Experience the Vertx® Phantom OPS Powered by Airflow™
Ideal for high temperature environments, the Vertx® Airflow™ Pants add a cooling effect to the world-class Phantom OPS design. Employing active airflow system™ technology, mesh lining along the inseams facilitate cool air movement across the skin when the body is active. .
These are terrific pants so far much much cooler than Duluth Trading Co. However the biggest drawback is that they do not have knee pad holders ( or an option to add them for extra) that is a pretty severe limitation in my opinion because it forces you to use external kneepads which mess up the ventilation and are hot. also it would be better if the hammer /knife holder were wider and there was a seperate pocket based pen holder.
GREAT pant for working/playing outdoors in rugged conditions
By Steve Elder in Colorado/USA , 3 months ago
I've been using these for backcountry fishing/hiking in canyon country where we have heat, rough terrain, prickly plants, and biting things. I wear these with Chota Hippie backcountry waders and I am amphibious and feel well protected. They are quick-drying and the air flow provides nice relief, but is still protective and tough. I'm recommending these to my friends.
By Pro Derp in AZ Merica , one year ago
I like them for AZ weather, but honestly, you are better off with shorts. The fact that your leg is exposed means that dirt and debris will line your socks and get into your shoes easier which is an understandable price to pay, but expect more of it if you are running and gunning. I personally thought they were good for holding mags in the side pockets (all vertx pants and shorts do that to my knowledge) while on the move. There is little reinforcement to be experienced on the knees. Dunno why people are saying the knees are super reinforced. They are okay at best. I have two pairs, one for work in a warehouse and the others I use these for ccw purposes out of work. At the warehouse, I have blown two holes on each side of the crouch region where you can clearly see where the once white now brown pockets are. Kind of expected with a bit of heavy lifting, but not on $100 pants. They also seem to take marks and scuffs very easily, but might be due to the material used. Also, blew out a small hole where the concealed pocket zipper is. Don't even know how I managed that. Overall, you are better off with kneepad capable pants if you are in the outdoors/grunt community. People can knock the kneepads all they want, but rock is not comfy and bragging rights are not service ribbons as much as a certain few pretend they are. Greatest moment I had with these pants was walking into walmart in the dead of summer. The fans they use to keep bugs out made me want to stand at the entrance and model these SOBs. Oh and I never had the first gen, but I know many complained about multicam clash with the regular colors. Why they don't make the actual camo colors must be due to the netting color itself. Dunno Seriously, if you want these for ccw purposes. Get their shorts, I haul just as much as dig the camo pattern. They need to make more Kryptek patterned shorts.
Best Pants for Outdoors
By WilliamM. in , 2 years ago
I wear these for shooting competitions, both USPSA and 3 Gun, and they are amazing. They keep you cool, give you the knee and shin protection you need and are very durable. I wish I had 5 pairs. These are hands down my favor pair of pants to shoot, hike or train in.