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LucasJ1990

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I have done two PRS style matches and I normally just wear blue jeans. I am a bigger guy so sometimes I find it difficult to maneuver and stand in certain ways. Do you guys have any recommendations for pants that are comfortable and easy to maneuver around in?
 

Jefe's Dope

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WHOA!!!!! gosh damn those are expensive!! lol
They are nice but you'd think at that price, they'd include the knee pads. ;)





These are my goto. And you can wear them out to dinner with the wife too. They've added a few colors this season.
 

Danattherock

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I'm 6'6" 340. I get it. Duluth Trading has fireman hose pants with cargo pockets and knee pads. Maybe $75-80. Stretchy material, looks like carhart but stretchy. I have worn two pair to 6-8 two day matches and similar number of club matches this past year. Still holding up well. Saw last week they had 30% off orders over $100 or $150 with free shipping. Two pair of these big boy prs pants would meet criteria. Lol.

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LucasJ1990

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I'm 6'6" 340. I get it. Duluth Trading has fireman hose pants with cargo pockets and knee pads. Maybe $75-80. Stretchy material, looks like carhart but stretchy. I have worn two pair to 6-8 two day matches and similar number of club matches this past year. Still holding up well. Saw last week they had 30% off orders over $100 or $150 with free shipping. Two pair of these big boy prs pants would meet criteria. Lol.

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I was wondering how well Duluth would be.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the Duluth stuff. I'm interested in their trim fit flex fire hose pants. I have a variety of cargo/utility pants and majority are baggy in fit.
My favorite so far have been the 5.11 Apex pants. They are lightweight but not super light and have some flex to them. The crotch length is short as well and not super baggy.
 

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I've been very happy with the LA Police Gear brand pants. They run $30-$50 and have worn well. Some of their styles will take knee pad inserts. Some of the styles have stretchy panels. I wear them for all types of matches and range work.
Agreed, they hold up very well and for the price if you trash a pair it's not a huge deal.
 
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I've been very happy with the LA Police Gear brand pants. They run $30-$50 and have worn well. Some of their styles will take knee pad inserts. Some of the styles have stretchy panels. I wear them for all types of matches and range work.
I'm also a fan of these. I have three pair and they are very comfortable.

I didn't know they had a version with knee pads. I'll have to look them up.
 
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Vertx Hyde pants are my new go-to. Comfy as hell and so far they’ve been durable. A little stretch to them and repel liquids nicely. Just found a 30% discount code and bought 2 more pair yesterday
 
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I'm also a fan of these. I have three pair and they are very comfortable.

I didn't know they had a version with knee pads. I'll have to look them up.
I've been wearing the Atlas style, they take the foam knee pads. There are pockets that the pads slide into. It is a little tricky to roll them up and get them into the pockets...but well worth the effort. The benefit of knee pads in the leg pockets vs something strapped around your leg over the pants is comfort. While the ones that you strap over may/can be more robust and protective, they are also awkward and way too hot in the warmer weather! The foam pads, while thinner, are quite adequate for what we're doing.
 
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I've been wearing the TruSpec 24/7 Xpedition pants for the past year, and I have been really happy. I managed to bust a snap off the ankle band of one pair, and TruSpec gave me a brand new pair for free - and that's the only wear you can see on any of the 3 pairs I own. They're one hell of a lot cheaper than Crye pants, too.
 
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I use both the Duluth firehose flex and the under armour patrol pants. I believe the under armour pants are a little more comfortable, but the Duluth pants will hold up a little better to abuse.
 
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LucasJ1990

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I bought a pair of Duluth fire hose flex and these things are comfortable!!! I may still get a more tactical pair down the road, but my god these are nice.
 

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I have done two PRS style matches and I normally just wear blue jeans. I am a bigger guy so sometimes I find it difficult to maneuver and stand in certain ways. Do you guys have any recommendations for pants that are comfortable and easy to maneuver around in?
I run the A9A pants from beyond clothing.
Expensive but worth it imo
 
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regnar375

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I've been wearing the TruSpec 24/7 Xpedition pants for the past year, and I have been really happy. I managed to bust a snap off the ankle band of one pair, and TruSpec gave me a brand new pair for free - and that's the only wear you can see on any of the 3 pairs I own. They're one hell of a lot cheaper than Crye pants, too.

Do they have them with knee pad pockets? I didnt see any.
 

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I wear this “style” of pant every day for work, so I have developed some opinions.
From a budget standpoint, the LA Police Gear are hard to beat. Solid pants that won’t break the bank. The 5.11 pants are excellent. Little more $$, but definitely fit great, and have a bit of stretch.
The absolute top tier are the CRYE. I wear them daily, and on top of being incredibly comfortable, they really do wear great. I have a pair that is over two years old, and they are still just perfect. I wear these pants 4-5 days a week as an instructor, so I’m moving, laying down, crawling etc in them. They flat out last. Sure, they’re spendy, but the best usually is. The knee pads are a god send when training. You definitely get used to them. When you drop into a kneeling position the one day you’re NOT wearing your Cryes, you’ll see what I mean. 😀
All things considered, if I wasn’t working in them and seriously using them hard, the 5.11 at $75 is a solid choice though.
 

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Just don’t stick your ass in the air while shooting at a barricade. Lol
Hey as long as I'm wearing my operator thong, what could go wrong? Lol. Besides, if everyone DQs themselves in disgust it's an easy trip to the prize table, a new form of tripoding.
 

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Modified OCP pants that take the Crye kneepads.

I've had them since back when you had to earn them and all the fobbits just got the regular pair without the Crye pockets. Best pants on the planet and aern't cut for 15 year old asian kids like the pants directly from Crye are.
 

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Modified OCP pants that take the Crye kneepads.

I've had them since back when you had to earn them and all the fobbits just got the regular pair without the Crye pockets. Best pants on the planet and aern't cut for 15 year old asian kids like the pants directly from Crye are.
Yeah, but you don’t get to pick Crye wedgies!
 

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If it’s raining I’ll wear Sitka Mountain pants with built in knee pads, or Crye G3 pants. The Sitka’s are stretchy, seem to shed water well and more importantly they dry fast. Very similar to the Crye pants in stretch material used. I’m an Ian McCollum type dork, sometimes I’ll go crazy and wear some standard BDU style pants in whatever camouflage pattern a country uses the rifle I’m running. ....yea. I’m that guy. :geek:
 

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I've been wearing these: https://www.prana.com/stretch-zion-52984.html

Used to wear Kuhls that were similar material, but the Kuhls don't seem to last as long. I add kneepads when I need them (which is rarely, so far). They're super stretchy, and provide some wind blocking. They have a DWR, so they'll shed some water in a misty or light rain situation, but they're not waterproof. They're cut generously enough on my thick ass that I can still layer underneath them on cold days.
 

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liked the kilt idea that would be video worthy. or commando give em all something to talk about. like Monty pythons says give the audience a grin just remember It's your last chance of the hour , and always look on the bright side of life.
 

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Any "end users" care to comment on the 511 Stryke pants? with respect to fit? comfort etc, these are a "work" option since we have been using there "base" pants for awhile. I'm wondering how the fabric 'stretches" and how much room there is in the thighs for there "relaxed" fit? Thanks