Troop Rip-Stop Cargo Pants
You will love the fit of our updated Rip-Stop Fabric Switchback Cargo pant.
- All metal zippers
- Zip-off leg bottoms converts pants to shorts
- Updated waist sizes
- Custom embroidery on the cargo pocket
- Multiple zip and/or Velcro pockets
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Let's start with the good. I love the way the pants fit my waist and that general area. Now for the bad... The first belt loop is too small for the official belt with metal tip to slide through. I need to fold the belt like a flag to get it through, which is a hassle. The cost of ownership is increased by the "tailor tax", meaning if you don't have a family member that sews, you need to pay a tailor to have the legs hemmed. I had to bring them back a second time to add a one inch taper to the ankles because they are essentially boot-cut and wore like bell bottoms. The pockets are weak and my keys formed a hole in the pocket, which is crazy because I only wear these things for a few hours each week. The fly zipper broke after a few months of light use and I needed to get that replaced by a tailor. The sizing is hard to get right the first time, so I sold the pants to someone else in the troop and bought another brand new pair off eBay from some other person that was also experiencing sizing issues. The zippers are cheap and not deburred or something. Every time you reach into the right zippered pocket is scratches up my hand. My overall cost of ownership exceeds $100 with two trips to the tailor, repairs, and eBay shipping. They're nice looking pants, but terrible quality and a MAJOR hassle...
The pants are of great quality but the sizing seems inconsistent. The first pair ordered was SO big we went down two sizes - which was the actual size our son wears in other brands - and they were too small. Due to all the shipping and return shipping costs we opted to purchase another brand from amazon.
I have purchased several sizes for my sons ages 12, 9 & 7 The pants do not fit any one of them. The zip off shorts end just at or below the knee on each boy, the fabric is very rigid/rough, the cut is tight in the legs and does not allow for any comfortable movement, the zip off being right at the knee is actually painful and doesn't allow the knee to bend. The seat is cut in such a way that it rides up in the back. My husband has tried the adult pants in a 38 waist and found the legs to be so wide that they really look ridiculous. He is not short. Adult pants having many of the same issues as the boys. I do like the details such as pockets, peaks embroidered and color. It has been 3 years now that my boys & man have been in Trail Life & the pants have not changed at all in this time. I am hoping more reviewers will provoke a change.