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Style# 71199

Select Covert Shirt

(33 Reviews)

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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.



  • 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



  • 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


(based on 33 reviews)

72 %


Great shirt

By Chad


These are great shirts, regardless of the having to be dry cleaned. I really like the cut/fit, they conceal my handgun and associated equipment well. They are light weight, as some have mentioned, that said I prefer a light weight shirt, if it is cold I put a jacket on.

I don't wear body armor under it, and I really like the snaps, which you can quickly open one handed to gain access to your equipment (magazines, flashlight, handcuffs, etc...).

Over all, I prefer these shirts over the other offerings 511 currently has. I prefer the single flat/matte colors to the ridiculous plaid patterns 511 currently offers.


Not for Cover Operations

By Kaz

from Afghanistan

I own the whole line of original 5.11 Covert Shirts. I'm extremely disappointed that 5.11 is no longer about quality. These shirts should not be used for anything other than casual daily activities or Fishing. Does not fit well with concealable body armour, tear and wear appear way too fast around the areas where your concealed sidearm and magazines are, and the whole button system is extremely unreliable. The original setting with real buttons and some snaps was a much much better idea.


Great Shirt but - IT IS DRY CLEAN ONLY!

By Tbullseye

from NC

The shirt is great except that to my knowledge this is the only 5.11 garment that must be Dry Cleaned. I was very disappointed after I removed the tags (I couldn't return it) to see that it was dry clean only. I certainly didn't expect to have any product from 5.11 that I couldn't just throw in the wash.


Nice shirt, Poor quality

By Joe Booky

from Virginia

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.







Old CCW shirt vs New = night vs day

By mrleofriendly

from Charleston, sc

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.



By Craig Oehme

from Apple Valley California

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


Solid shirt

By gargoyle

from Minneapolis, MN

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.


5.11 Covert Shirt

By Rock

from Kansas

I wear several manufacturers of these type shirts, and this one is as good as any. Not crazy about the dry-clean only, but worth the purchase.


Perfect shirt

By Vic

from Hico, TX

These shirts are perfect for concealment.

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