Company Profile: 5.11 Tactical
5.11 Tactical Series
5.11 Tactical Series was founded in 2003 out of outdoor and travel clothing brand Royal Robbins who begin making the original 5.11 Tactical pant in 1977, which became the standard issue of the FBI National Academy.
What type of products do you provide?
We provide head-to-toe uniforms for public safety professionals including duty uniforms, tactical pants and shirts, polos, shorts, outerwear, tactical vests, footwear, gloves, eyewear, knives, holsters, slings, bags, and flashlights.
What are your signature products?
Our top selling item continues to be the item that started it all, our khaki tactical pants. Other popular items are our no-fade, no-shrink, no-wrinkle polo shirts and our ATAC boots.
What's innovative about your products?
Starting with our very first product, the authentic, seven-pocket 5.11 Tactical Pants with the trademark slash pockets and utility strap, all 5.11 Tactical products must meet the mission statement – to be innovative and provide a value. Signature 5.11 Tactical Pants have enjoyed a considerable following for the past 30 years and counting. The pants are so comfortable and functional; they have become an industry staple. There are over 40 critical measurements on a pair of pants. The specs for 5.11 pants and other clothing are a guarded secret and they are what make 5.11 so popular. They just fit everyone!
5.11 Polo Shirts are made to the high standards demanded by public safety professionals. The no roll collar has flexible stays, which keep the collars from rolling at the edges. The pen pockets are stitched to endure constant use and all seams are designed for both comfort and durability. Because 5.11 Polo Shirts do not wrinkle, shrink or fade, they are an exceptional value. 5.11 Polo Shirts outlast other polo shirts by such a great factor and are so reasonably priced, it just makes sense to wear the best.
The UC3.400 Light for Life Flashlight from 5.11 is unlike any flashlight you've ever used. Utilizing advanced capacitor technology, it uses no batteries and charges in just 90 seconds giving you up to 4 hours of run time. Priced at $169.99 it will be the last flashlight you ever need.
Do you have any significant awards or milestones to mention?
Ranked 211 on the 2007 Inc. 500 – Inc. magazine's annual ranking by revenue growth, of privately-held, independent, U.S. based companies, 5.11 Tactical's products have received numerous awards through the years.
The most recent are:
• UC3.400 Light for Life Flashlight - Popular Science Pick of the Month, July 2009
• UC3.400 Light for Life Flashlight - Cygnus Law Enforcement Group 2009 Innovation Award
• Patrol Duty Uniform (PDU) – Uniform Market News 2009 Univator Award
• Patrol Duty Uniform (PDU) – Police Magazine 2009 IACP Best of Show
What is your company's core mission?
At 5.11 Tactical Series, we create products that exceed the needs of our customers with functional innovation while delivering exceptional value.