By David Crane
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October 13, 2014
Last updated on 10/13/14.
Speaking of Otte Gear products, Otte Gear also introduced their waterproof, breathable Patrol Trouser at SHOT Show 2014, and showed it to DefenseReview (DR). The Otte Gear Patrol Trouser over-pant (combat/tactical pant) for adverse combat conditions utilizes an eVent laminate inner layer with an APECS fabric outer layer, just like the Otte Gear Patrol Parka, giving the operator/wearer a complete breathable waterproof system that’s also soft, quiet and comfortable.
The Otte Gear Patrol Trouser sports a built-in belt, pull-cord fly zipper, detachable suspenders, full side-zips (zippers) on the hips/legs for ventilation during aerobic activity, and so you can get into your primary tactical/combat pant’s pockets inside. The side zippers are dual-direction, so they also unzip from the bottom. So, you can put the OG Patrol Trouser on, and take it off, without removing your boots. Watch the embedded video below to see how all this works. The Patrol Trouser even features some adjustable-closure snaps at the bottom, so you can cinch the pants a bit around your boots.
An important design aspect of the Otte Gear Patrol Trouser is the suspenders’ placement on the front of the pant, so when nature calls in the rear, you can unzip the pants on both sides from the top, down, fully exposing your backside, negating the need to undue the suspenders and pull the pants down completely. Again, the video below shows how this works.
DR was very impressed with the design of this pant, just as we have been with all previous Otte Gear products we’ve seen (and worn).
Editor’s Note: The OG Patrol Trouser Defense Review saw was either the Desert Tan or Flat Dark Earth (FDE) version (we’re not sure which), but the pant is also available in Ranger Green, Black and Crye MultiCam camo (camouflage) pattern.
Company Contact Info:
OTTE Gear LLC (OG)
6542-A Lower York Rd, #141
New Hope, PA 18938
Email: [email protected]
Brookwood Companies, Inc. (and First Performance Fabrics)
25 W 45th St, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 646-472 0294
Email: [email protected]
The North Face (TNF Apex)
14450 Doolittle Drive
San Leandro, CA 94577 USA
Toll-Free USA: 1-888-863-1968
Toll-Free: Canada 1-877-992-0111
Toll-Free Warranty: 1-855-500-8639
Phone: 1-514-404-4896 (Canada)
Email Contact Page: http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TNFContactUsView?catalogId=10201&langId=-1&storeId=207&KeepThis=true&startDOMWindow&iframeDOMWindow=true
GE eVent Waterproof Fabric
YKK VISLON Zipper (Textile & Plastic Hardware)
Chicago Phone: 847-657-9282
Chicago Fax: 847-657-9356
Los Angeles Phone: 714-701-1200
Los Angeles Fax: 714-701-1290
Chicago Email Contact Form: https://www.ykkfastening.com/app/contact/?contactkey=NC-005
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