Always on the look out for good tactical pants I picked up these Kitanica All Season Pants to have some cool guy pants in cooler weather. I'd say the name All Seasons may be debatable since they aren't exactly hot weather pants, but made of a core material of 50/50 Nylon/Cotton Ripstop it is a good medium point and with all the pockets it adds some bonus warmth.
On the topic of pockets, there are a lot of them which I am always a fan of. Even when not doing tactical man stuff, having a good layout of pockets is still handy in everyday life. Starting with the side hand pockets, they have a good sized opening and reinforcements zones for knife clips. I'd like to see the reinforcement be a material more durable than the rest of the pant, but something is better than nothing. There are frontal thigh pockets which are always a plus in my book since can be accessed while sitting so I like to use them as my phone pocket. On the left thigh pocket is even an internal sleeve to keep smaller items secured and not floating in the pocket. The flaps on these pockets have a good dose of velcro, I added 1" loop squares to mine to make them easier to open with one hand, but it is nice the higher security option is there. For a small detail the hook side is on the pocket while the loop side is on the flap which is different than the norm for tactical items, but no matter how one does it there are pros and cons to going either way.
As expected there are also good sized cargo pockets, they happen to be positioned a little further back than most pants with the bottoms near the knee bend point being about the norm. By default they already have a good amount of billow potential and can billow out even further by releasing the side snaps. I added loop velcro to the hook on these pockets as well for one handed ease. I like how the flaps have their own grip pockets to give a positive opening and also are different than the thigh pockets which use more of a pull tab. Since tactical situations can cause one to get in some wacky positions, it is nice to be able to confirm which pocket is which by only touch.
The back butt pockets are roomy to begin with and sport a similar snap system as the cargo pockets. This allows them to billow out even further to offer some very diverse holding options, enough to even be considered a dump pouch. The snaps work well so the pockets don't bust open on their own, as opposed to another connection method like velcro. No flaps are on these back pockets either for ease of use yet as a balance to security, the belt loops above these back pockets have extra loops for lanyard connection points. A little further down are calf pockets which perhaps get less use, but are still handy for lighter weight stash zones.
Not done with the pocket party yet, there are still some asymmetric bonuses. On the upper right side is a velcro flapped pocket good for multitool sized items which includes other items like flashlights and pistol magazines. The flap is both adjustable and removable to accommodate more item sizes. Over on the left side is a good dose of PALS webbing to let one get creative adding a pouch such as a mag or phone pouch. Then near the cargo pockets there is a folded knife pocket on the right side, which can be handy if you ran out of room in the hand pocket and then on the left side is a similar pocket setup that has been divided in 2 to hold a couple pens.
Besides pockets some other nice core features include: double layer seat / knee areas for durability, a rugged metal YKK zipper is used for the fly, knees are slightly articulated, and a simple velcro strap system in built into the waist to allow for size adjustments. As a monkey sized note, I'm somewhat pushing it where my true waist is 28", but the smallest they make these pants is 30" so I had to pull the adjusters to the limit and may add extra loop velcro so the slack has more to connect to. As always Kitanica has great attention to detail and quality standards only using the best materials and hardware. Not many other pants can say they use bonded 69 thread.
Since made in the USA with a lot of labor necessary to create, the Kitanica All Season Pants are certainly not cheap when it comes to price, but like many item types, nice things cost money. If looking for a durable pair of pants that are very feature rich, these All Season Pants are certainly worth looking into.