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A few months ago, First Tactical was a name I wasn’t familiar with. They are a clothing and gear company just getting started and are developing their product offerings. Currently they have pants, gloves and socks. Soon they will offer shirts, knives, bags and other gear essentials for the Tactical and First Responder. Today, I sit at my desk holding a pair of their new Tactix Tactical Pants.

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TACTIX TACTICAL PANTS

The Tactix Tactical Pants are what they sound like… a pant designed to facilitate dynamic operations regardless of your high risk profession. Like many of you I have owned many "tactical" pants. They usually have similar qualities such as cargo pockets, maybe a hidden pocket or two for mags and are made of heavy duty fabric for hard use. They also stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd of people. Yes, the Tactix pant shares these qualities but steps up the game some.

The pants are made from a combination of polyester and cotton. They have a Teflon stain repellent finish, are triple needle stitched in all the right areas, have a running gusset and feature YKK zipper and Prym snaps. They look very professional however they still are easily identified as a tactical pant.

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My first time wearing them I was pleasantly surprised with the flexibility of the waist and the fabric in general. It moved with me regardless of my physical shape which unfortunately is expanding with age. They were very comfortable to wear and didn’t bind up during squatting, kneeling, running or other similar movements. The Flex Action Waist also allowed IWB carry without squeezing the heck out of my midsection as it stretched around the holstered firearm.

The belt loops are reinforced and easily accommodated my 1.5 inch Ares Ranger Belt. Three of the loops are reinforced with rivets and all loops are over stitched for additional strength.

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The pants feature ten storage pockets. The front pockets are very deep for storage of lots of goodies and have built in lanyard loops. Storing a full sized firearm wouldn’t be difficult due to the large size. Unfortunately there are no built-in storage options inside the front pockets for organizing mobile phones, mags, lights, keys or whatever else will fit.

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Instead, you will have to sort through the pile in your pants… That came out wrong. Anyway, the rear pockets are generous and easily accessed. It would be nice to see some sort of closure option be it hook and loop or a silent button. Cargo pockets can be found on each leg and are well placed. These pockets are secured with two hook and loop strips, have internal sub load dividers sewn into the pocket for organization as well as an internal loop for attaching a lanyard equipped piece of gear.

At the front and rear of the pants around the hip area are two smaller pockets designed to hold utility items like flashlights, magazines, knives and the like.

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The rear pockets will hold and fully conceal a standard 30 round AR-15 type magazine. Don’t plan on doing any speed reloads though. You will have to dig to retrieve the mag. Lastly, it has the ability to hold knee pads (not included).

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Overall Tactix pants are well thought out and comes in at a nice price point of $65 dollars. It is made in China (booo) and it comes in the standard colors one would expect like khaki, black and navy blue. It is offered for both men and women. If you are looking for a sharp looking pant, designed to go where you go and move like you move then take a look at the Tactix series of pants by First Tactical.

Find First Tactical on Facebook, Instagram, and on their website.

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Steve has been a firearms enthusiast for over 20 years and is currently an NRA lifetime member. In 1996 he joined the United States Navy and served as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman (SWCC) at Special Boat Unit 12 (Now renamed Special Boat Team 12). He made two tours during his time of service and spent most of his time in southeast Asia and the Middle Eastern theaters. Upon his Honorable Discharge in 2000, Steve spent the next 10 years earning his Masters Degree and state license as an Architect. Steve brings a unique perspective from both his tactical and design background and is a reviewer and contributor for Guns & Tactics Magazine, Defense Marketing Group and other media outlets.