling down loading kilns. The tab at the waist is a nice feature letting me cinch the... Read More back in a bit and the wide legs let me wear a base layer for colder weather without any tugging or binding. I am 5'8" 120 lbs. and ordered a size 4. It fits perfectly!

October 12, 2018

Great pair of pants

I absolutely love the ability to adjust the waist in the back! This is a great solution to the waist gap I’ve had with brands like carhartt, which I’ve found too ill fitting to even be able to fix comfortably with a belt. That being said, these do tend to run a little big in general. I’m usually a pretty solid size 8, and have large hips and a smal... Read Morel waist. These fit perfectly in the waist, but strangely are a bit large in the hips. I’m 5’9” and the length is perfect. My only complaint is that I wish the double knee extended further down the pant leg. When I kneel the double knee barely actually covern my knee!

August 23, 2018


It is quite rare that I leave reviews, but after wearing these pants nearly every day since February for various activities, I feel like I have a pretty good idea about how they work. I'll start with, I do not work with farming or heavy equipment or tools, I needed these pants for hiking. I work daily in a mountain desert environment, we will ... Read Moreregularly hike up and down steep canyons 3,000 feet deep off trail, complete with sharp rocks, sharp cacti, sharp vegetation, and any other terrible thing to throw at clothing and gear. There is even stuff called catclaw with a curved grabby point. I additionally, go climbing and caving in these environments too, just another thing lots of clothes cannot handle. Hiking in this environment regularly rips jeans and ripstop to shreds. Regular carhartts are the norm, but are quite heavy and have an awkward fit in my opinion. In 6 months of wearing these workpants, I haven't had one rip or tear. There is definitely some wear where those sharp plants have ripped a single thread in the weaving, but nothing more major than that. I have fallen on sharp limestone and these pants are like armor, no scrapes on me and no holes in my pants. Sharp needle like points like prickly pear spines will still go through the fabric, but does not seem to damage it. Caving requires lots of crawling on your knees and the double knee adds a nice but of extra protection even without kneepads. The amount of grip on rock using my knees or butt for caving or other awkward movements is slightly better than jeans. In the winter they were warm enough to not worry about long underwear above about 25 F (for me!), and here in summer it regularly gets up to 100 F. 100 is hot for any pair of pants, but these definitely breathe better than jeans or carhartts. They dry as fast as cotton dries, so when they get wet from that unexpected monsoonl thunderstorm, they are heavy and relatively slow to dry...but that is to be expected. The style is nice, I dress fairly androgynous, so I like the more baggy, square style. The pockets are excellent. The back pockets are a great shape and provide decent extra protection. I do wish the front pockets were larger...I know they are better than most women's clothing, but I have small hands and my hands still don't fully fit in them. Compared to men's clothing these pockets are still too small. I also like the cinch strap in the back. I almost always have a backpack on, whether it's a day pack or much more, and haven't noticed any discomfort. I have noticed that after wearing the pants a few days between washes they do stretch out a bit, and become loose, so it's nice to be able to easily tighten them. The buckle has ripped some upholstery though when I've sat down...not sure what to suggest about that. My only gripe with these is they run very large! I am 5'4, and 140. In men's pants I regularly wear a 30x30 in most brands. Using the fit calculator here, it said I should get about a size 8. I tried that and it was so big I sent it back. I now have a size 6, BUT would purchase a 4 in the future. Maybe I'm just used to buying men's sizes for work pants but needing to size down by two sizes seems a bit excessive. Overall, I would definitely reccomend these pants for any kind of work that puts wear and tear on your regular clothes. Definitely size down! I've been debating buying another pair for a while, and it's only a debate because these have held up so well, I'm not sure when I will NEED another pair.

July 29, 2018

Good work pants

I work as a landscaper and used to use cargo pants till I got these. They are extremely light and don't cause me to overheat. For the eight weeks I've had them they've held up extremely well. The only issue I had was that they run a little long.

July 2, 2018

Just missing a side pocket

I wear these for volunteer (MTB) trail work in Oregon. Love their ruggedness and reinforced knees when crawling around in the dirt and rocks. I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs. with longish legs. I bought a size 2 Long which are perfect with low heeled work boots. They do tend to stretch throughout a work day so I always wear a belt (which I don&... Read More#x27;t prefer) or I'll end up with plumber butt. The buckle doesn't bother me stylistically but it's highly uncomfortable when sitting in a hard-backed chair or car seat. The big miss is a side pocket for your phone. Great pants otherwise.

