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Style# 74477

Defender-Flex Straight Jean

Average rating of 83%
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Purpose Built

After searching for years for a denim fabric that meets our mission criteria we bring you the Defender-Flex Jean by 5.11 Tactical®. We can't tell you the number of times our end users have asked us to do a jean and we know it's a favorite on the range as well as just about everywhere else.

Features and Benefits

  • Five pocket styling plus two rear hip pockets
  • Double needle construction with bar tacks in high-stress areas
  • Fitted waistband


  • Soft fade finish and enzyme washed fabric
  • Button top fly with locking YKK® zipper
  • Dual back patch pockets
  • 10 oz. mechanical stretch denim (76% cotton / 24% polyester with Lycra® T400 Tough Max™)
  • GSA/TAA compliant
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 16 reviews)

83 %



From Eduard


It's a good jean, great fit feels good but for $69.99 the front pocket could be deeper and not shallow. Definitely needs some revision....

Good jeans


From jeff


Really good jeans . Extra deep watch pocket , and the mag pockets are perfect for my phone. Seem durable and stretch nice when crouching so you don't blow out the crotch. I'd give 5 stars but the dye runs like you wouldn't believe. My advise is wash twice alone then every time you wash them turn them inside out.

Great, except for the dye


From Aaron


I like everything about these jeans, except the indigo dye. The fit is great, the mag pockets are great, the stretch denim is great. The dye is horrible. After 15 or more washes, these jeans will still turn a pair of socks blue. I can't wear them anywhere I will be sweating, or they will turn my skin blue. Because of the dye issue, these spend more time in the drawer than they do being worn.

Too bad, I had high hopes...



From Jay


Fresh from the dryer these jeans are as comfortable as a pair you've broken in after wearing for days. The slight stretch the denim makes lifting, bending, stepping, and climbing effortless. The magazine-sized yoke pockets work great for your smartphone or a slim wallet. I love these jeans.

The only jeans im gonna wear


From Michael


The jeans are a bit warm for my taste. The flex fabric is nice, but even the straight version is pretty tight.

We'll see how they wear in.


From Jdc225


Great fit and finish, as a 'Short Fat Guy' (32ishW/30L) little loose all around, without IWB carry or ankle rig. But with IWB and Ankle Rig, they seamlessly breakup my EDC.

Flex jean


From Matt keller


Awsome product!!

Excellent new take on jeans


From Lagrandeimage


Just go my pair in. I was worried aboiut the fit but it is perfect. I ordered the same size as my usual jean size and it's perfect. For information, I am a 6'4" guy, 182 pounds and I ordered 34x34.

The look of the jean's is really nice, I got congratulations from my wife so it's really up to par with "regular" jean's.

Apart from the nice extended little pocket, the big plus is the two new backpockets. They are perfect for my cellphone which I usually do not like having in a backpocket as when I sit down I crush it. But since the new pockets are off centered, I can sit without having the impression if crushing my phone.

Qualitywise the jeans seems up to par with several areas where there is more stitching than my regular jeans. SO this should face the test of time but this will have to be confirmed of course.

The only thing that looks a little underwhelming is the zipper but that'st just a personnal opinion.

All in all very happy, finally a new take on the classic jean's. I am buying some more!

Decent Jeans


From Joe


Great idea for casual jeans. Only wish they had more sizes especially if carrying back up weapons.



From Eric


best jeans I've ever owned. Not too "elasticky". moves with you and no grabbing or binding. Just ordered another pair. Please consider offering the same sizing (not JUST slim) options in the "pants" variety - PLEASE


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