TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants Review

How Do You Like Your Pockets?

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Ryan Heiman
Founder and head author at Independent Golf Reviews

TRUE has been my favorite golf shoe brand for years.  Their comfort, style and function have consistently been improved every generation.  It is not really a surprise to see them jump into the apparel market starting with pants.  I wore the TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants for 4 rounds of golf and multiple days off the course. 

 This is the definitive TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants Review for 2023.

How Do You Like Your Pockets?  While that seems like a strange question for a golf pants review, it really is the differenciating factor between the TRUE Chino and TRUE 5-Pocket pants.  If TRUE set out to create the perfect pair of pants, which one is better, the Chino or the 5-pocket?  It really depends on how you use them and how you value the differences.  However, like most things TRUE has created, the ALL Day 5-Pocket Pants became one of my favorite pair of pants that I own based on their fit, comfort, style and performance.  The same reason I wear their shoes all the time, now I also wear their pants as many days as I can.  I break down the details below to see if the Chino or the 5-Pocket Pants are “perfect” for you.

The TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants starting point is the material.  The 4-way stretch 96% nylon 4% spandex is incredibly comfortable along with being water resistant.  They have kind of matte finish so they feel soft and look classic.  I am impressed by how well this material holds up with its abrasion and scuff resistance.   Add the water and stain resistant coating and you have one durable pair of pants. While my goal is to hit fairways and greens, sometimes things go sideways.  I’ve been in the desert, woods, creek, junk, rough, you name it; I’ve found it.  These pants remain clean and damage free after getting splashed with mud, brushing against weeds and traipsing through the desert. It is the best material I’ve seen used on pants.

The TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants nail the fit too.  I think this is actually one of the toughest tasks for apparel designers since everyone has a different body shape.  While there are differences, obviously there are similarities as pants require 2 legs and a waist.  The various sizes dictate how big the other dimension of the pants need to be.  I like the slim tailored fit of these pants.  I have pretty thick legs and they wrap them closely, but still comfortably.  They fit the shape of the legs nicely with being too tight or too loose.  The Slim Tailored fit looks even better creating a narrower look than the Chino so.  While maybe not a generous with space, the stretchy material never felt tight.  I’d love to see them come in lengths.  While the 34/32 near perfect and doesn’t drag on the ground, they have just an inch or so of extra material bunch around the ankle.  Interestingly enough my sons need 34″ length so that they bottom of the pants reach their shoes.  I’m hoping that as TRUE continues to produce pants, they will add length options.

The TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants have 5 pockets. (so do the Chinos)  The type of pockets is the biggest difference from the Chino the 5-Pocket.  The 5-Pocket pants have a “jeans” style pockets.  Instead of angle side slits; the 5-Pocket have swoop top vertical pockets in the front.  While this type of pocket is a little more difficult to get your hand in, it is almost impossible for anything to fall out.  If you ride on power carts any maybe you put your feet up on the dash, you’ve maybe had your ball marker fall out; never happening with the 5-Pocket.  But if you are taking your hand in and out a lot, the Chino is way easier.  Personal preference goes a long ways here as to how do you like your pockets.  The butt pockets are also smaller which means my wallet and phone stay vertical which is nice.  again, if you have a very large phone or wallet, they will be tighter. 

The TRUE All Day Chino Pants come in 5 colors.  I went with Black since you can never go wrong with a good pair of black pants.    While black might all seem the same, these have slightly lighter black tone which makes them pair really nice with the grey TRUE LUX Hybrid shoes.   The belt loops in these pants are large to accommodate even my widest of belts, yet work well with narrower ones too.  The metal button is strong and sturdy along with a strong fly zipper.  While these are kind of standard pants stuff, TRUE made them strong and durable to last and function.  All the stitching is neat and clean while having great durability.  The pants wash up nicely and resist wrinkles.  If they are folded or hung after laundry, they look great, but if they stay in crumpled pile after the dryer, they have some wrinkles.  A quick steam or iron gets them looking perfect.  They travel well and still look good while wearing them all day.


It really comes down to how you like your pockets for your perfect golf pants. The TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants are as close as I’ve found to perfect pants, just a pocket shape better than the Chinos.  The material, fit, style and durability make them my favorite pair.  I’d still like to see them add lengths  but otherwise these things are perfect.  The 4 way stretch material feels and functions perfectly while still looking classic.  The water/dirt resistant coating means you can look good in the clubhouse, even if you hit a few sideways golf balls.  These TRUE All Day Chino Pants excel on and off the course.  Just like their shoes, these became my go-to for daily wear.  If you need to find a perfect pair of pants, give TRUE a chance to win that title in your closet.

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TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About: TRUE has long been my favorite shoe brand and now they have expanded into apparel with pants. Their All Day 5-Pocket Pants were made for golf and work just as well off the course.

  • ✅  Pros: Comfort, Stretch, Classic look, Durable, Water/Dirt resistance, 5 color options, Slimmer Fit, Smaller pockets.

  • ⛔  Cons: No lengths.

  • ⛳  Verdict: The TRUE All Day 5-Pocket Pants are a pocket shape closer to perfect as I've found. The material really steals the show, but the fit and finishes top off a well designed and extremely comfortable pair of pants. You need to give TRUE pants a try to win you over. These are my favorite pair of pants for on or off the course.


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Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
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