Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Woolrich Elite Series Men's Pants.

Another thing I also recently bought was two pairs of the Woolrich Elite Pants, from different dealers in different colors (20% off during the recent Summer Sales event). They are now, bar none, my all-time favorite pants and I will be purchasing more in the future, for sure. Here's why: They're tough. And I mean it. HEAVY DUTY pants, these are. I'd also never thought that I'd be able to find another pair of BDU-type pants to rival the comfort of my old, standby Rothco BDUs. I have been pleasantly disabused.
Wearing these pants is like wearing clouds around your waist, due to the elastic sidebands that flex when you do. See below for a summarization of the Pros and Cons....

  • They're tough.
  • They're comfy.
  • They've got plenty of strategically-placed pockets--DEEP pockets that will not empty themselves of your gear when you sit down or bend over.
  • Teflon finish, to prevent (for a time, till the finish washes out) stains from appearing on your brand-new pair of pants.
  • None, so far as I can tell.

SPECS (taken from retailer's website):

The Woolrich Elite Series men’s pant offers long lasting durability, function and comfort. Elite Series pant is made with rugged 8.5 ounce 100% cotton canvas that will stand up to continuous use. The fabric is reactive dyed in order to ensure a superior level of fade resistance. To further enhance durability, the fabric is treated with DuPont Teflon® fabric protector. This offers a breathable, durable barrier that repels both water and oil based spills. Last but not least, the pant is garment-washed for a soft, broken in feel.

You can carry a myriad of items/gear with ten strategically located multi-use pockets, including two hidden back pockets, two cargo pockets and two utility pockets. All critical seams have double-needle stitching and bar-tacking at stress points. The waist band features side elastic panels for all-day comfort and freedom of movement. There is a concealed brass zipper front fly along with a metal tack-button closure for strength and reliability. The reinforced belt loops will accommodate belts up to 2 inches wide.

1) Tack-Button Closure
2) Comfort Waist with Elastic Side Panels
3) Front Pockets (2)
4) Utility Pockets with nylon liner (2)
5) Cargo Pockets (2)
6) Double wall construction at seat & knee. Knee has an inside opening for padding (not included).
7) Metal D-Ring
8) Reinforced Belt Loops
9) Wallet/ID Pockets (2)
10) Oversized Back Pockets (2)

Fabric Specifications:
• 8.5 oz 100% cotton canvas, reactive dyed and garment-washed
• DuPont Teflon® Fabric Protector
• Double-needle stitching and bar-tacking at stress points.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash warm with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry, remove promptly. Warm iron as desired.

Manufacturer's website:
Price: I got mine for 20% off during the Summer Sales event, so I saved some moolah. But, you can still find them for about 45.00-50.00, depending on where you get them.
Berserker's Overall Rating: 5.0 Stars out of 5.

For the best in BDU/tactical operator clothing, go with Woolrich Elite!

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