5.11 Tactical Shorts

  • 5 star rating
  • Item #: 73285-019
  • $47.99
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5.11 Tactical Shorts

Law enforcement, military and fire professionals worldwide consistently choose the 5.11 Tactical Shorts for both on and off-duty warm weather wear. The 5.11 Tactical Shorts come in 6 colors, with size ranges to fit virtually everyone. Known for its signature rear slash pockets and strap, the sturdy, seven-pocket 5.11 Tactical Shorts are so comfortable and functional, they have become an industry standard. Made of tough, 8.5-oz. 100% cotton canvas that becomes increasingly more comfortable over time, these shorts stand up to the rigors of daily work, play and travel. Known for superior comfort, functionality and fit, the shorts feature a self-adjusting comfort waistband that helps you bend and stretch with ease. Double and triple-needle construction is utilized throughout, plus 48 bartacks in high-stress areas. For added durability we use a proprietary weave that binds in on itself to prevent raveling. 5.11 uses only genuine, locking-flange YKK zippers and quality Prym snaps, both of which are top-of-the-line in the industry. Additional quality hardware is found in the front, where a convenient D-ring holds your keys, or ID. For best results, pair the 5.11 Tactical Shorts with the 5.11 Tactical Shirt or 5.11 Tactical Polo.

Features of 5.11 Tactical Shorts

  • Identical to the 5.11 Tactical Pant but with 9 inseam
  • 1.5" Belt Loop
  • Durable, comfortable and functional
  • Superior fit
  • Patented rear strap and slash pocket design
  • Double and triple-stitch construction
  • 48 bartacks in high stress areas
  • Self-adjusting comfort waistband
  • Cordura nylon lining in select zones
  • Double thick seat
  • Genuine YKK zippers and Prym snaps
  • Convenient D-ring
  • Tough 8.5-oz. cotton canvas
  • 7 pockets, 6 colors
  • Perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities
  • Imported
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.

Size Neck Chest Arm Length Waist
Extra Small 13 - 13 1/2" 30 - 32" 32 1/4 - 32 1/2" 24 - 26"
Small 14 - 14 1/2" 34 - 36" 33 - 33 1/2" 28 - 30"
Medium 15 - 15 1/2" 38 - 40" 33 3/4" - 34 1/4" 32 - 34"
Large 16 - 16 1/2" 42 - 44" 34 1/2 - 35" 36 - 38"
Extra Large 17 - 17 1/2" 46 - 48" 35 1/4 - 35 3/4" 40 - 42"
2 X-Large 18 - 18 1/2" 50 - 52" 36 - 36 1/2" 44 - 46"
3 X-Large 19 - 19 1/2" 54 - 56" 36 3/4 - 37 1/4" 48 - 50"
4 X-Large 20 - 20 1/2" 58 - 60" 37 1/2 - 38" 52 - 54"
5 X-Large 21 - 21 1/2" 62 - 64" 38 1/4 - 38 3/4" 56 - 58"
6 X-Large 22 - 22 1/2" 66 - 68" 39 - 39 1/2" 60 - 62"

Short = 5'3 - 5'7 1/2", Regular = 5'8 - 6' 1/2", Tall = 6'1 - 6'3", Tall sizes have 2" added to body and sleeve length. *Arm length refers to your actual arm length, not the garment's sleeve length.

Sizing Instructions: Using measuring tape, measure your body (not over clothing). If you fall between sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. For sleeve length, measure from the center of the top of your back to your wrist.

Men: Utilize your chest, arm length and neck measurements to determine the proper size for tops, outerwear or jumpsuits; utilize your waist measurement (where you wear your pants) for bottoms.

Fit Spectrum

Compression: A tight, compressive fit.

Fitted: A body skimming fit. Not compressive.

Regular: A comfortable, professional fit. Neither slim nor oversized.

Classic: A full, generous fit allowing superior range of motion.

