Posts Tagged ‘5.11 Tactical’

Happy Holidays From 5.11 Tactical

Friday, December 5th, 2014

5.11 Tactcial Challenge at the Crossfit Games 2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014

5.11 Tactical’s Gun Camo Cap

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Gun Camo Cap

According to Tactical Fanboy, 5.11 Tactical came up with their own ‘gun camo’, which is a camouflage-inspired design that uses the silhouettes of more than a few popular and/or iconic firearms. This cap in particular, which features the pattern, is made from polyester fabric with a dobby mesh six panel design, adjustable fit, and integrated sweatband.

The 5.11 Gun Camo Cap seems to be the only product currently available on the official 5.11 Tactical website that uses the Gun Camo, however they’ve also done a line of beanies, also available in Brown and Grey, that are available from numerous online retailers.

5.11 Tactical Riverside Retail Store Grand Opening

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Starting tomorrow, October 17th, and running through Saturday, October 18th, 5.11 Tactical will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new retail store in Riverside, California. The event is open to the public and will include complementary refreshments from Bubba’s Burers, as well as a special appearance from professional bull rider Cody Nance. Additionally, shoppers will receive special opening offers from 5.11 Tactical through the entire Grand Opening weekend, including Sunday.

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“We developed this new retail space with our customers in mind. Innovation and functionality have always been central to our foundation and this new location gives consumers the opportunity to experience the enhanced capabilities of 5.11 Tactical’s products first-hand,” said Tom Davin, CEO at 5.11 Tactical. “Our team is looking forward to serving the Riverside community of public safety professionals, along with outdoor, fitness, sports and competitive shooting enthusiasts.”

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5.11 Tactical’s Riverside store is located at 3388 Tyler Street in Riverside, California. If you’re in the area over the weekend, give ’em a visit, and tell them Soldier Systems Daily sent you.

This Pack Found At Walmart Looks Very Familiar

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

We received a message Friday about a new line of tactical at gear at Walmart. The SOG line appears to be from SOG Specialty Knives & Tools but they aren’t available through their website, only through Walmart. Although there are numerous clones in the line, we decided to concentrate on the SOG Squadron Pack which bears a striking resemblance to the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 backpack.

SOG Squadron Pack

Essentially, both are about the same size and serve the same purpose as backpacks but we don’t believe that the 5.11 Tactical product is patented. Instead, we see something amiss that is going to start showing up a lot; Trade Dress. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a form of intellectual property. Trade dress is a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging that signify the source of the product to consumers.

Pack Comparison

As you can see, aside from the overall look of the packs, there are several features in particular that are the same. What remains to be seen is if 5.11 Tactical has noticed (we are pretty sure they will after this story) and what, if anything they might do about it.

5.11 Storm Grey – Color As A Weapon

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Unveiled during SHOT Show, 5.11 Tactical’s Storm Grey is featured in this short video.

5.11 Tactical Releases Fall/Winter 2014 Catalog

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

5.11 Tactical is present at OR Summer Market, and they’re displaying 10 new products at the show. Readers of SSD, of these new products which would you like us to take a closer look at during today’s coverage? Tell us in the comments section below.

5.11 OR Summer Market

MODESTO, Calif. Aug. 6, 2014 — 5.11 Tactical® — global innovator of tactical apparel — announced 10 new additions to its product line. Unveiled in the company’s Fall/Winter 2014 catalog, the new products offer a head-to-toe outerwear solution for enhanced performance during a variety of duty- and adventure-driven activities. Consistent with 5.11 Tactical’s approach to innovation and product development, operator input and feedback was incorporated into the design and testing process behind each new piece.

“We engineered the Fall/Winter 2014 collection with every mission in mind,” said David Hagler, vice president of merchandising at 5.11 Tactical. “Innovation, tactical features, quality materials and long-lasting durability have always been at the foundation of our product lines and a necessity to the world’s duty-driven professionals. Our newest line stays true to this foundation, while also addressing the growing trend and increased demand for tactical products that meet the day-to-day needs of those in- and out of uniform.”

Throughout the design process, incorporating durability and flexibility features were paramount for 5.11 Tactical. Crafted with precision and purpose, each piece features functional details for enhanced performance. The newest additions to the 5.11 Tactical apparel collection include:

Taclite® M-65 Jacket — evolved from the M-65 Field Jacket, which was originally released in 1965 and worn on battlefields around the world, the Taclite M-65 Jacket is a lightweight option built from 5.11 Tactical’s own Taclite ripstop fabric for maximum durability. Its contemporary cut has a number of functional features, including: RapiDraw™ pass through pockets for quick and complete interior access, a Loop Patch ID Strip, functional shoulder lapels with prym snaps, dual hidden document pockets at the chest for secure storage and articulated elbows. Added details such as a two-way front YKK Zipper for quick access to concealed weapons and inside poly/cotton lining offer convenience and comfort through hours of wear ($159.99 MSRP; available in Black, TDU Khaki and Tundra)

