[SHOT 2020] 5.11 Tactical’s New Gear and Apparel for 2020

    In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show coverage, James of TFBTV goes over 5.11’s new gear for 2020 with Meghan of 5.11. From Tom R.’s article on the new gear at SHOT (https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/01/26/shot-2020-511-tactical-all-the-things/):

    “5.11 Tactical brought an imperial ton of things to SHOT this year. Everything from footwear to headlamps to products for your vehicle to a new RUSH pack. The worst part is that the products are set to trickle out over the year, so don’t RUSH out to your favorite 5.11 store quite yet (see what I did there?).


    The most significant product premiered was the new RUSH100, a new big brother to the RUSH72 (which has been a ubiquitous range bag and bug out bag for years). Aside from the base model name, it doesn’t really share much DNA with the rest of the RUSH line. We will get a review sample later this year (when they release likely 3rd Quarter) for a more detailed look, and if it is relevant will do a post. I can see use as a bag for schlepping gear and guns at competitions, especially some of the long rifle endurance events.

    MSRP: $264.99

    Response Headlamps

    5.11 is debuting two new aluminum body headlamps, the Rapid HL and Response HL XR1. The Rapid HL Headlamp is 200 lumens when using a single AA alkaline battery, or 330 lumens when using a 14500 rechargeable li-ion battery. The Response HL XR1 is nearly 1000 lumens (when used in “peak spot mode”) and uses either CR123 or 18650 batteries.

    Rapid HL MSRP $54.99.

    Response HL XR1 MSRP $84.99.

    Vehicle Ready (VR) HEXGRID Panels

    The HEXGRID Panels (both a seat and headrest version) are a new vehicle product that allows for multi-angle load-bearing and accessory arrangement. Both versions of the panel (seat and headrest) feature a full loop face that provides placement for any accessory backed with hook (or with a hook-sided accessory attachment they also have).

    The Seat Platform features an adjustable headrest strap and removable side seat straps, and it comes with a quick-release padded seat wedge for secure attachment to either the front or rear of the driver or passenger seat. It comes with a zippered mesh pouch that can be used to store accessories or to pack up the panel.

    Seat Panel MSRP $44.99.

    Headrest Panel MSRP $14.99.
    A.T.L.A.S. Footwear

    The final big reveal was their new line of footwear, the A.T.L.A.S. (All Terrain Load Assistance System). It launched with a Trainer, Mid-Boot, and 8-inch boot (also available with side zip option).

    The soles and footbeds are a system that provides stability and comfort for carrying heavy loads and with the ability to return some of that compression energy. They are also extremely grippy and should resist slipping in wet and slick environments. They come in Black and Dark Coyote.

    I got a pair of the trainers to try out while rucking, so we shall see how the manage miles and bricks–they are available now.

    5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer MSRP $119.99

    5.11 A.T.L.A.S. MID Boot MSRP $139.99

    5.11 A.T.L.A.S. 8-inch Boot MSRP $149.99

    Other Stuff…
    5.11 also featured a bunch of clothing, including jackets, gloves, and pants, as well as a new collaborative knife line (both a fixed and folding variant) with Doug Marcaida (of Forged in Fire fame). These will be available later this year.

    Read more at: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/01/29/new-511-tactical-gear/

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