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Posted: 1/1/2006 7:46:09 PM EDT
Needing to replace clothes, is the 5.11 stuff worth the cost or not really in your opinion
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:47:42 PM EDT
Love my 5.11 pants. They are worth every cent.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:48:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:48:27 PM EDT by 1IV]
I was issued a bunch of it with BW in Lousiannna. It is good gear. On par with say Columbia river outfitters, but angled for shooters.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:50:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:52:13 PM EDT by dpmmn]
Yes, but there is another line of that style of clothing/gear coming out from Woolrich, I think it is Woolrich Elite


ETA LINK: www.woolrichelite.com/Index.htm
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:51:54 PM EDT
I dont want them to be like those one pants I ordered, somehow those pants could be tight in the crotch and fall off your ass at the same time
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:54:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Needing to replace clothes, is the 5.11 stuff worth the cost or not really in your opinion



I've only bought the pants. They really are slick. Cotton in the summer and nylon in cooler weather.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:59:30 PM EDT
Pants are nice

Shirts are crap - specific complaint - they don't hold up

Barry
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:03:30 PM EDT
I like the pants a lot, my only complaint is that they run a bit snug in the thighs! If they "relaxed" the fit some, I would own nothing else.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:04:35 PM EDT
the polo shirts are pretty nice also
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:06:07 PM EDT
Quess Im mainly looking at pants, a few pair of mine have holes and packets are wearing out
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:06:36 PM EDT
Taxman,

The cotton are okay, but I prefer the nylon pants. They do not wrinkle as severely as the cotton and do not fade as quickly.

I would go nylon, they are more comfortable also, not as stiff as the heavy cotton.

Matter of fact, I did just that : )

I wear them all the time for work and casual. Good stuff.

Complaints: The velcro on the leg pockets can crap out. Should have used buttons or some such.

And I know you wont like the cost of the pants either, as you always speak of holding a tight budget.

You can get fully functional pants by wearing Propper brand BDU type pants. They wear like iron and last a good long time and dont cost so much. Just get the blended fabric, not all cotton.

Dram out



Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:07:38 PM EDT
I like the pants, haven't tried the new nylon or redesigned style though.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dramborleg:

And I know you wont like the cost of the pants either, as you always speak of holding a tight budget.

You can get fully functional pants by wearing Propper brand BDU type pants. They wear like iron and last a good long time and dont cost so much. Just get the blended fabric, not all cotton.

Dram out







Yea Im pretty cheap. My Propper ones have worn through, I got them in 2000 and wore every week since. They got some stains on them that wont go away and are getting holes so Im going to replace.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:23:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I dont want them to be like those one pants I ordered, somehow those pants could be tight in the crotch and fall off your ass at the same time



Sounds like they'd be perfect for that "Special" Bar across town....


So how about "mil-spec" BDUs ?
inexpensive- all colors and sizes.

www.bdu.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=BDUPANTS
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:24:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Yes, but there is another line of that style of clothing/gear coming out from Woolrich, I think it is Woolrich Elite


ETA LINK: www.woolrichelite.com/Index.htm



ROFL

"Tactical Trio" is the title of this picture from that website.




EWWWWW AHHHHHH I WANT ME SOME OF THOSE PANTS TO BE TACTICAL TOO!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:34:24 PM EDT
I wouldn't wear that stuff because it screams mall ninja or gun shop commando.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:37:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DLoken:
I wouldn't wear that stuff because it screams mall ninja or gun shop commando.




I like lots of pockets to hold stuff.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:37:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DLoken:
I wouldn't wear that stuff because it screams mall ninja or gun shop commando.

- Funny I see them as pants that give the appearance of casual clothing but permit me to carry my CCW gear in a more comfortable manner.

If you think they are for mall ninjas, great. Just means I wont have an issue with them being on backorder next time I order a few pairs.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:42:31 PM EDT
I like regular BDU pants. For the work I do, they are really nice, and they wear better than anything else.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:44:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By DLoken:
I wouldn't wear that stuff because it screams mall ninja or gun shop commando.

- Funny I see them as pants that give the appearance of casual clothing but permit me to carry my CCW gear in a more comfortable manner.

If you think they are for mall ninjas, great. Just means I wont have an issue with them being on backorder next time I order a few pairs.

+1 I also like them because they can be considered acceptable attire for a business casual work enviroment when pressed.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:21:08 PM EDT
I have the 3 in 1 jacket - love it. Would buy another in a heartbeat. Just mad that I bought it when it first came out cause now the fleece liner also has removable sleeves - that's a great idea. If I had those I would need any other jackets. With fleece liner and outer shell it is too hot for even cold weather here. I was outside last winter in -25 (w/o wind) for 1.5 hours and stayed warm.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:29:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By DLoken:
I wouldn't wear that stuff because it screams mall ninja or gun shop commando.

- Funny I see them as pants that give the appearance of casual clothing but permit me to carry my CCW gear in a more comfortable manner.

If you think they are for mall ninjas, great. Just means I wont have an issue with them being on backorder next time I order a few pairs.

+1 I also like them because they can be considered acceptable attire for a business casual work enviroment when pressed.



??

Where do you work?

I would be sent home wearing anything with more then two front pockets and two back pockets.
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