Tactical Pants Comparison: Which One Is Best For Me?

Which tactical pant is the best one for me? That question is asked a lot in our stores. We have created this comparison to help you with choosing the best tactical pant for your unique need. If you need help or have any additional questions, the knowledgeable Al’s Army Navy staff is ready to assist you in store or online.

Propper Tactical Pant

ImagePropper International has been around since 1967, providing military uniforms for the government. It was founded by William T. Propper, an entrepreneur with a talent for innovation. Propper manufactures high-quality apparel for the commercial military and law enforcement officials. They have manufactured over 120 million garments for the Army, Navy, and other branches. Propper is dedicated to helping our brave men and women serve their country through an unwavering pursuit of new designs that give better protection and more storage space while maintaining flexibility and durability.

Propper remains committed to producing high quality products and apparel for every customer they serve. They have a long standing record of success, with a legacy of comfortable and rugged clothing. Their durable apparel is a commitment to excellence for over forty years. Propper tactical pants come in a variety of fabrics, including 100% cotton, 50/50, 60/40, and 60/35 poly cotton blends.

The optional belt helps with the comfort and style of the pant. The Propper Canvas tactical pant will not fade, wrinkle or shrink. Propper tactical pants feature six pockets, four of which have button flaps. Both seat and knee are double-reinforced. They are durable and breathe well.

ImageGenuine Gear Tactical Pant

Tactical clothing, especially pants, can be costly. Workers, like those in the public safety sector, often have to make sacrifices and cut corners to purchase the pants they wear to the office every day. With these price-conscious consumers in mind, Propper International released the Genuine Gear brand. The Genuine Gear tactical pants offer functionality at a lower price.

The Genuine Gear tactical pants feature a zipper fly, elastic waist and double cargo pockets to give you twice the storage. On the lower thigh of each leg, the cargo pocket contains one large pleated pocket with a hook and loop fastener. The Genuine Gear Tactical Pant is made of 60% cotton / 40% polyester ripstop fabric to combine durability with comfort.


Tru Spec 24/7 Classic Tactical Pant

Tru Spec have been in business for sixty years and in that time has managed to revolutionize their tactical pants. In 1996, Atlanco (the company that makes Tru Spec) became aware of a need in the marketplace for a manufacturer of military and law enforcement apparel. Tru Spec was then created, along with the company’s first manufacturing facility.

Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, USMC, known around the world as “The Gunny,” has become the official celebrity spokesperson for the Tru Spec line of tactically inspired apparel making them “Gunny Approved.”

Tru Spec 24/7 Classic Tactical pants are built on the same model as the original 24-7 tactical pant with the same waist, fit and form. These classic tactical pants feature a comfort slider waistband construction and side tabs for easy fitting. They feature a Prym snap, the signature of the pants, and a YKK brass zipper. Tru Spec 24/7 Classic Tactical pants feature two zipper hidden pockets within the front pockets, two zipper thigh pockets, two knife accessory pockets and have a Teflon coating. Tru Spec pants are ripstop, so no need to worry about them tearing or ripping!

Image24/7 Tru Spec Cargo Tactical Pants-

Tru Spec is now one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment for military and law enforcement. Thousands of police, EMTs, and other major branches and personnel use and depend on Tru Spec 24/7 products. Tru Spec Cargo Tactical Pants are one of the few tactical pant brands that offer women’s sizes.

The 24/7  Tru Spec Cargo Tactical Pants feature a comfort slider waistband construction and side tabs for easy fitting. The pants are symmetrical, so each pocket is on either side of the pants. There are two adjustable waist tabs secured with four bar-tacks. The Tru Spec Cargo Tactical Pants feature a gripper waistband to keep shirts tucked in and include extra deep front pockets, two knife or accessory pockets, two cargo pockets, two internal magazine compartments in both cargo pockets, and a cell phone or magazine pocket. There are a lot of pockets in these pants! Skin can easily breathe in these because of the 65% polyester and 35% cotton fabric.

Image5.11 Taclite Pro Pant

5.11 creates superior products that enhance safety, accuracy, speed and performance. Their pants and other products are based on a foundation of durability, quality, and value. The company was ranked #211 on the 2007 Inc. 500 (Inc magazine’s annual ranking, by revenue growth, privately held, U.S. based companies.)

The 5.11 Taclite Pro pants offer a durable, comfortable and functional fit. They feature a YKK zipper and Prym snaps. These pants are perfect for the outdoors, including hunting and hiking. They’re durable, lightweight trousers for everyday living. 5.11 is also one of the few tactical pant brands that offer women’s sizes.

Its patented rear slash pockets give easy and quick access. These lightweight pants feature a 65% polyester and 35% poly cotton ripstop. The 5.11 Taclite Pro pants include large covert cargo pockets on both legs each capable of carrying two 30-rd AR15/M4 magazines , external knife pocket, rear web strap and are Teflon coated.

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Propper, Genuine Gear, Tru Spec 24/7 Classic, Tru Spec 24/7 Cargo, 5.11 Taclite Pro

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5 thoughts on “Tactical Pants Comparison: Which One Is Best For Me?

  1. Nice range of tactical pants. This tactical pants are really attractive, I will buy that black color tactical pant for myuself

  2. Somaro

    I bought some pants.
    My first was a Classic Pant from Tru-Spec. Second Propper and then a 5.11, cause the whole world say that 5.11 make the best pants.
    But really? I think no.

    Tru-Spec makes the best pants, tactical and classic. Very nice designed pockets, best velcro and they fits very well. No problems with color fade or shrinking. And thats all with a good price.
    5.11 is a nice brand, sure. But after my own test I would say 5.11 lives from its own brand and not from quality.


    • Tru-Spec has a fast-growing and very dedicated customer base, thanks in part to their great products and customer service. Thanks for your comment!

  3. globalarmysurplus

    great post thanks for sharing

  4. great post thanks for sharing this

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