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5.11 Tactical Announces New V.XI Collection of Apparel for Law Enforcement and Military Professionals

Items strategically designed to offer best-in-class performance for top-tier professionals

Costa Mesa, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2023)5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear, and gear, today unveiled a new, highly technical XTU uniform strategically designed to offer best-in-class components and performance for law enforcement and military professionals in the V.XI Collection. 

Constructed with superior fabrics and materials integrated into highly strategic and purpose-built designs, the V.XI Collection will offer multiple pieces of apparel constructed to work together in layering systems for best-in-class performance.

“Reliable gear is mission-critical for law enforcement and military operators. That proves especially true for the elite teams that face extreme conditions and challenges on a daily basis,” said Francisco J. Morales, CEO of 5.11 Tactical. “The V.XI Collection has been meticulously designed so that every fabric, feature and design element will offer the performance, functionality, durability and protection these elite groups of professionals need in the field.”

The initial offering of the V.XI Collection will include a new XTU uniform featuring a long-sleeve rapid shirt and pant.

The XTU Rapid L/S Shirt will offer moisture-wicking and anti-odor performance, a Teflon finish and no-melt/no-drip fabrics for added functionality and protection. Dual pocket sleeves, adjustable cuffs, articulated pits, reinforced elbows and bar-tacking at key stress points will ensure the functionality needed by elite team units. Strategic body-mapping of the fabrics will offer comfortable layering with plate carriers and additional gear. 

The XTU Pant will be feature-packed to maximize performance, function and versatility. It’s constructed with Ortholite® foam support in the strategically offset comfort waistband, a gusseted crotch and seat, large cargo pockets and no-melt/no-drip fabric to make it withstand the rigors of professional use. It also features a patented 3-in-1 kneepad design with a color-matching and removable external knee protection piece, sewn-in padding for a mid-layer and an internal pocket that houses a removable kneepad insert. An internal vertical adjustment and horizontal external adjustment allow users to create a custom and secure fit. A dual-directional zippered fly closure rounds out the versatility and utility of this feature-rich pant.

“V.XI and the XTU uniform is the outcome of years of collaboration between 5.11’s Product team and elite operators,” said 5.11’s Vice President, Global Product, Matt Page. “Releasing this collection after numerous designs, prototypes, and wear testing is an exciting milestone for our team in our pursuit to provide technical, high-performing gear to individuals facing life’s most demanding missions.”

For more information about the new V.XI Collection and its full features, please email To learn more about 5.11 Tactical or to find a 5.11 Tactical store near you, visit

About 5.11, Inc.

With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and technical enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

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5.11, Inc. is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified (NYSE: CODI). 

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