Need new cargo pants

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  1. jesseinthebush

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    Anyone have any recommendations for new cargo pants, i used to wear the wrangler ripstop ones but apparently they arnt being made anymore, my last pair of them i finally ripped the crotch out of them.
     
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    Hard to go wrong with BDUs.
     
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    I wear the Wrangler Authentics Men's Classic Twill Relaxed Fit Cargo Pant:
    https://tinyurl.com/y5p4n2om
    Belt loops are in the correct place for holster, mag pouch, etc.
    Cargo pockets have smaller pockets on the outside that fit my phone and cheater glasses very well.
    Pant legs are loose enough to conceal AIFAK and BUG at the ankles.
     
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    BDU's, Tru Spec, Bates, Propper, 5.11
     
  5. jesseinthebush

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    Thank you Andy those look almost identical to what I had at almost the same price im gunna give them a try.
     
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    LA Police Gear has a few styles. All I've tried have been great except the 100% cotton ones. Very cost effective, and lots of colors.
     
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    Vertx cargo pants, I have 2 pairs that have stretch material in them and lots of pockets! I love em!
     
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    Tru-Spec Ascent pants are the most comfortable cargo pants I’ve ever owned and just about all I wear anymore. Cell phone pockets behind the cargo pockets that hold an iPhone plus size phone, pockets for folding knife of flashlight on the seam between the front pockets and cargo pockets, comfort slider on the waist that actually works well. Solid ripstop material. The only thing I wish they’d add are zippers on the cargo pockets like their Xpedition pants. I usually get these for $35-$40 a pair on sale.
     
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    5-11 apex work good for me. A little stretch where needed and form fitting yet large pocket that don’t snag on things. They are also really though and last for years.
     
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    Duluth. Lifetime guarantee. When mine wear out, I send them back and they ship me new ones. No questions asked. I have them in every color and a bunch of styles. The Firehose Flex Cargo are my favorite.
     
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    I may look into them, i like good warranties, im lookin for decent price right now too. I know u get what you pay for but my last cargos were $20 and lasted years and that was wearing them almost everyday and not just into the woods.
     
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    I've been wearing Tru-Spec 24/7s for about 10-15 years. I still have the first pair I bought, though they are relegated to work/camp pants since I got a little hole in them from a campfire spark.
     
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    I buy a lot of Tru Spec from Tactical Gear.com on sale. If you sign up for their emails and watch them they are always having sales. You have to mess around with the different codes and options to get the best savings.

    Another trick to avoid shipping. Put item in cart. Within a couple days they usually send email with code for free shipping.
     
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    Duluth is my favorite go to.. A little pricey, but worth it in my opinion.
     
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    smiths brand cargo pants
    $20 at models and most retailers
     
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    Duluth Firehose flex are excellent, very comfortable and well laid out for function, but they no doubt blow way past the 20 dollar mark.
     
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    I use these. Two pair have lasted me almost 5 years of Spring/Summer usage. Might try a third pair for dedicated winter usage.
     
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    Another vote for L.A. Police Gear. I wore them daily for nine years until I retired.
     
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    I like my Proppers. The knee pads are a really nice feature as well, especially at my age.

    I did a little modding; basically split both cargo pockets vertically, making them about even in size on the right, and significantly larger/smaller on the left. This is for, from L to R, my folding saw, pruning shears, GPS, and cell phone, not that i carry them all in those pockets every time. but they do fit. Can also fit a sheath knife in any of them. I also split one of the two ankle pockets the same way, so a lighter and small Exotec match case don't bang around or fall out. The other unaltered ankle pocket holds my hunting license. I also added a couple d-rings to the front edge of the cargo pockets and the regular pockets, for my dummy cords.

    Here's a couple pics. This is one of the 4 d-rings
    Dummy cord 1.JPG

    And here's a mod on a set of BDUs I had. I really like subdued non-camo, but you use what you have... at the time, I had summer-weight BDUs. This is a pocket I made on the inside of one of the cargo pockets to hold a lighter securely.
    IMG_7211.JPG
     
  21. jesseinthebush

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    I love mods, really makes the item your own, this will be the first time i have a pair of dedicated woods pants, as i work my last cargo pants everywhere.
     
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    Through trial and error.... I have arrived at, and will stay at, Duluth Trading Co. pants. Great pants with deep pockets.
     
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    This.
     
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    Propper BDUs work nicely if you want that style. I would also say Duluth if you want the non tactical look. The Duluth flex is awesome
     
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    I bought two pair of the air Force tiger stripe bdu pants , I love them , best fitting bdu's I've ever tried. and the price was right at $5.00 a pair at a local venders Mall.
     
