5.11 Tactical Pants – Top 10 Reviews
We have tried most all Tactical pant manufacturers offerings and the 5.11 Tactical pants are definitely the favorite and best rated by a wide margin. They have been at this since 1968 when they were part of Royal Robbins and have it all figured out what should and shouldn’t be and where it should be placed in a Tactical pant.
It depends what you are looking for in a pant but there is a very high probability they have you covered from full out TDU Uniform pants to Cargo pants on down to Dress Casual covert pants. You won’t find a pair that is unsuitable for what they are intended for, we love them all. Here is our ranking from favorite and worn most often to worn least often but yet still far better than the competition. In this ranking we did not make comments over and above the ones from 5.11 with the exception to say we as a group own all of these listed as well as others by 5.11 and these were the favorite 10.
|5.11||Stryke Tactical Cargo Pant||74369||YKK||PRYM||Two-way Flex-Tac mechanical stretch|
|5.11||Taclite Pro Tactical Pant||74273||YKK||PRYM||65% polyester and 35% poly cotton ripstop|
|5.11||Taclite Pro Lightweight Performance Pants, Cargo||74337||YKK||PRYM||65% polyester/35% cotton ripstop fabric|
|5.11||Tactical Apex Cargo Work Pants||74434||YKK||NONE||Sorona 42%/Cotton 31%/Polyester 27%|
|5.11||Tactical Ripstop TDU Adjustable Lightweight||74003||YKK||NONE||65% POLYESTER, 35% COTTON|
|5.11||Tactical Covert 2.0||74332||YKK||NONE||65% POLYESTER 35% COTTON|
|5.11||Tactical Ridgeline Covert Pants||74411||YKK||NONE||62% polyester and 38% cotton ripstop|
|5.11||Tactical Taclite TDU Professional Work Pants||74280||YKK||NONE||65% polyester and 35% cotton ripstop|
|5.11||Tactical Pant||74251||YKK||NONE||100% cotton canvas|
|5.11||Tactical GSA Approved Men's Work Pants||74252||YKK||PRYM||100% cotton|
#1 5.11 Men’s Stryke Tactical Cargo Pant with Flex-Tac, Style 74369
The 5.11 Stryke® Pant is what all other pants want to be. Made of our patent-pending two-way Flex-Tac® mechanical stretch fabric, finished with stain- and soil-resistant Teflon®, the 5.11 Stryke® pant is exceptionally durable. With 12 pockets, reinforcements in strategic places, and a self-adjusting waistband, it’s high-performance functionality at its finest. The fit of these pants is outstanding, they are comfortable, flexible and breathe well. The 12 pockets seems like an awful lot but they are well thought out and sized well. The double knee is nice too, you can insert a foam knee pad into them from the inside. The crotch is gusseted which helps with the robustness of the pants to not tear the crotch climbing over tall obstacles.
#2 5.11 Men’s TACLITE Pro Tactical Pants, Style 74273
All but invincible, the Taclite® Pro Pant provides outstanding comfort and performance in almost any activity, recreational, operational, or otherwise. Few things in life are this reliable. Or this useful. Modeled after our legendary Tactical Pant, the Taclite Pro Pant offers all the quality and utility you expect from premium 5.11 apparel. Like our Taclite TDU ripstop tactical pants, the Taclite Pro Pant is crafted from authentic Taclite poly/cotton fabric for outstanding comfort and performance in hot or humid climates, and features triple stitch reinforcements and extensive bartacking for maximum durability.
An action waistband and full gusseted crotch provide complete freedom of movement, while a Teflon fabric treatment protects against stains, spills, and soil. A double thick seat and knees enhance protection and resilience, the seven pocket configuration includes our signature strap and slash rear pockets, and an integrated D-ring at the hip holds your keys or ID. When you need full featured ripstop cargo pants that won’t slow you down, 5.11 Taclite Pro Pants are the ideal choice.
#3 5.11 Tactical Men’s Taclite Pro Lightweight Performance Pants, Cargo Pockets, Action Waistband, Style 74337
All but invincible, the Taclite® Pro Lightweight Pant provides outstanding comfort and performance in almost any activity, recreational, operational, or otherwise. Few things in life are this reliable. Or this useful. Modeled after our Taclite Pro Pant, this Lightweight version offers all the quality and utility you expect from premium 5.11 apparel. Like our Taclite TDU ripstop tactical pants, the Taclite Pro Lightweight Pant is crafted from authentic Lightweight Taclite poly/cotton fabric for outstanding comfort and performance in hot or humid climates, and features triple stitch reinforcements and extensive bartacking for maximum durability.
An action waistband and full gusseted crotch provide complete freedom of movement, while a Teflon fabric treatment protects against stains, spills, and soil. A double thick seat and knees enhance protection and resilience, the seven pocket configuration includes our signature strap and slash rear pockets, and an integrated D-ring at the hip holds your keys or ID. Made of lightweight 65% polyester and 35% non-fading polycotton ripstop, you have a pant that is extremely functional and maintains a neat, clean and professional look. When you need full featured ripstop cargo pants that won’t slow you down, 5.11 Taclite Pro Pants are the ideal choice. We’ve given you a full range of great colors. The 5.11 Taclite Pro Pant comes in Black, Coyote, TDU Green, Tundra, TDU Khaki and Dark Navy.
