Paintball pants are performance sportswear designed to help a player be safe, competitive and comfortable while playing paintball. Many pairs of paintball pants offer padding in the knees and groin to protect from incoming paintballs and while crawling, sliding, kneeling and diving, offer plenty of pockets for tools and squeegees, and even feature ventilated mesh panels allowing air to flow through, helping keep the wearer cool and comfortable on hot days. In addition, most paintball pants are made from materials designed to be durable enough to handle the rigors of the game, from cotton ripstop to Kevlar, along with stretch panels, adjustable waistbands and elastic or adjustable cuffs to keep things in the woods from getting where they don’t belong. If playing in the woods, or playing a tactical style of paintball, camouflage pants like Valken Kilo models may be the best choice as they are made to a more military spec. More competitive paintball players may consider more tournament-style pants for their athletic benefits, like Valken Attack joggers, while players in hotter, humid climates must consider how much ventilation and breathable materials are used in paintball pants to avoid overheating on the field.