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5.11 Tactical Ripstop TDU Trousers

5.11 Tactical Ripstop TDU Trousers

At first glance the 5.11 Tactical Ripstop TDU Trousers might look like other combats or BDU Trousers, but if you look closer, you find there is much more to them than first meets the eye.

Made from a 65% polyester / 35% cotton ripstop weave and Teflon treated for stain resistance, the trousers feature triple stitching and over 40 bar tacks in high stress areas, as well as double thickness knees and seat for wear resistance.

The real difference between the TDU and other combats is to be found in the TDU waist. Instead of the normal adjusters, the TDUs have a self-adjusting waist where the front of the trousers "floats" on a strong elastic waistband and the expanding pleats of fabric are hidden in the shape of the front pockets.

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This ingenious system is very smart to look at and comfortable to wear. The waistband has 7 wide belt loops and is closed with a strong press-stud, while the fly is closed with a metal YKK zip and the flap behind the fly secures with a button.

The front pockets have deep bags, the right one divided at the bottom to secure small items, the lower edges of the pocket openings are reinforced to take the wear from knife clips and similar bits of kit, while the shallower back pockets have Velcro-closed pocket flaps.

Not only do the legs have double knees, but these come with shaped, removable neoprene knee pads. The hems have fitted draw cords and there are the standard looking pleated and bellowed BDU style thigh pockets, with velcro-closed pocket flaps.

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So although the TDUs look like ordinary combats, they take this style of trousers to a new level of comfort, toughness and practicality and are the best combat trousers I have ever tried!

Coming in sizes XS-6XL in colours Black, Grey, Brown, TDU Khaki, TDU Green, Navy and Digi Woodland, the 5.11 Tactical Ripstop TDU Trousers cost around £39.99.

A cotton twill version is also available, as well as matching TDU shirts.

For more information www.511tactical.com | Tel 01823 664963
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