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5.11 Unveils New Spring and Fall Products at SHOT 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Irvine, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018)5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, will showcase its largest line of new products in the brand’s 15-year history at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, 2018. In addition to debuting collections of new packs and bags, professional uniforms, tactical apparel, boots and accessories to help both on and off-duty consumers “Always Be Ready®”, 5.11 will also be announcing several new innovation partners and 2018 brand initiatives.

Inspired by 5.11’s battle-tested backpacks, the new Rapid Origin Pack is an ideal mission-ready pack. Lightweight and medium-sized, the Rapid Origin features multiple quick-release and adjustable straps to customize the fit. A web platform on the front allows pouches or gear to be added, and there is a secure CCW compartment and an internal admin panel. Built with a large, drop-front inverted U opening, the interior is easy to access and includes a padded laptop compartment. ($84.99)

The new Aerial Shirt is made using dissolving yarn technology, resulting in a highly breathable, moisture-wicking garment that features breathe-through ventilation and excellent air flow. The Aerial includes 5.11’s proprietary RAPIDraw™ placket for easy access to a concealed carry weapon. ($49.99) The Have a Knife Day Shirt is a button-down, built with a RAPIDraw™ placket for easy access to a concealed carry weapon. It features a subtle knife print pattern in its lightweight cotton/polyester fabric. Small bellows under the neck yoke offer easier movement for everyday wear. ($49.99)

5.11’s new Cupron® Socks make the most of copper’s natural anti-microbial properties. Cupron®’s anti-fungal fibers prevent the growth of, while also killing 99.9% of T mentagrophytes, athlete’s foot fungus. The socks feature moisture-wicking polyester with a Cupron® copper heel and toe, as well as compression zones designed for fit and all-day comfort. ($24.99/3 pack)

5.11 will introduce a new color way (dark coyote/dark brown) in two of its most popular and technologically advanced footwear styles. The Apex Waterproof 8” Boot features a resoleable Vibram® Megagrip outsole, a D30® Lite midsole, a D30 support footbed, an eVent™ breathable blood borne pathogen waterproof membrane lining, and a Kevlar® reinforced heel. ($249.99) The XPRT® 3.0 Waterproof 6” Boot features the Vibram® Megagrip outsole to help grip on dry and wet terrains, along with an OrthoLite® Imperial footbed for higher energy return and less fatigue. It also features a Kevlar® heel, side ankle abrasion protection and an eVent® waterproof breathable and BBP resistant membrane lining. ($209.99)

In Fall 2018, 5.11 will be the first apparel brand to introduce its exclusive GEO7™ Camo providing users with advanced concealment technology founded by using mathematical principles. Developed in an exclusive partnership with Veil Camo, the line includes Tactical Duty Uniform Shirts, Pants, Jackets, Hats, a Plate Carrier and additional gear. Each piece features a combination of macro and micro visual disruption and color palettes that work in tandem across light conditions and environments to give users a tactical time advantage in remaining concealed. Offered in two colors, GEO7™ Terrain and GEO7™ Night, GEO7™ is a revolutionary technology designed using both fractal and chaos mathematical principles. These principles fuel the visual biases found in the natural world. This approach lends to the color and visual disruption which makes GEO7™ so effective.

Additionally, 5.11 is partnering with The Woolmark Company to create a Class-A Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool professional collection, which includes men’s and women’s short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts and pants in a professional fabric containing natural stretch and recovery. 5.11’s uniform line is consistently known for providing a professional look, fade-resistant Teflon® finish, and home laundry-friendly qualities. The addition of the Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool technology elevates the uniforms’ functionality, comfort and durability by resisting soiling and staining, while also absorbing moisture vapor, controlling odor naturally, and delivering natural thermoregulation and UV protection.

In Fall 2018, 5.11’s best-selling Defender-Flex Jeans will be offered for women in a boot cut and slim fit, as well as in dark, medium and light color washes. Built with advanced fabrics and classic jean styling, these innovative pants features stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim, along with seven versatile pockets – including two specifically sized to fit magazines – to carry all necessities while on and off the range. ($69.99)

5.11 will also introduce the mission-ready AMP™ collection of packs, plate carrier and mission-specific gear sets. AMP packs include 5.11’s patented HEXGRID® Gear Set™ attachment which enables multi-directional mounting of web/MOLLE pouches, along with hook and loop attachments. Capabilities can be expanded and mission-prepped with various gear sets designed to be switched or transferred between bags and mounted externally and/or internally. The collection includes the AMP12™ backpack, AMP24™ backpack, AMP72™ backpack, the All Missions Plate Carrier and 2 Banger Gear Set™, HEXGRID® 9×9 Gear Set™, HEXGRID® 12×9 Gear Set™, Admin Gear Set™, Med Pouch Gear Set™, Double Deploy Gear Set™.

Lastly, 5.11 will unveil a full overhaul on its line of tactical lighting. The comprehensive line of flashlights includes over 25 different styles, all geared to provide lighting solutions for the most demanding missions by offering more power, extended runtime and farther viewing distance.

