Do it. They r awesome. Super comfortable and move with u
I purchased a pair of these on sale at half price, I wish I would've bought a pair in every color. Some of the reviews said they felt the pants were cheaply constructed. I can see that, but they fit extremely well, like second skin. Unfortunately as a civil servant I simply can not afford to buy them at the full price point. It's darn hard for me to justify dropping $80/$90 on a pair of stretchy pants. That being said, if they ever go back to 50% off, I'll get every color. It's a little frustrating that a quality product (made in good 'ol Bangladesh) has to cost so much. I'm a huge 511 fan and have been wearing taclite pro pants for years without issue.
I agree with Taylor from Nashville about the magazine retention straps, would be great if pocket style like Stryke pant have and the pistol/knife utility pocket in front, that was a big seller of 5.11 pants because I used those pockets for magazines, pocket knife, pens to name a few uses. The Traverse are a perfect pant. Flexibility, durability and variation of use.
I use them for work and wear wrestling knee pads underneath for kneeling down. I've put these pants through hell. I wear a pair on a daily basis, obviously I have more than one pair. I wear them to work, gym all outdoor activities and of course tactical training. the AR pockets "work", but I sure would've loved have pocket style for better retention.
The pilling problem everyone is having can be easily fixed with a defuzzer/fabric shaver, look it up under either of those names and you'll know what I'm talking about. Made my pants look like new again.
I've already got my eye on the 2.0 and am of course going to get a pair or two even though I saw that they are basically the same design...
My recommendations for the 3.0 would be front utility pockets, magazine pocket/pouches and MORE COLORS.
I bought a pair of traverse pants for hiking, hunting and wearing around the farm. These pants are without a doubt worth the price. They are incredibly comfortable and allow you to move anywhere your body can get to. The material is light but it seems to be quite durable as these pants have been caught in a few chains that would rip most regular cotton pants or jeans and seem to just stretch out instead of tearing. I have had them melt slightly when exposed to the exaust pipe of a dirt bike but that can be expected from any synthetic pant. The thing that amased my the most about these pants is how well they wash up. I wore them while gutting a moose this season and they were covered in blood. I was convinced they were ruined but i decided to throw them in the wash and give it a shot. Without anything to remove the stain and a regular wash cycle they are completely clean. I will probably be getting another pair in a different colour and dont expect to be replacing them anytime soon. If you are considering these just go and buy them.
Great fit and comfort, but began to pill on front of legs after wearing just a few times.
I've had these pants for a few months now and the only downsides are the price and pilling. I've hike Lazy Mt in Palmer, AK and just hiked Mt St Helens in Washington and love these pants. I stayed cool and dry and they stood up to the wind at the top of Mt St Helens. I've started air drying and that seems to help with the pilling a little.
These are by far the best stretchy tactical pants I own. I have the Vertex and Proper Stretchy tactical pants and neither come close to the comfort, fit, look, logical features and flexibility of the 5.11 Traverse. I will be purchasing more as soon as the other colors are available in my size.
I received these as a birthday gift after talking to my wife about them. They are by far the most comfortable pants I own. They are great for hiking in Alaska but are professional enough that I wear them at work too. If they weren't so much I would buy more.
Casual wear with polo shirts
this could be awesome workout pants or lounging pants(because they're so comfortable).
the biggest failures of these pants are the lack of pistol mag pockets in the front. i use those pockets in my stryke pants and my taclite pros but someone deemed them unworthy for these pants. bad decision. also i would like the AR mag pockets in the cargo pocket not the retention straps, they offer less usability than the interior pockets of the stryke pants. and one last thing, i don't see why they went with double buttons instead of snap(s).
but all that being said for 5.11 to improve, i still love these pants but i wouldn't buy anymore because they're so expensive and offer lessened usability. still worth the one pair though.