October 19, 2018 by requirementsgroup0


You have operational pants, and then you have the Shadow Pathfinder Pants.  The all new, Shadow Elite 3494 Pathfinder Pants has taken features from its predecessor and made upgrades to be more durable and comfortable in any sort of operational environment

The tactical experts from the Canadian police & military who made the suggestions on the upgrade on these pants have also been testing it on the job for the past few months with phenomenal feedback.

First, we start off with with the lightweight material which in fact is Rip-Stop.  The blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester allows it to be lightweight, comfortable, have temperature control and not rip while the operator wearing them is running through sharp branches or sitting on sharp rocks.

The improved waist adjustment system with heavy duty elastic components allows for better comfort and absorption of body movements.  Notable that the stretch material doesn’t stop at just the waist. Above the knees, as well as the crotch area are made of the same 4 way stretch material.  These pants are perfect for running, kneeling, climbing and laying down for long periods of time, as well as sitting for long periods thanks to the reinforced seating area.

These pants are loaded with pockets.  The front pockets are very large with easy access, layered with double the material to hold knives and flashlights.  The cargo pockets provide lots of space for equipment and include an extra zip-pocket for smaller items.

Furthermore on the back there are two low-profile pockets with hidden zippers for magazines.  Front pockets neatly carry the para-cord which is installed to adjust the height of the knee-pads.  

The knee-pads are removable and the pants have a protective covering on the knees when the pads are removed.  It is worth mentioning that the Shadow made knee-pads built to meet the user’s operational needs, providing comfort and protection while in the field.  

One of the smartest features on these pants is the double fastening design on the back of the knees.  Other operational pants on the market only have one fastener on the back which still allows the kneepads to move from side to side.  The Pathfinder Pants have two fasteners holding the kneepads completely in place in front of your knees where they are intended to be.

The belt-line is breathable and has wider belt loops, allowing for larger and thicker belts to be worn.

Most notably is the upgrade from velcro to the Canadian button.  Velcro simply is not a good option for pants intended for Special Operations as it is loud.  This is why the new Pathfinder Pants have the Canadian button, which also is easier to open and close while wearing thick gloves.

Just as any of the Shadow Elite products, the Pathfinder Pants have YKK zippers, as well as double stitching throughout the entire body.

The Shadow Elite 3494 Pathfinder Pant is intended primarily for military and law enforcement professionals and will be available worldwide through all of Shadow distributors.

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