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    Which do you have/like better and why?

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    WHAT? :what:

    Wranglers... no belt... no skivvies. That tactic has always worked! :P

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    I've never had the propper tactical pants, but I have had a few pairs of their BDU trousers. They seemed to be made well, but nothing extraordinary. I have a pair of the 5.11 tactical pants, but I don't wear them much anymore. I didn't like how much they tapered down to the ankle, they're overpriced, and they LOVE grass stains. I've also noticed a pattern with people that wear 5.11 type gear. Either they're wearing them for work, or they wreak of "tacti-cool" and are probably carrying. On the other hand, they do seem to be made well, and aside from the grass stains, they're very tough.

    I guess when it comes down to it, a pair of jeans from wal-mart does just as good for me as anything . If I had to choose, I'd probably try propper before I went back to 5.11.

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    DreQo wrote:
    I'd probably try propper before I went back to 5.11.
    I just ordered a pair because of what you said and because of this:



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    Where'd you find them for $30?

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    Carry On.

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    Propper FTW.

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    do the propper pants taper as bad at the ankle?



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    5.11 for me. I get them free where I work!
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    I usually wear shorts.
    I prefer Woolrich to either 5.11 or Prooper but I also like a bargin.

    http://www.botachtactical.com/cc.html

    Others have stated they had a problem with this outfit (seller) but I haven't yet.
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    No need to pretend I'm a mall ninja or chairborne ranger when I'm not. I'm not a cop, so I don't carry mace, 'cuffs, radio, a blow-out kit ofcompress bandages, tampons and Celox, or any of that other stuff.If I can't fit my pocket knife, wallet, and cell phone in my pockets I'll buy a purse (or some "tactical pants"...I don't see much difference.) My pistol goes on a belt or in an IWB holster.

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    I buy carpenter jeans from a variety of manufacturers. It doesn't matter which brand, as long as it has the pocket halfway down the right leg that makes a convenient place to store a lockback knife for easy access.

    http://www.tackroominc.com/images/Ci...sCarpenter.jpg

    I've never gone more tacticool than that.

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    I have several pairs of LL Bean hiking pants that are similar in many ways that I like very much, especially at the range and when doing formal firearms training, besides when hiking. They have numerous pockets. They have cords in the pant cuffs to adjust them loose or to close them tightly on hiking/combat boots. They have zip off legs to make them into shorts. They have zippers up the outside of the lower leg to allow the easy removal/donning of the pants legs without removing shoes/boots if switching between shorts and pants. They are also heavy enough for reasonable protection and warmth while being light weight and very fast drying if they get wet through activities or you have to wash them out in a sink and dry overnight.

    I have looked at tactical pants and am still considering a pair or two. The pairs I have seen are heavier material than the hiking pants and the pockets go further down the legs as they don't have the length restriction caused by the zip off lower pant legs. In the meantime though, what I have works for me unless it is pretty cold out.
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    Bill in VA wrote:
    Levi's...501 straight-legs when I can find 'em.

    No need to pretend I'm a mall ninja or chairborne ranger when I'm not. I'm not a cop, so I don't carry mace, 'cuffs, radio, a blow-out kit of*compress bandages, tampons and Celox, or any of that other stuff.*If I can't fit my pocket knife, wallet, and cell phone in my pockets I'll buy a purse (or some "tactical pants"...I don't see much difference.) My pistol goes on a belt or in an IWB holster.
    Bah! I got tired of those junky Levi's falling to pieces after only a few days of rough use.

    Wranglers FTW.

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    Wranglers indeed! More durable, better looking, and less expensive.

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    ed wrote:
    Which do you have/like better and why?

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    You planning to go to war?

    I've been thinking about getting a couple mil style cammoBDU pants and jacket, for knocking around in the woods.

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    I wear "Rustler" jeans, when I wear jeans, because they are <$15 a pair...and they are made by Wrangler with typical Wrangler quality.

    Mostly wear BDUs though...they're just more comfortable and convenient....never saw the need for "tactical pants"...especially given what they cost.

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    If im wearing some type of "tactical" pants, its usually just the 15 dollar a pair BDU's from the local Army-Navy store. They work just as good for me. Had a pair of the 5.11 pants for a station uniform for my FD, and while they were nice, just not what i needed.

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    Which ever one doesn't make my tactical ass look fat?



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    machron1 wrote:
    Which ever one doesn't make my tactical ass look fat?

    +1 lol I feel you

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    machron1 wrote:
    Which ever one doesn't make my tactical ass look fat?

    My tactical ass isn't fat. It's just that over the years of office work I have developed powerful muscles there allowing me to sit for long periods of time waiting for LEOs to run my information for peforming a perfectly legal act. :P
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    I have several sets of 511 tactical pants...and I hate them.

    Oh, I like the pockets and what not.

    It's just that the belt loops are too wide and incorrectly placed. They interfere with both strong side and appendix carry.

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    pants by propper is good both in value and effectiveness. 5.11 pants are on clearance on lapolicegear.com

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    Whatever you get, make sure it matches your tactical PURSE...er...I mean "P.U.S.H."

    http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Ho...:10905/I/56037

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    These look pretty nice...

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