Ratings and Reviews
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.
I like the fit of these pants but get frustrated with how fast they wrinkle. I would pay more for wrinkle free or different combination of materials for longer lasting wear.
I love the fit. Very comfortable.
Well made and multi-purpose use cargo pants that will accept abuse!
I wear these at work.
I thought this was the same series that my fire company purchased, but they were not. the only things i don't life is that the main hand pockets, stuff will fall back out if you change your body orientation. also its weird placing objects in the cargo pockets from the side and not from the top.
I am a photojournalist and I use these pants almost every day, including while embedded overseas with the military. The pockets are ideal for everyday use along with more extended use during a multi-day operation. The pockets are great and the fact that they are not obvious means I can wear these in almost any occasion without looking too obviously gearheaded. In fact these pants are perfect with only two problems.
1: The zippers on the side pockets tend to break fairly easily. I have probably a 25% break rate where the zipper becomes separated at either the top or bottom making the zipper useless.
2: The knees wear out too fast. I go through these like crazy. One pair will typically last me only about 3-4 months of use before the knees wear out. In the field the material in the knee is a bit too soft, I can feel every pebble on the ground when kneeling and if I need to put weight on the knee it can easily tear the material. I wonder if a sort of double knee material wouldn't work well here or maybe a thicker material for the whole pant as an option.
Those are my only two gripes though and at the price it's not a complete deal breaker, I love these pants.
I regularly carry a 3" 1911 .45 ACP in upper right zippered pocket (usually unzipped) and it does not show. I leave upper right front (no zipper) empty to reduce bulk. Sometimes carry spare .45 mag in upper left zippered pocket, with small items in upper left (no zipper). Weight is well-distributed and makes for a comfortable carry. Other lower pockets are used as needed.
I have absolutely no major negative notes for these. I love the many pockets within pockets. Yes I'm a pocket junkie!!! The ONLY gripe I have is the need for MORE COLORS!!!!! Would flip to see black and fire blue as options. Oh yea I took off the zipper straps for a more "cas-formal" look:)
I head up a security team for my church which has over 3000 members. It is important to look professional while remaining equipped. Thanks to the design of the 5.11 covert I am able to carry everything I need while still looking professional.