Pants aren't too bad. The pockets are just bizarre. What is with that weird back right pocket with the gigantic holder and the strange cloth cord on it? Nobody that I know with these pants can make heads or tail of it. They look absolutely hideous from the rear, too. Thank god the pants are halfway decent and durable, because how they look is certainly 0/5 on the scale. If you can ditch those pointless ankle pockets that serve zero purpose, fix the strange slash design pockets, you might have an absolutely killer pant. Agree with the other reviewer that the legs have way too much fabric in them. The patients are the ones with the edema, not the crew. So no need to make 44" diameter thighs for a 38" waist.
Been using these for 5 years now working 70 plus hours a week in them . They last well and stand up well to all I put them though
I have been wearing them for over 3 years now and tried all the other brands. 5.11 made a amazing product that is holding up well without any problems. The pockets are designed perfectly for equipment. My only problem is pockets do not hold the larger trauma shears that are being produced today. Such as the leatherman raptors. I have to either put them in the cargo pocket or fold them up and keep them clip in a pocket. Maybe soon they will redesign with deeper/longer pockets for the bigger trauma shears.
I'M AN EMT AND THESE PANTS ARE AMAZING. NEVER HAD ANY REAL ISSUES WITH THE PANTS OTHER THAN THE FADING ONCE THEIR WASHED A COUPLE HUNDRED TIMES. I WEAR THESE PANTS OVER 100 HOURS A WEEK AND HAVE FOR THE PAST YEAR AND THEY ARE STILL GOING STRONG. WOULD DEFINITELY RECCOMEND TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GOOD DURABLE PAIR OF EMS PANTS FOR A MODERATE PRICE.
Got a couple of this pants and really love them. Made of strong materials, fits perfectly and looks very professional.
Ive been a paramedic for 12yrs, and contracted overseas for a number of them, as well as work full time for an FD. I used to wear whatever was good from Galls or whatever I was issued... until I bought these. I use the ankle pockets for spare gloves and tape for scenes, the pockets hold all i need, and I have had no issues with my pants binding. In fact, the only issue I've had is a pair finally ripped at the crotch seam after 6 years of use and abuse. I've had no staining and minimal fading, even with some accidental bleach spills. 5.11 knows how to make quality gear. I wear the non EMS in my daily wear and on contracts.Buy a pair or 5, and you wont need another pair for years. Thank you 5.11
Just got my package of pants I ordered, and boy was I happy... that I do not have the body style these pants must have been made for. Are you serious with the leg size? I could, no joke, put two of my legs in each leg of these pants. And don't feed me garbage about how "this is so people can move freely in the pants", because I seem to move just fine in other brands that lack your brand's characteristic M.C. Hammer design. Maybe you guys at 511 could spend less time designing TACTICAL KILTS (you joking with these?) and more time designing pants without enormously wide legs. It's almost like these pants were constructed by aliens, who have heard about humans, maybe seen a crude sketch of one once, and assumed "i bet their legs must be so very thick, better make the legs equal to/greater than the waist size". And don't get me started on the pockets. Yeah I work in EMS, and yeah I carry alot of loot, but I have never, not once, considered storing gear on my damn ankles. What would I keep there? Please understand that just because you COULD fit a pocket there, doesn't mean you SHOULD. And the back pockets? Why they gotta be that slash-diagonal design weirdness. Like just make some regular pockets. And if anyone complains like "ohhhh I can't put my whatever in these normal appropriate pockets wahh", just inform them that thanks to 511 overly spacious tent-style pants, they could in fact wear 2 or 3 additional pair of pants underneath their top pants, and each additional pair comes with the patented 83 (or whatever) pockets.
The belt I ordered I'll keep though, it looks fly.
I bought my first pair and I am very pleased. I will by more very soon. Thank you for everything.
I use these at work 3 days a week on a private ambulance. I like these a lot except the crotch on mine wore thin and tore at the seams within 9 months.
I bought these as a "test" pair of pants to use as a cell tower climber and a year later they are still passing with flying colors. Will definitely be adding a lot more pairs of these to the inventory for my climbing gear. Works well hot or old and all the pockets when you up on that tower are a life saver.
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