Vertx® has launched its new men’s Delta Stretch LT pant. The Delta LT offers all of the features and full functionality of the classic Vertx Delta Stretch pant in a brand-new lighter fabric. The new pant is a perfect fusion of comfort and performance.
We all subconsciously evaluate persons we encounter. In today’s highly charged political environment, the importance of not standing out has become all the more important. Not standing out is often referred to as being a gray man. It’s the art of blending in or drawing minimal attention. It’s situational camouflage. Knowing the people and environment are key. What’s appropriate is situation dependent. The attributes are dependent on the context. Overtly tactical apparel and gear may be practical, but it can also draw unwanted attention and scream “shoot me first.”
Vertx has a long history in discreet tactical apparel. Vertx got its start in 2009, when its parent company, the Fechheimer Brothers Company, was approached by a federal agency looking for comfortable low-profile pants with all of the functionality as the tactical pants they were wearing at the time. The company came out with what they felt was the most low-profile tactical pants in the industry. The Vertx men’s Delta LT carries on with that tradition.
Vertx Delta Stretch LT
The Vertx Delta LT is designed to provide the comfort of sweatpants in a professional “business casual” pant. One way to describe the Delta LT would be a tactical chino pant, providing comfort and functionality while looking good. Chinos have a slightly dressier look than jeans and can be worn all year round.
The Delta LT features a low-profile design that allows you to blend into a crowd, keeping you comfortable without sacrificing readiness to act if necessary. The Delta LT is designed to keep all your EDC gear (and more) handy and hidden whether on or off the job. Vertx did its homework with the Delta LT. It’s a very well thought out and versatile pant.
Delta LT is constructed of 6-ounce, enzyme washed 98% Cotton/ 2% Spandex. The four-way stretch fabric is soft to the touch and flexible for optimal mobility. The fabric is lightweight and durable. All heavy-wear seams are double-stitched. Bar tacks are employed at critical stress points.
The Delta LT features an athletic cut for comfort and freedom of movement without being baggy. It has a contoured waistband with enough stretch for comfort and a brass YKK® locking zipper on the fly and logo metal button closure. The Delta LT has a full gusseted crotch that allows foe a greater range of motion. Articulated pleated knees enable dynamic mobility and prevent cuff creep when sitting. The Delta LT fits me well and allows a full range of motion without binding. Now of course no two people are built exactly alike, so your mileage may vary.
The Delta LT has 14 pockets. The pockets are designed to accommodate the things that you need to carry and prevent them from falling out. They’re also designed to minimize printing and keep weight balanced for comfort. All of the pockets are well thought out and are there for a purpose. There are two deep front pockets which are made of soft highly breathable mesh. Both front pockets have a keyring and lanyard anchor point. Knife notches on front pockets and tool pockets on either side keep smaller tools easily accessible and secure, A dye-to-match leather reinforcement on the tool pockets resists wear and tear while maintaining a low visual profile. Dual angled rear yoke pockets are sized to fit standard smart phones and AR mags. Rear patch pockets feature wallet traps (internal flaps) to keep your wallet or passport secure and also help prevent pickpocketing. All of the pocket edges are reinforced.
Three hidden mini stash pockets let you pre-load key items from 1.75” to 2” long. Two of the stash pockets are hidden inside the waistband, one situated in the small of the back and the other in the right appendix position. The third stash pocket is hidden in the zippered fly. The mini stash pockets are further disguised by looking just like ordinary clothing labels.
The mini stash pockets are a really cool feature. They’re perfectly situated for stashing hand cuff keys and/or other small e&e tools hidden when operating in hostile areas or non-permissive environments and allow easy access to defeat illegal restraint. The mini stash pockets aren’t unique to the Delta LT. Vertx has incorporated them in many of its pants and shorts. The mini stash pockets could prove a lifesaver.
The Delta LT has eight belt loops. The belt loops are 0.875” wide and accommodate up to 1.75” belts. Each belt loop has a concealed DropLoop™ pass-through in that may be used to accommodate flexible restraints or can be used as reinforced tether points for lanyards or key rings. The two front loops on the Delta LT are positioned far enough apart so as not to interfere with AIWB carry.
The Delta LT not only looks great, it packs a lot of features into its discreet, low-profile design. The non-tactical chino-style appearance also makes it a great choice for any time business casual wear is appropriate. It’s exceptionally well made and very comfortable pant.
The Vertx Delta LT has a MSRP of $87.99. The Delta LT is available in Shock Cord, Exhaust and Dusty Rhodes colorways. It’s available online from Vertx at vertx.com or at authorized Vertx dealers. Vertx offers free standard shipping on all orders over $99. Vertx stands behind all of its products. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, they’ll be happy to accept an exchange or a return for a full refund within 60 days of purchase (terms apply, as always).
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