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
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
Comfortable and Durable pants!
This is the fifth pair of these pants my 12 year old son has. He loves wearing these pants because they're easy to wear and move and play in. I love them because they wear and launder nicely and look neat for school. Of coarse, I always buy on sale or clearance!
January 6, 2014
My son has had pants issues. These have worked very well. Well made and fit well.
January 6, 2014
iron knee ripstop nylon pants
I have bought multiple pairs of the canvas climber pants. They wore so well, I gave multiple pairs as hand me downs and they were still liked new. Unfortunatly, now you just carry iron knee pants. I have complain about rips before with no concern shown. Their grandmother bought 4 more, they now have a 50% faillure rate, the cloth ripping right below they fly. For the price, they ought to bed PERFECT. I will no longer be purchasing anything from this site for my twins boys. I am exttremly dissatisfied.
December 18, 2013