I currently own and wear 5 brands of tactical cargo pants ranging in price from $30 to $100. It’s funny that the ones I wear and like the most were the least expensive. I have tactical cargo pants from 5.11, Blackhawk, Condor, CQR and Tru-Spec.
The nicest looking tactical cargo pants are the 5.11 Stryke pants. They are very high quality and heavy duty with a very professional/sleek design. I wear these to work occasionally. They look like dress pants…mine are black. Khaki Stryke pants may not look as professional in the work place. These are great tactical cargo pants but a bit on the expensive side at $75. I have no complaints or negatives to say about the 5.11 tactical cargo pants. They are fantastic. They fit and look great.
Now let’s talk about some inexpensive yet quality tactical cargo pants…the CQR and Tru-Spec. These 2 are the best value in tactical cargo pants. Both are under $50 and the CQR are under $35. Both of these pants are awesome. The materials and workmanship are tops. The fabric is 65/35 Rip-Stop with double stitching and heavy duty metal fasteners. The cargo pockets are well designed and placed well. The design of these 2 makes them look really nice. I like nice looking stuff. If’s its ugly…I don’t buy it. If it’s baggy…I don’t buy it.
The Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical cargo pants fit slimmer than the CQR TP104 pants. The CQR pants are not baggy but they do have more room in them than the Tru-Spec. I love the fit of the Tru-Spec 24/7 and these are my favorite tactical pants. The CQR are my 2nd favorite. You can’t beat these 2 for the price and even a higher price than $50. They are just great tactical pants.
Here is my Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical cargo pants right out of the bag, 2 years ago. I have washed them numerous times and they still look brand new still.
Here are my CQR TP104 tactical cargo pants. I can’t believe how cheap these were. The fit is like a regular fit…not slim and not relaxed. The waist and length are perfect. I wear a 30 x 30. You really can’t go wrong with these.