Crye Precision AC combat pants review

  1. Qui-Gon
    Description from the Crye Precision website,



    Designed as a purely operational fighting lower garment, with none of
    the compromises of garrison wear, they are aggressively cut for maximum
    mobility. These combat-proven pants feature a padded waist band and
    high-mobility stretch panels in the knee and lower back. 10 pockets.
    Designed for use with our patented removable Combat Knee Pads (sold
    separately). Base fabric is Mil-Spec 50/50 NYCO ripstop. Stretch fabric
    is durable a 4-way stretch woven. Zipper fly with Velcro cinch tab.
    Check Size Chart below to insure proper fit. Made in US from US
    materials.



    I got these pants about two weeks ago, so some people may say I don\'t
    have them long enough, but eh, one week is long enough to test them and
    use them when you have a lot of spare time, right? (like I do, hehe)



    Let\'s get to it then, shall we?

    These pants are one of the most comfortable pants I have ever worn (with
    the exception of issued MTP trousers, they feel like pajama pants), the
    quality is also very good, I have ran in them, crawled in them, slid in
    them, and many other things. I\'ve had situations happen where I\'d get
    stuck on a sharp object and some other pants would have ripped, but
    these did not. You may think it\'s weird having done all that in two
    weeks, but that\'s what you get when you wear them all the time. The
    material is 50% nylon and 50% cotton. They\'re very adjustable and have a
    total of ten, yes you read that right, ten pockets! Most pants have to
    be worn in in the beginning, but these, these were very comfortable
    right at the beginning. There was a layer on it that what I think made
    them more dirt resistant. This layer was washed off after one wash.



    My first impression of these pants was that they\'re very light, about as
    light as standard issue OCP pants. (a bit heavier though, but not much)
    Let\'s go top to bottom; the waist is padded and the back is a bit
    higher, this makes them fit even more comfortably. (I know right, that\'s
    impossible, Crye probably uses some kind of black magic on their pants)
    There\'s tan elastic material on the back,
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    Which is awesome, it\'s the same material as on the knees, but I\'ll get
    to that later. The material is 100% nylon, the stretch material is
    awesome because it makes sure your pants don\'t get pulled down when
    bending, which some pants do. The waist has velcro on it to make it fit
    your dimensions.

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    There\'s a strong YKK zipper up front, which zips very smooth (this may
    seem unimportant, but it\'s pretty annoying if i\'s not smooth).

    The belt loops have smaller loops attached under them for attaching key rings, carabiners etc., etc.

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    Now the back pockets, they\'re very and I mean very deep. I can fit my hand and my wrist in them, the only complaint is that they\'re pretty tight.

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    They can be closed by one piece of velcro.

    There are nice front pockets,

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    Which have the knee pads adjustments in them.

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    There are large cargo pockets on the sides, which are put pretty far to
    the back, I personally like this, but some people may not.

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    These pockets are closed by two pieces of velcro.

    You can fit a lot in them.

    There are also pockets on the front of the thighs, above the knee pads, they\'re pretty well located when sitting in a vehicle.

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    They can be closed by one piece of velcro.

    Down to the place for the knee pads (I don\'t have them. Yet). They\'re
    surrounded by the same tan elastic material like on the waist, which
    makes it comfortable when bending down on one knee. On the inside
    there\'s velcro, so the knee pads stay in place.

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    Knee pads can be fit in the holes fairly quickly. You can tighten the
    knee pad holes to your body with a piece of velcro, which makes them fit
    very good.

    You can adjust the height by a strap in the front pocket, like said before.

    Further down there are tourniquet pockets on the ankles,

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    They can be closed by one piece of velcro.

    There\'s also velcro to adjust the ankles, so no dirt, dust, creepy
    crawlers etc., etc. can get inside. Which you probably wouldn\'t want to
    happen.

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    I could go on about them, but that\'d get very boring. The people who own
    Crye products will know their products are top notch, and the people
    who don\'t own their products, get some. These are very high quality,
    I\'ve compared them to repro brands like Emerson, and standard US OCP
    pants, they\'re very well made and these pants are one of the best I\'ve
    ever worn, and I\'d get them if you could, and if you would spend the
    money, because they are pretty expensive. Going for about 180$ without
    shipping and knee pads, they can make a pretty large hole in your wallet,
    but when you get them, you will not regret the purchase.



    I hope this review was helpful, and maybe helped deciding if you want to get them or not.



    A link to the pants on Crye\'s website,

    http://cryeprecision.com/P-APRCP40232R/Combat-Pants-Ac

    And a link to the site where I got them (a Dutch company),

    http://www.leafgear.nl/



    QuiGon

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