I love these short pants. They have everything I need except for one thing - the cargo pockets on the side are too short. They need to be situated higher up and made deeper so they'll hold a Samsung Galaxy Note, an Iphone 7 Plus, or a Google Pixel XL. I have 5 pairs of these shorts, and am probably going to have them altered unless 5.11 will do it for me to make the pockets longer. Other than that, they're great.
The last time I bought a few pairs of these was 15 years ago...because I got 15 hard years out of them! Glad to see they moved the "tool" pocket from the right side to the left. Perfect for right handed shooters who want to stash a magazine there for quick access. These would be perfect if the cargo pockets were put slightly higher up on the shorts, and the cargo pockets about 1" or so longer. Heavier items like cuffs or multiple magazines would have better weight distribution higher up on the thigh. A smaller "wallet catch" pocket built within the rear pockets so a wallet can ride higher would be nice, but I don't want to lose the big rear pockets. When standing those big rear pockets are great for tools, big cell phones, water bottles, asp baton, flashlight, etc. Oh, and it's been 15-20 years, more colors!!!!
Ordered a pair of Tactical shorts. Same great quality as the pants. Ordered same size of waist, fit good everywhere except pretty baggy in the seat. I might try one size smaller the next time.
Great shorts, have one in every color for summer wear. One request: make them in GREY also, please.
This was a poor decision on my part to purchase this pair of pants mail order runs small and will not stay snapped.
Exactly as promised.
Great for everyday use.
I wear them to the range and on casual outings. The phone pocket easily fits my iPhone with battery case and all pockets are roomy and well made. The shorts are heavy duty and durable. The khaki shorts, however, have some irregularity in the color and if you look closely they are splotchy in spots varying from dark to light. They are not noticeably irregular enough not to wear them out. The OD green pair I purchased were excellent so maybe it is a problem in the khaki line.
I have used the 5.11 shorts for years and it was time to update the worn pair that gave men years of great wear. Great performance and crosses over into the casual wear when not wearing them in a training environment. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a function pair of shorts.
The only thing I don't like is the rear slash pocket is a little deep. When you put your wallet in it, it puts it in an awkward and uncomfortable place when sitting for a longer duration.
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