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    Default Best cargo pants?

    Looking into getting a new pair of cargos and was wondering what y'all use and recommend. Currently I have the 5.11 station cargos and they wear out way too fast and a little snug in some areas. Anybody know of a good pair that lasts and has a looser more relaxed fit? Not looking for EMS pants or straight legged really either.
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    Have you tried another model of the 511 bdu cargo pants and have you talked to 511 about them wearing out? Hell I still have bdu cargos from them from 12 years ago and other than wash fade from about 100-200 washing they have never torn or punched through. Now they were not the station gear but, I would call 511 direct and complain; they are usually very, very customer friendly and stand behind their product.
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    I emailed them and they sent me a new pair, but the same thing happened. i have a friend who has the ems version and she says they are just fine, but then again, 2/2 so far have been garbage

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    If you would like to send me your real name, and contact information (kbradley@firstrespondergrants .com ) I will pass it on directly to the Sales Manager for 511 Tactical whom I know. I am sure he will contact you personally and try to rectify this with you.
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    Heck man, I go to K-Mart and buy their cargo pocket navy blue work pants when they are on sale for $10. They are comfortable in all the right places and I have had some for 3 years now wearing them at my career FD and for teaching on my off days and other than washer fade they have held up just fine.

    Call me a cheapskate if you like but I don't have to have some big brand name on my clothes to make me feel good about myself.
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    I think Duluth Traders might have some - possibly even in their "fire hose" weave.
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    Not sure which gender you are, but if they are too tight, you will have a rough time wearing them. As for myself, I need long rise trousers so I am not cramped!
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    +1 for K-Mart.

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    If you can afford them, duluth trading pants are where it's at.

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