Well, I just got a job where I need to wear black pants, and I only own a single pair of black pants. Perfect opportunity to upgrade my EDC clothing! After some snooping, I'm getting a little discouraged about 5.11 Taclite Pros, which I thought were the benchmark that others were judged by. Lately I've been really considering the Blackhawk Warrior Wear pants. There's also Tru-Spec, and I'm sure many other brands that I have never heard of. For overall quality, are the original 5.11 tactical pants a better choice, or just heavier material? I hate making this type of thread, but I have to ask. What's the best tactical pant? I.E. Which option has the best quality, comfort, pocket layout, durability, color options, etc? For this category, price really doesn't matter. I'm a college student so I'll be going with a more value-oriented choice, but I really want to know which brands have earned the trust of their customers. Also, which option is the best value? What's the most cost-effective solution, maybe not top quality but good for the price? I'm thinking something from LAPG might fit the bill here, but I'd like to hear from all of you. To tailor this thread to my own preferences (pun intended!), I love the idea of those thigh tool pockets that Taclite Pro pants have. The most important feature that I want is a good pocket layout that provides a lot of options. I also want durability, but that should go without saying. The black pants that I buy at some point will sort of serve as a trial period. If I don't like them, they're just work pants and they'll stay that way. If I do like them I'll buy more in coyote, khaki, green, who knows! Anyways, thanks all in advance!