|Kühl Revolvr Pants|
Passing through the Dubai International Airport (DXB)in 2006 to 2012 was a parade of 5.11 Tactical models all vying for attention as the various sizes and shapes of contractors made their way to O’Brien’s for their first pint. This lack of discretion extends to other locales as well. I was in an establishment in Bangkok, Thailand having a quiet iced Singha with an expatriate friend. When in walks a ‘farang’ (that is Thai slang for foreigner) with a Thai bar girl under each arm still wearing his 5.11 pants, rigger belt, desert boots and his company’s polo shirt. This kind of dress and deportment does little to maintain a low profile while travelling, whether insertion or exfiltration from your operational environment. I have not worked the civilian side of the house, yet. Though, in my current employment, I have had to make international movement in civilian attire while moving through areas of known support for our adversaries and in medium to high threat countries. I attempt to keep a lower profile wearing non standard apparel; in an effort to be less of a target for who wish us harm and to distance myself from those who do not.
|Kühl Slackr Pants|
Kühl Clothing has a line of pants which fits the bill perfectly. They even have pop culture names like Gunslinger™, Revolvr™ and Desperado™. I have a few pairs of Slackr™ for a year now. The Kühl Slackr™ pants were motivated by look of traditional khakis but with Kühl's technical details and quality materials. From the front, they have a conservative look. While in the back there have old-school jean style rear pockets; larger than modern jean pockets. They are made from light,high thread count cotton twill that has added stretch. The Slackr™ pants come in khaki, brown and a colour Kühl calls Carbon, kind of a charcoal.
|Belt Loop placement allows sidearm|
placement from 4 o'clock to 1 o'clock
|While an unrealistic amount of ammunition for EDC, |
picture demonstrates magazines can be carried and
supported from 1 o'clock to 5 o'clock position
|Extra room and articulated knees |
allow functional movement
|A Single Flat Cell Phone Pocket|