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Style# 72197

Rapid PDU® Long Sleeve Shirt

Average rating of 90%
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Purpose Built

Engineered with direct input from law enforcement and tactical operators from around the world, the Long Sleeve PDU® Rapid Shirt from 5.11 Tactical® is an innovative new design that perfectly complements the use of an external vest carrier. Featuring a unique dual fabric construction, the upper body portion of the Long Sleeve PDU® Rapid Shirt is built from a tough, durable, extra-thick poly/cotton fabric that supports the weight of your external carrier comfortably and completely. Below the shoulders, the Long Sleeve PDU® Rapid Shirt incorporates a poly/cotton/spandex performance knit fabric that offers enhanced mobility for full freedom of movement, as well as moisture wicking characteristics that keep you cool, dry, and focused during demanding tactical situations. If you use an external vest carrier, the PDU® Rapid Shirt from 5.11® gives you the speed, agility, and performance you need to overcome any obstacle.



  • Unique dual fabric construction
  • Toughened shoulders support an external vest carrier
  • Agile lower body increases mobility
  • Moisture wicking, quick drying



  • 65/35 poly/cotton twill upper
  • 55/37/8 cotton/poly/spandex performance knit lower
  • Epaulettes
  • Imported


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(based on 2 reviews)

90 %

Just what I had in mind!


From JK

from Wisconsin

I was actually thinking of this design when I was looking for something more comfortable to wear under my external vest carrier. Leave it to 5.11 to create it. It's much more comfortable than wearing the regular PDU shirt with all the pockets and zipper. Only downside is that I had to have the excess material tailored so it wouldn't bunch up under the carrier. The only suggestion I might make would be to create a compression fit model. Otherwise, great job!

Great Shirt for outer carriers


From bellfpd

from Ohio

Love this shirt. Makes a great uniform for those with outer vest carrier. Much cooler and comfortable then regular uniform shirt under carrier. 5.11 needs to make this shirt in a Taclite upper material so it can be worn with Taclite pants during those hot summer months. Also not sure why they only make it in long sleeve for men and only short sleeve in womens.

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