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Style# 72194

Rapid Assault Shirt

Average rating of 88%
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Purpose Built

The 5.11® Rapid Assault Shirt was engineered with direct input from military and law enforcement personnel as an ideal base layer for tactical use in any operational setting. Featuring a unique multi-fabric construction, the Rapid Assault Shirt consists of a poly/cotton/spandex knit body section that offers an agile and flexible base with moisture wicking and quick drying properties, along with ultra-durable poly/cotton ripstop sleeve sections that can withstand the harshest environments. A saddle shoulder design takes the weight of body armor without pinching or bunching while providing full freedom of movement. Large shoulder pockets provide quick and convenient storage, mesh panels offer enhanced breathability, and the integrated woven collar can be worn up or down. When you need unhindered maneuverability and hard charging performance, the Rapid Assault Shirt is the only choice.



  • The ultimate tactical base layer
  • Designed for use with body armor
  • Dual fabric construction
  • Large storage pockets at each shoulder
  • Mesh panels for breathability
  • 1/4 zip front
  • Collar can be worn up or down



  • Body section is fitted poly/cotton/spandex
  • Sleeves are poly/cotton ripstop
  • Reinforced articulated elbows
  • Saddle-shoulder design for free movement
  • Seamless underarms eliminate chaffing
  • Flat lock seams throughout increase comfort
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 33 reviews)

88 %

your arms will sweat


From charles


Nice shirt, get fit and nice length (even for fat guys like myself). Only issue is the sleeves don't breathe therefore sweat pours down your arms. I would buy again regardless.

Great Paddling Shirt


From TX Outdoorsman


I know this is intended to be a tactical shirt, but the same reasons that make it good for that use make it great for paddling. It fits over your PDF and allows a day of paddling with no chafing. The ripstop sleeves are great, as are the pockets, which are large enough for an iPhone 6 in its waterpoof case. These sleeves will not snag when portaging through the underbrush. Even the Velcro on the sleeves is useful to me. As a paddling instructor, I can put my instructor patch on the sleeve when teaching, but not have to dedicate a shirt for that purpose. You generally wear one shirt for the entirety of of a weeklong trip to the boundary waters. This would be my shirt.

didn't last 3 months


From Diego


If I'm going to pay $60 for a shirt then it needs to last more than 2 months. I bought this shirt back in March and it's already got holes from where my vest has rubbed through on the right side. I bought a similar shirt by a different company and have had no trouble with it and not even the beginning of any holes like the 5.11 shirt has

Nothing but positive feedback


From Private Security Company Owner


We use these shirts for certain details and get nothing but complements on these shirt. My biggest fear was that people would see them as "too aggressive" but its actually the total opposite.

Very nice shirt.


From Retired EMT

from San Jose, Ca.

I field tested this shirt with the Stryke pants. What a nice shirt and so much more comfortable when wearing the external vest. Just a word about size. It is form fitting. I generally wear a medium size shirt but in this I took a large.



From FM14

from Marathon, FL

THIS IS A MUST HAVE if you use the 5.11 vest breaths and makes life better no neck rubbing from vest.. this shirt is amazing!!!

Great item on the range


From Cooks71

from Italy

I used it on training on the range and it's great.
When things comes to dynamic exercises you'll appreciate the breathability of the shirt.
Easy to clean.

exactly what i was looking for


From sleepy weasle

from st charles Mo

love it... very comfortable.

very comfortable


From Joe

from Boston

I wear these shirts everyday for work.(full time SWAT)

My biggest complaint is lack of pocket usability.

Yes, the pockets are there on the sleeves, but police patches tend to be much bigger than most military patches,therefore causing the patch to completely cover the pocket openings, rendering them useless.

A side zipper or velcro slash opening on the pockets would be ideal.

Great Tactical shirt


From emartch

from Washingto DC Metro Area

I use it almost every day, I love the way it feels. The only thing I think this product is lacking of is the fact that it does not have pen pockets on the sleeve. Other than that this was a great purchase. I'm very happy and pleased with it.

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