Styles Availability Price/Each
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 28
SKU: 5-73285-019-28
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 30
SKU: 5-73285-019-30
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 32
SKU: 5-73285-019-32
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 34
SKU: 5-73285-019-34
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 36
SKU: 5-73285-019-36
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 38
SKU: 5-73285-019-38
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 40
SKU: 5-73285-019-40
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 42
SKU: 5-73285-019-42
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 44
SKU: 5-73285-019-44
In Stock $47.99
Styles Availability Price/Each
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 28
SKU: 5-73285-055-28
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 30
SKU: 5-73285-055-30
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 32
SKU: 5-73285-055-32
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 34
SKU: 5-73285-055-34
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 36
SKU: 5-73285-055-36
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 38
SKU: 5-73285-055-38
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 40
SKU: 5-73285-055-40
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 42
SKU: 5-73285-055-42
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 44
SKU: 5-73285-055-44
In Stock $47.99
Styles Availability Price/Each
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 28
SKU: 5-73285-182-28
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 30
SKU: 5-73285-182-30
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 32
SKU: 5-73285-182-32
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 34
SKU: 5-73285-182-34
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 36
SKU: 5-73285-182-36
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 38
SKU: 5-73285-182-38
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 40
SKU: 5-73285-182-40
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 42
SKU: 5-73285-182-42
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 44
SKU: 5-73285-182-44
In Stock $47.99
Styles Availability Price/Each
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 28
SKU: 5-73285-720-28
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 30
SKU: 5-73285-720-30
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 32
SKU: 5-73285-720-32
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 34
SKU: 5-73285-720-34
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 36
SKU: 5-73285-720-36
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 38
SKU: 5-73285-720-38
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 40
SKU: 5-73285-720-40
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 42
SKU: 5-73285-720-42
In Stock $47.99
5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 44
SKU: 5-73285-720-44
In Stock $47.99
  • Description
    5.11

    5.11 Tactical Shorts

    Law enforcement, military and fire professionals worldwide consistently choose the 5.11 Tactical Shorts for both on and off-duty warm weather wear. The 5.11 Tactical Shorts come in 6 colors, with size ranges to fit virtually everyone. Known for its signature rear slash pockets and strap, the sturdy, seven-pocket 5.11 Tactical Shorts are so comfortable and functional, they have become an industry standard. Made of tough, 8.5-oz. 100% cotton canvas that becomes increasingly more comfortable over time, these shorts stand up to the rigors of daily work, play and travel. Known for superior comfort, functionality and fit, the shorts feature a self-adjusting comfort waistband that helps you bend and stretch with ease. Double and triple-needle construction is utilized throughout, plus 48 bartacks in high-stress areas. For added durability we use a proprietary weave that binds in on itself to prevent raveling. 5.11 uses only genuine, locking-flange YKK zippers and quality Prym snaps, both of which are top-of-the-line in the industry. Additional quality hardware is found in the front, where a convenient D-ring holds your keys, or ID. For best results, pair the 5.11 Tactical Shorts with the 5.11 Tactical Shirt or 5.11 Tactical Polo.

    Features of 5.11 Tactical Shorts

    • Identical to the 5.11 Tactical Pant but with 9 inseam
    • 1.5" Belt Loop
    • Durable, comfortable and functional
    • Superior fit
    • Patented rear strap and slash pocket design
    • Double and triple-stitch construction
    • 48 bartacks in high stress areas
    • Self-adjusting comfort waistband
    • Cordura nylon lining in select zones
    • Double thick seat
    • Genuine YKK zippers and Prym snaps
    • Convenient D-ring
    • Tough 8.5-oz. cotton canvas
    • 7 pockets, 6 colors
    • Perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities
    • Imported
    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.

  • Size Chart
    Size Neck Chest Arm Length Waist
    Extra Small 13 - 13 1/2" 30 - 32" 32 1/4 - 32 1/2" 24 - 26"
    Small 14 - 14 1/2" 34 - 36" 33 - 33 1/2" 28 - 30"
    Medium 15 - 15 1/2" 38 - 40" 33 3/4" - 34 1/4" 32 - 34"
    Large 16 - 16 1/2" 42 - 44" 34 1/2 - 35" 36 - 38"
    Extra Large 17 - 17 1/2" 46 - 48" 35 1/4 - 35 3/4" 40 - 42"
    2 X-Large 18 - 18 1/2" 50 - 52" 36 - 36 1/2" 44 - 46"
    3 X-Large 19 - 19 1/2" 54 - 56" 36 3/4 - 37 1/4" 48 - 50"
    4 X-Large 20 - 20 1/2" 58 - 60" 37 1/2 - 38" 52 - 54"
    5 X-Large 21 - 21 1/2" 62 - 64" 38 1/4 - 38 3/4" 56 - 58"
    6 X-Large 22 - 22 1/2" 66 - 68" 39 - 39 1/2" 60 - 62"

    Short = 5'3 - 5'7 1/2", Regular = 5'8 - 6' 1/2", Tall = 6'1 - 6'3", Tall sizes have 2" added to body and sleeve length. *Arm length refers to your actual arm length, not the garment's sleeve length.

    Sizing Instructions: Using measuring tape, measure your body (not over clothing). If you fall between sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. For sleeve length, measure from the center of the top of your back to your wrist.

    Men: Utilize your chest, arm length and neck measurements to determine the proper size for tops, outerwear or jumpsuits; utilize your waist measurement (where you wear your pants) for bottoms.

