I have been wearing 5.11 products at my place of employment for over ten years. The sizing on their clothing items have always been a mystery to me. The first jacket I had from 5.11, when my department started using 5.11 products, was size extra large and was too big; it was a Big Horn jacket and the sleeves went beyond my hands and the waist was too low. Since then, I have always gotten size large in jackets and they fit very well. I was excited when I put in a request (size large) for this jacket and it was approved. Got it yesterday and have to say I am disappointed. It fits wearing just a shirt under it, but any more layering and its nearly too small. 5.11 products are great; it is just hard to figure out the correct sizes.
Purchased this jacket in 2015 just before moving to the PNW. I've used it extensively over the past two years. I really like this jacket. Never had water get it. I really like the design. It is a perfect light weight jacket solution for everyday wear in a rainy environment. Looking forward to a third fall/winter with this jacket.
It's a fantastic jacket.
This is a Fantastic Jacket! It's light it's water proof & very comfortable! The release for side arm carry are fantastic also! Well built & zippers well designed to be water proof! Great for those slightly cool day's! Design & comfort well done! Now just get it made in the US!!!!!!!!
I own more coats than any one person should own. This is by far my most favorite jacket. I've had it a little over a year now. I primarily wear it over a Threat Lvl III vest (Outer Carrier so very bulky) The coat lays nice over my gear. I've never had to add a liner. It worked perfect as the top layer. It was roomy through the shoulders.The coat breathes well. During the rainy wet days, no issues with leakage. The zippers have been perfect, no issues. Over all I'm impressed. I did have patches sewn on the shoulders due to our department standards. I was worried the rain or snow make leak through the stitches but no issues. Great Jacket!
This is my "Go-To Jacket" and I love it... So Why did I only give it "4 Stars" you ask? The zippers are terrible, flimsy and weak feeling. In my opinion this is the jackets only flaw. 5.11 stands behind them 100% but it's a pain to send back a jacket I wear all the time, so I own two. I read the reviews about it not being waterproof and they must have a different jacket because I have been in some heavy rains and never been soaked... It's extremely durable and find them warm. If it's really cold I can wear a base layer and it's perfect.
I have two sabre jacket the sabre and the sabre 2.0. the adhesive on the zippers didnt hold that long. Liked the style. If this jacket has a gore tex version. We are Innovators Who Make Purpose-built Gear for the Most Demanding Missions
Built on a foundation of durability, quality and value, 5.11 Tactical leads the industry in delivering functionally innovative gear, head to toe. I dont think so in this product.
Pros: Looks nice, has a lot of pockets, places to add patches of my agency, waterproof but not at a gortex level.
Cons: anything colder the 50 F this jacket does not keep you warm, gets hot when I'm working Special Housing and moving a lot, Price is a little expensive, wish they made it where u can add a warmer layer for frigid temp.
5'7-190-33'' waist- Purchased Black in XL due to prior review comments. For staters Jacket seems to be made pretty well. First inspection of the product was that it was lightweight not a lot of bulk. After wearing almost every since then it has been pretty good overall coat. Recently started carrying OWB full size g21 & g34 in kydex for Bladtec holsters due the fact its more comfortable. Conceling and producing the firearm is easy. Even the G34 is concealed from searching eyes. Living in Phoenix it does get into the low 30s, at that point you may need another layer. Mid range weather I usually have on a UA or similar polo. This works just fine.This jacket is perfect for that environment. If there is a lot of wind the box cut coat lets the breeze in. Inside the hand warmer pockets there is a pull string to sung it up. This does not interfere with the pull CCW zipper. You must unbuckle the plastic clips at the zipper in order for it to work perfect every time. shake it out and try it out before you get jammed up. I chose black due to the overall general wear of the coat. If I was wearing it while deployed I may have chose a cool guy color. But the wife also gets sick of seeing tan, coyote and OD everyday. If you purchase on black friday or with 15 percent off you will save around $68. I will update later if I become dissatisfied or the coat fails.
I am a police officer in Washington State. I have bought 5.11 products in the past and have been very pleased. I purchased this jacket on Feb 22, 2013, received it in early March. The design and fit of the jacket was excellent. However, first time at the range on March 16, the jacket developed a small hole in the forearm area just below the elbow. There were obvious rub marks around the hole. We were using plastic barrels as cover and were prone in the grass, all-in-all an easy day. That is my first experience with a failure in a 5.11 product. Called 5.11 and was refused an exchange. I would NOT recommend this jacket for anything other than a night at the movies.
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