LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant

LA Police Gear Elite Operator Pant

SKU #: LAPG-PT-SP1018
MSRP: $59.99
$15.99
Description

The Elite Operator Pants from LA Police Gear are a groundbreaking new entry in the tactical pants industry. These tactical pants are packed with the highest quality features that you find in pants more than twice the price. It all starts with the fabric - the first mechanical stretch fabric that LA Police Gear has offered. Made from 63% Polyester/35% Cotton/2% Spandex, and featuring a Teflon coating, this is the highest tech fabric you will find in any LAPG pant. It is lightweight, comfortable, and tough.

Aside from the amazing new fabric, these pants are packed with all the pockets you could need, a tuxedo style waist band, a gusseted crotch, and a total of 7 belt loops. Each cargo pocket can hold two full sized rifle magazines, and each front slip pocket can hold a single pistol magazine.

Pocket Layout:

  • Two front slip pockets
  • Two slanted front pockets (perfect for clipping knives/flashlights/pens)
  • Two bellowed cargo pockets with internal elastic organization and pass throughs
  • One Side Knife Pocket (right leg)
  • Two hook & loop covered rear pockets
  • Two SAP pockets for batons/large flashlights

  • Features:

  • 63% Polyester/35% Cotton/2% Spandex Fabric
  • Teflon coated
  • Tuxedo style waistband (elastic/tunneling)
  • Total of 7 belt loops accommodates up to 1.75 belt
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Brass tac-stud closure
  • YKK plastic zipper
  • Available in Coyote and Khaki
  • Reviews
    4.6
    163 Reviews
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    72% (117)
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    94% Recommend this product (154 of 163 responses)
    By Mark W.
    Tulsa
    October 4, 2017
    Excellent pant for the sale price
    After one week I'm really liking these pants, with the exception of running just a bit bigger than I had expected (mostly didn't account for the elastic in waistband), they are very comfortable, versatile pants. They are easy to wash/dry and keep their shape. Very happy with my purchase.
    By Delzeakio L. Wadlington
    KY
    October 2, 2017
    Can't beat the price
    Great product for a even better price
    ProsPerfect for the gun range
    ConsRun somewhat small
    By BG
    Michigan
    October 1, 2017
    Solid pant
    Lots of storage and fit pretty well. On me they are a little tight around the butt. Although I've always had to buy relaxed fit style jeans normally to have enough room,so it may just be my body type. Still a great pant not only for training, but as a dad it is also great to keep kids things close at hand.
    By Allan Sabet
    Florida
    October 1, 2017
    LA Police Elite Operator Pant
    At par with 5.11 for much cheaper price.
    ProsGreat quality.
    ConsNone
    By Scott
    Las Vegas
    September 14, 2017
    Great pants for the price
    Great pants fit really well. Make sure you know your waist size. On these unlike other LAPG pants they have a more true fit so order in your actual waist size. These also have the stretch in the waist.
    ProsStretch in the waist.
    ConsWould be nice if there was stretch in all the pant to allow for better mobility.
    By Kevin
    Missouri
    September 13, 2017
    A good replacement for Stryke's
    Love the Stryke pants from 5.11, hate the price. These pants are very similar and I hope that they have the same durability.
    ProsFit as expected in waist and length.
    ConsA little short in the seat area.
    By John H
    IL
    August 10, 2017
    Great gear
    Excellent quality. Slightly small fit. Order 1 size up. Definitely Recommend.
    ProsValue for Price Quality
    By daniel Burke
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    August 2, 2017
    Tight, but great material
    Pants are great quality, and .stretchy material. plenty of useable pockets. Cargo pockets have 2 elastic bands in each to allow carry of rifle magazines. unfortunately I was unaware of the leg size. They feel like skinny pants. I do not have large legs, so when pants feel tight on my thighs, they are definitely narrow in the thigh.
    ProsMaterial seems sturdy, wearable, and washable. plenty of usable pockets. length and waste are on point for measurements
    ConsTight thighs (wish there was a way to tell prior to spending money on them). Purchase other LAPG pants if you prefer baggier legs.
    By Steven
    Sandy, Utah
    July 21, 2017
    I love these pants
    This is the first item I have purchased LAPG. I am so delighted with them, they fit great, they are not too baggie, they were not sliding down all day as some of the other brands have done. They have plenty of usable pockets. I have yet to see how they do in the wash, but so far they're great.
    By Stephen J Gibson
    CO
    July 15, 2017
    need more sizes
    Please add additional sizes, need 32/30 or 34/30. thanks
    Proslook great
    Consnone
    By Phil White
    Missouri
    July 14, 2017
    Great pant
    Fit very well. The pockets are well placed and just the right size for the items the pockets were made for.
    By Brian
    Southern Ohio
    June 17, 2017
    Great pants
    These pants are better than I expected. The fit is excellent and I like the material used as it stretched a little. My only complaint is it may have to many pockets but I am not using these pants in a work environment where I would need them as some may. I like to design of the cargo pockets on these pant. With the elastic band inside the cargo pocket I'm able to use it like a built in holster for my ccw.
    ProsComfortable and great design
    ConsNot sure how long they will hold up
    By Jack
    Louisiana
    June 8, 2017
    Great fit and quality.
    Easy ordering and quick delivery. The pants are true to size, very comfortable and look great. I'm a military contractor and tactical pants are a must, the magazine holder in the cargo pockets are just right. I'll be ordering more.
    ProsGreat fit.
    ConsNone.
    By Dave
    Akron, Ohio
    June 5, 2017
    Good for the price
    I like all of the pockets..... the cargo pockets with the magazine loops are perfect for my smartphone. Also like the separate knife pocket. BUT, the pants fitting is OK and seems a little short waist-ed... not sure if that's a design thing or a construction error.... I have the long pants and shorts (same type)... overall very good... would be great in other colors, OD green, brown, etc
    ProsLots of specialized pockets Fit well good price fast shipping
    Consshort waist-ed need more colors, a green and maybe a darker brown
    By Josh
    South Orange County CA
    May 17, 2017
    Exceptional quality and value
    I love these pants I use them in construction and when on the range there extra comfortable and design very well The webbing inside the cargo pocket is perfect for loaded AR mags or your wallet and sell phone very cool feature
    ProsSlim fit, look tactical enough for range attire and casual enough to wear in public, my new favorite bdus sorry 511
    ConsI wish the knee had inserts for neopreane inserts
    Q&A
    45 Questions & 90 Answers
    Rich
    from Seattle, Wa asked:
    July 26, 2015
    Are these made from a rip-stop material? The description doesn't say they are, but one of the reviews does.
    2 Answers
    Yes, these are a 65/35 ripstop material with 2% spandex fabric.
    Customer Service
    on July 28, 2015
    These aren't your traditional rip-stop. They have a slight stretch horizontally which is probably their best feature.
    Ryan
    on May 5, 2016
    from Lake Forest, CA

