Ratings and Reviews
These were my favorite everyday-wear pants, I own 2 pairs in each of the 4 different colors. I was hoping the number of available colors would be increased, but it appears that they are being discontinued. I liked having hard wearing, comfortable pants with hidden extra pockets that didn't make other people automatically assume that I was a cop. I guess I'll have to see who else has available offerings of non-tactical looking rip-stop pants with hidden extra pockets.
I have owned a lot of 5.11 gear and it's not often that I find things I don't like about these products. Unfortunately with these pants, the cons FAR outweigh the pros.
1. The fabric is ULTRA thin.
2. These are not really "jean" cut at all.
3. The length is not the same as other 5.11 pants I own...these are a bit shorter.
4. These are what we used to call "nuthugger" pants back when I was in school. They are very constrictive and tight in the midsection....making them quit uncomfortable in the butt, thighs, and "package" sections.
5. The front small pockets, as well as the ones inside the other pockets are far too small for any legitimate use. The tightness of these pants also makes using any of the pockets a hassle.
I regret this purchase...I don't like being disappointed, especially by a brand that I've grown to love and recommend.
Love these pants! Durable and big bang for your buck! I work corporate security for a power company and we have the option of wearing slacks or tact pants. I love these because they look dressy, but theyre tactical. It's like you wanna party but look formal at the same time.
I do like these pants overall, good idea and alternative to something that screams "tactical", more mainstream look. But I do have 2 issues.
1) front hand pockets need to be a little wider at the top- I have smaller hands and they are a challenge for me to get my hands in; 2) i bought my usual 511 waist size and the crotch is a bit snug. Maybe I need to go up a size or maybe it could be widened a bit
The ar mag pockets fit my shield perfectly. They are light, but tough and comfortable. I had a pair for over a year and then bought the rest of the colors and got my Dad a pair as well.
These pants are amazing, very functional and a great price. They are perfect for everyday wear when you aren't trying to look too "tactical". But the front side pockets aren't very comfortable especially if you want to put your hands in the pockets. I also have a few pairs of the Taclite Pro Pants, I wish 5.11 would use those same pockets and that there was a larger selection of colors. If those changes were made these pants would be absolutely perfect. Great pants but a few small changes would drastically improve them.
I really liked the idea of the Taclite® Pro Pants, then I put them on... I gave it a few weeks to see if I could get used to them could not.
Then I came across the Taclite® Pro Jean-Cut Pants and the stars aligned. My significant other would probably like me to wear some other pants as every day wear simply because she makes her money selling Fashion clothing that goes way over my head. I have never been big on "fashion" I care more about Function, and Durability I work as a Commercial Diver, the Teflon® impregnated fabric helps keep water beading up and it helps resist staining.
I own 3 pairs of Taclite® Jean-Cut Pants I wore the living hell out of the first 2 pairs for 6 months washing and wearing them enough for 2 years worth of wear if you had a decent number pairs for a wardrobe and they are still going strong. Don't get me wrong they still the wear and tear. However if these were regular jeans regardless of price point they would be destroyed by now. I used to buy $150-$250 jeans from Nordstroms that came with "free" tailoring so the jeans fit correctly hence wore better then off the shelf jeans. Then the fabric quality of even those jeans dropped and as a result the durability dropped as well.
Long winded way of saying these pants are worth every penny they are extremely comfortable have ample storage. They fit my EDC items Leatherman (mid or Full size), Spyderco H1 Steel Knife, GLOCK 42 with 2 extra magazines that fit in upper back left pocket), cellphone, car keys, & wallet.
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.
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.
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).