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Style# 43059

5.11 Recon® Vandal Shorts

Average rating of 90%

Regular Price: $59.99

Special Price $39.99

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Purpose Built

The 5.11 RECON® Vandal Short was engineered to provide balanced support and flexibility in the gym or during your cross-training workout. Built from a lightweight, poly/spandex blend of four-way stretch fabric, Vandal cross training shorts offer enhanced freedom of movement and comfort that keeps you at the top of your game. A full gusseted crotch provides superior mobility, a front tie closure ensures a secure fit, moisture wicking technology keeps you cool and dry, and the offset zippered pockets securely store your keys, wallet, and cell phone. Whether you need reliable cross training shorts that won’t slow you down or full featured MMA shorts that stand up to rugged use, 5.11 RECON Vandal shorts give you the performance you need to go the extra mile.



  • Strong and flexible
  • Moisture wicking technology
  • Full gusseted crotch for mobility
  • Offset zippered pockets



  • Poly/spandex 4-way stretch fabric
  • Integrated front tie closure
  • Extra heavy seams
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • 11" inseam

Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 10 reviews)

90 %

Great Shorts, but...


From DRU732


These are great shorts. Material is fantastic. However they are built like board shorts with only a tie in the front at the fly. The ties don't run through the waistband, so if you lose a few pounds (like I did recently) there simply is no way to tighten them anymore. As a result I can't wear them for anything high activity, else I am constantly pulling them back up.

Best Workout Shorts Ever!


From Dale


I've been training for over 25 years and these are by far the best workout shorts I've ever owned! 5.11, please add more colors like camo to selection, as I want to buy more.

These Run Large


From jpm


Comfortable! Love the stretch fabric! Unfortunately, these run very large! Based on my experience give yourself at least one, if not two inches.

Perfect short


From SH

from Boise, ID

I regularly wear these shorts for working out which consists of lifting, running and high functional movements. The shorts are very well made, look good and are comfortable. Highly recommend!!!

Great workout shorts


From Shodan

from Salt Lake City, UT

-Great workout shorts, they are my favorite shorts over other workout shorts.
-A bit expensive form other crossfit shorts in the market
-The only dislike is that the 5.11 print comes off even if you follow the care instructions of the garment.

Excellent WOD shorts


From Bryan

from CA

I use these shorts for daily WOD wear. They are great for Oly lifting and have a nice feel to them.

NOT Buying These Shorts IS A MISTAKE


From Operator

from San Jose, Ca

They fit great, they are extremely comfortable, I wear them on a daily basis and will be purchasing a seccond pair for sure. Great product.

Feels like you're wearing nothing


From J.J.

from Colorado springs, Co

They are about the lightest and breeziest shorts I've ever owned. Working well for mountain biking in hot weather.

The best work-out shorts I have!


From 309runner

from Phoenix

I wear these shorts to workout at the gym whether it's cardio or weights or cross-fit/P90X day! I also wear them for trail runs. The zippered pockets on both sides hold ur keys or ur I-pod while working/running. By far the most comfortable shorts I own and I have two pair with plans to buy the two new colors!

My favorite shorts


From Dillon

from San Francisco CA

These are my favorite shorts for working out, hiking, lounging, etc. Extremely breathable, lightweight, comfortable.

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