After the FBI National Academy began issuing the 5.11 Tactical Pant
for training, the agency asked 5.11 Tactical to create a tactical vest. The vest had to be long enough to conceal a weapon, plus have the functionality to organize and carry plenty of gear. 5.11 Tactical listened to their needs and came up with the original 5.11 Tactical Vest. It delivers all the Academy asked for and is one of our best-sellers.
- Durable, functional and versatile
- Comfortably holds large amounts of gear
- Ideal for concealed carry
- Reinforced half-collar
- ID tab on left chest
- Quad-stitched; 55 bartacks at all stress points
- Genuine YKK™ zippers and Prym™ snaps
- Convenient D-ring and key clip
- Back-Up Belt System® equipped
- Tough, double-layer 8.5-oz. cotton canvas
- 18 pockets, 3 colors
The 5.11 Tactical Vest is constructed of double-layer, 8.5-oz. 100% cotton canvas for enhanced abrasion protection. It has a reinforced half-collar, an ID tab on the left chest, quad-stitching throughout and 55 bartacks in high-stress areas. Sturdy hardware includes genuine YKK™ zippers, quality Prym™ snaps and a convenient D-ring.
On the outside, the vest resembles a photographer’s vest, but that’s where the similarities end. The 5.11 Tactical Vest holds an ample amount of gear and is long enough to both inconspicuously cover your belt-holstered firearm and conceal a weapon at the waist.
Only the 5.11 Tactical Vest features 18 specialized pockets, including chest pockets, two rifle or pistol magazine pockets, a 360˚ pocket that wraps around the entire vest interior, and rear water bottle or binocular pockets. There are places for your handgun, flashlight, radio, duty knife, maps, pens, important papers, snacks, cell phone, sunglasses and more. We’ve even included a key hook so you can locate your keys!
Because the 5.11 Tactical Vest is compatible with 5.11’s Back-Up Belt System®, you can easily attach several BBS pouches which hold cuffs, holster, baton, mace or mags – to the vest interior. With the ambidextrous Back-Up Belt System®, you can comfortably distribute and balance your gear.
For work, play and travel, count on the practical and proven 5.11 Tactical Vest for maximum functionality, comfort, value and innovation. There’s no need to carry separate gear bags. You can load up your vest, then wear as needed with the 5.11 Professional Polo or 5.11 Covert Casual Shirt and 5.11 Tactical Pant. Built to last, the versatile 5.11 Tactical Vest is one of the most practical, well-designed concealment garments in the industry.