Boys' Iron Knee® Twill Cadet Pants
Fantastic Pants & AMAZING Gaurantee!
My 10 year old has been wearing these pants for a few years now, even before they changed to the Iron Knees. I have to say that I'm really impressed with the extra durability of these pants. He hardly ever goes right through a knee now (ALWAYS just the left knee...guuuuuurrr!) and if he does, I just send them back to LE and they promptly send a replacement in whatever colour and size I want! This is a lifesaver for me as my 5'3" ten year old has ALWAYS grown very fast and needs to go to the next size up within 6 months! He's now in a size 14 and at 85-90 lbs, needs the slim ones with the adjustable waist so they don't fall down on him. As for the issue with the back pockets, I wash and hang-dry them with the flaps tucked into the pockets and then when they're ready to be worn, just pop them out (or keep them tucked in) and they are ready to wear!
You won't be disappointed in these pants and they now come in so many colourful options that your son will love them too. Just remember, if they don't hold up, send them back for a full refund or replacement! Best guarantee I've found in children's clothing :-) Thanks LE!
July 7, 2014
Very nice looking!
My sons wear uniforms to school. I prefer the cadet pants over the school uniform pants. The cadet pants are better quality and look better. My sons need the adjustable waist. The reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the back pocket flaps that other reviewers have also complained about. The flaps curl in the dryer. I just tuck them in to the pockets but I could see how it could really bother some people.
May 30, 2014
Cadet Pants Versatile
My son wears these pants for cub scouts, dress up situations, and for everyday school sometimes. They look nice and he prefers them over jeans in warmer weather. The back pocket flaps do look silly if they are sticking out. We tuck them inside the pocket.
May 29, 2014
Iron Knees - not so much
I purchased three pair of iron knee pants and one pair of iron knee jeans in October for our four-year-old son. By March, the jeans and khaki colored pair of pants had holes in the knees and the gray and the forest green pants were discolored right at the knees. Needless to say, I was quite surprised given that they weren't even worn every week.
April 29, 2014
Great fitting pants for boys...
Excellent fit at the waist. Please add more inseam options Great color and cotton weight for year round wear.
April 27, 2014
This year's model is not as good as 2012-2013 pants
I purchased a pair of khaki cadet pants with iron knees at the end of 2012 on sale for my 5 year old son. I loved them they were made of thick material. Then I purchased a 2 pairs January 2014....wow, was I disappointed. Everything I loved about the other pair were gone this year. The pants were much thinner & after one day in the green pants, the knees looked white. I wish you kept the thick material. I would gladly pay more for the better material. Now I'm back to square one, trying to find school pants that the knees won't look dingy after one use!!!!
March 27, 2014
Looked awful on my Cadet.
How disappointing. The fit was all wrong on our tall and slim teenage son. The waist was far too large, and the legs far too short. They were wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. The fabric did not feel as sturdy as I expected.
January 19, 2014
These pants are a great fit, material and color.
It is very hard to find pants that fit my son, but these fit the bill! They are a soft but durable fabric. He has worn them about 5 times, so I don't know about the "iron knees" yet, but I am hoping for good things! I have read a couple reviews that we can exchange them if they wear out - which would be so cool! They are a darker khaki, almost rust color, which is still acceptable at his school, and I do like it.
The 12 husky that we purchased is a bit larger than the other husky pants we have purchased elsewhere, and I like that it is a bit roomier and we can use the elastic adjustable (which we never have.)
He wears them to school and to church and they are comfy enough even to wear to play (but I make him take them off to keep them clean!)
January 16, 2014
Happy with this purchase
The pants fit well and are good quality. My son wears them for boy scouts. I was concerned about previous reviews saying the pocket flaps stick up but I haven't had a problem. Maybe it's because I dry them for several minutes and then hang them to dry, and I press down the flaps before I hang them. I do this with the kids cargo shorts with those types of pockets too.
November 9, 2013
My son loves these pants.
My 11 year old has to wear a uniform. He loves these pants. Very comfortable, wash well and hold up nice.
The back pocket has a flap, he tucks it into the pocket, looks fine.
October 27, 2013