LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts
LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts

LA Police Gear Elite Operator Shorts

MSRP: $58.99

The Elite Operator Shorts from LA Police Gear are a groundbreaking new entry in the tactical shorts industry. These tactical shorts are packed with the highest quality features that you find in shorts 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 short. It is lightweight, comfortable, and tough.

Aside from the amazing new fabric, these shorts are packed with all the pockets you could need, a tuxedo style waist band, a gusseted crotch, and a total of 7 belt loops.

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:

  • 10" Inseam
  • 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
  • Reviews
    119 Reviews
    61% (72)
    31% (37)
    5% (6)
    2% (2)
    2% (2)
    92% Recommend this product (110 of 119 responses)
    By Mitch
    March 10, 2018
    Great value
    Good shorts for $20. Lightweight for summer and versatile with the water resistance and many pockets. The stretch waste makes them even more comfortable.
    By Jennifer Baltzer
    Lee's Summit Mo
    March 9, 2018
    Very well made and comfortable
    By David Blazer
    March 3, 2018
    Elite op shorts
    Great shorts. Comfortable lots of pockets.
    By David G.
    November 1, 2017
    Awesome shorts
    Awesome shorts the waist stretches and the fabric itself stretches, so when you wear your belt the shorts stay up and stretch to accommodate your butt size without plumbers crack. Love all the pockets.
    Pros stretching fabric, all the pockets
    ConsI wish there was a 13 inch inseam.
    By David D
    Las Vegas,NV
    October 29, 2017
    Really Good Shorts
    I am using these out here in the desert and they are proving them selves to be very good. The design is nice and I ordered these one size bigger than normal that seems to be a pattern with LAPG but the little bit of a larger size helps them breath easier . The fabric is not the best at breathing but they are surprisingly comfortable and they look sharp.
    By Zack
    Littleton, CO
    September 30, 2017
    Runs extremely small
    The leg openings are extremely small. I had to size up 2 sizes just to get them over my quads and glutes, which then leads to them falling off my waist. Even having done this, they are still so tight in those areas that I can't get my wallet in my back pocket, and instead have to keep it in one of the cargo pockets. The regular front pockets are deep, but not quite deep enough. While pocket carrying a Ruger LCR the bottom of the grip sticks out of the pocket opening. I have multiple pairs of shorts, jeans, and dress pants where this is not an issue. The shorts are also extremely thick, heavy, and do not breathe well. The 2 front quad pockets are awesome, and fit my S7 Edge perfectly, however if your phone is any bigger, it won't fit. I want to like these shorts, but until LA Police Gear makes them with larger leg holes, thus allowing them to fit guys who don't skip leg day, while actually allowing pockets to be accessible, I won't reccomend buying them.
    By Timothy Thomas
    New Port Richey Florida
    September 27, 2017
    My favorite shorts hands down !!
    I first ordered the reg operator shorts and pants and loved them . Then I ruined them for myself like the time I ordered the 10 dollar caesars deep dish pizza . After buying the 5 dollar pizza for so long I could never go back after I tried the deep dish . So is it when it comes to the operator Elite pants and shorts . They bring a level of comfort and range of motion that are truly unsurpassed . My goto concealed carry garment for comfort during carry and pocket selection for EDC . Believe me when I say You Will Not Regret Purchasing the Operator Elite by LAPG .
    ProsRange of motion whilst wearing . Plenty of carefully placed pockets for your extensive EDC daily carry Items . Price is unheard of affordable . Stylish and color selection is great in earthtones and blue . I could go on and on till the cows come home .
    ConsI don't have enough of them !
    By TRose
    CV California
    September 14, 2017
    Another Homerun from LAPG
    Another quality product from LAPG. Just gat back from Idaho, wearing them while looking at real estate, in and out of the car. VARY comfortable, kept their shape, no ugly wrinkles from sitting for hours on end. Keep up the great products....
    ProsComfortable, keeps shape lots of pockets
    By Jimmy Espiritu
    September 13, 2017
    Great value
    Shorts would be a five star if leg cargo pockets expanded wider. Other than that i think they are great for the money.
    ConsCargo pockets dont expand wider with bifolds
    By Gary Zalas
    August 31, 2017
    LA Police Gear Elite Operatior Shorts
    Great short hold up well!!!
    By Joel
    Colorado Springs, CO
    August 29, 2017
    Very good at this price
    I've only had these a week so I can't speak for long-term durability, but they appear to be very well constructed so I am not worried. I am a huge fan of 5.11 and these shorts remind me of my favorite 5.11 pants: tons of well-placed pockets, comfortable expanding waistband, heavy duty zipper, and double stitched everything. I really like the cut of these shorts...they have plenty of room for full range of motion, but have a more modern fit and avoid the frumpy, too-baggy look. The material is tough; no worry that it will tear easily, though that does mean they're not the coolest in hot weather. My new go-to short
    ProsAll. The. Pockets. Expanding waistline Modern fit Solid construction Tough material
    ConsNot the coolest in hot weather
    By Ron H.
    Pittsburgh, PA
    August 17, 2017
    Extremely practical & comfortable.
    I wish I'd have ordered 2 pairs. They fit perfectly, have plenty of pockets and are so comfortable to wear. What sold me...the inseam (leg) length isn't too long like so many shorts. Perfect...get yourself a pair.
    ProsAmple pockets for EDC items. Comfortable Lightweight
    By Mark
    Choctaw, Ok, 73020
    August 11, 2017
    Great shorts
    ProsVery nice length, great fit, lots of pockets, great for all activities.
    By Dave
    August 11, 2017
    Nice shorts but very hot!
    I recently purchased two pairs of these shorts. I like the way they look, the fit and the functionality, but they are very hot. It must be the teflon coating.
    ProsFunctionality, fit and look.
    ConsVery HOT
    By James
    Arlington TN
    August 10, 2017
    Greats shirts
    These run pretty true to size, have plenty of storage and seems well constructed.
    27 Questions & 52 Answers
    from TX asked:
    June 10, 2016
    Any time line for dark navy color?
    1 Answers
    We currently do not have an ETA for more colors at this time.
    Customer Service
    on June 10, 2016

