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CookCool® Mesh #SMART® Chef Pants

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product details

CookCool mesh fabric and high-flow vents work together to keep legs comfortable by keeping heat out. An elastic waistband and built-in belt provide a secure fit, while plentiful pockets help pack in accessories.

  • Lightweight poly/cotton
  • Wrinkle and soil-resistant fabric
  • Mesh vents: front, back
  • 2 side pockets, 2 secure Velcro back pockets, 1 water-resistant thigh pocket (phone)
  • 2 key loops: inside pocket, front waist
  • Elastic waistband, adjustable nylon belt, button and zipper fly
  • Unisex

Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5
Based on 51 reviews: 86% customers recommend this item.
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Jun 05, 2015
"Overall, these pants are very comfortable and breathe great. My only complaints would be the pants leg is just a little long (I am 6'3), and I bought 36-38 waist but the belt is big enough for a pair 2-4 sizes larger so you have to tuck it away in your pants since there are no belt loops to feed it through."
Scott, verified buyer
Jun 02, 2015
"PLUS Great for steamy DC summers--which is why I got them. MINUS The belt is too long for the waist and there is no good way to deal with the excess."
Carol, verified buyer
Sep 15, 2015
"I really didn't like the belt on the pants but other than that I am very satisfied!"
Jason, verified buyer
Women Beware
Feb 14, 2017
"If you are a woman do not buy these pants. They are not designed for a woman's body. I really wanted them to work out for the summer months when it's really hot in the kitchen but sadly I'll wait until they make them specifically designed for a woman. "
chef, verified buyer
Love these!
Jun 30, 2016
"Well i must admit Im not a cook but a refrigeration mechanic on tractor trailers. I work outside all times of year and all weather. Ive been looking for some comfortable pants that can breath.Working on the engine in the sun and muggy weather suck. Well I found these on line and I LOVE THEM! I have the (1) large and (2)X large (I'm a 36). I like the X better little baggier.. Big fan will be buying more soon! wish had belt loops but if I'm comfy and thats all I care! I'll deal with no belt loops! lol.. "
Marc, verified buyer
Too big
Jan 09, 2018
"Had to return what I bought. Waist was the right size but the pants were like a foot too long and the legs really wide. It'd help if the length of the pants were listed. Better yet, have options for custom length."
Jon, verified buyer
Dec 22, 2017
"I bought 3 different styles of Cook Cool pants to see which I preferred due to being a first time chef pant buyer through Happy Chef (have bought many other merchandise from the company). All 3 styles were Medium, the others fit great but this style was too tight. A larger size may have fit around the waist but would have been too baggy everywhere else. Had to return them."
Feb 25, 2015
"inseam is a bit long but nothing rolling cuffs doesn't cure"
Matthew, verified buyer
Very professional looking.
May 22, 2017
"Looks very professional,while still keeping you cool and mobile. Stays on tight and holds everything well. Will by tons more."
Brett, verified buyer
Not Great
Aug 20, 2017
"Top button on pants lasted three days. Not great quality. "
Steve, verified buyer
Jul 04, 2017
"Fit well any air flow is helpful I love these year round

