5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans

  • 5.0 star rating (34)
  • Item #: 74465-649
  • $69.99
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5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans

After a decade of research and development, 5.11 releases the Slim Defender-Flex Jeans. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. An innovative cotton/polyester LycraT400 Tough Max mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. With the Slim Defender-Flex Jeans from 5.11, you will not have to sacrifice style for functionality.

Features of 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans

  • 10 oz. 76% Cotton / 24% Polyester (T400-tough max)
  • Mechanical stretch denim for better stretch and recovery
  • Dark wash indigo with whiskering on front and sanding on thighs
  • Raw indigo with rinse wash for hand feel
  • Modern slim fit
  • Jean pocket styling
  • 7 pockets including mag pockets

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.

  • Description
    5.11

    5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans

    After a decade of research and development, 5.11 releases the Slim Defender-Flex Jeans. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. An innovative cotton/polyester LycraT400 Tough Max mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. With the Slim Defender-Flex Jeans from 5.11, you will not have to sacrifice style for functionality.

    Features of 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans

    • 10 oz. 76% Cotton / 24% Polyester (T400-tough max)
    • Mechanical stretch denim for better stretch and recovery
    • Dark wash indigo with whiskering on front and sanding on thighs
    • Raw indigo with rinse wash for hand feel
    • Modern slim fit
    • Jean pocket styling
    • 7 pockets including mag pockets

  • 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.

Product Videos

  • Introducing The Defender-Flex
  • 5.11 Flex Defender Pant at SHOT Show 2017

Customer Reviews

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Great Jeans but they have issues
      Reviewer: Travis

      2/8/2019

      This site ships fast and I’ll definitely order again but I got the dark wash color and they are still bleeding dye even after multiple washes. Pretty disappointed in the fact that my hands turn blue if I’m reaching in and out of my pockets but it’s not site's fault.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Did not fit
      Reviewer: James McFadden

      1/22/2019

      The waist was close to 2" wider than ordered

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      We're sorry your jeans were the wrong size! We encourage you to contact our Customer Relations team. They'll be sure to address the issue and see what we can do for you!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great jeans with good fit and great pockets.
      Reviewer: Ralph Duncan

      12/10/2018

      Just like I started the fit is great and if you are carrying a weapon the pockets are where you need them.

    • 2.0 star rating
    • fit inconsistent
      Reviewer: guy

      11/30/2018

      Really wanted to like these. Bought these and the flex pant. Both were sized completely different. Jeans were very baggy in waist and crotch and looked sloppy. Pant was very tight with almost no discernible stretch. Bummed I have to pay for return on this because of manufacturing inconsistencies. I also didnt receive my free hat. My advice is to try them on a brick and mortar store so you dont lose money on return. Otherwise great idea and quality did seem good, just not quality control.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      While different styles have different fits, if you feel this isn't the case, don't hesitate to contact our Customer Realizations team. We'd be happy to see how we could make this right for you and help you find a better fit!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Jeans
      Reviewer: John Conley

      11/12/2018

      Size right on the money. Good quality. Good value for the price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Pants !!
      Reviewer: Jerry

      11/12/2018

      the best pants you have bought

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great pair of jeans
      Reviewer: Gerry Hernandez

      9/19/2018

      Great price and worth the purchase

    • 2.0 star rating
    • Not cut like any "jeans' I ever owned.
      Reviewer: wjp36

      6/18/2018

      Typically everything I buy from TG in a 34' waist, fits me like a glove; however, the Defender -Flex jeans looked baggy and not all all trim in the areas one expects jeans to fit. Loose-cut jeans have more form than these did, especially since they are made with stretch fabric. Probably could order down a size or more, but I did not want to play that game, given the non-jean like fit. Also, the fabric does not have a true denim appearance, if that is an important criteria. Interesting idea, but form did not meet function. Went back.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Sorry you're not satisfied with your jeans! Our Customer relations department would be more than happy to recommend a pair to better suit your needs!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Finally, a non-baggy jean w/ tactical features
      Reviewer: Michael E

      6/17/2018

      While I love 5.11 pants, they're too baggy. These jeans aren't as tactical (cannot carry lots of gear) but they have 7 pockets. The 2 additional back pockets will handle most pistol magazines (you might be able to force an AR mag but it's not ideal). Additionally, the watch pocket is deep enough to hold a mag or knife. Beyond this, they are very comfortable, strong and well placed belt loops, and lighter than typical jeans. I have purchased 4 pairs and love them. The only con is the "indigo" color bleeds. You'll have to wash them many times (hot water) before your hands don't turn blue when wearing them. :-) I'm 6'3", 188lbs, 33 or 34 W x 34 L. They do not "ride up". I purchased both 33 & 34 waist to accommodate IWB on occasion.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great tactical jeans without the tactical look
      Reviewer: Gary Flinchbaugh

      6/12/2018

      I bought the indigo jeans and one of every color of pant. True to size. Fit and feel great. I really like the fact that the material is mainly cotton — not nylon. I was looking for a causal dress jean that was set up for concealed carry without screaming, tactical! Fully satisfied.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I Love the Jeans
      Reviewer: Eric Coffey

      6/6/2018

      The Jeans are the most amazing comfortable Jeans I’ve ever pulled upon my self awesome 511

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Jeans
      Reviewer: JB

      6/4/2018

      Very Comfortable and fit well.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Outstanding.
      Reviewer: Nathan Flamm

      5/24/2018

      These are quickly becoming the only jeans I want to wear. Durable yet super comfy. Great for concealed carry.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product
      Reviewer: William Phares

