The lightweight Phantom OPS Pants deliver world-class comfort with optimal capacity. Made of 6.5 oz. Poly/Cotton mini Ripstop fabric treated with IntelliDry™, they provide maximum durability plus a bonus triple-bellowed inset cargo pocket for added discreet storage.
First off, great construction and great features. I'm very impressed with the pockets, and use of space on these pants. However, I would not recommend these to those with "sturdier" legs. Ultimately, the "reduce leg volume" lends itself to a hipster look if you squat on a regular basis. Don't get me wrong, great pants, just wasn't expecting such a fashion forward look.
Great alternative to LT
By Nick deBren in Alberta Canada , one year ago
I have been wearing Phantom LT pants pretty much everyday for past 4 years and own 8 pairs. LTs are great pants I found that the cargo pockets were a little to small. I finally ordered a few pairs of Phantom OPS pants to replace my aging LTs, I definitely prefer the larger cargo pocket. The rear pocket of the OPS looks better than the LT rear pockets but the bartacks make it difficult to get in and out. Cant give these a 5 star, as the pant cuff is way to baggy. could loose at least 1.5-2 inch in circumference, can't think of any reason why Vertx would make the cuff so huge, I wear hiking boots, when standing the cuff covers 3/4 of my 8.5 boot. looks like crap, the excess material in the lower leg makes the pants puff out at side of calf.. you can see what I am talking about in SWAT guy at the truck of the cruiser on the website pic. Going to have to find a magician seamstress to take the leg seam apart and rebuilt, if that is successful I would buy OPS again. Of course quality is amazing, per inch waist sizing is awesome. Fix the cuff and I'll replace all my LT and get 2-3 pairs of each color.
Best EDC pant's I ever had
By Securis in Tropics , one year ago
This is great for the tropical climate I'm in. It's not hot, and it dries extremely fast, even in high humidity conditions.
It's tough enough to handle the unforgiving terrain that these rain forest throws at us, but the cutting is great that i still maintain maximum flexibility.
When i'm out of the jungle, i'm in town, and i keep all my documents and spare cash in the hidden pockets. If they can nick my stuff, i think they deserve to keep it.
I love how they soften up like my old BDU's used to when they get salty. I'll sleep in them just as well as i'd trek in them
Top notch stuff, Vertx definitely know what they're doing.
Prices are a bit steep, but i've tried cheaper brands and they don't nearly hold up as well. Anything that is more expensive are great, but can't offer anything more than what i get from these pants.
Sizes are sometimes erratic. be sure to try them before taking a pair.