5.11 Tactical Unveils Exciting New Products for 2024

Costa Mesa, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2024)5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of Purpose-Built Gear™, is thrilled to announce an exciting array of new products for 2024. Throughout the year, multiple product categories will be expanded, providing customers with a comprehensive selection of high-quality and functional gear suitable for on-duty service, everyday use, outdoor adventures, fitness training, and more.

The new lineup spans a diverse range of gear, encompassing men’s and women’s apparel, load-bearing items, footwear, professional apparel, and accessories. Each product is meticulously designed to deliver exceptional durability, performance, and comfort, reflecting 5.11 Tactical’s commitment to providing purpose-built solutions for those who demand more of themselves, for the greater good.

“In serving those who serve, we at 5.11 are innovators who make purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear for those on the mission of a lifetime,” said Troy Brown, CEO of 5.11 Tactical. “I am excited to join the 5.11 family of bright, talented, and passionate individuals who share the common goal of helping those who strive to live a life bigger than themselves, and to live our brand mantra of Always Be Ready™. This is at the core of why we design our products, who we design them for, and the reason behind our excitement around making these new items available in 2024.”

Professional Apparel


5.11’s premier V.XI™ Collection, initially unveiled at SHOT Show 2023, aimed to deliver top-tier professionals the pinnacle of uniform technology. Crafted from superior fabrics and materials, the collection features highly strategic and purpose-built designs. Initially exclusive to government contracts, the line received an overwhelmingly positive response, leading to its expansion for direct-to-consumer purchase in the Fall of 2023. Building on the success of the 2023 V.XI™ XTU uniform, 5.11 is set to further expand the collection in 2024 with new feature-rich products.

The V.XI™ XTU uniform line expands excitingly in 2024 with women’s specific uniforms and the MultiCam® color extension for both men and women. The Women’s V.XI™ XTU Rapid Shirt ($140) and Women’s V.XI™ XTU Pant ($200) mirror the feature-rich construction of the men’s uniform, prioritizing performance, function, and versatility. Sizing perfection was achieved by utilizing existing 5.11 female apparel silhouettes and incorporating wear testing and design feedback from active-duty female SWAT officers.

The Women’s XTU Rapid Shirt combines moisture-wicking, anti-odor properties, a DWR finish, and no-melt/no-drip fabrics for enhanced functionality and protection. Featuring dual pocket sleeves, adjustable cuffs, articulated pits, reinforced elbows, and bar-tacking at key stress points, it ensures elite team units have the functionality they require. Strategic body-mapping allows comfortable layering with plate carriers and additional gear.

The feature-packed Women’s XTU Pant maximizes performance, function, and versatility. Constructed with Ortholite® foam support in the offset comfort waistband, seat gusseting, large cargo pockets, and no-melt/no-drip fabric, it withstands the rigors of professional use. The patented 3-in-1 kneepad design includes a color-matching removable external knee protection piece, sewn-in padding, and an internal pocket with a removable kneepad insert. Internal vertical and horizontal external adjustments provide a custom and secure fit.

After gathering feedback from end users, 5.11 will introduce an expanded color range for the men’s and women’s XTU uniforms in MultiCam® starting Spring 2024. The Men’s V.XI™ XTU MC Rapid Shirt ($165) and Women’s V.XI™ XTU MC Rapid Shirt ($165), along with the Men’s V.XI™ XTU MC Pant ($225) and Women’s V.XI™ XTU MC Pant ($225) will maintain the performance and function-oriented design of the original uniforms. This update aims to better cater to the diverse needs of professionals within various communities.

Based on valuable feedback from end users, 5.11 recognized the need for a more formal TDU® uniform shirt in contrast to the original XTU Rapid Long Sleeve Shirt. Addressing this demand, 5.11 is introducing the V.XI™ XTU Long Sleeve Shirt ($140), V.XI™ XTU MC Long Sleeve Shirt ($165), to their collection. The XTU Long Sleeve Shirt maintains the same fabrication as the original Rapid Long Sleeve Shirt, featuring no-melt no-drip fabrics, knit fabric in the underarm for enhanced airflow and breathability, a hidden button-down front placket, low-profile document pockets at the chest with interior tethers, reinforced elbows with an elbow patch pouch, and button-through cuff adjustments. This addition caters to the need for a more formal and versatile TDU® uniform shirt.

