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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 100 reviews: 87% 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
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
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
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
Sizes way off
Jun 16, 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
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
Apr 07, 2015
"Comfortable, the good pocket placement keeps stuff out of your way, and they breathe well"
Christopher, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
Tooooo big!
Apr 06, 2017
"Sizes are waaay too big...should've bought smaller size. Large could've been xxx-large.
Fabian, 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
Ok, not great!
Dec 07, 2017
"First time trying them pants. I bought them because of the price. Very weird waist, the drawstring only is for half the waist with elastic in the back half, making it impossible for a very tight fit, and my undershirt keeps coming untucked. I only wear these as my last resort pants now, as I do not prefer them. I will be buying better quality pants next time. "
Napacook, verified buyer
Mar 06, 2017
"Very comfortable pants"
Chef t, verified buyer
Sep 01, 2015
"They are amazing. I'm never going to anything else than these chef pants!!!"
Reece, verified buyer
Jul 28, 2015
"Like the pants"
Tyler, verified buyer
May 18, 2015
"Sizing chart wasn't very clear for waist sizing with small med etc. I could have used large size for more leg room but I am happy with the product."
Keith, verified buyer
Apr 14, 2015
"Love how they look and feel great and comfortable. Perfectly withstands the demands of work in the kitchen and also wash right off."
Jose, verified buyer
Jan 04, 2018
"Not pleased with the quality the stitching came out after the first wash on a lot of that been cutting them don’t know if I would order them again sincerely Dawn Veazie"
Dawn , verified buyer
Chef pants
Nov 13, 2017
"I liked the pants they are comfortable I only dislike one so far and that is the h12 and has nothing to do with quality it's just preference other than that I love the product"
Noe, verified buyer
Comfortable and cool
Nov 04, 2017
"I love my new uniform. It is extremely cool and comfortable to be work in. The shipping didn't take long at all.
Chef v, verified buyer
Sep 27, 2017
"Great unifroms love the cool wear gear."
Chef e, verified buyer
Pants are a size up from what they say
Sep 19, 2017
"The pants are way bigger than I though, the size chart said I needed a medium, but I should have ordered a small"
Rowan, verified buyer
Super Great!
Aug 11, 2017
"Be Advised! They Run Big!
but Overall they are Awesome! Super Comfortable and Super Cool! "
Chef isaac santiago, verified buyer
To long
Jul 27, 2017
"I really liked the pants. But they was way to long I am only 5'0 ft so I have to roll most of my pants anyways which I am cool with but these would have had to had work done on them. As far as Hemming them up."
Ber, verified buyer
Jul 20, 2017
"They are very light and comfortable. However, they run very large as I typically am an L-XL. I was disappointed that I had to pay to return these because I somehow fit into a medium with these pants. However, they are great and surprisingly durable for their lightweight material. They are keeping up with the Chef 10-12 hours a day."
Corey, verified buyer
Not too shabby!
Jul 12, 2017
"For the price they are pretty good! Decent fitting cool comfortable."
Sous chris, verified buyer
Great price
Jul 05, 2017
"I love the new style of chef gear it's about time"
Kory, verified buyer
Jun 11, 2017
"I ordered them just a little too big.But had to use them anyway.not a big fan of the drawstring. Do you have elastic waist? I need just large. Plenty of co workers interested I told them of your website. Otherwise ok except they fall down below my crotch not too comfy in the heat of a kitchen."
Melodrama, verified buyer
best Overall
Jun 05, 2017
"The best I've ever had"
Ognyan, verified buyer
Good Products, fair prices and fast service
Jun 02, 2017
Good products, verified buyer
Great deal, great quality!
May 04, 2017
"Love the fabric, love the design, but to be honest the fit is a bit strange...very large in the waist while trim in the upper leg/seat. The XL waist is huge on a normally 42/44 fit but everything else is great!"
Ed, verified buyer
These were not true too size. The waist was huge and the length was much taller than average.
