5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285
5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285
5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285
5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285
5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285
5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285

5.11 Tactical Shorts 73285

SKU #: 511-73285
MSRP: $50.99
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  • The standard, popular choice of law enforcement and operators worldwide, 5.11® Tactical Shorts provide the durability, comfort, and functionality needed for the harshest tactical environments. Made from tough cotton canvas, featuring an action waistband and double-reinforced seat, these shorts will take the beating of a hard day’s work, time after time. Seven pockets, including our patented strap-and-slash pockets, keep your gear organized and optimized. We made these shorts with your work in mind. We made them for you.


  • Tough, durable, original tactical shorts
  • Ideal for operational or recreational outdoor demands
  • Extra pockets sized for tactical use

  • Specifications:

  • 8.5 oz. cotton canvas fabric
  • Action waistband
  • Bartacking at major seams and stress points
  • Seven pockets, including strap-and-slash pockets
  • Hip-mounted D-ring
  • 9" inseam
  • YKK® zippers
  • Prym® snaps

  • Functionality

    The front pockets are strong and roomy and the inverted pleats on the cargo pockets remain flat until needed for a neat, professional appearance. A narrow thigh pocket accommodates a magazine, cell phone or utility knife. The extra deep rear pockets can hold extended mags, a baton or a 15” flashlight.


    The legendary fit of the 5.11 Tactical® Shorts is a closely guarded secret based on a tried-and-true formula created 30 years ago from its mountaineering roots. The 5.11 Tactical® Shorts are designed for active movement in changing conditions, the shorts perform and look great on individuals of all shapes and sizes. This same superior fit is also found in the 5.11 Tactical® Pant, the 5.11® Covert Khaki and the 5.11 Tactical® Shirt.


    The authentic 5.11 Tactical® Shorts are the only shorts on the market with a 30-year history of delivering quality, functionality, comfort and value. It has consistently stood the test of time worldwide. Accept no imitations or look-alikes; the authentic 5.11 Tactical® Shorts are the genuine article.
    Review Summary
    16 Reviews
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    75% Recommend this product (12 of 16 responses)
    By Michael C.
    Annapolis, Maryland
    March 25, 2016
    Ammo Clip Pocket is Smaller
    The ammo clip pocket is now too narrow for my small iPhone (model 5S). Very disappointing. It used to be the same width as the 511 original pants.
    By Mark Slaughter
    Bentonville, AR
    November 6, 2015
    Best pair of shorts I own
    These shorts are truly the best; I have three pairs now and all are both comfortable and functional.
    By Steve
    Middle East
    September 11, 2015
    Heavy Duty Work Shorts
    Tough cotton cloth material, lots of useful pockets and belt loops big enough for a web belt.
    By WC
    Washington DC Metro
    August 13, 2015
    Favorite short
    The rear slash pockets are far better carrying an assortment of gear. The velcro closure on the pockets are durable.
    By Mike
    August 9, 2015
    511 Tactical Shorts
    Really Like these shorts. .... repeat purchaser of these shorts.
    By Dave
    July 24, 2015
    Only shorts I will buy. Roomy,tough,good looking. The rear pockets and strap are perfect for wallet , etc withdrawal with no hindrance. Can not imagine any product better constructed. I have tried many but these shorts are far and away the best available. Semper Fi
    ProsRoomy pockets(front and rear), utility strap, contruction and materials used.
    ConsNo double seat
    By Kent R
    Dexter, Ks.
    July 16, 2015
    perfect fit
    Thanks. always great
    By Garvin Malow
    Chandler, az
    October 4, 2014
    Needs bigger pockets for new, bigger, phones
    Bought 4 pairs. These are great, high-quality shorts, but new phones (Galaxy S5 Active, iPhone 6Plus) won't fit in the cargo pockets.
    ProsHigh quality, good fit.
    ConsAs said before, need to increase cargo pocket size for new phones.
    By Kevin
    Union, Kentucky
    June 10, 2014
    Great tough shorts
    They don't shrink and they don't fade if you wash them in cold.
    ProsGreat quality and fit. Heavy duty shorts.
    ConsKinda expensive.
    By M
    East Coast
    April 21, 2014
    The Standard...
    5.11 is "The Standard". You'll pay a premium for them (although, time it right and you'll get a good deal at LA), but these will last you years. Well worth the "investment".
    By John
    March 26, 2014
    Great Pair Of Shorts But.....
    I love these shorts and I own few pair BUT there is one negative. I wish they did not shrink so much length wise (about an inch) but cotton canvas does seems to do that. They need to increase the inseam from 9" to 10-11" Or also make longer version like they do with the 5.11 ProTac lite shorts that can be had with either a 9" or 11" inseam. I may try the longer ProTacs but I'm not sure how much I'm going to like the cotton/poly mix.
    ProsThe feel of the material, Rugged construction.
    ConsNeeds a longer inseam to counter "shrinkage" (the shorts that is).
    By Armando
    August 29, 2013
    5.11 Tactical Shorts review
    Shorts were true to size and color. The fit was very comfortable and I like that the shorts are very durable and will last me many years to come.
    Prosgreat fit, true to size, durable and heavy duty material.
    Consthe strap across and above the right rear pocket has too much slack, it can get caught on an object.
    By Gene
    St. Louis
    August 29, 2013
    Love Them
    These are the only shorts I buy and wear anymore.
    By Mike
    Duck NC
    June 30, 2013
    5.11 Tac Shorts
    I have several pair of these shorts and will keep buying them. The fit is great and they wear like iron. Really comfortable and you can go commando without any issues.
    By Mike
    Southport, NC
    June 16, 2013
    Good shorts
    I really like these shorts. Nice magazine pocket, good fit, comfortable. I would not hesitate to buy another pair. I also like the reinforced area on the pocket for my pocket knife clip. Plenty of pockets for gear.
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