So I read a bunch of reviews and the same common theme kept popping up; the pants inseam runs short. I thought with all of the feedback carhartt was receiving and responding too they were actually listening to the consumer, but after my recent online purchase it is evident they are not! These pants are ridiculous. I have a 32 inch inseam and purchased the regular size in a 34 waist and when I received them one pant was a 29" inseam and the other was a 30" inseam. In light of this I am thinking to myself, I should have purchased the talls, but according to the website here they should be a solid 32" inseam. As far as quality, I can't give it more than a 1 star because you obviously have some severe quality control issues here. It blows my mind that they have had so much feedback and not improved. This is how industries implode. Because they don't have an honest 32" inseam I am going to be forced to take my business elsewhere...
Let me preface: The scrub top is 5 Star easy. However, the bottoms, well, needs work.
I've owned many different scrubs and was really looking forward to Carhartt quality and design for these (as all my other carhartt garments are 5 star). My expectations fell short with the pants. The look, and pocket placement were great, however, the fit was uncomfortable. I exchanged for another pair thinking it was my choice in size, but the same result. You have no flexibility of movement and forget about crouching down! To make these 5 star I would add gusset crotch, and blend the material with something that stretches a little. I'm still a Carhartt fan, but will just will wait for the "2nd generation" scrub pant to try again. Thanks for all the great products.
My scrubs shrunk with first wash. Top and bottoms. This severely compromised the fit. I referred to the sizing chart prior to buying and tried them on. I did not know they would shrink. I purchased the mediums for my waist that is 31. The inseam is 29 inches. That's way too short for 31 inch waist. Beware.
I purchased these pants because I was tired of drawstring pants riding down throughout my shift and wanted pants that I could wear a belt with. These fit the bill in that regard however i would like to see at least 2 more belt loops added as the distance between the side loop and the back loop is over ten inches so the pants tend to do their own thing in these two long stretches instead of following my belt. Also comfort could be improved by increasing the room in the seat area as they are very tight when kneeling or squatting down. Overall though I am impressed by my first pair of Carhartt scrub pants as they are the first scrubs I've found that will stay at my waist for 12 hours without constant hitching and retying a drawstring
A lesson learned after my first order- next time order the Tall. I've been wearing these scrubs now for about 4 years and the only problem I have is the zipper pull tab. They have broken off of every pair I own. This includes 2 pair that I purchased in 2014. I've had 3 older pants zippers repaired and now have 2 more that need the same thing.
I bought the medium at first, fits the waist but hips and inseam are too tight. I bought the large, more comfortable but the waist is too big and have to wear a belt, bunches in the back. Mediums tore at inseam from knealing.
I have had the pants for 4 years and not one problem. My inseam is 34 and I did not have an issue with that. I wear my scrubs at my waist or a tad below and I don't like a large amount of fabric touching the floor. especially in the hospital setting. Overall I think theses are a great scrub pant.
I was told about Carhartt Ripstop scrubs by a male nurse friend. He said he really enjoyed his other than ironically having a pocket tear on his. Listening to his words but ignoring the obvious signal I bought a couple pairs. After perhaps being worn 4 times one pair's crotch split while I bent down to change a child's diaper. Needless to say I was very disappointed. I'm now nervous about wearing my second pair after this experience even though they still look intact.
Carhartt has reached out to the customer and shared the review with our Quality Control Department.
June 23, 2016
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love them
I've had the same 3 pairs for as couple years now and they're my favorite scrub pants, they could stand to be a bit more flexible but they aredefinitely the most durable pants I own. I wear them in the nursing home and down at the barn. They were worth it. Maybe these people should buy pants that fit properly, every stitch has its limit......
These are by far my favorite scrubs I have ever worn. They do run a little big, but not too bad. Very durable as you would expect from Carhartt. Pockets are tough and well stitched so they wont rip when you are in a hurry. I got a black ripstop pair (top and cargo pants) while I was in my RN school. I am now licensed and about to start work. I will be buying the other 3 colors and these will be the only scrubs I wear (other than my other one pair of custom realtree scrubs). I highly recommend these. Check out the matching top.
I live the tops but the pants could use some work. Need another back pocket and the zippers pull apart like nylon zippers tend to do. Pants look great but most guys who wear a 3x like I do are not into slim pants. We may need to be but I like room in my pants to bend and to squat.
I love everything about Carhartt scrubs except one thing, the length. I wish I was 6 ft. tall, then these would be perfect, but every manufacturer seems to forget that there are a lot of us shorter people out in the real world. It's nice that you have catered to the excessively tall, and the (ah-hem# "regular" sized people, now how about offering a size for the #more numerous) rest of us, say about 29" inseam?
I would like to see a couple more belt loops. For me the pocket openings are too small. To reach in and grab some change means I can't get a fist back out. I like a left pocket in back. These only have a right. The side cargo pockets are great for me. Mine could use a little more room in the thigh area. The only issue I have is being able to find the longer pants. The regular are way too short for me. No one in my area seems to think men wear scrubs so they stock very little. I have read some issues of the pants ripping while bending. I squat and bend all day and have not had any issues with the pair I have.
