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5.11 Tactical Vest

Purpose Built

Offering unprecedented functionality and versatility, the 5.11 Tactical Vest has been a favorite of law enforcement officers, sportsmen, and outdoor enthusiasts for a generation. Built from rugged, dependable, and surprisingly comfortable 8.5 oz. cotton canvas, the 5.11 Tactical Vest features 18 individual pockets, allowing you to keep everything you need within easy reach. Twin concealed carry compartments at the chest offer quick access to a sidearm or accessories, dual water bottle pockets at the small of the back keep you hydrated, and a massive 360 degree pocket that wraps around the waist can store just about anything. Additional storage pockets are sized for essential accessories – including AR magazines, sunglasses, and an iPad – while extensive bartacking and quad-stitched reinforcements ensure lasting durability in tough environments.

 

Overview:

  • Unbeatable tactical and recreational utility
  • 5.11 Back-Up Belt System™ compatible
  • 18 total pockets, including:
  • Dual covert CCW pockets at the chest
  • Low left AR magazine pockets
  • Twin hydration pockets at the rear
  • 360 degree wraparound pocket
  • iPad pocket

 

Specifications:

  • 8.5 oz. 100% cotton canvas
  • Shoulder design maximizes weight distribution
  • Reinforced half-collar
  • Integrated D-ring secures your keys
  • Quad-stitched reinforcements
  • Extensive bartacking at major stress points
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • Prym® snaps

 

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5.11 Tactical Vest

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Purpose Built

Offering unprecedented functionality and versatility, the 5.11 Tactical Vest has been a favorite of law enforcement officers, sportsmen, and outdoor enthusiasts for a generation. Built from rugged, dependable, and surprisingly comfortable 8.5 oz. cotton canvas, the 5.11 Tactical Vest features 18 individual pockets, allowing you to keep everything you need within easy reach. Twin concealed carry compartments at the chest offer quick access to a sidearm or accessories, dual water bottle pockets at the small of the back keep you hydrated, and a massive 360 degree pocket that wraps around the waist can store just about anything. Additional storage pockets are sized for essential accessories – including AR magazines, sunglasses, and an iPad – while extensive bartacking and quad-stitched reinforcements ensure lasting durability in tough environments.

 

Overview:

  • Unbeatable tactical and recreational utility
  • 5.11 Back-Up Belt System™ compatible
  • 18 total pockets, including:
  • Dual covert CCW pockets at the chest
  • Low left AR magazine pockets
  • Twin hydration pockets at the rear
  • 360 degree wraparound pocket
  • iPad pocket

 

Specifications:

  • 8.5 oz. 100% cotton canvas
  • Shoulder design maximizes weight distribution
  • Reinforced half-collar
  • Integrated D-ring secures your keys
  • Quad-stitched reinforcements
  • Extensive bartacking at major stress points
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • Prym® snaps

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.6

(based on 91 reviews)

91 %

Pros

  • Doesn't Restrict Movement (40)
  • Covers Entire Torso (36)
  • Easy To Adjust (34)
  • Works With Other Gear (32)
  • Lightweight (23)

Cons

  • Easily Spotted (14)
  • Not Modular (3)
  • Too Heavy (3)
  • HARD TO GET IN SMALL (1)
  • Wears Out Quickly (1)

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety (27)
  • Field Training (21)
  • Urban Operations (14)
  • Special Operations (13)
  • In Vehicles (13)

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2.0

some good some bad

By Raamceez

from England

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly
  • Tears Easily

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Everyday Wear
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Versatile

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

It looked great and I figured that with it being a 511 product would last well. Sadly I've got through 3 or 4 of these vests and they all have the same problems: The dye fades easily with sweat and wear and the lower pockets on both sides fall apart due to poor design/stitch quality or materials. It's a pity cos there aint that many similar vests on the market with the 511 reputation. Maybe this is a problem for the UK markets as I don't see similar comments in the reviews here.

 
5.0

5.11 Tactical Vest

By Duke

from Chadds Ford, PA

Pros

  • Works With Other Gear
  • Doesn't Restrict Movement
  • Covers Entire Torso
  • Easy To Adjust

Was this a gift?

