Experience the Vertx® Phantom OPS Powered by Airflow™
Ideal for high temperature environments, the Vertx® Airflow™ Pants add a cooling effect to the world-class Phantom OPS design. Employing active airflow system™ technology, mesh lining along the inseams facilitate cool air movement across the skin when the body is active. .
I like them for AZ weather, but honestly, you are better off with shorts. The fact that your leg is exposed means that dirt and debris will line your socks and get into your shoes easier which is an understandable price to pay, but expect more of it if you are running and gunning. I personally thought they were good for holding mags in the side pockets (all vertx pants and shorts do that to my knowledge) while on the move. There is little reinforcement to be experienced on the knees. Dunno why people are saying the knees are super reinforced. They are okay at best. I have two pairs, one for work in a warehouse and the others I use these for ccw purposes out of work. At the warehouse, I have blown two holes on each side of the crouch region where you can clearly see where the once white now brown pockets are. Kind of expected with a bit of heavy lifting, but not on $100 pants. They also seem to take marks and scuffs very easily, but might be due to the material used. Also, blew out a small hole where the concealed pocket zipper is. Don't even know how I managed that. Overall, you are better off with kneepad capable pants if you are in the outdoors/grunt community. People can knock the kneepads all they want, but rock is not comfy and bragging rights are not service ribbons as much as a certain few pretend they are. Greatest moment I had with these pants was walking into walmart in the dead of summer. The fans they use to keep bugs out made me want to stand at the entrance and model these SOBs. Oh and I never had the first gen, but I know many complained about multicam clash with the regular colors. Why they don't make the actual camo colors must be due to the netting color itself. Dunno Seriously, if you want these for ccw purposes. Get their shorts, I haul just as much as dig the camo pattern. They need to make more Kryptek patterned shorts.
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By WilliamM. in , one year ago
I wear these for shooting competitions, both USPSA and 3 Gun, and they are amazing. They keep you cool, give you the knee and shin protection you need and are very durable. I wish I had 5 pairs. These are hands down my favor pair of pants to shoot, hike or train in.
Good pants, but...
By TravisB. in , 2 years ago
I bought these as duty pants intending to wear them on an almost daily basis. These seem very rugged and durable. They provide good freedom of movement and when you squat or go to lift your leg up, there is plenty of room in the crotch and seat, and I have no worries about any rips or tears. Now for the but.... I bought these as I am currently working in a very hot climate and the airflow appealed to me. Looking at the pictures, the mesh portion appears to be almost like mosquito netting. In the picture of the guy wearing the OD green pants, you cannot see through the mesh or see the persons leg. So I was a little disappointed when I got the pants and saw that the mesh is very open, almost like a laundry bag. So when I put the pants on you can clearly see my leg all the way up to the knee. Not a deal breaker, but I was definitely not expecting this. I think the pictures should more clearly display this. Also, like others have mentioned get a size above what you normally get. I wear a 34/35 in other brands and got a 36, it is slightly tight on the beltline only, everywhere is there is plenty of room.
I LOVE these pants and I wear them every single day. Feel cooler - act cooler!
By AdamS. in , 2 years ago
I've been lucky to have so many different pairs of AIRFLOW pants in my life. I've never been better. Once I started wearing these pants, I decided to grow a beard and live up to my fullest potential. Don't believe me? Your call if you want to miss out! Feel cooler and act cooler!
Note: You might want to order a size larger if you're not used to Vertx sizing, or check their sizing chart and measure yourself with a string if you'd like. Vertx sizes run pretty accurate and we're all getting pretty used to the industry "vanity sizing". ie. 34w "generic" might want to order a 36w Vertx (You're a 36 bro, and that's ok.)