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.
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.
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.
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.