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Style# 68000

Women's TACLITE® M-65 Jacket

Average rating of 90%

Purpose Built

Introducing 5.11®'s adaptation of the popular M-65 Jacket, originally designed by the US Military in 1965 to perform on battlefields across the globe, The Women's M-65 features a feminine fit with blush-colored satin lining, yet sets the standard for women's tactical wear by keeping you protected and ready out in the field, on the range, or simply running errands around town.

Features & Benefits

  • Tailored for a flattering, feminine fit
  • Pass through access inside front pockets for quick access to sidearm
  • Articulated elbows for improved fit & range of motion


  • Body: 65% poly / 35% cotton, 6.5oz. TACLITE® ripstop fabric Teflon® treated for stain & soil resistance
  • UPF Rating: 50
  • Metal zipper at center front
  • Loop nameplate holder on left chest
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.5 average rating

(based on 4 reviews)

90 %

My new Go-to jacket

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Dusty


I got this in black, size small, and it's very form fitting and stylish. The hidden breast pockets can easily conceal a small heavy object. I have not tried it yet with waistband carry.

I also got one of these for my husband! He's so slender that he just swims in the men's sizes. He's 6ft and 140 lbs, with very long arms, and amazingly the women' s XL fits him perfectly. Luckily, he's tough enough to handle the pink lining... but in the future, I'd suggest neutral linings on neutral colored garments, so even the meek can cross dress ;). It would be different if the shell was pink, or some other trendy color... but khaki, black or OD have a broader audience of skinny people.

Legit Women's M-65

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Artemis005


I'm thrilled to finally get a tactical-grade, legit M-65-styled jacket that is proportioned for a woman! I've wanted one for at least a decade.

The quality is superb and the fit (in my S) is just roomy enough for layers as the temperatures drop. I can even start sporting all the morale patches I've accumulated and used exclusively on my bags.

Of course, there had to be some pink involved (as with most female- sized camo/tactical items), but it's the lining, so not a deal-breaker. I'm hoping future iterations of this design will be pink-free.

I will be wearing this a lot on my outdoor adventures this fall, and will likely get another one in a different color.

Very nice jacket

 Rated 5.0 stars

From N


I put this jacket on and fell in love. It looks just military enough while being feminine with a trim cut. The pockets are roomy and usable. Fabric seems extra durable like all 5.11 products.

The concealed opening is too low :-(

 Rated 3.0 stars

From TxPatti


I love the jacket and was so pleased to have it arrive. But when I put a on a belt, holster, and gun, I found that the concealed opening was too low. If the gun were at my appendix level, it would have been perfect. As it is, by the time you work your way up enough it get the gun, the activity is far from concealed. I think the only change that needs to be made is to make the pocket bigger with the opening starting higher.

As it is, I will carry a small gun in the pocket.

And await an improved design.

The quality appears excellent, and the fit is trim.

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