Mar 20, 2017
"These were not true too size. The waist was huge and the length was much taller than average. "
Too large, verified buyer
I received my package
Feb 05, 2017
"I like the way the pants fit and I love the color and they feel great I'll be telling other chefs about the way you deliver chef wear and have the right things we need to look like professional chefs"
Carvis, verified buyer
Jan 14, 2017
"I really like the feel they just fit big "
D, verified buyer
Dec 30, 2016
"Terrific customer service!"
Mom, verified buyer
Good pants
Dec 20, 2016
"If you have a gut like me you probably look for a pair with elastic and draw string. A little hard to get them tied tight enough. "
Bradly, verified buyer
A little big...
Sep 20, 2016
"Great looking pants; and I'm so happy we got them. I have to send one of the pairs back though because they're too big. Hopefully, Happy Chef will make the exchange with speedy shipping!"
Chef hardman, verified buyer
Overall Great Product
Jun 24, 2016
"I'm satisfied with the products. My pants is a little big although the size I chose was in my size range. I should've gone with small but it's ok I guess. Excellent Product. "
Vince, verified buyer
Sep 24, 2018
"great pants, and great price."
Jg, verified buyer
Great so far
Sep 11, 2018
"Have been wearing these for the past week and a half. Very comfortable and the pockets come in handy. The pants run a size too big for me. The drawstring alone struggles to keep them up consistently throughout the day but if I tie the string tight before putting them on it helps, it's just much more inconvenient this way. "
Mark, verified buyer
Five Stars
Sep 10, 2018
"CookCool Basic #Smart Chef Pants are excellent for commercial cooking. The pants give me a professional look. Glad to have two pair. "
James coolcook, verified buyer
Sep 01, 2018
"love the extra pockets and they are light and cool to wear"
Spud, verified buyer
Aug 31, 2018
"The pants are very comfortable and light weight. They look great on and have had compliments about them. The only thing I don't care about is the tie string in the front. Its very long and it seems you can never get your pant to fit snug around your waist. It may be a personal thing but I still love the pants."
Chef james, verified buyer
These pants are great
Aug 07, 2018
"The pants are great "
Keturah , verified buyer
Jul 11, 2018
"These pants are amazing. I wish they would be a little more lightweight. But other than that they are cool breathable pants. So worth looking them up and inquiring about it"
great pant great price
Jun 20, 2018
"some of the best kitchen pants i've had in a while comfy light and breathable "
Grim, verified buyer
Met every expectation
May 15, 2018
"These pants quickly became my favorite pair. They have proven to be everything advertised and more. From the drawstring allowing me to keep the waist snug and in place to the elastic in the back allowing for comfort and quick removal without untying. The material is breathable, cool, and stain resistant. I'll definitely be purchasing more pairs soon since my other Chef pants are now obsolete. Thanks Happy Chef "
Chris, verified buyer
Pants length
Apr 05, 2018
"I love the pants but I had to have them hemmed. Because I am a woman and not as tall as most men. I think there should be an option for pants length so once I receive my order I am able to enjoy them right away. "
Monika, verified buyer
Good for sure.
Mar 30, 2018
"Great fabric and quality waistband is about 6 inches too high but other then that they are great.
Ric, verified buyer
My chef jacket and pant
Mar 28, 2018
"Both super comfortable and stylish. This is the first time I ordered from happy chef and it will not be the last."
Stix, verified buyer
Chef Pants
Mar 28, 2018
"By far the most comfortable chef pants I've put on "
Watts, verified buyer
Great stuff
Mar 23, 2018
"Great pants. Very classy "
Teeter, verified buyer
Mar 23, 2018
"I ordered 2 more pair of pants. Just great and very comfortable. "
Islandboy 1, verified buyer
Mar 23, 2018
"i buy for my husband
and hes loved
he say is very comfortable, the material is great
Dizinha, verified buyer
Mar 21, 2018
"They tend to run large, I have the black pinstrip and the natural tan. LOVE the tan!"
Jane, verified buyer
Mar 16, 2018
Ric, verified buyer
Good pants for the money
Mar 15, 2018
"Very comfortable, look good, fit right. Quality pants for the price."
