Tactical Jackets and shorts

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    Tactical Jackets and shorts

    I needed a new jacket as my current every day jacket is getting old and showing its age. So i decided to try one of these tactical jackets.

    i am impressed with how many pockets and clever storage spots; ordered it today, so hopefully i can post a review sometime next week.

    i ended up getting the 5.11 Sabre jacket on closeout for $99 + 10% off coupon.

    and i needed some new shorts too. i usually wear express cargo shorts, but on this time around i wanted to try the tactical shorts they had on clearance too, TruSpec 24/7 tactical shorts.

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    the shorts suck - extremely thick material, most similar in feel and thickness to canvas. going to try to return them. the jacket is great! lots of pockets for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasKA View Post
    the shorts suck - extremely thick material, most similar in feel and thickness to canvas. going to try to return them. the jacket is great! lots of pockets for everything.
    Try their taclite shorts. Very light material.

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    Don't make the mistake I made.
    I washed my 5.11 vest in HOT and tumble dried HOT.
    This is quite contrary to the laundering instructions on the label.
    It shrank.
    MY FAULT, NOT THE GARMENT'S!!
    (dull wumping sound in distance is me kicking myself)
    (Based on your recommend, I'm taking a serious look at the jackets and I do intend to replace the vest! Love that thing!)
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    I have both the Sabre and Chameleon by 5.11...both are awesome!
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    well here is my update -

    the coyote color was not for me - its nice, a light khaki color, but i decided to get the black b/c it would work better with the majority of other clothes.

    i returned it at USPS on friday the 12th, took the cheapest shipping (which wasn't that cheap at all at $11), they received it on thursday the 18th, and shipped me the black one the same day. it is being delivered wednesday the 24th.

    the jacket is similar in material texture, feel, and weight as a north face waterproof softshell jacket.

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    now that the weather in houston is chilly today, i'm wearing the 5.11 Sabre jacket. its awesome. the cut is not as nice as a north face jacket, at least for my body type. but it makes up in having pockets for everything

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