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Style# 72157

5.11 Tactical® Long Sleeve Shirt

Average rating of 91%
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Purpose Built

The original Long Sleeve 5.11 Tactical® Shirt sets the standard for multi-purpose tactical apparel worldwide. Worn by police, fire, and military professionals across a broad range of disciplines, this stylish cotton polo shirt combines field-tested resilience and top tier tactical performance with a handsome, low profile design. Built from tough and breathable 5.4 oz. cotton canvas, the Long Sleeve Tactical Shirt features triple stitched construction and 26 individual bartack reinforcements for extreme durability in any environment. 5.11® Hidden Document Pockets provide quick access to concealed gear, pen pockets at the left sleeve offer quick convenience, and an integrated cape-back Drillex cooling system keeps you dry and comfortable all day long.



  • Superior tactical utility, low profile appearance
  • Integrated Drillex cape-back ventilation
  • Moisture wicking technology
  • Patented Hidden Document Pockets
  • Pen pockets at the left sleeve



  • 5.4 oz. 100% cotton canvas
  • Triple stitch construction
  • 26 individual bartack reinforcements
  • Hidden button down collar
  • Melamine buttons won't burn, crack, or melt
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 96 reviews)

91 %

great shirt but....


From clint


The sizing is very odd. I call it skinny fat sizing. I wear an XL. 6' 240lbs. The xl shirt just barely fits my shoulders and the body is huge. A 350 lb man could fit in this with narrow shoulders. I love the shirt though. Looks great just too much slop in the body.

Excellent Craftmanship! Great Shirts


From Greg


I have been buying 5.11 clothing and gear for several years and I have never been let down. I love these shirts and wear them just about everyday. The are a little bigger than what is stated so maybe buy 1 size smaller. I am in-between the L & XL. I just wish they would bring back the Tall sizes. Please Please bring back the Tall sizes! Anyway - these are very comfortable and last. I like the built in cooling system and stain proofing. One great shirt!

Please bring back the talls


From Frank


Best shirt I ever owned. But they no longer fit as the TALL Size is not offered anymore. Sure hope you bring it back.

Comfortable, but sized very large


From NPS Volunteer


This shirt is, as we say in the mountaineering community, "bomb proof". The seems are very well sewed, the fabric is very breathable, and it easy to sew new things to, such as velcro for patches, etc.

However, this shirt is sized wrong; It fits like a tent! Order, at least, one size smaller than the sizing chart says. And please note that the sizing chart does explain that the clothing is bigger than the measurements on the chart, but it doesn't say that they are several inches larger than the actual measurements. According to the charts, I need a large, but reading that others have had a similar problem, I ordered a medium...and guess what...it was huge! Going to try a small now.
Would rate at 4-stars if it weren't for the sizing silliness.

Note to company: You may want to either check your supplier is actually labeling these correctly, or reduce the extra-room you build into the sizing of these shirts.

great shirts


From michael


i have 6 of these shirts. i work oil and gas construction for over 50 years and believe i have finally found the near perfect work shirt. near perfect because the shirt pockets are not quite deep enough to close the flap on a 3 by 5 inch note book i.e foray or other makes. nor are the pockets deep enough to put a large cell phone, iphone 6 plus or equivalent samsung and close the pocket flap. little research by 5.11 might have this corrected.

Bring back the Tall Size


From Craig


There are great shirts, but I need the tall size.

Heavy duty


From Cal


This shirt is constructed like a tank. Love the pockets feature Velcro closures for fast access. Pen holders and all other pockets well thought out and constructed for hard use.

size chart completely wrong


From Jill

from Santa Fe, NM

My work place requires this shirt as part of my uniform. I am a female, but my workplace does not have any women's shirts available as uniform shirts (lucky me!). Anyway, I have a small frame and was worried that a small would be too big, but after consulting the size chart and talking with a customer service rep, I ordered a small (which the size chart indicates has a 36" chest). Well, the size chart lies. The small shirt I received has a 42" chest, which makes this shirt enormous on me. It would be helpful if the information describing the shirt was actually correct. The shirt is embroidered, so probably not returnable, and is completely useless to me.

Plenty big


From B.

from Phoenix, AZ

The cut of 5.11 clothes are very forgiving and plenty big. The utility is great as everyday wear or functional during law enforcement activities.

Just incredible shirts


From BUCK1911

from Nevada

Just incredible shirts.
5.11 should consider making these in colors other than the standard "Tactical" Military and LE colors.
Also PLEASE continue making the TALL SIZES.
They are the only ones that fit me correctly.

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