The next generation of women's tactical pants is here. Built with revolutionary NEXstretch® fabric and cut for a woman's shape, the Women'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.
I really liked these pants. I liked all the pockets and their ambidextrous placement was a plus. The tabs on the front belt loops were an addition I have not had before; they are a decent place to clip a phone or badge without it coming off. I actually used the area inside the pants at the knees for padding during a three day rifle class. I was on the ground kneeling and prone on a concrete floor for three days and did not have any wear and tear at all. These pants keep their color and launder easily. These BDU-style pants are probably one of the most comfortable pants I have worn. I only wear the ripstop fabric BDU-style because they hold up better and the stretchy component makes these that much more appealing. They are very forgiving and move with you without any restrictions. I like the fact that the belt loops are slightly larger than normal. I normally wear men's pants just because they tend to fit better and I tend to prefer the higher waist but these were really a perfect fit. I will buy more and recommend them to others.
I would start this review off by praising Propper for making sure I was able to provide the best review of their product, Kinetic pants, by proving me with two different sizes, 6 and 8. I typically wear a size 8, but in BDU pants, a 6 was perfect! I have reviewed other BDU pants in the past and I have been happy with them overall, but these Kinetic pants take the cake. They are so comfortable I have found myself sporting them around the house because I can. The rip-stop material was soft to begin with, but with each wash they get softer without feeling like the durability is dissipating. They seem to have a slight water resistance to them, beading off small amounts of liquid but you're still going to get wet in a flood. As far as the design, these pants are equipped with your normal side pockets that have a designated cut out for clip on pocket knives on both sides. There are right and left front pockets that, at first glance one would think anything you put in them would get in the way of your movement and stab the user in the leg when bending or squatting. Surprisingly that is definitely not the case. These pockets are ideal for extra mags, for both hand guns and rifles. The pockets are deep enough that the contents inside the pocket lay flat against the top of the thigh, instead of stabbing into it. The mid-thigh cargo pockets do leave something to be desired though. Their positioning is great, but the internal dividers make it a little awkward to use. The three internal compartments are different sizes, but the same on both sides, just reversed. In theory it would help make pens, pads, and miscellaneous objects easier to organize. The soft lining moves with your hands and can making getting into the right section difficult when trying to work quickly. I find myself fumbling around trying to get things in and out of the cargo pockets more than I would like to. I have noticed the design on these pants are made to be ambidextrous, but I think having one cargo pocket divided in two even wide slots and the other into the three various sizes would be more user-friendly. However, I am also not going to let that particular failed feature stop me from loving these pants. These pants have a seamless reinforced knee, a left and right front belt loop with an added slotted design for belt keeper, clip on knives or even small firearms (non-concealing). Lastly, something that mainly all the girls out there can appreciate, no Diaper Butt! With the right size, from the rear they look like well fitted jeans and not an adult diaper, which many BDU pants out there are known for.
- 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
- Modern fit – curved waistband sits below the waist comfortable through hip and thigh with straight leg
- NTOA member tested and approved