If you are an EMT and own other EMS pants, be worned. After wearing and working in these pants you will refuse to wear any of your other pants. Nothing compairs with these pants. The side straps are both a clasp and Velcro which is perfect for shears, flashlights, pens, markers, etc. lots of pockets. I'm can fit my stethoscope in the cargo pocket with ease and have (easily) 8 pairs of gloves in different pockets. I have 3 other ems pants that are sitting in my closet unused because they are garbage compared to these.