Great pear of pants,
Looks nice feels nice, practical, great quality.
It should be available in other collors like black navy etc.
It seems silly to me to have a covert pair of pants in colors that scream "fuzz"
Make the available colors "covert" too.
maybe could use at least 1 ZIPPER back pocket
I bought 8 pair and plan on more soon. I don't like the feel of the spandex type rip stop non cotton pants. I like the Kodiak except that the inner pocket doesn't zip. it is heavy 11 oz cotton canvas and very durable please bring it back with a zipping inner pocket. I went to the covert for the max size pockets and zipper inner pocket. they are lighter and better for summer. best thing is my M&P shield with crimson trace 9mm fits nicely in the inner pocket and ready for action but canceled. with the Kodiak the pocket doesn't zip giving opportunity for someone to see the clop end due to sorter pocket and no zipper. love the feel and durability of the cotton canvas.
These are not stretchy like other pants, and the fact that pockets "stack" in the same place, means you don't really get more room out of 4 main pockets than you would have out of 2. These are my least favorite 5.11 pants.
great pants, however the side pocket zipper is the weak point. I have bought 20 pair of this pant in the last 8 years. 7 pair have had issues with one or both side pocket zipper. I had to sew the pocket closed to continue wearing the pants.
I now own three pairs of these pants. Originally I purchased a pair, because I thought it a good way to secure travel documents among other valuables. They worked out so well keeping me organized and my possessions secure that I bought two more pair for everyday use.
I do wish 5.11 would offer this style in black and dark blue. I bought version 2.0 in black for the dressier look and was very disappointed in the number, size, and internal design of the pockets.
The pockets in version 1.0 are not exactly "hidden," but they are much less obvious than standard cargo pant pockets. The internal/secondary pockets are great for storing and securing many items. Due to the unique design, they would probably be missed if I were confronted by someone seeking to quickly extract my valuables from me. The material is good and they fit well. I rarely give any product top marks, but these pants fit my requirements perfectly.
thicker belt loops would be nice.
black and charcoal gray versions would be fantastic.
I love these pants, agree w/ another that they're great for business casual. The CCW/ Mag pockets are perfect. For this that don't know: there's 2 purposes to the vertical cargo pocket. 1) more low profile; 2) you can put rifle mags in them and when you unzip to access the mags won't just fall out..and the zipper is quieter than velcro. Show me another pr of pants where I can have 2-4 pistol mags and 4 rifle mags discreetly at the ready as well as a concealed pistol.
They are relatively cool in warm weather which is a big bonus.
Lots of useful pockets in a nice configuration that doesn't scream "I'M WEARING CARGO PANTS!" merely as a fashion statement. As an engineer, I am interested in having my tools readily available at all times, but don't need/want the Rambo image. The cut is sufficiently roomy, without allowing items to flail around when moving vigorously or in tight spaces.
I would like a more durable material that doesn't show wear so rapidly, and isn't so prone to major rips if it gets snagged on something. Also would like a wider range of colors, specifically a darker hue (dark blue or black?) that would blend better in somewhat more formal settings, and not show minor smudges so prominently.
Bought these to compare to the covert khaki pants. These are OK, comfortable, pants but other than the "concealed" cargo pockets and normal back pockets they are not much more practical than Taclites. The stitching of the cargo pockets is easy to see and the zippers are obvious. Nothing really covert about them but they are really comfortable and don't have the out-dated back pockets like the traditional tactical pants which is a big plus. They do have a large zippered pocket directly behind each front pocket which would be handy for a pocket gun or cell phone.