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    Another vote for Duluth fire hose
     
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    Wolverine makes rip-stop 100 % cotton cargo shorts that are well made and cost around $20; bought them at Tractor Supply.
     
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    Duluth trading makes some good stuff. Pricey, but they run 30 or 40 percent off sales every now and then. That makes the prices much easier to swing.

    For general wear pants, though they are cotton, their firehouse pants are fantastic. They do shrink, so be prepared to get 2 sizes bigger if you're lazy on washing and drying like me.

    They also offer a stretchy, duluthflex version and I like them even better. They are cotton based, but don't seem to shrink more than a size with my rough care. They do better in water, but not stellar.
    Waxing does help keep things dry if you're up for that.

    Both types are very durable, good pockets, and quite comfortable. They have another, more water resistant line called dry on the fly. They are a bit less durable, but they do dry like they are supposed to, no cotton.

    Fjallraven is probably my favorite though, as long as I can find preloved pairs on ebay lol. New they are over 200 bucks.... not happening, but I've snagged a couple pair that just needed minor repairs for under 40 bucks. I've seen some new or newish ones go for under 100, so they can be had reasonably if you're patient!
     
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    Duluth! I have three pairs of their 'Dry on the Fly' cargo pants that were given to me as gifts. Two are 'Coyote' tan and one is brown. Two pairs I have never worn at all since the first pair is still in use after seven years with no wear apparent.

    Duluth has some amazing clothing. I have several of their pocket tee shirts in various colors. My favorite, an olive green one, just finally wore out after almost ten years! They're around $25 each but they last almost forever. They're cheap if amortized over a decade.

    Steve
     
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    +1 for Vertx! I have never had a bad experience and have a pair thats gotten hard use since 2012 still going strong!
     
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    Duluth.

    Dry on the Fly is great for Sumner.
     
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    Another vote for LA Police gear pants. I have a few pairs of the Basic Operator Pants and they have been great!

    https://lapolicegear.com/basic-operator-pant-elastic.html

    They are a ripstop poly (65%)/cotton (35%) blend with a smart layout of cargo pockets. Kind of a modern take on the classic BDU pants we all like!

    Plus they're $26 and if you sign up for their emails you'll end up getting them for $20.
     
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    Wrangler cargo jeans, Walmart. Cheap work well and no worries wen they rip or get stained.
     
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    I love my German Flecktarn trousers. I have a pair of the Flecktarn and a pair of the Troppentarn.
     
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    What!!:mad:

    :dblthumb:

    We just got a Duluth store in the area. I hate buyin new stuff without trying it on.
    I'll give them a whirl.
     
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    You can still find those cargo pants on amazon for basically same price as walmart had them, plus they have the pocket behind the cargo pocket on both sides now, and i wana say its deeper, perfect for putting a piece of velcro or something on and having a spot to store your phone or whatever without it falling out
     
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    We'd like to see you wearing them..................
     
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    My assumption was that you wanted to see me wearing the BUG & AIFAK under the pants, but if you (and whoever else is "we") want to see the holster, mag pouch, phone, and cheeter glasses just let me know.

     
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    511 BDUs is what I like to wear outdoors
     
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    I have 2 pairs of LAPG Forest green and tan Great work pants so far.
     
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    North face paramount convertible. Bought some on sale a few months back. Really nice imo.
     
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    If my experience is any indication be sure to get them longer than you feel is necessary. I've tried 2 different types of the Duluth Fire Hose pants and both shrunk noticeably. Before too long I could see the top of my boots.

    And before anyone asks... I wash in cold and dry on low so no operator error. ;)
     
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    Yes to BDUs .. mainly what I wear in April to October

    But have a look at Fjallraven Barents Pro shorts. Not cheap but will likely outlast you and the pockets are many, varied and very clever, some of them. Get them on sale during the late Summer/early Fall months. They have them in solid colors and two tone

    Look at Carhartts too, and variations there.
     
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    Ever tried Riggs work wear? Made by Wrangler. I have a couple pairs and they are good. Full cut, although very heavy.
     
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    I'll second LA Police Gear. Least expensive especially when on sale. I like Wrangler Cargos too at Wally World.
     
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    Same here. I've been wearing Tru-Spec 24/7 pants almost every day for at least 10 years -- maybe a bit longer. I have two pairs in "Sheriff Brown" (that's what they called them then -- they're just "Brown" now) that I wore all over southern Spain in 2013. Both pairs are still going strong.

    I especially like the Comfort waistband, and the fact that the cargo pockets fold flat and are placed a bit higher and more toward the front of the thigh. When not being used they don't flop around, and they tend to escape notice.
     
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