5.11 Tactical is one of the most popular brands for first responders like firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement officers. No matter what, the people behind the 5.11 brand push forward. Regardless of what happens, they trust their instincts, training and gear, which is what they want their customers to do. They manufacture the clothing to help you do it.
5.11 started by creating tough clothing for rock climbing that was still dressy enough to wear to work. In 1992, the FBI adopted 5.11’s original pants as its training pants, and ever since, they’ve created a strong bond and commitment to all first responders. Law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel and military service members need nice clothing that holds up to the roughest conditions, just like mountain climbers. That’s why they are a popular brand with outdoor enthusiasts, too.
Women in law enforcement have a hard time finding nice clothing that fits well. Their selections are usually limited. In 2012, they redesigned their women’s clothing to fit and perform better and added more selections. Now, 5.11 offers an expanded selection of boots and clothing for women of all sizes. They offer fitness clothing for women, as well as pants for work and play.
The name 5.11 Tactical came from the Yosemite Decimal System that initially ranked the difficulty level of a climb on a scale where 5.11 was the hardest. Climbs ranked 5.11 were considered almost impossible, but every once in a while, someone would complete it successfully. 5.11 wants all its clothing and gear to inspire the conquer-the-impossible mentality. They are the original providers of high-quality military and tactical clothing and gear.
LAPG carries 5.11’s full line of clothing and gear, from tactical boots to jackets or shirts. The 5.11 Stryke pants and Tactical Apex have been a favorite. Check out the 5.11 tactical bags, tactical flashlights, belts, gloves and other great 5.11 items we carry and recommend.
If you want tough clothing and equipment that looks good and lasts a long time, then 5.11 Tactical is for you. You can work hard and play hard knowing that you’re in the right clothing to do the impossible. Check out our extensive collection of 5.11 gear here.