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Taclite EMS Pants

Purpose Built

Built to meet the needs of EMS professionals worldwide, the 5.11 Taclite® EMS Pant provides a warm weather alternative to our traditional twill EMS pant. Crafted from 6.14 oz. Taclite poly/cotton ripstop fabric, and treated with Teflon® for soil, stain, and moisture control, the Taclite EMS Pant offers superior protection against scuffs and abrasions while remaining lightweight, breathable, and flexible. EMS-engineered cargo pockets feature internal dividers to sort your gear, secondary cargo pockets at the calf offer convenient storage, Double-Time™ belt loops provide enhanced anchorage for accessories, and a rear web strap allows you to customize your loadout quickly and easily. The double reinforced seat and knees offer enhanced resilience, while integrated kneepad pockets (kneepads sold separately) provide superior protection and comfort when working on concrete or asphalt.

 

Overview:

  • Lightweight, breathable, durable
  • Teflon® treatment resists stains, moisture, and soil
  • EMS-engineered cargo pockets with internal dividers
  • Secondary cargo pockets at the calf
  • Double-Time™ belt loops
  • Self-adjusting tunnel waistband
  • Rear web strap

 

Specifications:

  • 6.14 oz. Taclite poly/cotton ripstop fabric
  • Tough Cuff hem
  • YKK® zippers
  • Prym® snaps

 

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Taclite EMS Pants

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$60.99

Purpose Built

Built to meet the needs of EMS professionals worldwide, the 5.11 Taclite® EMS Pant provides a warm weather alternative to our traditional twill EMS pant. Crafted from 6.14 oz. Taclite poly/cotton ripstop fabric, and treated with Teflon® for soil, stain, and moisture control, the Taclite EMS Pant offers superior protection against scuffs and abrasions while remaining lightweight, breathable, and flexible. EMS-engineered cargo pockets feature internal dividers to sort your gear, secondary cargo pockets at the calf offer convenient storage, Double-Time™ belt loops provide enhanced anchorage for accessories, and a rear web strap allows you to customize your loadout quickly and easily. The double reinforced seat and knees offer enhanced resilience, while integrated kneepad pockets (kneepads sold separately) provide superior protection and comfort when working on concrete or asphalt.

 

Overview:

  • Lightweight, breathable, durable
  • Teflon® treatment resists stains, moisture, and soil
  • EMS-engineered cargo pockets with internal dividers
  • Secondary cargo pockets at the calf
  • Double-Time™ belt loops
  • Self-adjusting tunnel waistband
  • Rear web strap

 

Specifications:

  • 6.14 oz. Taclite poly/cotton ripstop fabric
  • Tough Cuff hem
  • YKK® zippers
  • Prym® snaps

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.3

(based on 67 reviews)

85 %

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets (52)
  • Rugged (41)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • breathable (38)
  • Cleans Easily (38)

Cons

  • Too many pockets (3)
  • Bulky (3)
  • None (2)
  • Tears Easily (2)
  • Zipper (1)

Best Uses

  • During Operations (37)
  • Hot Weather (31)
  • Everyday Wear (30)
  • Wet Weather (21)
  • Field Training (14)

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4.0

Only one problem

By Juan

from Spain

My profession is

  • First Responder

Best Uses

  • During Operations

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Versatile
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

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

 
2.0

I Have Had Better

By Chris

from Mountain Wisconsin

Cons

  • Rear Pocket Too Deep
  • Price
  • Elastic Waist Band
  • Not true to size

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Ems Chief
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels too small

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

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.

 
5.0

The Best Duty Pants Out There

By Dirt

from Texas

Cons

  • None

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • EMT

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather
  • During Operations
  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Cleans Easily
  • Versatile
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Where to start? The EMS service I work for supplies three pairs of these to full time employees. These are by far the best pants I've ever owned. They're more comfortable than jeans. There's a ton of pocket space. They don't crush your jewels when you crouch. The inside of the waistband grips your shirt, keeping it from coming untucked. They're warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and they dry quickly. I have worn these pants four nights a week for two years and put them through hell, and they're still going strong.

 
5.0

Best pants ever

By The Monster EMT

from Abingdon, Maryland

My profession is

  • First Responder

Best Uses

  • Wet Weather
  • During Operations
  • Cold Weather
  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Cleans Easily

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

I love the product a lot, I wear all the time when I have to go into work as an EMT, the are durable and the fact that liquids bounce right off the pants is perfect for my line of work.

 
5.0

Best EMT Pants.

By Jeff

from Boston, MA

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • EMS

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

I bought these pants after my issued pants didn't fit the way I wanted them to. I'm a pretty big guy and needed more room in the thighs, which is what the 5.11 Taclite EMS pants provide. I also like the scissor loops on both sides, even if you dont have shears in them the loops are handy to keep a pen or O2 key in the pocket without losing them. These pants are also very light making them ideal for summer wear. in summary, these are the best EMS pants I've had in 3 years in EMS.

