I’ve been wearing the Woolrich Elite lightweight tactical pants for years and never had issues with them, I’ve been wearing the Eotac tactical pants and didn’t have problems with them. The 100% cotton rip stop as far as I know really is the lightest weight pant that I know of, and I’m still waiting for the Tru-Spec 24/7 pants to arrive. The Tru-Spec pants I’ve been told do not wrinkle as easy, but they did feel a little bit heavier to me. I did not view the Black hawk lightweight pants to be lightweight. The 65% poly and 35% cotton really makes it for a heavier material. In hot weather, when you can’t wear shorts, you have to wear the lightest weight apparel that gets the job done.
I do find the pocket designs on the Tru-Spec pants to be very useful because they aren’t giant BDU pants pants. Something like the Woolrich Elite elite tactical pants in style 44447 are nice if you are hauling and M16 around, but the pockets are too big for every day use. When it comes to colder weather the product differences are a little easier to wear on a daily basis and then it really gets down to the durability and fit of the clothing. I’m still not a fan of the cell phone going in the pocket but most tactical pants seem to have been designed around a Blackberry size phone.