I got this shirt three months ago, with many months using similar products by Nike and Under Armor.
The 5.11 shirt holds up well with a bar on your shoulders and has a very comfortable, not quite compression feel, but tighter nonetheless. So far, I have had no issues with durability; it's well constructed and has held up to regular lifting and hiking very well.
All in all, one of the better 5.11 products I've bought, and hopefully they keep what's working the same!
Honestly, I have not had much luck with the fit of 5.11 gear. I have been issued pants that have been great, but the shirts, mainly the sizing, have been all over the place. I will say this shirt is fantastic, including sizing. I was surprised with the thoughtful cut of the shirt. It is long enough in the back to allow for freedom of movement, without over exposure, while not being so long that you feel like you are wearing your dad’s shirt. It is loose enough around the mid-section to be comfortable, yet snug enough to wear a weight lifting belt over. The shoulders, chest and arms fit well. I also really like the placement of the vents, they run down the middle of the back and under the arms, I drip less when I wear this shirt. However, the vents are a little itchy, but I have gotten used to them. I bought the green one, the color is pretty nice, and it seems to have some gray or something in it that tones it down some.
disclaimer, i'm a 5.11 Employee as well as a fan of 5.11 gear, going back to the days when I wore Royal Robbins 5.11 pants when I was a kid.
I recently bought this shirt to wear at a 5k run, but instead I wore it for an IPSC pistol match on a nearly 100 degree, sweltering day. It was the perfect shirt for this...ventilation, wicking, kept me cool, and also had enough 'tactical' flavor to not look like I was just wearing some workout shirt at the pistol range.
So I'd highly recommend this shirt for other activities and sports besides the traditional ones you would think of....running around on a hot day trying to hit targets is certainly a performance sport, and this shirt performed much better than my aim did.
As a soldier, I exercise is an everyday activity. I like this shirt because while it's comfortable and flexible, it is also very subdued in color and does an excellent job of not causing me to stand out when I'd rather not be watched (I know I HATE people watching me lift/run/bike). That said, the design is attractive and the shirt looks great and fits well.
Only downside is that the mesh panels can occasionally be a little itchy when they rub up against me during my workout.
Was pleased enough that I purchased another as a gift for a friend of mine.
I needed a new shirt to go with my 5.11 training shorts. This shirt is so lightweight and breathable! I wore it during a 10K race in 80+ degree weather and it performed great! I don't like being THAT guy at a race (the one running in no shirt) and nothing against you if you are, but with this shirt it was like I had on nothing at all.
Great comfy shirt, keeps you cool!
i purchased two of these shirts and couldn't be happier with them. they are light, cool and fit well. i am repeatedly asked "where did you get that shirt".... great product
I like the design and material for keeping as cool as possible, but I'd like it to hang a little lower on my shorts.
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