July 2, 2018

Just missing a side pocket

I wear these for volunteer (MTB) trail work in Oregon. Love their ruggedness and reinforced knees when crawling around in the dirt and rocks. I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs. with longish legs. I bought a size 2 Long which are perfect with low heeled work boots. They do tend to stretch throughout a work day so I always wear a belt (which I don&... Read More#x27;t prefer) or I'll end up with plumber butt. The buckle doesn't bother me stylistically but it's highly uncomfortable when sitting in a hard-backed chair or car seat. The big miss is a side pocket for your phone. Great pants otherwise.

June 25, 2018

Nice pants but snug in the waist

I've had these a few months now. Overall I like them. I haven't done major all day work in them so I can't comment on some of the other issues like the crotch,but for chores around the house they're great. But a gusseted crotch is ALWAYS a good thing. Like most Patagonia pants I find them too snug in the waist if they fit me in ... Read Morethe thighs and bum. I'm not curvy,more straight,but I have muscular thighs and glutes. I have to unbutton them under my belt. If I sized up they'd be way too big everywhere else. I ordered the short and STILL had to have them hemmed. That's a pain. I'm 5'3" and normally a "short" works for me.

June 22, 2018

great performance,with two requests

This is the best pair of women's work pants i've ever owned. They are the real deal! I have been working construction/landscaping in these pants for two months now. Even on days when it's 85 deg.,they breathe well. I love the style and can move well in them,without needing a belt to hold up the pants. The lightweight durability of th... Read Moree fabric is excellent. Two requests -- please consider adding a tool loop to the side and please redesign the back buckle. I like the feature and have used it on long days,but the buckle digs in to my back when seated and operating equipment. At 5,5",125 lbs. the size 4 in regular length fits me perfect.

May 27, 2018

Lots of great features,a couple of deal breakers

OK. Great fabric and concept,pockets are lovely,like the back buckle personally. But... these are a wierd fit on me. Pull them up to a comfortable point on my waist and that bulky crotch seam becomes seriously painful. Why not have a gusset like the men's pant does? Drop them down a tad to avoid serious injury and they bag out around the front... Read More something awful. As far as colors go-- why have black,that means you can only wear on cool or cold days,a mid-grey would be a lot more useful.

May 26, 2018

Awesome fabric,but not as functional as I'd hoped

I am a forester and put these pants through the wringer in forested environments. Things I love about them: the hemp fabric is very breathable and comfortable. Even though they are double-knee,it feels like you're wearing a light-weight pant (but surprise! They appear to be pretty dang durable). Hemp also dries faster than cotton,a definite pl... Read Moreus. The front pockets are deep,a rarity on women's pants. I am 5'8",140 pounds,and a size 4 Long fits perfectly. Things I'm not super into: The back pockets. Honestly,the scooped styling makes it look like a giant diaper. The integrated rear belt/cinch thing is cute,but backpacks don't sit evenly on it. Also,these pants could really benefit from a tool loop and side-leg cell phone pocket,like every other pair of work pants out there. I am excited about the potential of these pants,but I will wait on buying a second pair until some key changes are made.

May 19, 2018

Great Pants but I wish you'd lose the back buckle

First of all,i love these pants and have them in both colors,but i do have one observation and one complaint. Observation - the first pair i bought is much roomier and an inch longer than the second pair even though they are the exact same size. Patagonia may have responded to the reviews that the pants were running large and made some adjustments ... Read Morebut be advised when reading through some of the earlier reviews. Complaint - the back buckle is awkward when seated and broke after about a month on my first pair. I finally just cut the flaps off and will probably go ahead and cut the strap of my second pair too. Its a shame to have to alter such a quality pair of pants otherwise.

April 11, 2018

Sturdy,but uncomfortable.

Sadly,these pants are missing some of the features that the men's version has. First,there is NO crotch gusset! I wore these for a long day of trail work + farm work,and wound up having my inner thighs rubbed raw by the thick bulky crotch seam. The buckle on the back is cute,but doesn't do much for function. And the double knees,though a ... Read Moregreat idea in practice,wind up above my knee when I'm kneeling (otherwise the length is fine),so you might want to go with the longer length if you have a long upper thigh. Anyhow,these are fine,but seem like yet another example of a product that is missing some of the best features of the men's version. I applaud patagonia for making women's work wear,but really wish that it worked for me!

April 11, 2018

I wear these every day!

