Warrior-Tested: 5.11 Taclite Jean-Cut Pants

5.11 Taclite Jean-Cut Pants are put through the gauntlet by a former Navy SEAL to see how they measure up to anything Mother Nature can dish out.

Are you looking for a tough tactical pant to use in the field? Then check out the Taclite Jean-Cut Pant from 5.11 Tactical.

No matter if you’re a competitive shooter, a weekend plinker or someone who makes a living pursuing bad guys, you need clothing that’s comfortable, functional and durable. And the 5.11 Taclite Jean-Cut Pant delivers on all fronts. They fit like your favorite denim jeans but hold enough gear so you’re prepared for anything.


  • Specifications: 6.14 oz. poly/cotton Taclite Ripstop fabric; 5+4 pocket design; covert internal magazine pockets; shaped waistband for a secure fit; Teflon treated for stain, soil and liquid resistance; discreet kneepad pockets; comfortable, functional and low-profile design; reliable YKK zipper hardware and Prym snaps.
  • Test Protocol: A day-long test of dynamic movement (running, jumping, etc.) while stopping or slowing to shoot handguns. I also took a light jog through the woods on a path with pant pockets filled with phone, FrogFuel Protein Gel, power bars, water bottle and GPS.
  • Top Qualities: True to size; no need to order larger or smaller than your regular pant size. These durable pants fit great and water beads off, making them versatile for many outdoor activities.
  • Favorite Feature: Pocket design and placement. It’s clear that time, thought and effort went into designing where to place each pocket. This means even with pockets full, the user isn’t affected negatively in terms of range of motion, which is vital to anyone who is serious about hiking, hunting, shooting on the move, etc.
  • Least-Favorite Feature: The pants were a little stiff out of the gate. Note: I always test pants right from package to body, which is to say I don’t wash them first. I’ve always been like a kid at Christmas with any new piece of gear. My motto: “Why wait?”
  • Skill-Level Recommendation:From beginners all the way up to serious shooters and hunters.
  • Bottom Line:5.11 Tactical has answered my storage prayers: pocket placement! It’s a great feeling knowing I can stuff my pockets full of gear and still have full mobility to run, jump, and do dynamic movements both on and off the range. Again, the pants are a little stiff initially, but after a few washes, I’m betting they’ll be as comfy as my PJs. As an operator and gear tester, I promise to re-evaluate these pants after pounding on them for another month.

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