The Recon pant offers maximum storage ability for units who need to balance loading and packing, with the ability to remain mobile and functional. Its 50/50 NYCO Ripstop design provides reinforced durability for even the toughest missions.
Overall, great pants. Much nicer than BDU/ACU pants in Multicam. At 6'6" tall but only 200lbs I'm a skinny guy. I ordered a 36" waist, as that's what I wear in most other brands. I found that, like the Phantom LT pants, the 36" waist was a bit tighter than I expected, but the elastic relaxed after a few washes, and the pants fit fine through the seat. However, the *ahem*... frontal area below my waist was a bit restricted. I found this surprising given the well-executed gusset. I returned for a 38" waist which sort-of made me feel bad (am I getting fat?) but saw that others also said the sizing seemed a tad small. Between the elastic and the fact that I always wear a belt, the 38" waist isn't too large and doesn't bunch up excess fabric, especially if I have an IWB holster. And now I don't get any ouch taking big steps up into the bed of a truck or on the trail. Pockets are well-placed, well-designed, and well-sewn. Overall, I would recommend these pants, but you may consider a size larger than usual.
Survive the Meat Grinder
By MattyP in Washington , 11 months ago
These pants were broken in as my primary pants (I also wore the recon shirt) for LECTC at DARC. Since then they have been my favorite training and woodland operations pants. Thigh side pocket organizer works great for holding PMAGS. The back pockets stay flat but were still accessible. The thigh top pocket is just big enough to reach inside with gloves on and is my go to storage location for chem lights. Fit is great for a 6'4" 215 lbs SWAT dude (36/34 size pants) but some of my big booty brothers found they had to plus up the waist to get enough space for the junk in their trunks. I find the articulating knees to be well executed and my foam knee pads fit perfectly. One night I was dragged through the Meat Grinder to an exterior assembly area and the pants withstood the shoot house floor and the gravel along the way. Kudos to Vertx for getting these pants right.
Vertx Recon Pants Are A Go!
By semperdanny in Los Angeles CA, USA , one year ago
I bought a pair of these with the matching combat shirt and I've gotta say these pants are definitely worth the purchase! I'm a Firearms Instructor and these are definitely my new go-to pants for the range. The pants are very comfortable with lots of great features! Lots of pockets, which is perfect for the range or for tactical training. The material is very durable and sturdy, which makes these pants great for rolling around in the dirt. The fit is a bit slim and true to size around the waist and hips, which makes the fit a bit snug for guys with wider hips and bit more junk in the trunk, but below the waist they're a very relaxed fit. The elastic waistband does help a bit around the waist, but I think also incorporating an elastic along the sides, between the back and front pocket, above where the pen/knife pocket is located, would've helped alleviate that snug fit a bit more. Other than that, the only other reason why I didn't rate these 5 stars is the fact that they're only available in multicam! I would love to see these in solid colors, as well as the other multicam patterns! Vertx, please make it happen! Besides that, I highly recommend you give these pants a try! Hope this helps!