Beat the hole-in-the-knee syndrome with Carhartt Jeans for Kids {Review}

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My boys are 4 and 6 and they play rough, and when I say rough I mean hole-in-the-knee rough.  Last year I threw away three pairs of pants that were pretty much brand new because they tore up the knees.  I was so bummed and out to the garbage they went.  Since then I have bought cheaper pants that they could play in but aren’t always the best looking, but hey they were cheap!

Well Carhartt has taken on this tough challenge or creating clothes for kids who play hard!  It makes total sense to me as Carhartt is the brand my dad trusts to be durable workwear.  Carhartt has been perfecting their leading brand for 124 years now so I think they know what they are doing!  The new Carhartt children’s jeans are made to last longer than traditional jeans, with 10-10.5 ounce, 100% percent cotton premium denim, with triple strict construction and five-pocket features provide extra strength and durability.  And yes they come in sizes from 4-16 for boys and girls.  I have no doubt my daughter will be a tom-boy and play rough like her brothers so I will definitely be keeping Carhartt in the back of my mind for when she is bigger!

So I admit I was excited for the challenge of having my 6 year old wear his new Carhartts to not only look nice but be able to actually play in his jeans!  So far we haven’t been outside too much because of the crazy weather here in Chicago but he has sledded in them once so far (of course without snow pants) and just feeling them you can tell the difference.  Its not that the pants are heavier than others, but they are just made with a thicker material and held together tighter.

Boys Washed Denim Dungaree Pants

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  • 100% cotton denim with full seat and thigh
  • Adjustable waist
  • Triple-stiched seams for durability
  • Side utility band, ruler pocket and double utility pockets (just like dad)
  • Available in sizes 4-7 and 8-16

Overall, I am a huge fan of the Carhartt jeans for kids and they are worth it for the extra money they cost.  Yes they are a little more than some other brands but they will last.  This is especially a big deal for me since I rely on the jeans lasting through both of my boys.  It also ends up costing more anyways if you have to replace jeans because your kids got a hole-in-the-knee (two pairs of cheap jeans are usually more than one pair of Carhartt jeans.)  Since my boys live in their jeans (they’d sleep in them if I let them) I don’t mind spending the money for a high quality product we will get our use of.  I love too how nice the jeans look, as my boys can wear them to school and look presentable and then come home and play in the dirt!




Love this closure, my son has trouble with buttons and this hook closure is so much easier for him.





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Love that they show the height and weight suggestions for sizes, since sometimes my kids are in-between sizes.


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BUY IT:  Check out the Carhartt website to start shopping for your kids (and yourselves!)  You can also check out where to find Carhartt products from each product page.

Girls:  Available in sizes 4-5-6-6X and 7-8-10-12-14.

Boys:  Available in sizes 4-7 and 8-16.

WIN IT:  (1) US winner will receive a pair of children’s Carhartt jeans in the size and sex of their choice.

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  1. Soccer wears out their clothes

  2. Outdoor play.

  3. Playing outside with the dogs and neighborhood kids.

  4. My 2 1/2 yr old son loves to play with his trucks outside.

  5. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    Playing outside and climbing seems to wear the knees out.

  6. My daughter likes to hike and play soccer

  7. amy deeter says:

    rolling in the yard

  8. Ashley C says:

    My son loves playing out in the grass. He’s mostly on the ground looking for rocks and digging!


  9. carol lewis says:

    Crawl around the floor, play on the playground stuff, and wrestle.

  10. Running around outside.

  11. susan smoaks says:

    they play outside with the dogs and get really dirty

  12. kathy pease says:

    playing kickball and grass stains

  13. Chris Noe says:

    Just being a 4-year-old boy is hard on Jake’s clothes.

  14. mary gardner says:

    playing football and baseball

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  15. our 4 year old grandson is always playing outside…crawling in the grass…climbing!

  16. crawling on the ground!

  17. Just crawling around

  18. Danielle says:

    My boy plays football at recess.

  19. My boys are constantly playing tag and wrestling with each other. Their jeans wear out way too fast.

  20. Melanie Montgomery says:

    PLaying in the yard

  21. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I would say playing around outside always makes the most mess not one thing in particular!

  22. Tanya Bartlett says:

    Play baseball

  23. They play outside at the campground on the playground equipment. Thanks.

  24. Jennifer Reed says:

    My daughter is always playing on her knees so they wear out quickly.

  25. Amber Stevens says:

    I don’t think its one particular activity my son does that wears on his clothes because it’s mostly everything, he’s a ball of energy everyday. It’s nice to see that there is clothing for kids thats tough but comfortable!

  26. Candice Hull says:

    We play in mud puddles after the rain and it wears out their clothes. All of us wear out the right knee of our pants first–weird right?

