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CookCool® Performance #SMART® Chef Pants

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As you work, the hydrophilic microfiber in these performance pants draws sweat away from the skin, keeping you dry and fresh. Mesh insets throughout boost cooling even more.

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


Can pants make you cooler and smarter? These ones can.

Can pants make you cooler and smarter? These ones can.

These pants keep you cooler when the kitchen heats up, providing the versatility to ensure you plate the perfect meal.

Moisture-Wicking Performance Microfiber Knee Vents

Moisture-Wicking Performance Microfiber Knee Vents

Specially placed vents provide airflow and aid you in keeping cool, with microfiber to keep you dry and comfortable.

Elastic Waistband, Drawstring & Zipper Fly

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.

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

Elastic Waistband, Drawstring, 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 drawstring and zipper fly you can fasten your pants to the perfect fit.

Adjustable Velcro Bottom Hem

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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
Based on 66 reviews: 88% customers recommend this item.
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Sep 21, 2015
"Just wondering why they are so shiny right out of the package. Washed them before wearing and they still have a little shine to them. Also, they run a little long in the leg. Otherwise, happy. They are comfortable. Nice, deep pockets. Wish that the cell pocket on the side was on the right side though. Carrying keys and my cell phone on one side of my body makes that pants leg seem to sway a lot!!"
Matt, verified buyer
Jul 02, 2015
"I like the pants but they are way to long for me wish you would have a length choose"
Todd, verified buyer
Jun 24, 2015
"On first look, they are well made, sturdy but light material that took first washing very well. came out wrinkle free. I wish they came in lengths as I had to have them shortened."
Karl, verified buyer
Jun 23, 2015
"keeps me cooler for sure, but the material is already wearing in a few spots after two weeks of use (4-5 wears and washes)."
Leta, verified buyer
May 25, 2015
"Back of pants tighter than front"
Kimberly, verified buyer
normal guy
Dec 20, 2017
"male chef 5'10 200 lbs
pants were good in waist but very long. ordered a L way too big dropped to a M still parachute pants "
Chef, verified buyer
helpful reviews
Jun 02, 2017
"Thanks to the prior reviews of other previous buyers I was able to purchase the correct size; the pants do run a size larger. I usually wear a size Large and due to the customer comments I ordered a medium which fit perfect! the only negative remarks I can make are the pant's leg does run slightly longer than I would prefer and the price of shipping.
But overall, great product! very comfortable and breathable fabric. great fit"
Cody, verified buyer
May 02, 2017
"To tight in the legs and to narrow around the ankles"
J, verified buyer
Too big
Feb 16, 2017
"I liked the product, but they run too large and I had to return them to exchange for smaller size. "
Too large, verified buyer
Possible Mishap?
Dec 05, 2017
"I have always ordered my pants and coats from Happy Chef and have always been happy with there products. This time when i got my pants everything seemed fine then I wore my pants several times and found that the waist banned is now coming unraveled. So not really sure if this was a fluke or something that just passed by. Hopefully this was just a mistake."
Chefdasaint, verified buyer
Liked But
Sep 01, 2017
"I have always liked Happy Chef but sizes chart is always wrong "
Mickey, verified buyer
