Great field pants.
I am a biologist working in Florida and I own 3 pairs of these pants. I wear one pair a week and in the course of a normal workweek I really put it through its paces.
My job has me frequently covered in sweat, sand, dirt/mud, animal excrement, and soot. These pants have withstood cactus barbs, tree limbs, serrated palmetto stalks and waist-high water. I especially love the larger-than-normal pockets, which is my favorite thing about these pants. These were the ONLY field pants that I could find in a size 16.
My biggest complaint is the unnecessary pocket buttons. The back pockets are fine, but the buttons on the side and hip pockets are more annoying than anything. Most of mine on the side/hip pockets have since been popped off, either from getting caught on things or from me hitting them whenever I put/pull things in/from my pockets.
I did have one pair rip down the side of the back pocket. It was an older version of the pants (w/2 front buttons) that had a couple of pinholes in the butt before they ripped. I plan on fixing them to continue wearing in the field.
Great Pockets; Comfortable
I bought these pants because I just bought a smartphone, which doesn't fit in women's jeans pockets. I wasn't disappointed! The pockets on these pants are enormous, but they're darted nicely to fold into the body when not in use. The knee pockets are 5"x6"x1" and the front hip pockets are significantly larger than they look in the photo (they extend past the middle seam).
They do chafe slightly, but it seems like the kind that will disappear after a few washes and a little use. Otherwise, they're very comfortable.
Size is a little large for me; I bought a 2 and wish they were sold in 0, but they look fine with a belt.
I'll be buying another pair soon.
My favorite pants!
I love these pants and bought two pair in each color in a year's time. The only downfall, and I am not sure why, is the difference in length, as there wasn't any sign on the tag that the pants were long or average. I can deal with the length issue-as only 2 pairs were significantly different than the others. What I like most is the comfort of the pants, but I also enjoy that I can dress them up or down depending on the top I wear. My oldest pair did drop a button on the back pocket but I wear these everywhere! Camping, hiking, traveling, shopping...doesn't matter...and all seasons, too! I only wish the length issue could be addressed. Love EMS!
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These are my favorite pants!
I just adore these pants! The fit is super, though probably run a tad large in the seat and waist. (I'm not complaining. I ordered a size 2 instead of my usual 4 and they fit just fine.) The fabric has a soft hand and is durable without being stiff, scratchy or bulky. I'm a wildlife/nature photographer who often crawls through the muck and pushes through the brush. The comfortable, relaxed yet not baggy, fit and the ample pockets provide me with plenty of places in which to stash lens filters, etc. without binding up the pant. Yep, I highly recommend these great pants by EMS!!
great pants but too short
these are my favorite casual pants. with the exception of hot hot weather, i wear them all the time. i bought a second pair in a different color thinking 'no need to try them on,' however this pair was at least an inch shorter than my first pair. i'm 5'8" with a long torso (not legs). sadly i returned them with no luck finding any in the proper length. you may want to reinforce the buttons - they tend to fall off rather easily (faulty thread?). despite the flaws, i still love these pants.
Good pants, but need different buttons
I like these pants. I love that I can get them in "short" lengths. I like the cargo pockets. My main complaint is that the buttons pop off all the time. I even cut the buttons off the hand pockets, as they really werent necessary, and sewed them on the back pockets with heavy quilting thread. I think they lasted for a day before I lost them. They catch on everything. I have 2 pairs of these, and no buttons on any of the pockets.
great cargo pant, with caveats
My staple wardrobe!
But I miss the nylon zip-off pants from 5-6 years ago!!! Much better fit, light weight, better color (stone) almost worn out now.
The front pockets should start higher -- no need for buttons.
The leg pockets - wish they were stitched down, with no gusset.
I always run a seam up the back of the legs, as they are way too wide.
I wear a size 6-8, but in these, a size 2-4.
I was looking for some great cotton cargo pants that could be worn casually or on a day hike in the woods (I don't like wearing synthetic pants to hike in!). These fit great; they don't sit too low, like some women's pants these days; and they are really comfortable. The back pockets accentuate the rear area! Great colors, too; I got the shale & olivine. The shale is a nice dark grey-brown and the olivine is, well, light olive. Would recommend highly!
This is my second pair of these pants. They fit really well, true to size, they are long for me but I'm only 5'2". I wear them to work (casual environment), weekends, working around the house. Plenty of pockets (love the side pocket for my cell phone). Waist is perfect - not too low when I work around the yard, and not too high that they look like "mom-pants". They wash and dry well, no shrinking.