Quality materials with a lot of features, but the design is just OK. The pants are also expensive (~$200), so not recommended for most people.
- Quality materials
- Poor design of knee gussets
- Too expensive
As a member of another website I get products to test from time to time in exchange for a review. This time I got to test the Beyond Clothing A9-U - Utility Mission Pant.
I'm not a military person, so I don't maybe have the background many of their target market has, but I do love to be outdoors, go backpacking, and hiking. These pants are made of a tough, heavy, ripstop nylon/cotton material. There are a plethora of pockets of various sizes. The waistband is adjustable with a heavy duty velcro, though I have noticed it doesn’t hold as well after a few washes.
The knees have gussets for movement, but for me they were too low and only helped a little. There are also a couple different spots with velcro on the legs to tighten the pants if needed.
These are really tough pants that will be able to take a ton of abuse. They are a bit warm, so they are best suited for cooler weather.
These were the cheapest pants that Beyond Clothing offered, at $194. Personally, that's way too much for pants. The material quality is high, the design is just good, but the price is much too high. Unless you have money to burn, there are cheaper options out there for the same or better quality. For most people, these are way too expensive to be worth it, even though they are good pants.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)