Ratings and Reviews
Honestly I'd wear cargoes every day if I could get away with it, but since I work in a conventional office and I bow to convention...I tried the Cirrus, and I'm not disappointed.
I wear a size 6 in the Stryke and love them. I bought an 8 in the Cirrus and it works - the bigger size isn't quite as flattering, but I don't have to worry about awkward lines or wrinkles given the Cirrus' slim fit.
About me: I'm 5' 8", 145-150 pounds, bigger on top than on the bottom, with muscular thighs. I typically wear size 10-12 on top, and anywhere from 4-10 on the bottom. I like a 33“ inseam because most pants shrink up over time—I really only need 32” unless I’m wearing heals. I like wearing nylon field pants because they dry quickly after I go walking in the heat or rain, and I can carry everything in my pockets. I especially like having a safe pocket that’s large enough to hold my smartphone without fear of it falling in the toilet! The Cirrus has multiple pockets that work for my phone. :)
If these pants came in a light grey (as opposed to medium-dark Storm) I'd probably buy several!
I am 5'7" tall and 135 lbs. I normally wear a size 0 or 2 in most denim. I bought the strike pant in a 2 long and they are perfect. The fit is flattering with a lower waist, snug hips and comfortable but not baggy leg. There is plenty of room for extra mags in the pockets as well as a knife, phone or other essential items.
No problem with the size for me except I have to get them hemmed because I'm a shorty. Love all of the pockets. Looking forward to trying them out once they are hemmed. Can't wait to load up the pockets.Have you considered making these in a dark wash denim?
I followed the size chart for 25 in waist and ordered a size 2. They are a bit too loose for my liking, I am 5'4'' and 110lbs. If you have a 25 inch waist and like a more form fitting look, go with a zero. Otherwise, I love all the pockets and they feel nice and look great. I am just disappointed that I will have to exchange them. Consider ordering more than one size so you don't have to play the waiting game!
I ordered two sizes to try on, because I never know how 5.11 pants will fit. I wear one size in the EMS pants and they fit exactly as they should. That same size in the TDU pants is enormous and falls right off. The size chart shows that size 10 fits a 29 inch waist. That is not the case with the pair I just tried on. The waist was several inches larger than that. However, the hips fit, so a smaller size in the waist would be too tight elsewhere. I also don't like the very low rise and tapered legs. I didn't expect those features based on the product photos and they don't work for me for comfort or appearance. I hate pants that get caught on my shoes and I don't want to have to keep tugging the back of my shirt down to avoid feeling like I'm exposing too much. The length fit as expected (I ordered long).
The fabric does seem like it would be very cool comfortable and durable. The quality of the pants appears to be very good.
I will start with the fact that I wear (in rotation) these pants 3-5 days a week in a business casual environment. Since the company I used to buy kakis from quit making them, my husband who wears 5.11 pants everyday wanted me to give them a try.
I chose these pants because they lend themselves to an easy care (limited/no ironing) and they did not have an exterior cargo pocket (prohibited by office dress code). They are indeed, very easy to keep looking nice due to the fabric blend which includes enough spandex to give them a bit of stretch.
Because the fabric and stitching are lighter weight then the men's pants, it's already clear that they will have wear spots and stitching issues much sooner than the 5 year lifespan of the men's pants. However, given the cut and goals of these pants, this is an acceptable compromise.
If there was something that truly isn't great about these pants, it's how the legs are scaled to the waist. I find that the size 6 waist fits but the legs of the pants in the thigh region were too narrow to look neat and professional (the spandex caused irregular bunching). The size 8 leg openings are better scaled but still a bit snug. If there was an extra ¼ inch or so of fabric in the legs, these pants would be five-star.
Bottom line: Great light weight pants that are suitable for nearly any environment from tactical to office. If you lift weights otherwise or have substantial legs, you may want to order a size up.
I am a plain clothes detective and was searching the market for tactical pants that were versatile enough to wear with dress shirts as well as t-shirts/polo's. Our dress code does not allow us to wear the 511 pants that have cargo pockets on the side. These pants are extremely functional and have extra pockets on the front and back of the pants. Usually with my duty gear and firearm in place I can not access normal pockets so the extra ones on these pants give me a place for my pocket knife and small flashlight. They are the most comfortable pants I own aside from a well worn pair of jeans. I am 5'2 so the regular length was just a little bit long for me but fine once I have my boots on. They run true to size and are a great feminine cut, which is rare in the police apparal world for women. I feel that the pants are priced too high and hoping they will come down some after being on the market for a while. I don't see where there is a $25.00 difference between these and the tactlite pro's.
Please start offering these pants in blue and khaki. It seems as though you have many more options for men.
These pants are awesome! I love this new style. They fit very well. They're great for any kind of work. Can be casual or dressy. Definitely recommend. I am ordering a second pair.