Boys' Iron Knee® Boat Pants
Sizing is inconsistent, really inconsistent
First, the style of these pants and the fabric (not too heavy, not too light weight) are great...I was excited to order them because my son had outgrown an earlier version of these. I ordered a large. I also ordered the pull-on iron knee in a large. Wow...what a size difference. The boat pant was a good 1 1/2-2 inches wider in the waist and 3 inches longer. My son drowned in these. I was so disappointed to have to return them. I wanted to get another pair so I drove an hour to return them to a Sears--no boat pants!!! The sales clerk said she thinks the pair I was returning was mislabeled because they were so much larger than any other size L boys pant they had. So now I don't know if I should order another L or go down a size to a M...the likely conclusion is that I won't order at all. :(. I am baffled by the reviews that say these run small....leads me to believe there is a serious quality control problem.
October 9, 2014
The material and quality are great but sizing seems off.
I ordered a size up so that my son could grow into them but they actually fit perfectly. The sizing seems off since he wears the same size in most retailers and in other styles from LandsEnd and has a little room to grow bOverall the material and quality are great---especially love the reinforced knees. Would be great in more trend/seasonal colors.
September 28, 2014
Good fit and quality
These pants are great for my son, who likes simple, comfortable, pull on pants. The quality is very good, worth the money.
September 27, 2014
Not enough sizes for much loved pants!
My son loves his mediums, which he has now outgrown. It will be at least 1-1/2 or 2 years until the large fits him. There are not enough sizes in these pants! He loves the soft waist and feel of the fabric. I either have to return them or wait for a growth spurt. Even the shorts will be too big for him in the spring. It is like medium to large jumps from an 8-10 to a 14-16. There should be at least one, maybe two, additional sizes available in between!
September 26, 2014
Wonderful pants all around!
These are the only pair of pants my 12-year old son has worn for a year. He doesn't like denim and I don't want him wearing only synthetic track pants, and these are the perfect alternative. They're soft enough to be comfortable, durable enough to be on a boy of average activity level. The soft, slightly-elastic waist allows for his growth spurts without falling off of him or being too snug. He has many pairs of these boat pants (various colors), including the lined ones for colder weather. They've held up perfectly well through so many washings. Perhaps because he has several pairs of each, my son's outgrowing them before they wear out, virtually a miracle.
I hope LE never retires these or the lined ones, but I've already ordered more pairs in the next size up!
August 9, 2014
Needs more sizes!
My son had these last year, and we loved them. The size 8 has gotten too short, but the next size up is medium, a 10-12--HUGE for my skinny boy! The jump in sizes is way too big. Lands' End, please adjust your sizes! Otherwise, we will have to shop elsewhere for the next two years.
July 20, 2014
Great pants for boys
My son loves these pants and so do I! They are a little pricey for kids' pants if not on sale, but they are comfy, quick-drying, abrasion-resistant, and they look good. The rib-knit elastic waist is a nice touch for kids who don't like the feel of pants bunching around the waist, plus it makes it easy to get them on and off. Please do not stop making these...we will be wanting more!
July 4, 2014
These may have been great pants, however I ordered my son's typical size (10-12 which is a Medium on this style) and they were overwhelmingly long and baggy when they arrived. I returned them, no sense keeping them in the closet for two years for him to grow into them. I ordered a different style pants at the same time, Boys' Seersucker Cadet Pants, size 10 and they fit perfectly, so Land's End needs to adjust the sizing on these particular boat pants in the future.
June 23, 2014
Size was different than I am used to an I ordered also a green one, which was smaller
this was far too big, I will wait my child to grow.....
June 5, 2014
These pants are perfect for my husky grandson and they fit so well.
My grandson is very particular and he loves these. The waist is easy on and off and perfect for a little huskier fellow. They fit him perfectly and he loves them so its a win/win situation. Love the green and grey color also.
June 1, 2014