I just bought one of these, and I love it. It's very comfortable, looks sharp, and the length is perfect for me.
A few additions would be nice, like at least one interior pocket, some elastic on the cuffs so you can leave them snapped, and an optional zip-in or button-in liner like the classic M-65. A hidden hood in the collar would not go amiss either.
This is a very awesome, futuristic-looking jacket. The coolness is not fake, all the features work well, so many different configurations to wear it. If you aren't extremely cold you can use the bottom button instead of the zipper for a quick draw.
This is a very durable jacket. Maybe not as much as the original military, but this will take some very heavy abuse for sure.
Very easy to draw and of course it will conceal a handgun well (obviously).
I got the black but I think the Tundra probably looks cooler.
This is worth the money.
very high quality, durable and fits well. However! The top chest pockets have only thin strips of velcro. Fine to hold documents and small items. But not for conceal and carry. Even for a microcompact, ie Sig 290RS, could slip out inadvertantly. It is large enough to hold a full size but it will print. Despite it not being very good for concealment it is still a great jacket for all around use and for tactical/duty wear.
I was looking for something comparable to my old M-65. I like 5.11 quality so I gave it a try. I've had it 2 years and it is a great jacket. I like the pocket placement and fit. Great quality. But my M-65 had a liner and removable hood and there isn't even the option to buy these separately. SO this isn't comparable to the M-65. It's just a jacket with a little military style. I'm still wearing it though so I give it 4 stars. I'm still looking for my M-65 replacement.
As many of you Vietnam Vets can feel my pain and suffering, I didn't even take it out of the bag, so I cannot speak to the quality. What they are calling "Tundra" is a new semantic twist and mask for "OD Green," which didn't even make it out of the bag here in Alaska. My screen makes this looks more British Khaki, which in the desert would have looked great. This, doesn't look at all British Khaki like my screen makes it appear. Be warned, Tundra is cool speak for just a dash darker than OD Green. No, no, - nope.
Had a chance to try on the Large and the XL fit me much better. Large was too tight across the chest. I always wear a large. Jacket is great otherwise.
I love my M65 but after trying on a large and XL I sized up to an XL as the large was tight around the chest area. I always wear large. Food for thought.
Just received my M65 and it's a great jacket. Anyone who wore the old field jackets in the military will find it very familiar. And for me that was a big plus. I've worn it on duty and off. It's light but easy to layer with a sweatshirt or a fleece. It seems durable and up to 5.11's high standards.
My only (very minor) complaints would be the lack of interior pocket and the lack of color options. The available colors do cover the bases but a few more options are always great. I chose to go with black but I'd like to see charcoal, storm, and/or OD green in the future.