Aside from days spent in the wilderness tracking, scouting and hunting, range day is one of my favorite days. As hunters, we know how important it is to keep our skills sharp and to practice with our equipment until we know it intimately. Hours spent at the range exponentially improve your chances of success in the field, and practice makes perfect. Range day takes prep: Aside from having the right equipment packed, you need to ensure that you’re comfortable, protected from the elements and have the flexibility to move. At SHOT Show 2018, we researched the latest range day apparel and have compiled a list of the top attire from 5.11 Tactical for both men and women.
Men’s Range Day Basics
5.11 Defender-Flex Jeans
The Defender-Flex Jeans are perfect for the range. They’re built with stretch and recovery technology woven into denim and twill fabrics to keep you comfortable and flexible for a long day on the range. They feature oversized belt loops to easily fit your holster, and seven versatile pockets—two of which are designed to hold full-sized magazines. They’re stylish and comfortable enough for everyday wear, but built extra tough and rugged for the range. MSRP: $69.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 Aerial Shirt
The Aerial Shirt is cool and highly breathable, engineered with a moisture-wicking polyester fabric body, mesh lining on the back yoke and dissolving yarn fabric for breathe-through ventilation to keep you cool and dry in the most rugged environments. The snap buttons are ideal for CCW access. MSRP: $49.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 XPRT 3.0 Waterproof Boot
These boots are covert and look great for everyday usage, but they’re also built with superior technical details to give you top of the line performance and durability. The XPRT 3.0 Waterproof Boot features a Vibram Megagrip outsole that helps grip both wet and dry terrains, and an OrthoLite Imperial foot bed for higher energy return and less fatigue. It also features a Kevlar heel, side ankle abrasion protection, and an eVent Protect BBP Waterproof lining. Offered in both black and dark coyote colors, these boots are affordably priced for maximum functionality in a highly covert style. MSRP: $209.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 Cascadia Windbreaker Jacket
New for 2018, the Cascadia Windbreaker lightweight jacket packs into its own pocket, making it a go-anywhere, easily packable jacket. It features venting behind the shoulders, a durable polyester fabric with a DWR finish and two-way YKK zippered front pass-through pockets to easily access CCW. It’s made for those days on the range when weather and temperatures are fickle and ever-changing. Functional, durable and affordable, this grab-and-go jacket comes in five stylish colors to keep you warm and prepared for any climate. MSRP: $79.99; 511tactical.com.
Women’s Range Day Basics
5.11 Defender-Flex Slim Pants
New for 2018, the women’s Defender-Flex Slim Pants are flattering, functional and high-quality, featuring a soft fade finish and enzyme washed fabric. The pants offer eight pockets, two of which are designed to hold magazines. They are built to stretch and hold their shape, and they come in four vibrant colors to keep you covert. These pants are a must-have for your range day attire. MSRP: $69.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 Freya Top
New for 2018, the short-sleeve Freya Top is built to be flattering, flexible and versatile. Named after the Norse goddess of love and beauty, this stylish top is offered in five vibrant colors, all built with a moisture-wicking knit blend fabric body, paired with Freedom flex fabric along the scoop neckline to offer best-in-class concealed carry silhouette. This highly-functional shirt is the perfect top for both every day concealed carry, and for days spent at the range. MSRP: $39.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 Meadow Sleeveless Top
The new Meadow Sleeveless Top features a smart, covert RAPIDraw front placket. Great for everyday Concealed Carry wear or long days at the range, this shirt is optimally designed for the tactical woman who demands both comfort and flexibility. It’s made with a lightweight 100 percent cotton herringbone fabric, ensuring a sensational look, fit and feel. MSRP: $59.99; 511tactical.com.
5.11 Cascadia Windbreaker Jacket
The women’s Cascadia Windbreaker Jacket packs into its own pocket, making it a go-anywhere, easily-packable jacket. It features venting behind the shoulders, a durable polyester fabric with a DWR finish and two-way YKK zippered front pass-through pockets to easily access CCW. Like the men’s version of this jacket, it’s made for those days on the range when weather and temperatures are fickle and ever-changing. Functional, durable and affordable, this women’s grab-and-go jacket comes in four stylish colors to keep you warm and always prepared for any climate. MSRP: $79.99; 511tactical.com.