- Better than Crye Review by David
Quality Price Value
I've been doing some comparison between my talos and G3 pants. I do like the pocket lay out of the G3 pants. I also like the deep cargo pockets on the talos pants as well as the easy access. The largest difference to me is the obvious difference in quality. The stitching quality in the crye's is way shoddier than the talos pant. There are loose threads everywhere on the G3's. The stitching on the G3's look rushed. bubbly stitching in some areas (almost like the thread wasn't pulled tight). I get the impression that the crye product is being rushed to meet production demands. When I received the Arcteryx talos pants, there was no loose threading anywhere on the pants. the stitching was tight and flawless. I personally like the more modern design, the wider leg opening is awesome as I prefer my pant legs to flow over the top of my boot, not bunch up in an 80's Peg leg style like the G3's do. I also like the knife pocket positioned where it is. It's farther back than the G3's. There is one on each side. The pocket is big enough to put a surefire light in it.
(Posted on 5/1/2014)
- Great Qiality, Great sale price. Review by David
Price Value Quality
Great stitching and construction. I love the wider leg opening. When compared to crye precision G3's I notice better nyco material. Wider leg opening compared to G3 peg leg 8.5 in opening. I see that other reviewers complained about the knee itching and billowing out. Personally the fabric doesn't bother my knees and the knees stick out a bit because they are articulated. I wear a 36 in waist. I found large tall to be just a tad tight in the waist, but definitely a comfortable wear for me. but will go with the xl waist next time.
(Posted on 4/29/2014)
- Great construction..but bad knee design Review by beastie
Value Quality Price
Overall, great product design. High quality stitching, materials and construction. Cool modern design of combat pants. Useful pockets. But I returned them due to the knee construction and design. The extra cordura knee protection strips on knees make the fit in knee awkward and stick it. This makes the knee looked all puffed out and also causes material to rub on knee. Would not be ideal for extended use as this would cause discomfort and is the reason I returned them. If they update design next season I would rebut.
(Posted on 6/20/2013)
- Crye makes a far better combat pant Review by Michael
Quality Price Value
In general I really like the design elements of these pants. The pockets are all the right size and shape. I like the futuristic, angular design on the pockets and it actually ends up working quite well to retain stuff you put inside. The waist is comfortable.
Unfortunately, this item has several crippling drawbacks. The knee design is awful. The pants can be used with or without the Arcteryx knee caps. Without them, the stiff webbing sticks out awkwardly and chafes above and below the knee, and with them in, it's just as uncomfortable as wearing knee pads without a pad pocket, because there are still two external straps and they still cause the material at the back of the knee to bunch up and chafe. Also the leg openings are too big.
Bottom line is that these suffer greatly in comparison to Crye's combat pants, which is absurd when you realize that they're almost $50 more than the Gen2 pants. The only thing these have going for them is the Wolf color. Unless you absolutely need that, look elsewhere.
(Posted on 5/6/2013)