5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants

  • 5.0 star rating (18)
  • Item #: 74464-117
  • $69.99
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5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants

The 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants deliver all the tactical functionality and durability that you expect from 5.11 in a casual style that blends into everyday life. These pants feature stretch and recovery technology woven into the comfortable twill fabric so you have a full range of motion. Two inch belt loops can accommodate a duty belt, and the smaller front pocket, usually reserved for coins and other small items, is surprisingly spacious and can fit a multitool or knife. These pants also feature two hidden mag pockets on the hips in addition to the traditional back pockets. With the Slim Defender-Flex Pants from 5.11, you will not have to sacrifice style for functionality.

Features of 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants

  • 8.8 oz. Calvary twill
  • 66% cotton / 31% polyester / 3% elastane
  • Soft fade finish and enzyme wash
  • Stretch recovery technology for full range of motion
  • 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 Pants

    The 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants deliver all the tactical functionality and durability that you expect from 5.11 in a casual style that blends into everyday life. These pants feature stretch and recovery technology woven into the comfortable twill fabric so you have a full range of motion. Two inch belt loops can accommodate a duty belt, and the smaller front pocket, usually reserved for coins and other small items, is surprisingly spacious and can fit a multitool or knife. These pants also feature two hidden mag pockets on the hips in addition to the traditional back pockets. With the Slim Defender-Flex Pants from 5.11, you will not have to sacrifice style for functionality.

    Features of 5.11 Slim Defender-Flex Pants

    • 8.8 oz. Calvary twill
    • 66% cotton / 31% polyester / 3% elastane
    • Soft fade finish and enzyme wash
    • Stretch recovery technology for full range of motion
    • 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.

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Customer Reviews

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Like velvet
      Reviewer: Joe

      11/13/2018

      I love these pants.... Theses pants love me.... As I move down the street all the people that I pass... I here them say the words... Hey man nice ass...

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Like fine Corinthian leather
      Reviewer: Ranger Joe

      11/8/2018

      I have owned 12 payers. They are awesome.... Tougher than hands of a Ukrainian masseuse. Better looking than Salma Hayek in a bikini...ok , not really...but good looking. Highly recommended!

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great for everyday casual wear and hiking
      Reviewer: Chris MacDonald

      11/5/2018

      Stitching and fabric are good quality. Fabric is tightly woven, which is nice on cold windy days. Waist band is stretchy, even so, I would recommend ordering your actual size and not one inch down (like I did). Like most mass produced clothing, there seem to be slight differences in the fit between pairs. The Burnt color ones I got are snugger than the Volcanic color ones, I got before. That said, these are great, and I will order more in the future.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome pants
      Reviewer: Natalie Maes

      9/2/2018

      I got these for my husband and he loves them!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Conceal carry pants
      Reviewer: Hiram Aleman

      8/29/2018

      For my needs this 511 slim fast pants work great, it took few orders b4 I find out the perfect size to use for my purpose.I went up to 2 size bigger then I size bigger and finally went to my regular size. Reason, becouse they are made loose @ the waist + waist material stretch so you have plenty of room to carry conceal making unnecessary a larger size. The fit is perfect, you can wear a t-shirt with this pants and you are done. So far, color or stretching zero issues (fallow the directions) no dryers, finally the look,, can be wear on any activity, casual & more formal on this model ( Slim Fit model ) you don’t see anything jumping at you like pockets, zipper or extra pokets. I was able to order & return with this vendor no issues ( Tactical Gear) Negatives; hard to find when you use a popular size and yes I recommend this product.

    • 1.0 star rating
    • Not for me.
      Reviewer: Joel Bonilla

      6/24/2018

      Good fabric. The fit is what caused me to return these pants. They were loose from the knee up and tapered to the ankle. I am 6' 0 tall, 180 lbs and these looked very sloppy on me.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Joel, we're sorry these pants weren't a good fit for you. Please, reach out to our Customer Relations department. We'd love to assist you in making a return and finding a better fitting pair!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great tactical pants 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 casual dress pant that was set up for concealed carry without screaming, tactical! Fully satisfied.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Amazing pants
      Reviewer: Aaron Diaz

      5/24/2018

      These are some amazing pants. First of all, they're stretchy which makes them great. They're also slim fit, much like a 514 Levi's, and they have a fair amount of pockets. I love these pants and will be buying more in the future

    • 3.5 star rating
    • Tighter than the other colors
      Reviewer: Pete Waydo

      5/24/2018

      This is my third pair of these pants and these fit differently than the other two colors I have -- these are "burnt" and my others are "volcanic" and "stone". These are a softer material and much more snug. If I were buying again I'd get a size up or the straights instead of the slim.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great Product
      Reviewer: William Phares

      5/3/2018

      Extremely comfortable. Well worth the price. Pants were a little short. The return process was very easy, waiting to be able to re order the right length.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      We're sorry you've had trouble finding the right fit, William. If you need help ordering a different size, please reach out to our Customer Relations department. We're happy to assist you.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • LIKE A GLOVE, BUT PANTS!!!!
      Reviewer: David

      4/26/2018

      I must say these are some of if not the best jeans I've ever owned only drawback and why they didn't get 5 stars is the front pockets are a little shallow other than that these are awesome

