Ratings and Reviews
I want to give them 5, but just can't.
I just received them a day ago and have worn them once, so this is not a long term review, more like initial observations.
Pants look great and seem well made, and look really nice. Easily some of my nicer khakis. Almost pass as dress pants. I especially like the way the covert cargo pockets are made, they really disappear. The other 4 pockets are also nice and deep.
The fabric treatment has already saved me from a balsamic vinaigrette spill. Hope that finish lasts a long time.
I don't like the fit though. I have the correct size based on waist and length (34x32), and the fit is just right for dressier wear, but they are much more tightly fitted than I would like. (I'm average size and build and not overweight).
I think a relaxed fit sizing would be a great offering. My wallet in the hidden cargo pocket prints like crazy, and it's not unusually big or thick, its just because the pants fit too tight. I can't imagine using these pants as is, for CCW.
I was also disappointed that the pants did not have the zippered front slash pockets as shown for the covert cargo pants (it wasn't advertised, just expecting them based on a bad assumption)
I needed a pair of dress pants that did not look like dress pants, and plus they do not look like tactical pants but has the pockets on the legs. Just that the side (cargo) pockets are a little small, but not a big deal. I ordered two blacks, and going to order two more of the Khaki colors as well in the near future.
I really like these pants as a true high quality utility pant disguised as a pair of business khaki's. I get all the rugged utility I have come to expect from 5.11 in a pant that I can throw on a tie and coat and go to court with. PLEASE add more color choices. Add a grey and a navy option and these will be the only pants I ever wear at work!
I own these in black and in khaki. They are very comfortable. I use them for work and the nature of my business requires me to wear dress pants and a jacket so this is ideal. I love the covert pockets and the stretch waste band.
My only big complaint is that they are only offered in two colors. They should offer grey and brown, etc etc. I check this site from time to time and I'm still waiting for that to happen. I recommend this product.
If you stay in your career long enough, you'll eventually become a "suit." Throw a long sleeve shirt and a tie on over these and you are ready to be the professional required by your assignment but the extra pockets allow you to be prepared for battle. By far my favorite pants to wear at work.
If you take a minute to iron them, and put a bit of a crease in them, they pass for a comfortable pair of uniform pants with extra stoage. Unfortunately our uniforms are midnight navy and I do get corrected for wearing the black ones. If you add midnight navy to the color options I will definitely purchase several more pairs of pants
I purchased 3 pairs of these khakis in 2 separate orders. After 4-5 months of daily wear, my wife noticed that the back of the pants were starting to 'pill'. So being curious, i reached out to 511, within a few hours i received a response from Lisa. After sending pictures, Lisa agreed to replace all 3 pairs of my khakis at no charge, she even agreed to overnight them to me, as these were the only khakis that I have (clearly i like these!). After about 1-2 months of wearing the replacement khakis, now these 3 pairs are starting to 'pill', I have followed the wash instructions to a T, not sure what would be causing this.
I decided to let Lisa know that this was happening again, because they told me several times that this should not be happening. After just getting off the phone with Lisa, they are now blaming it on me rubbing up against something! REALLY??? I have worn several other brands of Khakis and NEVER have had this issue.
I work in an office, and do visit customers on a daily basis, but cannot think of anything i have "rubbed" up against to cause this. I do get in and out of my car a lot, again, cannot think this would cause the 'pilling' to happen.
Unfortunately, this one is my fault, so it seems like 511 is unable to do anything for me, but i feel that other potential purchasers need to be aware of this. These really are great khakis, very comfortable, nice fit, plus the hidden pockets are a bonus. I will not be buying these again, and would not recommend to anyone else
I started to CCW about two years ago. Since then, I've been trying to learn how best to dress around my firearm. The rule of thumb is to go a size bigger. The problem is then they are also bigger everywhere else! These pants fixed that by incorporating an elastic waistband. Now if I have my AWIB holster or not, they still have a perfect fit! I also like that they hid most of the pockets so they look like normal dress pants. Now I can have the benefit of a tactical pant without the look and extra attention. I am extremely happy with my purchase!
I bought the tan and the black versions of this pant... I was disapointed that the fabric was not the same fabric used in the cargo pants. It looks like a normal khaki fabric, which I am concerned will wear down like normal khaki fabric does :( The tan pair is my favorite, It makes a good replacement for dress slacks, I just wish the fabric was something more industrial. They feel good, with the exception they are a little wide at the ankle, but hey Im short and slim so that might not be a problem for larger guys. If you buy the black pair, be sure you buy a lint roller, geezy wheezy louigi - those are a lint magnet, which, again if they were made from the same material as the cargo pants, that wouldnt be a problem.
I planned to use as a casual carry. I found it had to be ironed before each use, as it easily wrinkled. The worst part is is gathers hair and lint like a magnet. After about 10-15 wearings, the waist button came off.