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 bought a pair of VersaTac-light pants while on vacation in the southwest US. They worked very well for middle-of-summer hiking in the mountains in New Mexico where temperatures were varying from anywhere between the upper 90s to the mid 70s. As other have noted they dry quickly are stylish and are surprisingly durable given how light the pant feels. They also have a lot of well though-out storage solutions (appreciate the internal pocket pockets). There are just a few minor issues that keep them from being my all-time favorite hikers right now1)I could have wished for reinforced patches that covered the shins (a little extra protection against small hidden high-desert type cactus).2)The reinforced patch for knife clips could have been a little wider. My favorite hiking knife has a fair amount of jimping and it abrades the corner of the pocket opening when I store it unless I insert the knife at an angle but then the clip misses the reinforced patch3)I love the vertical openings on the cargo pockets but when wading through waist high scrub oak the flaps over the zippers get hung up very easily on all of the little branches. Would love to see those zippers replaced with a flush zipper with no flap.4)When hiking steeper inclines I noticed that the pants dragged a lot on the fronts of my knees and thighs. Got no idea why this is but I haven't experienced the same on my other hiking pants.
These are great pants and weather proof. Been using this for work for the last 8 yrs and notice the pants dries really quick. I would recommend these Versa Tac lights because they keep you cool and don't have that heavy feel like oridinary cotton pants which feels more heavy. They do last pretty long and only drawback is the zipper tends to fall apart after so many uses.
EDMUND G., Honolulu, Hawaii
Our Search group - Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue - was on the hunt for a light weight quick dry uncoated indestructible pant. We search where others wont. We are out for day/weeks at a time and are very hard on our gear. This pant is darn near perfect for what we have put it through....so much so that I just bought a pair for my daughter and her husband as they start their hiking journeys.
David G., Dewitt, Michigan