The V.XI™ Sigurd Short Sleeve Shirt ($60) and V.XI™ Sigurd Long Sleeve Shirt ($65) were developed with input from elite U.S. SWAT operators to design a warm-weather base layer that can perform for top-tier units wearing heavy equipment and armor in extreme conditions and situations. They are constructed using nylon and elastane warp knit mesh with Cyro-Tac™ properties in addition to moisture-wicking and anti-odor performance. The result is a durable layer that provides outstanding heat and moisture management to keep users cool and dry. They also feature rugby-style collars that can be worn up, folded in or folded out for a customized fit, flat-lock seams for comfort and underarm/side body panels for an ergonomic fit.

Setting a new standard for lightweight performance wear, the XTU LT3 Jacket ($180) meets the mission-critical goals of breathability, minimal bulk, water-resistant performance and warmth in a midlayer jacket. With a multi-fabric hybrid construction, the LT3 features durable taffeta on high-wear areas, dobby fabric on low-wear areas and grid fleece side body/underarm panels for breathability and quilted PrimaLoft® Gold insulation. Upper sleeve pockets, hand pockets and a left chest ReadyPocket™ have low-profile YKK® zippers.

Designed to keep public safety professionals and outdoor enthusiasts comfortable, protected and performing well in the worst conditions, the Bastion Pant ($230) and Bastion Jacket ($230) will be a go-to for customers looking to brave harsh weather. They feature a 5K/10K waterproof/ breathable and DWR finish to protect against moisture while PrimaLoft® Silver Eco insulation offers enhanced warmth. which make them solid choices for hunting in the fall/winter. Both items offer zippered pockets to keep gear secure and dry and are also packable into an included compression sock. The pant has a shaped waistband with a high back, adjustable hems and a snow gaiter with gripper elastic and shoelace loop for additional protection from the elements. The jacket has an adjustable hood, sleeve gaiters, adjustable cuffs and underarm zippered vents to provide heat management.

In the Winter of 2024, 5.11 is elevating its product offerings by introducing a cold weather option for one of its most successful styles – the Men’s Apex® Softshell Pant ($125) and the Women’s Apex® Softshell Pant ($125). This innovative winter version preserves the classic dimensions that made the original Apex® Pant popular while incorporating advanced materials. Crafted from a poly-stretch bonded woven softshell material, these pants are designed to withstand the challenges of colder climates. The incorporation of a 4-way stretch softshell fleece not only ensures a comfortable fit but also provides substantial warmth, making them an ideal choice for chilly weather. Additionally, the pants boast water-resistant properties, featuring a durable water repellent (DWR) laminate that adds an extra layer of protection against the elements. The Men’s and Women’s Apex® Softshell Pants in this winter collection exemplify a fusion of style, functionality, and resilience, making them a go-to choice for outdoor enthusiasts navigating cold environments.

Men’s and Women’s Apparel

Customers seeking comfortable and reliable protection from the sun during outdoor adventures can look to the Sulli UV Hood Long Sleeve ($39), Women’s Sulli UV Hood Long Sleeve ($39), and the Sulli UV Crew S/S ($31). Each item provides a 50+ UPF rating and is made with 100-percent, 4.1oz pique that offers moisture-wicking and an anti-odor finish. They are also constructed with flat-lock seams for comfort. The men’s and women’s Sulli UV Hoodie Long Sleeve provide added protection with a long-sleeve construction and a three-panel hood.

5.11’s new Traction Tech Pant ($100) provides consumers with a durable and highly functional outdoor apparel option. Constructed using a nylon and elastane canvas blend with a DWR finish and strategically reinforced zones, it stretches to provide a full range of motion but is still tough enough to withstand years of use. Additional features include an adjustable elastic waistband with a webbing belt and buckle, back yoke utility drop pockets, a back patch pocket, and adjustable hems with friction cord locks.

The Rosser Jacket ($98) is a lightweight, canvas utility jacket with multi-pocket functionality that’s tough enough to handle outdoor chores but stylish enough to be worn for a wide range of occasions. In addition to a fold-down collar, snap cuffs and snap closure, it features six external pockets and one internal zip security pocket.

Another great lightweight jacket can be found with the women’s Danvers Jacket ($63). A versatile and stylish jacket made of a nylon mini ripstop that offers long-lasting durability, it’s perfect for everyday wear with a fashionable mandarin collar, drawcord cinch waist and elastic cuffs.