    Anthony Fanfan
    from Myrtle Beach, SC asked:
    July 20, 2017
    Are these shorts above or below the knee? I like them below.
    1 Answers
    That will depend on your size, the inseam on these is 10”.
    Customer Service
    on July 21, 2017

    Not an Operator
    from Las Vegas NV asked:
    July 20, 2017
    I have so many questions...... Are the shorts only for "Elite Operators"? Do the shorts help you operate elitely? Are the shorts elite? Do the shorts make you "Elite Operators"? Operators wear shorts?
    1 Answers
    Good questions. These are restricted to Elite Operators only, anything else would be as we say back home; “All hat, no cattle” so please only purchase if you are serious about your tactical apparel. For those at Elite Operator level these have been shown in double-blind studies to increase eliteness between 37-46% and attractiveness up to 78%. The shorts themselves are not Elite without the operator however there is an unconfirmed report of these shorts being awesome, causing your enemies to throw down their weapons, arrest themselves, and apologize sincerely for their misconduct. These cannot make you Elite. That comes with years of deliberate practice, loving freedom, and good genetics. However the range of motion you can achieve in these shorts will allow you to unleash powerful kicks and knees which may give you just the edge you need. Operators do indeed wear shorts on the weekends and the 4th of July. I hope this was helpful, if you have any other questions just ask and we will be happy to help.
    Customer Service
    on July 21, 2017

    Luis Perez
    from Saegertown,PA. asked:
    July 8, 2017
    I wear a size 48, and I'm on a weight loss program and losing weight. With the starchiness of the waist will 44 be to tight or should I wait a bit and loss a bit more to be on the safe side?
    1 Answers
    These are measured with the waistband fully stretched so I would order according to your current waist size or slightly bigger.
    Customer Service
    on July 12, 2017

