By Dan Kidder
Anyone who has been a reader of Sportsman’s News for any amount of time, knows that I am a big fan of the products from 5.11 Tactical. From overt tactical clothing, concealed carry, bags, flashlights, knives, boots and much more, 5.11 Tactical has you covered from head to toe.
It is no wonder that 5.11 Tactical has been the choice for elite military and law enforcement units for many years. Their rugged clothing, designed with ample room for movement and spacious gear carrying capabilities is a natural choice for anyone who leads an active outdoor lifestyle.
5.11 Tactical makes a full line of rugged overt tactical clothing that is an ideal fit for the outdoorsman, camper, hiker or fisherman. Large roomy pockets hold a ton of gear and distribute the weight to prevent clothing from pulling to one side. They fit loosely in the places that can pinch while engaged in activities, but are snug where you need them to be. In fact, many people don’t realize that 5.11 Tactical all started as an outdoor clothing company specializing in the mountain climbing sports. It wasn’t until the tactical guys started to wear these mountaineering clothes in the field that the tactical aspect of 5.11 came about. Even the company name reflects these early mountaineering beginnings. 5.11 is a classification of difficulty for a technical climb under the Yosemite Decimal System for ranking climbing type and technical capability (5.11 is a very technical and difficult climb).
In addition to making clothing for warriors and first responders, 5.11 Tactical offers an entire line for blending in while carrying a gun. Their covert line of clothing provides superior engineering and design to mitigate the presence of a concealed carry firearm while still allowing easy access to it. Some of their products are designed with direct input from Air Marshalls, to make it an effective means to hide a gun on your body and still be comfortable. These discrete clothes include everything from undershirts with built-in holsters, to Oxford style dress shirts with discrete snap buttons and hidden pockets.
Beyond clothing, 5.11 Tactical offers a wide range of nylon bags and pouches in both the overt and the discrete marketplaces. From backpacks and messenger bags that look like their ordinary counterparts, to PALS and MOLLE covered range bags and tactical load bearing equipment, as well as pouches for everything from medical equipment to magazines.
The folks at 5.11 Tactical even offer a great line of practical tactical flashlights, tactical knives, watches and sunglasses that will withstand almost anything you can throw at them. And they offer a wide selection of boots and footwear that are comfortable and well made.
For all of your tactical needs, do as the majority of the world’s elite warriors do and trust the products from 5.11 Tactical. Make Sportsman’s Warehouse your one-stop shop for a wide selection of 5.11 Tactical products. And be sure to check out Black Ops Friday, November 23rd through December 1 to save up to 25% on all 5.11 Tactical clothing and gear in stock at Sportsman’s Warehouse.