Melanie, verified buyer
Great Pants
May 27, 2017
"I like these pants they are comfortable and i don't get hot they are cool."
Comfortable pants
Apr 07, 2017
"I bought 2 pairs almost half a year ago. Use them 6 days a week no problems besides the Velcro seems to be done (maybe I need to clean. A hole has formed in my pockets. I'm guessing this is from overuse since I only have two pairs. But I would reccomend. Gonna try the pinstripe."
Waun m
Best work pants ever bought
Apr 06, 2017
"Love the pants. Perfect for work love the belt that comes with and wish every style came with one. Have told other coworkers about them and will be ordering more "
Alfonso , verified buyer
Great pants
Mar 30, 2017
"I love these work pants make sure u look at the size chart but they are great, breathable and comfortable n good quality "
Bullethead256, verified buyer
Very Satisfied
Sep 22, 2016
"My son ordered these pants and loved them. Thank you"
Johnny, verified buyer
Sep 09, 2016
"I purchased a few before and noticed these have a better belt. The cell phone pocket seems a bit bigger then previous ones I purchased as well. I have a ZTE ZMAX a big cell phone. Gonna have to order some more soon. "
Nicomedes, verified buyer
Great pants
Jul 04, 2016
"These chef pants are the best I've ever had and I would recommend them to anyone."
Butch, verified buyer
Good pants
Jun 21, 2016
"Very nice pants. Last for years!"
Trixie, verified buyer
Chef pants
Jun 18, 2016
"Let me start off by say hell yea!!! These pants are unbelievable, cool vent, 4 pockets plus a cargo one, and zipper fly, it doesn't get any better than that. These pants do the job at work, we all know how hot a kitchen can get but with a little help of some relaxing pants it makes things much better.
Keep rocking you guys....
Marvoe, verified buyer
Jun 17, 2016
"Love the new style. Great buy and great quality."
Tcb, verified buyer
Best kitch
Apr 19, 2016
"Best kitchen pants I bought"
Raymond, verified buyer
Jun 01, 2015
"Have had a pair for 3 years, holds up well. Soft yet durable, keeps you cool. I get lots of positive comments on pants and turned them on to several co workers as well. I Just bought two more pairs!"
Jt, verified buyer
Length choices
Sep 10, 2018
"The pants are light weight cool and comfortable. Exactly what you’re looking for in the kitchen. One issue is the length of the pants. They’re extra long made for someone 6’ with a 34” waist. If there could be length sizes to choose from than theses pants would be perfect. "
Chef buyer, verified buyer
My Most Favorite Work Pant Across 30 Years
Aug 14, 2018
"These pants hit my Goldie Locks Zone. My favorite parts are the locking adjustable belt, the less baggyness'ness, good pocket size and distance to cargo pocket (specifically compared to the performance smart pant), love the back pocket flaps for better securing wallet and just better looking an open pocket. Problems: compareed to the last time i purchased these pants, the waist measurements are a bit tight with very little slack on the belt, my waist gain may account for the waist measurement, but not the built-in belt length, please HappyChef add maybe an additional inch are two of belt give, people get fat sometimes, and lose fat too. A velcro tab on the back pocket just came off after 3 washes, not a big deal but really. The closure button popped off a week ago (had the pants for 3 weeks, maybe worn 8 times). I may should have bought a larger size, but i still think the button should be attached with better reinforcement, considering they are work pants. Over all my only real problems with these parts and others from HappyChef was the 3 freakin week production and delivery time, but mostly because i wanted to wear them asap, 'cuz there are so freakin awesome."
William, verified buyer
Great Buy
Jul 12, 2018
"Love these pants!! very comfortable and cool at work! I'm a Chef and that's what I needed. Get lots of compliments! Great product for the price!"
Chef, verified buyer
Years of use
Jun 28, 2018
"These are well made pants very comfortable hold up well after wash after wash I've used them for years and I enjoy them"
Scott, verified buyer
great but too small
Jun 27, 2018
"Fantastic pants that look great and fit before i washed them. They shrunk in the wash and now i can't wear them, will have to order more, build quality is great!"
Blak, verified buyer
Great pants
Jun 13, 2018
"I wear these for my part time catering job. They help you to keep your cool in the hot humid MN summers. I bought my first pair 3 years ago and they still look like new. My son works in the food industry, and is now wearing them. He cant believe how much cooler they are. We both LOVE the pants!"
Retired fed, verified buyer
cooler pants, funny fit
Apr 19, 2018
"These pants are cooler in the leg, thanks to the venting behind the knees. The material and quality seems to be reasonably durable. I got the XS, which although very baggy through the hip and thigh, is rather snug in the waist. I'm 5'3 105 lbs (female). I think if the waist were lower this wouldn't be an issue, but the waist is so high, when I sit down it comes up to my rib cage--not a good feeling! I may get them tailored to lower the waist 2-3 inches, but I don't know if it's worth it. Just don't tuck in your shirt if you don't want to look like Ed Grimley. :)"
Tator tot, verified buyer