POLICE Magazine

OCT 2018

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48 POLICE OCTOBER 2018 M ore and more manufacturers of law enforce- ment and tactical apparel are making prod- ucts specifically for women. TRU-SPEC's latest product in its for women line is the Women's 24-7 Xpedition Pants. TRU-SPEC's 24-7 Xpedition Pants are high- end tactical pants designed for rugged wear. Both the men's and women's versions of the Xpedition Pants are made of 6.5-ounce poly- ester and cotton rip-stop fabric with a DWR water repellant coating and double weave 91% nylon and 9% Spandex accents. e Women's 24-7 Xpedition Pants are cut specifically for women. ey have a lower rise with a women's cut in the hips and thighs. Oth- er features include: the usual collection of tacti- cal pant cargo pockets, including a left pocket with a zipper closure under the flap for secure storage; dual mesh zippered cooling vents on the legs; back pocket with zip- per closure; adjustable snaps on ankle cuffs and boot hook; additional layer of nylon webbing for reinforced du- rability from boots; and inte- grated soft flex panels for ease of movement. Available in Coy- ote, black, and green with black accents. Sold in sizes 2 through 14 with inseams ranging from 30 inches to 32 inches. POLICE Magazine asked two veteran female officers to wear the 24-7 Women's Xpe- dition Pants and give us their reviews. Tester One wrote: "ese pants are definitely more rugged than other tac pants I have worn. e combination of the rip-stop type of material with some kind of stretch material woven into them make them durable yet comfortable. e fit and the comfort were the two things I liked most about these pants. I wore them all day on the range in 105 degree temps and was very comfortable. Although I definitely sweated, the pants did not look wet with sweat, which is a nice bonus. I would wear these pants on the firearms range, in hands-on training, and to teach physical skills classes. ey are well suited to both indoor and outdoor wear and for hiking and everyday casual dress." Tester Two wrote: "Compared to other tactical pants I have worn they are more comfortable and more durable. e rip-stop is obviously stronger and the reinforced areas are definitely a bonus. e Spandex blend seems to make them really flexible so the comfort level is very high. I would definitely wear these teaching on the range, teach- ing officer survival schools, and in the classroom." Our two reviewers loved the pants but the big question about the TRU-SPEC 24-7 Women's Xpedition Pants is the price. ey list at $117.95 (the www.truspec.com site has a standard discounted price of $93.95 and through October is selling the pants for $70.46). at October sale price would be great news for our reviewers who both said after wearing the pants they would be willing to pay full list for them. —David Griffith TRAVTAC ONYX TACTICAL SLING BAG S ometimes the little companies make some of the highest quality gear. It just makes sense. After all, a small prod- uct line allows for an intense focus on the design and qual- ity of your products. TravTac is one such company that has been cranking out rock-solid tactical sling packs right here TRU-SPEC WOMEN'S 24-7 SERIES 24-7 XPEDITION PANTS These high-end tactical pants are designed for rugged wear and cut specifically for women. Police Product Test DAVID GRIFFITH AND A.J. GEORGE • Poly/Cotton rip-stop fabric • Lower rise with women's cuts in hips and thighs • Integrated soft flex panels for ease of movement • Cargo pockets, including back and front pockets with zipper closure • Dual mesh cooling vents on each leg • Adjustable snaps on ankle cuffs and boot hook COLORS: Black, Coyote, and green with black accents SIZES: 2 through 14 with in- seams from 30 to 32 inches PRICE: $117.95 w w w.truspec.com TRU-SPEC WOMEN'S 24-7 SERIES 24-7 XPEDITION PANTS For more cop-tested reviews of current products go to www.PoliceMag.com/test

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