Load Bearing

Anexciting new line of packs geared toward outdoor adventurers and fitness enthusiasts will be introduced with the CloudStryke Pack Collection. Included in the collection’s initial offering are the CloudStryke Pack 10L ($100) and the CloudStryke Pack 18L ($125). Both items are designed to be lightweight and form-fitting with adjustable torso and waist systems, low profile vest shoulder straps, ventilated back panels, hydration compatibility, and an emphasis on counterbalance to allow for more stable and agile movement. They’re constructed with 100D honeycomb nylon with a PU/DWR coating that creates a 1.5k waterproof rating to protect the contents inside. Both packs offer a wide range of pockets and features including multiple chest pockets for easy access to essential gear, laser-cut MOLLE for adding accessories, adjustable shoulder straps system, and a convenient trekking pole carrying solution. The CloudStryke Pack 10L offers a cinch drawstring opening with a top lid while the CloudStryke Pack 18L has a zippered main compartment, side compression straps, and dual water bottle pockets.

5.11’s long line of packs in their COVRT™ Collection welcomes new additions in 2024, including the COVRT™ Select Carry Pack ($140), COVRT™ 24 Backpack ($140), and COVRT™ Select Carry Pistol Pouch ($45). The COVRT™ Select Carry Pack provides a rapid front of body deployment system with Hot-Pull™ straps, MOLLE platform with weapon retention straps, single-point sling straps and a removable muzzle cup in the main compartment for SMGs or weapons up to 22” in length. It features a front compartment with a MOLLE webbing platform, a rear compartment compatible with soft armor or a ballistic plate, and additional elements like a hydration compartment and lockable YKK® zippers. The COVRT™ 24 Backpack combines tactical functionality with a casual gray man look, suitable for both covert operations and daily life. With a 41L capacity, hidden CCW compartment, dual external zippered and stretch water bottle pockets, it offers versatility for every mission. The COVRT™ Select Carry Pistol Pouch is a discreet and durable concealed carry solution. Made from 500D nylon, the main compartment includes a Tactec® CCW loop panel with weapon retention strap, trigger guard loops, lockable YKK® zippers and Hot-Pull™ tabs.  A rear and front compartment allow for extra magazines and other critical gear.

5.11’s most popular pack collection, the RUSH® Series, is expanding to offer a new duty-ready and high-capacity option in the RUSH® Sierra One Pack ($330). Measuring 36.5 inches high, 12.5 inches wide and 10 inches deep, this pack is designed to be an all-in-one containment system for a rifle, tripod, helmet, and other critical gear. Two large side access zippers and an internal adjustable reinforced divider allow for easy retention, access and a customized load out.  A custom removable aluminum frame with HDPE board and horizontal fiberglass stability rods in addition to a load bearing hip belt and load lifters ensure users can comfortably and effectively carry large payloads. Storage options include external MOLLE, dual front zippered pockets, a top zippered pocket and a stowable mesh helmet holder with quick-release buckles. Additional features include top and side grab handles, compression straps and quick-release shoulder straps. The 500D nylon body and 1050D nylon base ensure it is sturdy enough to handle any mission and terrain.

After the successful debut of the QR Plate Carrier at SHOT Show 2023, 5.11 introduces several new items to the QR collection in 2024. The QR Plate Carrier Base ($165) features the patented 5.11 Sierra Bravo® Slide quick-release buckle for easy don and doff, custom high strength TAC-LAM laminate laser-cut MOLLE webbing and patented GrabDrag handle for exfiltration.  Hypalon® shoulder straps with removable padded shoulder shrouds and stretch woven body panels provide comfort with a low profile, while front and rear MOLLE panels and webbing loops allow for maximum customization.

Building on the QR Plate Carrier Base, the QR PC Cummerbund ($55) and QR PC Soft Armor Cummerbund ($60) can be added depending on the mission requirements.  Both cummerbunds feature the patented 5.11 Sierra Bravo® Slide buckles and an adjustable rear hook/loop system.  The QR PC Cummerbund’s Hypalon + loop laminate with square laser-cut MOLLE provide a minimal option with stability and breathability.  The QR PC Soft Armor Cummerbund accommodates standard level IIIA soft armor or 6×6 and 6×8 hard plates with a removable adapter.  A 2” front side overlap, TAC-LAM™ laser-cut MOLLE panel, and rear hook/loop attachment with a secondary securing cord system level up this cummerbund for those that need more protection or additional gear attachment.

