A few years ago my department required officers to start wearing Utili-T shirts under their uniform on duty. The first set of t-shirts were excellent in quality and appearance.
Recently, I purchased two new sets of T-shirts. I wore the shirts one time and washed them. I was surprised to find that the t-shirts shrunk and the elastic around the neck will not lay flat. Very unprofessional look. Very disappointed 5.11....
Both these t-shirts today. Was looking for new undergarments to replace old t-shirts well worn. Bought two colors, white and Tan. Normally, I have always, always worn my t-shirts as an undergarment. Never worn a t-shirt alone. A lot of people do, but never me. Well things can change. I found this t-shirt so comfortable, and so non-undergarment like, that I wore it alone without my usual Polo shirts on top. Found it very comfortable, non-hitchy, and very fashionable. And perhaps that's the best testimony I can give it.
I originally bought these from a local store and they lasted for a long time. Never faded and the neck never stretch out. I order some from this site and upon delivery I could tell they were made different. I never wore them. I decided to order from another site and luckily they were as great as the first ones I bought locally. Its a gamble per batch I guess...
I bought a package a few years ago and they were great. Eventually they wore out. I got onto a volunteer fire department and bought a another 3 pack. After the first wash, I noticed that the sleeves shrank so much that i could not wear them under my uniform shirt anymore. I can't even wear them around the house because they irritate my underarms so much.
I use this shirt to wear under my vest. I purchased two packs (6 shirts) a little over a year ago. These shirts were awesome, comfortable and beat out anything any other brand could offer. Well these eventually wore out and I needed new ones. Picked up a new pack, noticed they were made in Honduras and these shirts were so different then my previous ones. Bottom line they sucked, different fit, different feel, sloppy neck and the length wasn't the same. Now the hunt is on to find another under shirt. 5.11 you had a gem and now i've been let down. I guess now a days consistency is to much to ask for.
Right off the bat, i'm unimpressed with these shirts. Beside the fact the bottom edge of the shirt is rolled and fraying after just two washes, they are advertised as extra long, and they're no longer than "other" shirts I have. They are light and soft, but for a few dollars more, you can get something that is going to last.
Overall great product, I tried it on right out of the package and it fit great, but after the first wash and dry (on low heat) it shrank in length and now comes untucked under my polo shirt. Not a huge deal since it's an under shirt, but will reorder a size larger. Otherwise very comfortable and I enjoy wearing it.
I am new to being a corrections officer and my advisor who is part of the Special Operations Group turned my on to 5.11 gear for work reasons. The first things he told me to get were these shirts and I love them to death. They are a perfect fit for me, and keep me cool while working in the Booking facility. The best thing about this shirt is how the collar keeps its form while being used for long days and many washes.
Long time professional user and have never had a problem, until these T's. Great first wear, FIRST wash the seams in both armpits came undone. They were free with a large purchase from distributor, so not much to really complain about. Just disappointed in the extreme lack of quality for an other wise great experinece.
These shirts are the best I've owned. Great for under uniform polo or just to be worn by itself. Great Product!