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.

The pants, after his first 100 tire flips. Picture courtesy of Banda TacFit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the review in its entirety.

 

 

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.

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Jess Banda July 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

Appreciate Kit UP! sharing the Vertx endurance test. If you're interested in seeing how Vertx's pants hold up to explosive and Olympic movements, check out week 2 of the endurance testing.

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slag July 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Dang dude, can't wait for final test, I wonder how much torture testing clothing manufactures do?

p.s. How's the pizza?

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Jess Banda July 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

****, the test is going well…doing my best to test the pant's limits. As for Mystic Pizza…consider this, only tourist eat there.

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