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The New Arktis C450 XPLR Multifunctional Trousers

The new Arktis C450 XPLR Trousers [© Arktis]

When visiting the Arktis headquarters and factory complex in Exeter earlier this week we were shown their brand new design C450 XPLR Trousers, writes Bob Morrison.


My visit to the Devon company’s HQ was to both pick up a pair of their latest design of C222 Ranger Trousers in Genuine MultiCam and receive a briefing on a couple of interesting new products which are being launched to coincide with their visit to the Shot Show (Booth #62207) in Las Vegas next week. However while I was there I had a look at the C450 XPLR Trousers which have just been made available in Black (other colours will come on stream in due course).

Retailing at under £100 (VAT included) the 60/40% Polycotton XPLR Multifunctional Trousers were “designed for the (never) off-duty operator” and are more covert than the Arktis range of tactical trousers while allowing the wearer to always be ready for action. Of ergonomic and tapered fit, they are tailored from mechanical two-way stretch fabric with bias-cut panels in key areas for added flexibility and feature multi-purpose pocket configuration.

Zipped cargo pockets on thigh are large enough to accept two 5.56mm magazines [© Arktis]

In between the upper front and back pockets there are two more discreet pockets which will each accept a smartphone or comms set, or even an extra magazine, and the horizontally zipped front cargo pockets are large enough to each accept two 30-round 5.56mm magazines. There are five deep belt loops around the Tricot-lined waistband and the double waist buttons at the top of the zipped fly are taped.

Zipped fly and taped waist buttons ~ note also Tricot inner waistband [© Arktis]

I must stress that these new C450 XPLR Trousers are so new that I have not yet had a chance to try them out for myself, but as I have worn Arktis trousers for more years than I can remember I’m confident that this new design will live up to expectations.

[images © Arktis]


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