    Patrick Mckinley
    from Texas asked:
    February 13, 2017
    Hello, is the waist size listed with the waist fully extended? in other words, is the 42 really 40 inch expanded?? I am 41/42 now..? thanks
    6 Answers
    The waist size is measured before you put them on and stretch them out, so the 38 I bought actually expands larger. My waist is a 38 and the 38 size shorts easily fit an IWB holster
    on February 13, 2017
    from Fairfield, CA
    To me, my shorts were size 34. I normally were 33 to 34. My shorts fit perfectly without using the added stretch in my opinion. I hope that helps. Good luck.
    on February 13, 2017
    from Nacogdoches, TX
    It does not expand that much. Maybe 3/4". So it fits 42 only.
    AR Neely
    on February 13, 2017
    from Phoenix, AZ
    I bought the size I wear in Levis jeans and the lapd bdus and they were too small. Waist fit okay but thighs and length didn't feel comfortable. I would go +1 on the size to be comfortable.
    on February 13, 2017
    from South Florida
    I am about a 35inch waist and ordered these shorts in a 36. I conceal carry and the elastic waistband helps tremendously with comfort with these shorts. The 36" shorts are comfortable, but slightly loose for me. With a belt I don't notice it at all, but without a belt I can still wear them comfortably without fear of them falling down thanks to the elastic. The elastic is 'hidden' in the waistband, which is one of the reasons why I purchased these myself, and I feel the size 36 could still fit comfortably if I put on another inch or two in the waistline, if that makes sense. To answer your question bluntly, I am not sure if the measurements are taken with the elastic expanded or not, but if you order your regular waist size I don't think you'll have any problems. Hope this helps!
    on February 13, 2017
    from Palmetto, FL
    I bought the 34 inch waist shorts. As far as I can tell they are 34 inches. I have just purchased them and have not worn them yet but trying them on when they arrived, they fit well. Being short and husky, I wish you made them in a 7 inch inseam.
    Dale F.
    on February 14, 2017
    from Aarlington, TX

    from Yorktown VA asked:
    January 2, 2017
    Can the back sap pockets carry ar mags?
    1 Answers
    Yes, they fit gi mags, pmags, ets, and hexmags. Two pockets back of the thigh and two pockets front as well for four mags if you want. Also each side cargo pocket has two elastic loops inside to keep two more mags snug against your leg so if you want to you can carry 8 magazines total in one pair of shorts and still have plenty of room in the cargo pockets, as well as your two front, 2 back and a knife pocket free for your regular items. I wear these shorts or pants every day, I have 4 pairs, usually keep a 3c maglite in one of the back sap pockets. Favorite most comfortable shorts ever.
    on January 3, 2017
    from Houston, TX

    from Florida asked:
    September 10, 2016
    I have several pairs of LA Police Gear Operator Tactical shorts in size 34 which is about the right fit for my waist (perhaps a tad on the large size which is okay). I was going to order the Elite Operator Shorts in size 34, but several reviewers say that they run small and that the indicated size is only in the fully expanded position. One reviewer clearly states that he normally wears 34 but had to send the 34 Elite Operator Shorts back for a 36 because the 34 did not allow him to carry IWB concealed. Please address this issue and advise size. Don't want to pay for a return. Also is the front side pocket large and deep enough to carry pocket holster? Thanks.
    7 Answers
    This isn't an easy question for me because every body is different and the shorts may fit you differently. For me, the waist size seems pretty much standard to the way my other pants fit. However, they seem a bit short waisted to me, so they ride slightly lower than my other pants do. Nothing major, they just feel a little different. And I am able to IWB carry with these shorts. I am satisfied with the way they fit me, but you could feel totally different. Short of trying them on, I think you're just going to have to risk it.
    on September 12, 2016
    from Brandon, FL
    I would say they run a Lil on the small side also.
    on September 12, 2016
    from Lumberton, NC
    If your operators are a tad big you should be fine I'm a tad on the other side of 34 and should have gotten a 36 Carrry a glock 26 front right pocket pocket a bit shallow ( 1/2" deeper would be perfect) otherwise great pants Normally wear tru spec 24/7's and they are the next best thing!
    on September 12, 2016
    from Florida
    I'm about a 35. I bought 34's originally because of the expansion waist. No good. They were too tight all around. I bought a couple pair of 36 and am totally happy with them.
    on September 12, 2016
    from Henderson, NV
    Both sides of the safari pockets have double elastic wide elastic retainers sewed to the body side of the pocket to hold mags or in my case my Kahr 380 holster and pistol. Keeps it from rattling around and sagging the pocket. For IWB, unless 34 is loose I would go for 36. The sizing seems dead on. I run in the pocket or inside the belt but outside the waist ban so hard for me to say. Great shorts.
    on September 12, 2016
    from Fort Pierce, FL
    I have both the pants and shorts and feel they are of the same size. Although, I feel both do run smaller than normal and the waist is a little lower than normal. You already have the pants in size 34, so I would say the size 34 shorts should fit similarly. Haven't tried any front pocket holsters.
    on September 12, 2016
    from APO, AP
    Waist size is equivalent to their other shorts. I found them to be tighter in the hips and the thighs
    on September 13, 2016
    from Midland, Va

