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Style# 78007

TACLITE® M-65 Jacket

Average rating of 76%
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Purpose Built

Originally released in 1965, the M-65 field jacket has proven itself on battlefields around the world. we've re-imagined the traditional M-65 design in a contemporary fitted cut, crafted from our legendary 6.14-oz. (208g/m²) 65% polyester / 35% cotton TACLITE® ripstop fabric. Tougher and more comfortable than ever, the 5.11® M-65 features RAPIDraw™ through-and-through pockets for quick and complete interior access, dual Hidden Document Pockets at the chest for secure storage, and a Teflon® fabric treatment for enhanced stain, soil, and fade resistance. The M-65 has a slim inner lining and no insulation, making it easy to layer for comfortable wear in a broad range of climates.



  • An exclusive 5.11® redesign of the traditional M-65 Field Jacket
  • Dual Hidden Document Pockets at the chest
  • Teflon® treatment resists stains, soil, and fading
  • Slim lining for easy layering



  • 6.14-oz. TACLITE® poly/cotton ripstop fabric
  • Functional epaulettes
  • Nametape holder
  • Tonal 5.11® Branding
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 5 reviews)

76 %

Great jacket but not M-65 great


From Jason


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.

I Have No Idea, I Didn't Even Take it Out of the Bag


From Timothy


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.

Jackets run small


From Charles


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.

Jackets run small


From CJ


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.

Great Jacket


From Slim

from US

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.

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