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19 January 2016

SHOT Show 2016: 5.11 Tactical Reveals New Spring Product

At the start of SHOT Show 2016, 5.11 Tactical, a global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, announced new products for those who require rugged, purpose-built gear. Available now on the website and through 5.11’s retail partners, the latest product release includes: Pant Innovation, Purpose-Built Packs, Apparel Designed For Women, Footwear:

Pant Innovation 

Last year, 5.11 saw tremendous success with the release of the APEX and Stryke TDU pants, both of which sold out after their introduction. To design both products, 5.11 worked closely with top tier operators to co-create the next evolution of versatile tactical pants. While the APEX is a low-visibility pant with full tactical features, the Stryke TDU is an agile mission-ready pant. 5.11 continues to innovate their product line in 2016 with the release of the Traverse Pant 2.0. Traverse Pant 2.0: The next iteration of 5.11’s lightweight, ultra-flexible pant is constructed of a quick-drying, breathable 4-way stretch fabric. Featuring articulated knees and a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water repellent finish, the Traverse 2.0 pant provides a wide range of movement and durability and is available in tundra, khaki, black and storm (grey). Ten pockets, including some with zip closure, offer optimal gear management.

Purpose-Built Packs 

Havoc 30 Backpack – Built as an urban version of 5.11’s best-selling RUSH bag series, the new Havoc 30 is a low profile, lightweight and durable load carry solution. The Havoc is made from highly resilient nylon and incorporates quick access waist belt magazine pockets, zip secured double AR magazine/water bottle pockets and admin pockets providing plenty of storage options. The pack’s 1.5” waist belt is removable and holster compatible allowing for end-use customization. It is also fully compatible with 5.11 Tactical Zero-G Plates. A laser-cut MOLLE platform and padded eyewear pocket provide further customization with 5.11 pouches and added storage capability. Available in black, double tap, sandstone and storm.

Apparel Designed For Women 

Raven Range Tight and Capri – Bringing an innovative and tactical perspective on the popular yoga pant, 5.11 is launching two high-quality pant options for women – the Raven Range Tight and Capri. Constructed from flexible and comfortable “ponte di roma” fabric, both pants have a smooth finish for a sleek look. Additionally, the new Range Raven pant offers a wide elastic waistband, belt loops and abrasion-resistant panels to support and prevent fabric wear with a gun belt and holster. Capri is available in tundra and black, Tight in tundra and black.

Spitfire Shooting Shirt – Specifically designed for female range trainers and competitive shooters, the Spitfire Shooting Shirt combines functionality with comfort and a flattering fit. Made from lightweight Flex-Tac canvas with mechanical stretch and a TEFLON finish for water and stain resistance, the shirt is breathable and durable. Hidden utility pockets and a sleeve pen pocket provide smart storage. Feminine lines and a shaped waist provide a fashionable and functional fit. Available in mosstone, maritime and black.


Speed 3.0 Boots –Building off the success of our EVO and ATAC Boots, we updated the Speed family of boots to be lighter and perform under the extreme conditions found while on duty, at the range, exploring the backcountry or the jungle. The Speed series offers the structure and support of a full-sized tactical boot on a quick and agile platform. 5.11 Tactical offers now three versions in the

Speed boot series: 
- Speed 3.0 5” Boots – A more durable version of the Speed boot based on feedback we received from the field, the 3.0 provides solid performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the rigors of duty work associated with First Responders. The Speed 3.0 boot has a completely new cupsole platform with forefront fence climbing lugs plus broad and supporting multi-directional lugs with oil and slip resistance for sure-footed traction. The 3.0 also features an Agion Antimicrobial® lining, an OrthoLite insole plus a strobe sock for additional cushioning, support and long-term comfort. (Sizes 4,5,6-12,13,14,15 Regular and 7-12,13,14 Wide, in Black.

- Speed 3.0 8” Side-Zip Boot – With all the features found in the Speed 3.0 5” Boot, the Side-Zip comes in an 8 inch height with a YKK side zipper for easy on and off. Sizes 4,5,6-12,13,14.15 Regular and 7-12,13,14 Wide in Black.

- Speed 3.0 Jungle Boots – The Speed 3.0 Jungle Boot adds innovative quick-dry synthetic leather technology along with the an entirely new jungle cupsole platform with self-cleaning lugs. The 3.0 also features Agion Antimicrobial lining and OrthoLite insole and strobe sock for additional cushioning, support and long-term comfort. Sizes 4,5,6-12,13,14,15 Regular and 7-12,13,14 Wide. Offered in black and dark coyote.

2016 Packs + Bags Loadout Campaign -Ready like you!

When it’s go time, everyone needs a bag that’s up to the challenge. Whether it’s for a short patrol/mission, a day exercise or an overnight trip, 5.11 Tactical has a bag that is ready for the situation. Their bags are relied upon by first responders, military units and outdoor enthusiasts across the globe to help them keep mission-critical gear close and ready for action. Through videos, blog articles and social media, the Loadout campaign will tap into the knowledge base of professionals and subject matter experts on what they carry in their bags for specific missions, everyday carry gear as well as tips for building the perfect bag set up. Unique features of 5.11 bags, hacks and user tips will accompany an early look at new styles in the line. Watch for this exclusive content on 5,11 social media channels and in key retail partner stores. “Ready, Like You” launches this coming February.