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Blackhawk VS. 5.11
on July 23, 2013
Well, since Blackhawk and 5.11 are very similar in this product and since I've tried both, I though of making a quick comparison between them.
1- Overall looks: they are very similar to each other and it would be really difficult to tell them apart except that Blackhawk looks a little bit sharper because of it's rigid fabric.
2- Fabric: While both use great fabric, 5.11 tend to be lighter and softer, while Blackhawk is a little bit heavier and tougher.
3- Size and Fit: they both run big, however, 5.11 runs a little bit bigger than the Blackhawk but not that much of a difference. (Blackhawk has a slimmer fit)
4- Colors: Both have the same exact colors.
5- Durability: Will update this after wearing them for some time.
1- I've tried XL in Blackhawk which is usually my size and it was just too too big. After trying Large, it fit me perfectly but to my surprise the sleeves are just too tight to fit my wrest! I'm a regular person but for some reason the sleeve is almost impossible to roll up so be careful of that. 5.11 doesn't have this problem because the sleeves are loose enough.
2- Blackhawk offers an extra hidden pocket which 5.11 shirt lacks.