    Fit Spectrum

    Compression: A tight, compressive fit.

    Fitted: A body skimming fit. Not compressive.

    Regular: A comfortable, professional fit. Neither slim nor oversized.

    Classic: A full, generous fit allowing superior range of motion.

Customer Reviews

    • 4 star rating
    • Ok, but not what they used to be
      Reviewer: Paul

      11/23/2015
      I got a good price on the 5.11 tactical shorts, but the material density has gone down over the years. As far as Tactical Gear, there was no issues, great price and fast shipping!

    • 5 star rating
    • LIKE DESIGN AND QUALITY
      Reviewer: Tmort

      9/30/2015
      This order was for 2 more pair of these heavy duty shorts. Like all of the pockets and the probable durability of the thick material they are made of. Bonus was that they were about $7 per pair less expensive in this site than in retail stores.

    • 5 star rating
    • Cotton Canvas
      Reviewer: Bob

      8/11/2015
      Love the fit and the quality, just am not a big fan of the rear pockets! Overall, the canvas cotton should wear well.

    • 5 star rating
    • The very best
      Reviewer: Jim

      8/5/2015
      When I retired here in Texas I discarded all my suits, long trousers and ties. Their having proved their worth above all others, I now wear only 5.11 Tactical Shorts.

    • 5 star rating
    • 511 tactical shorts
      Reviewer: Robert

      5/21/2015
      As described - good fit

    • 5 star rating
    • Great Gear
      Reviewer: Bob

      5/19/2015
      Great gear, well made; but over priced

    • 5 star rating
    • Recent purchase
      Reviewer: David

      6/17/2014
      Excellent quality and workmanship

    • 5 star rating
    • great now you offer a discount
      Reviewer: george

      5/27/2014
      Had a pair before & have been looking to find another.

    • 5 star rating
    • Great Shorts
      Reviewer: Ian

      8/5/2013
      These are exactly as described, very good. Nothing better in my opinion.

    • 5 star rating
    • Best Shorts I've found yet!
      Reviewer: Iceman

      6/12/2012
      I've searched and owned many a pair of shorts, and the best I've found to carry concealed with are Carhart- until I bought my first pair of 5.11 Tac Shorts. The strap on the backside above the pocket helps retain a concealed carry Serpa, keeping it tucked in closer to your body. I went from "barely noticeable" to "total concealment" with these shorts.

    • 5 star rating
    • 5.11 Tactical Shorts
      Reviewer: Jim

      6/4/2012
      I am a retired LEO living in Texas. Have a CHL license. I wear shorts and T-shirt almost every day. Inside waistband holster for M1911 is very comfortable, but I do order a waist 2 in. longer for that reason. The elastic in the waist is ideal for my purposes. Top Notch! They beat the competition soundly.

    • 4 star rating
    • Very good, but can be improved
      Reviewer: dac

      6/1/2012
      I own four pair of these shorts and love them. But, as other people as commented, they seem to fit 'snugger' than the regular 5.11 tactical pants when ordering the same size. And, the last two I ordered had the waist button stitching give way after just wearing them once. I also had the button issue on the newest pair 5.11 pants I ordered too. A little Q.I. on these. Adding a couple of inches to the length would bring them 'into style' so-to-speak...

    • 5 star rating
    • 5.11 does it again
      Reviewer: OC Grandpa

      5/6/2012
      I intend to use these shorts during my vacation travels. I have a CCW and need a tough pair of shorts that will hold a stiff belt and Galco CC rig...I bought black and tan. I am stylin!

    • 2 star rating
    • Excellent Quality, but...
      Reviewer: Active Shooter Jay

      4/30/2012
      I bought the shorts because I so very much liked the pants. The shorts, however, are cut a tad smaller in both the waist and seat. I was surprised by the difference in fit, as the shorts were advertised as being identical to the pants, but with a 9-inch inseam. Also, the 9-inch inseam is WAY to short. I would recommend that you add at least 1.5 inches to enhance the style, and functionality of this item.

    • 5 star rating
    • So good, I spend my own money on them
      Reviewer: R184

      4/8/2012
      Started wearing the shorts, shirts & pants over 15 years ago (Yes that's pre 9/11). My team liked 5.11 so well, we had them adopted as the offical uniform of the team. When I retired, I continued and will continue to wear 5.11 shorts, polos and pants. They fit well, are comfortable (This is really important to a retired guy) and just look good.

    • 5 star rating
    • Better shorts than shortless
      Reviewer: JJ

      2/1/2012
      Love the shorts, although I bought them just in time for winter to set in. I'll have to get back to you on the long-wear properties.