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For those of you who spend a lot of time in the field, these are the cargo pants to wear. I've had a few pairs of Columbia Sportswear pants for several years which are decent, but cheap and you get what you pay for; the side and cargo pockets are a bit flimsy. These, by comparison, VersaTacs Light by Rail Riders are the best I've seen. Very well thought out.
The material is ballistic nylon, very light weight and rugged, with reinforced knees, seat and cuffs. The pockets in the back and on the legs have not only Velcro closures, but two buttons held in place not by thread but by nylon paracord minus the seven inner strings. The cargo pockets have a bellows feature, and can carry just about anything. 1.5" belt loops for a belt that you can hang a lens pouch or utility bag from. For colder climes, put on a pair of Marmot or Patagonia tights underneath.
From the Rail Riders page: "They were developed in conjunction with military professionals and outdoorsmen who are more the type to read Field & Stream rather than Men’s Journal. We’ve even found that U.S. Special Forces have taken a special liking to our VersaTacs. The Light Pants are made with super tough yet lightweight 3-oz Duralite Nylon fabric. Side cargo pockets have internal pockets to hold a flashlight and energy bars; vertical zippers on side cargo pockets that allow quick access while sitting, kneeling or driving a vehicle; and reinforced side pocket openings to prevent abrasion against knife clip chafe."
They are not cheap at $110, now on Black Friday sale for $94, which is a very good deal. Four colors. Three different lengths. I bought four pair. Think Christmas gift to yourself.
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