Modeled for the active hunter, the XKG Preacher Pant includes hip vents to regulate body temperature, six easily accessible pockets, and new lightweight four-way stretch fabric for increased hiking mileage. With articulated knees and removable knee pads, you'll conquer rugged stalks over sharp rocks and brush getting you even closer for the shot.
Four-Way Stretch Polyester
Removable Knee Pads
275 Grams Fabric Weight
Grip Strip Waistband
Two Vented Side Zippers
Inseam is a true measurement - Available in Regular (32" inseam) or Tall (36" inseam)
I received this pant recently and have only put it through the standard winter paces - hikes and shooting. No hunts done in it at this point. So far it is a good pant, with a fairly well thought out design. At full price ($150) there are likely better options, but at a heavy sale price ($90) it is a winner.
I am 6' 2" and 205 lbs - athletic build but not ripped and not fat. In my opinion the sizing is one size too small and some of the pant dimensions are flawed. I originally got the 34 Tall, which should represent a 36" waist (don't ask me why 34 = 36), but it actually fit like a 34" in the waist, which I liked. The length was spot on too. This was good for me but the legs were quite snug. Snug to the point they appeared like skinny jeans in the thighs, which does not work in my world. When I opened the hip vents it fit as it should. I exchanged for the 36T, but of course the waist is a bit bigger, but the thighs openings are now a good fit. This thigh dimension issue isn't unique to King's - it exists with other major hunting brands - but it is weird when designing for a crowd of athletic hunters who seemingly hike a lot, and therefore have developed leg muscles.
The only other quirky item are the knee pads. This is a purely personal love/hate decision. IMO knee pads are nice but only if they are built in. Removable knee pads are always clunky, feel like a chunk of cardboard against your knee/shin, and aren't conducive to active hunting and hiking. These are no different. They don't ruin the pant but they aren't the best design for my style of hunting.
Beyond the pads (easy fix - pop them out!) and the thigh sizing (relative to your body dimensions), these are stout, comfortable, have very functional pockets, and great hip vents. Only time will tell but hopefully they hold up to aggressive mountain hunting for 2-3 years. That is the biggest flaw with most brands - robustness and inability to withstand.
If you can get these on a sale and are looking for a stout, pretty well designed pant for active mountain hunting, then give these a try. The solid brown color is a nice and doesn't look out of place in scenarios other than hunting.
ordered the xkg preacher pants And they have not disappointed me one bit. I already owned the xkg ridge pants but needed something alittle warmer so I jumped on the opportunity to get these bad mammajammas. Love the kings camo xkg series.
Pant performs well. I like leg zippers and knee pads. Fit was true for waist 32/32. Possibly a little long for a 32 tho. Wish it had small zipper in cargo pocket and leather knife clip guards on pockets like ridge pant does. Pant is a heavier material than ridge pant but feels and flexes well during movement.
Excellent pants! The vents are awesome for folks like me that get hot as soon as you start walking. The knee pads area excellent as well. My only gripe is the knee pads should either have a zipper to hold them in, or have them be inserted from the top. After a mile or two of hiking i end up with shin guards. Also the ripstop material is great, but on the rear of the pants it would be nice have some extra protection for the fabric. In NM i sit in a lot of rocky terrain and it takes a toll on my pants. Those two tweaks would make these the best hunting pant around.
Absolutely love the pants, great material feel nice, very flexible and comfortable to wear. Only down side is getting them to Canada, hoping for a Canadian location one day to bring down the custom fees
Some of the best constructed pants I've ever seen.
Everything you need. Nothing that you don't. Such a well thought out design that is executed almost perfectly. I have used these pants on freezing days comfortably with a good base layer, but they breathe well enough that I use them on my elk hunt where we hiked 10 miles a day. The side vents are CLUTCH.
Wore these for a month in Idaho..Rain, Snow and Sunshine. Repelled water pretty good, no issues. Pretty comfy as well !! Only drawback is wish the crotch wasnt so long. I did buy the Short version but still, the waist was a little higher than I like to wear them. Overall, I would buy again, but maybe in one size smaller (36 down to 34)
On a recent elk trip to New Mexico I used these pants at temps that reached into the low 30's. They worked well and kept me warm enough in the morning but also with the ventilation system allowed me to keep from over heating as it warmed during the day. Great product.
After looking at several other name brand pants and seeing the reviews claiming to get holes after a few days I was a little leery to buy any pant. This was the only pant that didn't have that complaint. I purchased and used this pant for 10 days on my Wasatch midseason limited-entry bull hunt. Lots of glassing sitting in rocks, walking through thick brush and dead fall. I'm happy to report I had zero issues with those pants everything held up they block the wind and with a mid-season base layer I was perfectly warm my entire hunt even when the temp dropped into the teens. I will be buying more.
I wore these hunting in southern AZ during the summer months. They kept me warm during the cool mornings but weren't too hot during the afternoon. I will testing these during an elk hunt in the White Mountains during early to mid November.
Perfect weight pant for late season, late September on. Give the knee pads a chance at first they bothered me but you will quickly come to appreciate the extra protection when dropping to your knees or busting through the brush!
The Preacher Pant has quickly become my favorite late-season hunting pant! I love the fact that you can dump heat out the side zippers, when hiking, and then zip them back up to retain heat when sitting to glass or clean a downed animal. I've never used a pant with knee pads before, but once I field dressed a buck on my knees, I couldn't say enough good things about the knee pads!! GAME CHANGER!! The Preacher Pants aren't just functional, but they're durable AND comfortable, too! Get ya a pair or two, or three!!
Love these pants for hunting and casual. They’re super comfy, vented, and it’s nice to have a hunting pant that fits perfectly in the waist and length (tall). Just come out with some other solid colors, so I can wear them everyday!
I ordered a pair of preacher pants because I really loved the ridge pants the preacher pants seem like a heavier material and the fit is not as loose as the ridge pants I actually like these better for fit pocket location and the fabric weight I also love the 36 inseam and the reinforced cuffs I used these on a winter camping trip to glass for elk and they out preformed all of my previous gear I don't particularly care for the knee pads I'm glad they are removable so no reviews on those.
I guide hunters for a living. I've tried every high dollar/high performance pant on the available. Trust me, these are the absolute very best on the market today in terms of quality and comfort! I not only wear them hunting, but around my farm and in to town. I am 6'2" tall and wear the "tall" version and they fit perfectly.
Love them. Durable. Comfortable. Have not really used the large pockets but nice to have the option. Vents were great on a long hike in the 70's, you can feel the hot air leaving with each stride. Wore them on a successful elk hunt for which they got very bloody. Was days before I could clean them and it all came out with one washing. Love them.