    Hobart Huffines
    from FL asked:
    July 28, 2016
    What is the measurement of the inseam? I live in FL, very seldom wear long pants and I prefer shorts that stop above the knees.
    1 Answers
    This is a 10" inseam.
    Customer Service
    on August 1, 2016

    from Columbia, Mo asked:
    June 10, 2016
    Is this short replacing the operator short with the 9" inseam?
    1 Answers
    This short is not replacing the 9" inseam as this is a 10" inseam, this is just another style of LAPG shorts.
    Customer Service
    on June 10, 2016

    from Kansas City Mo. asked:
    June 10, 2016
    Do these shorts have the same fit as your operator shorts?
    1 Answers
    Yes they are sized the same
    Customer Service
    on June 10, 2016

    from Florida asked:
    June 10, 2016
    Indications that they are "shorter". How much so? What is the inseam length? I can't find it mentioned anywhere.
    1 Answers
    10" Inseam
    Customer Service
    on June 10, 2016

    from Massachusetts asked:
    June 10, 2016
    Do these have the elastic loops in the cargo pockets like the pants?
    5 Answers
    Yes these have the elastic bands
    Customer Service
    on June 10, 2016
    on June 10, 2016
    from Allen Park, MI
    Yes they do
    on June 10, 2016
    from Lafayette, IN
    Yeah they have two that are about 3 inches wide.
    on June 10, 2016
    from Seagertown, PA
    Yes, they do.
    on June 11, 2016
    from San Mateo, CA

    Rich Mercado
    from New Canaan Ct. asked:
    June 8, 2016
    Hi: do you offer in color : OD Thanks Rich
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately not at this time.
    Customer Service
    on June 8, 2016

    from Michigan asked:
    June 7, 2016
    I notice the AR mag in one of the pictures. Does it fit the Pmags too?
    3 Answers
    We've had many customers who were able to use PMAGs in the pockets.
    Customer Service
    on June 7, 2016
    A Pmag fit snugly through the elastic loop in the pocket. The loop's sewn down in the center to allow for two mags to be held.
    on June 9, 2016
    from Nashua, NH
    Yes and No, the inside pocket retention is elastic and will fit ok. However, the length is the issue. The pmag is longer than mil spec so you have to stretch the flap of the pocket to reach the Velcro which it seems to just barely reach. Now, depending on your definition of fit. It will work but not as well as a mil spec , the lancers fit better as they are in between the mil spec and pmag. YMMV, hope this helps.
    on June 10, 2016
    from Petal, MS

    from Florida asked:
    May 25, 2016
    What are the dimensions of the cargo pockets, and the width of the knife pocket?
    2 Answers
    Two cargo pockets are 7" x 7''. Two knife pockets (one on each hip) are 3.5"wide x 9" deep. Two front cell phone pockets are 6.5" x 4". (could also be used for knife) Side / hand pockets but are 6.5" at the widest point, 5.5" at the narrow point. They are 11.75" at the deepest point, 5.5" at the shallow point.
    on May 25, 2016
    from York, PA
    The side cargo pockets are 7" X 7". The cargo pockets have elastic sewn inside that would allow securing a magazine. The front knife/cell pockets are 3 3/4" wide by 6 1/2" deep. There is another small knife pocket on the right rear (just above the right rear cargo pocket flap) that is 2 1/4" wide and 3 7/8" deep. And the 2 rear flashlight/baton pockets are 3 1/4" wide and 9" deep.
    on May 25, 2016
    from TEXAS

