I have owned/worn the regular women's 5.11 tactical pant (didn't like), the Stryke (really liked) and now the Cirrus. I have found the Cirrus pants have the most flexibility and stretch to them (I'm pretty "curvy"/I lift heavy and these are forgiving of my growing glutes and quads), BUT I did have to order a full size up from my normal size. I really like the double front and back pockets on each side. I don't feel like I'm sacrificing "storage" in wearing these over the ones with the cargo pockets. In all honesty, I found I never used the cargo pockets anyway because of how much of a pain it was to un- and re-Velcro all the time. I will definitely be ordering more of these!
I absolutely love these pants! I am 6ft tall and the long is a great fit. The only thing I would make note is that I wear a 16 sometimes 18 if cut small but I had to reorder a size 20 as these pants seem to be cut small at least for a woman with curves as myself. Just keep that in mind when ordering. However they are so comfortable, durable and I get compliments at the range all the time.
I have wanted to try the cirrus pants for a long time and finally purchased them. If it could be made with more stretch, I would keep them. I am 5'6" 132 # and usually wear a size 4. I ordered a size 4 and they fit- although a tight fit. I wouldn't mind if the tight fit had some flexibility to it. The tightness made it uncomfortable to sit, squat, move. Sizing up would have been too big in other areas. The style is nice, but I can't keep... I am returning.
I love these pants. I wear these and Strykes. I wear a size 4 Regular in both, and the fit is spot on. The Strykes are more "forgiving" as far as body flaws go, and the Cirrus are stretchy but have a more body hugging fit (think Yoga pant stretchy) but they are not as body hugging as the Range pants.
okay so I ordered these from Amazon and Stryke from 511. I received my Cirrus yesterday from Amazon, still waiting on shipment from 511.
Anyway, okay I like these pants okay, I like the Stryke better though. Cirrus - I ordered my jean size and it fits, the only thing that I was disappointed about is the depth of the pockets...the regular pockets are not as deep as on the other 511 pants I have, with that said the extra pockets in back and front do seem as deep as on the other pants I have, I like the fit and can see why these could be worn as a dressier pant w/o all the cargo pockets, the extra pockets on these you wouldn't see right off especially on the black pair. If I need dressier pants these would be my choice. I do recommend them if you like a lighter weight pant. The other difference between these and the other 511 is that these have a button and zipper instead of snap and zipper for fly closure.
I ordered the cirrus pants a size up to leave for room and ease of movement and they fit like they were TWO sizes too small! I also ordered the stryke pants one size up and they fit, if I had ordered my normal jeans size theywould have been snug. The UA and eddie bauer hiking pants that I have fit spot on with jean sizing. I wish women's sizing was more consistent....
Waiting on a replacement pair
This style was my first pair of 511pants, I was looking for a tactical pant that could be worn for shooting but also the office (the lack of cargo pockets makes this style ideal) The material is lightweight but sturdy and movement is not restricted. The fit great through hips/legs and are made to handle ladies with muscle bullk, my only problem with the pants is the don't come in a short length option.
I love these pants.
Finding tactical pants that not only fit but also flatter a woman's body has been a challenge.
I was ordering the Under Armour Tactical Pant - in fact I have 4 pair - but the issue I was having with them is their shorter inseam, I was having the hem let out as long as possible. In the UA pants I wear a size 2.
I wanted to try 511 since they offer a long inseam, I have the Stryke pants - also in a size 2 in the long inseam. They are perfect! So perfect that I will be ordering more pairs. The Stryke & Cirrus pant aren't as heavy weigh of a pant as UA tactical pants which can be nice - I shoot competitive precision rifle and at some matches the temp is well over 100 degrees. A lighter weight pant is super nice.
I also work a job where there are days I can't wear jeans - enter the Cirrus pant. They are a flattering fit, still tactical but a little more of a professional look because they come without all the cargo pockets.
All other pockets are great, not shallow at all which can be the case with a lot of women's pants.
In the Cirrus pant I wear a size 4 long - they seem to run smaller than the Stryke & UA Tactical pants.
I am 5'8" 125# if that helps at all - I have 4 pair of the Cirrus pants I wear mostly for work purposes and have found no issues at all. Great professional looking pant.
The Stryke pant is also great I just wear a size smaller than I do in the Cirrus.
These are absolutely my new favorite pants; I can wear them to work, look professional, and not worry about wrecking them when I'm doing the manual labor parts of my job.
The material is light, with a little bit of sheen, but very comfortable. I have very straight hips, so they're a bit loose where I don't have curves, but fit great on my cyclist's thighs and I can squat down to work on something without worry about splitting them.
I only have one pair right now because they're out of stock in my size. Please bring them back in stock and I would like to echo the call for more colors! If you want to add a "short" size, I would LOVE that, too!!
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!