Gear Review: 5.11 Tactical Stryke pants for men & women, Glacier fleece
By Kristin Alberts
The author in 5.11 test outfit with Savage rifle. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
Odds are, whether you’re a shooter, competitor, or adventurer, you’ve either purchased or considered tactical clothing. Why? Because it suits what you do. Add in those who work in law enforcement, EMS, fire, or tactical operations and these types of garments are a must. The name 5.11 has long been at the top of the market, but also atop the list of priciest gear. Guns.com finds out if they’re worth the buck.
The 5.11 company is based out of Modesto, California and in recent years their innovative apparel has been setting the standard for emergency workers, shooters, and tacticians alike. While the company gears their wares toward public safety professionals, they also cater to shooters with built in features for daily carry and operations.
They also offer what the company calls the “Right Fit Guarantee,” meaning free shipping and free returns if your garments don’t fit correctly. Their warranty reads as follows: “5.11, Inc.warrants each product sold by 5.11 or its authorized dealers to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for as long as you own the Product, or for the maximum period allowed by the laws of