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CookCool® Mesh #SMART® Chef Pants

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Without Customization from $24.45
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Qty 1-10 11+
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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

PRODUCT FEATURES

Beat the heat and always be prepared with these exceptional chef pants

Beat the heat and always be prepared with these exceptional chef pants

We’ve made our CookCool Mesh #SMART Chef Pants with the features and comfort needed to make life in hospitality a little more hospitable. Busting your butt is part of the job in this business, so it’s time you wear a pair of pants that feel great your entire shift.

Mesh Vents: Front & Back

Mesh Vents: Front & Back

Specially placed vents provide airflow and aid you in keeping cool. The mesh is made to be comfortable, meaning you’ll enjoy wearing it from the first orders on deck to the very last dish.

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

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

We’ve crafted these pockets to give you plenty of storage options and make cooking easier. The water-resistant lining of the loop and Velcro pocket keeps your phone protected from spills.

2 Key Loops

2 Key Loops

Check the inside pocket and front waist and you’ll find it’s easy to keep your keys secure and by your side.

Elastic Waistband, Adjustable Nylon Belt, Button & Zipper Fly

Elastic Waistband, Adjustable Nylon Belt, Button & Zipper Fly

The waistband accommodates how you like your pants to sit on your waist, so there’s no sucking in or looseness. With a belt and zipper fly you can fasten your pants to the perfect fit.

Customer Reviews

OVERALL RATING:  
4.2 / 5
Based on 48 reviews: 84% customers recommend this item.
Write a Review
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
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
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
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
Feb 25, 2015
"inseam is a bit long but nothing rolling cuffs doesn't cure"
Matthew, verified buyer
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
Very Satisfied
Sep 22, 2016
"My son ordered these pants and loved them. Thank you"
Johnny, verified buyer
Improvement
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
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....
Thanks,
Marvoe"
Marvoe, verified buyer
Awesome
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
almost perfect!
Jul 27, 2017
"Cant argue with the price they are very comfortable and the vents do help a little .. any amount is good when its 90 % humidity!
Only complaint is the metal button came apart when i was undoing them
It seperated in 2 pieces.
I kind of smashed it back together with a hammer. It sort of holds. No big deal."
Pastry, verified buyer
Overall very good pant!
Jul 18, 2017
"I'm 6'4..waist is between a 38-39..
Ordered the large size so they wouldn't be too baggy.
They are long but then again all chefs pants are made to be hemmed..and the waist fits..a little snug in the AM but loosen a bit as Day goes on.
Well vented, although I see problems arise in future cuz I feel the meshing with fall apart eventually in washer..
But as of now, overall a very good pant..it's nice to see options now a days for pants..when I first started, it was just the old poly checks.."
Zac , verified buyer
Awesome
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."
Jan
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
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
Good pants
Jun 21, 2016
"Very nice pants. Last for years!"
Trixie, 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 20, 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
Cook cool
Mar 23, 2018
"I ordered 6 pairs of the cook cool chef pants. 3 of.the pin stripes and 3 solid black pants. The pin stripes fit fine but the solid pants were smaller in the waist (all the same size). Other then that everything is good!"
Mike0588, verified buyer
Good Product
Mar 17, 2018
"It keeps me cool and I love the design. I would buy it again."
Mike, 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
pants leg
Jan 02, 2018
"Overall those pants are very good but I still have a complaint over the pants leg for been to long, I'm 5'8 and I order pants size medium, the waist is perfect but the leg are too long."
Puscifer, verified buyer
Too Small
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 descent but this style was too tight, could not even button them. A larger size may have fit around the waist but would have been too baggy everywhere else. Had to return them."
Brandon
Would purchase again, in fact I did!
Nov 01, 2017
"Repete purchaser. Great product.. very comfortable and lasts forever. More professional look than baggies."
Jp, verified buyer
Amazing but....
Sep 13, 2017
"These pants are amazing!! They're lightweight and smooth on the skin. They flow with your stride and never collect heat. The only wish I had was that they weren't so baggy. My next purchase will be the slimmer model obviously and I hope they won't be so long. I bought an extra pair for a coworker and he also loves them. I definitely recommend them for anyone looking to kick ass and stay comfortable at the same time."
Trashpanda, verified buyer
Not Great
Aug 20, 2017
"Top button on pants lasted three days. Not great quality. "
Steve, verified buyer
A little pricey.
Oct 28, 2016
"A little pricey but worth it."
Sam, verified buyer
Best I've bought yet
Oct 10, 2016
"Long, a bit baggy, but fit well at the waist and no issues with t-shirts coming in tucked mid service."
Joe, verified buyer
Lost star for being to long
Sep 10, 2016
"Love the feel of the pants very comfortable. Downside is first bought the large size it was to tight on my waist so returned for a size up. The XL is almost to big on my waist and way to long I need to roll the leg four times for proper length."
Chris, verified buyer
Great
Jun 17, 2017
"Just brought 2 pairs of these pants and the fit me great I'm 5'10 180lbs with 32-33 waist I got the med size pant and their perfect."
Larry, verified buyer
Lightweight, cool, and useful
Mar 31, 2017
"Extremely cool, lightweight, has a zipper and button unlike most chef pants. Even a belt built in! Side pocket that is waterproof is a great idea. I little too long but you can just get them hemmed. I'm also 5' 6 so maybe it's just me lol"
Austin, verified buyer
Good pants
Feb 15, 2017
"These pants are comfortable. They wash and wear well. They look good too."
Freeman, verified buyer
sizing is not true
Sep 27, 2018
"XL's were at least 4XLs Large was closer to true size.Followed the sizing chart on line"
Jeef, verified buyer
Love them
Feb 01, 2018
"Have purchased 3 pairs now planning on purchasing more. Best kitchen pants I have ever owned. And I have been at it for over 30 years "
Stan, verified buyer
Great chef gear
Sep 12, 2017
"Comfortable and durable. Breathable and fit great! Awesome gear for the working chef
"
Jeremy, verified buyer
Dissatisfied
Jan 25, 2017
"Sizes are wrong, order large which is supposed to be a 38 inch waste wound up being 34 or smaller. Button dug into waste because of it. Belt is only for looks. Terrible pant will double orders for now on"
John, verified buyer
Aug 26, 2015
"Not at all professional"
Steve, verified buyer