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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
these are the best EMS pants I have used
Good pants but I think they need reflective bands for night shifts
I can't say because I do not possess them.
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.
Great pant, my first pair but I know a lot of guys that wear these and I highly recommend them. However, NOTE that they are a little big in the waist and they adjust out, so order a waist size that would be super tight and they should fit perfect. (For instance a 32" waist in jeans, should order 30" waist in these.
Lastly, I wish that 5.11 would make these exact pants in cotton for fire departments that wear EMS pants for duty. Due to NFPA standards all clothing worn in fire under gear has to be cotton and/or fire retardant. But, the material of these work great for stains and such for the EMS side.