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Taclite Jean-Cut Pants

Purpose Built

The Taclite® Jean-Cut Pant combines the look and feel of your favorite denim jeans with the functionality and performance of premium 5.11® tactical apparel. Built from 6.14 oz. poly/cotton Taclite Ripstop fabric, the Jean-Cut Pant provides unmatched agility and resilience while remaining lightweight and breathable. With a new 5+4 pocket design that offers plenty of space for your gear, including two internal pockets sized for AR magazines, these high performance tactical jeans offer all the utility you need while remaining comfortable and low-profile. Additional features include a shaped waistband for a secure fit, a diamond gusset for mobility, discreet kneepad pockets (kneepads sold separately), reliable YKK® zipper hardware, Prym® snaps, and a Teflon® treatment that repels stains, liquids, and soil.

 

Overview:

  • Comfortable, functional, low-profile
  • 5+4 pocket design
  • Covert internal magazine pockets
  • Shaped waistband for a secure fit
  • Teflon treated for stain, soil, and liquid resistance
  • Discreet kneepad pockets

 

Specifications:

  • 6.14 oz. poly/cotton Taclite ripstop fabric
  • Patterned after traditional jeans
  • Diamond gusset for mobility
  • YKK zipper hardware
  • Prym snaps

 

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Style# 74385

Taclite Jean-Cut Pants

(90 Reviews)

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$50.99

Purpose Built

The Taclite® Jean-Cut Pant combines the look and feel of your favorite denim jeans with the functionality and performance of premium 5.11® tactical apparel. Built from 6.14 oz. poly/cotton Taclite Ripstop fabric, the Jean-Cut Pant provides unmatched agility and resilience while remaining lightweight and breathable. With a new 5+4 pocket design that offers plenty of space for your gear, including two internal pockets sized for AR magazines, these high performance tactical jeans offer all the utility you need while remaining comfortable and low-profile. Additional features include a shaped waistband for a secure fit, a diamond gusset for mobility, discreet kneepad pockets (kneepads sold separately), reliable YKK® zipper hardware, Prym® snaps, and a Teflon® treatment that repels stains, liquids, and soil.

 

Overview:

  • Comfortable, functional, low-profile
  • 5+4 pocket design
  • Covert internal magazine pockets
  • Shaped waistband for a secure fit
  • Teflon treated for stain, soil, and liquid resistance
  • Discreet kneepad pockets

 

Specifications:

  • 6.14 oz. poly/cotton Taclite ripstop fabric
  • Patterned after traditional jeans
  • Diamond gusset for mobility
  • YKK zipper hardware
  • Prym snaps

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.6

(based on 90 reviews)

91 %

Pros

  • Lightweight (78)
  • Versatile (67)
  • Breathable (62)
  • Plenty Of Pockets (59)
  • Rugged (58)

Cons

  • None (2)
  • Pockets (2)
  • Shallow pockets (2)
  • Does Not Breathe (2)
  • Not Available in Black (1)

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear (73)
  • Hot Weather (45)
  • Field Training (37)
  • During Operations (28)
  • Wet Weather (22)

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2.0

Disappointed

By Purcell 150

from Oklahoma

Cons

  • Pockets Are Nightmare

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Detective

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cleans Easily
  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

I've had these pants for about two years. Nice fit and feel. However, the pockets are impossible to get into. With a belt wider than one inch the extra rear pockets are totally inaccessible, and don't even think about trying to carry a small backup gun in the front pockets. I wear a lot of western wear at work, but I seldom wear these pants because of multiple pocket issues.

 
2.0

Not for me

By Beardly Man

from Southern Virginia

Cons

  • Tight In The Thigh
  • Tight In The Crotch
  • Boot Cut

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

The worst thing about these pants was the legs, they narrow around the lower thigh and the knee and then open back up some around the ankle. Like a boot cut, but less obvious. You definitely fee it when you wear them, this was a negative. When I lift my leg to put my socks on, the pants are super tight around my thigh and knee. I'm an athletic slim fit guy. I did like that these pants did not seem as baggy around the leg and ankle as the cargo pants. Another negative is that the pockets are attached to the outer leg seam all the way to bottom of the pocket... makes it hard to put your hand in your pocket and reach to scratch your crotch area, which also feels restricted due to the fit in the thighs. I ended up returning these after the left leg seam busted at the bottom of the pocket.

 
4.0

Nice casual pants, but not quite perfect

By Nobody

from OCONUS

Cons

  • Limited Color Options
  • Shallow pockets

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Instructor

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather
  • Casual Wear
  • Wet Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Breathable
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Dries quickly
  • Comfortable

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

Bought the Taclite Jeans-Cut after getting tired of having to buy new Covert Cargoes every few months. Was hoping the gusseted crotch and blended rip-stop fabric would be longer wearing and more comfortable (especially in hot weather). So far, they are proving to be a comfortable and durable replacement for causal wear.

