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Style# 80001

5.11 Tactical® Vest

Average rating of 90%
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Purpose Built

Offering unprecedented functionality and versatility, the 5.11 Tactical® Vest has been a favorite of law enforcement officers, sportsmen, and outdoor enthusiasts for a generation, designed to ensure lasting durability in tough environments.

Features and Benefits

  • TacTec System™ compatible
  • 17 total pockets, including:
  • Dual covert CCW pockets at the chest


  • 8.5 oz. 100% cotton canvas
  • Low left AR magazine pockets
  • Twin hydration pockets at the rear
  • 360 degree wraparound pocket
  • Tablet pocket
  • Holster as seen in image two sold separately
  • Shoulder design maximizes weight distribution
  • Reinforced half-collar
  • Integrated D-ring secures your keys
  • Quad-stitched reinforcements
  • Extensive bartacking at major stress points
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • Prym® snaps
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.5 average rating

(based on 95 reviews)

90 %

Great Vest - Please read the specs!

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Michael


I bought on of these 4 years ago for concealed carry. I carry 100%, every day and wear this vest at least 300 days out of the year, and it is holding up well. I am buying another not because it is worn out, but getting too stained! For those who complained that it did not come with the holster in the photo - perhaps if you read the specs, where it says "holster as seen in image two sold separately" you could have avoided the confusion. A versatile, durable product that is great for EDC.

false advertising do not trust them

 Rated 2.0 stars

From Paul


Got my 80001 vest, they claim it has 2 conceal carry pockets true, what they conveniently don't tell you is that if you wish to carry a gun you need to buy the pouch holster that fits in the vest for another $19.99 model 59002. Shame on 5.11
Other than the hidden facts it is a good vest, but you will not spend $80.00 but if you want to carry a gun you will spend $100.00 that is if you do not buy mag carries which also IS NOT included or disclosed that is NOT included.

Excellent Piece of Gear

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Seabeejon

from Afghanistan

This product is an excellent work vest.
Lots of pockets for tools.
Pockets for water bottles are great size.
Owned this vest for 4 years used it in both Iraq and Afghanistan and its finally wearing out. Stood up to washings well and cotton fabric very tough.
Going to buy another,Great value for the money!

Almost as heavy as a ballistic vest!

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Fast Eddy

from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Great for keeping your equipment concealed but would highly recommend buying the "Light Weight" version! Same price, half the weight!

some good some bad

 Rated 2.0 stars

From Raamceez

from England

It looked great and I figured that with it being a 511 product would last well. Sadly I've got through 3 or 4 of these vests and they all have the same problems: The dye fades easily with sweat and wear and the lower pockets on both sides fall apart due to poor design/stitch quality or materials. It's a pity cos there aint that many similar vests on the market with the 511 reputation. Maybe this is a problem for the UK markets as I don't see similar comments in the reviews here.

Not worth the money

 Rated 1.0 stars

From Rott Mom

from Screven Georgia

I use this vest for walking my dogs. I bought this vest because I live in south Georgia and hate snakes so I needed to carry my gun with me. It does have lots of pockets and holds everything I need to carry except my gun, and that is why I bought this one. It said it would hold my gun but the place it is suppose to go does not work it always falls to the bottom and when I need it I can not get to it. Maybe it is a good vest but as far as I am concerned it was a waste of money. The reason I bought this vest was to carry my gun and it does not. Very unhappy with it. Big waste of good money. Wish I had gone to a store to see what I was getting. Buying on the internet was not a good idea! Basically the only good thing is it has lots of pockets!

very versatile

 Rated 5.0 stars

From possum

from alabama

this product is useful for everyone

Highly suggested purchase for 'carry'

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Bikerman

from Mobile, AL

I wear the vest anywhere and everywhere and that is what a functional conceal carry should be. No threat until threatened. Not sure how it will be in summer but would rather have and look discreet and take advantage of cooling vents than not.

Great Carry vest

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Clay

from South Dakota

concealed carry and hiking pack for photo gear

5.11 Vest

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Bob

from Sacramento Delta

Great for travel on airlines
Great for field days, nice CCW pockets


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