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5.11 Launches New Products for Summer 2021

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Irvine, Calif. (July 27, 2021) – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, today announced the release of several exciting new products that expand the brand’s offering for outdoor adventurers, public safety professionals and tactical enthusiasts alike. The newly released items are available online and in-stores now.

“To live our mantra of Always Be Ready®, we must continually work to enhance and expand the gear we offer our customers,” said 5.11’s Vice President of Global Product, Matt Page. “The products being introduced this summer were developed with that in mind. Whether its updates to previous lines or the addition of all-new categories, we are excited to bring each one of these items to market.”

5.11’s well-known line of Norris Sneakers is expanding in the summer of 2021 with a Low-Top Norris Sneaker ($100) arriving in August. The same functionality and durability of the original High-Top Norris Sneaker will be available in 2 new colors including black/gum and dark coyote. The High-Top Norris is also getting an update this season with new colorways – coyote, storm, multicam, dark navy, black/woodlands camo, and black/white ($110).

The A/T Series™ Footwear line, an enhanced and expanded offering our A.T.L.A.S™ technology, All Terrain Load Assistance System collection, offers durable and highly technical support for all day performance and comfort.

5.11® A/T™ Footwear Collection

The A/T Arid ($160) offers the full benefits of A.T.L.A.S.™ technology along with a locking ankle eyelet that prevents sand, dirt and other debris from entering the boot. The A/T 6 and 6 side zip ($155) also offer all of the full benefits of the A.T.L.A.S™ technology in a 6-inch height. Additionally, the A/T Trainer line ($130) is now being offered with the signature A.T.L.A.S™ plate for added stability as well as an expanded color offering of Cinder and Turbulence.

A whole new category of innovative training gear was introduced by 5.11® earlier this year with the Physical Training-Ready (PT-R) Line. A key new addition to that line this summer is the TacTec® Trainer Weight Vest ($130.00). Specially designed to intensify workouts, it’s a low profile, lightweight and comfortable vest that features breathable mesh body pads, adjustable stretch cummerbunds, front/rear MOLLE and is compatible with Rogue® weight vest plates. The TacTec® Weight Plate Sandbag ($50.00) offers an alternative to weighted plates as a heavy-duty and adjustable bag that can be filled with sand or other weighted materials and secured in the vest. After many years of request from our end users, 5.11® is delivering its first ever Weight Vest Plate designed specifically for fitness use. The plates are built with a low-profile, ergonomic compound curvature sculptured design in powder coated steel to provide users with ultimate comfort. Available in 2-plate sets at 5.75-pound ($70.00) or 8.75-pound ($75.00) options, the plates also have lashing points and openings that service as easy to grab handles. All 5.11® weight vests and plate carriers are compatible with these products.

A/T Trainer and TacTec® Trainer Weight Vest

To complement its extensive line of load bearing packs and vests, this summer, 5.11® has introduced a wide range of hydrations systems and accessory pouches to allow users to customize gear loads and features to meet specific needs.

The brand partnered with Hydrapak® to produce an ultra-durable, 3-liter hydration system with a fixed center baffle for a slim profile with the new WTS 3L Hydration System ($45.00). The system works in conjunction with 5.11’s packs and the new Convertible Hydration Carrier. The Convertible Hydration Carrier ($50.00) converts from a backpack to a MOLLE pouch via the included uniloops or RUSH® Tier System.

5.11® Hydration System

The new Flex TacMed Pouch ($45.00) allows users to neatly organize and carry medical supplies along with extra magazines by offering both a TacMed supply compartment and a dual AR-Mag compartment. This versatile pouch offers quick access with a pull drop-front opening and clear organization with a bungee compression lashing system, elastic band and slip pockets, compression straps and a front laser-cut platform for adding additional accessories or patches. A Flex Tourniquet Pouch ($30.00) securely fits one tourniquet with elastic compression and internal reinforcement webbing along with durable 500D-nylon construction. The FLEX-HT™ Mounting System and hook/loop straps allow for vertical or horizontal orientation while a pull-out hook/loop flap makes attachment to a plate carrier simple. The Flex Flashlight Pouch ($20.00) offers easy, convenient and durable functionality with a Hypalon pull-tab for quick opening, 500D-nylon construction, internal webbing reinforcement and elastic compression webbing.

Designed as an inner/outer belt system, the Maverick Battle Belt ($140.00) belt features an ergonomic curve and Austri Alpin COBRA® buckle. A loop faced inner belt connects quickly to the laser-cut MOLLE outer belt featuring 5.11’s proprietary TAC-LAM™ high-strength laminate on top of a dual nylon webbing.

