The best tactical pants for hot weather are the Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical pants in Khaki NOT BLACK. I know because I have both colors.
There are 3 things that you need to look for when selecting tactical pants for hot weather. I live in Phoenix, AZ and I know what hot (115-120 degrees in July) weather is.
- Light weight Rip-Stop fabric
- LIght reflective colors like tan or khaki…Not Black
- Proper fit to allow air circulation
The Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical pants meet all 3 of these requirements for hot weather. I can tell you will 100% certainty that the Tru-Spec pants are cooler than the 5.11 Stryke pants and the Condor tactical pants.
Black pants are HOT…make no mistake about it. Black absorbs heat and will transfer it to your lower body. Always wear light colored clothing in hot weather like tan or white. Also look for lightweight fabrics like 65/35 cotton/polyester fabrics. These are thinner and breathe better than other fabrics.
Rip-stop fabric is made with cotton and is very lightweight. It’s a good hot weather fabric.
Here’s the pair of Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical pants that I bought. They fit extremely well and are well made. I’ve worn them for almost 2 years and washed them many times. They still look new.