3 Kinds of Women’s Tactical Pants You Can Wear Anywhere
When you’re building out your wardrobe, it pays to have tactical pants you can wear anywhere. Women’s tactical cargo pants, tactical leggings and jeans that can cross over from the range to work are the perfect addition to your closet. Women’s tactical pants by 5.11 come in a wide array of styles, colors and sizes so you can find exactly what you need for each facet of your life.
Here are three of our favorite kinds of tactical pants for women, plus recommended styles for each.
1. Women’s Tactical Cargo Pants
Women’s tactical cargo pants have plenty of pocket room and they’re flexible enough to let you get the job done. The right cargo pants are ideal for work, the range or everyday wear, such as the Mesa Pant and women’s 5.11 Stryke Pant.
Mesa Pant for PT and Outdoor Missions
Made from 87-percent polyester and 13-percent elastane, 4-way stretch fabric, and finished with durable, water-repellent coating, Mesa Pants’ clean lines and tactical design make this the perfect pair for your wardrobe. This style is breathable and flexible enough to keep up with you whether you’re training, working or relaxing.
5.11 Stryke Pant for EDC & Tactical Missions
Designed for all-day, everyday wear you can rely on, women’s 5.11 Stryke Pants were carefully engineered with input from experienced female operators. Made from 2-way mechanical stretch fabric with ripstop technology, finished with Teflon to prevent stains and available in a wide array of colors, the Stryke Pant includes ample pockets for extra magazines, multi-tools and your other EDC gear.
What to Look for in Women’s Tactical Cargo Pants
The best women’s cargo pants include these or similar features:
- Articulated knees
- Contoured waistbands
- Flex-Tac ripstop fabric
- MAG pockets
- Nylon reinforcement in the pockets
- Teflon® finish
- Wide belt loops
- Zippered cargo pockets
Tactical leggings – also called range tights – are engineered to help you move freely while you’re at the range, mastering downward-facing dog or out running errands. They give you the ability to carry comfortably and offer superior comfort when you’re on the go.
Raven Range Tight for Flexible Operators
The Raven Range Tight, made from Ponte di Roma fabric that’s incredibly breathable and stretchy, gives you the same comfort your favorite yoga pants do – but they’re far more tactical. Available in capri and ankle-length styles, these range tights feature belt loops and abrasion panels for your belt and holster.
What to Look for in Tactical Leggings
Here’s a list of features to look for in tactical leggings:
- Abrasion panels
- Belt loops
- Elastic waistband
- Moisture-wicking capabilities
- Stretchy, breathable fabric
3. Tactical Jeans for Women
Tactical women’s jeans are the perfect complement to any wardrobe. Because they’re so versatile, you can wear them from work to the range and anywhere in between – just pair them with the right top, jacket and boots, and you’ll be ready to handle whatever the day brings.
Women’s Defender-Flex Slim Jeans for Go-To Denim
Women’s Defender-Flex Slim Jeans are made to cross over. Featuring seven pockets – five standard pockets, plus two mag pockets in the back – and made from 10-ounce mechanical stretch denim, these jeans are as tough as you are. They’re perfect for work, casual days and running through targets at the range.
What to Look for in Tactical Jeans
- Mag pockets
- Reinforced belt loops
- Riveted, reinforced pockets
- Stretch denim for comfort
- Sturdy waistband
The best tactical pants for women work with your existing wardrobe, are easy to dress up or down and give you a flattering fit. Each of the pants above fit the bill, but now that you know what to look for, you can explore all the options from our new arrivals, shorts and other women’s tactical apparel.