The best scrub pants I can find. Lots of pockets, the bet loops are a huge plus, and a fly. I love them. The only thing I would change is the pocket openings are a little small, other than that they're perfect.
I am an ER Nurse, and as such I need a scrub that is durable, comfortable, and can provide me with pockets for all of my gear. These scrubs are 2/3 of what I really need. They are durable, and have the pockets, but the cut and fit are a bit "stiff" and do not offer much in the area of "extra room" for when i have a trauma and have to react/move or bend/climb quickly. In EVERY other way i am happy. 2 out of 3 us better than most!
I have purchased 5 pair in total now. I have had to have 3 pair of them fixed. There is a poor quality thread being used I believe. My most recent purchase I wore them the first day and the inseam ripped from the crotch to the knee. Good thing I have a person who sews in the family. I would only recommend them if there seemed to be any improvement to the quality in the future.
We have reached out to the customer to ensure satisfaction.
October 14, 2016
5 / 5
1 / 5
Ripstop Does Not Mean Ripstop
I work as a nurse and purchased a couple pairs of carhartt ripstop scrub sets. Yesterday, when involved with a confrontation with an agitated patient, my ripstop scrub top ripped in my left arm-pit area about 10 inches in length, although I do not remember having my scrub top pulled. The quality of this product is not as durable as it appears.
I'm an ER nurse and have been wearing these exclusively for about 3 years. The material, fit, comfort, durability, everything about them is great...except one thing, the stitching. Every single one has had some sort of stitch failure. On the leg pocket, the crotch, the zipper, somewhere the stitching fails. I've had to repair nearly every one. ATTN Carhartt: FIX THE STITCHING PROBLEMS before your reputation for quality is tainted. FYI: I rotate through 7 sets so its not overuse, either.
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January 5, 2017
4 / 5
1 / 5
Ripstop should certainly not be the brand name!
My husband bought 3 pair of Ripstop scrubs in November of 2015. Within the first week the crotch had ripped out of one pair, then the next pair and finally this week (Feb 2016)the crotch ripped out of the last pair. He is a home health nurse and doesnt do anything out of the ordinary. And its embarrassing to be going to see a patient at their home and have your uniform rip in front of them. We've spent more money having to replace these scrubs. We are highly dissatisfied with the durability of the scrubs.
I purchased a trial pair of the men's scrub pants (with the scrub top) based on the Carhartt reputation for durable, quality clothing. Unfortunately, while the durability and quality are present, the pants (medium) are too short to wear in a public institution. I am not tall (5'9"), but the short inseam (28.5") ruins the professional appearance...and shows way too much sock. Goober from Mayberry didn't wear pants this short. No, I do not recommend this product.
I work at a vet clinic and spent a lot of time looking for manly looking scrubs. I found Carhartt scrubs and figured they would be durable enough for the job and was very disappointed in them. I've purchased several pairs and they all rip in the same spot or the seams come apart. I'm going back to buying the cheaper brand since I have to keep replacing them every month or so... I definitely won't be recommending these to the other techs....
I like the look--more like a "male" design than others. However, the fabric gets that fuzzy /worn look pretty fast. And today, as I was kneeling down to pick something up, the inseam ripped 5 inches. Luckily I was at home, and changed into some old scrubs I had.
Carhartt represents quality and durability, but these scrubs don't meet their usual high standards.
I'm actually thinking about buying another set of these because of the look, but I will expect to replace them in a few months.
ripped them the first day... I squatted down to grab something and they split open... needless to say, I was a little upset. I work hospital and also construction and farm. I have pants, socks, hats overalls and love all my carhartt stuff. these scrubs are not at all the same caliber...
The quality of material is excellent. Stitching seems strong. Unfortunately, I felt the fitting is catered towards a fitter person. If like me you are a bit heavier at the waist and hips it feels a bit like tight jeans, which isn't the most comfortable when working as a doc in ED. The waist pockets are way to small with a very tight opening. Having just bought a few sets mailed to Australia I just hope they last.
My husband loves these pants except for the fact that the crotch has ripped out in all 7 pairs of them. They haven't ripped anywhere else which is great since we work in a veterinary hospital. We were afraid dogs nails would tear the fabric, not normal wearing of them.
They do shrink some but not they still fit well after washing and drying I made the mistake of shortening mine before washing so i had to let them down a little. The second pair I washed first and had no problem
I have been using the carhartt scrub pants for years now. They hold up dying the long hours working as a nurse at the bedside. There is plenty of room for any supplies I might be carrying. I have not used the loop for my stethoscope. But I will try now that I know what it is designed for. I have used the loop to hold my tape, scissors, and phone holder. The best thing is the pants hold up for several years without any sign of wear or fading