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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2008
I was introduced to these shirts about three years ago by a friend. His rave comments got me to buy one at $55, and I've never regretted it. That original one finally wore out, but since then I've purchased five more and each has been as good or better than the first. The vented back provides great cooling in summer, especially if life and the boss like to make you wear long sleeves. On off time I wear the denims, which thus far have proven the most durable of the bunch.

With this shirt I can carry cellphone, iPod, pager and wallet of papers without appearing bulky or stabbing my wife and kids when giving or getting hug. With shopping around, you can now get these at much better prices than I initially paid (eg, here at Amazon), and can often come up with some of the rarer sizes like LT (my favorite for long sleeve) and XLT. Be aware they cut the waist and gut pretty generous, so if you're at all in shape the 'tall' versions may be what you want. For the record, I'm 6'0"/200 lbs, and the LT long sleeve is perfect for me.

Since being introduced to these, I've turned on about a half-dozen equally sturdy guys onto them. When we get together, we look like a platoon or a bowling team, but hey - we're all comfortable. And well-stocked. Recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.11 shirts are by far the most superior product on the market for the tactical professional. Plenty of cargo space and unique touches make these shirts a must have. They stand up to rugged terrain and hostile situations. You will not find a more durable line of clothing. HIGHLY Recommended!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2013
This shirt is great! I absolutely love this shirt. Besides fitting me perfectly and comfortably (in available extended sizes), I have it in an ideal earth-tone colour too that just blends in. The shirt has a crisp appearance even with minimal maintenance (mostly wash and hang), and an outstanding durability which at least equals military issue uniforms. The thick ripstop fabric similar to ACUs or the old BDUs wears like iron and can even serve as a outerwear coat in some climates. It's a notch or two above a normal civilian shirt.

The shirt has two pleated chest pockets with flaps (one with a pass through for pens), 2 "hidden" map/document pockets also big enough for a small holdout (secured by Velcro), and an additional 2 pen/penlight slot pocket on the left upper sleeve. The long-sleeves with adjustable button cuffs can be rolled up and secured with a buttoning loop. The collar has hidden button down stays. The back has a hidden mesh panel and ventilation flaps. The fine detailing on this high quality shirt is impressive, like double stitched seams, matching colour buttons, button spares, hang up loop, reinforcements, and even optional sew-on epaulets and badge tab are provided (so it literally can be used as uniform wear).

Because this shirt has a clean classic line and neat appearance it is very versatile. I use it for comfortable travel wear(with a vest), casual dress (with tie, slacks and jacket), tactical/outdoor wear (with body armour and operator pants), and cold weather use (as a mid layer). The cotton and back vent just feels comfortable. Long-sleeve shirts are more protective (from the elements, solar radiation, fire, dust/grit, insects, even abrasions and cuts) and remember, a long-sleeve can roll up and become a short-sleeve shirt, but not vice versa. It's the best shirt I own, and I've already organized my EDC gear around this shirt. It's many pockets let me discreetly carry a surprising amount of flat objects, notebook, smart phone, sunglasses, and even "hide" things that a casual inspection will not detect (maps, passport, non-metallic tools). The flaps and Velcro closures on the pockets keep your gear in, most dirt and detritus out, and discourages pick-pockets.

I have no real complaints about it, not even the price. It is a good value for what it is designed for, rugged duty by professionals. Maybe the fabric is a bit heavy, but I figure it is versatile, durable, easy care shirt that will last a long time. I always recommend clothing in layers, but despite it's cooling features (like vents and roll-up sleeves) it tends to be a warm shirt, like if you're in a hot environment (day desert). Would I buy this shirt again? absolutely without hesitation. Once you see and feel this shirt, you'll recognize instantly how this shirt exceeds anything that you can pick up at the mall.
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2012
I used to love 5.11 shirts...

PRO:

the pockets are great...

CONS:

heinously expensive

and THEY DON'T FIT!!! The brand caters to law enforcement and their shirts are cut for barrel-chested types wearing body armor. I used to be able to cope with the weird cut by getting the more expensive "medium-tall" versions of the shirts, but those are now discontinued. Now the sleeves on medium shirts are too short and the sleeves on large shirts fit me, but the body of the shirt either requires me to become fat or wear body armor underneath...maybe both.

