Beyond Clothing® is an outdoor clothing company based in Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 1996 to meet the need for survival clothing systems engineered to meet mission specific requirements. It offers what many consider to be the most technical clothing solutions on the market today.

The entire Beyond Clothing collection is fine-tuned and built with the single purpose of keeping you alive anywhere in the world, even under some of the most extreme conditions, without bulking you down and holding you back. It has undergone rigorous testing by professional teams in some harshest environments around the globe.

Beyond recently provided me with its A9-T Advanced Mission Pant and Todra L1 Shortsleeve Crew shirt for evaluation.

Beyond Clothing A9-T Advanced Mission Pant is outstanding tactical / cargo pant. It has ample pocket space, durable construction, durable water-repellent finish, gusseted crotch, and weather resistant protection. It’s available in both men’s and women’s versions.

A9-T Advanced Mission Pant

The A9-T Advanced Mission Pant is Beyond’s mission pant for use in variable weather conditions. Leveraging the company’s history as a go-to military supplier along with inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, it was created to be the “ultimate do-everything pant that can transition between a backcountry adventure, range day or on the job.” The A9-T is now fully available, in both a men’s and women’s silhouette. The women’s version has all of the features of the men’s version.

The A9-T pant is built of durable, no-melt/no-drip CODURA® Brand NYCO (60% Cotton/40% Nylon) Ripstop. The NYCO blend provides the high abrasion-resistance, shear strength, durability and color retention of nylon and the breathability and comfort of cotton. Although not flame resistant or flame retardant, the percentage of cotton is above the threshold needed to be no-melt/no-drip. It has a durable water-repellant finish.

The A9-T has all of the features that you would want in a tactical pant. It has all the pockets front hand pockets, zippered back pockets, front and side thigh pockets, and lower leg cargo pockets, as well as universal kneepad pockets with vertical adjustment and hook and loop closure. It has a four-way stretch in the crotch gusset and outside of the knees to enhance mobility and prevent blowouts. The pant features hook and loop for both waist, leg and cuff adjustments. It has a button fly. The buttons are affixed with small web loops. The belt loops are reinforced and accept a 1.75” belt.

I am very happy with A9-T pant. It is an outstanding tactical / cargo pant. It is well-designed and exceptionally well-made, exhibiting the highest quality. It is breathable, comfortable and allows for a full range of unrestricted movement. It looks great too. I highly recommend it.

Todra L1 Shortsleeve Crew

The Todra L1 Shortsleeve Crew is a performance-built ultralightweight base layer crew-neck short-sleeve t-shirt designed for everyday wear. The shirt features contoured lines for an optimized fit and face-sanded fabric for increased softness. It has a seamless internal label for all-day comfort free of itching or chafing.

The Todra is constructed of breathable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant 88% polyester/12% tencel knit jersey. The tencel-blend fabric uses patented drirelease® technology with FreshGuard® to manage moisture, halt bacterial growth and resist odor. It dries four times faster than cotton. Drirelease is built into the yarn and won’t wash out. Drirelease is environmentally friendly with no harsh chemicals. There is no static cling, making it great for layering. It won’t discolor with perspiration.

Beyond Clothing Todra L1 Crew short sleeve shirt is a high-performance t-shirt. It is ultralightweight, antibacterial, breathable, moisture wicking and ultrapackable.

The Todra is exceptionally comfortable. It is great solution for hot summer days and active use.

Environmentally Sound Practices

Beyond Clothing adheres to a policy of environmentally-sound sustainable production of its products. The clothing is crafted from bluesign®-certified textiles. Bluesign-certified textiles are verified for ecological safety at every step of manufacturing. They are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances.

The Beyond Pollinator Program is committed to helping the world’s pollinators, which are critical for ecological help but are dwindling in numbers and diversity. As part of its program, Beyond Clothing order inserts and hang tags are crafted from biodegradable lavender/poppy seed paper that you can plant and water to provide one of the bees’ favorite flowers for pollinating.


The A9-T Advanced Mission Pant has a MSRP of $199.99. It is available in Manatee Grey, Rustic Green, Navy, and Black colorways. The women’s version is limited to Rustic Green for the moment.

The Todra L1 Shortsleeve Crew has a MSRP of $39.99. It is available in Manatee Grey, Navy, Rustic Green, Coyote, and Black colorways.

There is free Ground Shipping on US orders over $150.

The A9-T Advanced Mission Pant and Todra L1 Shortsleeve Crew were designed by Beyond Clothing in Seattle and crafted overseas. They are Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Compliant.

Active service members, Veterans, their families, government employees, medical workers, law enforcement, and first responders can all qualify for discounted pricing of 20% off of all non-clearance or discounted items. Click here to learn more.

Beyond Clothing guarantees the quality and performance of its gear. Items with defects in materials or workmanship may be replaced or repaired at the company’s discretion for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage resulting through wear and tear, misuse, or neglect will not qualify to be repaired.


Beyond Clothing

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By Eugene Nielsen

Eugene Nielsen provides protective intelligence and consulting services. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California. His byline has appeared in numerous national and international journals and magazines.

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