While every company under the sun produces tactical clothing these days, finding a good functional duty pant isn’t as easy. Material selection, fit, ergonomics, colors and sizes are all considerations that can either be addressed or neglected by the manufacturer. 5.11 Tactical has been paying attention to the men and women that use their clothing in the line of duty and continue to improve their products. The Stryke pant from 5.11 Tactical is an excellent option for anyone in the security field or for any outdoor work.
Offered in 10 colors, waist sizes ranging from 28″-54″ and several inseam sizes, 5.11 Tactical has you covered. Basically, if you’re a human, they have your size. First off, the fabric is a durable stretch ripstop material that just works. As you bend, twist and extend, the fabric moves without constraint. Unlike the old rigid ripstop Nylon BDU’s I wore, these flexible cargo pants are the bomb. A gusseted crotch further improve comfort while remaining active. Additionally, a self adjusting tunnel waistband offers the forgiveness needed for holstering a pistol inside the waistband or outside. Articulated reinforced knees round out the comfortable fit of these cargo pants.
Speaking of cargo, the Stryke pant offers the wearer 12 separate pockets to haul the goods. Two large side pockets are secured with a velcro flap and feature a pair of internal pouches. Perfectly sized for M4 magazines or any other items that you don’t want clanking around while you’re moving out. Comfortable, roomy slash front pockets that would put a smile on the face of any SF soldier. These front pockets also have a small flat contour at the bottom which is reinforced for any clipped accessory. Also located on the front are a pair of reinforced slit pockets for a light, knife, multi tool or pens. Finally, a pair of velcro flapped back pockets round out the storage situation on the 5.11 Stryke pant.
5.11 Tactical Stryke Pant specifications courtesy of 511tactical.com
- 6.76 oz. Flex- Tac® ripstop fabric
- Self- adjusting tunnel waistband
- Gusseted construction
- Articulated knees (kneepad ready – inside inseam)
- Bartacking at major seams and stress points
- Teflon® finish
- 12 pockets, including double- deep cargo pockets
- Rinse washed
- YKK® zippers
- Prym® snaps
- MSRP $74.99
The 5.11 Stryke pants I own are a basic stone (tan) color and appear to be fairly tactical in appearance. I’m not utilizing these pants to blend into any environment so save me the overt tactical speech. These are perfect for days on the shooting range providing all day comfort. The reinforced knees and bartacking at stress points will insure long term durability. Also, owning a construction company, these pants provide me a professional look and utility while meeting with clients in the field. The 5.11 Tactical Stryke pant is a versatile option for a variety of uses. Also offered from 5.11 is the Defender Flex Pant and Jeans for a more low-vis profile while retaining a lot of similar features.
This article is courtesy of The Loadout Room.
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