Customers looking for everyday carry tools will be happy to see many new items that are keychain or micro hardpoint carabiner compatible. The EDT Hex comes with four tip fastening options including Phillips and slotted screwdriver tips along with T6 and T8 Torx heads ($15.00). The EDT Pry features a pry tip that doubles as a flat-head screwdriver, a ¼-inch driver that works with standard hex bits, as well as a bottle opener ($13.00). The EDT Rescue includes a carbide tip that can shatter tempered automotive glass, a web cutter that makes quick work of a stuck seat belt, and an oxygen key ($13.00).

5.11® EDC K-USB Flashlight and EDT Pry

When it comes to EDC, knives embody “everyday” more than any other tool. The minimalist Base 1SF knife is a quick-access keychain edged tool. It features a 1.5-inch sheepsfoot blade constructed from 8CR13MOV stainless steel. With a one-handed thumb stud opening and frame lock, it can handle everyday tasks directly from your pocket. Measuring less than 4 inches when opened, it folds down to an easily carried 2.365 inches and includes a split ring and micro Hardpoint carabiner for multiple connection options ($15.00). The Icarus DP Mini ($30.00) is a manual folder knife featuring an 8CR13MOV blade and FRN scales.  The perfect everyday knife designed with a 2.8” drop point blade, liner lock, and deep carry 2-point clip attachment.

The EDC K-USB Flashlight keeps 150 lumens at the ready with its dual Hi-Lo settings and keychain-carry design. With a body constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum and IP54 dust and water-resistant rating, it will withstand the daily beating of keychain carry. A battery status LED in the switch reminds users when actively recharging and fully charged using the USB-C charge port ($30.00).

5.11® GTI Capsule

5.11® is also thrilled to announce new products in collaboration with special forces veteran and leader in the tactical cutlery industry, Justin Gingrich, who pioneered the modern tactical tomahawk and has developed some of the most sought-after tactical knife and tomahawk designs on the market.

Gingrich teamed with 5.11® to design the CFA Peacemaker with a heat-treated 4” steel blade and pick head with full-tang steel construction that’s perfect for heavy field use. Best of all, the CFA swings with the accuracy and feel of a hammer. Its skeletonized frame reduces the weight (1 lb. 12.2 oz), which helps make short work of large tasks. A textured handle with removable scales, finished with a tactical pummel tip, provides a sure grip in wet and freezing conditions and it includes a protective sheath with four position belt/MOLLE clip ($140.00).

Gingrich also led the design of the CFK 7 Peacemaker ($120.00). Thanks to the heat-treated steel blade and full-tang steel construction, the CFK 7 Peacemaker can handle tough jobs that lesser knives can’t touch. Blade perforations reduce weight to help make short work of cutting, batoning, and carving. The textured handle with removable scales, finished with a tactical pummel tip, provides a sure grip in wet and freezing conditions and it includes a protective sheath with updated two position 3-inch belt/MOLLE clips.

“The new products in 5.11’s collection this summer offer our end-users with an ultimate sense of preparedness,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Summer is about being outdoors and active – from 5.11’s loadbearing items to our footwear and EDC gear, each of these categories offer our customers the purpose-built gear they need to feel ready for the summer months ahead.”

Learn more about 5.11’s new and best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Connect with 5.11® on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical and #511tactical.

Arc’teryx Introduces Socks

Monday, July 26th, 2021

For years Arc’teryx used an advertisement for Arc’teryx socks as an internal training example of counterfeit products, but they can’t do that anymore. With the kickoff of the FW2020 line, Arc’teryx finally introduces socks.

Made from a Merino wool blend (49% Merino, 47% Nylon and 4% Elastane), there are four sizes and three different lengths (Low Cut, 1/4 Crew, and 3/4 Crew).

Currently, they only have two colors, Black and Macro which is a Grey hue.

I haven’t worn anything except Merino socks for years so I bought a couple of pairs and will let you know what I think once they arrive and I’ve worn them a bit.


Salomon – All Black Collection

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Salomon has released the all black collection which goes beyond just shoes as in the past.

One that caught my eye is the X Ultra 4 Mid GTX which is not currently part of the Forces collection.

This lightweight hiker is a step up from a trail runner and incorporates Salomon’s Contagrip MA outsole. These mid-height boots are GORE-TEX lined and weigh ~426 grams.

Options include Men’s and Women’s styles.



Ever Dreamed of Testing New Boots?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

If you’ve ever dreamed of testing boots, here’s your chance. Gore, the makers of GORE-TEX, are calling for a six month wear trial of US Military personnel for an all new style of boots. The Altama APEX SBM boots feature a new Gore developed insulation material called GORE-TEX THERMIUM™ and also GORE-TEX Extended Comfort technology. Gore has contracted Hyve, an independent 3rd party innovation and market research company, to run and manage the trial.

