Boys' Iron KneeŽ Pull-on Ripstop Pants
Doesn't fit the same as other pants
These pants are nice, but they do not have the same fit as the other Land's End pants I have purchased. My son cannot physically work buttons and zippers, so the pull on elastic band waist pants are essential. He has several pairs of Climber pants and other styles in a size 10 Husky. All fit exactly the same. These pants in 10 husky, however, are HUGE in comparison. Even with the waist made as small as it can be, they don't fit. Because they are plenty long, he will grow into them eventually. But he needed new school pants, so I decided to order these again but in an 8 husky. Well, those fit in the waist the way the 10 husky climber pants do. But they were much shorter in length. It's not worth paying to send them back, so I will just have him wear them as much as possible until they are too short. The material and quality is great in these, I just wish they were made the same size as other Land's End pants.
September 4, 2014
My son love these!
Great quality! Have purchased the iron knee pants before and keep coming back. Hold up to a 9 year old boy well! My son is 110 pounds and the 12H fit him well, the elastic waist is very forgiving. We have not been so lucky with other pant brands. Have had to go up a size or two and then hem the pants. Nice to buy well-made pants that fit.
September 1, 2014
These pants are comfortable!
My son has to wear uniforms every day to school and loves the comfort and durability of these pants. He also likes the cargo pockets which make them look "cooler" than regular uniform pants. Our only complaint is the lack of belt loops on the sides which causes his belt to slide up. Please add more belt loops and these pants would be perfect. Just because they have elastic doesn't mean they don't need belt loops.
August 17, 2014
Slim pants that fit!
My guy is very slender and super active. These pants in slim sizing are the best fitting we have found and he LIKES them. I like the easy care and tough knees. We liked the Boat pants, too but not as much since you changed them. Bring back the original style, please.
July 27, 2014
way to thick for our spring/summer
I am very disappointed with the quality and material from these pants. We are warm and hot here is spring/summer. I would not recommend these at all.
April 13, 2014
Any Chance of the Olive Green Returning?
This is my fourth (maybe 5th?) time ordering these pants. It's all my 16 year old wears. Great fit with adjustable waistband and durable through wash after wash. Ordering more now and notice the color selection has changed. His olive green are his favorite. Any chance the olive or other dark colors are returning?
March 7, 2014
Only acid could destroy them!
My 13 year old future chemist loves these pants. He has 2 pairs, the other in orange. The lining is very comfortable he says. They held up through 2 snow storms and the requisite sledding. Only a botched chemistry experiment in which he splattered sulfuric acid on his clothes could beat these pants. They now have a dozen tiny holes in them, but he says he's not giving them up.
February 18, 2014
"rip-stop" is all cotton and tears in knees in one day
The fabric is light and soft cotton. The raised squares that make the appearance of a "rip-stop nylon" fabric which would be durable are misleading. My 8 year old abrades the fabric at the knee. The raised threads abrade first and the holes on these appeared in record time. My son wear holes in all the LE pants but these were the fastest. I just finished mending all the holey knees. Patches are always needed. This particular pant has a layer of thin iron-on interfacing inside the knee which is lined but the fabrics are flimsy. Made in Sri Lanka.
Son likes LE pants for the no-button waist. Wears the slim sizes.
February 17, 2014
3 Pairs ripped in same place
I always buy Lands End pants for my son. He is very rough on clothes. Usually they outlast him! I purchased three pairs on sale - all three have ripped in the same place - below the zipper/near crotch. Not on the seams. After looking over other reviews, I see another person had the same issue. I am returning. I will continue to buy from Lands End because of their liberal return policy and commitment to customers. My son also has two pairs of the canvas pull on pants - that are still perfect. I bought them at the same time.
February 5, 2014
These trousers are built like a machine. My son is 12 and very mechanical. He has been begging for some more iron-knees. When they arrived he spent some time finding all the extra details - like the single tab on the leg pockets, pockets that actually slope upwards (to stop things falling out, mum!) and the extra fabric on the heel to stop the hems being shredded if they are a touch long. We loved the adjustable waist and the zip fly. Only thing that could improve them is two more belt loops on the sides. There is one at the back and two at the front - which makes ones belt pop over the waistband on the sides - weird looking and uncomfortable. However, I think it is an easy fix.
January 13, 2014