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Style# 74290

Covert Cargo Pants

(162 Reviews)

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$54.99
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Purpose Built

The 5.11® Covert Cargo Pant combines superior tactical performance with a comfortable, low-profile design. With the look and feel of casual flat front cargo pants, 5.11 Covert Cargo Pants are engineered to remain inconspicuous until the last moment, giving you the ability to respond accurately and effectively. Large storage pockets are hidden along the left and right seam, giving you ample storage space that remains inconspicuous when not in use. Double-deep front and rear pockets are Cordura® reinforced, both hip pockets feature integrated secondary storage for pistol magazines. Crafted from 8.5 oz. peached cotton canvas, our Covert Cargo Pants are as comfortable as they are functional.

 

Overview:

  • Covert appearance, tactical utility
  • Hidden side seam cargo pockets sized for AR magazines
  • Double deep front and rear pockets
  • Internal secondary pockets sized for pistol magazines
  • Cordura pocket reinforcements
  • Self-adjusting tunnel waistband

 

Specifications:

  • 8.5 oz. peached cotton canvas
  • Stylish, flat front design
  • Triple stitch construction
  • Bartacking in high stress areas

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.3

(based on 162 reviews)

86 %

 
4.0

Low-key and practical

By Reify

from Boston MA

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.

 
4.0

Comfortable Pants

By John S.

from Bowling Green, KY

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.

 
3.0

Wrinkle

By DTT

from Georgia

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.

 
5.0

Multipurpose

By Tom

from Philadelphia, PA

Well made and multi-purpose use cargo pants that will accept abuse!

 
5.0

Very comfortable, great casual wear.

By Trader

from Fort Worth, TX

I wear these at work.

 
4.0

Not What I Originally Wanted

By CB

from Frederick, MD

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.

 
4.0

Works great but doesn't last long

By CO0LHand

from New York, NY

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.

 
5.0

5.11 Covert Cargo Pant

By Gman

from Salt Lake City, UT

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.

 
5.0

Perfect for biz casual use

By Secret Weapon

from San Francisco, CA

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:)

 
4.0

Perfection

By Jim the safety guy

from Florida Panhandle

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.

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