Many years ago, I had a pair of regular Tactical Pants with a flannel lining. They were my favorite pants, but were eventually lost. So, I ordered these, believing they would be the same thing.
Firstly, these are the taclite rip-stop pants, so they're very loud and swishy. (I didn't notice this when purchasing them.)
Secondly, the "flannel" is really more like thin plaid fabric.
Beyond that, they are good 5.11 pants, but not what I was hoping for and not a replacement for my old flannel tac pants. Will ultimately keep because I've already washed and worn them.
The flannel in these pants are paper thin. I don't see how it can keep me warm.
I live at 7500' elevation northern Colorado. I've been wearing these all winter. They are very similar in fit, durability, and function to the Taclite pants I wear in the summer. The flannel lining is great when it's cold outside. Way easier than putting on a base layer every day. My new goto winter pants. Comfortable from about 15° to 50° F for 1 - 2 hours out in it at a time. Much colder than that, and I may need an extra layer. Any warmer, and I'm switching to the Taclites
Please, give me more color options. I need that coyote brown so I don't look filthy all the time.
I was disappointed when 511 discontinued the all Cotton Flannel pant. I've wore the Taclite Flannel all winter and it's better than the all cotton. The Taclite has been warm enough for 10 degree hIkes in the Rockies and light enough for days starting in the 20's and ending in the 50's. I recommend more colors for next winter.
It is amazing how much difference that layer of flannel makes. Worked great. Not too hot to wear indoors but sure makes a huge difference outside or when getting into your car. No more clinging cold pant legs when sitting down. These do not have the tunneling waste band they are described as having. Besides that, these are well worth the money.