With the huge range of mens cargo trousers and mens tactical pants available today, maybe we need to first figure out where we will be wearing them and what we’ll be doing.
And remember we get what we pay for. The higher the price paid the more features, like ripstop fabric weaves, heavy duty zips and water resistant treatments.
Mens Cargo Trousers for the Winter
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Original weight cargo trousers are great for the cooler weather. Probably a cotton-canvas mix. But maybe not so stretchable as a cotton-lycra blend.
For the Winter we need heavy weight fabrics. 8.5 oz per sq yard. Cotton or cotton blend.
Mens Cargo Trousers for the Summer
Lightweight cargo trousers are much more suitable for the hot weather. Made from a cotton-lycra material they are much more suited to the more active pursuits.
For the summer select the breathable, lightweight materials. 6.5 oz. Cool and comfortable.
Mens Cargo Trousers with Style
High activity levels will require tactical pants with added features. Made from a ripstop weave that prevents tears. A gusseted crotch will add flexibility and comfort. Bartacks and extra stitching for reinforcement will lengthen the life of your cargo trousers.
Original styles of tactical pants were made for function not form. Large exterior cargo pockets made to hold all sorts of weaponry.
Latest trend, and with a lot more style, is the low-profile style. Cargo trousers that could from a distance pass for regular pants. Hidden pockets and sleeker designs.
|Cotton Canvas||8.5 oz||Breathes but will fade, shrink and wrinkle|
|Poly-cotton Canvas||8.5 oz||Blend of polyester and cotton canvas. Durable, quick drying, resistant to fading, shrinking and wrinkling|
|Cotton / Lycra Oxford Canvas||9 oz||Blend of cotton with lycra and canvas. Breathable, stretches but will wrinkle|
|Poly-Cotton Ripstop||6.5 oz||Durable. Resistant to most things including tearing, fading, shrinking, wrinkling|
The All Important Fitting of Mens Cargo Trousers
Now lets talk fit. Because we need a little form as well as function, right?
We need our mens cargo trousers to look good as well as feel good.
Waist measurement – measure your waist just below the naval. And don’t suck in or blow out. Make it a loose fit.
Inseam – take a pair of trousers that you already have that is the right length and measure from crotch to hem.
Rise – The distance from the crotch to the waist band. For tactical and mens cargo trousers, forget the hipster look. You need them to be comfortable when stretching and bending at full speed. So wear the waist high. That’s better because of the large belt loops and with weighty every day carry items in your pockets the trousers will tend to gravity.
Tactical and cargo trousers normally have a higher waist than your normal trousers, especially the ladies tactical trousers.
The high rise accommodates the heavy equipment that weigh the trousers down and prevents the mens cargo trousers from dropping and showing your ass cleavage. A definite no-no with style…
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