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A guide to men's cargo pants

An article telling you what are cargo pants and why they are called cargo pants. The article also informs readers where they can buy cargo trousers from.

What are cargo pants?

Cargos are loose fitting trousers that are designed for outdoor activities.
They can be distinguished by their multiple ‘cargo’ pockets.
A cargo pocket is a form of patch pocket that has accordion folds and a flap that can be fastened down.
They tend to be made from quick-drying synthetic fabrics or cotton-synthetic blends. They are also sewn with a felled seam to allow movement around the joints.

Where to buy cargo pants for men

Most menswear shops will sell cargo pants, from denim to cotton, black to grey, there is a pair to suit everyone.
Here are just a selection of them. (All prices were correct on 14th June 2011). Nike Mens Challenge Cargo Pants (£40)
These Nike cargo pants from are a relaxed fit and have a flat waistband.
They have a button and fly fastening and cargo pockets.
There is an embroidered Nike logo on the side of the leg and a woven tab on the back. Grey Camouflage Cargo Pants (£45)
These camouflage cargo pants from are a low rise fit.
They have a button fly and a fabric belt.
Several cargo pockets feature on the trouser legs. Balenciaga Men's Cargo Pant (£450)
These cargo trousers are more suited to a man with a fair bit of disposable income.
They’re a skinny fit with a dark blue waistband, belt loops and a button fly.
Once again these trousers have cargo pockets as well.
The pockets vary in colour.
The back has two cargo pockets with flaps and rivets. These trousers are available from G-Star Rovic Loose Fit Mens Cargo Pants (£49)
These denim cargo pants from G-Star are made from 100% cotton.
They are loose fitting, have darts in the knees and cargo pockets.
On the back, there are two welt pockets and two flaps. Musto 6 Pocket Crew Pants Mens (£12)
These men's cargo pants from are a bargain. They are currently reduced to £12 from £54.99.
The trousers are designed for sailing as they have a durable design.
They have six outer pockets and a Musto logo on the back waistband.

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