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Covert Shirt - Classic

Purpose Built

The Classic 5.11 Covert Shirt from 5.11 Tactical features our unique RAPIDrawル placket, a revolutionary design in CCW garment design that grants immediate access to a shouldered sidearm. Sewn-on faux buttons conceal breakaway snaps that open instantly, maximizing your response time in urgent situations. Additional features on the Covert Shirt include hidden pockets at the chest for ample and covert storage space, a patch pocket at the left chest for a subtle and stylish appearance, generous length to assist in concealing your sidearm, and reinforced box stitching at key stress points to ensure fast and reliable action.

 

Overview:

  • Fast, reliable sidearm accessibility
  • Ideal for off duty, CCW, or covert ops
  • Unique 5.11 RAPIDraw quick access placket
  • Faux buttons conceal breakaway snaps
  • Hidden storage pockets at the chest

 

Specifications:

  • Specifications:
  • High performance poly/cotton fabric
  • Reinforced box stitching at all action points
  • Stylish patch pocket at left chest
  • Generous length
  • Locker loop inside collar

 

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Covert Shirt - Classic

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$50.99
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Purpose Built

The Classic 5.11 Covert Shirt from 5.11 Tactical features our unique RAPIDrawル placket, a revolutionary design in CCW garment design that grants immediate access to a shouldered sidearm. Sewn-on faux buttons conceal breakaway snaps that open instantly, maximizing your response time in urgent situations. Additional features on the Covert Shirt include hidden pockets at the chest for ample and covert storage space, a patch pocket at the left chest for a subtle and stylish appearance, generous length to assist in concealing your sidearm, and reinforced box stitching at key stress points to ensure fast and reliable action.

 

Overview:

  • Fast, reliable sidearm accessibility
  • Ideal for off duty, CCW, or covert ops
  • Unique 5.11 RAPIDraw quick access placket
  • Faux buttons conceal breakaway snaps
  • Hidden storage pockets at the chest

 

Specifications:

  • Specifications:
  • High performance poly/cotton fabric
  • Reinforced box stitching at all action points
  • Stylish patch pocket at left chest
  • Generous length
  • Locker loop inside collar

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

86 %

Pros

  • Breathable (26)
  • Plenty Of Pockets (23)
  • Rugged (23)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Versatile (21)

Cons

  • Bulky (3)
  • Arm Pit Too Tight (1)
  • A Little Pricey Bworthy (1)
  • Snap Needed Repair (1)
  • Wish They Had Xlt Sizes (1)

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear (34)
  • Hot Weather (17)
  • Field Training (7)
  • During Operations (5)
  • Cold Weather (4)

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5.0

Good shirts (2)

By Bill

from Central Illinois

My profession is

  • Other

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Breathable
  • Versatile

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Great Product

 
5.0

Great shirt it's a must have.

By Lion Thom

from Hesperia,Ca

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather
  • Field Training

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Lightweight
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Versatile
  • Breathable

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

I'm a concealed carry person so this shirt is a perfect tool to help me stay concealed.

 
3.0

Covert classic shirt

By Rick

from Northern New York

Cons

  • Fit Is Tight In Shoulders
  • Little Overhead Mobility

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Field Training

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Cleans Easily
  • Rugged
  • Breathable

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Nice shirt. Looks nice and presentable. Only issue I have is that it is nearly impossible to lift arms up over my head with shirt on. I would expect a 5.11 tactical product to have this issue covered. All of my dress shirts and cheaper button down shirts I have this ability. I ordered a size up from usual and had to return it for my normal size, so it's not an issue of being too small.

 
3.0

Dry Clean only is a deal-breaker

By Jason

from Florida

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well
  • Dry Clean Only Why

My profession is

  • Other

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

The Covert Shirt Select is a polyester/modal blend that is very thin and lightweight. It has one external button-less pocket, and mesh internal pockets on either side that seal with Velcro. All buttons are snap buttons, and it has Velcro breakaway sides. It doesn't have a liner in the back and sides like some of the other covert shirts, so weapon printing could be an issue. The collar is flimsy and tends to fold up instead of laying well. The biggest drawback is that this shirt is marked as dry-clean only, which wasn't marked in the description of the product and was quite a shock. I never expected 5.11 to make anything that I needed to pay someone else to clean.

The Covert Shirt Performance is a nylon/polyester blend that's even more lightweight than the select shirt. It has mesh pockets on either side, but instead of internal access that seals with Velcro, it has hidden outside pockets with zippers. All buttons are snaps, and the sides of this shirt do not breakaway. The fabric also feels like swim trunks and has that same "whish whish" sound, which really bothers me.

The Covert Shirt Classic is the closest to the older version, but it still has many changes. It's 100% cotton, which makes it the best feeling and thickest shirt of the three. There's a single buttonless external pocket on the chest, and two mesh internal pockets on either side with Velcro closures. All the buttons are snap closures that are designed to look like real buttons, and the sides are breakaway. There is also no liner in the back, but this is less of an issue with this shirt because the single layer of material is thicker. This shirt also feels the roomiest of the bunch, to the point where I could have probably went a size smaller. This is easily my favorite of the three shirts discussed, but I still like the older version of the covert shirt better.

 
3.0

Disappointed Compared to Older Shirts

By Greg

from Altoona, Pa

Cons

  • Bulky

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

I had purchased the Covert Shirts several, perhaps 10 years ago. I really liked the size, pockets (two buttoned chest, two large inside hidden)and feel. Their material was a little too heavy for very hot weather. The new shirts have lighter material, but a way too bulky (bag-like) compared to the older model. They also only have one chest (no button) pocket, and the hidden pockets seem smaller. Disappointed.

 
5.0

One great shirt!

By Gator

from Hernando, MS

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Versatile
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged
  • Cleans Easily
  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Great for concealed carry in hot weather You can look like just another guy in the crowd. Adios, aloha shirts!

 
4.0

Great Quality

By bdock

from Sacramento

Cons

  • Bulky

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Cleans Easily
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

Very generous fit.

 
4.0

Excellent product... but pricey.

By Beatnik

from Virginia

My profession is

  • Other

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Rugged
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Versatile
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

I have several of these shirts in different colors. They are very comfortable to wear in warm weather when a jacket makes extended wear too hot. The length and roominess mitigates printing of the weapon. The quick release front buttons and the Velcro side panels are an excellent feature.

The only downside is the price. I, along with others from our group, had enjoyed being part of a discount program offered by 5.11 for a very, very long time. This made their already outstanding products very affordable. However, this was taken away this January without notice or justification. That alone causes me to rate these shirts with only 4 stars instead of 5.

 
5.0

Just what I wanted

By jcrews1438

from California

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Generous cut for concealed carry. Comfortable.

 
5.0

Exactly as advertised

By Bill D

from Southern California

My profession is

  • First Responder

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Cleans Easily
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Great for off duty wear. Tails are long enough to easily conceal anything worn on the belt. Front snaps say snapped until you need quick access to inside of shirt.

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