Nice pants.. fits big!
Aug 24, 2018
"The pants are great but way too long. Can’t really just hem them because the vents will still be too low. I would buy a size smaller next time... the run very large "
Chefswife, verified buyer
Great pants
Jun 26, 2018
"Bought these pants for my husband. He loves them! Sizes run big and long. I had to exchange for a smaller size. Pants are still alittle long but ok. "
Afonso 87, verified buyer
Apr 10, 2018
" I ordered the wrong size I got 2XL, way too big for me, I think an extra large would have done better but very cool product though"
Alex, verified buyer
Great pants!
Nov 02, 2016
"Quick drying. Comfortable. This is the second time I've purchased them."
Tinsley, verified buyer
Great product
Oct 30, 2017
"Is great product very comfy and I think the prices are reasonable the only thing tha stop me to buy more is the shipping cost ."
Luis, verified buyer
First time purchase
Sep 27, 2017
"Normally wear chefworks cargo pants, but for some reason they have moved on from making them. I bought 3 pairs of CookCool pants and other than the elastic waistline being very binding, they are great. Hopefully after a few washes, the waistband will relax a bit"
Jay, verified buyer
Aug 04, 2017
"It is exactly what it says nice comfortable&not to pricy now hopefully we get durability"
S, verified buyer
Good pants
Jul 17, 2017
"Very happy with this pants. they are very comfortable, the material have a good quality, never change it color. "
Carlos, verified buyer
Mar 28, 2017
"Love the fabric. Super breathable. Great investment "
William, verified buyer
Love them
Oct 15, 2016
"The pants are great. They aren't like normal chef pants, very lightweight, breathable,and easy to clean. I am a chef at a pizzeria and I love the fact that I don't have to leave my phone in the office anymore. I can keep it in my cell pocket and when II pull it out to use it it's not covered in flour."
Esmith sr., verified buyer
Jun 30, 2015
"Don't like them was going to sent back but to much of a hassel wont order pants again from happy chef"
William, verified buyer
Mar 27, 2017
"Realy great product!!"
Bob, verified buyer
Feb 17, 2017
"I received exactly what I ordered in a timely manner for a good price. Can't ask for much more...maybe free shipping?
Elijah, verified buyer
Feb 08, 2017
"crouch tore out of almost every pair had fixed and am buying more love the way they fit"
Chef dwight
Chef pants
Oct 11, 2016
"Awesome fit light weight perfect for me plan on purchasing more soon "
Robert, verified buyer
Beat the Heat!
Sep 20, 2016
"Super lightweight, easy to wear, precisely as advertised. Will let you know how they wear."
Francis, verified buyer
comfortable pants
Aug 25, 2016
"I've purchased many pairs of the cook cool pants and I love them even though they run very long in length."
Kevin, verified buyer
Best chef pants I have ever worn
Aug 20, 2016
"Most comfortable chef pants I've ever worn....durable,breathable and affordable. Also they seem pretty water resistant. I would reccomend them to anybody."
D, verified buyer
Chef pants
Jul 18, 2016
"Bought for my son who an executive chef, he really like the colors and how light weight these one are. Great for summertime."
Kay, verified buyer
Jul 01, 2016
"I really like the feel of the pants however a length option would be nice,I'm only 5' 7 and I have to roll them 3 times to be at proper length."
Jun 08, 2016
"Good product. I love them."
Sullivan, verified buyer
Apr 06, 2016
"Great stuff love it"
Chef corwin, verified buyer
Sep 29, 2015
"Light and cool. Yet durable"
Ricky, verified buyer
Jul 20, 2015
"The best chef pant I ever had so for"
Emmanuel, verified buyer
Needs an upgrade.
Nov 20, 2018
"When buying on-line the perception that your purchase is a sound one isn't always a sure thing.

