Ballistic nylon knees
Built in adjustable velcro waistbelt fits wide range of sizes
Stretch panels above knees, crotch and back for maximum flexibility
Pull cord cuffs to adjsut length and pants and keep the dirt out
Durable mesh panels to keep you cool
Extra padded knees for protection
Belt loops in case you want to wear your own
Zippered slash pockets hodls your stuff in
Padded crotch pad
Custom sublimated graphics
Available in sizes - XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
The Valken Valken Paintball: Crusade Pants are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase them new.
I got a gift certificate for an online paintball store and decided i wanted a good pair of pant ball pants. I decided on the Valken Crusade Xray pants. They arent too diffrent from other pants and I got them mostly because they look cool.
When they arrived they looked just as awesome as they do in the pictures. I am a tall guy and need long pants the sizing chart said that the size i got had a 34 inch inseam but it fits more like a 32. I dont think this was a misrepresentation on the sizing chart but due to the cut of the pants. They naturally bend so they are going to be shorter than normal pants. Easy fix is to make sure you get a size larger than you need. The waist is extremely adjustable so you can tighten that but you cant make them longer. As far as the fasteners, they were easy and offered no trouble and held the pants securly in place just as they should.
I was very happy with the performance. The padding on the knees worked esspecially great i play on a woods ball field and didnt even notice. No jabbing pains or sore spots the whole day and at one point i was kneeling directly on a pine cone. These pants have padding every where you need it to slide and kneel and do all the moves you need to do to play a day of paintball. With one exception, the crotch, I got nailed and it felt like there was absolutely no padding there.
Pants held up great. A damp wash cloth and they looked brand new. the high traffic areas didnt even look to have a scratch after 2 days of all day paintballing. it would be nice if you could machine wash them but oh well with as easy as the paint and dirt comes off this material it doesnt even matter.
They are cool looking pants that hold up well to paintball play, are easy to clean afterwards, and do everything you would expect them to do.
Dont expect that lightly padded crotch to save you any pain
Buy them a size larger than you normally would
foehn v2.5 BOB body
Sly Dual carbon "Jen" barrel kit
All the necessary pockets
Knee pads (see body)
Could use a tad bit more padding in some places
great functional pants. i picked them up from ANSgear on sale for 65$ regular 87$ i believe. just wow. the nearest thing to these in my opinion would be something like the new empire pants or the Dye C10 pants, and those both retail for well over 100$
the pants themselves are fantastic they have mostly all the padding you want in a pant except it did hurt when i got shot right in the tip of my man parts, but its paintball whatcha gonna do about it. the one feature i am more happy with than any other is definitely the knee pads. while your standing straight (presuming your wearing them properly and not half way down your legs or at your chin) the pads cover your entire shin area protecting them from all manner of injuries and almost doing away with the need for shin pads (if you use that kind of thing) and the second you bend your knees they rise to cover your entire knee, makes it very easy to kneel and slide from place to place. the design speaks for itself, i myself wear the red skulls to match my jersey and tank cover. the bottoms have the usual bungee pull to make sure your not getting your pants (or PJs in my case) dirty while sliding around in the paint/dirt. and i have yet to have any complaints about comfort shy of them being a tad uncomfortable to go commando in because of all the seams left on the inside. i plan on picking up the matching pod pack soon.
amazing pants, probably the best bang for your buck on the market right now, but that's also just my opinion. i think the entire 2010 Valken line is incredible. Valken has found a solid dedicated customer in me. and i guarantee you that that is a very hard feat too accomplish. but don't take my word for it, at the price these are going for right now go pick a pair up and try them yourself before Valken realises how much more they should be charging for them