User Review: TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop
Price Paid: $70
I had looked at TAD gear for a with interest, but with no local retailers in the area where I live, and limited availability had never purchased any. I met some of the TAD gear crew at a shooting competition this spring, and got to handle the products first hand.
After talking at length with Brett and Racquel, I was told that production was being increased, and that their gear is made here in the USA (unlike most). Looking at all the gear I was highly impressed with the quality of the stitching and attention to detail. I tried on several occasions to purchase the display samples during the event.
I got my hands on a pair of Force 10 Cargo shorts a month or two back. I have worn these shorts 2-3 times a week since then.
Pro's: A lot of pockets to store all the stuff I carry on a daily basis - cell phone, pocket knife, flashlight, diabetic supplies, as well as keys, wallet and change. They are very comfortable, and look great as well.
Con's: The only one I can think of is, the opening in the cargo pockets for a 30 round AR mag. This will be a great feature for future shooting competitions, but seems as though it makes the cargo pockets not as "rigid" for everyday carry of a lot of stuff.
All in all, I am very happy with them and will be buying more in the future. The people that I have dealt with at TAD gear are top notch, and it has been a pleasure dealing with them.
Bottom line: if you want a quality pair of shorts from a US manufacturer, buy the Force 10 Cargo shorts.