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As I said in our Helikon-Tex Covert Tactical Pants (CTP) review (see here), all clothing, we test needs to be durable, offering the ability to move comfortably, still giving the wearer the ability to take action as quickly and effectively as possible.

Tactical pants, while closely resembling cargo pants, are significantly modified and designed for demanding pursuits and professions. The Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) are part of the Urban Line group of products offered by Helikon-Tex, headquartered in Poland.

 

Tactical pants, while closely resembling cargo pants, are significantly modified and designed for demanding pursuits and professions. The Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) are part of the Urban Line group of products offered by Helikon-Tex, headquartered in Poland. (All Photos: DPM)

 

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Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) Urban Line tactical gear
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Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) are made of 2-way elastic Ripstop. It consists of 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% Spandex.
Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) are made of 2-way elastic Ripstop. It consists of 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% Spandex.

 

Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) Urban Line tactical gear
They feature double stitching.

 

Made of 2-way elastic Ripstop. It consists of 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% Spandex, UTP do extremely well in a variety of climates and offer enhanced stitching for increased durability.

The material is both breathable and elastic, soft to the touch and incredibly pleasant to wear, weighing next to nothing.

 

Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) Urban Line tactical gear
The comfort-fit waist is stretchable and the stretchable/elastic comfort-fit waist with a Velcro fastener is great to adjust the waist size even without a belt.

 

The Velcro fastener is great to adjust the waist size even without a belt.

 

The comfort-fit waist is stretchable and internal pockets for knee pads or other padding further ensure your comfort. Included in this tactical wear are 12 load-bearing pockets spread among multiple places, allowing easy access to the things you need for your outdoor adventures.

 

Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) Urban Line tactical gear
The badge holder front belt loops give you the chance to hang your items/gear.

 

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Helikon-Tex Urban Tactical Pants (UTP) Urban Line tactical gear
The double knee is subtle and comes with an interior knee pad pocket (see below).

 

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The front pockets have strengthened edges which allows you to attach any gear with clips, be it a torch or a multitool. You can stay assured that your pocket edges won’t suddenly tear.
The front pockets have strengthened edges which allows you to attach any gear with clips, be it a torch or a multitool. You can stay assured that your pocket edges won’t suddenly tear. Back pockets are spacious and contain smaller compartments to store torches or batons. They function as dump pouches too.

 

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The main side thigh pockets have a combination of 2 pockets–a big thigh cargo pocket (zippered with YKK reverse zippers) and additional Velcro flapped pocket that can carry your smartphone or AR magazines. Like most cargo pockets, they offer you plenty of space to carry any personal belongings.

 

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On the inside of the waistband you will find two smaller concealed pockets perfect for holding items that you don’t want to be visible. Unfortunately they are not flapped so it’s not perfect for keeping valuable items. Although it was not possible for me to loose any items I kept there, be it coins, keys or a credit card-wallet. They seem to be kept closed securely enough by your waist or a belt..

 

In total, the pants have 12 separate pockets. Quite impressive for a pair of trousers.

 

The 50mm wide belt loops are fitted for a wide and sturdy gun belt, capable of adequately supporting holster.
The 50mm wide belt loops are fitted for a wide and sturdy gun belt, capable of adequately supporting holster.

 

I particularly liked how the crotch area was designed. Any movement in a kneeled or squatting position was not restrained in any manner.

 

These tactical pants can be fitted with any boots and worn any way you want.

 

Thanks to the material used, the trousers do not constrain any movements. Walking obviously is easy. Running is not a problem. Kneeling is not difficult at all. Jumping over obstacles is a breeze as well.

Access to the pockets is very easy, especially to the front or back pockets mainly due to the angled seams.  

It’s clear that a lot of thought and testing went into the design of the trousers. So far, the UTP pants are my favourite in the group of tactical trousers. The very light weight and no restriction in movement gained my approval. Would I recommend buying them? Absolutely. If you are shopping for a pair of good tactical pants, the UTP line is definitely worth checking out. See us wearing them at Industry Day at the Range before SHOT Show 2019 next week. 

 

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