As a motor officer, I tried these out starting about 4 years ago. I've worn several other brands and styles, but these are better than any custom ones I've had. I'm 6 or 8 pairs in now, and never a malfunction of any kind. They will fade after a while, but everything fades in the Texas sun.
I was knocked down on the interstate at about 60 mph. These breeches protected me well. Not one scratch nor any road rash.
My only complaint with these is the double waistband clasp which broke within 6 hours. It is cheap and not well installed. My partner had the same issue, within a day his clasps broke. Why not go to a snap or button like the regular uniform pants? I had a heavy duty button installed as did my partner. I love these breeches, hate the clasp!!!!!!
ADD A SNAP OR BUTTON INSTEAD OF THE CLASP!!!!!!!
I have had these a couple weeks now. So far, I like them a lot. My only dislike is the closure...I would prefer a button. The price is right. I just hope they maintain their color...It seems 511 hasn't found a good way to maintain color after several washings.
I love this product and will probably buy another pair.