  27. Rebecca Peters says:

    My son is a typical boy and anything to do with outside he does



  29. Jessica E Ledford says:

    Playing in gravel on the playground

  30. The biggest thing is playing in the dirt and gravel.

  31. my son is constantly playing football with his friends….couldn’t tell u how many pairs ive ended up tossing!!

  32. Bouncing around on the trampoline!

  33. joanne gentry says:

    Bike riding….my grandson loves to hop on his bike and explore…the bottoms of his jeans get ruffed up. Then jumping off the bike to get into the dirt and weeds to gather “great stuff” wears on the knees as well. Love him!!

  34. Living in the woods and playing in the dirt sure wear on the jeans.

  35. Zipper McGee says:

    My son plays on the ground with his trucks and trains.

  36. Leanne Hill says:

    He has a habit of running and then sliding on his knees….. boys. lol

  37. The playground always takes a toll on my son’s pants!

  38. Allyson Bossie says:

    Gosh, he’s a boy. I can’t name an activity that he does that ISN’T hard on his jeans!

  39. Theatre! It doesn’t seem like it would, but with all the dancing and such, he’s always falling down and ripping his jeans. lol

  40. kim burnett says:

    Running around outside and falling down

  41. When my son plays on the floor he tends to slide down on his knees, and he has holes in the legs of 2 pairs of jeans now.

  42. Just being a boy! I have NO idea how they wear their clothes out so fast!!

  43. Amylynn H says:

    My son crawls a lot when playing with his cars and trucks. It really give the knees of his pants a workout!

  44. You name it-running, falling, climbing trees!

  45. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    Playing outside! My son has a sand box, loves to ride his scooter or bike, and also climb on his outside toys. He’s been bad lately about sliding on the ground and putting holes in his knees.

  46. climbing trees!

  47. Playing and crawling around outside!

  48. melina r says:

    my son and daughter like to play outside in the backyard, they run and fall and get dirt.

  49. My son loves to play outside. If he sees mud, he is there!

  50. Michelle Tucker says:

    Playing in the park.

  51. ReggieMann says:

    falling down while learning to roller skate

  52. 1955nurse says:

    OMG – my Grandson’s jeans always have the knees out! We soooo need these, thanks for the chance!!!!!

  53. amberlyn johnson says:

    play in the yard in the mud

  54. In our house it’s football in the yard.

  55. lalaine hagler says:

    my son loves to crawl around just about everywhere and that usually tears his jeans off

  56. Lenora D says:

    Walking to the community center.

  57. My son likes to roll around in the grass outside, while he plays with our dog. Grass stains are so hard to wash out! and the grass wears out his jeans too!

  58. Kristi C says:

    My son loves playing soccer outside.

  59. My grandson loves to tumble in the yard and always ruins the knees of his jeans.

  60. Glenna F says:

    My son plays soccer and ruins every pair of pants I buy.

  61. Patti Hess says:

    Crawl on the floor playing cars

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  62. Just going to school has ruined two pairs of pants! Luckily he likes the holes in the knees 😉

  63. Terri C. McMillan says:

    playing and roughhousing outside

  64. playing in the sandbox

  65. renee walters says:

    He plays cars in the dirt.

  66. nicole krutz says:

    well i have 3 boys and it seems they are always on the floor/ground playing/wrestling!

  67. Monique Rizzo says:

    Climbing trees.Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

  68. jessi crawley says:

    his always on his swing and playing on the ground

  69. Rock Climbing

  70. My 5 yr old son is always on his knees playing legos and pushing trucks around. So he always gets holes in his knees!

  71. casey everidge says:

    playing outside!!

  72. Jamie Z says:

    Playing football with the neighborhood kids!

  73. Jessica H. says:

    My oldest alternates from pretending she is a dog to pretending she is a horse, so needless to say, she spends a lot of time on her hands and knees. This wreaks havoc on her pants! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  74. My son is constantly digging holes! He loves shovels and trucks and dirt and can’t seem to get enough of it!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  75. beth shepherd says:

    My son likes to play outside and climb trees.

  76. brandy g. says:

    Climbing trees outside.

  77. Audra Weathers says:

    My daughter likes to play outside in the dirt. Her knee area gets a lot of wear.

  78. Sharon C says:


  79. Lequetta Dyer says:

    Boys will b boys and tomgirls will b tomgirls 🙂

  80. Selinda says:

    Tag at school always ends up with grass stains and wear on the knees!

  81. Gina H. says:

    Playing outside.

  82. Stephanie Larison says:

    Climbing on the jungle gym

  83. Amanda Hoffman says:

    my son likes to play everywhere

  84. Melissa S says:

    My son likes to climb trees,that will tear up a pair of jeans.