 
1.0

Failure to deliver

By Joaquin Mixco

from Salt Lake City, UT

Was this a gift?

  • No

My profession is

  • Other

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

 
5.0

Great pants

By Neversummer17

from Colorado Springs

Cons

  • No Cons As Of This Review

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • EMT

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • During Operations
  • Hot Weather

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Breathable
  • Cleans Easily
  • Rugged
  • Versatile

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

I am a current EMS student and have not used these pants in the field but really like the quality of the pants and and looking forward to using these for daily work operations. The stretch in the waistband makes these pants very comfortable when doing a lot of bending. Waist size feels true to size I am 6' 155 Lbs and have a 32" waist so I purchased the 32/34 and am very happy with the fit. Plenty of pockets and the option of slid in knee protection is nice.

 
5.0

Love these pants

By Matt

from Pittsburgh, PA

My profession is

  • First Responder

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • During Operations
  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged
  • Cleans Easily
  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

I love these pants!! By far the best pants I've ever owned. I originally bought two pairs to try and bought two more!!

 
5.0

Worth the Money

By xrktz

from Philadelphia

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Paramedic

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Cleans Easily

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

I have been wearing cheaper EMS pants for years because, well, 5.11's are expensive. These pants are worth the extra money. These pants are clearly the result of extensive field testing, user feedback, and refinement. There are so many little details put in to the construction that make these pants much more comfortable and functional than anything I've worn before.

The main cargo pockets are sectioned with different sized dividers, allowing me to easily find the multiple things I keep in them (electrodes, alcohol preps, gloves, penlight, syringes...). Each side has a well designed holster for easy access to trauma shears and tape. Two smaller lower leg cargo pockets are great for other random equipment (like my cell phone charger) and still easy to access with one hand. The only thing I miss is a front-thigh mini cargo pocket for cell phone, keys, etc.

There are small construction elements that make the pants more comfortable and flexible. The elastic waistband moves freely inside the outer waistband. The waistband has rubberized stitching on the inside that keeps my shirt tucked in and my pants in place as I move around. The back of my shirt would constantly come out when I bent over in my old pants. The waist pockets drop down and extend rearward at the bottom, which keeps everything in them when I sit or lie down. The belt loops are large, rugged, and wide, with smaller loops on the outside that are great for clipping keys and ID's to. The back of the bottom pant leg by the heel is reinforced so you don't have to worry about having tattered cuffs. The Teflon treatment causes water/blood/whatever to bead and roll off, but in my experience with other garments, that effect goes away after a few washes.

They look great! I am 6' tall with an athletic build, I normally wear a 32/31. I bought the 34/32 because that was the closest size without going under. The waist is large on me but cinches up well with a belt, without bunching at all. The 32 length is a tiny bit too long but the cuff is narrow at the bottom and doesn't hang below my boot heel or look too baggy. The pants do catch on my heels when walking around the station barefoot though ;)

I would definitely recommend coughing up the extra cash for these pants, it's worth it.

The only thing I can't speak to is durability, as I've only had them for a week so far, but I expect them to last years.

If you're buying a couple pairs of these, I recommend joining the NAEMT because then you get a 20% discount on the whole 5.11 website.

 
4.0

Excellent, but some quirks

By Benny Boo Boo

from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Cons

  • Picks Up Dust

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • EMS

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • Hot Weather
  • During Operations
  • Everyday Wear
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Strong
  • Versatile
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Stretches
  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Waist

  • Feels true to size

Length

  • Feels true to length

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I have used the 5.11 EMS pants for years, but this is my first pair in the Taclite fabric. WOW, what a difference, sooo lightweight. They don't seem to be as breathable as the other fabric, but not uncomfortably so. They make a little more noise when walking, something like a muted windbreaker, but again not overwhelming or uncomfortable. These are great pants and very sturdy, I expect to have this pair for several years. I still have other 5.11 EMS pants going on three years that look brand new. I expect the taclite will wear just as well. One quirk of the taclite fabric I have noticed is that if you rub against a dusty surface like a vehicle or unfinished drywall, the dust will stick to the fabric and can't simply be brushed off with your hand. You have to go wash it. Mildly annoying, as I am always brushing up against the ambulance during my workday. Also, they seem to have shrunk the middle pocket between the two scissor pockets on the leg. I used to be able to fit my ultrafire flashlight in that pocket just fine, now on the taclite pants that pocket seems to be about a centimeter smaller, just to small to fit my light. Oh well, there are plenty of other pockets in these pants. Overall, these are great pants and well worth the premium you pay for them. I will never wear another brand because 5.11 just lasts forever.

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