5.11 Tactical (#74273) has created a new line of TacLite Pro Pants designed to be practical, fashionable, and comfortable all in one package. The pants are designed to give you quick access to the pockets, so you can retrieve the items you need every day.

However, does the TacLite Pro Pants really live up to their billing?

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5.11 #74273 Tactical Pant from BackThe pants are made from 65% polyester and 35% poly cotton for strength, durability, and comfort. The pants are also treated with HT Teflon finish that is designed to resist wear and stains which is typical of tactical pants. Other features include the following;

YKK Zippers: This type of zipper design is easy to use, yet resistant to threads that may otherwise tangle the zipper and prevent its proper function. In addition to the zippers, there is a clip loop, D-ring that is hip-mounted, and Prym snaps so you can keep your items safe and sound inside. The construction of the fasteners has been gusseted for extra strength and flexibility.

Slash Pockets: This type of design allows for quick access to all items that you keep in your pockets. It’s easy to use, comfortable and helps prevent tearing or excessive wear when you place or retrieve items from your pockets.

External Pocket for Knife: This is a nifty design that allows for quick access to your knife or other tools without having to carry the item in a larger pocket. This prevents the knife from being mixed in with other items which makes it easier to retrieve and decreases the wear on the knife as well.

External Pocket for Cell Phone: This pocket will hold most cell phone designs along with magazines or similarly sized items. The pocket is strong, durable, and tear-resistant so you can retrieve your phone or other items without causing undo wear to the pocket itself.

Triple Stitch Reinforcement: All seams are triple stitched which makes them highly durable. The normal wear and tear which pulls apart double-stitching will be resisted by the added line of stitching to the pants and external pocket designs.

Plus, there is extensive bar tacking to reinforce the stress points and major seam areas that provide peace of mind in knowing that the pants will hold up over time.


  • Durable
  • Easy Access Pockets
  • Roomy
  • Flexible Zipper Design
  • Stain-Resistant

Overall, the features the pants offer are excellent and designed to last for years of normal use. Plus, they work well in the outdoors allowing easy access to your much-needed items.


  • Waistline
  • Tight Belt Loops

When ordering online, be sure to get the right waistline size as there is little flexibility in that department. Also, some have complained about the small belt loop size, but this seems to be a minor issue.


Overall, the Men’s TacLite Pro Pants by 5.11 Tactical are some of the best on the market today. They are strong, durable, provide easily accessible pockets, and they are affordably priced. For the man who wants a practical pair of pants for outdoor adventures or puttering around the home, these are one of the best you can purchase.

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My name is John Winger, I was born and raised in Virginia. I spent a good part of my early adult life in the US military, namely the Army and served in Iraq. I saw my fair share of combat missions and thanks to that experience I have a better understanding and appreciate for what my country means to me and the world.