Boys' Iron Knee® Pull-on Ripstop Pants
Great fit, so far, great quality & durable for a very active boy
My 5 year-old son is very active and constantly ripping holes in the knees of his pants. We've only had these a few weeks, but so far, I am very pleased with the quality and durability of these pants. I also like the ripstop fabric and the elastic waist. Seem to fit true-to-size, and comfortable for my husky son. As long as they hold up like I expect them to, I will be purchasing more pairs soon.
January 6, 2013
I ordered these pants for my 9 year old grandson, who is a big boy, at 100 pounds and 4ft. 9 inches tall. The husky size 12 was a perfect fit for him, and he thinks they are so comfortable that he won't wear any other brand of pants. I also got him the canvas pants in husky size 12. Another excellent buy from Land's End.
January 5, 2013
Great choice to update the style!
I was worried when I saw reviews on similar pants that people preferred the older climber pants.
We got them and I love the styling. Lots of thought went into these pants - the iron knees, pull tabs by the snaps on pockets and fly, a snap not a button, reinforced stitching on the heel side of the cuff. I wasn't sure I'd like the rip stop material, but it is soft and seems high quality.
They fit my son perfectly - although I order slightly larger than he needs to get more 'wear' time out of them. The new design allows me to sinch the waist - so it is perfect!
My son loves the comfort and style. He, like a lot of people who bought the climber pants, has fine motor issues with buttons/zippers - so these will continue to be on the must-have list for him until he grows out of the size 20!
My husband would like you to make them in men's sizes!
August 19, 2012
my hopes were dashed
I had high hopes for these pants. They look really nice on my Little Boy but the "slim" size on my Big Boy are HUGE! Maybe LE mislabeled a pair of husky pants as slim? But the worst part is that in a few months both boys got holes in them. They should rename them rip knee pants. Maybe that is what the word ripstop in the title implies, you cannot stop them from ripping.
June 8, 2013
My slim guy needs elastic waits pants and these are great. Lightweight, good fit, versatile style that he can wear for everyday or dress up with a decent shirt for occasions that require a collar shirt. It's hard to find pants you can pull on without a button, but for these he doesn't need to undo the button.
June 8, 2013
great knees but better without pockets
Lands End is the only company I have found that addresses the problem of the knees of boys' pants ripping or wearing out after literally a month of wear! I bought these for my 8 year old and the knees held up well. My only complaint is that the pockets, which are cargo-style and sit on the thighs, drag down on one side a lot because there is only one side tab to hold them up. the other side (with no tab) causes the pocket to sag, they don't hold tight even when there is nothing in them. I would prefer these pants without cargo pockets, or with two tabs to hold them closed properly..
May 28, 2013
Slim sizes are excellent pants for tall, thin boys
Most slim pants are still not slim enough for our 9 year old son. These pants are slim and have the adjustable waist, so they actually fit him! I was so excited to find them, I bought 3 pairs. The reinforced knees look like they'll last a while, too. It would be a nice change of pace if he actually outgrows his pants before he rips out the knees.
April 28, 2013
Durable, comfortable pants for active boys
We now have these pants in 3 colors because my 10 year old son wants to wear them constantly! The weight of the pants is a little bit lighter than the canvas ones (which we also have and like) so he will wear them well into the spring. Even though they are lightweight, they are holding up beautifully, which is important because he regularly gets holes in the knees of his other pants after only 1 or 2 wearings. I think these might actually last long enough that we could pass them on to his brother! I also really appreciate the husky sizing. I would love to see them in even more colors, like black, gray, and a true navy.
April 27, 2013
Rip stop pants ripped!
Bought two pairs of these for my son to wear to camp. One day one pair ripped from the crotch down to his knee. Same thing happened with the second pair next day.. same place!
April 27, 2013
Excellent pair of pants!
My son has worn Climber pants for years and just loves them so I really hesitated before buying the new style pants. It turns out that these fit perfectly and look really good on him. They are different from the old Climber pants - my son considers them less dressed up because they don't have the belt - but they are just as good. The iron knees are very strong. My son decided to test them by sliding around the ground on the playground, then looking at his knees and saying "look, mommy, my iron knees are still good". The only thing that worries me is that he is wearing a size 7 and I know that once he'll need size 8 they'll have buttons and zipper instead of being true pull-up pants. So, we love them but I don't know whether my son will accept the button and zipper once he moves to big boy sizes.
April 27, 2013