To improve their functionality, tactical pants have undergone technical modifications to be lightweight and durable to meet any of your on-the-job demands. Whether you’re going to be in wet environments and need tactical waterproof pants or need tactical cargo pants to support all of your survival gear, it’s important to get a handle on the many types of pants you can choose from.
When it comes to tactical pants, there are three overarching types.
Overt tactical pants maintain a classic military look. The prominent features of this style are specifically reinforced areas for added strength, multiple features that improve functionality and a larger carrying capacity. If you need a pant for the range, tactical situations or outdoor adventures over the weekend, this style is for you.
For those who need to be a little more discreet, covert tactical pants deliver the same high-quality tactical pant but are modified to keep pockets – and what’s in those pockets – hidden. These features have popularized this style with law enforcement and undercover agents.
EMS and EMT Pants
On the surface, EMS/EMT pants look as though they mirror most tactical cargo pants, however, they have much more specialized pockets for medical tools and emergency gear.
Tactical Pants Features
The biggest two features for tactical pants are their carrying capacity and their durability. When it comes to carrying capacity, the number of pockets and the types of pockets are important considerations. If you need to carry a concealed weapon, deep inset pockets and magazine pockets with straps are two variations of pockets to consider. For law enforcement, you may want tactical pants that feature handcuff key pockets that are inside the waistband. EMS and EMTs may want tactical pants that feature slash pockets or specific tool-related pockets.
In terms of durability, consider the material that each pair of tactical pants are made of as well as specific reinforcement features that you may need. Nylon and cotton blends are used to provide a lightweight option that is quick drying and wrinkle resistant. Polyester and cotton blends are similar to nylon and cotton blends, in that they provide a breathable and stronger option. Ripstop is a weave fabric meant to prevent abrasions. And while Ripstop may not be as breathable as the blends above, it makes up for it, in terms of durability.
The Best Tactical Pants
Need a couple of suggestions to start your research? We’ve highlighted the most popular tactical pants from Tactical World Store.
1. Men's Urban Pro Stretch Tactical Pants AU$49.90
Whether you are on security detail, prepping for an outdoor trek, or spending a day at the gun range, you need a pair of tactical pants that are comfortable, durable and hold all the essentials without sagging or wearing you down. The Archon Men's Urban Pro Stretch Tactical Pant Survival Tactical Gear Pant is created for urban tactical men pants with law enforcement, outdoorsman, and rugged adventurers in mind.
These stretch tactical pants are crafted using polycotton ripstop, a premium fabric blend that provides load-bearing capabilities, durability and comfort far beyond anything else on the market. And with enhanced stitching, a stretchable waistband, you can stay fluid and unhindered when making quick, tactical movements.
- Made of Tough and Comfortable 60% Cotton + 40% Polyester Rip-Stop Fabric.
- Dual-layered Reinforced Knee and Gusseted Crotch.
- 9 Versatile, Low-Profile Pockets
- Scratch-Resistant. Fade, shrink, and wrinkle resistant,3D tailoring for the great comfortable and flexible.
- Teflon coating outside, water and greasy dirt resistance.
- Elastic Waistband with 5 Belt Loops.
- Brass Tac-Stud Closure with Metallic YKK Zipper.
- Multiple Color Selections: Army Green, Khaki, Black, Multicam,Dark-Multicam
2. G3 Combat Pants with Knee Pads AU$94.95
Whether you are on security detail, prepping for an outdoor trek, or spending a day at the gun range, you need a pair of tactical pants that are comfortable, durable, and hold all the essentials without sagging or wearing you down. The G3 Combat Pant with Knee Pads Rip-Stop Tactical Pant is created for tactical men pants with kinetic, law enforcement, outdoorsman, and rugged adventurers in mind.
G3 Rip-Stop Tactical Pants provide load-bearing capabilities, durability, and comfort far beyond anything else on the market.
Additional Teflon coating outside, water and greasy dirt resistance; With YKK zipper that makes it durable and easy for maintenance. Military level elastic and thread, hook and loop panel waist band, strong and good performance stretchable fabric around knee and hip and crotch, which makes it very comfortable and durable.
Up to 10 different size pockets, large carrying capacity. The unique pocket design looks flat from the front, but bellowed side gusset expands to provide secure storage for your duty gear.
Come with the removable combat knee pads and concealed elbow pads. You can adjust the knee pad height as you like. The unique low-profile waist adjusts system and knee pad height adjustment system make it very functional.
The pants will come with two knee pads, which are removable and offer good protection for you.
Size adjustment at the back of waist, you can adjust your waist size by the hook and loop panel buckle. And with enhanced stitching, a stretchable waistband, you can stay fluid and unhindered when making quick, tactical movements.
Special tailoring of the hip and crotch fits the human body, making your tactical movements more flexible and comfortable.
- Unique low-profile waist adjust system (Extra Comfort)
- 10 Versatile, Low-Profile Pockets (Each cargo pocket conceals a water bottle/magazine stabilizer/knife/light)
- YKK zippers
- Front knee adjustable
- Hem adjustment
- Inseam double sewn stitch
- Fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester(4-way stretch-woven accents ripstop clothing)
- Multiple Color Selections: Multicam, Dark-Multicam, Army green
3. Archon IX7 Lightweight Waterproof Tactical Pants AU$48.95
These Archon IX7 Tactical Pants are crafted using polycotton ripstop, a premium fabric blend that provides load-bearing capabilities, durability and comfort far beyond anything else on the market.
These lightweight ripstop pants boast a stretchable waist perfect for quick response, stretch,breathable, durable, scratch-resistant, wear-resistant and comfortable material. Convenient to exercises,or daily wear.
The Tactical Pants is great for outdoor activities and casual daily wear, particularly for hiking, hunting, climbing, cycling, fishing, paintball, shooting, army training, etc
- Archon IX7 Tactical Pants
- 9 Versatile, Low-Profile Pockets
- Reinforced Knee Stitching
- Stretchable Waistband (Extra Comfort)
- Fabric: 60% Cotton, 38% Polyester, 2% Spandex
- Multiple Color Selections: Khaki, Army Green
Tactical pants serve many purposes. It’s important to invest in a pair that enables you to perform. To keep you combat ready or simply ready for any rugged environment, check out our top tactical pants today.