EDC Pants: Best Tactical Pants for Men 2017

Best Tactical Pants for Men

There are some essential items of clothing that every man should have in his wardrobe. He needs a pair of old jeans that can be used for working on a car that won’t matter if they get dirty or covered in grease. He should have a dark colored suit for job interviews and formal events. Good boots, polarized sunglasses, work gloves, and a pair of tactical pants. These pants are versatile and tough, and can be used for anything from working outside to holding all the items that a man needs with him. Every man needs a pair of low profile tactical pants that are flexible, durable, and offer plenty of storage.

Tactical pants differ from the average pair of cargo pants. They may look similar but the tactical pants are more durable and are made from a canvas or a ripstop material. There are extra pockets, some of which are hidden to hold more items. Some are even coated with Teflon for silent movement and can offer additional outdoors protection. These pants are used in the military and by those that enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and backpacking. Any of the following garments can be considered some of the best tactical pants for every day wear.

Tactical Pants Reviews

5.11 Stryke

Civilian Grade Tactical: This design of tactical pants have a more modern and clean look to them. They are made with a Flex TacJ fabric that is a mixture of polyester and cotton. They will have a snug fit but are still comfortable at the same time. The knees and the crotch area is gusseted so that there will be plenty of room whether you are walking or climbing. These pants are treated with Teflon so they are moisture resistant. There are pockets found at the hip, cargo, rear, knees, and there are badge clips on these pants as well.

Pros: Comfortable for both work and play

Cons: The coloring fades quickly

Blackhawk Lightweight

Most Storage: These pants will allow you to carry the most items. Each pocket has a flat bottom that will allow you to carry things such as a knife. The stress points are reinforced with bar tacks so they are very durable. There is magazine storage and the ammo can be accessed with ease from a shooting position. There is a stay tuck liner that will hold the shirt in place even during intense physical activity. These pants are 65/35 polyester and cotton making them our pick as best lightweight tactical pants. This allows the most mobility and comfort.

Pros: Angles, has Velcro rear pockets

Cons: The band can cause chaffing

Under Armour Tactical Medic Pants

All Weather Pants: These tactical pants are a blend of ripstop cotton and polyester. They are treated with the UA Storm DWR finish so they can repel water and keep your dry. These pants were designed with the needs of a medic in mind. There are pockets to hold shears, penlights, suture tools, and pens. There are concealed pockets to hold documents such as passports and money. These pants offer 30+ UPF protection from the sun. There is a pocket on the ankles to hold tools, flashlights, and a backup weapon from a crouched position.

Pros: Reinforcement in the crotch

Cons: Limited flexibility

Propper Tactical Trousers

Basic Training: These are a pair of great active wear pants, and some of the best combat pants you can buy. They have a stretch waistband for a tight fit. There are nine pockets as well as some additional hidden pockets to hold a self defense knife or a phone. The pants are 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton which allows them to be breathable even during the summer months. There is double stitching that will keep the pants from tearing. These pants also have a slim and professional fit.

Pros: Durable especially at the knees and the seat

Cons: Rear pockets are hard to access

TRU Spec 24-7 Pant

Budget Wise: These pants are less expensive but they are the real thing. They have 14 pockets and there are 2 pockets designed to hold folding knives, two pockets for cell phones, and there is a duel interior pocket that can hold items such as magazines. The pockets on the thighs allow for extra storage as well. These pants have a cotton canvas and are made in a basket wave style. This allows the pants to be sturdy and stand up to a hard day’s work.

Pros: Plenty of room

Cons: The crotch area is not gusseted

Survival Tactical Gear Battle Strike Trousers

Paintballer: Most civilians do not need the knees pads and they are removable. These pants are gear for men that love paintball or hunters that spend most of their time in a crouched position. There are smaller cargo pouches on the front and some below the rear pockets. There are Velcro adjustments for the knees, waist, and the ankles for the perfect fit. These pants are not recommended for activities other than camping or fighting a fire.

Pros: Kneepads can be adjusted from the inside

Cons: Has the look of classic tactical pants

Vertex FR Shield

Very Durable: These pants have an 88/12 cotton and ripstop nylon blend. They are made from Miliken Amplitude fabric which is flame resistant and will even resist sparks from welding. The pants are breathable and they will not trap in the heat. The pockets are triple bellowed so they can hold a lot of items. These pants are very soft but they are very pricey.

These are some of the best tactical cargo pants. These pants were designed for the active man and every man should have a pair in his closet.

Pros: Side stretch for an automatic fit

Cons: Expensive

Triple Aught Design Recon AC

Moisture Protection: These pants are made from a 100 percent amphibious ripstop nylon cloths so they are great for cross rivers, standing up to storms, and have nine pockets that will keep things dry. There have triple stitches steams that have bar tacks at the stress points. There is a gusseted crotch that has a hugging fit so going across rough terrains. All of these pockets are designed to keep a low profile.

Pros: Back yoke for great fit

Cons: No adjustment features

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