Add extra customization to your plate carrier or MOLLE panel with the Modular STS Placard ($50) and Modular Mini Pouch ($45). The Modular STS Placard utilizes quick attach side release buckles and hook platform for easy connection to plate carriers.  The patent pending Smart Track System™ provides a platform for 5.11’s custom divider panels and bungee retention system.  An internal loop-lined compartment accommodates hook/loop accessories. External laser-cut MOLLE and elastic bands offer accessory attachments for enhanced versatility. The Modular Mini Pouch is a 5-in-1 pouch featuring multiple configurations with the included removable flap, zipper top, internal divider and pouch bungee kit compatibility.  The MINIMOLL™ MOLLE attachment system provides a low-profile attachment to a plate carrier, placard or MOLLE panel.

The Duty and Battle Belt Lines are becoming more versatile with additional add-on options in the Inner EDC Belt ($30) and Nonslip Outer Belt System ($25). The Inner ECD Belt is designed to be both universal and versatile with a loop face and elastic connector that allows it to be used with any outer belt. Plus, with 840D nylon construction with a TPU inner face, it is as durable as it is convenient. The low-profile construction, materials and ergonomic curve provide a comfortable fit while the strap closure system allows for quick and easy adjustments. The Nonslip Outer Belt System is a removable adapter that easily attaches to the inside of an outer belt for customized carrying options. The non-slip inner material keeps the belt system in place and eliminates the need for a loop-faced innerbelt while the closed-cell foam padding and ergonomic curve provides extra comfort.

Following the debut of 5.11’s K9 product line at SHOT Show 2023, the collection is expanding with three new additions: the AROS K9 Traffic Lead ($20), AROS K9 Leash 6ft ($35) and AROS K9 Leash 10ft ($45). Constructed with BioThane®, these leashes feature gunmetal swiveling bolt snap hooks and D-rings at the handle for extreme durability and trusted performance.


Renowned for creating comfortable, dependable and durable footwear for all walks of life, from active duty to everyday wear, the gym, the trail and anywhere in between, 5.11 is thrilled to expand on its footwear offering in 2024.

The PT-R™ Inure Runner ($125) adds a comfortable but tough running shoe to the brand’s already strong PT-R™ lineup of fitness sneakers. It is engineered with a high abrasion knit upper and gusseted tongue to withstand the abuse of long runs while offering a secure fit. The Insite ARCH RELIEF® footbed, which was created using data from more than 120,000 foot scans, paired with the FORCE LITE Foam midsole and high-abrasion rubber outsole offers reliable cushioning step after step and run after run.

Built on the same platform as the 5.11 Foley Sneaker, the new Chukka Boot ($120) features a drop-in OrthoLite® foam insole for a stylish and comfortable presentation. Merging the traction and durability of a boot with a casual everyday style, the Chukka Boot is constructed with a full-grain leather upper and a Vibram® full rubber outsole, providing reliable traction on various surfaces. Designed from the inside-out, this boot emphasizes all-day comfort and durability.

The Rambler 6-inch Boot ($120) is the pinnacle of practicality and tactical excellence. Crafted with a premium full-grain leather upper, this boot redefines durability and style. The OrthoLite® insole ensures unparalleled comfort, while the 5.11 Force Foam® heel cushioning provides optimal support. Engineered with precision, the ASTM Slip and oil-resistant rubber outsole guarantees a superior grip in any terrain. The Rambler 6-inch Boot is the intersection where form seamlessly meets function.

In a comprehensive overhaul, 5.11 is revamping its sock collection to better cater to customers in all aspects of life. The Duty Ready Crew Sock 4 Pack ($22) ensures a secure fit with NO QUIT upper cuffs, along with arch support, breathable mesh knitting, and heel/toe cushioning. The Duty Ready Crew 3 Pack ($22) enhances these features with PLUS level heel and toe cushioning, zonal forefoot cushioning, and breathable zonal mesh knitting, in addition to NO QUIT upper cuffs and arch support. The Duty Ready OTC 3 Pack ($22) offers the same features in an over-the-calf version.

For premium comfort, the Duty Ready Ultra Crew 2 Pack ($22) includes ULTRA level heel and toe cushioning, Achilles comfort zones, 5.11 slip stream yarn to reduce friction and prevent blisters, zonal forefoot and heel cushioning, instep cushioning zone, and breathable zone mesh knitting.

Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy premium performance with the PT-R™ Ankle 3 Pack ($22), featuring PLUS toe and heel cushioning, zonal forefoot cushioning, arch support with breathability, and breathable zonal mesh knitting. The PT-R™ Ankle 6 Pack ($22) offers affordable comfort with arch support, breathable mesh knitting, and heel/toe cushioning, ensuring lasting comfort during workouts.

