5.11 Tactical just released some new technical apparel and a few new packs that will be available this fall.
“Technical apparel is at the core of who we are as a brand and it’s an aspect of our business that we continually strive to improve upon as new technology, textiles and innovations become available,” said 5.11’s Vice President, Global Product, Matt Page. “In addition to many exciting new products, there are a number of updates to past customer favorites that are a direct result of end-user feedback and our product team’s commitment to providing customers with the best apparel possible.”
For men’s apparel, the Defender Flex Pant 2.0 ($85) is a redesign of the original, and widely popular, model. It offers new, reinforced belt loops for extra support at the waist to go with its seven pockets and durable cotton-poly construction to create a clean, yet durable look that’s great for the office or a trek through the woods.
Customers seeking more of a smart casual look can turn to the Bravo Pant 2.0 ($90) to provide a clean and stylish appearance with a slim fit and maximum comfort. Thanks to Enduro-Flex properties and a soft jacquard elastic lining in the waistband, these pants ensure a proper fit without being restrictive. Its reinforced belt loops, seven pockets, and knee articulation make it a perfect pant option for the office, out to dinner, or wherever looks matter as much as functionality.
For outerwear, the new Women’s Thermees Insulator Jacket ($160) offers sustained warmth and protection from the elements with polyester taffeta construction, a DWR finish, PrimaLoft® Silver insulation and a front zipper equipped with an internal storm flap to retain body heat. The vertical quilt design and ribbed sleeves create a unique look customers are sure to love.
The Men’s Stratos Full Zip ($78) and Women’s Stratos Full-Zip ($72) are technical, comfortable and stylish full zip fleece pieces that work great as mid-layers on chilly days or outer layers on mild days. Constructed from a durable polyester and elastane blended grid fleece with moisture-wicking, anti-odor and stretch properties, they’re great for any activity. The brushed tricot-lined collar and raglan sleeves also provide an added touch of comfort.
The Britta Denim Jean ($80) features a classic five-pocket design, with the addition of two low-profile hip pockets to create 5.11’s signature seven-pocket functionality without altering the classic denim look. Its slim fit silhouette features soft, washed denim that’s woven with elastane for just the right amount of stretch. It’s performance and style make it a great option for any occasion.
The LV6 Waist Pack 2.0 ($42) received an updated quick-release S/R buckle waist strap and new Duraflex® buckles that are easier to operate, especially when wearing gloves. A great grab-and-go solution that can be worn around the waist or across the body, it features interior pockets and panels, a hidden slip compartment, side compression straps and a rear mesh pocket. Additionally, this waist pack can be attached to the 5.11 LV18 Backpack 2.0 when more carrying power is needed.
Similar updates were made to the Duraflex® buckles of the LV10 Sling Pack 2.0 ($115) to allow easier access to gear. Additional redesign features include a new removable holster retention strap, a securing strap in the tablet sleeve, and a quick-release CAM buckle to the main crossbody strap.
To round out the LV Collection of packs, the LV18 Backpack 2.0 ($135) also received updates with internal organization and new Duraflex® buckles. Inside the ambidextrous side entry CCW compartment, the loop area has been increased and a removable holster retention strap has been added. The height of the padded laptop sleeve has been extended and a security strap added to keep electronics secure. A second set of webbing loops offer improved attachment for the LV6 Waist Pack 2.0 when extra cargo space is needed. Additional features include side compression straps, a padded back panel with a Flex cuff channel, and quick-release shoulder straps with a removable sternum strap.
For more information about 5.11, its product offering, and to find a 5.11 store near you visit www.511tactical.com.