Chef bill, verified buyer
Mar 15, 2018
"Very comfortable and i love the velcro at the bottom so they don't drag."
Chow, verified buyer
So cool!
Mar 13, 2018
"My son loves these pants. Very comfortable fit and they look great on him!"
Mom, verified buyer
Mar 08, 2018
"Great pair of clothing. I would highly recommend it."
Robert, verified buyer
Mar 06, 2018
"These are very comfortable, very professional looking. Works great for our chefs. We are very pleased. Will order again"
Tm, verified buyer
great product
Mar 06, 2018
"Great pants, fabric is a bit stiff. Runs large, so I ordered another pair a size smaller."
Jane, verified buyer
Long pant legs
Mar 01, 2018
"I am 5’6” w/ a 35” waist and after reading the reviews I decided to order a size medium. The pant fits well on the waist line, the waist line only stretches in the back and the front is cinch by tying the shoe lace. The pant is light and airy, very comfy. The downside for me is the pant leg length. I will be getting the length retailored so the fit looks more professional. These pants are almost ready out of the box. 4 out if 5 stars."
Jose, verified buyer
Great Fabric, Cut is a little off
Feb 06, 2018
"I love the fabric, these are super comfortable. But, the pockets are just an inch or two too near the rear, so reaching in to grab keys while in a rush proves problematic sometimes. Overall, these are great."
Alan, verified buyer
Jan 18, 2018
"The pants are great, but are a bit high-wasted. "
Happy chef, verified buyer
Jan 17, 2018
"Great company and customer service outstanding.Rock on "
Rockstar , verified buyer
well made...very straight fit
Jan 08, 2018
"These pants are really well made, have great pockets, and the fabric was extra durable. I had to return due to the cut. These are best for tall, skinny, guys. They are really long through in the seat and narrow through the hips. Too bad...maybe make a more relaxed version?"
Knoxnomnom, verified buyer
Comfortable but not true to fit.
Dec 29, 2017
"Very comfortable material. Order a size larger as they are not true to fit or maybe they're supposed to be modern fit? I am a size medium and they are a little tight in the upper legs. Waist is true to size, pant legs are not."
Mike l., verified buyer
Nov 30, 2017
"Bought these for my son who is a chef. He loves the lightweight breathability, quality and style of these. We will be buying more!"
Twood, verified buyer
CookCool pants
Sep 18, 2017
"There great in every way, it will stay cool in a hot kitchen but I wish they wouldn't slide down even when I make the draw string tight. Definitely comfortable pants to wear and in the summer there great "
Chef ricardo, verified buyer
Little tighter than my last pair
Sep 08, 2017
"Second pair I purchased. My first pair was the pinstripe. These are a lil tighter around the waste even though I ordered the same size "
David, verified buyer
Sep 06, 2017
"Got here fast, feels good, looks good"
Chris, verified buyer
Aug 31, 2017
"Best pants I've ever had, feel like pajama bottoms yet ha be ghe formal professional appearance I require. "
Chef ken , verified buyer
I love them
Aug 31, 2017
"The pants are super comfortable and I am planning on buying more!! I would recommend them to anyone. I have told my coworkers about them and the website. "
Brett , verified buyer
Great product with one downside
Aug 21, 2017
"I like the pants. They were discounted and are pretty comfortable. My only concern on this product is the drawstring, it seems to be much too long or slacked to tighten properly. Other than that they are light and cool and also I love the waterproof pocket! Thanks Happy Chef!
Cameron, verified buyer
Aug 02, 2017
"Love these pants! The new waistband is fantastic, please add that to the entire line! "
Josh, verified buyer
Chef pants
Jul 27, 2016
"Nice and smooth try to make it a little tighter on the waist."
Leo, verified buyer
Apr 13, 2018
"The pants fit well and look nice. Durable and comfortable. "
Doug, verified buyer
Great chef pant
Mar 15, 2018
"Love these pants!! Light weight and very comfortable, only complaint is I wish they had a zipper fly. "
Stots, verified buyer
May 05, 2015
"Good fit"
Kamal, verified buyer