While no compensation can be offered for participation, we know that most SSD readers visit this site out of an interest in new equipment.

It’s a rare opportunity to try out a new technology before it is widely available and to be able to provide feedback on how to improve it. And that’s the point of this opportunity, providing feedback. If you participate, you’ll have to do that several times throughout the trial. This is your chance to get your hands on these boots before anyone else.

This boot will integrate two Gore technologies most of you have never encountered until now. GORE-TEX Thermium™ is a new insulation combining Gore’s expertise in polytetrafluoroethylene and silica aerogel, the world’s lightest solid element and best solid thermal protector which was developed by NASA. Thermium is ultra-thin, low-bulk, and non-compressible resulting in a lower profile boot than you’d expect for cold weather. The insulation is thermally mapped to target only areas where needed: around the toes, since they become cold first.

In addition, these boots also feature GORE-TEX Extended Comfort technology. Like all GORE-TEX, these boots will keep your feet dry from external water, but they are engineered with the next generation of footwear laminate technology for warm conditions which has a breathability ~2x higher than the existing technology. More breathability means more sweat can evaporate through the laminate, and more evaporation means more heat loss and less clamminess.

Below is the information W.L Gore & Associates (Gore) has provided to us to share with potential testers:

Please note that only a limited number of boots will be made available for the wear test trial and not all potential participants filling an application for the boots may be selected to participate in the trial. If selected, you will be asked to provide written feedback about the boots and Gore will require that the boots be returned (at Gore’s cost) for additional laboratory testing after the trial period has ended. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information such as your name, contact information, boot size, and military function. Feel free to share this opportunity with other military members who might be interested in participating. The Official Rules and applicable terms related to this wear test trial are included in the Hyve sign-up page when registering. All information collected about the participants during the wear test trial will be subject to Hyve’s privacy policy, also included on the sign-up page.

So head on over to www.goretexprofessional.com/about-us/news-and-events/gore-tex-footwear-user-trial to sign up.

We here at SSD are not involved in the test in any way and are only providing this platform as a means to inform potential wear testers about the opportunity. Although WL Gore & Assoc is an advertiser on this website, we are not being compensated by them or the boot manufacturer Altama for announcing this opportunity.

REI Co-op Footwear

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Over the years, REI has introduced clothing and packs so footwear was a foregone eventuality.

This is the Flash, the first of REI Co-op’s footwear. Think light hikers with HydroWall waterproofing, a waterproof/breathable membrane made from 75% recycled polyester. Their TerraGrip soles feature an anti-slip grip and are made with 20% recycled rubber which is paired with TerraLoft cushioning featuring 10% algae-based Bloom foam.

Offered in Men’s (sizes 8-14) and Women’s (sizes 6-11) models.

Made in Vietnam.


Altama SFB

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

No, this isn’t a collaboration between Nike and Altama but rather “Sandals For Baddasses.”

Available for pre-order now in Black, MultiCam and MultiCam Black. Sizes 6-14.

(Altama is offering free 2-5 day shipping on any SFB order when you use code SFBFREE at checkout up until they ship. Offer valid in the US only.)

Get yours at originalfootwear.com/collections/altama/products/altama-sfb.

Sneak Peek – Nike React SFB Carbon

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Coming soon from Nike is the React SFB Carbon.

It oncorprates Nike’s stiff carbon fiber Flyplate technology which they claim optimizes your stride while providing support to help minimize fatigue, ease pressure on your Achilles and reduce slipping inside the shoe. The plate acts as an internal rock shield while the outsole helps prevent punctures.

This is combined with Nike React foam which combines comfort with energy return. The more energy you put into your step, the more you get in return.

The outsole is a combination of hard and sticky rubbers make up the aggressive sole pattern, giving you durability in heavy strike zones and exceptional traction in natural and urban environments. Rubber teeth in the arch provide added grip when you’re climbing ropes or covering rugged terrain.

Fabric wraps the midsole for reinforcement and stability. They’ve also included a solid rubber reinforced toe.

Finally, the React SFB Carbon comes with heavy-duty laces with Kevlar core and the there’s a lace stow to keep them out of the way.

These will be offered in Black and Coyote.


2021 TSSI NCRE – Lowa R-8S GTX Patrol

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

The Lowa Task Force R-8S GTX Patrol is a Coyote colored, Gore-Tex lined 8″ boot which is AR 670-1 compliant.

One of the reasons so many find Lowa’s boots so comfortable is the DuraPU midsole and PU MONOWRAP frame for lateral stability. This is paired with a slip-resistant, heat-, fuel-, and oil-resistant sole with 5mm deep lugs for reliable traction on dirt and mud.

Offered in men’s sizes 7.5 – 14.

Lowa Task Force boots are available for unit and agency orders from TSSi.