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Covert Shirt - Select

Purpose Built

The 5.11 Select Covert Shirt features our unique RAPIDraw™ 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. This high performance concealed carry shirt is crafted from a durable blend of polyester and modal for lightweight comfort and a modern style. Additional features include a patch pocket at the left chest, dual hidden storage pockets, 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:

  • Polyester/modal blend looks and feels great
  • 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 - Select

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$60.99
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Purpose Built

The 5.11 Select Covert Shirt features our unique RAPIDraw™ 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. This high performance concealed carry shirt is crafted from a durable blend of polyester and modal for lightweight comfort and a modern style. Additional features include a patch pocket at the left chest, dual hidden storage pockets, 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:

  • Polyester/modal blend looks and feels great
  • Reinforced box stitching at all action points
  • Stylish patch pocket at left chest
  • Generous length
  • Locker loop inside collar

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
3.8

(based on 30 reviews)

75 %

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Breathable (20)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Plenty Of Pockets (12)
  • Rugged (9)

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well (6)
  • Dry Clean Only (2)
  • Cheap chest snaps (1)
  • Wears Out Quickly (1)
  • Poor design (1)

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear (21)
  • Hot Weather (20)
  • During Operations (6)
  • Field Training (5)
  • Wet Weather (3)

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1.0

Nice shirt, Poor quality

By Joe Booky

from Virginia

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well
  • Wears Out Quickly
  • Frays Easily

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Hunter
  • Soldier
  • Police Officer
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Breathable
  • 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

Buttons come undone very easily if wearing vest underneath and when wearing ear mic with wires routed. Sides began to show signs of wear on inside within three uses. After third wear, multiple holes appeared around concealed holster and ammo pouch locations. Recommend for fishing/casual wear, do not for concealed carry/tactical use.

 
1.0

VERY POOR QUALITY

By LTC LEARY

from FT BENNING, GA

Pros

  • Long enough
  • Tears Very Easy

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • Tears Very Easy
  • Comes Apart In 6 Months
  • Frays quickly

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Best Uses

  • Trash can liner

PANTS ARE GREAT. SHIRTS WILL NOT LAST 9 MONTHS.

 
1.0

Old CCW shirt vs New = night vs day

By mrleofriendly

from Charleston, sc

Cons

  • Not Like The Original
  • Bloats
  • Detachable Ends Do Not Ke

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

Pros

  • Breathable

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

I bought this shirt for a concealed weapons carry for when I travel thinking it would be more like the covert shirts I bought during the first and second generation shirts. Boy was I wrong. The older shirts actually drapes over the weapon and sticks closer to the body to give that natural shirt look without giving away the presence of a weapon. The new shirts floats away from the gun and presents a challenge in high wind situations. As the wind presses against the body while walking, the concealment is blown because the then gun shape shows. This is not the case with the 1st and second generation shirts. Sure the shirt is lighter but making it lighter comes with a concealment price. The first and second generation shirts were of a better quality. This shirt is of a cheap quality. The stitching on the first and second was great even down to the buttons and it offered a mixture of authentic buttons and faux buttons. This version is all faux and I can already see that there will be problems with keeping them shirt buttoned. The stitching is not as strong as the originals probably due to the loss of draping around the bottom for waist concealed carry. The velcro for the side breaks away easily, sometimes with no effort at all. The first and second generation shirts were more sturdy and only broke when you wanted them to break. In all, this version was a total letdown. If you have the originals, keep it for as long as you can. These shirts lack the quality that was once present in 5.11s.

 
5.0

Love this line of shirts!

By Sean Mc

from New Orlean, La.

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Field Training
  • Hot Weather

Pros

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

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Over 2 years

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

I have been using the Covert Casual line for over two years. I love these shirts! I am in a plain clothes unit and these shirts are great for concealed carry and blend in as a 'normal' shirt and not a 'tactical' shirt. They are nice enough to wear off-duty.

 
3.0

Dry clean only is a problem

By Jason

from Florida

Pros

  • Lightweight

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • Other

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.

 
4.0

Great shirt,

By Thor

from OR

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Cons

  • More Color Chosen Please

Describe Yourself

  • Close Protection Officer

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Best Uses

  • Indoor Outdoor Op

Quality is great, but that'd be better if more color to choose,

 
1.0

Dry Clean only?

By None

from Idaho

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Pros

  • Breathable
  • 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

Why would anyone make a shirt like this that is dry clean only? Like we'll only wear it once a year! It needs a big bold red letter banner around it that states it dry clean only, since its on the rack with all the cotton shirts.

 
1.0

OH MAN!!

By Craig Oehme

from Apple Valley California

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • First Responder

Pros

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

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

This is a great shirt. runs a little to big for size but they stand behind there product. Im returning cause you have to dry clean only. Major pain!! Very sad! I would buy a ton of them if i could wash them at home Sorry 511

 
5.0

Solid shirt

By gargoyle

from Minneapolis, MN

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Hot Weather

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Cleans Easily
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Good shirt for warmer weather when you still want to conceal a weapon. The shirt feels a little "top heavy" because of the pockets, but nothing to worry about. Comfortable, nice looking shirt.

 
4.0

I buy them for the comfort

By Hawkeyedkm

from Florida

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Wet Weather
  • During Operations
  • Hot Weather
  • Everyday Wear

Pros

  • Hangs Like A Silk Shirt
  • Breathable
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Cleans Easily
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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

The shirt hangs like silk, is light wear, has plenty of pockets and my guns hangs without pulling. I recommnend a gun on one side and clips on the other for balance.

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