I purchased the CooksCool Performance smart pants, because they seemed unique, practical and comfortable. The only issue I had was that Happy Chef doesn't give you a choice to order according to your proper inseam size. This is a big problem, especially if you're taller or need a proper fit.

These pants were to long, and it greatly disappointed me. Considering this was the first time I dealt with Happy Chef. I loved the pants, but not the size discrepancy.

Hopefully, Happy Chef will correct this, and maybe I'll pick them up.

Customer service was very helpful to say the least.

The long and short of it., verified buyer
Nice product
Nov 01, 2018
"Very comfy. Not heavy like some chef pants. Will definitely buy more."
Chefkev70, verified buyer
Pants wprk great
Aug 20, 2018
"They keep u cool even through a rush mid summer.
John , verified buyer
Excellent Pants with Small Exceptions
Aug 14, 2018
"First Time buying baggy chef pants and i like this pair less than the Mesh Smart pants. The quality of the fabric is great at this price. My ideal work pants are ones that last and I forget I have them on. I find this style too baggy, the main pockets are too big and deep, giving some major pocket swing when items are placed inside. I have very long arms and the cargo pocket is way too far down the leg. Not my favorite pants, but worth the quality and price. This said, take note of my review of the Mesh Smart pants."
Wiliam, verified buyer
Great pants, totally worth the buy
May 22, 2018
"I am completely obsessed with these pants. They are high quality, they can handle anything you throw at them. My favorite feature is how lightweight they are. They keep you cool in a hot kitchen. These are my absolute favorite chef pants. The only ones I'll ever buy"
Jackson , verified buyer
Very very nice
Mar 28, 2018
"It's nice on good "
Chano, verified buyer
Great pants
Mar 23, 2018
"Great pants. Wear them everyday for work. Durable too"
Dean, verified buyer
Mar 21, 2018
"i love my cookcool items even though im waiting for my last order to arrive but its all good"
Villyville, verified buyer
Great Pants
Feb 15, 2018
"These pants fit really well but do run a little long in the legs. Very comfy and do not get very hot."
Lj, verified buyer
Great Pants!
Feb 06, 2018
"My son really likes these pants. They look very professional and the vents help keep him cooler when he is working. He is generally a sweaty guy, so this really helps him a lot. He recently joined a large 5-star organization and needs to look as professional as possible all day. "
Chef's mom, verified buyer
Favorite Chef Slacks
Feb 05, 2018
"I have been wearing this style of chef slacks for five years and they quickly become my favorite style and brand. They wear like cast-iron, wash well and are extremely comfortable. The first pair I purchased five years ago are still in great condition. "
Nxd, verified buyer
Cool pants
Feb 05, 2018
"I do like them I wish they had a loop or some way to tuck a towel into them. They are comfortable and cool to work in."
Racechef, verified buyer
Great Pants!
Jan 14, 2018
"My son really likes these pants. Third order now. He says they are comfortable and much cooler than average pants. "
Chef's mom, verified buyer
Love em
Oct 19, 2017
"I love these pants. They keep me soo cool while I'm cooking, and they are super lite, I love em!!"
Jojo, verified buyer
Nice pants but
Aug 17, 2017
"Very nice pants. Bought large and im 6' and but way too long in length for me "
Tony, verified buyer
Aug 10, 2017
Skipper, verified buyer
Aug 04, 2017
"I like this website,the prices are perfect for me and beautiful designs "
Chef , verified buyer
Great pants
Aug 11, 2016
"They are great Chef pants they help to really keep me cool and let's cool air flow in and hot air stay out."
Kirk, verified buyer
Great pants for price
Jul 20, 2016
"Great chef pants for the price. The waist size runs a little small think. Always been a 30 or 32 and the smalls are a little tight. Besides that definitely a great purchase."
Aj, verified buyer
Great pants
Jun 09, 2016
"One of the best chef pants I've ever had will buy these again."
Gerald, verified buyer
Sep 29, 2015
"It's great"
Jj, verified buyer
Sep 21, 2015
"best uniform ever!"
William, verified buyer
Aug 28, 2015
"Best chef pants I've had"
Jon, verified buyer
Jun 16, 2015
"Pants are very light weight. Just love them."
Ericka, verified buyer
Jun 08, 2015
"This is my second pair of these pants still so pleased with the quality and comfort of these pants"
Chase, verified buyer
May 05, 2015
"Love them, nice and comfy. My only complaint would be I'd like to see some deep side pockets. Like cargo pants. I find them easier to get stuff out quicker."
Kelly, verified buyer
Oct 21, 2018
"So here's the deal... I'm 6'8(202cm)and about 210lbs. So tall and skinny. THESE FIT ME PERFECT."
Joseph, verified buyer
Really like these pants
Jul 02, 2018
"Stay cooler, comfort fit, clean well, look professional, leg pocket very handy"
Frank, verified buyer
Second pair
Jan 23, 2018
"I bought my Firestone couple pairs right out of culinary school. That was in 2015, my second pair is now just starting to really show signs of wear being faded from washing and seams are beginning to open in small areas plus holes have developed in the pockets. I get lots of questions about them and I always say the same thing they are great, they look good, and are very comfortable, and stand up to the demands of working in a professional kitchen. I will be purchasing another pair or two very soon. Great product, I am very happy with them and I do not mind that they run a little long. My first pair was a large and a medium, I found that the medium fit better. I'm very happy with them."
Aug 10, 2017
Skipper, verified buyer
Jun 03, 2015
"Comfortable and Breatheable"
Shawn, verified buyer