    Rick
    from San Antonio, tx asked:
    August 16, 2017
    are these true to size unlike other LAPG pants? that way I know if I need to order 2 size up or 1 size up?
    8 Answers
    Crutch rides a little high, and a little slim in the thigh. Not skinny jeans but definitely not loose thigh
    daniel
    on August 16, 2017
    from indianapolis, IN
    Ordered my regular size. Fit was true to size. Comfortable and Functional.
    JFH
    on August 16, 2017
    from Flyover Country
    The pant has a short crotch area. The legs are tighter than I expected so a size up may help. It appears they have tried to go skinny with these pants. If you like the skinny fit you will love these.
    Fred
    on August 16, 2017
    from Manassas, VA
    I have ordered 2 pairs of these. I love everything about them. They have been true to size for me. I do not like my pants baggie in the butt and thighs and these are not the fit well without alteration.
    Steven
    on August 16, 2017
    from Sandy, Utah
    The Operator pants have elastic throughout the waist, so they will be looser than some of the other tactical pants so you may not want to order a size larger like you should with some of the other tactical pants. They are roomy in the right spots and have great pockets (with elastic to hold items). the fabric is cool and comfortable too.
    John
    on August 16, 2017
    from Oakland Gardens, New York
    All mine have been true to size, the elastic waist band is pretty forgiving
    Chad
    on August 16, 2017
    from Nottingham, NH
    I'm a big guy, I wear a 40 or 42 waist in every brand and style of pants I buy from shorts to slacks and jeans; 40s are usually snug and 42s have plenty of room. I bought the 42 waist and they fit perfectly with a little room to spare (perfect for IWB handgun carry). In my case, these pants fit like just about all the other brands and styles of pants I buy.
    William
    on August 16, 2017
    from Madera, CA
    These have a different fit than the basic. best fit with all the right pockets to put gear in I have ever tried (I have used propper , blackhawk, lapolicegear, 5.11 ) . size up if you like a loose fit these do have the flex waist band but legs fit with maybe 2" of room for moving and climbing
    mark
    on August 18, 2017
    from Atalissa, IA

    Joshua
    from Los Angeles California asked:
    August 1, 2017
    Will you release a charcoal version?
    1 Answers
    From what I can see we will not be releasing any new colors for these.
    Customer Service
    on August 1, 2017

    Jon
    from Berkeley, CA asked:
    August 1, 2017
    When will LAPG restock the full range of sizes this pant had on its debut? I'd buy these, even in the limited color selection, again right now, but 32Wx30L has been out a while, and I'd rather not buy the 32Wx36" or 30Wx36" just to get them re-hemmed. Also, need more colors - Black, OD Green, Grey, Blue - basically, the same range of colors as many other LAPG pants.
    1 Answers
    I’m sorry for the confusion. Based on what I can see these are most likely being discontinued to be replaced with more updated designs.
    Customer Service
    on August 12, 2017