      5/3/2018

      Best pair of Jean's I've ever owned

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best Jeans Ever!
      Reviewer: Joel

      4/27/2018

      Fit perfectly and as described. Pockets are perfect for EDC items. The material is comfortable, durable and wearable all day.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Good jeans
      Reviewer: lance medeiros

      4/21/2018

      Outstanding jeans thank you. I really like the fit and purpose of these jeans.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Decent jeans, bit pricey though.
      Reviewer: Jim Hahn

      4/14/2018

      Decent jeans, love the pockets and the flex denim. The denim is really thin, like women's jeans, not like Levi's or Carhartt's. The reviews said the slim and strait leg were very similar. I disagree, the slim are more like a skinny jean that the kids wear. The dye really bleeds alot, so wash them several times if you don't want blue legs or seat covers in your car. I would probably buy them again (strait leg) although i think they are a bit pricey.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Fit is great but who’s idea were tiny pockets?
      Reviewer: Erv Felker

      4/6/2018

      Pretty much like the flex pants. A bit longer even though they are the same size. I’ve encountered this on more than one 5.11 product though. Better QC in your Chinese factory... and whose idea was it to put girls pockets on these jeans. What are they? 4” deep haha. You may as well have seen them shut! Good luck!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great fit
      Reviewer: Robert D

      3/4/2018

      I'm a 36 32 fit perfect, pants have great stretch and flex . perfect for concealed carry will be buying more.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • 33x32
      Reviewer: Tonny W

      3/3/2018

      The 5.11 defender flex slim jeans are awesome. They are extremely comfortable and fit great.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product
      Reviewer: Cecil Fetherston

      2/28/2018

      These jeans are some of the most comfortable jeans I have worn. I just hope they hold up.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I almost wear it daily
      Reviewer: Ian Mak

      2/19/2018

      This jean is one of my best jeans I ever had.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great
      Reviewer: David

      1/23/2018

      Best fitting and most comfortable jeans I’ve ever had. I liked them so much, I bought a second pair!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great fit
      Reviewer: David

      1/15/2018

      I put these on and wow...what a great fit. They felt so good, I ordered a second pair.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great fit.
      Reviewer: David

      1/7/2018

      These are the most comfortable jeans I've ever owned. I just ordered a second pair.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • I love this product
      Reviewer: Joey. Weaver

      1/4/2018

      Far as I’m concerned are the best jeans ever made there really really really comfortable they stretch and give easy but yet holding there we know they hold the place really good the best jeans you could ever wire for concealed carry and then you know I don’t know what else to say but they’re they’re really really good genes

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Great jean
      Reviewer: Scott Tucker gra

      1/2/2018

      Great pant for moving around!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best fitting pants
      Reviewer: Micah Dean

      1/2/2018

      I like them so much I now have 5 pair. Look great, fit great, great price.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Phenomenal Fit
      Reviewer: Joseph Cerula

      11/30/2017

      By far, the best pair of jeans and pants I've ever owned. I now own 2 pairs of jeans and pants, both slim because the straight was a little wide for my liking but I cannot complain. They have incredible stretch and breathability for being active whatever the duty calls for. The quality is superior to any other brands I have ever bought. So many pockets making it easier to store my knife or off duty gear. Well worth the price for the comfort and quality! 10/10 Recommend this!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • My favorite pants.
      Reviewer: Blake B.

      11/3/2017

      Love these pants. Have two pairs now. They fit great and are very comfortable. Great workmanship with no spotty sewing or thin spots in the material. They stretch some which is very nice for me chasing my kids and playing around. Can wear these pants anywhere and use them for many things. The extra pockets are great for a phone or an extra mag or even a front pocket wallet. There is no printing. Would recommend these to everyone.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Almost...
      Reviewer: Nathan Folmar

      10/30/2017

      Bought these as an all-purpose jean for weekend adventure, training without needing to be kitted out and general wear. First, the quality is great. They feel durable but they move well. Getting a 36” inseam is also awesome as a taller guy with a lean build (6’4” 185 lbs) and limited options. But the slim part is where they miss, as do many other clothing companies who do “slim.” They are super loose in the seat/upper legs and even after a wash don't have a great fit. That’s fine for a regular pant but disappointing for something sold as a slim pant. Hoping they refine these a bit to make a jean closer to the VertX Delta pant.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • very nice
      Reviewer: MJD

      9/21/2017

      Great look and fit great...love the extra pockets and that there's room for IWB appendix carry......very happy

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Excellent
      Reviewer: Ryan

      8/27/2017

      Great jeans, slim fit but very comfortable and easy to move in

    • 4.0 star rating
    • My current favorite pant
      Reviewer: Mark N

      7/31/2017

      After stopping by my local 5.11 store and purchasing a set of indigo mislabled slims (what i now know to be straight cut). I decided to take take the risk and purchase another set from TG which ive been ordering from from for a few years now. I was right these came alot slimmer. than the set from in store. Would be 5 star but one thing not mentioned in any reviews that i saw is that on the product there is a warning label. The defender flex line has a 'enzyme' wash that may cause the coloring to rub of on other surfaces and intended for the pant to fade over time. Besides this the front pockets are more shallow when compared to the Condor Cipher. Hopefully this helps you the customer make a more informed purchase than i did.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      I'm sorry to hear you weren't happy with your purchase, Mark. We do carry both slim and straight cut 5.11 pants, but if you need help with a return, or with some recommendations on other products, please reach out to our customer relations team. We're here to help!