VERTX Cutback Technical Pants Review – Personal Experience

VERTX Cutback Technical Pant

Furthermore, you want a pair of pants that will work well for keeping your EDC gear secure and organized whenever you need to make haste for any reason. The VERTX Cutback Technical Pants are the kind of pants you want to have if you are looking for mobility while having everything you need in any situation.

We will be taking an in-depth look during this review regarding these pants and what makes them great. We will take a bit to discuss some of the features, the pros, and the cons.

For the record, I purchased the Cutback Technical Pants, as well as the Defiance Jeans, Grip Pants, and Delta Stretch 2.1 so I could provide real user-generated reviews and a comparison of the 4 styles.

As mentioned above, this general review is all about the Cutback Technical Pants. If you want to check out each individual review, just click on the respective link below. If you want to check out the comparison article, please click here.

If you are serious about looking for a pair of technical pants that have excellent quality and features, keep reading and see if the VERTX Cutback Technical Pants are right for you.



  • 14 pockets keep tools and essentials at the ready
  • Deep front pockets are made of soft highly-breathable mesh
  • Watch pocket in right front pocket
  • Both front pockets have pass-through slots for comms lead or a RATS tourniquet
  • Two side utility pockets and dual angled rear yoke pockets fit standard smart phones and rifle mags
  • Wallet traps in both rear pockets keep wallet or passport secure
  • 5 mini stash pockets let you pre-load key items from 1.75 to 2.25 inches long
  • Keyring and lanyard anchor point in both front pockets
  • Concealed DropLoop pass-through in each belt loop for flexible restraints or reinforced tether points for lanyards or gear
  • 320D Cordura® reinforcements on watch and rear yoke pocket openings and cuff kickplates


  • Athletic cut complements your active lifestyle
  • Articulated knees enable dynamic mobility and prevent cuff creep when sitting
  • Full gusseted crotch allows greater range of motion
  • Brass YKK® locking zipper
  • Contoured higher back rise
  • 8 belt loops are 0.875-inch wide and fit up to 1.75-inch belts
  • Open cuffs easily slip over boots
  • All heavy-wear seams are double-stitched
  • Bar tacks or YKK® rivets at critical stress points

Fabric and Technology

  • Stretch 6-ounce 48% cotton/25% 37.5® polyester/27% T400 polyester blend twill
  • Enzyme washed for comfortable feel
  • VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® technology, promotes active cooling and rapid drying


What do They Offer?

VERTX Cutback Technical Pant

The VERTX Cutback Technical Pants are jam-packed with excellent features that you won’t find in any ordinary pair of pants. Let’s take a look at each one of them.

Deep Pockets for Gear

VERTX Cutback Technical Pant

Most pairs of pants typically have four pockets (including a small “coin” pocket, so perhaps five). You know what your carry needs are and having reliable access is usually paramount.

More is not always better, but in this case, I found most of the pockets VERTX offers with these pants to be useful.

These pockets include pass-through slots for things like a comms lead. And, you get wallet traps to ensure that your wallet or passport will be safe while on the move.

Athletic Cut Design

When it comes to design, an athletic cut is the way to go. That’s because it’s the kind of design that will allow you to move freely without having to deal with limited movement.

These have a full-gusseted crotch and pleated knees that will allow more freedom to move. If you regularly find yourself in more “active” environments, a tailored design such as this really adds a level of comfort and mobility that far exceeds regular designs.

Strategically Placed YKK Zippers and Rivets

Regular pants can rip at the most critical stress points. But, with strategically placed rivets and YKK zippers, you get nothing but the best in terms of quality and reinforcement where you need it most.

VaperCore Technology Fabric

The fabric is a blend of cotton, polyester, and T400 polyester blend twill. It has VaperCore technology, which will help keep you cool on those hot days and will dry super fast when it gets wet. Don’t let wetness and the heat slow you down.

I’ve used these pants a lot in hot and humid environments. While all pants and less than ideal in harsh conditions, these performed really well in regards to staying cool longer and drying out faster once they become wet.

Available in Multiple Colors

If you need to blend in with the crowd or various environments life throws at you, you need to choose colors that will make it easy. There are four different colors to choose from: desert tan, ranger green, shock cord, and spine grey.

I currently own Desert Tan and Shock Cord, and I would have to say that out of the two, Shock Cord is my favorite. Desert Tan seems to be just a hair light in comparison. However, its lighter color does offer a slight advantage in extreme heat.


I purchased a 33×34 in each of the colors I have in this style. I found that the pair in Shock Cord fit a little looser than the Desert Tan pair, which are a hair snug.

I’m not sure if this is normal between the colors or what, but that’s my experience in this area.

I also found this style to have a slightly longer-fitting inseam than what I expected for 34’s, which I actually kind of like.

Pros and Cons

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of these pants:


Excellent Quality

You want pants that won’t wear and tear quickly and easily. I’ve used these pants and stress-tested them in numerous conditions from long range days, to working outdoors, to climbing on roofs in the mid-summer Texas heat. They pass with flying colors.

Many Useful Pockets

With a total of 14 pockets, you’ll have plenty of options to overload yourself with your gear. They are plenty of pockets that are deep enough and perfectly designed for almost any essential tool you can find.

If you conceal carry, have first aid tools, or need to slip out of the area with a wallet and a passport, you can do exactly that with these pants.

Keeps you Cool in Warm, Humid Conditions

You may live in an area where the summers are hot and humid. Perfect day to wear shorts, right? That’s not always possible. In such conditions, these pants will keep you cool and you won’t be sweating like crazy compared to regular pants. Since they are lightweight, you won’t feel like you are overheating and they dry super fast.

Concealed Carry Friendly

If you conceal carry, you probably won’t need to go up a pant size in order to keep your pistol covered properly. Especially if you are using an IWB holster.


At the price these are going for, this pair of tactical pants are a good buy. They’re not cheap in quality either. You get great quality compared to other similar pants that may be $20 or more in price. Quality matters, especially with a pair of pants like this. We cannot stress that enough.


The sizing may be off

One of the chief complaints is that the size may not be consistent between sizes. Despite great quality, I found the sizing to be off a little with this style, which I mentioned above.

Are These Pants Worth Buying?

If you are looking for an excellent pair of lightweight technical pants that will serve you well in hot environments, the VERTX Cutback Technical Pants are definitely worth buying. They are awesome when it comes to performing in hot weather.

If you want excellent mobility, a lot of storage space, and the ability to stay cool even on warm, humid days, these pants are worth a try.

Plus, if you get a little wet these pants get dry fairly quickly, which is a great benefit when the humidity cranks up.

Overall, these are a pair of technical pants you don’t want to pass up.

If you are still on the fence, be sure to check out our side-by-side comparison article by clicking here.

Cody Martin

With over 18 years of federal law enforcement, training, and physical security experience, Cody focuses his time nowadays on both consulting and training. He regularly advises individuals, groups, multinational corporations, schools, houses of worship, and NGOs on security threats while conducting customized training as needed.

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