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Not as described or pictured.
      Reviewer: stephen mansfield

      2/16/2018

      Although these pants are very favorably reviewed I am not satisfied with my purchase. Its a shame because men's pants could be so easy to get right. These are supposed to the slimmest fitting tactical pants on the market right now, they are anything but that. These are like a old man's relaxed fit on the top tapering down to a skinny ankle. I don't know who's body they were designed to fit but I don't know anyone who actually has a body they would fit correctly. Also when a pair of pants says 34x34 you would think it would actually have a 34" waist. These measure 36" at the waist. Since the fit is so relaxed in the butt and thighs the inseam actually starts lower and the 34" inseam is incredibly long. I would need a 32x32 (I have never been a 32x32) and it would still be an awkward cut. The color is also nothing like it is picured. All pictures online show a burnt bronze, a shade darker than a coyote brown maybe. These are are a dark chocolate brown with a tag saying they will fade. I am 6'1" 190lbs with a slim athletic build. I have numerous 34x34 slim fitting jeans from every major jeans company with no issues. The pants are as far away from advertised as you can get. Its a shame because the stretch material and pocket layout could make them a perfect edc pant that I would buy multiple pairs of in every color.

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Thank you for the feedback, Stephen. I'm sorry you didn't love these pants. If you need help with a return, please reach out to our Customer Relations department. We are happy to assist you in choosing another style more suited to your taste.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Just what I've been looking for.
      Reviewer: NV

      2/14/2018

      After scouring the internet for MONTHS trying to find someone who had these pants in stock (even 5.11 didn't have any), I'd almost given up hope. Suddenly the flood gates opened, and I bought myself a pair of the Defender Flex Slim pants in Oil Green. After wearing them for only half a day, I could tell they were gonna be my new go-to pants and ordered a second pair in the Burnt brown color. They are both awesome! I'm typically a 32x32 and regularly carry IWB. The pants fit like they were tailored for me, and they leave just enough stretch in the waist to accommodate a pistol without having to size up. The quality of the fabric and the stitching is what really surprised me about the pants. They feel like they are gonna hold up for a long time, and they look good at the range or dressed up for a night out. I like the slim cut, but they definitely aren't "skinny," for those who are concerned about that. Kind of like a Levi's 514 in terms of slimness. One thing I noticed that I hadn't heard or read in any of the other reviews is that there is extra lining that reinforces the inside of the front pocket where you typically carry a knife or some kind of tool with a clip, which is cool. But it makes that part of the pocket a little thicker, and some pocket clips of mine have a hard time with it. All in all, I've stopped looking for the perfect EDC pant for me -- this is it.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • My new go to pant.
      Reviewer: Anthony

      12/14/2017

      I purchased these pants a few weeks ago, so far they have been superior to my jeans in every way. For a while I was blowing out the crotch of my pants getting in and out of heavy equipment, these stretch and do not limit my movement what so ever. The mag pockets are great so far for holding my spare tools and flashlight with no problem. The front pockets are a little shallow but does not bother me, the mag pocket I would say makes up for it. These pants have been great, from sitting for prolonged periods of time to crouching and running they so far have been springing right back. They do actually fit AR magazines very well and can also fit my 7.62x39 AR banana mags. I normally wear 32/30 in Levis, wrangler, grand river, but these were a little on the loose side, works for me with my concealed carry anyhow and there is a small amount of bunching near my ankles when I normally do not. These are not skinny pants! I knew this that is why I bought them; they are certainly slim for "tactical pants" which are normally baggy. The pants do taper more towards the ankle than a regular jean though, still works with my work boots, but not so much my cowboy boots. I will be purchasing a few other pairs and possibly the jean version if they make ones that are not pre faded, depending on what the next month or two brings.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best pants I've owned.
      Reviewer: Jerry Bradberry

      9/4/2017

      I have 5pr now, and I cannot say enough great things about them. Perfect fit, high quality, and great look. I'm not sure I'm done getting a couple more.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • These are great pants!!!!!
      Reviewer: Victor Samarron

      8/15/2017

      I like them because they stretch

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Best pants out there!
      Reviewer: Mike N

      5/19/2017

      Along with the other review the colors are not accurate. The "burnt" is UPS brown, not like the other browns from 5.11. The fit is slightly smaller than most, I normally wear 34x32 and in these i went with the 35 so I could still conceal carry with them, the length is perfect however. I love the pockets and fit of these pants, they have tons of stretch and don't smash my nuts like levi's.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Nice pants
      Reviewer: Robert Hawkins

      4/12/2017

      The 'Slim Defender' pants are nice and well made but I do have a few issues with them. First, the color looks nothing like the picture. Don't be fooled by names like 'Burnt', the pants are in reality dark 'UPS Uniform', dark chocolate brown. The fit is off as well. I always, always, always wear a 33X32 pant so that's what I ordered. The pants are about 1" too big in the waist but I can live with that. But the length is a solid 2" longer than any of my other 32" inseam pants. None of these issues are a deal breaker, the pants look good and fit pretty good. If I order another pair at least now I know to adjust the sizing according to my experience.