What’s the Difference Between Tactical and EMS Pants?

What's the difference between tactical pants and EMS pants?

At first glance, you may not be able to tell a difference at all between tactical pants and EMS pants.

They seem alike in all regards: numerous pockets, identical fabrics, similar color options and fits.

So what’s the difference between tactical pants and EMS pants?

EMS pants have one additional scissor pocket for medics.

Now you know.


Which type of tactical pants do you prefer?

EMS pros, do you need that extra pocket?

Tell us in the comments.

Best Tactical Pants for Women

As any woman knows, finding pants that are comfortable and fit well can be a challenge. It’s even more difficult when it comes to tactical pants in the uniform industry, where many manufacturers’ “women’s fit” is only a slight modification of the men’s version.

Fortunately, the situation is improving as manufacturers are offering more options and fits. Let’s look at two women’s tactical pants from leading brands, Tru-Spec and Propper.

Tru-Spec 24-7 Series Ladies Pant

Best Tactical Pants for Women - Tru-Spec

One of the primary complaints of women’s tactical pants is that the rise is too high. Tru-Spec 24-7 Series has addressed that issue, with the rise falling just above the hips.

A slider waistband, rather than a gathered elastic waistband found on other tactical pants, reduces bulk.

A blended fabric (65% polyester/35% cotton)makes the pant lightweight but substantial, allowing it to be worn year-round.

Overall, this pant has a flattering, modern cut that works on most body types. They are not baggy, and instead have strategically placed angles, pockets and seams that actually make this pantslimming.

There is no shortage of pockets, with a total of 14. You’ll find two knife pockets on the sides of the back pockets. Cargo pockets feature extra compartments for convenience.

Propper Women’s Tactical Trousers

Best Tactical Pants for Women - Propper

The rise on Propper’s Women’s Tactical Trousers is a bit higher, falling at the natural waist near the navel. You’ll likely still find these pants comfortable, even if you typically prefer a lower rise.

An internal elastic waistband is comfortable, not too tight like some others.

The pants come in a heavy 8.5-ounce canvas that is 65% polyester/35% cotton. This makes them sturdy and resistant to fading, wrinkling and shrinking.

Find Out More

Simply contact us now to get more information about the best tactical gear for women.


What do you think are the best tactical pants for women? Tell us in the comments.

Tru-Spec Mega Tactical Giveaway through POLICE Magazine

Tru-Spec has partnered with POLICE magazine and is giving away over $1,000 in Tru-Spec products to one lucky law enforcement officer.

The winner will receive:

  • 5 pairs of pants
  • 5 shirts
  • 5 baselayer t-shirts
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 tactical vest
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 All-Season Parka
  • 1 cap
  • 1 M1 Tactical Folder Knife

Entries are being accepted through April 30, 2013. Only sworn law enforcement officers who are residents in the U.S. and U.S. territories are eligible.

Go to www.PoliceMag.com/TRU-SPEC now to get the full details and enter!

More About Tru-Spec

Tru-Spec uniforms, and the new 24-7 Series® line of apparel, is a direct result of listening to the consumer and delivering quality apparel that is versatile, rugged and comfortable, while still having all the features to get the job done.

In a recent survey of more than 500 active police officers, respondents were asked to compare several major brands of tactical pants. Tru-Spec 24-7 Series pants were the overwhelming favorite in virtually all categories.

To learn more about outfitting your department in Tru-Spec, complete our online form.

Tru-Spec Mega Tactical Giveaway