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Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Kommander » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:49 pm

Some time ago I got a pair of LAPG FUBAR tactical pants. While certainly worth the whopping $12 a piece I paid for them they do have their flaws. Of particular importance was is way that they drag my gunbelt down whenever I bend over or kneel. This causes the admittedly too short uniform shirt I have been provided with to become untucked. The LAPG pants are also rather hot here in Phoenix during the summer. So I decided so do some browsing and came across Vertx pants. The review over at Military Morons is what really sold me on the pants, as the reviewer said that the pants were comfortable, maneuverable, and most importantly the back did not get pulled down when bending or kneeling.

The first pair I ordered from tacticalpants.com and while I was happy with the experience I ordered the wrong size. Unlike most other pants I have, these pants run true to size. Therefore if you have a 40" waist you need size 40s, not 38s. I sent them back (and will get all my money back as the shipping was free) and began to look locally. There is a single retailer in the Phoenix area that stocks these pants, ACE Uniforms in Phoneix proper. Although the places AC was out the girls there were quite helpful. Though they did not have my exact size they hemmed down a longer pair for free on the spot. The pants cost $43, $7 cheaper than tacticalpants.com and the cheapest I have seen them anywhere.

The pants themselves are excellent, at least so far as I have had them for less than a week. The pants are in fact quite "mobile" and most comfortable. They do not pull down my gun belt like my LAPG pants or crush my crotch like my 5.11s do. The also breathe much better than my other pants and are 'cooler" feeling despite being black like the others. If I had the money I would order a dozen, but for now I will have to settle with just a few until funds permit otherwise. The cargo pockets, despite not having any fastenings stay closed and the front slash pockets are nice and deep but not too deep. Due to the lack of any knee reinforcing and comparability small cargo pockets I don't know how great of field pants these would make, but I think that they make an excellent urban/work pant.

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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby jetfxr69 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:40 pm

I was absolutely certain that a review of pants from Kommander would include a complaint about "too much material in the seat" or somesuch! :lol:

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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby randy » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:45 pm

jetfxr69 wrote:I was absolutely certain that a review of pants from Kommander would include a complaint about "too much material in the seat" or somesuch! :lol:

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Postby Dub_James » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:56 pm

And no mention of leather or "fringes"

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Postby Combat Controller » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:47 pm

Or made a tactical underpants joke.
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Postby cu74 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:05 am

CombatController wrote:Or made a tactical underpants joke.

Somebody makes Tactical Underpants??? :o :o
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Postby merll2005 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:23 am

cu74 wrote:
CombatController wrote:Or made a tactical underpants joke.

Somebody makes Tactical Underpants??? :o :o

Yes

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Postby Kommander » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:28 am

I always thought that tactical underpants meant no underpants, hence "going commando".

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Postby Aglifter » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:45 am

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Postby Combat Controller » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:18 am

Yeah, no underwear is "going commando" I'll not give anyone too much information there. Although there is a rumor going around about Air Force CCT thongs, all false of course.
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Postby cu74 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:22 am

I'm sorry I asked................. :roll:
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Postby Aegis » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:05 am

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Postby Kommander » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:11 am

CombatController wrote:Yeah, no underwear is "going commando" I'll not give anyone too much information there. Although there is a rumor going around about Air Force CCT thongs, all false of course.


I have heard interesting things in regards to duct tape...

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Postby Combat Controller » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:45 am

Aegis wrote:Tactical Corsets?


Cool, Miss G&T just made me order one of each.... I'll post Pics, promise.
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Postby Aegis » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:04 am

CombatController wrote:
Aegis wrote:Tactical Corsets?


Cool, Miss G&T just made me order one of each.... I'll post Pics, promise.


One of each of the female versions? I'm more than okay with pics of those, but the male version I'm not so sure about...
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Postby SoupOrMan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:04 pm

CombatController wrote:Yeah, no underwear is "going commando" I'll not give anyone too much information there. Although there is a rumor going around about Air Force CCT thongs, all false of course.


Yep. It's true. They're really fringed, not rhinestone-studded.
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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Combat Controller » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:39 pm

Miss G&T has agreed to be my gun model so yes, the female ones.

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Postby Kommander » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:15 am

So does that mean that she will be knows as Miss Gorgeous and Tactical?

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Postby Combat Controller » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:38 am

Kommander wrote:So does that mean that she will be knows as Miss Gorgeous and Tactical?


LOL, I like that.
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Postby Combat Controller » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:27 pm

Hmm... The guy who designs these is into this. Seems like a fun time since no one is actually shooting at you, and if done right can provide training to folks who otherwise would have to go through Ranger Training or similar. A little TUBAR but overall I support it in principal.
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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Legman688 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:59 pm

Y'know, I've been lurking/posting on the various iterations of this forum since March 2005, and even *I* don't know what the deal is with Kommander and the assless chaps.
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Postby Greg » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:29 pm

Legman688 wrote:Y'know, I've been lurking/posting on the various iterations of this forum since March 2005, and even *I* don't know what the deal is with Kommander and the assless chaps.


Better question: Do you want to?
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Postby Combat Controller » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:54 pm

What is known cannot be unknown....
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Postby Aaron » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:57 pm

CombatController wrote:What is known cannot be unknown....


Bull puckey. I very successfully applied a hammer to my head and eliminated the memory of the last thread focusing on chaps.
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Postby Nicodemus » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:36 am

Greg wrote:
Legman688 wrote:Y'know, I've been lurking/posting on the various iterations of this forum since March 2005, and even *I* don't know what the deal is with Kommander and the assless chaps.


Better question: Do you want to?


It's an inside joke from back in the Kim site days. I don't remember the exact topic of the thread but Kommander and I started trolling about head-shots, ninja rolls, ass-less chaps, whisky and rooftops.

I think it was the same thread that contained the quote "BOOM! Head-shot Mother F******"

Kommander and I laid out TEOTWAWKI and the thread devolved into lawn chairs, rooftops, ass-less chaps, classic porn and camel packs full of whisky. That was the official, unofficial SHTF plan.

Zombies, apocalypse, and gay midget albino porn may have, in whole or part been involved in the thread topic. I can't remember, it was a long time ago.

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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Netpackrat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:29 pm

I remember that Kommander's statement began with the exact words "Come the apockylipse," followed by the infamous reference to donning a pair of assless chaps, and whatever else he was planning on doing.
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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:10 pm

Wow, dug up a 3-1/2 year old stiff. I wonder if the pants were durable.
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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Kommander » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:35 pm

Still wearing them, right now in fact. I now have 5 black ones that I rotate through for work and kaki and OD pairs that I use as weekend/field pants. I do recommend the Phantoms now over the others as the lightweight fabric is much better than the old cotton blend. The only wear on all 7 pairs so far is some fading on the older cotton ones, hem wear on the oldest one, and a small tear in one cargo pocket from a truck door.

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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Combat Controller » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:19 pm

I am pretty sure it's a Mad Max reference.
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Re: Vertx Pants Review / First Impresions

Postby Kommander » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:30 am

...so we're still on that. Yes it is. For a time I had Max as my avatar here. I do not recall how it started exactly but I know that it did not spring fully formed from my brow but rather I was inspired by another. The first mention of the assless chaps on this forum is here and as you can see it was already a "thing" at that point.


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