Jess Banda of Banda TacFit recently released the first in a series of articles reviewing his Vertx pants. This the first installment:
Vertx Tactical Pants Endurance Test: Week 1 (Freedom of movement)
If there’s one phrase that encapsulates my reasoning for endurance testing a pair of pants over a nine week period, that would be it…another would be “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”
For the few past years, I have been reading online and print article reviews of tactical clothing with a cautious, but positive curiosity. While a part of me eagerly seeks details and features of the clothing, another part realizes facts alone cannot determine if an article of clothing will hold up after an extended period of use. And let us be clear about tactical clothing, it is essential gear which will be USED, not WORN like your favorite pair of skinny jeans on your daily jaunt to Starbucks…
…Concerning the endurance testing of tactical clothing, what I bring to the table is a profound understanding of biomechanics. As I stated in my Vertx Tactical Pants Testing Intro video, there are seven primal movement patterns common to every human.
Jess Banda, a former U.S. Navy diver, runs a private consultation practice specializing in strength training and structural bodywork, in Mystic, Connecticut… He is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified by the Poliquin Strength Institute and writes for numerous publications, including: S.W.A.T. magazine, MMA Worldwide magazine and T-nation.com. More information on his blog.