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Multicam trousers with built in knee pads

#1
I was running a range the other day when some Hereford guys turned up on the adjacent range. They were wearing the most fandango multi-cam trousers with built in knee pads.

Seeing as it's every young subaltern's job to send The Sergeant Major into meltdown, and they do look the nuts I must get a set, but I can't find them anywhere. Can anyone please help?!

Cheers.
 
#4
I hear that multicam is all the rage in certain theatres but wearing them in the UK ?

Nice to hear that 'Them' are blending in with their surroundings as always ! :D Grey men my arrse ! :)

As to getting a pair ?? Forget it. Anyways, why would you want to be such a queen WALT ?

D_B
 

daywalker

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#5
Wedgy said:
I was running a range the other day when some Hereford guys turned up on the adjacent range. They were wearing the most fandango multi-cam trousers with built in knee pads.

Seeing as it's every young subaltern's job to send The Sergeant Major into meltdown, and they do look the nuts I must get a set, but I can't find them anywhere. Can anyone please help?!

Cheers.
check pm
 
#6
CH512O said:
Give the Training Wing at Hereford a ring, do the course, get through probation and bingo.....multicam trousers! Shimple! :roll:
Helpful, thanks!

dogs_bollox said:
I hear that multicam is all the rage in certain theatres but wearing them in the UK ?

Anyways, why would you want to be such a queen WALT ?

D_B
I wouldn't use them in this country and didn't mention doing so. But as for in theatre, well everyone wears knee pads anyway so why not combine the two, sound like a WALT or just practical? Kn0b!

Daywalker many thanks PM sent.
 
#8
"As for in theatre, well everyone wears knee pads anyway so why not combine the two"

You'll get yourself noticed by the Taliban as well as the RSM !

You may as well put a crab roundel on a t-shirt, it makes a prettier target :roll:
 
#11
daywalker said:
Why is this waltish :?
THAT post has to be a WAH !! :D

Why would you want to go around in or out of theatre looking like you're from Hereford when you're not.

Dress as what you are and not a wannabe. Or do Selection as has already been said. You must feel very inadequate in your current role.

Knobber.

D_B
 
#12
I want some of these

"DPM Spetsnaz Cotton Gaberdine Windproof Trousers:

Inspired by a unique pair of Russian Spetsnaz (Special Forces) trousers. As No 25 but wtih Reinforced knees and seat. Waterproof knee section under DPM knee patches. D ring and para cord inside each bellows side pocket, and a hidden secret pocket inside the trousers for hiding your escape kit"
 
#13
Multicam is not waltish, its the future and knee pads can be extremely useful wether you are infantry or REME or just about anybody else who spends any time on there knees in the military. Multicam is proven to be just about the best cam around and is allowed by quite a few US troops in Afghan
 
#14
jyoung said:
Multicam is not waltish, its the future and knee pads can be extremely useful wether you are infantry or REME or just about anybody else who spends any time on there knees in the military. Multicam is proven to be just about the best cam around and is allowed by quite a few US troops in Afghan
I think the reason why people are saying its Waltish is the fact its not on general issue and at the moment only "special" people are wearing them. Knee pads are good, hence why everyone gets issued them on tour.
 
#15
jyoung said:
Multicam is not waltish, its the future and knee pads can be extremely useful wether you are infantry or REME or just about anybody else who spends any time on there knees in the military. Multicam is proven to be just about the best cam around and is allowed by quite a few US troops in Afghan
In the British Army multicam implies that you're part of UKSF, just as a para smock implies you're a para and a sniper smock implies you're a sniper (or an ACF instructor), therefore wearing it for work is a bit waltish. DPM performs just as well in this country in the vast majority of situations, knee pads are issued and multicam is not the panacea you and Crye and the airsofting community seem to think it is.

Plus the whole point of a uniform is that people look, you know, uniform...
 
#16
I think Kitmonster alluded to the fact that DPM works by happy accident more than anything else.

I've seen some wierd and wonderful cam out in theatre but it is kit wise not clothes wise. A bit of mix and matching goes on in the green zone which makes for untidy group shots but if that is what it takes to get as many guys as possible back in one piece so be it.

Anyone else will more than likely be gripped by those who have way to much time on their hands. If you are wondering who they are, they'll have ironed kit.

So, Bastion "Get it off you big-timing cnut!"
Sangin "Stay safe!"
 
#17
jyoung said:
Multicam is not waltish, its the future and knee pads can be extremely useful wether you are infantry or REME or just about anybody else who spends any time on there knees in the military. Multicam is proven to be just about the best cam around and is allowed by quite a few US troops in Afghan
Like the pretty little (female, I hasten to add) Lance Comical I wished I'd got to nosh me off under my desk...
 
#18
Can't be arsed reading the above posts but they're prob going on about walts and such like. The trousers are from Crye Industries and unless you are amazingly lucky to source them from the firm (you won't) then you can get them off google. They cost a packet mind. They also do plain ones so you can look hard in Waitrose.
 
#19
The OP will be DELIGHTED :wink: to know that the current issue of (deep breath) 'Combat and Survival' has an erudite article about this very subject! Coincidence? I think not. Wooo, spooky! 8O
 
#20
CaptainPlume said:
jyoung said:
Multicam is not waltish, its the future and knee pads can be extremely useful wether you are infantry or REME or just about anybody else who spends any time on there knees in the military. Multicam is proven to be just about the best cam around and is allowed by quite a few US troops in Afghan
Like the pretty little (female, I hasten to add) Lance Comical I wished I'd got to nosh me off under my desk...
Suuuure :wink: It's OK, it's allowed now, after a few more changes of government, it'll be compulsory... :D
 

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