Sierra Softshell — a solid-yet-subtle shield from adverse conditions, the Sierra Softshell offers lightweight weather protection in a low-profile design. The 100 percent polyester stretch fabric is bonded to polyester microfleece for warmth, and covered by a durable, water-resistant (DWR) finish—creating another layer of protection during moderate showers The inside hem line can be adjusted to a custom fit by utilizing the elastic draw cords, and a two-way YKK Zipper pulls up to a chin guard ($129.99 MSRP; available in Black, Agave and Brick for women; Black, Steam, Realtree X-TRA® and Battle Brown for men)

Insulator Jacket and Vest — ready to tackle any condition, the new Insulator Jacket and Insulator Vest from 5.11 Tactical shield against the elements with a durable, water-resistant (DWR) finish. A flexible blend of Nylon and Polyester on the body is paired with a Polyester/Spandex combination on the sides for optimal flexibility and comfort. Both products feature 100 gm PrimaLoft® Silver for an outstanding warmth-to-weight ratio and RAPIDraw pockets, allowing easy access to a concealed firearm (Insulator Jacket: $139.99 MSRP; Insulator Vest: $109.99 MSRP; both products available in Storm Grey and Sheriff Green)

Rapid Response Quarter – Zip—inspired by 5.11 Tactical’s popular Rapid Assault Combat Shirt, the Rapid Response Quarter-Zip is engineered for optimum performance. A polyester and spandex mélange jersey knit on the body wicks away perspiration and provides maximum base layer comfort, while bi-stretch woven sleeves provide durability without sacrificing range of motion. Additional sleeve features—such as a loop platform and zipper pocket—minimize the need for bulky packs and wallets for added flexibility ($84.99 MSRP; available in Storm Grey, TDU Green, Regatta and Realtree X-TRA®)

Freedom Flex™ Long Sleeve — for freedom of movement and comfort in any climate, the Freedom Flex Long Sleeve Shirt is built with moisture-wicking mechanical stretch and a RAPIDraw placket for quick access to the 5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt or shoulder holster. Although a firearm is within easy reach, the long sleeve design of the Freedom Flex Shirt and its side gusset create a covert option that can be worn in the office, outdoors, at the range and everywhere in between ($69.99 MSRP; available in Black, Bosun and Sage Green)

Covert Flannel — an ideal blend of casual and functional, 5.11 Tactical’s Covert Flannel features 4.5 ounce 100 percent brushed cotton twill for a comfortable yet heavy-duty performance. Unique, yet useful concealed carry features, such as a RAPIDraw pocket, give quick access to firearms, while patented hidden document pockets at the chest allow for easy and discrete storage. With six different color ways and two different plaid offerings, there are plenty of options to choose from ($74.99 MSRP; available in Ivory, Bark, Captain, Ox Blood, Steam and Regatta)

Reversible High Vis Softshell — high visibility meets softshell technology in the 5.11 Tactical’s new Reversible High Vis Softshell, a product co-created based on feedback from 5.11 Tactical end users. Ideal for law enforcement and first responders, one side is a highly visible yellow with 3M® Scotchlite® reflective tape on the sleeves, chest and back. Ideal for off-duty hours, or situations where high visibility is unnecessary, a black, 100 percent laminated nylon serves as a durable, wind- and water-repellant outer shell for peak flexibility and comfort ($189.99 MSRP; ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 Level II, Class III Certification)

Traverse™ Double Buckle Belt — a superior multi-purpose belt, the Traverse Double Buckle offers enhanced strength and durability in a comfortable low profile design. Ideal for casual or duty wear, the Traverse Double Buckle Belt easily supports a holster and sidearm without rolling or deforming, and features two-toned lightweight aluminum anodized buckles, ribbed weave nylon webbing and a reinforced signature 5.11 belt tip ($32.99 MSRP; available in Black, Storm, Battle Brown and Sandstone)

TMT L2x and TMT L3x Flashlights — 5.11 Tactical has extended its line of its virtually unbreakable TMT flashlights—which feature aerospace-grade aluminum bodies, regulated circuits for maximum output and an anti-roll design—with two new additions. With an output of 638 Lumens and up to 50 hours of runtime on the low setting, the TMT L2x is a mid-size option that packs a big punch ($109.99 MSRP). The L3x offers a powerful output of up to 860 lumens, powered by a Cree® XM-L2 LED bulb. On the low setting, the L3x can last up to 29 hours ($129.99 MSRP)

To find a store where products can be purchased, use the 5.11 Tactical store locator. For more details on 5.11 Tactical’s product offerings, view the Fall/Winter 2014 Catalog.

I Am 5.11 – Kyle Lamb

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

“I am 5.11” is a new series of short videos that showcase the various ambassadors of the 5.11 brand. This first segment features Kyle Lamb, president and founder of Viking Tactical. Stay tuned for future video content from 5.11 Tactical, including training segments, product details, and brand entertainment.