The 5.11 Tactical Vest has been a hit with law enforcement, military and security forces since it was first introduced. Part of our original law enforcement collaboration effort to design top quality, functional clothing; the Tactical Tactical vests serves many needs. With two easily accessible hidden compartments for handgun and accessory storage using our Back-Up-Belt System, these tactical vests easily conceals and carries what you need, when you need it.
Functionality - It’s not always practical to carry a handgun in a holster on your belt. The 5.11 Tactical Vests is a great alternative to conventional concealed carry methods. Designed for quick access, the Tactical Vests have two concealed carry compartments which can accommodate a compact handgun and associated gear. Our tactical vests are used by law enforcement professionals all over the world on security and special operation details and is the tactical vests of choice for dignitary protection in the Middle East.
Storage - With a total of eighteen pockets you can store everything you need. The two concealed carry compartments which can accommodate a full sized handgun and any associated gear such as magazines, speed loaders, stun gun, handcuffs or mace use our trademark Back-Up-Belt System Velcro loop system which allows the attachment of our Back-Up-Belt System pouches. These pouches can be arranged in any number of ways to secure a handgun, magazines, flashlight, baton and handcuffs. This system keeps gear securely in place and provides immediate access with a quick pull of the pocket. The other sixteen pockets include pockets designed to carry AR magazines, a radio, maps, water bottles and any other items you might need. There’s even a 360 degree pocket that wraps completely around the vest to accommodate large bulky items.
Durability - Made of 8.5 ounce, 100% cotton canvas, the 5.11 Tactical Vests will last a lifetime. The Tactical Vests is triple-stitched and bartacked throughout making it one tough piece of equipment.
Hardware - The 5.11 Tactical Vests uses only quality YKK Zipper and Prym snaps. You can be sure that your gear will be secure with the quality hardware they we use on all of our 5.11 Tactical Series Products. We’ve included a steel D-ring for clipping gear to the exterior of the vest as well as a key clip to keep your keys safe. All of the Velcro closures will hold tight even under repeated use. These tactical vests have been put to the test under some of the most difficult battle conditions.
Fit - The 5.11 Tactical Vests has been designed to comfortably carry a heavy load. The shoulder design distributes the weight across the back and shoulder area to reduce fatigue. The pockets are balanced to allow even weight distribution so that you won’t list, even with the heaviest loads. If you plan on carrying large amounts of gear on a regular basis we recommend that you go up one size so that the bulk of a heavy load can be more easily accommodated.
Value - The value of the 5.11 Tactical Vests is exceptional. Its versatility and durability make these tactical vests an absolute necessity for any police officer who is considering concealed carry. These tactical vests are the perfect tool for call outs. Just put all of your emergency gear together in the pockets and concealed carry compartments and stow the tactical vests in an easily accessible place. You’ll be ready to go to any emergency whenever you are called.