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Style# 72194

Rapid Assault Shirt

Average rating of 89%
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Purpose Built

The 5.11® Rapid Assault Shirt was engineered with direct input from military and law enforcement personnel as an ideal base layer for tactical use in any operational setting.

Features and Benefits

  • The ultimate tactical base layer
  • Designed for use with body armor
  • Dual fabric construction


  • Body section is fitted poly/cotton/spandex
  • Large storage pockets at each shoulder
  • Mesh panels for breathability
  • 1/4 zip front
  • Collar can be worn up or down
  • Sleeves are poly/cotton ripstop
  • Reinforced articulated elbows
  • Saddle-shoulder design for free movement
  • Seamless underarms eliminate chaffing
  • Flat lock seams throughout increase comfort
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.5 average rating

(based on 35 reviews)

89 %

Great shirt

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Jay


I only ever wear it on range days under my soft armour and it's very comfortable with the sleeves rolled up. When I'm running late I also use it as a pullover to hide my shoulder flashes on the drive into work on hot days.

Fantastic piece of kit - but a bit expensive

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Graham


I purchased one of these at a local retailer for $85 Cad. Al the specs are true, the shirt breaths well, and the sleeves can take a beating. The pockets are deep and do make for great storage. I'm using mine for airsoft and field training exercises, and it's fantastic. While the product is awesome, the price isn't, even at the 85$ I paid for mine I did feel guilty....

your arms will sweat

 Rated 4.0 stars

From charles


Nice shirt, get fit and nice length (even for fat guys like myself). Only issue is the sleeves don't breathe therefore sweat pours down your arms. I would buy again regardless.

Great Paddling Shirt

 Rated 5.0 stars

From TX Outdoorsman


I know this is intended to be a tactical shirt, but the same reasons that make it good for that use make it great for paddling. It fits over your PDF and allows a day of paddling with no chafing. The ripstop sleeves are great, as are the pockets, which are large enough for an iPhone 6 in its waterpoof case. These sleeves will not snag when portaging through the underbrush. Even the Velcro on the sleeves is useful to me. As a paddling instructor, I can put my instructor patch on the sleeve when teaching, but not have to dedicate a shirt for that purpose. You generally wear one shirt for the entirety of of a weeklong trip to the boundary waters. This would be my shirt.

didn't last 3 months

 Rated 2.0 stars

From Diego


If I'm going to pay $60 for a shirt then it needs to last more than 2 months. I bought this shirt back in March and it's already got holes from where my vest has rubbed through on the right side. I bought a similar shirt by a different company and have had no trouble with it and not even the beginning of any holes like the 5.11 shirt has

Nothing but positive feedback

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Private Security Company Owner


We use these shirts for certain details and get nothing but complements on these shirt. My biggest fear was that people would see them as "too aggressive" but its actually the total opposite.

Very nice shirt.

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Retired EMT

from San Jose, Ca.

I field tested this shirt with the Stryke pants. What a nice shirt and so much more comfortable when wearing the external vest. Just a word about size. It is form fitting. I generally wear a medium size shirt but in this I took a large.

Great item on the range

 Rated 4.0 stars

From Cooks71

from Italy

I used it on training on the range and it's great.
When things comes to dynamic exercises you'll appreciate the breathability of the shirt.
Easy to clean.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From FM14

from Marathon, FL

THIS IS A MUST HAVE if you use the 5.11 vest breaths and makes life better no neck rubbing from vest.. this shirt is amazing!!!

very comfortable

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Joe

from Boston

I wear these shirts everyday for work.(full time SWAT)

My biggest complaint is lack of pocket usability.

Yes, the pockets are there on the sleeves, but police patches tend to be much bigger than most military patches,therefore causing the patch to completely cover the pocket openings, rendering them useless.

A side zipper or velcro slash opening on the pockets would be ideal.


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