The next generation of tactical pants is here. Built with revolutionary NEXStretch® fabric, the Men's Kinetic® Pant is designed to keep you moving forward, ahead, in pursuit of your goals.
NTOA Member Tested and Recommended
With reviews from two different NTOA members, the Propper Kinetic Pants received their seal of approval garnering an overall score of 4.64 out of a possible 5 with its design, performance, and durability praised across the board.
The Propper Kinetic Pants were an exceptionally comfortable and practical surprise. Their highlights include an extremely comfortable and durable waistband, a buttoned waist closure, very versatile pocket configurations and maintaining a professional look that is as appropriate with a long-sleeved button up as it is with a plate kit. I was extremely surprised by how unassuming the pants wore and fit. These are not the obvious "that-guy" pants. Functionally speaking, these pants are lightweight enough to wear in the Southern heat and humidity and not absolutely cook. I put this particular pair through the paces to include sprints, base layer under turnout gear, F.R.I.E.S. and S.P.I.E. trial, open swim (excellent range of motion and no binding), a briar patch run (a little painful, but no frays or tears) and finally completed a FRAN (CrossFit routine; time withheld.) I really appreciate the obvious work Propper has put into this release and have already ordered two more pairs for myself.
My first impression of the pants upon receiving them was very positive. I really liked the color (charcoal) and they appeared to be very well constructed. I have not worn any pants made by Propper before so I was anxious to give these a try. Below is the positive and negative of what I found. Overall the design is very good. They are a good looking pant and I got a lot of compliments on their overall appearance. The quality appears to be there. Having previously never worn any pants made by Propper, I liked them. Although I would not consider them the best tactical pant I have worn. Sizing is accurate and they have a lot of room for movement. The stretch material is very comfortable and allows for good movement. The design and placement of the pockets is good. I do not like the internal dividers in the cargo pockets though; they are too small. The water repellant in the material works well. I wore them on the range on a couple of rainy days and managed to stay dry. My biggest complaint about the pants are the waistband; I do not like the gripper waistband. I found it to be somewhat uncomfortable. I have had the gripper style in other pants and have never been a big fan. The pants have an extra belt loop and based on the duty gear I was wearing, I had to skip at least one of the extra loops at times. I do like the badge/sunglasses tab on the front two belt loops. I also like the metal button waistband closure; I prefer this over a snap closure. Overall the pants are pretty decent. I wore them a lot over the month or so I tested them and washed them often. The color has remained consistent and the construction is very durable.
- 6.5 oz 79% polyester / 21% cotton ripstop NEXStretch® fabric
- Teflon™ fabric protector repels stains and liquids
- Notched hand pockets with knife reinforcement
- Ambidextrous magazine/cell pockets
- Side cargo pocket with interior divider
- Gusseted crotch
- Cargo pockets with internal dividers
- Reinforced knee with internal opening for pads
- Back welt pockets with flaps
- Classic fit: Stretch waistband sits slightly below regular waist – comfortable through the hip, thigh, and leg.
- NTOA member tested and approved