Built in hip slide pads- whether you are the guy running out to the corners or the snake on the break our all new slider hip pads will keep you from limping off the field.
Wide hole belt loops!
Kevlar pre-curved dual density knees. The most technically advanced & protective knee on a paintball pant. Period.
Em-Flowâ„¢ panel design air intake in the front and output in the rear. Heavy- duty lilac mesh construction.
CB pad and waistband padding. You (and your girlfriend) will thank us later. Not only is there a pad in front of the family jewels but the ENTIRE area!
Dual density reinforced pad zones on shin and side of knees, because not all sliding happens directly on your knee.â€¢ Newly designed padded lumbar & rear panel with rubberized pop outs to grab onto your harness. Not only will this help keep your harness in place but the
lumbar pad helps cushion the weight of the pods against your lower back.
The Empire 2008 Contact Pants SE is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
ive used these pants in quite a few games and in one touney event and so far they have held up great. the padding is a great part of having pants.... it helps with sliding and the back padding grips my pack very well. the bounces i got were amazing. i havent had many breaks on these pants and the only ones i have had are from very close range. and they didnt hurt at all, but they were noticeable. having a squeegee convienent was a great part of these pants even though breaks are very uncommon for me. the ankle cuffs also made it so i could get pants a few sizes to big and keep them sitting right. Also these pants are very cool looking.
Great pants so far. do exactly what i imagined them to do and more.
i give them a 9 out of ten tho because nothing is perfect.
Old Jt's, old XSV's, the last three eclipses (including the destructors-best to date), dyes C7 and C8, and the new BT pants with the rubber knee pad included (i play speedball and woodsball and I have to say that these are the best Ive felt, under the knee pad there is just gel)
not relevant, but if you will trust my review better..... an ego with a few ups
Very durable knees
Only that I want more knee padding
After coming in contact and testing many different kinds of pants, I had decided on either these or one of the new Jt models (I had not yet tried the Jt's or these). I decided to go with these after watching the video put out by empire to help people see the pants (its on youtube). This pant has so many little details that these seemed like the nicest of the two.
The big deal with me is knee padding, and I knew that there would be more in the Jt's, but I was fairly sure I was getting knee pads so it was a little irrelevant. Don't get discouraged when I complain about the knee padding, for I have knee problems, and I really want a lot. I even used knee pads with my old XSV's which has the most padding in a pant in paintball. The knee pads are extremely durable though, I have slid over dirt, rocks, and tree stumps when I played a scenario, and They're still in pristine condition.
Some of the small details in this pant are what make it what it is. The hip slider pads that extend from the top of the pants for about 10 inches are amazing, I don't know how I would slide without them. The back of the pants have this amazing back pad with grip your pack and give some comfort from the pack. There is venting all down the back of the leg and the inside of the leg. The bounces are amazing. Throughout almost the entire front of the pants, there is a small layer of padding. This gives a great deal of bounce, and this extends down to the ankle, where there are drawstrings to keep them tight for those who are too short for their pants. There is no mesh lining on the inside of the pants that most pants have.
I really like these pants, they run a little small so order a size big. I'm glad that I went with these, once I get some new knee pads, they will be perfect.
A bit of burn on knees if you dont have em tight enough
These are my first pair of good pants to own.
I ordered them from my local shop.
Took empire less then 2 weeks to get here not bad.
They come with a hang in a bag Very professional looking.
Tryed them on with my se jersey.
Very comfy great fit.
Other then the price being a bit high
the pants provide excellent padding for diving and slidding. On my first dive into the snake, the slide in was somewhat cushioned my the padding as well when I was on my knees in one of the baby slabs.
noted above they fit and feel well and wear great out on field when your at those all day tourney events and into the evening when you make the finals.
Overall its a recommended product from Empire once again proving why thier among the top Companies in the world of Paintball not only for thier product but style!