    Nichole
    from Denver,Colorado asked:
    July 8, 2017
    If I needed a smaller size, how much would it cost to alter the waist ?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately we cannot do any alterations to these.
    Customer Service
    on July 12, 2017

    Aaron
    from Wichita, KS asked:
    July 5, 2017
    When will you have these in a size 32x30.....WHEN?!!!!! This is the only pant offered with ripstop and stretch material that has secure-able back pockets and elastic cummerbund style waist. Kind of a big deal. Order at least more sizes and possibly colors, now please and thank you.

    Scott
    from Nebraska asked:
    June 17, 2017
    Just going out on a limb here because it looks like sizes are out of stock and no longer available. Is LAPG discontinuing these pants??!?! That would be a huge mistake! And wake up to the requests for more colors please LAPG!
    1 Answers
    I don’t know for sure but I can’t see anything that says that these are going to be discontinued.
    Customer Service
    on June 19, 2017

    Alfred DePietro
    from Massachusetts asked:
    June 13, 2017
    I don't see any size 34X30. Will you be getting any that size?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately based on what I can see we will not be carrying that size forward for these pants.
    Customer Service
    on June 20, 2017

    Keith
    from NJ asked:
    June 8, 2017
    Any plans to add black and OD green yet?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately based on what I can see we will not be expanding the color options for these pants.
    Customer Service
    on June 22, 2017

    Jay
    from LA asked:
    May 9, 2017
    I ordered 32x30 in Coyote Brown previously, but is not available anymore? I would like to get another pair.
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately no that size/color is not available at this time.
    Customer Service
    on May 11, 2017

    Robert
    from Inglewood, CA asked:
    May 7, 2017
    Will they be available in black

    Kevin
    from TN asked:
    March 28, 2017
    Is the waist measurement before the elastic is stretched out or after it is fully stretched out? I own the Urban Ops and Operator tactical pants from LAPG and both have waist measurements that are taken after the elastic is fully stretched out. These look like great pants but I wanted to clear up the waist measurement before ordering. Thanks
    1 Answers
    These are also measured with the elastic fully stretched.
    Customer Service
    on April 7, 2017

    Joel
    from California asked:
    March 15, 2017
    For the 34x30 guys out there, how was the fit after washing the pants? These pants have an elastic waist, is it 34 relaxed or 34 stretched out (tight)?
    5 Answers
    I've been wearing these pants for a while and although I've noticed the length shrink minimally, I have not noticed the waist shrink enough to change sizes. They are still very comfortable, after many washes. I hope this helps.
    Robert
    on March 17, 2017
    from Culver City, CA
    I'm 6'1 210lbs. I wear the 36x32. The elastic is comfortable not loose not tight, I'd say mid stretch. I've not noticed shrinkage in any way shape or form.
    James
    on March 17, 2017
    from Las Vegas, Nevada
    The pant did not fit me well so I had returned it. The STS Atlas and Urban Recon fit me much better,
    TS
    on March 17, 2017
    from ky
    I washed mine only once in cold water and dried them on the gentle cycle. After washing I I found that the 34 waist was on the somewhat relaxed side. In other words I would not have felt comfortable wearing them without a belt. That's the best answer I can give you.
    Samuel
    on March 17, 2017
    from Gaffney, SC
    I purchased these pants in 34X30 and even after washing then drying the pants, they're still one of the most comfortable pants I have. The don't feel tight, the elastic waist keeps the pant fit at the waist very consistent weather sitting or standing in my opinion. I ordered another pair in gray and went with a 32 inseam this time because the 30, though perfect standing, is just a tad too short when I sit down. Hope this helps.
    Andy
    on March 17, 2017
    from Bellefontaine, Ohio

    jjrc777
    from N/A asked:
    March 3, 2017
    Are these the only pants that have the cargo pockets with internal elastic organization? If not, what are the other pants?
    1 Answers
    I was able to pull some from the warehouse to look and yes these are the only ones with the elastic retention in the cargo pockets.
    Customer Service
    on March 7, 2017

    Jay
    from New York asked:
    February 20, 2017
    When will you come out with more colors? Specifically navy.
    1 Answers
    If we get enough interest in these pants in different colors we will certainly look into it.
    Customer Service
    on February 22, 2017