  • No

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety

Hiking

 
1.0

Not worth the money

By Rott Mom

from Screven Georgia

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Doesn't Hold My Gun

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • None

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

I use this vest for walking my dogs. I bought this vest because I live in south Georgia and hate snakes so I needed to carry my gun with me. It does have lots of pockets and holds everything I need to carry except my gun, and that is why I bought this one. It said it would hold my gun but the place it is suppose to go does not work it always falls to the bottom and when I need it I can not get to it. Maybe it is a good vest but as far as I am concerned it was a waste of money. The reason I bought this vest was to carry my gun and it does not. Very unhappy with it. Big waste of good money. Wish I had gone to a store to see what I was getting. Buying on the internet was not a good idea! Basically the only good thing is it has lots of pockets!

 
4.0

As Advertised; Got What I Expected

By Fla Ga Rebel

from Seymour, TN

Was this a gift?

  • No

My profession is

  • Other

The vest is heavier than expected, but it is easy to understand why. There are multiple and versitile pockets and features which make the vest useful.

 
5.0

very versatile

By possum

from alabama

Cons

  • Not Modular

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • At The Base
  • Patrols
  • Special Operations
  • Urban Operations

Pros

  • Works With Other Gear
  • Covers Entire Torso
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Doesn't Restrict Movement

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

this product is useful for everyone

 
5.0

Great Carry vest

By Clay

from South Dakota

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Protects Against All Threats
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Doesn't Restrict Movement
  • Covers Entire Torso
  • Works With Other Gear

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Best Uses

  • Patrols
  • Personal Safety
  • Field Training
  • In Vehicles
  • Urban Operations

concealed carry and hiking pack for photo gear

 
5.0

5.11 Vest

By Bob

from Sacramento Delta

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Versatile
  • Rugged

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Great for travel on airlines
Great for field days, nice CCW pockets

 
5.0

Highly suggested purchase for 'carry'

By Bikerman

from Mobile, AL

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Easy To Adjust
  • Great Fit And Function
  • Covers Entire Torso
  • Hard To Spot
  • Doesn't Restrict Movement

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Bad Neighborhod Land Lord

Best Uses

  • Personal Safety
  • Sporty Look And Discreet
  • Urban Operations
  • In Vehicles

I wear the vest anywhere and everywhere and that is what a functional conceal carry should be. No threat until threatened. Not sure how it will be in summer but would rather have and look discreet and take advantage of cooling vents than not.

 
5.0

M1 Abrams of tactical vests

By CavGuy

from Delmarva

Cons

  • Easily Spotted

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Soldier

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • Personal Safety
  • Patrols
  • At The Base
  • Urban Operations

Pros

  • Doesn't Restrict Movement

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

My first introduction to 5.11 products was as a contractor working in Uganda when I was issued two 5.11 tactical shirts with the mission logo embroidered on it. I was impressed with the quality and functionality. (That was in 2009 and I still use these shirts here state side for daily use here on the farm.) Since then I have purchased lots of their excellent equipment. My latest was the tactical vest and similar to the rest of the 5.11 gear this thing is constructed to last with superb functionality. I use it as a daily conceal carry vest in public the only down side is one kind of sticks out in the crowd. (But really that does not matter because a wolf sees a wolf any way.) I have found the 5.11 gear to be almost indestructible and will continue to use this stuff. One request make the vest to receive AK mags instead of AR style. Some of us like bigger bullets and don't sweat the extra weight.

 
5.0

Great investment

By Highlandscot

from Williamsburg, Virginia

Cons

  • Easily Spotted

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Firearms instructor
  • Hunter
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • Crowd Control
  • Concealed Carry
  • Personal Safety
  • Special Operations

Pros

  • Easy To Adjust
  • High Quality Construction
  • Doesn't Restrict Movement
  • Works With Other Gear
  • Covers Entire Torso

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

I use this vest primarily for concealed carry, and it works very well for that. Great craftmanship is evident in its construction, and it is a quality investment. Plenty of options for carrying concealed, and does not restrict movement at all. The only *potential downside is that anyone "in the know" will recognise this as a vest for concealed carry - but that really does not matter. I highly recommend this if you are considering using a vest in your concealed carry options.

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