The 2004 Hybrid Pant is a seamless combination of light weight and durability. Designed with the same specifics in mind, this pant boasts many of the same features as its big brother, the C4 Pant, only lightened.
Padded Fly Light padding to protect the most valuable of objects
Side Panels No fade sublimated side panels to keep you looking good wash after wash
Knees Reinforced Cordura panels provide an unbeleivably strong knee. Basically, built to last
Stress Seams Triple stitch tiger tooth thread keeps your pants together for a long, long time
Adjustable Waist Adjustable woven label waist closures. This is an awesome feature if you put on a little weight in the off season.
Lower Back Compression formed EVA foam back panel means comfort. Plain and simple
Venting Our venting runs down the entire leg, so you feel the breeze all over.
Reinforced Seat Reinforced vented seat. Go ahead, slide on it.
The Dye Hybrid Pants are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
14 dye ultralight
Evo 2 with Z board
dont rip and good price
These pants are way better than the JT tourny pants me and my Friend got my pants and he got the JT tourny pants at like the same time and his have like 3 or 4 big rips in the knee and mine havn't ripped at all. Dye kicks JT's ass in everything now
Go buy these bc they are so much better than anyother pants available now (except the C4 but who is going to spend 140 on a pair of paintball pants that you are just going to get muddy and torn up)But these pants are well worth the 75 dollars I spent on them
Best looking pants next to the DYE C4. Nothing else compares. Different colors. Nice vents.
none at all
The knees are suitably thick, and great for sliding. The huge dye logo on the side looks truly awesome. The quality is superior to other companies. **PADDED CROTCH** insurance policy! You'll be happy one day if you have this pad! JT pants are OK, but are really heavy and hot. These are more heavy-duty than the DYE Ultralights, and lighter than the DYE C4's. The DYE pants are definately the best. The 04 Hybrids are "the best of both" pants.
In the market for some paintball pants? The best pants ever are the DYE C4($130.00!) Too much for me! The 04 hybrids trail closely behind at a mere $70! but are almost just as good. I recomend these pants to anyone!!!!
Spyder Xtra, 20oz Pure Energy, Empire Reloader, Java vertical feed neck, and a PMI Razzor 14'' barrel
*Saving for cocker*
Good looks, great ventilation, adjustable waistline, reinforced knees
adjustable ankle cuff frays and sometimes gets broken off, sewing comes out
Since there isn't enough space allowed in the above sections for Key Strengths and Key Weaknesses, I'll finish them up here:
These pants are extremely nice. The reinforced knees have withstood countless games of sliding and diving, and the adjustable waist is good if your body weight and waistline fluctuates a little like mine does. The adjustable ankle cuff is a good idea but has a few shortcomings (which I'll talk about below), and the pants are very attractive. They also have a padded crotch (also below). The two squeegee pockets are a nice addition, and the velcro on the hip pockets and the back pockets are nice additions as well.
Although the pants have a lot of good features and good looks, they do have several shortcomings in my opinion. The stitching, which is supposed to be double-stitched, has already come out in a section about an inch long up on my thigh. The adjustable ankle cuff broke off on me one time so I sent the pants into Dye and they fixed them and got them back to me in about a week to a week and a half. The padded crotch is not really padded because if you tap that area you can definitely feel it, but it's a nice addition nonetheless. These are also very thin pants so they don't protect well from hard ground and when you get hit (not complaining, but it's a fact). The C4 jersey is the same way about getting hit. I believe I read somewhere that these pants have the Dye-tack on the butt of them as to keep your pack from moving around while you run, slide, and dive, but all I see is a padded butt. For me, the pants were a little expensive but it was my birthday present to myself so I splurged a little and bought these and a Dye C4 jersey.
There are good points, but I figure the good and the bad is a little uneven, with the good barely pulling ahead. I'm going to give them an 8 because I don't think the ankle cuff should have broken off and the stitching should NOT be coming loose. Other than that and the price, I'd recommend them.
Strap on the bottom frayed a little after washing.
The pants are absolutely wonderful! Being new to paintball I started playing a lot of woods ball with my A5 and wore only BDU's. After getting my new J2 in the mail I decided I wanted to start playing speedball/hyperball some.
I had never played before and I asked my buddy what I should wear as he has been playing for years and he said a good pair of paintball pants are the best, but anything works.
So I went out and picked up a set of the Dye Hybrid 04 pants and tried em on when i got home....didn't take em off for 4 hours =P Went to grandma's for on Xmas eve for dinner and wore em the whole time.
1. They are VERY comfortable! They have a nice fit around the waist which is adjustable and have lots of room in the legs for breathe-ability.
