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Fusion Battle Pants just my experience...

#1 User is offline   Swamphawk7 

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:01 PM

Searched and didn't really find any reviews on these so here I go ...


Tired of sweating it out in cotton BDU's, I found the spec ops fusion pants ...

Around $100, but they appeared to be of high quality and packed with useful features .

I'm 6'2" 180lbs. After some thought about price and size, I ordered a large .

The pants arrived and I tried them on .... WOW ! very comfortable ,great fit ....nice camo

So comfortable in fact, I just wore them around the house . Even got a "COOL!" from the girlfriend ...that's rare .

At bedtime I took them off and the zipper on the right leg just fell off ....

Yes, I know how to use a zipper .

Well ,undaunted we jury-rigged the zipper ... I figured I'd have a tailor repair that later , had a game in the morning .

GAME PLAY

I geared up ...and noticed the material is "noisy" ... not bad around the house but not good when you're trying to stalk with a pump gun... not that they can hear me , but I was paranoid they MIGHT.

Also wish there was a drawstring to tighten around the ankles .



On the upside I was perfectly comfortable all day ...not too hot, not too cold ,
I crossed a small stream and they just wicked the water away ... like I never got wet .


After the game ,had many comments; " Those are cool , were'd ya get 'em ? "

" I need something like THAT! , my blue tourney pants stand out " "Whoa digi camo !"

etc. etc .

Started to feel like a chick at the mall ...

Anyway ... 4 playing days later in the middle of a game ... the pants got loose ...

The nylon/velcro adjustable belt ...just broke .... one side first ...then the other side .

I have no idea how it happened ... the 5 times I played with the Fusion pants on,I carried a small 10rd tube harness and shot a pump ...I wasn't loaded down with my vest/tank /bladder and tons of paint ..

I wasn't doing any crazy bunker slides,slashing through the woods or extending running at ALL .. too old for all that .

Just trying to quietly close in and pick my shots .


So now ,I have a nice set of $100 pants that simply "fell apart."

Not the end of the world , as I'll probably take them to a tailor for repair , but I have to keep my markers,mask and other gear maintained ... PANTS are the LAST thing I should have to worry about .

back to my $ 7 surplus bdu's for now.


Take care all.

Note ** even though I'm only in my 2nd year of paintball , I have extensive knowledge in the

practical application , use and care of pants .



:P

This post has been edited by Swamphawk7: 19 January 2006 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:14 PM

Read my friend, and be overjoyed! Thoust manufacturer doest replaceth their own producteen! So long as half a month and another full month hath not passed!
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:59 PM

Who wants to replace pants every month though?
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:09 AM

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Read my friend, and be overjoyed! Thoust manufacturer doest replaceth their own producteen! So long as half a month and another full month hath not passed!


Thanks ARC ...


Not a big deal really ... just grabbed a belt and rolled the bottoms up...

played in them tonight .. just fine.

Just passing along what happened in case someone is a little more particular about things .

Now that they're nice and dirty the material is quiet . hehehe ..



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Who wants to replace pants every month though?


Not me ... underwear ? maybe.

take care all ~

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:57 AM

That's very odd. My Fusions have gone at least a year [playing roughly once a month], and I do the occasionaly crazy stunt. The work fine. =/

They are *not* supposed to fall apart like that.

I'll ask MOATI to look into this. He is in charge of all the Soft Goods [clothing and vests] at the Store.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:15 AM

Quick question...how were you cleaning them?

We do back up our products so if you're within warranty time send em back to us. Even if you'r not within warranty time send em in and we'll see what we can do.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:00 AM

yes, I got a pair for christmas, and they fell apart in the exact same way the first time I used them. I really like them though, just pissed about the belt completely falling apart. I'm sending mine back as well, hopefully they'll get done soon (and have a better stitching job)
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And MOATI, I hadn't even cleaned mine yet, that was the 1st time I used them. But, when I do clean them later, I plan to clean them the same way I clean my Dye Core '05 pants - normal washer and dryer cycle.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Brian,ShadoAngel ,

The zipper fell apart on the right leg before any game play;after a few hours lounging around the house. The tab on it simply fell off , and noticed the metal piece that keeps the zipper together up top was gone ... if that makes sense . If a buddy didn't lose my digi cam battery and charger ;I'd snap a pic . B)

I only "washed" them once ... turned inside out ,dunked in a tub of cold water(no detergent)

and hung to dry ...

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:00 PM

Sorry to hear about your experience. It seems that we have had a batch where the webbing has come un-done on the waist cinch. The zipper falling off is just plain wierd but I totally believe you. Sometimes there can be a bad batch, all it takes is a sewer having a bad day.

Send them back and lets get you another pair. I want you happy with our product :huh:.

Oh one more thing about the "noisy" comment. The more you wash them the better they get. The cordura softens up a bunch and becomes very quiet actually... and, even more comfortable. I have a pair that are a year and half old now and they are my favs to wear.

Again send em in! let's get you taken care of.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 04:23 PM

Wow !

Thanks Rory ,

Think I may take ya up on that . The pants are VERY comfortable and other than the belt/zipper problem , they are wonderful. Add great support and service and I think I know why y'all have so much of my money :P

Guess I'll call monday for a RA number .


In other "soft goods" news ....game tomorrow...carrying the A5A2 -RT- Flatline... got my new Dagger vest loaded up,fitted and ready to go ... VERY sweet. . My teamate has one as well. can't wait.
take care and thanks again,
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:13 AM

Swamphawk7, on Jan 21 2006, 05:23 PM, said:

Wow !

Thanks Rory ,

Think I may take ya up on that . The pants are VERY comfortable and other than the belt/zipper problem , they are wonderful. Add great support and service and I think I know why y'all have so much of my money :D

Guess I'll call monday for a RA number .


In other "soft goods" news ....game tomorrow...carrying the A5A2 -RT- Flatline... got my new Dagger vest loaded up,fitted and ready to go ... VERY sweet. . My teamate has one as well. can't wait.
take care and thanks again,
Henry

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Rory,

I got a RA # no problem and shipped them out monday .

Thanks again for the help and support.

take care ,
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:49 PM

Spec.Ops1, on Jan 20 2006, 11:00 PM, said:

Oh one more thing about the "noisy" comment.  The more you wash them the better they get.  The cordura softens up a bunch and becomes very quiet actually... and, even more comfortable.  I have a pair that are a year and half old now and they are my favs to wear.

I'll second that. For the most part, I don't notice the noise from mine anymore, and I've had them for a year or so. They still make a little noise, but for the most part you don't even notice it when you're playing. They're still the most comfortbale pants I own for playing. ;) And it gets respect from the guys in the "concept" pants. Speedball style, woods functionality. Gotta love it.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 06:00 PM

absoutly tyger,

i just got mine and have used them all of once. i can't really comment on the noise they put off. i suppose there is some, but to me it wasn't that noticable, however i wan't trying to stalk in the woods during that day.

they are however, the most comfortable pants i have ever owned, that includes normal, work, school, church pants.

i think i will go put them on now...
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:21 AM

Quick update,

Thanks Spec Ops ! Great customer support .

Got my pants back .... new ,heavy duty zipper on the leg . Also appears the stitching on the new belt is MUCH stronger ... played in them Sunday pretty hard...no worries .

These pants are COMFY !

Thanks again and take care all .
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