Dan and I had the pleasure of schmoozing with 5.11 Brand Experience Project Manager Meghan Finley high atop the company’s SHOT Show booth. While the encounter sounded like the beginning of a bad joke (“two Jews walk into an Irish product demonstration . . .”) it was clear Ms. Finley knew her product inside out. Literally.
Using a blue gun, Ms. Finley proved that 5.11’s WYLD CAT tactical pants’ soft ‘n stretchy sateen material is perfect for appendix carry. Or yoga — provided you remove your gun, knife, other knife, phone and all the other gubbins. All accommodated by the WYLD CAT’s eight-pocket configuration, complete with a rear pocket-within-a-pocket pocket for your smartphone or dumb AR mag.
The knees are reinforced. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Texan shooters will appreciate the WYLD CAT’s leg zip, opening-up for the requisite pair of Heritage cowboy boots (not a paid endorsement). You can go WYLD in three colors: black, khaki and grenade (try and find that color at The Gap) in sizes 0 – 16.
WYLD CATs are stylish and practical. Stylactical? Tactistylish? They aren’t on 5.11’s website yet, but WYLD CAT’s will eventually appear online and retail for $74.99. Not cheap, but then who is?