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The sweats are comfortable, but after wearing them once I noticed that the seam at the bottom of the crotch was opening due to faulty stitching. I wasn't doing anything vigorous during that wear, mostly running errands and lounging, so it is obvious it isn't due to wear and tear. I like the fit but expected better quality given my experience with American Giant's other products (2 sweatshirts and t-shirts).
Lunatic Hiker, 3/19/14
Oh my gawd! These things are amazing. I've never had sweat pants that I really liked...until now. Perfect fit, feel, and well made. I'm 5'11" with a 33"/34" inseam and the medium is perfect. I don't want to take them off.
I think these things have more cotton in then than my mattress.
And while heavy duty, they are extremely comfortable because they are designed, cut, and assembled properly.
I even think they might be chainsaw proof... but I'll hold off on that test.
All in all, at 55 y/o, I'm pretty sure they'll outlast me.
Sure beats the heck out of half plastic crud offered by overseas sweatshops.
I consider myself a connoisseur of sweatpants and if I'm not going to church or a business meeting, that's what I'm wearing. Out of the box these were obviously thick and well made, but the fit was odd. I wore them for an hour around the house and they continually fell down in the back, no matter how tight I pulled the drawstring, they fell down. Also, they felt much tighter around the thighs than other brands. I really wanted to love these pants, and I have no issue paying the price if they fit well, but for me they just don't fit like Lands End or LL Bean. Perhaps more elastic in the waist would help. Just my opinion, as clearly many on this site love them.
Over 20 years ago, I bought three pairs of gusseted Polo sweatpants. I've looked over the years for quality gusseted sweatpants, but haven't found anything until now. I'm 5'9", 190 pounds; the XLs fit me fine. When they become available again, I'm going to get another few pairs. Time to finally give the Polos a proper burial.
Exceeded my expectations completely. I can wear these for days in a row. They look great with Nike shoes (Mayfly Wovens, Free Runs) And the cuffing at the bottom makes for great style.
They are indeed extremely durable for gym use and for lounging in.
They seemed a little pricey for sweatpants, but I don't regret my purchase one bit. I would love to buy a second pair sometime in the future.
I loved these pants right out of the box. They're comfortable and fit well and seem durable so far. I have two critiques of the design that really interfere with my ability to continue to love them. The draw string at the top doesn't have anything to keep it from pulling inside the the waistband and getting lost. I've had to fish mine out a couple of times, which is a pain. The bigger issue is that the elastic strip inside the waist band doesn't stay flat. After the very first wash it folded over on itself and became warped. It was bunched and tighter in some areas than others. I can't get the elastic to lay flat by manipulating it from the outside, so it stays doubled over. The flat wide waist was part of what was super comfortable about these pants when I first put them on. If the waist had stayed that way they would be 5 star pants.
I'm not going to lie. I wear these things almost every night while I sleep and I'm the type of guy that doesn't like to wear much at night. It's a testament to how comfortable they are and how well they're made. I love American Giant stuff....
These sweatpants are fantastic! Warm, soft, heavyweight cotton fleece fabric feels super comfortable. Construction is very impressive, and I especially like the deep front pockets. No worries about keys (or anything else) falling out of these pockets.
The waistband is very comfortable & well made with a drawstring that stays flat with no twisting.
I sized up to a medium to accomodate my thighs and butt, as well as for the longer inseam. (5'4", 120lb woman)
I like these pants so much, I've ordered another pair. These sweatpants are fleecy perfection.
These puppies fit me so well that I promptly ordered a second pair. Whereas the XXL full-zip hoodie has a pretty tailored, slim fit (at least on my frame - 6'1", 250lb, 50" chest, 40" waist), the XXL sweatpants are a little baggier. Also like the hoodie, the construction and materials are unmatched. Would definitely recommend this product.
These sweats are built just like you expect them to be. Same super tough fabric as the hoodie, same attention to quality in the details and the construction. I have to ding one star for the sizing though. If you are even remotely in shape, it's very tough to get a good fit with these sweats. Get the length you want with too big a waist, or get the waist you want with too short a length. Pick your poison.
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