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5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant Review

5.11 Tactical has been in the tactical gear and apparel industries for many years and they have a great reputation among airsofters looking at quality gear that won’t completely break their budgets. One of the most popular products they sell to airsoft gamers is the MultiCam TDU Pant. For just under $80 dollars, this pant has some great durability and construction quality that stands up to rugged gameplay. It was with great excitement that I saw they had announced the line of XPRT tactical apparel at SHOT Show 2017.  With a much higher price point, I was curious as to how they would hold up and compare to their lesser-expensive counterparts. 5.11 Tactical sent over a pair and I was able to find out.

In terms of design and layout, the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant is similar to its older sibling with some important deviations. First, the new XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant features 16 pockets! This time, you can even find pockets in the lower ankle areas of the pants! This pair of pants even features magnetic closures on the multiple cargo pockets so that you don’t end up making a bunch of noise like you could with Velcro or zippered pockets. The fabric is nice and durable, being very similar to the MultiCam TDU Pant, and I didn’t feel as though it would rip very easily – although, I should note that I did not purposely try and tear them just because they are an expensive pair of pants. The belt loops of the new XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant are nice and large to accommodate thicker rigger/gunner belts and the waistline of the pants features a nifty elastic adjustment system that enables the wearer to custom fit them to their particular dimensions. As an added bonus, there is a comfortable padding on the inside of the waistband to make wearing those thick belts a bit more comfortable.

The knee pad area of the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant has also been updated a bit. It more easily fits 5.11 Tactical’s new ENDO.K knee pad, a semi-rigid foam pad which I highly recommend. I squeezed these pads into my older MultiCam TDU Pants and simply love them – however, the fit is somewhat awkward. The new pocket is much more accommodating and shaped to these knee pads. you can still fit 5.11 Tactical’s softer knee pads in there if you like, but I highly recommend switching over to the ENDO.K pads.

The older MultiCam TDU pants tended to be a bit tight in the crotch – especially when in a crouched position. If posted up for a time, this could be pretty uncomfortable. The best way to combat this problem was to buy a size larger pair of pants than you would normally need. This gave the crotch area more material for stretching, and worked fine, except that the rest of the garment was a bit looser than I would prefer. Thankfully, this issue is now longer anything to worry about with the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant. 5.11 Tactical has replaced sections of the pants with a stretch fabric that moves with you and allows you to perform squatting and prone maneuvering without a problem.

The Good

  • Rugged construction
  • Stretch fabric where needed
  • Lots of pocket space
  • Adjustable waistline
  • Fits ENDO.K knee pads very well
The Bad

  • Price point
  • Magnetic closures tend to snap closed when you might want them to stay open

Overall, the biggest problem with the 5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant is its price point. At $269.99 the pants are more expensive than a set of Crye Precision G3 combat pants. Now, is the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant great and amazing: YES! If you can afford these pants, you should. However, for most airsoft gamers out there, the price point is quite a bit more than what they will be comfortable with or used to paying for such an item.


5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant Review Score

(4 out of 5 Stars)

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5.11 Tactical Unveils New TAC Pants

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW® (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, today introduced the Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans, an innovative new pant that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready.

“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, 5.11’s consumer division vice president.

The Defender-Flex’s tactical features include stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim and twill fabrics. Its seven versatile pockets fit everything from mobile devices to full mags. Whether it’s a day at work, on the range or outdoors, the Defender-Flex Jeans are covert carry capable and ensure you’ll Always Be Ready®.

Pricing & Availability

DEFENDER-FLEX PANT
A weekend in the backcountry, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The five-pocket styling and soft fade finish look sharp, and with the back mag pockets, you’ll always be ready. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.

DEFENDER-FLEX JEAN
After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex™ Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. It’s the pant 5.11 customers have asked for. An innovative cotton/polyester (LycraT400 Tough Max) mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.

WOMEN’S DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Defender-Flex Pant keeps its shape no matter how you move. Device ready front pockets and back mag pockets help you stay ready. The Women’s Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.

FAST-TAC URBAN PANT AND FAST-TAC CARGO PANT
The next iteration of 5.11’s tactical pants is constructed of 5.11’s proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11’s Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. It moves effortlessly and offers superior evaporation and heat management, which is key in hot and humid conditions. Both Fast-Tac Urban and Cargo pants are CCW and mobile device ready. They’re available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

FOOTWEAR – HALYCON BOOTS
Building off the success of its EVO and ATAC® Boots, 5.11 delivers the ultimate urban tactical boot with the Halcyon line. They provide the maximum performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the most rigorous environments. Each pair is built with Clarino Rapid Dry Micro Suede, high abrasion Mesh and a Maximus midsole/outsole platform. The Halcyon Boot also features slip- and oil-resistant traction, a Slipstream Low-Friction Antimicrobial® lining, and an OrthoLite® insole. The boots are available in sizes 4, 5, 6-12, 13, 14, 15 Regular and 7-12, 13, Wide; MAP: $129.99 / Black, Dark Coyote.

About 5.11
With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those that always have to be ready. 5.11 is a portfolio company of Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI). Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical. #511tactical.