I bought a pair of Ridgeline trousers, in black, to try. After wearing them a few times I was certain that these would be my new go to trousers for everyday wear; so, I bought another pair in black and two pairs in stone about 2 weeks later. I have worn them to work every day, Monday to Friday, since February 2017. Six months in, the trousers are holding up well with no signs of wear.
Monday to Friday, I work in an office (IT Consultant). I pair the Ridgelines with a white button-down shirt, preferably untucked. With more traditional customers, the shirt is tucked in and I lean towards the black trousers as they're a bit 'dressier'. You can wear a blazer with the stone colour, and it's a decent business casual look. I avoid ties at all costs.
On the weekends, they look good anywhere and work well with a simple t-shirt or golf shirt. They're just a touch classier than a pair of jeans.
I'm 6'3" and about 280lbs. I like the lower waist - definitely not 'dad pants'. The flex fabric makes them comfortable to sit in – and I often sit all day. They do tend to wrinkle more than I'd like when sitting for long periods. The fabric repels small spills and light rain. When they do get wet, they dry very quickly. They're nice and cool in hot weather; much more comfortable than jeans or traditional khakis. The Ridgelines are easily laundered, colourfast, and do not require ironing - which is nice as I travel a lot and prefer not to look like I slept in my clothes. I sometimes hang the trousers in the bathroom when I shower and the steam gets rid of the more serious wrinkles.
I live in Germany, so ‘carry’ is a bit of a no-no and draws the eye and attention of law enforcement. I don't carry much on my person;
- simple wallet, rear right pocket
- mobile phone, rear right top pocket
- SOG Trident Elite, front right small pocket
- Fenix PD35 tactical light, rear left top pocket
- Böker iPlus tactical pen, front left main pocket
Everything else is in my EDC bag (MOAB 10). I've never had any problems with the pockets holding their contents and no one has ever noticed or questioned what is in my pockets.
I love these pants. Please 5.11, don't change them and screw them up ;-)
It's a little tight in the waist and the seat. If you normally wear a 32 in the waist, get a 34.
just ordered 2 pairs...great comfortable fit. awesome pockets without that "cargo" look so i can use for the office as well. i would have given this 5 stars but need more color options like the Stryker cargo pants! Great for hot weather because i sweat alot! has a dry-fit feel to it.
true to size at the waist & leg.
Good for casual and formal work
Great pants with tactical features but they don't stand out at all. The extra front pockets are very useful for smaller items, and the back yoke pockets are great for a small wallet or mobile phone if you don't want them in your seat pockets. The casual professional look is augmented by the Teflon coating in case you spill a bit of your water or coffee.
These pants are much baggier in person than they are in these pictures and I'm not a skinny guy by any means. I think this is because in the photos, they have the pants hiked up very high giving it a tighter fitting appearance. Now I have to pay to return these.
Loved these pants. They have all the best features. I would have given them 5 stars except for the crotch length. Check out my full review at https://youtu.be/LCY2Pa3UcZM
Finally, pants with polyester instead of cotton, thank you!
I was hoping the ridge lines would take the honor of my favorite 5.11 pant. I own fas-tac cargos, tac-lite pro, jean cut and now ridge line. Tax lite pros remain my favorite. The ridgelines look great, thoughtful pocket placement and durable button attachment. But my word, the crotch is short in these things. I can only imagine this is what wearing a thong must be like. A little more drop, please. I'm not going for the Geddy Lee sausage smuggler look here.
I started out loving these pants when I bought them nearly a year ago. They fit well. They looked professional and were also perfect for casual wear. There was nothing tactical looking about them, which was perfect, so I bought four pair, total. I originally gave them five stars.
Then I noticed the crotch in my original pair had worn through after only 11 months of use. Looking at the crotch of the other three and two of them were starting to wear away in the crotch as well. It was so disappointing.
I've put them all away and have gone back to my Taclite Pros. I've also lowered my rating of the Ridgeline pants to two stars. You've got to do better, 5.11.
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