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Valken Sports - V-Tac Zulu Pants Information
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Valken Sports
597 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Email: info@valkensports.com
Website: http://www.valkenpaintball.com
Camo pants, breathable mesh, kevlar padded knees, adjustable waist, ample storage, gusseted crotch and stretch panels
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $99.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 9
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Valken Sports - V-Tac Zulu Pants Reviews
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants First let me say I'm partial to Valken... I can't quite explain why, I just am. I'm not sponsored by them, I'm not a rep, I just think they make good quality gear at a fair price. And, the V-Tac Zulu...
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Noah Kai
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Medford, NJ
Noah Kai owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.95
Pros: cheap, quality, good padding
Cons: sizing is slightly off, not breathable enough
First let me say I'm partial to Valken... I can't quite explain why, I just am. I'm not sponsored by them, I'm not a rep, I just think they make good quality gear at a fair price. And, the V-Tac Zulu pants are just that: very good quality pants at a reasonable price. The padding is more than adequate and it's in the right places (though more in the crotch would be nice), the pants are tough and solid, the pattern is nice, they look awesome and they feel good. Valken advertises them as highly breathable, and although the mesh does provide some breathability, they could be better in that department. That said, they are awesome - there's plenty of storage, two pockets with zippers, two cargo pockets with velcro, and two back pockets with velcro. The waist is adjustable using a velcro system and there's loops for a belt - I might actually need to use a belt. That's because Valken says that medium is for people size 30-34, but the pants are loose on me even though I'm a 32. The velcro works to keep them on, but if they were weighed down with gear I could see how I would have to wear a belt.

The price is where it's at, though. These pants go for almost $70 less than Planet Eclipse pants of the same design. To me, this is just another example of PE over-pricing their products and the competition pricing fairly. I'm willing to spend $99 on a pair of paintball pants, but $169??? No way! I'm happy with the way the V-Tac Zulus feel, I'm happy with the storage capacity and the protection they provide, and the price is totally fair. Valken knows how to make a good product and they understand that pricing is part of the game. If you're in the market for a good pair of milsim pants, go V-Tac and don't look back.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants I chose to buy these pants because I play woodsball and speedball, and these pants are absolutely great for both. the mesh on the back of the legs is very breathable and doesn't itch. the stretch...
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Nguyentyler8
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alabama
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $125.00
Pros: mesh, stretch panels, pockets, pads, waist
Cons: pads (explained), ankle ties
I chose to buy these pants because I play woodsball and speedball, and these pants are absolutely great for both. the mesh on the back of the legs is very breathable and doesn't itch. the stretch panels work fantastic, even when crouching, crawling, etc. All of the pockets work very nice even though they are button closure and not zipper. The pads are great. They are extremely strong (reinforced with kevlar) and don't catch. But when I wear them and slide on my knees, the knee pads don't come all the way up, and sometimes I catch my stretch panel on the ground. Also the adjustable waist works very well.

Overall these pants are a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Strong durable pants that work great and feel good while you play.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants I have been wearing the Tigerstripe for over a year now and love these pants. Very comfortable, breathe well and stretch where they actually need to. Some stitching is starting to pull but still...
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dstanley753
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Location: York,PA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: Look great
Cons: Some stitching is pulling
I have been wearing the Tigerstripe for over a year now and love these pants. Very comfortable, breathe well and stretch where they actually need to. Some stitching is starting to pull but still function flawlessly!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants Got these for the Chicago UWL event. I've since worn them to every practice and world cup. Definitely the best pant on the market.
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HKARMYBALLER
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 847 IL
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.95
Pros: EXTREMELY durable. Very comfortable, and useful
Cons: none at all
Got these for the Chicago UWL event. I've since worn them to every practice and world cup. Definitely the best pant on the market.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants I use the Valken Zulu pants in V-Cam due to Valken sponsorship. The pants are very rugged and have held up excellent so far through all the events and scenarios I have been too. I got a better price...
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monty97
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oskaloosa, Iowa
monty97 is playing at Living Legends V
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monty97 plays in the APPA beginner division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $95.00
Pros: Durable, Look great
Cons: Expensive, Get Warm
I use the Valken Zulu pants in V-Cam due to Valken sponsorship.
The pants are very rugged and have held up excellent so far through all the events and scenarios I have been too.
I got a better price than most due to my sponsorship so the price was not as bad for me, however they are pretty pricey normally. If the price was in the $100 range normall I think they would be a much better deal.

Breathability is not as good as many of the other pants I have used on the market but they are made around the scenario scene and meant to be rugged so I guess I can deal with that issue.

Overall I think they are a great pair of pants to have and would recommend them to anyone looking for a pair of pants that will handle abuse.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants These are great pants to play in once in a while but fall apart or rip only after a few small washes. They look great but to me not worth getting. They need to be stronger, and for woodsball guys...
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SageScout
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin Tx
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Looks great, side pockets are nice
Cons: make very poorly
These are great pants to play in once in a while but fall apart or rip only after a few small washes. They look great but to me not worth getting. They need to be stronger, and for woodsball guys that's a must.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants Just received these from our Valken rep over the weekend and they fit amazing. I'm super comfortable in them and they breathe well for me. The pattern and the storage is great and the price was...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $62.48
Pros: Price, Quality, comfort, pattern
Cons: Nothing yet
Just received these from our Valken rep over the weekend and they fit amazing. I'm super comfortable in them and they breathe well for me. The pattern and the storage is great and the price was awesome.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants my team has the atacs zulu pants and they are great. the pants breathe quite well and are stretchy where they need to be. the waist band/straps are completely adjustable as well as the taper at the...
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tonycon
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chi-Town
tonycon owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.00
Pros: comfortable
Cons: padding
my team has the atacs zulu pants and they are great. the pants breathe quite well and are stretchy where they need to be. the waist band/straps are completely adjustable as well as the taper at the bottom of the pant leg. the cargo pockets are spacious for all the crap you would need to take onto the field and also have the nifty swab pocket as well. the only con is the padding for the knees...its a bit narrow, other than that i have put the pants through hell and back and they are still good to go!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Zulu Pants I love these pants. I was happy to find the ACU pattern on sale for $80 as opposed to the $125 they usually go for, but even at that price I would have been satisfied. The stretch panels are great,...
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ZeroNotHero
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: 803
ZeroNotHero owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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ZeroNotHero supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: built in padding/price/lightweight
Cons: ties on cuffs instead of velcro
I love these pants. I was happy to find the ACU pattern on sale for $80 as opposed to the $125 they usually go for, but even at that price I would have been satisfied. The stretch panels are great, wonderful range of motion. The kevlar knee padding is more than enough to take my abuse and only leave me a little sore at the end of the day. The real kicker for me is how light they are which, combined with the vents in the back, make these pants very comfortable even on the super hot, muggy days we get down here in the summer.

My only real issues are very small and could easily be addressed in an update for next year. I'd like to have a little more padding over the crotch, I'm not too sure that what's there will do much good for a direct hit. I'd also like to see velcro adjusters on the cuffs instead of ties.

Overall these pants are a great product at a very reasonable price, especially compared to some other brands. I'd buy another pair without hesitation.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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