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CookCool® Basic #SMART® Chef Pants

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Our CookCool chef pants effectively wick moisture away from where it's most likely to accumulate: at the waist. An ultra-absorbent microfiber band keeps you comfortable when you're working your hardest.

  • Lightweight poly/cotton 
  • Wrinkle and soil-resistant fabric 
  • Performance microfiber waistband, drawstring 
  • 2 side pockets, 2 back pockets, 1 water-resistant loop and Velcro thigh pocket (phone) 
  • Adjustable Velcro bottom hem 

Pants that work as hard as you do to keep you comfortable

Our CookCool Basic #SMART Chef Pants provide incredible comfort along with intelligent design to give you everything you want in a great pair of trousers.


Moisture-Wicking Performance Microfiber

This comfortable material breathes, pulling sweat away to help you stay dry.

Two Side Pockets, Two Back Pockets, One Water-Resistant Loop and Velcro Thigh Pocket

Two Side Pockets, Two Back Pockets, One Water-Resistant Loop and Velcro Thigh Pocket

When you need your tools to be by your side or secured, you get #SMART. We’ve crafted these pockets to give you plenty of storage options and make cooking easier.

Adjustable Velcro Bottom Hem

Adjustable Velcro Bottom Hem

When you want a more tapered look, this feature ensures the bottoms of these pants are exactly how you like them.

Lightweight Poly/Cotton Blend

Lightweight Poly/Cotton Blend

You want to be comfortable whether you’re cooking a single meal, for a big party, or keeping up with the dinner rush. This specially-designed fabric will have you feeling great, making it perfect for today’s chef.

Wrinkle & Soil Resistant

Wrinkle & Soil Resistant

These pants hold their form even as you reach for pans, bend for pots and plate your dish. And if you spill sauce or oil on you (which obviously never happens), the stain is easier to remove.

