The Performance Chino (not khaki’s) is an everyday smart casual staple that every man needs at least 1 or 3 in his weekly rotation. With over 1,100 reviews and 4.6 average star rating, these Everlane chinos come highly recommended. But is it really all that? Let’s find out.
EVERLANE REVIEW FOR MEN & TRY-ON HAUL
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Everlane Performance Chino Review
Everlane’s performance chino comes in at $98, which is a competitive price point. Currently you can get it in 7 neutral and versatile colorways in slim, athletic or straight fit, with waist sizes from 28-40 and lengths from 28 to 34.
I picked up a pair in the Trench Coat Khaki wash for that classic khaki look, with a modern twist. Incase you’re confused, khakis aren’t actually a type of pants, it’s the color. Chinos is what you’ve always been looking for.
Everlane Performance Chino: How Does It Feel & Fit?
The Everlane Performance Chino is everything you’d want in a pair of trusty go-to pants, from it’s modern fit to the 6% elastane, 4-way stretch which is ultra comfortable, to the sweat-wicking and lightweight fabric.
They’re every bit as well made and comfortable as my Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos and Banana Republic’s Traveler Pant at a similar price point. A more affordable alternative is Banana Republic Factory’s Lived In Chino and Uniqlo’s Slim Fit Chino Pants.
I love the modern slim fit, it’s not too tight or too loose, but just right. I’m glad that they offer a 28in waist and 28L inseam as it fits perfectly without having to hem the bottoms. They’re comfortable and lightweight, maybe even a little bit too lightweight as I prefer a more substantial thickness to my chinos. I can say that they’re ideal for wearing in warmer weather.
For reference I am 5’6″, 135 lbs give or take 😉
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Everlane Performance Chino review, then you’ll probably like this Mott & Bow jeans review of their blue jeans.
Performance Chino Details
My Size: 28×28
94% Cotton, 6% Elastane. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
- 4-way stretch fabric
How Much Does It Really Cost?
As a part of their transparent pricing, they believe that customers have a right to know what their products cost to make. And so here’s a breakdown of the performance chinos.
- Materials: $10.53
- Hardware: $2.80
- Labor: $7.44
- Duties: $3.45
- Transport: $1.00
True Cost = $25.22
Everlane sells the performance chino for just under $100 at $98, around a 2.5x mark up while traditional retail marks them up 5x.
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Everlane products I’ve reviewed.
- Everlane Slim Fit Jean
- Everlane Slim Fit Oxford Shirt
- Everlane Organic Cotton T-Shirt
- Everlane Cotton Bomber Jacket
- Everlane ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt
- Everlane Pique Polo Shirt
- Everlane French Terry Sweatshirt
- Everlane French Terry Hoodie
- Everlane Felted Merino Hoodie
- Everlane Felted Merino Cardigan
- Tread By Everlane
- Everlane Performance Suit & How to Style It
Check out the Everlane Choose What You Pay program that offers many popular styles at steeply discounted prices.
A note: Everlane sent me the jeans in this review. These are all my thoughts and opinions based on my experience. Gentleman Within holds all control over editorial content.
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