These pants are super comfortable,practical,and durable. I love the way they fit,and they are way more flexible and breathable than other work pants. The pockets are amazing. They may seem like just a gimmick,but they are actually incredibly useful. I find the extra adjustment I can get with the back buckle useful as well. The only thing I wish was... Read More different about these pants is that I would love to have them in an all natural material. I work with metal as a blacksmith and welder,so non flammability is key. These pants are just way too comfortable and better functioning to go back to carhartts though,so I'm just conscious of where I throw sparks and wear my apron when I need it. If Patagonia makes an all natural version I'll be the first to buy them!!!

March 11, 2018

Ups and downs

Wonderful fabric, very comfortable and durable . Size fits a little big. And after three months of wearing, the buckle in the back has broken

February 28, 2018

Extremely comfortable

They ran very large,I had to size down. I cycle in them everyday as they are just so comfortable to wear and with my baselayer it is also very comfy. Feels like excellent quality too.

February 26, 2018

Nice work pant

I was so hopeful. I sized down after reading the reviews,but found that even though I am a size 2 in most pants,I'm too curvy in the backside and through the thighs for a size 2 in these pants. These fit great in the lower leg and in the waist,once I got them past the butt and thighs,but I am returning them because they are too tight in the up... Read Moreper leg to comfortably work in. I'm 5'2" and around 116lbs and curvy. I'm reordering in a size 4 and hoping they will fit. These are the best fitting work pants I've found so far,almost but not quite. I usually end up using nice pants that I have stained as my work pants and I go through a lot of work pants in a year farming.

February 3, 2018

Not small enough

The pants seem great,I like the material (obviously tough,thick-ish,and comfortable) the pockets,the cinch at the back to make it more versatile for body proportions,the double knee... all seemed like exactly what I was looking for. But I am 5'0" and 100-110 pounds and the size 2,short inseam,was incredibly big on me (like,I could have pu... Read Morelled them up to my ribs and stuck both my arms down one pant leg). Some of the other reviews say to size down,but this is really unfortunate. Since patagonia pants size 2 and 0 tend to fit me quite well,I thought I had finally found something. You have a wide range of clothes for small people,you've got an audience,but not only was this size 2 a little baggy,it was huge. And I'm a working farmer desperate to find quality sturdy work pants in particular,so while I have plenty of other gear that I use day-to-day,I felt really disappointed that your work wear ignores the people like me who already turn to you.

February 1, 2018

My Favourite Pants of All Time

I am absolutely enthralled with these. I purchased them awhile back and had to grab another pair in the other colour. Quality is spectacular,fit is flattering,and the colour is just right as well. Only thing for me is that I would have liked either side pockets or a hammerloop. I work with a hand drill often and these pants would be perfect if I co... Read Moreuld keep it at my side while routesetting.

November 18, 2017

super durable,comfy,practical,SIZE DOWN

I love these pants and would highly recommend them for three season (fall,winter,spring) work outdoors. They are super durable,comfy,practical and all-around well designed. Much better than carhartt; I can tell they will last a long time. I am 5'8" and 135lbs,and I normally wear a 4 in Patagonia. These run HUGE. If you don't want sup... Read Moreer-baggy,size down. I'm wearing a size 2 and it's perfect,even with long underwear.

November 13, 2017

For Ladies!!!!

Finally!! High waisted and durable. I am 5"9 140 bought a size 8. They are a little loose but I have plenty of room to move in them. I will purchase the grey color next month. So long Carhartt!!!

November 12, 2017

I love these!

I'm kind of a work wear geek so was thrilled to see these offered. They are super comfortable,I like the belt in back to help with the inevitable gap in back. They do run large,my first pair I wear to work (construction) and I bought a second pair,for everyday wear,a size smaller. I don't know if they are flattering,you don't need fl... Read Moreattering in construction,but they feel flattering. I still like my Carhartts but I love these. Yay,work wear for women! They've already gone up in price,I see,but you get Patagonia quality.

November 3, 2017

bad design for a good idea

my boyfriend and I purchased a pair of those pants after choosing size 2 for me and 31 for him. He usually wears 31 and the pants ran a bit large,needed a belt. I personally purchased a size down after talking to the customer service. size was good,as I normally wear 27''. We both chose the short version even if we're considered medi... Read Moreum and it was a luck we did. we were surprised the ''jet black'' color looked more like a dark blue. pockets have a good depth and nice design but the zipper is too short,and buttonhole is small. we both didn't feel confortable to bend down or sit since the pants are too low resulting in uncovering too much skin in the back. belt in the back of the women pants is really uncomfortable,and even hurting when having a backpack. I really felt there wasn't enough fabric in the back,and I don't have particularly big buttocks. when trying it we were tending to put the pants higher on the hips but when doing so we had it uncomfortably coming into the crotch and butt crack. large space for thighs though; proportionally too much space. good idea but bad design

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