There are a lot of options for pants today and I know everyone rolls their eyes over the thought of “tactical pants” and I can understand that. But, Woolrich Elite has a really nice line of pants for range use or CCW use or just whatever you want to use them for. One thing I like about them is how soft and comfortable they are. They are tough and made for heavy use like some of the other brands, but the difference is, I can wear these no matter how hot it is outside. They breath and let you move around in them easily.
The pants I have came to me from my girlfriend buying them for me for christmas. They are the light weight operators pants in the line. I had always saw the woolrich elite line and admired them but did not know how nice they were until I had them.
Th pants seem to be a standard BDU type of pants at first glance but they are far from it. They have around ten pockets and none of them useless pockets. My favorite is the rear pockets. One will hold your wallet very secure on the inside of a larger pocket that you could fit your mother in law in if you wanted to do something so stupid. And you get this feature on the left and right rear pocket. The front two hip pockets are deep enough to hold everything you want as well.
The two side cargo pockets are deep and will expand to hold a metric ton. They have the shock cord drawstring seen on a lot of pants these days like the ACU uniform pants. The inside of these pockets had a very neat feature. Inside each thigh cargo pocket is elastic bands that will hold and secure anything you need. They will easily secure mags for the M16 series of weapons.
At the knees is another welcome touch. The pants have a pocket to hold knee pads. you can put in the military foam pads or the thicker rubber type like 5.11 offers. Having even the thin foam pads is nice. You dont have the extra weight or heat but you do have some protection against falling off of you big wheel. It has saved me a skinned knee for sure.
The Pants have the now common ankle pockets on each leg too. Both will hold a small IFAK or a AR15 magazine and are velcro closed. The outside has elastic bans t hold things, woolrich says they will hold chem lights . I tried it and they will. I am not really sure what else you could put in there but I never was clever with thinking up something useful.
I love there pants and I do not mind telling anyone. They are worth every penny. They look good for any used short of a tuxedo and they feel great. Mine are ta, but Woolrich offers them in more then one color of course. The belt loops take a large variety and the cuffs do not have a drawstring so if you need to tie them off on the bottom i do not know what to tell you. I would not let that stop me from buying a great pair of pants though. I have been wearing and using them 2 years and they still look new.