Ratings and Reviews
Got my 80001 vest, they claim it has 2 conceal carry pockets true, what they conveniently don't tell you is that if you wish to carry a gun you need to buy the pouch holster that fits in the vest for another $19.99 model 59002. Shame on 5.11
Other than the hidden facts it is a good vest, but you will not spend $80.00 but if you want to carry a gun you will spend $100.00 that is if you do not buy mag carries which also IS NOT included or disclosed that is NOT included.
This product is an excellent work vest.
Lots of pockets for tools.
Pockets for water bottles are great size.
Owned this vest for 4 years used it in both Iraq and Afghanistan and its finally wearing out. Stood up to washings well and cotton fabric very tough.
Going to buy another,Great value for the money!
Great for keeping your equipment concealed but would highly recommend buying the "Light Weight" version! Same price, half the weight!
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.
this product is useful for everyone
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!
concealed carry and hiking pack for photo gear
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.
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.