    Donnie
    from Eastern NC asked:
    February 13, 2017
    Not really a question but a request to offer these in more colors! Love these pants!
    13 Answers
    I love these pants
    Robert
    on February 13, 2017
    from Euclid, OH
    This pants are awsome, you get more colors I'll buy more pants
    Yohan
    on February 13, 2017
    from Miami, FL
    Agreed. More colors would be great. Also, articulated knees!
    James
    on February 13, 2017
    from Roselle, IL
    I agree. You need to make these in more colors!
    Joshua
    on February 15, 2017
    from Laguna Niguel, CA
    More votes here for more colors! Black, Navy and Wolf Grey.
    Warren
    on February 23, 2017
    from Lafayette, CA
    I agree, need in black!
    Kevin
    on March 3, 2017
    from Nooksack, WA
    Come on, where is the BLACK?!
    Daniel
    on March 9, 2017
    from CO
    One More Vote for more colors! I will buy many more pairs of these great pants but I already have coyote and khaki...
    Mike
    on March 16, 2017
    from Arizona
    Need more colors. These are by far the best pants LAPG makes. I would buy in every color available. Especially if OD Green and Navy were available.
    Rob
    on March 23, 2017
    from Alabama
    Yep, I vote for black; which is what I wear on duty.
    Pat
    on April 7, 2017
    from Arizona
    I'm right there with the other guys. Offer these in more colors such as black and dark navy. I'm sure green and grey would be winners also. I know I'd buy them!!!
    Doug
    on April 17, 2017
    from Dayton, Nv.
    Yes more colors please. I love thees pants and would wear them off duty if there were more color options. In addition SAP pockets are great!!! Please add SAP pockets to other LAPG pants.
    Adam
    on July 8, 2017
    from Mohave Valley, Arizona
    I would definitely buy if they added OD green and black.
    Sean
    on July 14, 2017
    from New Mexico

    Matt
    from Appalachia asked:
    February 11, 2017
    Are these the least baggy fitting out of all the LAPG pants?
    9 Answers
    Ive tried these and the Urban Ops pants and these are definitely less baggy, especially in the lower legs.
    Kevin
    on February 13, 2017
    from Marshfield, MA
    I bought these after reading all the reviews on LAPG's pants. I was looking for then a pair that wasn't as baggy as other name brand tac pants. These are way less baggy, not tight on me but just right. I describe them as just enough fabric around your legs. The waist is elastic stretch type. If you have bigger thighs I would recommend getting one size up in the waist. I normally wear a 32x32 in Levi jeans, I recently wear 34x32 in Levi's due to conceal carrying. So I bought a 34x32 in these LAPG pants and they are perfect. I really like the lightweight and less baggy feel to them. So far so good!
    Christopher
    on February 13, 2017
    from Manassas, VA
    I have some of each of the lapg pants and I would agree that these are the least baggy. These will be the only ones I buy from now on. Best pocket set up, best fit, best waistband. I just wish there were more colors.
    David
    on February 13, 2017
    from Jefferson, WI
    Out of all the pants I've bought LAPG yes they are . Just be careful because they are a bit snug around the thighs .
    Efrain
    on February 13, 2017
    from Cedar City , UT
    These pants fit better, less baggy than the other LAPG tactical pants I've owned. They fit similar to the 5.11 Stryker Pants.
    Ken
    on February 13, 2017
    from Windsor, CA
    I don't know if they're the least baggy fitting, but this pants in the right size are not baggy at all.
    Yohan
    on February 13, 2017
    from Miami, FL
    I personally think so. I got a 34x30 and the pants is definitely closer fitting to me than their other pants.
    Duc
    on February 13, 2017
    from National City, California
    Yes. They are also the most accurate in stated length. Other LAPG pants can run a bit long.
    James
    on February 13, 2017
    from Roselle, IL
    Yes of the different Operator Style Pants I have purchased over the years they are comfortable with out being baggy. The 38 is perfect for an inside the waist holster. My ideal size would be a 37 guess I will have to get down to a 36.
    Tim Anderson
    on February 17, 2017
    from Bel Air, Maryland

