Ready. Aim. Get fired up with our VersaTac pants. A whole lot of R&D went into their technical design. We developed them in conjunction with military professionals and outdoorsmen who are more the type to read Field & Stream rather than Men’s Journal. We’ve even found that U.S. Special Forces have taken a special liking to our VersaTacs. When your life is constantly in harm’s way, you want the ultimate protection in clothing. The Mid Pants are heaviest in the line and are made with extra-durable 6.6-oz Yukon Canvas weave nylon fabric, and feature a gusseted crotch and double-reinforced knees and seat. The Mid pants sport the following: side cargo pockets with internal pockets to hold a flashlight, mag clips, and energy bars; vertical zippers on front cargo pockets that allow quick access while sitting, kneeling or driving a vehicle; and reinforced pocket openings to prevent abrasion against knife clip chafe. Front pockets close with Velcro and double-button closures, and two back pockets have flaps with Velcro and double-button closure as well.
Reason For Being: Part of our “Versatac” line, the Light pants offer a lighter weight version of the Mid Pant, making them better for hot and/or wet climates.
Fabric: 2 ply, 3 ounce Duralite nylon shell, making them lightweight, breathable, but also water resistant and incredibly tough.
The best pockets around. Huge cargo pockets allow limitless storage while also including smaller pockets for sorting what you carry. A cell phone pocket allows for easy access and storage of mobile devices, and the side cargo pockets have additional zipper access for ease when seated.
RAILTEX Reinforcement: Railtex is the reinforcement nylon we put on most of our pants, similar to Cordura®. It is highly abrasion resistant and water resistant and is a second layer of defense. We reinforce the highest-impact areas of your pant: the knees, ankles, and butt, to ensure they last forever.
I recently ordered my first pair of RailRider pants - the VersaTac-light. I read a number of reviews - all positive and was looking for new lightweight pants and the price wasn't too bad so I gave it a shot. I did use the sizing guide and while I wear a 40/34 it didn't quite work for RailRider. When the pants arrived the waist was fine but right in the hip area it was quite snug. There wasn't a much play when sitting lifting my knee etc so back in the bag and away they went for a replacement size larger. I received the new pair yesterday - quite fast. Much better fit. They are light weight (I plan to order a pair of the medium weight soon). I purchased the Slate color and I like the slight two-tone in areas of reinforcement. The length of 34 is right on (I'm 6'2") and the large waist size gives me plenty of flex room when sitting or kneeling. I'm impressed by the overall construction and can see these lasting quite a long time unless I snag them on something sharp and even then I'll get them repaired (the stitches would add some more character) and continue to wear them.
John T., Williamsburg, Virginia
Excellent Pants They are incredibly lightweight very comfortable from the hot humid monsoon season to the cold and blustery winter here in Nepal. These have been my daily wear for several years now which is why I currently have three pairs.I will be ordering more if the ones I have ever wear outMichael S. Kathmandu Nepal
Michael S., Birmingham, Alabama
I just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you that I recently completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, all 2185.6 miles this spring/summer. In the five and a half months it took, I wore only one pair of pants; Versa Tac-light pants. I also had a pair of your ultra light versatac shorts along for the trip.. but 99.9% of the time I wore the pants. They were great and held up to some rugged punishment. My new saying is one Appalachian thru hike means one pair of rail riders versa tac pants. Look forward to wearing the same pants when I do The PCT next spring.