The German BGS is the federal police force in Germany, originally tasked with border security. With the evolution of the German state from Post-WWII to current unified Germany the role of the BGS has evolved into a full federal police force. Agents in the BGS have some of the most demanding roles in German security, including dealing with terrorist threats and smuggling. The need for quality tactical equipment by BGS agents has been established for decades and the material and equipment being issued today is second to none.
Each pair of BGS Combat Pants is in very good to excellent condition and is packed with a number of features. First and foremost these combat pants are made from fire resistant Aramid materials. The ankles feature both a boot zipper side and velcro for a secure and comfortable fit. One of the most interesting features is the use of a unique non-skid material to reinforce the knee section of each pant leg.
|Manufacturer||German Army Surplus|
They are probably 3 inches smaller in the waist than claimed. Well made, but I doubt they breath well, so not a good summer choice. Zipper on waist to secure to matching jacket, creating like a "jump suit overall" kinda thing.
I was very surprised when I opened up my recent order. I had no idea these would be so nice and have so many tactical features! This is way ahead of its time and correlates to the tactical needs of today for sure!
Comes with very nice grippy knee sections that extend around the bottle for added protection, I would say this is like the enhanced German version of Gorka Pants. All the pockets are zippered and they are not pass throughs. Zips on the side of the legs from the ankles all the way up to cargo pockets. Velcro closure to protect zippers on roomy cargo pockets. A removeable velcro belt for extra security. Nice wide belt loops and Double buttons on the fly (I'd only use one if it feels tight). And a fabrc in a true Olive Drab color that breathes nicely (except for knee areas but it doesn't make you sweat immediately). These have a zipper all around the waistband which indicates it may zip to a top garment but I don't have any idea what it would be. Going to search for it!
Bought for tactical purposes and I know immediately it's going to serve me well.
Tactical features make this my best purchase on Keepshooting to date.
Only cons I would say is this runs 2 inches smaller than stated with no internal ways to adjust bigger, but I fit. And the ankle closures are a bit of a pain. Have to learn how they work.
Strange color, rubbery surface at the knee, a zipper surrounding the top of waist area (uncomfortable) for some other top half ? I assume left behind in Germany. My thinking is these will be very hot (not fashionable) . So ugly you might like them. I will admit .... Very well made.
I don't think these were ever issued, look brand new. I got the large (size 106) because it says 38" waist, 36" inseam. Normally a 38" waist is a little loose, I wear a 37" so I usually buy 38" waist and 34" inseam. I knew going in they might be a bit long.
But, and this is why I say watch the size, it's more like a 36" waist and a 38" inseam. I can barely get the waist band closed, they are tight, not like a normally loose 38" fits me.
And they are long, much longer than a 36" inseam. They not only drag the floor, but get caught under the heel of my boots. They are ridiculous.
With winter over, hopefully I'll lose a few pounds and fit the waist better, but I'm going to need to have the length drawn in considerably.
Beyond that, these are awesome. Lots of pockets, integrated belt, reinforced knees, lots of extra stitching. These will last.
Color is not exactly OD green as expected from USGI colors. It's a lot lighter and more vibrant. Not OD, not foliage, not hunter... nothing I can compare it too.