This article showcases our top picks for the best tactical cargo pants. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Robert Johnson from Sawinery
This is surprisingly affordable for its superb quality and multipurpose function. I have this in grey and black colors that has many and wide pockets perfect for my tools. Moreover, compared to other cargo pants I’ve tried, this one offers excellent support with its high-density metal tap button and zipper.
This product was recommended by Muhammad Mateen Khan from PureVPN
Every brand has a bestseller, and in 5.11’s case — as far as tactical pants go — it’s the Stryke Pants. The feature-rich Stryke Pants are prototypical tactical pants and boast everything you need in a pair and then some — a rugged ripstop fabric construction with plenty of stretches, a gusseted crotch, and articulated knees for improved range of motion, and many, many pockets. Speaking of pockets, the Stryke Tactical Pants have 12 of them, some of which are very deep for stashing your tactical EDC, and all of which are reinforced for hard wear. They’ve got everything you need, nothing you don’t, and they very well may last forever.
This product was recommended by Lukas from Military 1st
A new version of popular Urban Tactical Pants, the UTP Flex Pants by Helikon are the ultimate pants for the tactical operator. Made of durable NyCo fabric and with elastic VersaStretch panels in the crotch and back neck area, they provide unmatched freedom of movement while crouching or kneeling. Moreover, they come with sturdy belt loops to fit belts as wide as 50 mm, elasticated waist and reliable YKK zipper fly with hook-and-loop to further ensure the comfort of wearing. There are also several useful pockets placed at the front, back and on thighs, with strengthened edges and internal organisers, which are perfect for carrying a flashlight, smartphone, AR mags and multi-tools.
This product was recommended by Samuel David from Telewokin
Made of a stretchy, durable, and breathable material coupled with a genius design, strong seams, and zippers. Even so, the cargo pockets hold things upright and stationary thereby allowing for easy reach with enough room for a cell phone, knives, flashlights, wrenches, etc. The Helikon-Tex pant is perfect for all-day wear since pockets stay flush to the body plus the fabric doesn’t dig into the skin. Simply put, the Helikon-Tex pant wears well, washes well, fits great, and is very comfortable. For anyone who’s mobile, active, and needs a functional pant, the Helikon-Tex pant is a great choice.
This product was recommended by Mason from Savvy Doggo
This is a trusted brand with high quality, light weight(1.25 lbs) material. A must for great cargos is pocket space and these pants have plenty. For ease of use, the thigh pockets are secured with velcro. These pants are designed to fit loosely for an active lifestyle. The material is tough and can take a beating if you are breaking brush. Best of all, the price point is affordable. Starting at $29.99 you can pick up several pairs that will last you for years.
This product was recommended by Brian Connelly from My Open Country
TIANNBU Men’s Tactical Cargo Pants is my favorite, as I’m always in contact with rough surfaces, and are suitable for all weather. Comfortable, breathable and absorb sweat, ideal for work and outdoor activities. Multi-pockets make your cards, keys, tools & money in security.