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5.11 Tactical Shorts

Item Number: 73285-019

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  • 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.


    • 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.

Reviews: 5.11 Tactical Shorts

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 14 customers

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  • Cotton Canvas

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/11/2015
    Reviewer: | Wilmington, DE
  • 5 out of 5 Love the fit and the quality, just am not a big fan of the rear pockets! Overall, the canvas cotton should wear well.

  • The very best

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  • Date: 8/5/2015
    Reviewer: | College Station, TX
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • 511 tactical shorts

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  • Date: 5/21/2015
    Reviewer: | Orange
  • 5 out of 5 As described - good fit

  • Great Gear

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  • Date: 5/19/2015
    Reviewer: | Wilmington
  • 5 out of 5 Great gear, well made; but over priced

  • Recent purchase

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  • Date: 6/17/2014
    Reviewer: | Gainesvell GA
  • 5 out of 5 Excellent quality and workmanship

  • great now you offer a discount

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  • Date: 5/27/2014
    Reviewer: | bulverde
  • 5 out of 5 Had a pair before & have been looking to find another.

  • Great Shorts

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  • Date: 8/5/2013
    Reviewer: | Indianapolis
  • 5 out of 5 These are exactly as described, very good. Nothing better in my opinion.

  • Best Shorts I've found yet!

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  • Date: 6/12/2012
    Reviewer: | Billings, MT
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • 5.11 Tactical Shorts

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/4/2012
    Reviewer: | College Station, TX
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Very good, but can be improved

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/1/2012
    Reviewer: | St. Paul, MN
  • 4 out of 5 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...

  • 5.11 does it again

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  • Date: 5/6/2012
    Reviewer: | Orange County, CA
  • 5 out of 5 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!

  • Excellent Quality, but...

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/30/2012
    Reviewer: | Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2 out of 5 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.

  • So good, I spend my own money on them

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  • Date: 4/8/2012
    Reviewer: | Corona, CA
  • 5 out of 5 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.

  • Better shorts than shortless

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  • Date: 2/1/2012
    Reviewer: | Chicago, IL
  • 5 out of 5 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.

5.11 Tactical Shorts Black

Available Colors

  • 5.11 Tactical Shorts Black
  • 5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki
  • 5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green
  • 5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy

About 5.11 Tactical

5.11 collage It all began with the pants. Taking its name after its flagship product, 5.11 manufactures some of the most well-known tactical pants and clothing in the world. The original 5.11 Pant was initially developed as a rock climbing trouser, but police officers became fond of the spacious, functional pants. For the last 30 years, personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have worn these pants. Founded on the principles of durability and quality, 5.11 expanded its scope and soon began manufacturing other articles of tactical clothing, footwear, eyewear, duty knives, tactical gear, holsters and much more.
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5.11 Tactical Shorts Black Black, 28
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Black, 30
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Black, 32
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Black, 34
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Black, 36
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Black, 38
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Black, 40
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Black, 42
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Black, 44
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5.11 Tactical Shorts Khaki Khaki, 28
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Khaki, 30
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Khaki, 32
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Khaki, 34
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Khaki, 36
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Khaki, 38
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Khaki, 40
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Khaki, 42
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Khaki, 44
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5.11 Tactical Shorts OD Green OD Green, 28
SKU: 5-73285-182-28
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OD Green, 30
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OD Green, 32
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OD Green, 34
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OD Green, 36
SKU: 5-73285-182-36
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OD Green, 38
SKU: 5-73285-182-38
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OD Green, 40
SKU: 5-73285-182-40
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OD Green, 42
SKU: 5-73285-182-42
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OD Green, 44
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5.11 Tactical Shorts Fire Navy Fire Navy, 28
SKU: 5-73285-720-28
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Fire Navy, 30
SKU: 5-73285-720-30
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Fire Navy, 32
SKU: 5-73285-720-32
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Fire Navy, 34
SKU: 5-73285-720-34
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Fire Navy, 36
SKU: 5-73285-720-36
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Fire Navy, 38
SKU: 5-73285-720-38
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Fire Navy, 40
SKU: 5-73285-720-40
In Stock $47.99
Fire Navy, 42
SKU: 5-73285-720-42
In Stock $47.99
Fire Navy, 44
SKU: 5-73285-720-44
In Stock $47.99