The Hunting cargo pants are made of compact cotton gabardine that is garment dyed, giving a rugged look to its light twill base. These stripped-back cargo pants are a reworked version of classic military slacks, with their adjustable hem, cargo pockets and embroidered patches sealing their allegiance to the protection of the forest. Designed to be paired with the Hunting parka, they complete Phipps’ ranger-worthy uniform.
Cargo pockets were first worn in 1938 by British military personnel as part of their Battle Dress Uniforms. The original cargo style featured one pocket on the side thigh and one on the front hip. They were first worn in the United States military in the 1940s; the side cargo pockets appearing on paratroopers’ uniforms first, providing them with easy access to ammunition and radios.