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[SHOT Show 2017] New 5.11 Tactical Spring Products

New products are on the horizon for 5.11 Tactical. They have a new Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans line, a Women’s Line Expansion and a New XPRT Tactical Uniform. They've also iniated a Crossfit Games and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Sponsorship. You can find them in Booth # 13162 at SHOT show (well, for the rest of the day anyway); for more information on these new items, read on below:

SHOT Show 2017: New 5.11 Tactical Spring Products

5.11Tactical Jeans

Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans

An innovative new pant line that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready. Some of these items are described below:


A weekend in the back-country, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.


After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.


Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Women's Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.


The next iteration of 5.11's tactical pants is constructed of 5.11's proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11's Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. They're available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

5.11 womens line

Women’s Line Expansion

Debut of six new women’s products ranging from tops, pants, and concealed carry bags/packs. Here is a brief description of some of the items:


The Wyldcat Pant brings an innovative and tactical perspective to both the boot cut and the straight leg pant in one. The wildcat pant is available in Black, Khaki, Blush and Grenade. MAP: $74.99.


Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. Women's Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.


Tailored for the tactical woman, the Calypso is an easy-wear, lightweight top with a perforated back panel for ventilation. The Calypso top is available in Berry and Black. MAP: $59.99.


This is the light-weight, textured fleece you've demanded. The Glacier Half-Zip is available in Black, Berry and Skyfall. MAP: $74.99.

5.11 XPRT Uniform

New XPRT™ Tactical Uniform

Official debut of the most feature rich and innovative uniform available for the world's premier law enforcement and military special operations units.


Introducing the most functional and innovative tactical uniform available. 5.11 XPRT Uniforms are equipped with purpose-built features, including D30 Knee Pads, Kevlar-lined collars, and Ortholite shoulder pads. In addition, 5.11 and Cordura developed a new fabric for the XPRT uniform called NYCO Tactical. This cotton and Cordura nylon ripstop blend features no-melt no-drip properties and a Teflon finish.

The XPRT Tactical Pant, XPRT Tactical Shirt, and XPRT Rapid Shirt combine to deliver complete tactical functionality in the superior fit and ultra-durable fabric required by the world's elite law enforcement and military operators. The XRPT Uniforms are available in men's sizes: S-3XL, 30-44 even waist sizes, 30-34 even inseams; women's sizes: XS-XL; 0-20 even pant sizes; MAP: $179.99-$310.99 / Black, Dark Navy, Multicam®.

CrossFit Games & Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands Sponsorships

5.11 is proud to be the official tactical gear sponsor of the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin and also outfit the characters in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands video game, slated for release on March 7, 2017.

About 5.11 in their own words.

With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those that always have to be ready.

Go to their website for more information on their products.

This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement.

What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here.
SHOT 2017 Schedule
January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others
January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club
January 17 — 20, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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