    from CA asked:
    November 6, 2015
    Since these are essentially the same as the LAPG Elite Operator Pant in the shorts version, and I've read a comment in the Pant section that they shrink, should I expect that these shorts will shrink too? However much or little that they shrink, knowing that they do will help sizing decisions. Thanks!
    7 Answers
    I would expect they would shrink the same if there is any shrinkage at all. I'll check with other customers to see if they have experienced the same thing with the shorts for you and hopefully they can provide some feedback for you on it.
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2015
    I have washed and dried them about six times so far, haven't noticed any shrinkage in the shorts. I washed cold water and tumble dried low, shook them out and charlie miked...have three pairs all about the same, I cannot speak for anyone else, but Order your waist and you should be good to go.
    on November 10, 2015
    from S FL
    I have few of the shorts with the same material (This one I returned because the inseam was 9" which is too short for me) but, they would not shrink at all (Don't wash them Hot because you not supposed too). You safe there with this material.
    on November 10, 2015
    from Oceanside, CA
    I have not noticed much shrink in the shorts. I definitely love them
    on November 10, 2015
    from LA
    I've only washed mine twice, but they haven't shrunk yet.
    on November 10, 2015
    from Los Angeles
    I have had no problems with shrinkage. In fact I find them more roomy than the Woolrich shorts of the same size. The only complaint I have with them is the tag in the back chafes my back if my underwear slides down.
    on November 11, 2015
    from Bradenton, FL
    I wear both the pant and the shorts and have no experience with shrinkage. I do follow the washing instructions however.
    on November 11, 2015
    from Tamarac, FL

    Charles Dingle
    from New Britain, CT asked:
    July 30, 2015
    How long is the inseam?
    1 Answers
    These are a 10" inseam.
    Customer Service
    on July 30, 2015

    Cliff Wilson
    from Las Vegas, NV asked:
    July 27, 2015
    Good short. When will they be available in Black?
    1 Answers
    These are still pretty new, so they are probably still getting a feel for how well they will do before adding color options. I don't show any on order for the black color, so that's an indication that it would probably be longer than 6-8 months, and since it's more of a seasonal item, it would probably be longer. If you submit an email to requesting alternate colors to be added for this particular item, than that might help expedite us having more colors added if we see that there is a demand. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you than that! 07/28/20015
    Customer Service
    on July 28, 2015

    from St. Paul, MN asked:
    July 25, 2015
    What is a good web belt to get with these shorts?
    1 Answers
    Well, I typically wear the 5.11 web belts located here - <= Never had a problem with this belt. I didn't realize at the time that there was a cheap alternative - <= Probably would have went with this one had I known it was available And if you looking for an even cheaper alternative - <= Not a huge fan of the way this one is designed, but I've yet to hear anyone have an issue with it.
    Customer Service
    on July 27, 2015

    from Texas asked:
    July 25, 2015
    Do you have any shorts to fit us full figure guys. Ok fat men. say size 52 waist.
    1 Answers
    Here are a few options that I was able to find for that size - <= These are currently on sale, so you might want to jump on them soon. <= These are on sale as well! Hope that helps!
    Customer Service
    on July 27, 2015

    from Indianapolis, IN asked:
    May 15, 2015
    Do you offer a pair of shorts with a 6" inseam?
    1 Answers
    These are only available in a 10" inseam.
    Customer Service
    on May 15, 2015

    from Iowa asked:
    May 12, 2015
    Are these shorts made in the USA?
    2 Answers
    These shorts are made overseas.
    Customer Service
    on May 12, 2015
    The shorts are made in China.
    on June 9, 2016
    from Buffalo, NY

    from Buena Park , CA asked:
    April 30, 2015
    Do you guys have any plans on making a longer inseam like the Dickies 13"?
    1 Answers
    We do not currently have plans to make any design changes at this time.
    Customer Service
    on May 4, 2015

    Joe B
    from New Britain, CT asked:
    April 29, 2015
    Are there more colors coming?
    1 Answers
    At this time we are only manufacturing these pants in Khaki and the Coyote Brown.
    Customer Service
    on April 30, 2015

    from TX asked:
    April 29, 2015
    How true to size are these shorts running? Other LA Gear branded shorts seem to run small.
    1 Answers
    These shorts run pretty true to size. However as with our other shorts, the size that you order is with the elastic fully stretched out. So if you like them to fit a little looser you would have to order the next size up.
    Customer Service
    on April 30, 2015

    The Dingo
    from TEXAS asked:
    April 29, 2015
    This shorts look awesome. Will you carry them in black in the next 4 weeks?
    1 Answers
    As of right now we will only carrying the Khaki and Coyote color.
    Customer Service
    on April 29, 2015

    from L.A., California asked:
    April 23, 2015
    What is the length of the inseam on these shorts?
    1 Answers
    These shorts have a 10" inseam.
    Customer Service
    on April 23, 2015

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