#4 5.11 Tactical Apex Cargo Work Pants, Flex-Tac Stretch Fabric, Gusseted, Teflon Finish, Style 74434
Combining precision engineering, functional design, and resilient construction, the Apex Pant is a next-gen cargo pant that exceeds expectations in any role. Ideal for tactical, casual, or covert wear, the Apex Pant is built from 6.4 oz. Flex-Tac mechanical stretch canvas that offers extreme durability while remaining flexible and mobile. Front hip pockets feature reinforced fabric at the knife clip, and thigh-mounted cargo pockets are deep, smooth, and include zip closure to keep your gear stable when you’re on the move.
Internal pockets sewn into each cargo pouch and twin back yoke pockets are all sized for AR magazines, providing plenty of space for spare ammo. A covert pocket at the inside waistband is sized for a set of flex cuffs, and a handcuff key pocket is hidden at the rear waistband. A flexible comfort waistband, seven sturdy belt loops, gusseted construction, and articulated knees ensure complete freedom of movement, and a Teflon treated exterior repels stains, spills, and soil to keep you looking your best. Material: Flex-Tac.
#5 5.11 Tactical Ripstop TDU Adjustable Lightweight, Style 74003
Designed with feedback from active operators, Ripstop TDU™ Pants deliver superior utility for any tactical environment. Engineered from our durable, lightweight 7.5 oz polyester/cotton ripstop with teflon finish fabric, they feature a self-adjusting waistband, heavy duty double- reinforced seat, bartacking, and a Teflon® finish. With secure seat pockets, cargo pockets with integrated magazine compartments, and TacTec System™ – compatibility, you’ll have complete and customizable storage options for your gear. These pants are made for the tough stuff, like you.
#6 5.11 Tactical Men’s Covert 2.0, Style 74332
Professional Military Pants, Style 74332
The Covert Khaki 2.0 presents a clean professional pant with the tactical capabilities of a 5.11® pant. Regular khakis don’t do that for you. In fact, regular khakis don’t do anything for anybody. The Covert Khaki 2.0 pant features six pockets; two traditional front pockets, two standard rear pockets with button closure and two concealed vertical thigh pockets with zip closure hidden on the side seam. The Covert comes with permanent creases so the pants stay looking professional without a whole lot of effort. The Covert has you covered whether you are at the office, have a court date or a day on the town. The comfort waistband is another plus with these pants, keeping you comfortable regardless of what is happening.
#7 5.11 Tactical Men’s Ridgeline Covert Pants, Teflon Finish, Poly-Cotton Ripstop Fabric, Style 74411
Rugged and clean, Ridgeline Pants are as tough as their namesake, and are engineered from our patented two-way mechanical stretch fabric, and feature bartacking, double-stitching, and a Teflon® finish. The material is Polyester 62%/Cotton 38% 6.76 oz. Flex-Tac® ripstop fabric for that comfortable casual pant feel while still being exceptionally durable. The Ridgeline has a fully gusseted crotch to prevent tearing and covert pockets sized for everything from AR magazines to a cell phone ensure your readiness for Tactical and casual environments.
#8 5.11 Tactical Men’s Taclite TDU Professional Work Pants, Poly-Cotton Fabric, Style 74280
Available in twill, Taclite® and ripstop, 5.11’s TDU® Pant is built for rugged, durable, and high-performance. With a self-adjusting tunnel waistband, double-reinforced seat and knees, triple stitching and robust bartacking, these pants are made to last. And with a Teflon® finish, roomy cargo pockets, secure rear pockets, hidden kneepad pockets, and secondary mag pockets, you’ll be more than satisfied.
#9 5.11 Tactical Pant, Style 74251
Firefighters, military personnel and law enforcement officers have relied on 5.11’s tactical pants for decades. It’s no wonder given 5.11’s commitment to functionality, mobility and comfort in all of its clothing and gear. Built from 8.5 ounce cotton canvas, 5.11 Tactical Pants feature bartacks and triple-stitch reinforcement for a tough, comfortable fit you can trust. Enjoy comfort in mobility with the self-adjusting waistband and additional reinforcement from extra fabric in the seat and knees. Storage needs are covered thanks to a hip-mounted D-ring that can hold keys or an ID and seven specialized pockets. For tactical operations, ordinary clothing won’t cut it. Prepare for any environment with rugged 5.11 tactical pants. n the 5.11 Tactical Pants, we use only genuine, locking-flange YKK zippers and quality PRYM snaps, both of which are top-of-the-line in the industry.
#10 5.11 Tactical GSA Approved Men’s Work Pants, 100% Cotton, Teflon Treatment, Cargo Pockets, Style 74252
The taclite Pro Pants features a lightweight Cotton Rip stop fabric for ultimate breathability and a gusseted crotch for full ROM. Featuring two pleated cargo pockets and a magazine/cell phone pocket over the left cargo pocket for quick access, our rip stop cargo pants are the new generation in tactical pants. Perfect for the outdoors, including hunting and hiking.