Being the grey man is a term you hear thrown around quite a bit. It refers to blending in and not standing out in a crowd. The hard part some times (depending on your profession) is that you may need certain tools or access to items that...

December 21, 2016

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

A good every-day-carry strategy should include a flashlight. Not only is it great in providing visibility when confronted with the dark but it can also serve as a defense weapon. A flashlight with over 100 lumens can provide enough light...

June 27, 2016

Hard Cases

The following is a piece written by Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, one of the World´s most respected sniper instructors and a survival expert. I am a sniper instructor and a competition shooter and I don’t like hard cases. Why? Because...

June 3, 2016

COVRT Insert Bag

Covert Insert Loaded

The following is an article pulled straight from the RECOIL 5.11 Loadout from SHOT Show 2016 and dropped into our blog... pretty much the same way you can pull the 5.11 COVRT Insert out of one bag and drop it into another one....

UCR Sling Pack

For the UCR (Urban Casualty Response) collection, our objective was to ensure tactical medics are ready for anything. Cedric Palmisano, NREMT-P, runs through the features of the UCR Sling Pack and Litter, plus some basics on the Hartford...

5.11 Tactical set out to create a solution for first responders and field medics that allowed them to deliver aid during Mass Casualty Incidents that include Active Shooter response. The design for our UCR (Urban Casualty Response)...

How To: Hydration

Andy Stumpf shows the quick & easy way to equip your 5.11 RUSH pack with...

We caught up with Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, a Subject Matter Expert in survival topics, for some tips on using the 5.11 Ignitor pack. In the following article, Eduardo has tips for extending this one-day pack into two or three-day...

Operator Axe

We worked with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics to co-create our new Operator Axe. It's based on an axe Kyle used while deployed in Iraq that he made some customizations to. He brought it in to our HQ one day, and the rest is history. With...

5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt

It wouldn't be April Fool’s day at 5.11 without the launch of the latest 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt. This year is no exception. The question of the day: Is this just an April Fool's joke?   The answer: Yes, sort of. Originally, it...

Becky Yackley, Competitive Shooter and Photographer, shares her many uses for her COVRT Boxpack Work EDC When you need to have both your camera and your laptop for editing, the 5.11 COVRT Boxpack is a great solution!  Ranges can be...

How To - MOLLE Attachments

Tips for securely attaching pouches and accessories to the MOLLE webbing on your 5.11 backpack or...

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