    AC
    from SF Bay Area, CA asked:
    January 26, 2017
    As a stagehand (theatre & production lighting), I have to say the Elite pants are nicely designed for work pants. By default, most of our gear is black - so I'll echo the refrain for more colours in this design. I note that you suggest looking at the 'Operator pants w/ lower leg pockets' as a very similar design in more colours - which I may try out - but one of the nice features of the Elite is the low-profile cut, without the external gusseting of the other version (LAPG-PT-TOP1003EWB), and a black, client-ready cut of the Elite would be great! I do have one question, in all of the various pockets - the large side pockets have a very curious hemmed opening in the top edge. I've been unable to determine the design rationale behind this, and would love to find out! Cheers - AC
    6 Answers
    I have purchased these pants and have worn them for work several xs now. They are NOT loose like the original operator pants and seem to hang a bit low. In regards to the "pockets" I carry concealed so i keep a spare magazine, knife, light in the pockets and they do hold well. I know there are only 2 colors available and i purchased the coyote which i like very much. The rationale of the design seems to be convenience which they do provide that in abundance. i would purchase again-just keeping in mind they are cut tighter than the originals-so maybe order one size up if carrying concealed.
    mike
    on January 26, 2017
    from Southern california
    Their video says the pass thru's are for knives, pens, flashlights, etc that you want to clip to the top of the pocket and have quick access to. I would also love some other colors! These pants are amazing besides lack of color choice!
    Jeremy
    on January 26, 2017
    from Bluefield, WV
    That is so you can drop something in without operating flap. Also gives another spot to clip knife or light.
    Wallace
    on January 26, 2017
    from Lake orion mi
    The opening is a great way to carry a flashlight, it makes it easy to grab.
    Ronald W
    on January 26, 2017
    from San Antonio, TX
    Haven't received yet. Should be here on Monday. I'll let you know then
    Samuel
    on January 27, 2017
    from Deland, FL
    I often see this style of pocket construction on pants with the sliding/tunnel waistband that these have. Since the pocket is attached to both sides of the waist expansion section, it needs a way to let the two sides of the pocket slide past each other slightly as the waist expands and contracts, else the pocket will twist inside the pant. That open gusset lets the two sides of the pocket slide past each other as needed, and, as noted, provides a nice place to clip some tools. The holdover hemming keep the raw edge from fraying and provides reinforcement against wear and tear when using it to clip tools.
    Jon
    on August 1, 2017
    from Berkeley, CA

    Jonathan Kraner
    from Celina, Ohio asked:
    January 12, 2017
    In previous questions about these pants, many others have asked when other colors might be available. In reply you state, "if there is enough interest we will add more". I have already purchased the two colors but want other color options. I prefer these pants to 5.11 Stryke Tactical for bot fit and price. When will you finally make these in black or other colors?!!! You have enough people interested... That is obvious. Just do it or I will purchase 5.11 Stryke pants on a different web site.
    1 Answers
    We certainly want to provide the best options we can for you. Unfortunately I don’t know when or if these will be coming in new colors with the next shipment. However I do know that these are basically the same pant with an added lower leg pocket and do come in more color options: http://www.lapolicegear.com/elastic-waist-operator-pant.html
    Customer Service
    on January 19, 2017

    Delaney Waltman
    from Biloxi, Mississippi asked:
    December 16, 2016
    Why are these not offered in navy blue? Obviously navy blue is a popular color. Most of the other pants are offered in blue. many people ask for blue.
    1 Answers
    We do try and carry the colors most needed by our audience, currently we don’t currently offer these in navy but we will certainly consider it if there is enough interest.
    Customer Service
    on December 16, 2016

    Meghan
    from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania asked:
    December 8, 2016
    What other LAPG pants are most comparable to these? Since no other colors are available, I'm looking to get my husband a similar kind but have to choose a different pant.
    4 Answers
    The operator tactical pant are pretty comparable to these pants
    Michael
    on December 8, 2016
    from Kent, WA
    Not sure if this helps, but I decided on these because they repel water.
    Gilbert
    on December 8, 2016
    from Costa Mesa, CA
    First, I have to say that these are my favorite pair of tactical pants besides my 5.11 Stryke pants. The material is a little better and thicker than that of lapg operator pants with elastic waist band. But I would say that lapg tactical operator pants 21.99 are your best bet. They are cool and comfortable, plenty of pockets and not to baggy. They have a good fit. They come in various colors. I bought a pair for my father and he loved them!
    CHRISTOPHER
    on December 8, 2016
    from Ridgefield Pk, NJ
    The fit and finish of these are superior to the other LAPG tactical pants. I have both coyote and khaki. I think they are a better value than the 5.11. They are similar to the Tru-spec.
    Dennis
    on December 8, 2016
    from Rockledge, FL

