Paintball Pants Buyer's Guide
Paintball Pants Buyer's Guide
Paintball pants aren’t just pants you happen to wear to play paintball in. They are that, but the right paintball pants can be a piece of performance sportswear designed to make the player wearing them play a better, more successful game of paintball. While paintball began with players wearing jeans or surplus woodland camo BDU’s from the local Army Navy store, the unique challenges of paintball as it’s grown and evolved have spawned a unique and amazing paintball clothing industry that produces paintball pants that offer features intended to make a player a more effective, successful athlete when the paint starts flying! Choose the best paintball pants for you and they can help you be a better paintball player!
Things to Consider
Paintball pants all do the same basic thing, it’s true: But past that, the type of paintball the wearer plays, and the features offered by various types of paintball pants matter! Paintball players competing for money and trophies on a turf field in an arena need a pair of pants able to handle sliding, diving and movement, often through a summer season as temperatures soar to near-triple-digits. A pair of light but durable paintball pants with padding in key areas and plenty of ventilation to let warm air leave and cool air enter will absolutely help a serious competitive paintball player. Meanwhile, scenario and tactical players can creep, sometimes for hours a time, through wooded and rugged environments strewn with trees, trenches, structures, rocks, sand and mud, in temperatures from hot summer to chilly fall and winter games. Paintball pants with ripstop construction, thicker knee padding and adjustable cuffs to fit over boots and keep nature out are more helpful here.
Then there’s the all-important factor of style. For some players, it’s more important to stand out by blending in, wearing a good set of camouflage paintball pants, while other players prefer to be seen while playing their paintball, especially in arena environments with spectators and cameras watching. While paintball pants used to be a baggy, heavy affair with large pads and thick materials, the current trend in paintball pants is a lightweight, simple design with minimal features and a tapered “jogger” style cut. Jogger paintball pants may look a little more modern and offer a lighter, more comfortable and basic concept, but for players who need plenty of pockets and who might get into battle in cold weather, on rugged terrain with a tactical loadout, they simply aren’t ideal.
Valken Kilo Tactical Paintball Pants
Rugged yet affordable, Valken Kilo tactical paintball pants are made from time-tested ripstop material that is both comfortable and durable and offer plenty of standard features. Cargo pockets, front and back pockets offer plenty of storage for allen keys, barrel covers, scenario ID cards or anything else a player might need, the knees are articulated for improved freedom of movement and the ankles are adjustable. Ideal for tactical paintball players, scenario paintball or recreational paintball and able to fit into just about any player’s budget, Valken Kilo Tactical paintball pants are a great choice for players who play their paintball in the woods or in more challenging terrain!- Shop the Valken Kilo Tactical Paintball Pants -
Valken Fate Exo Jogger Paintball Pants
Paintball pants don’t have to be expensive! Valken Fate Exo Jogger paintball pants offer a jogger-style cut and lightweight construction, along with plenty of useful features! Fate Exo paintball joggers offer squeegee pockets, elastic ankle cuffs, double-layer reinforced knees for all that sliding, diving and crawling, an adjustable waistband, and two front pockets and are ideal for a player starting on their tournament or speedball adventure, or any player looking for a paintball pant with plenty of features at an affordable price! Simple and lightweight yet durable and comfortable, Valken Fate Exo jogger paintball pants offer tournament-style performance at a price any player can afford!- Shop the Valken Fate Exo Jogger Paintball Pants -
Valken Attack Jogger Pants
Sometimes paintball players don’t fit into just one category! Some paintball players love the challenge and thrill of athletic, tournament paintball, but also enjoy creeping through the woods and doing battle in scenario and recreational paintball as well, and need paintball pants that can do it all! For players who can do it all, Valken has created paintball pants that can do it all – Valken Attack Joggers! A lightweight, jogger-style athletic paintball pant packed with features, Valken Attack paintball pants offer the cut, weight and style of jogger pants with the capability and features often found on heavier, standard-cut pants. Valken Attack joggers offer the elastic ankle cuffs and tapered fit of jogger paintball pants, but are also equipped with articulated knee padding, groin padding, front pockets and squeegee pockets, an adjustable waistband with belt loops and ventilation! A true do-it-all paintball pant stylish enough for tournament paintball but rugged and versatile enough to handle the rigors of scenario, woodsball and tactical play, Valken Attack Jogger paintball pants are the ones to own if you can do it all and need a pair of paintball pants that can keep up!- Shop the Valken Attack Jogger Pants -
Valken Phantom Paintball Pants
Players put compete at a high level on the paintball field need paintball gear that doesn’t just show up in the gear bag – it performs at a high level too. Valken Phantom paintball pants are the ultimate paintball pants with an attractive look, an athletic cut and a long list of features designed to actively help a serious paintball competitor win! Durable, stretch knees, squeegee pockets, magnetic-closure front pockets complete with a microfiber cloth on a lanyard and plenty of active ventilation to keep hot air flowing out and cool air moving in combine with an adjustable waist and belt loops to create the best paintball pants for a serious paintball tournament competitor! For tournament paintball athletes determined to do Whatever it Takes to win each and every time they step inside the net, there is no better paintball pant than Valken Phantom paintball pants!- Shop the Valken Phantom Paintball Pants -