REVIEW: Helikon Tex UTP Pants - Multicam
Polish-based, Helikon-Tex first patented their Urban Tactical Pant (UTP) design in 2009 which became a staple and favorite in the tactical apparel world. Following up this popularity, Helikon-Tex has released an upgraded and improved design with their UTP Flex Pants (also known as Urban Tactical Flex Pants). Although the main construction of the pant is the same as the original design, Helikon-Tex made some major improvements when it comes to fabric, freedom of movement, and sleek aesthetics.
Known to be one of the most durable and preferred fabrics on the market for tactical apparel, the UTP Flex Pants are made with nonelastic NyCo RipStop fabric. Helikon-Tex wanted to ensure that the pants still provided flexibility and freedom of movement for the user, which is why they added VersaStretch elastic panels in both the back neck and crotch area. When it comes to keeping a low-profile, these tactical pants are an optimal choice. The cut and placement of the pockets help maintain a civilian look while still having the functionality of combat pants – with room for all of your on-person gear and essentials. Plus, the wide belt loops allow for a belt up to 50 mm – which includes all of Helikon-Tex’s tactical belts.
The smart design of the Helikon-Tex UTP Flex Pants includes 10 pockets overall:
Two classic front pockets – edges are reinforced against abrasions from flashlight and knife clips
Two cargo pockets on thigh – closed using reversed YKK zippers
Two front flapped pockets for small electronics or AR magazine
Two slim back pockets
Two wide back pockets
The thoughtfully-designed combat pant comes in 8 colour options including three camo patterns and Helikon-Tex’s sizes stray away from your typical American-based sizes – choose from S through XXXL with regular/long/X-long length options.
Overall, the Helikon-Tex UTP Flex Pants are practical, durable, and can be worn on an everyday basis. Both on and off duty – you’ve found your new go-to pair of tactical pants.