MY SHIRT-SHOPPING JOURNEY:

personally, I like big velcro-closure pockets so I don't have to mess around with buttons and the pocket contents don't spill when I bend over... I discovered this when I bought a few cotton long sleeve shirts from REI, and I was terribly disappointed when I wore them out completely and found that REI no longer bothered with cotton shirts...all synthetic stuff, that keeps you cool or dries out quickly if you're drenched while hiking in a rainstorm. Besides missing the comfort of cotton, I found that Velcro and lighter polyester blends like coolmax aren't such a good match: as the velcro starts to wear out, the hooks come undone in the laundry and start hooking and pulling at the shirt fabric, so go with heavier fabric blends and/or pay careful attention to the design in case you need to replace the worn-out velcro. It's a pity that replacing velcro isn't as simple as sewing a button back on. Also, brands like Columbia and other safari-style clothing makers tend to make a fetish of many little pockets (like for your compass) rather than big versatile pockets that can hold cellphones and wallets or passports comfortably...

MY BRIEF LOVE for 5.11: I have a few short sleeve 5.11s that I like... And I have one 5.11 long sleeve shirt that I haven't worn out yet, but now 5.11 is mostly dead to me because of sizing and price... (beware the gorilla-wearing-body-armor cut of the 5.11s)

RECOMMENDATION:

THE VERY BEST not-too-expensive, well-fitting, comfortable, durable, dirty-work-friendly, and velcro-pocketed long sleeve shirts that I've found are the FOM (freedom of movement) shirts from Duluth Trading Company. If you can recommend any others that meet these criteria, please comment on my review.

UPDATE:

i haven't tried them yet, but other options with similar pockets (but i haven't yet tested their fit) seem to be "Woolrich Men's Elite Lightweight Operator Tactical Long Sleeve Shirt" and "Blackhawk Men's Long Sleeve Lightweight Tactical Shirt".... more expensive than the duluth shirts, but they're on my shopping list now...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2014
I ordered 3 of these 5.11 LS shirts at the same time. I typically wear a "large" in almost every shirt that I own, but read the reviews concerning the sizing of these shirts. I ordered a size medium, and it fits perfectly! These shirts may be a bit spendy, but the quality is off the chart. They are absolutely beautiful shirts with a color-rich look. They aren't flimsy either. When you pick one up, the weight and feel of this shirt will impress you before you ever try it on. I don't own anything that 5.11 makes that I'm unhappy with. I trust this brand to the max. Remember, remember, remember the sizing warning, and you'll be good to go!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2013
Unfortunately, I didn't read the rest of the reviews on this prior to purchasing. I have been wearing a Large size in shirts for pretty much ever. A Large in the 5.11 is gigantic. I felt like I was swimming in a bed sheet. Very nice shirt, but the sizing is terrible. I tried on a Medium in store and it was perfect. I'll be ordering a Medium to try out. Returning the Large.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2015
I was looking for button shirts because I was getting tired of wearing 5.11 polos all the time and these are perfect. After trying the poly/cotton blend version of this shirt I much prefer these cotton ones as they feel better against my skin. Compared to other button shirts these are just plain superior.

Pros:
-Canvas design means better durability if the shirt is punctured.
-All cotton feels better than blend version in my opinion.
-Features like sleeve clip holder, punch-out cargo pockets, air ventilation vent, and hidden document pockets make this a very practical utility shirt.

Cons:
-Price: These are expensive and there's no denying that. However, you get what you pay for and these are incredibly well made. Moreover, if you consider how many times you'll be wearing this shirt, it's a prudent investment.
-There's a 5.11 logo stitched near the button front section of the shirt. I wish 5.11 would have included an option to remove that easily.

Conclusion:
I needed a shirt that is both tactical and low-profile -- this is it. If your searching for a button shirt that is best-in-class, I would highly recommend these 5.11 cotton utility shirt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2013
My purchase from Elite Hero via Amazon was as easy as could be, and delivery followed promptly. Top notch service!

This is one of several 5.11 shirts that I've purchased ever since discovering their utility in hot climates some years ago. The pockets can hold a wallet, passport, large phone, keys, and more--everything is in reach, even when I'm seated in a car. Ventilation is excellent, particularly in the back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2013
Maybe its me because I'm a little portly, but this shirt fit great and felt wonderful. I had been looking for outdoor shirts for my African safari trip, and had tried on Columbia and Northface shirts, but this one, though a bit heavier, felt much more substantial and comfortable. Even though this shirt and the 5.11.Tactical pants were designed originally for law enforcement and security personnel, it really did the job on my trip. The stay up collar looks much sharper than the floppy ones on other brands as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2015
Can't say enough good about this shirt. Well designed and pockets large, order 1 size smaller as they are made to fit over kevlar vests. Ordered 2x for me, it's large but I like baggy. Ordered a Medium for my firefighter son who usually orders large, it fits perfect for him, and he is a tall size.
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