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Style# 74363

Taclite® EMS Pant

Average rating of 86%

(74 Reviews)

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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 74 reviews)

86 %


Just ordered my 3rd pair

By X SF Medic


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


Too baggy?

By 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

By 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

By 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 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.

By 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

By Emmitt Tucker

from Clinton MT

these are the best EMS pants I have used


Only one problem

By Juan

from Spain

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


Failure to deliver

By Joaquin Mixco

from Salt Lake City, UT

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


I Have Had Better

By Chris

from Mountain Wisconsin

I use the product everyday. I found that these brand of duty pants did not fit well and I did not like the depth of the rear pocket (my wallet was in the back of my knee). The material appears to be of high quality and comfortable out of the box. Unfortunately, these pants will sit on a shelf and never get worn as I do not like the fit.

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