5.11 heard and responded! We all asked for skinny-type jeans that are tactical but not stiff either.
These are great! I tried them on today and they fit perfectly. Color, size, practicality.
I love these. They will be taking the place of my other skinny jeans as they are not built for magazines and thicker belts. These are softer than I thought they'd be as well. I thought perhaps they would be a little stiffer than the slim pants but they aren't. You could really run or hike in these if you really wanted to.
They aren't as soft though as my Wyldcat pants but still quite soft.
And also, guys, if you are looking for tactical/ practical skinny jeans, they've arrived. Love 'em 5.11.
I've been trying to find "real" jeans for every day wear. A lot of big brand names have dumbed down all their women jeans by making the denim too stretchy, or cropped, or pre-holed, or too lightweight, or... the list goes on. My work is physical; I wear out clothes. I need stuff that will hold up. The 5.11 jeans have some stretch, but the denim is thick enough that I believe they will hold up in the long run. The pockets are great. I chose the Pacific Indigo, and I like the mild "pre-worn" look of them.
I take a 16 Long in the Wyldcat pants, so I opted for the same here. I find them to fit identically. I also chose the long and they are slightly longer than the long Wildcat, but one simple fold takes care of it if I'm running around with low shoes. With boots or hikers, they're perfect.
Overall, I am very pleased with these and will be buying another pair. Thank you 5.11 for making a useful jeans and NOT dumbing them down!