The KÜHL DEFYR™ PANT features a smooth and luxuriously soft cotton fabric with a touch of spandex for stretch and durability. The fabric has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk for the smoothest fit, and the revolutionary dye process reduces fading.
The TAPERED FIT tapers from the knee down for a more modern fit. KÜHL's Free Ryde™ waist with ultrasuede waistband, Born Free™ gusseted crotch and articulated knees allow freedom of movement and provide superior comfort. A stealth pocket keeps your phone hidden and secure.
- Fabric: main body: 97% Cotton 3% Spandex | 10 oz/sq. yd; 282 GSM
- TAPERED FIT
- Fabric is smooth and luxuriously soft
- Ultra suede lined, Free Ryde™ waistband
- Gusseted crotch for freedom of movement
- Stealth cell phone pocket
- Articulated knees
- Gros Grain ribbon placed in interior back cuff to protect pant from wear and tear
KÜHL® User Reviews
First thing I noticed is that the pair I bought on discount does not have the double stitched cuff like shown in the pictures. Could be an older model IDK, Regardless, these are really great pants for a semi-tall/lanky guy. I'm about 6'1" and 185lbs and much prefer my pants a slim(mer) fit over the full, especially in the calves and thigh. These are AWESOME in a 32x32 for me. Perfect length and not too constricting around the legs to make them look "skinny" but perfect to look like i'm particular in the way my pants fit. Fabric is a good weight and the color (espresso) looks awesome. I will definitely be buying a couple more pairs in different colors.
Posted by nickc on February 09th 2018
They fit my body type perfectly. My waist is 33 inch by tape which is a 32 for most pant brands but then modern cut pants at 32 are often too tight in thighs and hips. Per standard practice I originally got 33 expecting a loose waist but a good fit everywhere else , they were pretty loose everywhere. Reordered a 32 and they fit everywhere very well. Note, I like to wear pants at the natural waist not low on the hips. A bit lighter weight than I was expecting. Might suplement with a thicker weight style for those winter days outside watching the boy play soccer. Great feel to the fabric. Pocket utility and knee movement as expected...perfect. very modern look, low rise, contoured well, espresso color is versatile.
Posted by Torin on November 13th 2017
These are the greatest pants I've ever own, and probably the best I ever will own - since I plan to own them all. I've had several different pairs of Kuhl pants (Kanvus Jean, Rydr, Revolvr, D'Lux, and Konfidant). The Defyr's are the mack-daddy of them all. The quality is is top notch. The feel and fit is on-point. The function is all of those other pants combined. The perfect pant. I agree with Kuhl's recommendation to order one waist size up - I consistently wear 35" waist, and the 36" waist fits perfect. Also know that the espresso color looks more green than brown in sunlight. I wish they offered the true brown like the "dark roast" on the Kanvus Jean. Otherwise, these are flawless. They are expensive, but worth it.
Posted by Chris on March 07th 2017
Though lacking the utility of some of the other pants styles, these pants look great while being incredibly comfortable. I work in an office where jeans are commonly worn to work; with these pants I look more professional while being more comfortable. They are also durable enough that I can head out and hike after work without worrying that they will be ruined. These pants also seem to have a thicker weave than many other styles, keeping your legs warmer in the winter without having to wear a layer under them.
Posted by Matt on January 07th 2017
I just purchased these pants and the fit and feel are second to none. They are so soft and are a perfect fit. I have a little "meatier" thighs from working out a lot and the fit well with some give. They taper down after the knees so they don't have the old fashion wide ending which I don't like. These are so perfect that I want to order more from here or any place that has them on sale. The raven color is a perfect match with my new Kuhl Burr Lines Jacket. I normally wear 33x32 and I ordered the 34x32 and the fit and length are perfect for me. There is some stretch which makes it very comfy and I think I read that these are pre-shrunk, so I can expect to keep this fit even with the holidays. :)
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Thank you
Posted by BlueMoon on November 28th 2016
I absolutely love these pants. In fact I love every pair of pants I've bought from you which is 7 pairs at this Point with 2 on the way. One of those 7 was for my girlfriend from your women's collection (W's Kontra) which she also loves btw. Having said that, we noticed on her pants that there were no zipper pockets as advertised and then today I was contemplating buying another pair of Defyrs when I realized that my pair does not have reinforced cuff guards as advertised. Definitely not a deal breaker for me. I just wanted to bring it to your attention and if my reward for finding these discrepancies just happens to be a free lifetime supply of Kühl pants who am I to argue with greatness. -B
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Truly, you are great Benny...Thank you for pointing out the inadequacies of our copy. It is simply a matter of what the industry calls "running changes" to a style's design that do not get sent to the lowly copy writers attention. We did not mean to mislead, and in fact, we do appreciate your pointing it out to us. We have since updated the copy to reflect the changes to the style so that copy is accurate. Not even the design team, nor even the lowly copywriter gets to have a free lifetime supply of KUHL pants... We wish that was in the cards. We do promise to keep our copy accurate as possible and to continue to make the best pants in the outdoor industry and some some say... the world. Thank you.
Posted by Benny on September 05th 2016
Independent Reviews by eKomi16 Total Reviews
Awesome pants, fit a size small
more business casual pant and great for commuting to and from classes\n
Excellent design, very comfortable and more streamlined and close fitting than the Classic or Full cut. You need to go up one size in the waist if you wear these.
Excellent quality and style. The fit is as expected.
I'll wear these to work.
general use up to and including hiking. I would recommend to anyone.