  85. latanya says:

    Running around outside and falling down

  86. Carol L says:

    Just playing football, in the playground and wrestling outside their jeans are shot. The higher price is worth it in the end when they last longer.
    Carol L.

  87. Susan Alban says:

    My sons jump, slide and crash around so much it wears out the knees of their pants in what seems like a couple days!

  88. He loves the park and the swingset.

  89. Audrey Griffis says:

    i have a 3 yer old son- Enough said- just kidding he’s just a super active boy 🙂

  90. alex morelli says:

    Nice jeans!

  91. Playing all day in our dirt filled backyard!

  92. Michelle C says:

    My kids always get holes in the knees of their jeans from all their crawling around, playing on the ground. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  93. Michelle Keen says:

    My daughter likes to play outside in the rocks with trucks and that wears out her jeans!

  94. bridget boyle says:

    My son likes to roll around on the playground and always ends up with holes in his jeans.

  95. Joana A says:

    playing in the playgrounds

  96. Charlene S says:

    Playing at the park.

  97. Rebecca Graham says:

    Playing outside.

  98. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    He love running around outside…playing in the sand!

  99. Just playing outside wears on their pants, especially when they play soccer and slide.

  100. Amanda M. says:

    My kids are hard on their clothes whenever they play outside–any activity or place, but especially when they are riding bikes and falling off or playing with sidewalk chalk on the driveway.

  101. danielle lima says:

    my daughter loves art projects and I will have to wash paint and other things out of her clothes

  102. katie t says:

    Is it appropriate to say everything? My little boy is constantly running, falling, sliding, playing in the dirt. You name it, and he’s getting dirty doing it!

  103. playing soccer
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  104. amy williams says:

    playing kickball outside and all the sliding

  105. Pay at the park

  106. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandsons are always on their knees playing games such as cars/monster trucks so their jeans take a lot of wear & tear in this area.

  107. Sharon Kaminski says:

    playing baseball with the neighbor kids

  108. riding bikes for sure, they are always getting caught in the spokes or falling!

  109. My 6yo slides & jumps around so much that he is constantly ripping up his clothes.

  110. Donna Thompson says:

    These are great jeans for rough and tumble kids like my grandson.

  111. Molly Elwell says:

    Playing the barn with the goats! There’s always something that they catch them on in the barn!

  112. Teresa Young says:

    We love to camp & hike with the grandkids which can be tough on clothes!

  113. My son is always rolling around on the ground this is tough on his clothes.

  114. Trisha W says:

    I have four boys, but for my 1st grader just being alive wears out his pants. LOL.

  115. Debra Hall says:

    my grandaughter still likes to crawl





  118. Terri Moore says:

    Playing outside on the sidewalk and climbing everything.

  119. school seems to make them sit on the floor all the time, his knees are white and thin.

  120. Jennifer T. says:

    My daughter’s playground at school is covered in that tire mulch. So, it’s safe but the rubber wears on the knees of her jeans.

  121. My kids are learning to ride bikes, so it’s a lot of skinned knees and a few spills!

  122. Jennifer Young says:

    Playing outside at recess!

  123. nannypanpan says:

    plays on his knees with his trains

  124. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My son runs, jumps, rolls you name it! 🙂 I’d love these jeans in size 5 for a boy!

  125. We have a huge pile of sand in our backyard…that is the winner because they are always in it playing construction

  126. Sacha Schroeder says:

    My son plays trucks on the ground!

  127. Tami Vollenweider says:

    My Nephew loves to ride his bike

  128. Melina R. says:

    My daughter goes through jeans like CRAZY – always getting holes in the knees! I would love to try these for her.

  129. Jennifer says:

    playing soccer in the backyard!

  130. Playing marbles.

  131. Playing soccer

  132. sliding on the floor/ground as if sliding into a base

  133. Candice says:

    Playing outside with the dogs.

  134. Baseball really tears up their clothes. They think it’s cool to slide, and that really damages the knees of their pants!

  135. Paol Trenny says:

    digging in the ground looking for treasures —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  136. jamie braun says:

    playing outside in the dirt all summer

  137. D SCHMIDT says:

    Kneeling in the dirt playing with his trucks really hurts my sons clothes!

  138. Wendy O. says:

    My daughter loves playing at the park. But those slides are filthy & her poor little butt is always so dirty when we get home! I always have to remember to dress her in darker colors when I know we’re heading to the park.

  139. Suzie Williams says:

    Playing at the park. It’s going down the slides, sliding on their knees, and stuff like that which really wear stuff out!

  140. Janet W. says:

    Kneeling down on the carpet and hardwoods rolling cars across the floor. It wears out my grandson’s knees!

  141. Ellen B says:

    playing at the park

  142. Vickie Couturier says:

    they are rough on their clothes on the play ground at school

  143. My 16 month keeps climbing on the couch and jumping off.