Summer is here and keeping cool is essential for comfort and performance. If you are looking for a pair of shorts that can handle any situation, you might want to check out the Ridge and Icon men’s shorts from 5.11 Tactical®. These shorts are designed with durability, comfort and functionality in mind. They feature a lightweight ripstop fabric, a flexible waistband, multiple pockets and a water-resistant finish. Whether you are hiking, training, working or relaxing, these shorts will keep you cool and comfortable. We will take a look at both.

In my experience, you really can’t go wrong with 5.11 Tactical. 5.11 specializes in creating high-performance gear for law enforcement, military, and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are designed with quality, functionality, and innovation in mind. The name 5.11 comes from the difficulty rating system used in rock climbing, where 5.11 is one of the most challenging levels. The company chose this name to reflect its commitment to creating products that won’t let you down in extreme situations.

5.11 Ridge Short

5.11 Ridge Short

If you are looking for a pair of shorts that can handle any outdoor adventure, you might want to check out the Ridge shorts from 5.11 Tactical®. The shorts are made of a durable and flexible 6.4 oz. fabric that consists of 67% polyester and 33% cotton. The fabric is called Flex-Tac® canvas and it has a mechanical stretch that allows for easy movement and comfort, as well as lasting durability. The pants also have a Teflon™ finish that makes them resistant to stains and soil. The contrast fabric is 4.7 oz. 87% polyester and 13% elastane plain weave with Enduro-Flex™ properties. This fabric has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish that repels water and moisture.

The Ridge shorts have eight pockets to store all your essentials, including a hidden cuff-key pocket inside the back waistband, a knife reinforcement on the front hand pockets, and low-profile zipper cargo pockets with an additional hidden pocket inside. The waistband has a stretch panel that adjusts to your body for a perfect fit, while the running gusset allows you to move freely in any situation. There is a Flex-Cuff® tunnel on the inside waistband. The Ridge short has a 9.5” inseam.,

Whether you are hiking, camping, training, or exploring new places, the Ridge shorts will keep you comfortable and prepared for anything. The Ridge shorts are imported and available in various colors and sizes. The Ridge shorts are one of their latest offerings that showcase their expertise in creating tactical apparel for the outdoors. Suggested retail price is $76.00 USD,

5.11 Icon Short

5.11 Icon Short

If you are looking for a pair of shorts that can handle the toughest outdoor conditions, you might want to check out the Icon shorts from 5.11. These shorts are designed to offer comfort, durability, and functionality for adventurers who need to carry a lot of gear.

The main body is made of 6.8 oz. 80% polyester and 20% cotton Flex-Tac ripstop and has a Teflon finish for stain and soil resistance. The contrast panels are made of 4.7 oz. 87% polyester and 13% elastane plain weave fabric, a lightweight and flexible fabric that has a DWR finish for water repellency. The pocketing is made of 4.0 oz. 80% polyester and 29% cotton poplin, a smooth and soft fabric.

The Icon shorts are made of a blend of polyester and cotton that is resistant to tears and stains. The fabric also has a Teflon finish that repels water and dirt. The contrast panels on the knees and pockets are made of a stretchy material that adds flexibility and breathability.

The Icon shorts have a comfort waist with a zipper and a logo snap closure. They also have reinforced belt loops that can support heavy belts and accessories. The shorts have eight pockets in total, each with a specific purpose. The angled hand pockets have knife reinforcements to prevent damage from sharp edges. The front welt utility pockets can hold small tools or gadgets. The back body pockets have flap closures for security. The cargo pockets have internal dividers and flap closures as well. They also feature 5.11’s signature angled design that allows easy access and storage.

The Icon shorts have a marquis gusset that enhances mobility and comfort. They also have 5.11’s logo on the right leg cargo pocket, the back right pocket flap, and the front left cargo pocket flap. The Icon shorts are imported and come in various colors and sizes. The Icon short has a 10” inseam.

The Icon shorts are the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts who need shorts that can withstand harsh environments and hold plenty of gear. They are the semi-truck of shorts that will protect your essentials on long excursions. Suggested retail price is $72.00 USD.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, the 5.11 Ridge and Icon shorts are both excellent choices for anyone looking for durable, comfortable and versatile tactical shorts. They have many features that make them stand out from other brands, such as the Flex-Tac fabric, the design of the pockets, the gusseted construction and the Teflon® finish. Whether you need them for work, training or casual wear, you can rely on these shorts to perform well in any situation. The main difference between them is the fit and style. They are both great shorts. Depending on your preference and needs. you can choose the one that suits you best. Either way, you won’t regret investing in these high-quality shorts that should last you for years.

All 5.11 products are available directly from 5.11 and at authorized 5.11 dealers. 5.11 offers free shipping on orders over $75.00 and free returns.



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I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By Eugene Nielsen

Eugene Nielsen provides intelligence and security consulting services. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California. His byline has appeared in numerous national and international journals and magazines.

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