“5.11 is renowned for its award-winning products among law enforcement, military, fire and EMS professionals worldwide, and we’re thrilled to continue expanding our consumer line as well,” said Jan-Willem Driessen, Vice President of Global Marketing at 5.11. “We look forward to debuting this new collection, and continuing to provide our customers with the products they need to Always Be Ready®.” Driessen furthers, “We have many exciting brand partnerships continuing into 2018, including a continued partnership with The CrossFit® Games and Service Open, an extended Ubisoft partnership with 5.11 apparel and gear appearing in the upcoming Far Cry® 5 video game, as well as an expansion of 5.11’s Quiet Warrior program.”

“We at 5.11 are product innovators in every sense of the word,” said 5.11’s President, Francisco Morales. “Throughout 5.11’s Spring and Fall 2018 product lines you’ll see innovative designs, collaborations, and technologies that no one else is utilizing.” Morales continues, “We’re incredibly proud of our purpose-built products and our partnerships with the end-users, service professionals and operators, whose feedback helps us design the best the industry has to offer.”

“SHOT Show 2018 will be the most exciting and productive in the history of our company,” said Tom Davin, CEO of 5.11. “With this combination of innovative 5.11 products, tactical professionals from around the world, and the 5.11 executive team, new ideas, synergies and opportunities are sure to result.”

New styles will be featured at 5.11’s booth (#13162) at SHOT Show 2018 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Frank Cappo of 5.11 Tactical Joins Spirit of Blue Board

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that Frank Cappo, Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales at 5.11 Tactical, has joined the Spirit of Blue Board of Directors. 5.11 Tactical is a leading manufacturer of purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide and is based out of Irvine, CA. Frank previously served as a police officer with the Overland Park (KS) Police Department for 12 years with assignments as both a patrol and SWAT officer, a police academy instructor, department quartermaster and director of training. In his volunteer role with Spirit of Blue, Frank will be focused on new sponsor acquisition and advising on the administration of the Foundation’s Safety Grant Program.

A17AA02C-C440-42DD-ABC6-A051C5E43B6A“I’m very excited to join the board of the Spirit of Blue Foundation,” said Frank Cappo, newly appointed Spirit of Blue Board Member. “After leaving a career in Law Enforcement I always felt there was something missing for me personally. And I wanted to find a way to continue to give back. With my association with the Spirit of Blue I now have a way to help agencies and communities around the country who cannot afford quality, life-saving equipment.”

Spirit of Blue’s Board of Directors is comprised of business professionals who each have either previously served in law enforcement or have a special connection to that community and the cause of Officer Safety. The Board is relied upon heavily for governance, regulating financial affairs and fundraising to support the day-to-day operations managed by the Executive Director. Additionally, each Board Member helps in presenting grant awards around the country and advocates for Officer Safety where they live and work.

“Frank became a fast friend of the Foundation after a chance encounter and conversation passing through an airport,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. “That conversation led to others and it was apparent that Frank connected with our mission of protecting police officers. And, he knows the job inside and out, along with the risks and the needs. When we asked him to sit on the Board he responded quickly and enthusiastically and his contribution has already been significant.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 47 grants in 24 states valued at over $200,000. The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus. The Foundation is supported on an ongoing basis by Law Enforcement United, Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement and LMT Defense, along with a number of other premiere brands who manufacture safety equipment across a broad range of categories. For more information or to learn how to support Spirit of Blue please go to: www.spiritofblue.org

I Kilt You Not: 5.11’s Popular Tactical Kilt is Back

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

With the wrong clothes, a day at the range can be a real pain in the butt (pun intended). And if you’ve ever worn jeans while practicing, you know that mobility and flexibility goes out the door. Fear not! 5.11 has created the perfect piece of apparel to take your training to the next level—the Tactical Duty Kilt. Back by popular demand, 5.11 has reintroduced its rugged, manly, limited edition Tactical Duty Kilt.

Designed to meet the demanding needs of fitness, shooting, and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation, 5.11 also released a new video to reveal to you the ins and outs of the popular kilt.

Featuring CrossFit Athlete, Josh Bridges, this funny (really, it’s funny) video shows Josh (along with a few other manly men) put the 5.11 kilt to the test. And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke. The once fictitious Kilt (oddly enough, it started as an April Fools’ joke in 2012) is again available for purchase in the U.S. while supplies last.

A portion of the proceeds of every
kilt sold will benefit the FBINAA.


The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.

5.11 And Ubisoft Release Exclusive Video Series For Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Elite Military Operators Share Real-World Tactics on How to Dominate the Santa Blanca Cartel In-Game

IRVINE, Calif.—(March 7, 2017)—5.11®, the world’s leading innovator of purpose-built gear for tactical professionals and consumers, is launching an exclusive four-part live-action video series for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands as the next step in its global partnership with Ubisoft®.