    Jose
    from Miami,, FL asked:
    September 18, 2016
    I use 30x30 in 5.11 Strike pants. How does your Elite pants compare in fit?
    5 Answers
    The LA Police Gear Elite pants are sized quite small, so order a size up. I am usually a 32x36, but I ordered a 34x36 because of some other reviews, the waist was sized right at 34, but the thighs are about 2 sizes too small. Now I do have unusually large thighs compared to my waist size, but I have tried many other tactical pants which were a 32 in the waist and they all had a baggier cut. So even with a 34x36 it still feels a bit tight. So I would recommend getting 1-2 sizes larger in the waist, depending on if you have small legs or big legs. I find the length runs about true to size. With the sizing issue out of the way, the rest of the pants are very good, I would give a 4 star rating. The pocket layout is good, I really like the internal organizers in the cargo pocket. I like to clip all of my EDC items inside of the cargo pockets and the elastic organizers keep everything in place against the side wall instead of bunching up at the bottom of the pocket where they all scratch each other and chafe your leg. Also, the elastic organizers are sized for AR-15 magazines, so if you wanted to you could carry 4 concealed magazines in the cargo pockets. However, I like this size of organizer because it is just the right size for a pistol holster. I can just barely fit a Glock 17 into the pocket with 2 spare pistol magazine, all in the same cargo pocket. Mind you the pocket will get quite heavy at that point, so I would only recommend carrying a smaller pistol there such as a Glock 26 or smaller. The utility knife pocket on the right side is well placed, however it is a little short. I have about a 3.5 inch spyderco and it does poke out the top of the pocket a little too much for comfort, so if you are carrying a knife about 3 inches in blade length, then it should fit perfect. Front pockets are standard with a slanted bottom for a clipped knife, nothing wrong with them and nothing faulty with them, just regular tactical pockets. Back pockets again are just standard back pockets with a flap secured by hook and loop (non-brand named velcro). Again, nothing wrong with these pockets just regular pockets. There are also 2 back "sap" pockets are the rear of each thigh. They are sized for a baton or a large flashlight. I also find that they are the perfect size to swallow up an 30 round AR-15 magazine. Perfect width, and long enough to completely cover the magazine, but shallow enough to be able to grab the magazine out without having to fish around the pocket for the magazine. It will fit a Glock 33 round 9mm magazine but just barely, you can sort of see the top of the magazine if you are looking straight down into the pocket. The front smart phone pockets work well, I keep a rite-in-the-rain pad in one, and a pocket bible in the other, I am not a smart phone guy but I find the pockets are still quite useful. One other problem I did have with the pants is the from D-rings on the front belt loops. They are made of fabric and not plastic or metal. The front left one did break on me after 2 weeks. However the right side one works, plus I never use it anyhow so I do not consider it a deal breaker for me. I find that the 2% spandex does offer a 2-way stretch, (side to side), but not a 4-way stretch (up and down). The teflon coating does work. The material of the pants does seem a little thinner than some other brands, so not meant for rain pants by any means, I did have them getting wet while in some moderate rain the other day. I find the the knee pads are a little high on the pants, again probably because of my oddly big legs, but I would like to see them lowered about 2 inches. The cargo pockets I find are at a mid hight, not super low or super high. I also would like to see the cargo pockets raised about 2 inches. I find that cargo pockets work better when they are higher up, the weight is more controlled. On some pants the cargo pockets are down by the knees which makes then swing like a pendulum when they are fully loaded. On a personal note, I really like the coyote color they offer, I think it looks good. However, it is a few shade off from the LA Police Gear boots which are also labeled as coyote, so now I have pants and boots that are both made by the same company and offered in the same color, yet a few shades off so they clash. Overall, these are the best tactical pants you can find for $30. I have tried many and most are not as good as these pants (at least how I prefer my pants to be). I would put these pants in the top 3 tactical pants that I use, even when compared to my 5.11 pants (but I do not have the strike model). I do think that they are more towards the lower profile look than the outlandish tactical look. I like this because it looks almost like normal cargo pocket pants, it does not look overly tactical so I use them for everyday wear. PS, make sure to use a discount code when getting anything from LA Police Gear, they are constantly tossing out discount codes and so getting 5-10% off is easy. NRA member? 5% with code, or just leave the item in your cart for a week or two, they will often send you a discount code for 5%, 7% or maybe 10% off just to buy the items. I am a Gold status customer (1000$ spent) so I will get 12% off on my next purchase. This is one reason why I keep coming back to LA Police Gear. Their prices are competitive with other websites, including amazon, yet they let you use a discount code on top of that. Then just wait for a holiday and they sometimes offer free shipping. They let you combine all of the savings at once and save a ton. Make sure to checkout the LA Police Gear closeout locker, lots of great stuff. Make sure to look at the Blackhawk lightweight tactical pants, 75% off (plus discount code, plus free shipping if you order during a special). These pants are another one of those top 3 pants that I use, however most sizes are sold out, so the LA Police Gear Elite Pants are in my opinion the best alternative for in-stock items.
    Mark
    on September 19, 2016
    from Lynden, WA
    Get 1 size bigger. I use a 34x30 in the 5.11 strike pant and ordered the same size in the LAPG elite operator pant. They were too small. I ended up ordering the 36x30 and have not received them yet. I will let you know they work out.
    Bruce
    on September 19, 2016
    from Dublin, CA
    I have never wore the strike pants. I can say these fit pretty true at the waist. They seem to be a little short in the legs though. I usually wear a 31 length. I ordered the 30 X 32. I'm glad I did. They fit like a glove. My normal 5.11 pants are long at 32's. I really like these pants so far. A word of warning though, they are slim cut.
    Delaney
    on September 19, 2016
    from Biloxi, MS
    I have never worn the 5.11 strykers, but I can Teel you that the elites fit wonderfully. ...not to baggy and not restricting at all...my 30x30''s were true to size and require no alterations.
    jay
    on September 20, 2016
    from Cement city, MI
    I wear 31x30 Stryke pants on duty. From the recommendations above, I ordered a pair in each color in the 32x30 Elites. The fit in the waist was perfect on both pairs. Both pairs were different lengths by about an inch or so. One pair is true to length, while the other is going to have to be hemmed. So i would order up one size in the waist and order your normal length. Worst case scenario, you'll have to get them hemmed, but better too long than too short. My Stryke pants are also not consistent in the length, must be difficult to read a tape in Bangladesh or wherever they make tactical pants now.
    Josh
    on September 27, 2016
    from Louisiana

