We have been a stocking dealer for a great many tactical clothing companies because we know that much of this industry is about preference and what the Mission at hand. We get lot of Law Enforcement that stop in our store because they are going to the range for training and all that is required is “black pants” primarily because they know they might be doing a lot of knealing in dirty environments and if they were wearing anything but Black pants, they might be stained for good. Most of the pants we sell have some type of knee pad inserts although I don’t really find many of them to be all that practical, you just have to make sure you pull them out before you wash them otherwise the foam inserts will break down much quicker.
We have been big fans of Hatch knee pads although Blackhawks Neoprene knee pads are very popular. Recently it has come to our attention that a major production change has occurred and these Blackhawk Tactical Pants and much of their clothing is now being moved to Puerto Rico. Although that is not continental United States, its nice to hear things like this and it’s also a long list of companies from Proper, Original Swat Footwear, ATS Tactical Gear and others that have been moving manufacturing out of China and Asia, hopefully this reset in manufacturing over the last several years will stabilizing the availability and prices and we have even see companies like 5.11 increase prices since the whole Asian monopoly on manufacturing has hit everyone.