The 5.11 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Tactics video series features elite operators utilizing 5.11 gear and the real-world tactics that the Wildlands’ Ghosts use in-game to battle the Santa Blanca Cartel. The videos will be launched across 5.11’s and Ubisoft’s social media channels on March 6, 2017, in advance of the game’s debut on March 7.
“Elite tactical teams around the world rely on 5.11’s purpose-built gear to complete their most demanding missions,” said Willem Driessen, 5.11’s vice president, global marketing. “In our video series, players will see how the best gear and the right tactics prepare real-world operators for successful missions. They can then apply what they learn to defeat the Santa Blanca Cartel in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.”

Set a few years in the future, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands allows players to lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to eliminate the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld power and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of an incredibly beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands takes place in the largest and most diverse action-adventure open world Ubisoft has created to date. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore.

The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones at their disposal, help them take down the enemy. Players can outfit characters in their favorite 5.11 gear and apparel including the TacTec Plate Carrier, RUSH backpacks and Apex™ pants. Players also have a wide variety of vehicles and state-of-the-art weapons technology to select from, along with total freedom to choose how they accomplish their missions. They can then watch as the world reacts to their actions.

“5.11’s reputation for authenticity and innovation is lock-step with the pillars of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® franchise,” said Adam Novickas, Ubisoft’s vice president of marketing and brand management. “Incorporating 5.11 gear into Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands reinforced our ability to create a realistic open world military shooter experience for our fans.”

“Military and law enforcement operators are no longer the only users of tactical gear,” Driessen said. “Millions of people lead a tactical lifestyle on a daily basis, choosing to always be prepared for whatever comes their way. From our rugged backpacks to our performance, purpose-built pants, men and women of all backgrounds use 5.11 apparel and gear.”

5.11 will promote the video series, and the in-game product integration in their stores and online on 511tactical.com, and across its social media platforms.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands will be available on all major consoles and PC on March 7, 2017.

IWA – Never Noticed The 5.11 Boonie Hat Before

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

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IWA – 5.11 Xprt Hardshell

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

5.11 is offering a peak into their Fall line with the unveiling of their Xprt hatdshell jacket and pant. Made from eVent, this is a fully featured garment which will initially be offered in Black and Dark Blue to complement their existing Xprt uniform, with MultiCam to follow next year.

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SHOT Show 17 – 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, today introduced the Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans, an innovative new pant that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready.


“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, 5.11’s consumer division vice president.

The Defender-Flex’s tactical features include stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim and twill fabrics. Its seven versatile pockets fit everything from mobile devices to full mags. Whether it’s a day at work, on the range or outdoors, the Defender-Flex Jeans are covert carry capable and ensure you’ll Always Be Ready®.

Pricing & Availability

DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
A weekend in the backcountry, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The five-pocket styling and soft fade finish look sharp, and with the back mag pockets, you’ll always be ready. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.

DEFENDER-FLEX™ JEAN
After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex™ Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. It’s the pant 5.11 customers have asked for. An innovative cotton/polyester (LycraT400 Tough Max) mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.

WOMEN’S DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Defender-Flex Pant keeps its shape no matter how you move. Device ready front pockets and back mag pockets help you stay ready. The Women’s Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.

FAST-TAC™ URBAN PANT AND FAST-TAC™ CARGO PANT
The next iteration of 5.11’s tactical pants is constructed of 5.11’s proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11’s Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. It moves effortlessly and offers superior evaporation and heat management, which is key in hot and humid conditions. Both Fast-Tac Urban and Cargo pants are CCW and mobile device ready. They’re available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

FOOTWEAR – HALYCON BOOTS
Building off the success of its EVO and ATAC® Boots, 5.11 delivers the ultimate urban tactical boot with the Halcyon line. They provide the maximum performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the most rigorous environments. Each pair is built with Clarino Rapid Dry Micro Suede, high abrasion Mesh and a Maximus midsole/outsole platform. The Halcyon Boot also features slip- and oil-resistant traction, a Slipstream Low-Friction Antimicrobial® lining, and an OrthoLite® insole. The boots are available in sizes 4, 5, 6-12, 13, 14, 15 Regular and 7-12, 13, Wide; MAP: $129.99 / Black, Dark Coyote.

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Oops…5.11 Tactical Europe Misidentifies Arc’teryx Pants As Own

Monday, October 17th, 2016

5.11 Europe mad e a bit of a mistake earlier this weekend when they made a great post with a quote from a user about their Stryke Pant on Facebook. Unfortunately, most of the accompanying photos 5.11 shared, feature Rescue Global members wearing Arc’teryx LEAF pants.

It’s been noticed, particularly by Arc’teryx fans, and is a good reminder in general to brands to be careful about outsourcing social media management, although it may not be the case in this instance. Furthermore, the tactical consumer is a very savvy customer and even the smallest details do not go unnoticed. Even 15 years later, there are still remarks about H&K’s infamous backward rounds photo.