Stop by our store and it’s a good bet that at least one employee – and sometimes three or four – is wearing a pair of Tru-Spec’s 24-7 tactical pants. Sometimes it’s a pair of their Eclipse jean-style tactical pants or the Tru-Spec classic pants, but most of us prefer the original 24-7 pants.
And what’s not to like? They are comfortable and useful, with deep front pockets capable of concealing a revolver or pocket pistol, plus two cargo pockets, each of which is large enough to hold two AR15 magazines or the world’s largest wallet. There are two smaller flap pockets in the front and a matched set of rear pockets, all protected with a flap that is secure by a good amount of Velcro. There is also a thin knife pocket on each side that also can hold a flashlight or a tool.
If you wear an IWB holster, the expandable waistband of these pants will allow you to be as comfortable with it on as you were without it, and there is an internal pouch at the knees that will allow you to slip a knee pad inside. The teflon coating helps keep them clean and makes a splash of water bead up and roll off, usually before it soaks you.
So you can imagine how happy we were when Tru-Spec gave us the green light to drop the price 25 percent over the holiday sale season, bringing the cost of these pants down from $44.95 each to $33.95 per pair. And right now, if you spend $100 in our store, you get free shipping to the lower 48 states. That means you can pick up three pairs of Tru-spec pants with free shipping for just a hair over $100. (Sale ends 12/31/14.)
We have the men’s 24-7 pants available in even waist sizes from 30 to 46 and inseams of 30, 32 and 34. The most popular colors are khaki, black and coyote tan. Sheriffs will be happy to see that we offer them in both the brown and an olive while police fire and EMS personnel usually have to settle for the navy blue. Charcoal grey and stone round out the color selection and are great options for business casual.
We also offer the 24-7 tactical pants in women’s sizes from 2 to 22 in black, khaki and navy blue. We fit a lot of women police officers and EMTs in our store, and about half of the women love the women’s sizes while the other half is more comfortable wearing the men’s pants. Some women find the rise in the womens sizes to be too short and don’t like that these pants ride low on the hips, especially if they are wearing a duty belt.
The classic pant is similar to the 24-7 but without the large cargo pockets. This makes for a neater appearance and may be more acceptable in some business environments.
The Tru-Spec 24-7 EMS pants, also on sale, are quite similar to the 24-7 tactical pants, but include pockets for carrying EMT shears.
To get the most out of your tactical pants, we recommend you do the following when laundering them:
- Double check your pockets. There are so many of them it’s easy to send something through the wash unintentionally.
- Make sure the pocket flaps are down to keep lint out of the Velcro.
- To play it safe, turn the pants inside out. This will keep the Velcro from abrading any softer clothing you have in there.
- If you are washing the black and navy blue , consider using Woolite Black laundry detergent (it’s in a black bottle) to keep them bright and fade-free. In our experience, the Tru-spec tactical pants fade less than other brands, but this extra step will help keep them nice and dark.