Some guys’ weekend pants only travel from home to the sports bar and back. If you demand a little more from your weekends (and the pants you wear during them), then you’ll want to check out the new Flex-Tac Stryke Pants from 5.11 Tactical.
If you’ve never heard of 5.11 Tactical before, that’s because they primarily stay busy making pants for law enforcement, firefighters and soldiers. So yeah, you know they’re serious about what they do. But they make pants for average dudes, too, who might want to go on a hike in the rain or go camping in November. After a bit of field-testing, we can attest that you’d be hard-pressed to find a more durable pair of pants for your outdoor adventures. They’re treated with Teflon Shield+ fabric protector, so water (and even oil) bounces right off them.
The proprietary material, called Flex-Tac, is a sturdy blend of cotton and polyester that’s practically impervious to rips. They also feature deep cargo and back pockets for holding all your gear. And here’s the part that might surprise you: These pants are also comfortable and look pretty damn good. They’re available in a variety of manly colors such as Charcoal, Storm and Battle Brown. So even if your weekend consists of, say, walking to the sports bar on a windy day, these pants are a good choice for that adventure, too. $71, 511tactical.com