Nobody eats the same food every day unless you have a bad diet or are just a down right boring person. There are different seasons and different lines of work and every ones tolerances are different. Yesterday we had a few more guys walk in here and tell us they heard that Woolrich is now making tactical pants just like the ones they had when they were in Vietnam. The funny thing is Woolrich has been making them for almost 7yrs. I have no idea what other companies are making anything like this but the demand for something other than 35/65 poly cotton blend tactical pants is definitely there. I am a big fan of the material but there are some improvements Woolrich should have done to the tactical pant and some of our customers have asked for it. Re-enforced ripstop pockets and a gussett crotch would be a good idea.
I personally where mostly Tru Spec tactical pants because they are very comfortable and in all honesty I’ve been wearing these pants for almost 9 months to test them out. I have seen absolutely zero abnormal shrinkage and for these lightweight tactical pants I am very happy with them. Most Tru Spec pants are priced under $40 and that’s not something we see across the market. Blackhawk, Vertx and a few others come to mind and are you getting that much more performance for $10 more? Well, it will depend on your line of work, but for utility purposes and every day use, I will have to say that Tru Spec tactical pants are hands down the best lightweight tactical pant for the money.