2. The mesh on the inside of the legs is very nice, it constantly feels like you have a nice breeze flowing through there.
3. The pad on the back of the butt/waist area is very nice as well. I ran into a bunker and slipped in the mud falling back on my butt and felt nothing at all.
4. The material on the knees is VERY durable as well. I used knee pads under the pants which worked great, the knee pads were junk and I will be getting the dye ones soon though.
5. Have I mentioned how comfortable they are ;)
1. The crotch pad...other reviews rave about it, me Im still not sold on it. There is definitely padding there, but not enough in my opinion that would help if a 285fps paintball hit you square in the jewels. I tapped down there as a small "test" and could feel the tapping pretty good.
2. The leg strap on the bottom to cinch it down frayed some after washing. The pants are ok to wash in the washing machine according to the directions and hang dry, but after pulling em out of the wash I noticed a little fraying on the leg strap. Its not a big deal to me as I don't cinch it down, so I just cut off the frays.
Awesome product, would recommend to anyone looking for a good pair of paintball pants. I used to be very anti dye as they are the Microsoft of paintball and are VERY expensive. After using their hybrid pant and arm/elbow pads, im sold. They are expensive, but well worth the money you spend for the comfort and protection you receive.
rat jr impulse # 00224
70/4500 centerflag tank
smart parts tank armor
crotch protection (thank god)
none at all
These pants are very durable and light at the same time. They have an adjustable waist so they can fit just right. They have a squeegee pocket and a place that my barrel condom fits. They are very ventilated so you dont get too hot. These pants just look cool.
I recommend these to well anyone who wants good paintball pants that look good and perform well.
EVIL Delrin bolt
DYE XCEL 14in
48/3000 PE HPA
They look tight, have adjustable waist, good pockets and some padding
Price, knee durability?
I just recieved these pants as a gift and LOVE them. They are very cool looking and comfortable, and can adjust the sizing using velcro if you are chubbier or skinnier than the allotted sizing. They have nice, deep pockets and a soft padding material in the back to keep you comfy while sitting down.
The reinforced knees are great and save your precious kneecaps from bangs and scrapes, but this is where my one complaint arises. I tried practicing a slide in them and they were friction-burned! Now they have two little discolored bits on the knees, and i hope they do not start to come apart or rip.... in all fairness I should not have been practicing on carpet, LOL. But I expected better durability in the "reinforced" section of the pants!
Also, look out, because the aesthetic styling of these pants is COOL! they look very nice and have comfort to match. They are not as flashy as, say, Raven's pants, but they still catch the eye.
The DYE hybrids are some nice pants, they are cool looking and comfortable enough that you could wear them around the house if you wanted. Watch out for the knee zones though, and also be wary of the pricing!
wgp outkast w/ wgp torpedo drop
Old school Dye barrel
Racegun trigger w/ leaf board; better than an E-blade
68 45 centerflag tank with dye rhino cover
Revvy w/ x-board *sigh*
Comfy, Well ventilated, extra strong
What's a weakness?
Very good pants. Better than JT because they never ever rip anywhere. I'm a young front guy and I always slide into ruble and stuff like that, but they never seem to wear down. If you want more features on your pants, get the c4's if you got the cash
If these things can't last through the pendelton panam event, nothing can.
Spyder Shutter with a Teardrop Barrel a 68cu/3000psi 3A nitro tank and a Phsyco Ballistics drop forward.
1. Nice looking
2. Crouch protection
3. Almost indestuctable knees
3. Did I mention None
These are very nice playing pants. They are good for sliding on your knees or your butt. The extra padded crouch is very nice it protects the valubles id you know what i mean. You can adjust the wait line. They are awsome for painballing at any level. Trust me.
Get them if your budget allows because they are awsome.
Blue 2002 STO Atucocker
12" Dye Boomsticks, large and small bore, glued, anno'ed to match
WGP hinge frame with flame trigger
WGP Ergo Reg
System X Cradle
PMI 68/3000 fiber wrapped n2 tank
Smoke Empire Reloader
comfotable, strong, cool, look great, adjustbale
expensive, lacks cargo pockets
How many ways can you say amazing? Yea i absolutly love mine. They are strong, the knees are well reinforced, they are comfortable, adjustable fit. They also look amazing. The venting is great, except of course for when its cold out. The problems that I see are minor. They are expensive. They also lack cargo pockets, and the stick squeegee pocket sucks, as it always falls out. And they dont fit me, but i guess thats my own fault for being so short (or maybe my parents, idk)
Great pants. Most definatly worth the cost. Comfortable enough to wear socially, etc. Well made, strong and cery cool. 9 bc of the lack of a cargo pocket, and the cost