The uniforms are comfortable and durable. I love the pockets!
The ALL TERRAIN DIGITAL PANT 27254 is the most comfortable and good looking BDUs I have ever owned. I prefer the 100 percent cotton for comfort over the poly blend or nylon since I am not crawling through swamps or swimming in them.
No sooner do I find a product that I like USCAV removes it from their 2007 Fall/Winter catalog. In fact I couldnt find any 100 percent cotton BDUs in their new catalog although its still listed on their web site.
Also in an age where we can land people on the moon USCAV still cant deal with percent signs apostrophies or commas. Looks like they can at least handle periods at the end of sentences. Wow! Maybe there is still hope for them.
Good work & play pants, but not perfect
The cotton ripstop material has held up well when used for extreme yard landscaping rebuilds and home renovation, and with multiple washings, but stays wet much longer than nylon or poly-cotton blends of Tru-Spec or Propper ACUs -- something to consider if you do work that will get you wet frequently. Shrank a bit when washed & dried hot, but also got superbly soft like only all-cotton will. I like the old-style waste adjuster straps on these better than the dumb waist-strings in the Tru-Spec and Propper ACUs.
The cargo pockets have more velcro than needed to keep closed (all the way across the top). The front and rear pockets are made of a fabric that stays wet far longer than the pants, increasing drying time. The pockets also get heavily wrinkled and stiff, which feels a bit disconcerting when you put them on after laundering, but they soften up as you wear them so it isn't uncomfortable. Also they seem to fit a bit trimmer on me through the legs than the ACUs, which I like -- never cared for the baggy pants look of Army field uniforms, and we used to give tailor shops a lot of money to 'peg' fatigue pants (taper the legs) when I was a young trooper with the 82nd (before BDUs came out).
The sand color in the camo pattern is a pinkish tan, very different from the ACUs, so no mixing and matching brands if you need a uniform appearance. All in all, a very good value for the money if you want a camo-pattern work or field pant for dry conditions. If you'll be getting wet, I recommend the blended fabric ACU which dry quickly in moderate outside temps. In fact tehy are nearly dry after just spinning in the washer. I prefer the Tru-Spec over the Propper simply because for me, the fit is better and they aren't as stiff a fabric blend.
tough material for type of operations engaged in.quite a number of storage areas for maps and other items to survive during an E&E situation.
These are great
Only reason I didn't give these a 5 is because I've only washed and worn them once and don't yet know how the color holds up.
These are Tru-Spec brand, but unlike their civilian "MARPAT" digital pattern, these are made with a lighter material with the obvious "ripstop" look to them, which makes them cooler in warm environments and very comfortable in general.
The two extra calf pockets are a nice addition. The velcro on the cargo pockets is a lot more convenient than the buttons, but this is of course a matter of preference.
Unlike their "MARPAT" digital trousers, the knee pad pockets have a velcro access from outside the pants. So if you don't put kneepads in them, they are usable as two extra pockets (except they open from the bottom).
I really like and highly recommend these pants. A conditional 5/5.