The powers-that-be have asked us to write a few things for a gift guide. When we submitted our first draft, they wanted us to focus more on 5.11 products and not video games and new rifle parts. So, here in the Social Media Bunker we put together a few 5.11 things we think make great gifts. Maybe, we’ll sneak in one of those 5.11 JP rifles or a full SOCOM Zev conversion of our Glock 17. Wait, our editor is shaking her head, no. Ok, here we go, 2015 5.11 Tactical Gift Guide.
For Him – APEX Pants
This pant is the result of a “secret” agency who wanted a pant with tactical features but with out all the signs of being a pant worn by some high speed pipe hitter. With a quick glance you might miss the low profile cargo pockets and you definitely wouldn’t notice the hidden flex cuff pockets and stash pockets for small items like hand cuff keys or small E&E kits. The fabric is one of the great features of this pant because it takes our patented FlexTac material and weaves it into a non-assuming canvas like fabric as opposed to the traditional rip-stop pattern we use. If these pants are hard to get or are sold out since you waited until Dec 22nd to shop you could always go with the pant that is the standard on which all other tactical pants are measured, the Stryke Pant.
For Him – Pursuit Advance 6″ Boot
Not every day do we want to look like we are storming the castle walls, however we want the same functionality in case things start to go wrong. The Pursuit Advance Boot is built upon the idea of a classic hiking boot but has features like a 8mm heel-to-toe drop for increased balance and snap. To add just the right amount of stiffness there is a nylon shank built into the footbed of the shoe for climbing performance and long days spent shlepping that 60lb pack in the backwoods. Besides being born from the outdoors we made sure that all the features, including the lugs on the sole, would work great for under cover duty or defense contract work.
For Him – Covert Flex Shirt
We choose all the plaid patterns for our Covert shirts based on how well they hide your firearm. We use faux sewn in buttons to hide break away snaps that would allow quick and easy access to your firearm. Our hidden document pocket is a great way to keep important documents close. The performance fabric has mechanical stretch allowing ease of movement. This shirt is great for the CCW permit holder or those who need to blend in with the crowd while on duty.
For Her – Cirrus Pant
Our fits for women are unmatched when it comes to tactical pants. We set out to create the ultimate pant for the woman who wanted the exact performance capabilities as our mens pants but tailored to fit a woman. We first introduced the Women’s Stryke pant and then later released the Cirrus pant which is more casual looking but still has all those features (FlexTac fabric, mechanical stretch, Teflon finish) you expect in a 5.11 product. Great for days on the range, duty or just playing out doors.
For Her – Recon Trainer
We originally wanted to create a great athletic shoe for the needs of Crossfit but instead we got a workout shoe that can handle any type of workout you throw at it. From those hardcore adventure type races to long days spent in the gym/box the Recon Trainer is built to take it all. Oh, and it comes in cute colors. Yes, we said the word “cute”, maybe we should say “tacticute”. We just invented that word, right here; amazing.
For Her – Lucy Tote
This is one purse we will hold for our lady as she enters the store and we wait outside. This unique tote has a hidden pocket for a concealed firearm and if she decides to use it on duty during a plain clothes shift, there are hidden and quick access pockets for credentials, flex cuffs and more. There are also numerous interior pockets to keep other contents organized with easy access.
Now that we covered items for him and her lets talk about the items WE wouldn’t mind getting. We’ll keep it short so you can get back to watching training videos with Greg Thompson from SOCP.
TMT PLX Pen light – great for EDC and fits nicely in your front pocket. Oh yeah it’s bright for it’s size.
Prefense Lance Pen – Designed by improvised weapons expert Steve Tarani. This pen is mightier than the sword (did you just see what we did right there?)
2 Banger Bag – We love this little bag cause it makes a great go-bag and fits 2 AR mags as well as a concealed pistol. This bag can be made for what ever your mission might require even if that mission includes a few diapers and a change of baby clothes.
Ignitor Pack – When the boss isn’t looking we sneak out into the woods for a few days. Since we made the Ignitor we’ve been sneaking out a bit more often. Great for 2-3 day backpacking trips or scouting before hunts. We figure since Kyle takes it out into the backcountry it should meet our needs just fine.
There you have it, a quick buyers guide for 5.11 Tactical. We didn’t even talk about Zevtech or the new Daniel Defense DD5V1, see, we can do our job. For more gift ideas visit our official gift guide. Have a great holiday season and be safe.