Expanding on its renowned sneaker collection, 5.11 collaborated with The Firearm Blog’s James Reeves to create the latest addition, The Stache ($90). Building upon the success of the original Norris Sneaker, James, a devoted fan of the Norris Sneaker, played a key role in designing this update. Reflecting on the collaboration, James stated, “5.11 talks about utilizing end-user feedback all the time when producing their products. I got to experience firsthand what it was like to come to 5.11 with my problem set and work with them on a product to help solve it.” The Stache sneakers boast a Vibram® bottom for stability and comfort, a compactible deconstructed upper for reduced weight, and an interior print featuring green and black tiger camo. Finally, the Stache includes a hidden pocket in the tongue to stow whatever you want to stash. These sneakers are available in black and ranger green colors for Holiday 2024.


In accessories, several popular product lines will be expanded or receive updates including lighting, belts, and water bottles.

In 2024, 5.11 is making its most significant update to the lighting collection in recent years, introducing four new lights tailored to the needs of law enforcement professionals and everyday carry use. The updates include additions to the respected Response Flashlights and the newly created Deploy Flashlight series. Developed with extensive end-user feedback from officers across the country, the new offerings in the professional-focused lighting category include the Response XR1P Flashlight ($50), Response XR1C Flashlight ($65), and Response XR1T ($75).

Constructed with a polymer nylon housing, tonal/textured rubberized overmold, and a polycarbonate lens, the Response XR1P Flashlight is built for durability in any environment. It features high (600 lumens) and low (30 lumens) modes, up to a 120-meter beam distance, up to twenty hours of runtime, and compatibility with two CR123A batteries or an 18650 rechargeable lithium-ioorthon battery. Additional features include a removable pocket clip, tail-push button, and lanyard compatibility.

The Response XR1C Flashlight boasts ultimate durability with aerospace-grade machined aluminum and a polycarbonate lens. It offers high (800 lumens) and low (50 lumens) modes, a 140-meter beam distance, and up to nine hours of runtime using two CR123A batteries or an 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Additional features include a removable pocket clip, tail-push button, and lanyard compatibility.

Completing the Response line, the Response XR1T features aerospace-grade machined aluminum and a polycarbonate lens. It offers high (1250 lumens), and low (40 lumens) modes, a 280-meter beam distance, and up to 23 hours of runtime using two CR123A batteries or an 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Additional features include a removable pocket clip, tail-push button, and lanyard compatibility.

Offering versatility to match its durability is the Deploy TL-USB Flashlight ($80). Compact but tough, it’s made with aerospace-grade machined aluminum, a polycarbonate lens and tail switch functionality. Additional features include a high (1,000 lumens), medium (80 lumens) and low (30 lumens) mode, up to seven hour run time, removable pocket clip with variable depth settings, battery level indicator switch and bi-color display, and a USB-C input/charging port for the built-in lithium polymer battery.

Introducing the Deploy K-USB ($30) keychain flashlight, crafted from machined aluminum with a textured design featuring the distinctive “DEPLOY” family aesthetic. Equipped with a side body switch, this compact flashlight operates at approximately 180 lumens with a throw distance of about 30 meters and a runtime of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes on high mode, while low mode operates at approximately 30 lumens and approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes runtime. It is powered by a built-in ~280mAh lithium polymer battery, conveniently rechargeable through its USB-C input port that also doubles as a light up charging indicator. Designed for practicality, the flashlight includes a split O-ring for easy attachment to your key ring. With IP54 water resistance and dust protection, along with an impact resistance test up to 1 meter, it ensures durability for various conditions.

The new AYCE Belt ($35) is a low-profile 1.5” belt made for ultimate comfort and versatility. Its reversible elastic webbing with stretch properties and micro-adjustability makes it a one-size-fits-most option that keeps garments in place without limited mobility. Offered with solid-color interiors and graphic-rich exteriors, it offers a custom look to go with its custom fit and feel.

A new category for the brand in 2024, 5.11 introduces Hydration Bottles, in 24oz ($18) or 32oz ($20) sizes, which are offered in several colors with fun, unique and limited-edition 5.11 graphics in addition to brand logo designs with personal naming bars so users can also find their bottle. Both sizes are made to fit standard cup holders and to be top-shelf dishwasher safe for added convivence. They are also BPA, BPS and phthalate-free with 100% Tritan® construction.

For more information about 5.11 Tactical and its product offering, or to find a 5.11 Tactical store near you, visit www.511tactical.com.

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About 5.11, Inc.

With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create Purpose-Built Gear™ to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and technical enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who live the Always Be Ready® lifestyle. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

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Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.