    Kevin
    from Washington asked:
    September 10, 2016
    Can I get these in black? Need SAP pocket in black pants.
    1 Answers
    These currently are not available in black.
    Customer Service
    on September 12, 2016

    R Hargrove
    from Az asked:
    August 20, 2016
    Any update on additional colors on these pants?
    1 Answers
    At this time we do NOT have an ETA for other colors
    Customer Service
    on August 23, 2016

    Leo
    from CO asked:
    August 11, 2016
    Do these tend to shrink quite a bit like the urban recon pants?
    1 Answers
    These will shrink a little since they are 35% cotton.
    Customer Service
    on August 11, 2016

    Odis
    from Lincoln, Nebraska asked:
    March 4, 2016
    I'm looking for a pair of pants to do a Goruck Tough challenge in. Do these or any other of your pants dry quickly if gotten wet? Looking for a nylon/spandex ripstop blend. Would these fit the bill?
    1 Answers
    These are a Polyester/Cotton blend so not as light as the Nylon/Spandex blend that you are looking for. These do dry fairly quick but may not make the cut for what you exactly need.
    Customer Service
    on March 22, 2016

    Tori
    from LA,Ca asked:
    February 24, 2016
    When will they be available women sizes
    1 Answers
    As of right now we are still in the design phases of our women's pant line however they will not come out for at least a year.
    Customer Service
    on March 3, 2016

    Joe
    from Boston,MA asked:
    November 30, 2015
    Will these become available in black for duty wear?
    1 Answers
    At this time we do not have any other colors in production.
    Customer Service
    on December 1, 2015

    Ben
    from Green Bay, WI asked:
    November 16, 2015
    Is coyote brown similar to dark tan or silver tan? Also, what is the best way to determine the correct size? I currently wear a size 34 in Blaur pants which is bit big in the waist. A 32 in that brand of pants would be sufficient. Thank you
    1 Answers
    I'm not sure how Blauer sizes their pants in comparison to ours. Typically ours can extend up to one size larger than the size you order, so if you were to order a 32", than you would have no problem if you fluctuated between the sizes. However, i know some tactical companies use quite a lot of elastic, and i'm not sure if Blauer is one of those. My suggestion would be to measure your waist with a cloth tape measure if possible to be sure, because ours our definitely to size. As far as the colors go, Silver Tan is more of a Khaki color, whereas Coyote Brown is a darker tan, but not quite completely brown. The 3rd picture over is the Coyote color, so you can see the difference between the shades of tan.
    Customer Service
    on November 19, 2015

    Dean Winchester
    from California asked:
    October 8, 2015
    These pants ROCK!!! High points are the SAP pockets (perfect for my full-size "hunting light") -- and the PRICE. Any plans to make them in black, navy, and charcoal???
    1 Answers
    We are still getting a feel for how well these are doing before we release additional colors. If we do, it would probably be next year some time. If you email newbrands@lapolicegear.com - that may expedite us getting more colors if we get enough requests for it.
    Customer Service
    on October 9, 2015

    Jeremy
    from Hermitage, PA asked:
    October 6, 2015
    Hello, are the pants tapered? Or are they more straight legged? Thanks!
    1 Answers
    These are more straight cut and we wouldn't consider them as being tapered.
    Customer Service
    on October 8, 2015

    Andrew
    from Fresno, Ca asked:
    September 13, 2015
    If I buy the pants wash them and they shrink to the point of not fitting anymore, will I be able to return them?
    1 Answers
    We can't take them as a return if they have been washed.
    Customer Service
    on September 14, 2015

    Joe
    from Sparks, NV asked:
    August 18, 2015
    When will these pants be available in other colors? They are Great Pants would like about four more pairs, however not in just two colors! GREAT PANTS Thanks Joe Wolflick
    1 Answers
    They don't currently have plans for additional colors from what I can tell. Normally if that were the case than I would see them on order. These are still pretty new, and they've released a lot of different style of pants recently so i expect that they are waiting to see what kind of feedback they receive for these before moving forward with other colors. Please email your request though to newbrands@lapolicegear.com <= That's where we take product suggestions for the time being and if they receive enough demand for more colors, than they'll move forward with having them made. Even if they decided tomorrow that they wanted more colors, it would still take 6-8 months to receive from the factory. So it wouldn't be any time soon. Thank you for your kind words though, it's always great to have good feedback on our items. 08/19/2015
    Customer Service
    on August 19, 2015

