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pklin1297
02-13-2007, 5:18 PM
Hello all,

Please recommend a good set of BDU pants! Thanks.

rkt88edmo
02-13-2007, 5:24 PM
I like the brigade quartermasters house brand with their "special" cloth. They cost a little bit more, but I think they wear well.

pklin1297
02-13-2007, 5:46 PM
What's the difference between BDUs and the 5.11 TDUs?

CaliTheKid
02-13-2007, 7:53 PM
The 5.11's are what my LE unit uses and I am very happy with them. I often have to get down and dirty in them and they always clean up well and resist tearing. They also are very comfortable.

pklin1297
02-13-2007, 8:28 PM
The 5.11's are what my LE unit uses and I am very happy with them. I often have to get down and dirty in them and they always clean up well and resist tearing. They also are very comfortable.


Good to know! They are not expensive and I've heard some great things about them.

Matt C
02-13-2007, 8:31 PM
Get someone you know with a military Id to buy some for you at the clothing and sales at the post/base near you. Can't beat the price, and hey, they are IR resistant!:D

pklin1297
02-13-2007, 9:12 PM
Get someone you know with a military Id to buy some for you at the clothing and sales at the post/base near you. Can't beat the price, and hey, they are IR resistant!:D

Ooh... That might be a bit harder to achieve...

ocabj
02-13-2007, 9:27 PM
BDUs sold at AAFES / MCX / NEX aren't that cheap, are they? I'll ask my dad to do a quick price check tomorrow when he's at work (he works at the March AAFES), but I'm pretty sure they're about as much as commercial stuff.

Matt C
02-13-2007, 10:00 PM
BDUs sold at AAFES / MCX / NEX aren't that cheap, are they? I'll ask my dad to do a quick price check tomorrow when he's at work (he works at the March AAFES), but I'm pretty sure they're about as much as commercial stuff.

Don't forget no Tax.

xenophobe
02-14-2007, 1:41 AM
and hey, they are IR resistant!:D

Until you wash them with commercial laundry soap once. :p

pklin1297
02-14-2007, 9:29 AM
What is the main difference between the three different 5.11 TDU fabric blends? The cotton canvas and nylon canvas differ by $10, but the top model with I can't remember which blends jumps by $30...

code33
02-14-2007, 10:59 PM
I have two pairs of the 100% cotton canvas pants in black and they faded extremely fast.
http://www.lapolicegear.com/51174251.html

The 100% nylon canvas is the way to go. They are more confortable. The hold their color very well and the breathablility of the material is great on warmer days. The fabric also dries faster than cotton. Worth the $10 extra.
http://www.lapolicegear.com/5tanypa.html

Both BDU designs are identical; only the fabric differs.

The TDU's are of a different design than the BDU's. The cargo pockets are bulkier. Rear pockets are different. I bought a pair to check them out but have not yet worn.
http://www.lapolicegear.com/5tatduporipa.html

pklin1297
02-21-2007, 1:19 PM
I got the 5.11 nylon canvas TDUs and am happy with it... The only thing I am a bit annoyed at are all the frayed threads coming out from the belt loops... Is this normal?

cgmoe
02-21-2007, 4:40 PM
Galls.com has a few stores here in CA

http://www.galls.com/stores.html

They stock 5.11 gear

I like the nylon TDU's as they don't fade

k9lowe
03-12-2007, 2:42 PM
kellac.com

BDU Set - 100% Cotton


See details

Our price: $89.95

Davidoff
03-14-2007, 1:27 PM
At AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service) the hot weather BDU pants are $29.60 and the cold weather BDU pants are $34.00. I am stationed at Travis and would be willing to help out. They also carry the new ACUs but I don't know how much for those.

Davidoff

1911su16b870
03-14-2007, 4:08 PM
+1 on 5.11 BDUs. The nylon ones are lighter than the normal ones. The velcro in the pockets for the back up J frame holster and neoprene kneepads are good.

Dont Tread on Me
03-14-2007, 5:26 PM
I have two pairs of the 100% cotton canvas pants in black and they faded extremely fast.

+1 on fading. Blue and black faded fast for me. Green lasted a little longer and kharki ones are still good.