UF Pro P-40 Trousers
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
It has been a real pleasure for me to work with UF PRO since I met them at IWA in 2014, and it’s a relationship that has blossomed due to their openness and quiet professionalism. I speak to them in one way or another at least a couple of times a month, and head of marketing, Nejc Zavrl inevitably has something new to talk about.
In April this year UF PRO made the announcement that six-time World Champion IPSC target shooter Eric Grauffel will wear their clothing in his upcoming competitions. The 33-year old French native has won a staggering 191 President’s Medals and six World Champions titles during his carrier. Eric won his first national championship at age 15 and became World Champion at age 18. More than a decade later, Eric is still unbeaten. UF PRO is very happy to work with such an iconic shooter as Eric.
“His commitment to the sport of shooting and his relentless focus on every single detail shows the very same attitude we at UF PRO have towards our products, that is why it was an instant fit,” Nejc told me. Eric has already worn the P-40 All-Terrain pants for over a year and after testing them in various competitions, decided that UF PRO gear is the perfect fit for his needs; so what makes this model in particular so special?
The P-40 All-Terrain Pants have been specifically designed to be the perfect all-round pants for various environments and activities. They allow the most dynamic of movement, while all functional elements remain in their most ergonomic position. An anatomic cut, as well as a breathable and hardwearing Schoeller dynamic stretch material in the rear of the pants provide excellent wear characteristics.
The large thigh pockets of the All-Terrain Pants offer horizontal and vertical access to the main cargo area and inner compartments. The attached gear pocket can be easily secured with low-profile plastic reinforced tab. A small gear pocket in the upper thigh area provides storage for smaller items like a knife, light, or a spare magazine. As with all P-40 Pants, the All-Terrain Pants can be equipped with UF PRO Flex Knee Pads. A unique design in the trouser legs makes sure that your knee protector always stays in place, without any adjustments, and CORDURA reinforced knee and instep areas provide durability in the longer term. The P-40 All-Terrain Pants can also be used in different environments and conditions from hot, arid terrains to cold mountain areas which makes them incredibly versatile. When it gets hot, the mesh-lined knee-protector pockets can be left open and thus provide additional air circulation. For colder climates you can simply equip them with a detachable WINDSTOPPER lining which UF PRO offer as an accessory.
Made from a combination of first-rate fabrics such as 220g/ m² Ripstop, 67% Polyester, 33% Cotton Schoeller®-dynamic, 235g/m², 80% Polyamide, 10% Polyester, and 10% Elastane the P40s weigh in at a miserly 750g (size 34/34). This light weight though does not mean that they are not fully featured though.
The All-Terrains benefit from two-way access thigh pockets with huge storage capacity, inner compartments, attached gear pocket with a security flap, hand pockets, a safety pocket, small gear pocket, and back pockets. There are double belt loops, stretch in the waistband to further aid fast, aggressive movement, and Velcro loops on the waistband for attaching a pistol belt. The knee compartments are easily accessible for the fitting of UF PRO knee pads should you require them. The lower leg is width-adjustable, and there are CORDURA inserts to both enhance and protect the knee and instep area.
I’ve been lucky enough to have had a pair of these excellent trousers on test since the beginning of this year, and they have become a very valued addition to my shooting wardrobe. They are comfortable to wear all day whether you are on the range or around town, and their low-key design and feature set in no way scream out ‘tactical pant’. With a combination of fabulous fabrics, thoughtful design, and meticulous attention to detail in manufacture, I can completely see why Eric has chosen this model as his competition pant, and I shall certainly be wearing mine each time I head to the range!
The UF PRO P-40 All-Terrain Pants are currently available in a full range of sizes, and come in Coyote Brown, Brown Grey (RAL 7013), and Black. You can check on further details by heading to http://ufpro.si, and in the UK they are available from www. hueys.co.uk priced at £109.99.