    Mark
    from Utah asked:
    May 15, 2015
    Is the waist measured with the elastic expanded or contracted?
    1 Answers
    They are measured with the elastic contracted.
    Customer Service
    on May 15, 2015

    J
    from Oakland, ca asked:
    May 6, 2015
    How is the fit on these pants. are the more relaxed than the urban ops pants? Are they more fitted then the operator pants? I'm looking for a more tailored fitted look.
    1 Answers
    These are sized like the Urban ops pants with the same style of fit. They are also more relaxed than the Urban Ops pants.
    Customer Service
    on May 7, 2015

    Brad
    from Hattiesburg, MS asked:
    May 5, 2015
    Will the pant legs accommodate Blousing Strings?
    1 Answers
    The pants do not have blousing straps and they do not have a large enough hem to accommodate them.
    Customer Service
    on May 7, 2015

    Aleks
    from Manassas, VA asked:
    April 30, 2015
    Do you plan to increase the depth of the front pockets to accommodate compact pistols like the Kimber Ultra in a pocket holster?
    1 Answers
    There are no plans to change the design of the pants at this time.
    Customer Service
    on May 4, 2015

    Josh
    from Arizona asked:
    April 29, 2015
    Does this fabric stretch similar to the 5.11 stryke pant?
    1 Answers
    Yes, it does have a similar stretch to those pants.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2015

    TC
    from SLC, UT asked:
    April 29, 2015
    Agree with the other comments below, will these be offered in other colors -- primarily black and OD green? I'll miss the D-ring inside the cargo pocket which is available on the non-elite Operator pant tough.
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, we are only manufacturing them in Khaki and Coyote Brown at this time. If we decide to produce other colors, the will not be available for at least 6 months.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2015

    Jason Rice D.S
    from MI asked:
    April 29, 2015
    Hello, do the elite operator pants have seperate pockets inside of the larger cargo pocket similar to the 5.11 stryke pant. I use these for my mags when doing plain clothes work. Thank you
    2 Answers
    These do not have separate pockets inside the cargo pockets however there is an elastic band stitched to the inside of the pockets that can be used to secure mags.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2015
    These do not have separate pockets inside the cargo pockets however there is an elastic band stitched to the inside of the pockets that can be used to secure mags.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2015

    Andy
    from Virginia asked:
    April 29, 2015
    Do these pants have internal knee pad pockets?
    1 Answers
    These pants have reinforced knees however there is not a pocket to add the 5.11 knee pads.
    Customer Service
    on April 30, 2015

    David
    from Del Norte County, CA asked:
    April 29, 2015
    I work in the Pacific Northwest and we get over 100 inches of rain per year, we are constantly looking for more comfortable clothing for wet weather. How long does the teflon coating last? Also I need them in Black, when do you anticipate getting other colors?
    1 Answers
    There's no real way to test how long the Teflon coating will last on the pants as it depends on the conditions that they are exposed to and whether the customer follows the care instructions correctly. As for the other colors, we are currently only producing them in Khaki and Coyote Brown.
    Customer Service
    on May 1, 2015

    Ralph
    from New jersey asked:
    April 28, 2015
    I really like these but I need them in black! Any chance these will be offered in that color in the near future?
    1 Answers
    This is something we are looking into for future productions but at this time though they are only available in the colors shown.
    Customer Service
    on April 28, 2015

    Norman
    from Los Angeles asked:
    April 28, 2015
    I am very interested in these pants as I already own many LAPG pants. However, will you be offering these in the other LAPG colors?
    1 Answers
    yes at this time we are looking to expand on the color options of these pants but we do not have set dates for other colors quite yet.
    Customer Service
    on April 28, 2015

    Brian
    from NJ asked:
    April 26, 2015
    Are they true to size or should you order the next waist size up if you are borderline on a waist size
    3 Answers
    These do run true to size so we would not say size up. The waist band has plenty adjustment room to allow for a comfortable fit.
    Customer Service
    on April 27, 2015
    I just received my two pair today...they were 44/32. They are running big...like I can button them up, and take them off. Def need a belt. SUPER NICE, REALLY GREAT pants that seem extremely well made! My next order will be a size smaller.
    Robert W Bradford
    on May 4, 2015
    from Huntsville AL
    I ordered 30x30 and they seemed true to size for me. No complaints.
    Johnny V.
    on February 6, 2016
    from Los Angeles

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