With that said, there are some things I would change if I could...

The front slash pockets are way too shallow.

The double knees do not have knee-pad pockets (despite the description) and the external double layer detracts from the casual look of these pants. Moving the second layer inside (so only the stitching was externally visible) and actually including an opening to insert knee-pads would make these pants much more useful for both casual wear and range use.

Lastly, I'd really like to see these pants available in a wider range of colors. Recently 5.11 has introduced some newer colors (such as Tundra and Battle Brown) that are functional for field use, but don't scream "tactical!" Those colors would be the perfect fit for their more causal-style pants (like the Taclite Jeans-Cut).

 
1.0

Worst Pants I've gotten from 5.11

By LG

from Lawton, OK

Cons

  • Lack Of Inner Pockets
  • Shallow pockets
  • Pocket placement

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Emergency Services

Best Uses

  • Office Wear

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels too big

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I own multiple pairs of 5.11 pants for Duty Wear and Off Duty. These are simply the least impressive pants I've purchased. They sound like a great idea and look nice but that's about were the "impressive 5.11 experience" ends. While I still strongly recommend nearly every other pant in their product line - this is one that I cannot in good consciousness encourage anyone to buy these. I thought I'd try them out for a change from my Covert Cargo Pants that I wear all the time. Basically, they cut the pockets in half, added an inch + to the advertised waist line, and put in a few useless little pockets. The watch pocket actually ends up opening UNDER the belt (a 5.11 Web Belt and Leather Belt), the little slash pockets under the main pocket are either too shallow our too deep to use depending on what you might want, and the hand pockets are too small of an opening to put your knife and hand in at the same time, and the back pockets are so loose that I'm afraid I'll loose my wallet to the worst pickpocket in the world or just simply falling out as I sit down or walk around. If your looking for something with less flaps and a more refined appearance - stick with the TacLite Pro or the Covert Cargo... actually the Covert Cargo I recommend 100% - they will be my day to day favorite off duty 5.11 product from here on out! NOT Impressed with the TacLite JEAN CUT Pants at all...

 
5.0

Great pants, but no knee pad pockets.

By Dhorlo

from Denver, CO

Cons

  • Waist A Little Big
  • Description Incorrect

Describe Yourself

  • Suburban Warrior

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable

Was this a gift?

  • No

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I have 2 pairs of the khaki color and wear them on a regular basis. I was looking for a pant that lighter than the cotton khakis I normally wear but didn't want the cargo pockets that come with most pants made from a poly-cotton blend like these.

These fit the bill perfectly. They are durable and the pocket cuts match a jean layout which I prefer. The best feature in my opinion is the additional pockets on the front and "hidden" pockets on the back. The front fit my cell phone and folding knife very well and my flashlight goes in one of the back. This frees up my main front and back pockets for keys, wallet, etc. that used to get in the way before.

I only wish they did have the knee pad pouch as in the description. There is a double layer of material but no "pocket" opening for the pads.

Otherwise great durability and stain resistance.

 
5.0

will buy the again

By Chaser

from Washington

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Good in cold weather
  • breathable
  • Good in wet weather

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Best Uses

  • Off duty use
  • Field operations
  • Field Training

I like to wear off duty it is lightweight and versatile breathable even in wet weather,cold weather and Hot weather, it keeps the moisture away.

 
5.0

good bye jeans

By JB

from Marietta, GA

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Tactical Shooter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • TRAVEL
  • Everyday Wear
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Rugged
  • Good Cut

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

pants don't wrinkle easily

 
4.0

Excellent pants

By A

from CA

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Breathable

Waist

  • Feels true to size

My profession is

  • Other

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather

These are really great pants. They fit quite well and are great when it's hot. I also really appreciate the subtle multi-use pockets. I do wish they came in a long-rise and 38" length version: because I'm tall and have to wear the regular 36/36 on my hips rather than waist.

 
4.0

Very comfortable pants

By Medic18937

from Clarksville, TN

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Best Uses

  • During Operations

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Breathable

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I'm a safety/health professional for a manufacturing plant. I was in public safety for 15 years and loved the uniforms that were provided. The pants are comfortable and durable. I actually wanted the pants with cargo pockets, but these are great. The only con is cleaning, I got some oil on the knee and cuff and cannot get the stain out. Blood is another stain that will not come out. All and all a great product.

 
5.0

Great color.

By ExplorerAdventurer

from San Diego, CA

Cons

  • Does Not Breathe

My profession is

  • Other

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather
  • Field Training
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Rugged

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Product is great all around use. Practical in style. Not too cargo looking in style. I wish 5.11 would make one in grey color.

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