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Style# 74363

Taclite® EMS Pant

Average rating of 86%

Purpose Built

A warm weather alternative to our traditional twill EMS Pants, 5.11’s® Taclite® EMS Pants are lightweight, breathable, and durable. Made from our Taclite® ripstop fabric, these pants feature a self-adjusting waistband, fully gusseted inseam, and double-reinforced seat and knees for comfort and mobility. The thigh-mounted cargo pockets offer internal dividers to sort your gear, secondary cargo pockets at the calf provide additional storage, and a web strap allows for a customized loadout. A valuable tool of the trade.



  • Lightweight, durable EMS pants
  • Enhanced comfort, range of motion, and storage options
  • Extra pockets sized and placed for EMS use



  • 6.14 oz. polyester/cotton Taclite® ripstop fabric
  • Self-adjusting tunnel waistband
  • Gripper tape on inside of the waist band to keep shirt tucked in
  • Gusseted construction
  • Double-reinforced seat and knees (kneepad ready)
  • Thigh-mounted cargo pockets with internal compartments
  • Calf cargo pockets
  • Double-time belt loops
  • Web strap
  • TEFLON® finish
  • YKK® zippers
  • Prym® snaps
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 75 reviews)

86 %

Excellent utility and comfort!


From Katherine


I purchased my first pair of 5.11 Taclite EMS pants a year ago along with another pair of tactical 5.11 trousers, and have purchased more since and will continue to do so. Whilst I do quite like both pair, I simply must illustrate and expressly articulate how exquisitely brilliant and dependable all of the utility of the EMS trousers has proven to be for me. As an ER nurse, working in an ER that is laid out pretty spaciously I have found the pockets to be particularly useful and essentially fundamental. I'm never darting across the hall or to the supply room or to a drawer when I need a bandage suddenly for an unexpectedly pulled I.V. or a trauma/lac that presents to triage/nurse 1st. I've got everything I could load my exam room drawers with in my many trouser pockets in addition to a nifty ropey type strap (excuse my ignorance and inability to properly name this particular strap!) for my radio which keeps it easily accessible, but out of my way without it becoming a bit of excess pocket debris! I saw a lot of reviews for the womens EMS pants which illustrated that they are sized too small and that they're a bit merciless for women with a bit of curve in the hips and thighs region, so I just went with the men's EMS trousers. Other than the trousers fitting a bit baggily (which I suppose is how men are comfortable in them?) I unequivocally adore these trousers and have come to depend on them quite happily. In addition to the pockets, the fabric breathes well for long, active shifts which keeps me comfortable so I can concentrate on my patients' comfort without even thinking about my own! The fabric also stretches well so I never feel my movement restricted by my trousers and my skin is protected from exposure to hazardous and biological fluids and substances that might otherwise have soaked through my clothes and made contact with my skin. The knees have a bit of extra fabric to make kneeling down, when necessary, a position I am able to maintain comfortably for whatever duration required to complete the tasks I've had to in said position! I am thoroughly pleased with my 5.11 EMS trousers and my first pair are just as aesthetically appealing as they were when they first arrived and have lost none of their practical utility and effectiveness so far!

Just ordered my 3rd pair


From X SF Medic


I bought my first pair in 2007 - still have them.

Too baggy?


From Jager


I can't say too much about these pants as I only tried them on in store. I like the amount of pockets but found the legs to be really baggy. I put on the same size as my tactile pros on and they fit good but from the upper thighs down seemed really baggy for my liking. Maybe try a size smaller?

Yes, I would recomend these to a friend


From VollyFF


I have two pairs and they're EXCELLENT. The only problem I have is that, just a few minutes ago, the self adjusting seam broke on the left side. But, it's probably only because I've been wearing them every single day, and they wore out a bit. Other than that, 5 stars, hands down.

love em


From Keith


I bought my first pair about 6 years ago for my EMT-Basic class. They were a little more loose fitting than I would like but beyond that they are great pants. Five years later, I still wear that original pair. I have even bought 2 more pair since then. Well worth the money!! Provided they continue to manufacture the pants the same way, I will continue to purchase them.

A must have for any EMS provider


From JM

from New Jersey

I've been an EMT for 4 years and these pants are the gold standard for EMS pants. I own four pairs, work full time city EMS and these pants have yet to let me down. I don't like wearing a whacker belt and these pants allow me to carry my essentials comfortably (Several pairs of gloves, shears, pen, gum, wallet.) On a similar note I think the number of pockets is way too high. I can't think of many things I would want to put in the lower leg pockets. Also, the rear pockets are crazy deep. Deep enough for almost any radio although I personally would rather clip mine to my belt.
Another positive is the material wicks away blood well and rain extremely well. As long as you don't stand in a downpour for an extended period (which does happen sometimes, oh well) you can simply wipe away the moisture with a towel.
Great in the summer and as far as winter operations go, I would suggest investing in some thermal tights or something similar. You won't freeze in these pants but you won't be sweating either.
Lots of little features including the double belt loops for keys/ID and internal pocket dividers let you know that 5.11 has done their due diligence.
I recommend these pants to anyone and everyone who plans on working EMS for any period of time. Worth the money.

Go to pants for sure.


From Coach Chris

from Miami Beach

I had bought a pair of pants from the medical campus for EMT training, and as soon as I put them on I knew I needed something else.
I found these pants online and took the plunge, buying two pair. Wow. They fit perfect and feel like they've already been worn, in a good way. I got 34-34s and I'm 6'1", 205, and like I said, they fit perfect. The length sits right where you want it with a pair of boots on. I'm definitely getting more stuff from these guys. Thanks 511.

Great EMS pants


From Emmitt Tucker

from Clinton MT

these are the best EMS pants I have used

Only one problem


From Juan

from Spain

Good pants but I think they need reflective bands for night shifts

Failure to deliver


From Joaquin Mixco

from Salt Lake City, UT

I can't say because I do not possess them.

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