What comes to mind with the phrase “tactical pants”? Typically it’s a pair of cargo pants with a zillion pockets, in your choice of black, olive-drab or some variation on desert tan. While there are still a great number of pants out there matching this description, an ever-growing number of office-friendly trousers that allow discreet carry of a multitude of items are coming to market.
Whether you’re looking to haul all your gear without a satchel or want to conceal a small pistol in your best business casual, there’s a pair of tactical pants with your name on them. Check out these offerings and you’ll have a leg (or two) up on the competition.
The Defender-Flex Pants presented by 5.11 are constructed out of lightweight Calvary Twill, with enough elastane for freedom of movement. The end user will enjoy the comfort feel of athletic pants with superior range of motion and enough durability to maintain their shape. These GSA/TAA compliant, slim fit, tactical pants are perfect from going from an office setting to the range without the need to change. With five-pocket styling and two-rear hip pockets, the Defender-Flex Pants are the perfect solution for the “grey-man” philosophy and IWB carry.
Look out ladies! 5.11 listened to us and has conjured up the perfect pants for the armed woman. Crafted from a blend of cotton and elastane stretch material, alongside a Microsand finish, the Wyldcat Pants look and feel awesome. There are a total of eight pockets, including AR magazine pockets on the back yoke, so there is no shortage for storage required for your EDC items. A zippered leg gusset allows the user to transform from a straight-cut to a boot-cut effortlessly, depending on your desired look.
From their double-weave hip yoke, thighs and front cargo pockets to their dual-mesh cooling vents on each leg, the 24-7 Xpedition pants are as feature-laden as pants can be. Carabiner/key loops on the front belt loops, a gusseted crotch, a slider waistband, adjustable ankle cuffs and a French fly are just some of the many utilitarian and stylish features on these rugged pants. The 24-7 Xpedition is available in black, charcoal, coyote, Ranger green, black/charcoal, MultiCam/coyote and Ranger green/black.
Made from stretch fabric, the Ascent pants offer ease of movement combined with superior comfort. They boast inset cargo pockets for a streamlined, discreet look. A slider waistband makes carrying in an IWB holster a breeze, and a drop-in pocket that’s sized to fit most cell phones adds to their utility. The Ascent tactical pants are available in black, coyote, khaki, navy and Ranger green.
Discreet pockets, including a dedicated knife pocket, magazine-retention pockets within the deep front pockets and internal knee pockets for optional knee pads, make the Delta pants a great combination of utility and stealth for concealed carry. Made from a spandex blend, they are also breathable and comfortable in most any weather. The Delta pants are available in black, coyote and khaki.