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 108 reviews: 88% customers recommend this item.
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chef pants
Feb 15, 2016
"I have been wearing these chef pants for years, they are amazing and the durability is out standing. 15 years and still have the original pants and hope to retire with them in then next 12 years. Keep up the quality!!
Jay, verified buyer
Sep 21, 2015
"Medium is larger than anticipated but still fits thanks to drawstring"
Melissa, verified buyer
Sizes vary
Nov 23, 2016
"I bought two pairs of these in both Black and in Heather Grey and the difference in sizing between just the two colors is very noticeable. The grey were exceedingly large. Aside from the size variation the pants are nice and cool. They dry fairly quickly and are very comfortable. "
Samantha, verified buyer
Jun 02, 2015
"however... with the huge shipping cost the price was more than doubled. Wont get another pair till I really need them."
Derrick, verified buyer
Not bad, not great.
Aug 04, 2016
"Very comfortable pants. Size was true. Only having the ties is kind of annoying. They always seem to be falling down and don't stay tight enough. If they had tie with elastic waist they'd be perfect. "
Chris, verified buyer
Jun 14, 2016
"Love the feel of these pants. I do agree with other reviews. The pants have a tendency to falling down. Elastic in the waistband would improve the pants."
Chefsteve, verified buyer
Feb 16, 2015
"Not a huge fan of the draw string, and be nice if there was a zipper, but great fabric and feel, very cool in the hot kitchen."
Brian, verified buyer
Jan 28, 2015
"thicker strap for the pants it bites into my hips"
Tom, verified buyer
Okay but not the end all of pants
Dec 21, 2016
"I work in two kitchens 6 days a week. These pants are alright... but there is no elastic in the waistband. And they are way bigger than the size advertised. They would be perfect if they had elastic... also my first pair the drawstring was frayed or cut when I unpackaged them."
Buzz, verified buyer
Not bad
Jul 06, 2016
"I like how cool it is but the size I received was too baggy and big for me. And the waistband is difficult to get used too"
Sizes way off
Jun 15, 2016
"I like the material but I got mediums and they are way to big, I am a 33 waist and they would fit a 38 and way to long. Also the draw string does not hold them up."
Chef todd, verified buyer
Not what I was expecting.
Jan 18, 2018
"Got medium. Way too big, though I've ordered medium from this site that fit fine. The tab on the velcro pocket on the pants always breaks within the first week. Great price if they fit and don't rip. Might not purchase again from site."
Mimi, verified buyer
overall good
Jul 24, 2017
"Just needs elastic in the waistband to help with the draw string"
Mike, verified buyer
Odd Elastic Choice
May 17, 2017
"These pants are great now that I have pulled the elastic (that is not mentioned in the description) out of the back half of the waistband. I don't know who came up with the half elastic, half drawstring idea, but it is a bad one in my eyes. Other than that, I look forward to wearing these for a nice long time."
Matthew, verified buyer
Nice pants
Nov 21, 2016
"Would be perfect if they had more of a waistband.Untie the strings and basically trousers to the floor."
Joe, verified buyer
Perfect for their Purpose
Nov 07, 2016
"Easy to adjust. Fit great. Look Great. Very Pleased."
Striped pants, verified buyer
Sep 18, 2016
"First time buying this kind of pant, really have enjoyed ithem, very comfortable and easy to move around. provides great ventilation also"
Cv, verified buyer
Good chef pants, nice features
Aug 26, 2016
"Overall, these are nice chef pants. Waistband is interesting and will take a little getting used to. Waist runs very big, but with the drawstring it's really a non-issue. All other areas fit perfectly. Very comfortable, lightweight, and cool. Love the phone pocket. The side pocket location keeps phone away from sweat moisture which is a nice feature. Wish it was on the right side though since I'm right handed. Concerned about durability, but have only worn them once so only time will tell on that front."
Jordan, verified buyer
Little big in waist
Jun 19, 2016
"I ordered the Large and they were HUGE!!! Check the sizing chart and think about something smaller, I liked the charcoal color but the drawstring on outside of pants wasn't appealing, returning for cargo style pants. "
Huge!!, verified buyer
Jun 02, 2016
"The difference between medium and large is quite a bit in the waist."
Dylan, verified buyer
Apr 06, 2015
"Comfortable, the good pocket placement keeps stuff out of your way, and they breathe well"
Christopher, verified buyer
Good value for the right person
Jan 13, 2018
"These pants are very comfortable. Except for two things that bother me, they're a good value and they keep you cool in a hot kitchen. Two things...the elastic waistband tends to slip down as I work and I miss having a zipper."
Bob, verified buyer
Hole on the pocket
Nov 14, 2017
"the pants have a hole in his pocket.. pants looks good."
Ob, verified buyer
Poor service
Aug 28, 2017
"After getting shipped 2 pairs of the wrong pants and calling in to get the right ones, they shipped the exact same wrong pants again. Had to pay two times the shipping to send them back and never got the right pants."
Clegg, verified buyer
Great Pants...ties not so much
May 04, 2017
"Love the feel and look if these pants. The only draw back is the string for tying up your pants. Doesn't hold all that well. If you do order, order the size down that should help. "
Chefdavidyiung, verified buyer
waist way too large
Apr 13, 2017
"I ordered a small, and the drawstring is wide enough for a 42 in waist. Its just too big for a drawstring with no elastic. The material of the pants is great, lightweight and easy to clean. "
Maxwell, verified buyer
Great Product
Apr 10, 2017
"I wore Dickies and the where hot. I had alot of sweating and rubbing goin. My Cook cool chef pants stop that and they keep my cool. Totally recommend this product."
D, verified buyer
I liked them
Mar 26, 2017
"I bought this pants for my husband and he loved them, the quality is really good it's not your typical jacquard color I really love how they look on him, I just purchased another one in a gray color"
Ana, verified buyer
Almost perfect
Feb 11, 2017
"Pants stay cool and comfotable. Only grip is the drawstrings doesn't stay taught and pants become loose easily. "
Jonathan, verified buyer
Love the pants but sizing a problem
Aug 31, 2018
"I am a 36 waist and the large that I ordered are just too large"
Richard enser, verified buyer