User Review: TAD Force 10 Cargo Pants - NYCO Ripstop
Price Paid: $110
Just got the latest version of the TAD Gear Force 10 Cargo NYCO blend pants and tried them out on a hiking through some trails in the Shenandoah national forest. This review will be broken down into three parts each looking at the comfort level, functionality, and overall look.
These pants are a huge improvement over previous versions. They are not too baggy which is impressive since the side pockets are extremely large. The pants do not snag of the over-brush of the trail nor did they bind up. Lately the heat and humidity in VA has been very high making me wonder if a pair of shorts would not be a better choice.
The NYCO blend made the pants feel very light and comfortable after 7 hours of hiking. The knee pads were perfectly positioned and gave me that extra protection when scrambling around rocks. The pants did get a little wet and dried soon after.
I would say these pants surpass my Railriders in comfort. After a few washes the pants still retained their size and shape... no shrinkage! Wore these pants while driving on a long trip and they really felt comfortable... like jeans.
What is nice about these pants over that of other tactical pants are the pockets. The side pockets are huge but they don't get in the way. The front pockets easily fit a lighter and my iphone without me noticing it.
I chose the green pants and was amazed at how well I blended in. It is a good color choice and very applicable in the Mid-Atlantic region. The drawstrings were very useful to help keep the ticks out that were along the trail. Usually while trail blazing something always gets caught up and rips. Happy to say this did not happen and that the proportions of the pants work well.
I have no problem wearing these around town. One thing I would change are the knee pads. They look less conspicuous than previous models but still are there.
This is a great update to a great product! The Force 10's are light fashionable and functionally perfect for long hikes or going out. Would love to see these in multi-cam.