I've been wearing these pants for years. And when I mean wear, I mean WEARING! Backpacking, hunting, running, swimming, motorcycling, golfing, climbing....I can't think of anything I haven't done with these pants on (okay, maybe a couple); but WHY OH WHY don't you make this pant in Multicam? The TDU pants don't fit like these do. Obviously it's a manufacturing thing, but come on guys.....
These are my favorite pant, of any brand. I love the stretch throughout the pant. Makes wearing these pants when sweating great. I wish 5.11 would make these pants without the thigh pockets and flaps for rear pockets for a more normal look. Also, I wish they'd bring back the small belt look over the larger ones for a radio sway strap. I'm hoping the new Jeans are the same type of material and fit! Great pant 5.11!
By far my favorite 5.11 pant. They have just the right amount of stretch to help move easily in the summer months, while not becoming baggy. The pockets are accessible and easy to get your hand in and out without much issue. Wish they had the same pant minus the thigh pockets to give you a more normal looking pant without the BDU look.
I just recently bought some of these STRYKE TDUs for myself. I've been using BDUs from 5.11 every day since 2000, and this STRYKE pants are by far the best I've tried so far.
I ordered only two pairs, because I was unsure of the STRYKE, but I am now convinced and will order several more pairs.
Tried on a pair of these at our local 5.11 shop today during their grand opening, which BTW is a very nice shop and they did a great job with the space. I really wanted a pair of these and picked out my normal size (36x34). After waiting to get a dressing room for a while (the store was a popular spot today as a result of the promos and events for the grand opening) I tried them on and they fit pretty great everywhere except for the waist. It was muffin top city and although I could wear them and fasten them w/ no issue, when sitting I felt it would just be really uncomfortable as they felt pretty constricted around my lower abdomen. So, I put them back. Maybe these would stretch some, but they didn't fit like the other, normal Stryke pants I own (I have 4 pair of the original). I truthfully like these a lot more, but they don't seem to have the same band that stretches out on the sides like the OG Stryke pants do, which would have sealed the deal. Maybe another pair would have fit better, as sometimes I try a few different pairs on in my size, but in consideration of the crowd today, there wasn't really time and I didn't want to be 'that guy.' I could have tried on the next size up, but I felt they would just look sloppy, so I will bide my time in the gym so I can give them another shot in a month or two as the winter weight sheds. I would have to absolutely go up a size of I were to consider concealing in the waist band.