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Posted on July 14, 2011
Tired of last season’s tactical pants? Well, luckily 5.11 Tactical is releasing three updated styles this fall. Aiming to address a wide variety of public safety situations, the pants are designed to perform in hands-on duty situations, range training, office tasks and everything in between.
Available in black, khaki and TDU green, the 5.11 Stryke Pant ($69.99) takes a new look at the construction of the cargo. The Flex-Tac fabric allows for the pant to be breathable, lightweight and stretch and recover without the use of spandex. In addition, the pants are soil, stain and fade resistant. Boasting 10 pockets in all, the pants have off-seam side pockets, accessory pockets on each side, back flap Velcro-secured pockets and low slanted cargo pockets. Other features include discreet reinforced knees, self-adjusting waist and front belt loops that can double as a badge holder.
For those jean wearers, 5.11 Tactical has taken the traditional jean and upped its functionality with the Taclite Jean-Cut ($49.99). Made from the popular Taclite fabric, the pants is styled in the 5+4 pocket fashion. Of its 9 total pockets there are 4 multi-use pockets that can store magazines, cell phones or knives. Wrinkle-free and fade resistant, the 6.14 ounce poly/cotton ripstop pants come in khaki, charcoal, TDU green and dark navy. Comfort and range are emphasized with the relaxed fit waistband, diamond gusset and discreet reinforced knee panels.
Although the Covert Khaki 2.0 ($49.99) may look like a casual dress slack with its permanent creases and flat front, it has exceptional on-the-job-functionality. The pants are made of 7.25 ounce, wrinkle and fade resistant blend of poly/cotton twill that has been treated with Teflon. The genuine YKK zipper and bartacks at high stress areas ensure the pants stand up to the rigors of any job. Available in black and khaki, it has 6 pockets: 2 standard rear pockets with button closure, 2 concealed vertical thigh pockets with zippers at the seams and 2 traditional style front pockets.
Also on the tactical pant front lines is Woolrich’s Elite Concealed Carry Chinos ($57.99), which became available this past June. It is perfect for when discretion is a must. The clean profile has no external cargo or utility pocketing; however, there is a hidden chamber pocket. Composed of 7.8 ounce cotton stretch twill fabric, it has a comfort waist with elastic side panels with 3-ply, dual-chamber pocket bags. Allowing a discreet carry option, the inner chamber can be accessed through an “invisible” zipper. Out chamber pockets provides conventional pocket function with reduced printing. The chinos come in black and khaki.
Is there a style of pant that you are looking forward to seeing this fall?