Brad Brags About Being Kühl

kuhl pants review
February 23, 2018  
Categories: Assorted Ramblings

Britches can occasionally be problematic with our crew, not just because we argue about what kind to wear, but because some of these guys argue about wearing them at all…today, however, Brad Walker brags on his Kühl pants. Breach-Bang-Clear

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Kühl Pants – Skip the Bullshit and Get the Good Shit

Brad Walker – this article originally ran Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A few months ago I was cruising through my nearest AAFES PX (that’s Post Exchange for you hippies and MSNBC watchers) and spotted a new Kühl clothing display in the men’s department. I thought it was odd that the PX was carrying a higher-end brand like Kühl. Most U.S. Army PXs are filled with a paltry mix of Under Armor workout duds, Zoo York urban wear and the ever-horrible Affliction bullshit. By the way, if you own anything made by Affliction, please take a few minutes to quietly step away and burn it, along with any Tapout merchandise and all those old military PT shirts that your lovely wife loves sporting to “mandatory” unit functions and the local Wal-Mart.

You know who you are.

We’ll take a knee and silently judge you while you fix yourself.

Good to go? Okay. Onward.

Much to my surprise and immediate excitement, the PX had a good variety of Kühl stuff from button-up shirts and t-shirts to shorts and pants. I picked out a couple short-sleeve button-ups, a pair of khaki REVOLVR pants and a pair of dark khaki RYDR pants. My initial intent of buying these pants didn’t involve an article after the purchase, but extended lengths of wear and hours of training in them warranted a trip to the keyboard.

BLUF: They’re durable, comfortable and reliable.

I’ve made both pairs a part of my everyday carry and have worn them casually to the local grocery store and nearby eateries. I’ve also run them through a gamut of drills at the range, most recently those developed by Will Petty for the Vehicle CQB class several of us attended at 88 Tactical. Needless to say they’ve been beaten up pretty good with no effect on performance.

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We loves us some KÜHL, we does (use breachbangkuhl if you buy your own).

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Brad’s got great taste in shirts too – as you may already know, if you’ve visited Brad Walker Kuhl Pants Review VCQB Petty 88 Tactical Breach Bang Clear 7

Dat ass doe.The REVOLVR pants are made of a lightweight technical fabric called Überkühl™; it’s composed of 74% cotton and 26% nylon. The material is really light and breathes well in hot conditions. The pants also feature articulated knee sections to give you better freedom of movement and the crotch is gusseted to help prevent the typical, not-so-pleasant overseas dismounted patrol crotch blowout like the one we all laughed about on day two when Merrill showed everyone his collection of chewed bubble gum.

The RYDR pants are a bit beefier. They consist of 98% combed cotton and a 2% spandex lightly brushed twill material. They too arrive standard with articulated knee joints and a gusseted crotch, but these seem a bit more like a winter pant that gives the wearer a more (as Kühl says) “lived-in look.” Although they are a heavier pant, they wear great in any temperature and provide ample room to move about and do not bind or pinch where some other brands do. These pants are also a great alternative to your old man’s Dockers for spiffier occasions like barracks weddings and such classier exotic dancing establishments as Nancy’s Squat & Gobble.

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The Good: They’re great pants, through and through. They’ve performed well through an array of conditions without fail. The prices are fair and range from $75 for the REVOLVRs to $79 for the RYDRs with a good selection of colors to suit your desires.

The Bad (and it ain’t much): They are relaxed fit pants, which is fine, however I personally prefer a little extra material around the lower leg and cuff to allow additional movement and separation from larger boots or shoes – more of a “boot leg” if you will. That said, Kühl has over 20 different styles of pants in the men’s collection, so there may be a pair in there that will fit my preferences. These are just my observations of the two particular styles that were available to buy.

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So, what now?

There are a lot of great outdoor apparel companies out there pushing out some excellent products, so choose what works for you, your mission and your life. These are just my 2 cents and hopefully this will give a bit of insight for your next gear purchase.


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  1. uncle eric

    yeah, well for us poor folk, go to working persons and buy 2 pair of berne double knee jeans and instantly you are viewed as the neck you really are

  2. Scott

    A couple of these are in my weekly rotation for nearly the last year now. Very comfortable. Got em at the PX as well. Don’t be a goon dick mall ninja… it’s not kuhl.

  3. Dale

    Their pants rock. They’ve become my go-to ranch work/pig-slaughtering attire. I’d also suggest their fleeces. I’ve got one all poly and one wool/poly blend fleece. Both have held up well.

  4. Meister

    Try the Renegades. I wear them backpacking and hiking as well as at the range and they are very lightweight, stretchy and boot cut for your pleasure. They are the perfect low profile active pant without looking like a goon dick mall ninja.

    • Adam

      You cannot imagine how hard I laughed at “goon dick mall ninja”! Thank you for making my wait for a flight much more enjoyable.

  5. Gabe

    I have a pair of these. I thought they were awesome until I had a dime sized hole start forming above the knee. I’m disappointed since the hole showed up after owning them about 4 weeks and I don’t remember doing anything that would cause the hole.

    • Meister

      I’ve had that issue before. Suppressor burn hole!

    • Gabe

      I’m officially changing my statement that I made 3 years ago. (it’s really been 3 years?) So that hole never got bigger and I still wear these things and put them through a lot. Kuhl has become one of my go to brands and I’ve got a few of their pants and shirts now. So yeah, I still don’t know what caused the hole but these damn pants won’t die!

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