Ratings and Reviews
I bought this item about 4 months go and have been very pleased with it as I have with all other 5.11 equipment I own. It's ruggedness surpassed my expectations and I can easily carry my Sig 239 as well as 2 extra mags in the main compartment. The general idea that fanny packs are reserved for soccer moms and bingo grandmas actually adds to the fact that unless someone is familiar with the 5.11 logo, they will not expect you are carrying a full size pistol. I also particularly like the padding on the main points where it contacts my hip, I've found myself almost forgetting I even had it on a few times. The quick access "strap" between zippers stays bonded well to the velco and the zippers stay in place without issue. The only complaint I have is the two small extra pockets arn't of much use but I can fit ID's and a few keys in them so it's not really a major issue. In all a very good carry method and good purchase!
THIS IS A 1ST FOR 5.11. Poor design, pouch too small, side zipper pockets cannot even fit a small ring of keys. I have no idea what those side pockets could carry other than a stick of gum. Once you open any zippers anything inside the main and tiny side zipper pockets falls out. A hazard. Belt system keeps getting loose. I would suggest a thicker heavier belt. No room for extra ammo. I can only see it used for tiny guns but even then awkard. Needs to have a larger size pouch with a better zipper system and room enough for other equiptment. This was a huge disappointment. My wife uses it for her cosmetics and female items. Even then she too said its to small and cannot carry much and items fall out when she opened the pouches. She too discarded it and now collects dust in our closet. I would not recommend for any one for any use. 511 needs to back to the drawing board on this one.
I was very impressed that this could hold a full-size CZ-75B. I was floored when I discovered it would hold my 1911 (barely, but it fits). Even loaded with the CZ and a spare magazine, it was not the least bit uncomfortable. I use this while biking or jogging in suburbia and the more urban areas of town. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Don't add more pockets !!!
Don't turn this product into something it wasn't meant to be.
Most pocket nines can fit in the pouch holstered and still be drawn out quickly
I thought for sure it would work when I was ordering it, but I was wrong. Only big enough to fit a 380 or smaller weapon.
I was hoping for a sub compact 9mm, but no suck luck
Could just squeeze in a Sig P290, so would not be easy to remove. Would prefer velcro straps rather than wide elastic band(s) which will sag with time. Will hold 2 mags, but they sit against the pistol and will scratch it; also they will fall out when unzipped. Tried a small flashlight and multitool rather than the mags, but fit is very tight. Triangular pockets might hold some cash on one side and keys on the other. But since it was designed for active use, where is the cellphone pocket or ID pocket? The way it is, it holds the pistol tight to the body and adding pockets to the front could make it bulky and droopy; but if 5.11 stiffens it and/or uses bungies to keep the depth tight it could be a useful pack. The main compartment needs to be enlarged also. If you need the 50 inches of waist strap, I bet you have pockets bigger than the pouch.
I put a gun in it.
It hides it.
Looks like a Fanny Pak
It fits my Keltec PF-9/9mm with no problem. I am also able to carry 2 extra mags that slide in each side of carry pouch. There is also room on back of belt for mags, but would be hard to remove while wearing the belt. Have found no real use for the two small triangular zipper pockets on each side of main pocket. In fact, the zippers on these pouches can get in the way of the zippers on main pouch. I would like a larger pouch added to carry cell phone/bill fold. Otherwise...it is well made, easily adjustable and quick release zippers work well. I have no problem with the tab size as it makes them easy and quick to find when needed. I was able to fit a full size 1911 style 9mm in the pouch by bypassing the elastic for the barrel. The 511 Tag is no problem as most people that know what the tag is about...are probably carrying also. I have had nobody ask me if I was carrying a firearm when I was wearing it. Just wish the other pockets were usable.
Add on pouches for full size ID folders, additional mags, money and credit card clip, handcuff pouch.
The Select Carry Pouch is my solution to conceal carry during the HOT summer months. The pouch has been designed so the weight is well supported, wearing is extremely comfortable, and it projects a low profile.
I live in a high crime city and will not leave home without "options". The pouch is a natural way to carry. It looks like any other fanny pack. Surprise!