Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants
Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants

The most desireable part of the PCU is naturally going to be the one you'll use the most, and the Level 5 pants are just about the most versatile part of the whole system.

Meant to be the wind-resistant layer you put on top of your cammies, the level 5 still boasts the features of a standalone layer that performs excellently in tons of climates. Featuring breathable microfiber, the pants are just warm enough for summer and fall use without the sweatiness of the typical nylon ripstop material most pants use.

Being made to go on top of your other gear, they feature side-zips prominently down most of the legs, interrupted by large zippered cargo pockets. they come with suspenders so you don't have to worry about moving your belt to your outermost layer, and both the waist and ankle cuffs are elastic for better insulation and fit.

Made to be mobile, you'll notice a looser fit than most pants. This is normal because the PCU is meant to be layered on top of other equipment. For added mobility, it even features articulating reinforced knee patches.

Whether you're gearing up for a early 2000s themed SOF LARP or just want some of the best hiking pants on the market, you can't go wrong with level 5s. They really are that good.

ECWCS/PCU

The protective combat uniform or PCU is a prominent, versatile, and fantastic bang-for-buck US surplus goldmine of incredibly useful clothing. You can read more about the rest of the system in an article here, and see an excellent use guide here.

 

Sizing

Note: many of the pants we have in stock for now are "Extra large long". Our Model is 6'0" with a 34" waist and was still able to use these with a reasonable fit. see photos for reference.

The sizing follows the US army's standardized sizing system, which will stay the same across all other uniform pieces you purchase. If you know your US Letter Pant size, that will typically work for the main size, but just in case, here's the sizing in waist circumference:

'Small' — 27"-31"
'Medium' — 31"-35"
'Large' — 35"-39"
'X-Large'— 39"-43"
'2X-Large'— 43"-47"

For the length portion, this is mostly determined by your height.

'Short' — 5'5" - 5'8"  (typically 29-30" inseam)

'Regular' — 5'8" - 5'11"  (typically 32" inseam)
'Long' — 5'11" - 6'2"  (typically 34" inseam)
'Extra Long' — 6'3" - 6'6"

A vast majority of people will choose the "regular" length, which changes slightly across garments to keep desired proportions. Taller folks with shorter legs may wish to stick with "regular" length as well. 

Specs
  • Made in the USA by Patagonia
  • 100% Nylon microfiber
  • Removeable suspenders
  • Zipped and velcro sides for easy donning and doffing
  • 2 large zippered cargo pockets and 2 slash hip pockets
  • Partially elastic waist band & ankle cuffs
  • Articulating knee patches
  • Part of the Protective Combat Uniform
  • Alpha Grey

Condition

Pants are in unissued condition, in factory original packaging.

Patagonia PCU Level 5 Pants

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The most desireable part of the PCU is naturally going to be the one you'll use the most, and the Level 5 pants are just about the most versatile part of the whole system.

Meant to be the wind-resistant layer you put on top of your cammies, the level 5 still boasts the features of a standalone layer that performs excellently in tons of climates. Featuring breathable microfiber, the pants are just warm enough for summer and fall use without the sweatiness of the typical nylon ripstop material most pants use.

Being made to go on top of your other gear, they feature side-zips prominently down most of the legs, interrupted by large zippered cargo pockets. they come with suspenders so you don't have to worry about moving your belt to your outermost layer, and both the waist and ankle cuffs are elastic for better insulation and fit.

Made to be mobile, you'll notice a looser fit than most pants. This is normal because the PCU is meant to be layered on top of other equipment. For added mobility, it even features articulating reinforced knee patches.

Whether you're gearing up for a early 2000s themed SOF LARP or just want some of the best hiking pants on the market, you can't go wrong with level 5s. They really are that good.

ECWCS/PCU

The protective combat uniform or PCU is a prominent, versatile, and fantastic bang-for-buck US surplus goldmine of incredibly useful clothing. You can read more about the rest of the system in an article here, and see an excellent use guide here.

 

Sizing

Note: many of the pants we have in stock for now are "Extra large long". Our Model is 6'0" with a 34" waist and was still able to use these with a reasonable fit. see photos for reference.

The sizing follows the US army's standardized sizing system, which will stay the same across all other uniform pieces you purchase. If you know your US Letter Pant size, that will typically work for the main size, but just in case, here's the sizing in waist circumference:

'Small' — 27"-31"
'Medium' — 31"-35"
'Large' — 35"-39"
'X-Large'— 39"-43"
'2X-Large'— 43"-47"

For the length portion, this is mostly determined by your height.

'Short' — 5'5" - 5'8"  (typically 29-30" inseam)

'Regular' — 5'8" - 5'11"  (typically 32" inseam)
'Long' — 5'11" - 6'2"  (typically 34" inseam)
'Extra Long' — 6'3" - 6'6"

A vast majority of people will choose the "regular" length, which changes slightly across garments to keep desired proportions. Taller folks with shorter legs may wish to stick with "regular" length as well. 

Specs
  • Made in the USA by Patagonia
  • 100% Nylon microfiber
  • Removeable suspenders
  • Zipped and velcro sides for easy donning and doffing
  • 2 large zippered cargo pockets and 2 slash hip pockets
  • Partially elastic waist band & ankle cuffs
  • Articulating knee patches
  • Part of the Protective Combat Uniform
  • Alpha Grey

Condition

Pants are in unissued condition, in factory original packaging.

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Sizing
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True To Size and 2 is Runs Big
Performance
Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Catalino M., from United States
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Height
6'
Weight
210-240
Sized Purchased
X-Large Long
How It Fits
A little Big
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Really nice, as advertised and described.

They weren't lying when they said these pants were gonna be a little big, but that's ok. They are first and foremost meant to be an over layer on top of another pair of pants, so the larger fit is expected. Despite that, they are light enough to wear as a standalone pair of pants and if you utilize the suspenders you don't need a belt. They do feel baggy but again, they were designed to go over another pair of pants, so this is fine. The pants themselves perform great in wet weather (they really do dry quick), and on more humid days I didn't feel like I was gonna overheat. Overall, pretty good pants at a solid price point

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