Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Comfortable But Questionable Durability - Propper Kinetic Pants Review
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Today is the review of the Propper Men's Kinetic Pant.
Link : https://www.propper.com/propper-kinetic-pant-mens.html
Price : $55 retail
Weight : 1lb 6oz
Colors : Gray, Black, Olive, Coyote, Navy Blue, etc
Waist Sizes : 28 to 56 – I have seen larger sizes on other web sites but this is what was labelled on the Propper Web Site
Inseam : 30 – 37
These are what I refer to as Duty Pants; used mainly by law enforcements, fire, ems, rescue and with some military applications. Of course, I’m not law enforcement and I’m not military so I am speaking of these pants from an everyday joe and outdoorsman. You may be asking yourself why and the answer is simple;
1 – Propper thought that they would make great outdoor pants and sent these to me to review.
2 Because of the materials they are a good fit for hiking, backpacking etc.
3 I like tactical gear and clothing as that is my general style so the pants work well with me in general.
PROPPER’s Kinetic™ Pants keep you moving wherever duty takes you. Built from rugged ripstop fabric with revolutionary NEXstretch two-way mechanical stretch. A gusseted crotch enhances range of motion for dynamic mobility. DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated to repel dirt and moisture. Other features include a gripper waistband, cargo pockets with internal divider and wider belt loops with badge/sunglasses tabs.
6.5 oz 79% polyester / 21% cotton ripstop NEXStretch® fabric w/ DWR
NEXstretch 2-way mechanical stretch
Durable and rugged ripstop fabric with integrated stretch
Gusseted crotch for ease of movement
DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treatment to repel dirt and moisture
Metal button waistband closure
Ambidextrous pocket configuration
Cargo pockets with internal divider
Wider belt loops with badge/sunglasses tabs
straight leg with loose fit.
True to Size
The stretch waist helps with more of a "custom" fit. I have a very muscular lower half, and these pants are very comfortable with plenty of room everywhere without being baggy.
They stretch very well. The elastic is strong enough to keep the pants up, but gives enough for comfort when bending, squatting, or kneeling.
Anyway, these pants are excellent. Well-made, very comfortable, many pockets to separate my EDC stuff. Concealed carry is very
comfortable in these pants with the stretch waist band and such. Very good looking. The price is not bad for what you get.
Like the 5.11 stryke pants but less expensive.
The grippy waist does a good job of keeping your shirt tucked in…that means no adjusting which is something that I have actually noticed. Honestly I didn’t think I would care but I have noticed that I am not having to do it like I normally do with other pants.
About the only con that I have with these pants is that I do have concerns with the durability of the material; after very little use I have a number of holes developing
These pants do tend to run a bit long; you may have to get them hemmed.
All in all I like these pants and I have enjoyed wearing them. No, they will not replace my Fjallravens as they simply are not of the same level of strength….but they don’t have to be at this price. For $50 I can’t complain.. Fjallraven cost around $100 more than these pants. For a regular guy who is working, doing average hiking and outdooring I think you will be pleased with these pants in general. Comfortable. Breathable. Good lucks. “Tactical”
Not sure tough….if you need super tough, start saving your pennies and get some Fjallraven Trousers.