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5.11 Tactical

5.11 Tactical Academy Shorts


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The 5.11 Tactical Academy Shorts have been designed to be both practical and comfortable for all uses. The outer fabric of the shorts is a durable 8.5 oz. cotton canvas, they have seams that are triple stitched with bartacks for great strength and they have a 6.5 Inch inseam. The Academy Shorts also feature the 5.11 Tactical self adjusting waistband for added comfort along with multiple stash pockets and a double seated crotch.

Constructed from Aluminium, a lightweight yet strong metal, which has the added benefit of resisting corrosion.
Cotton Canvas is a an extremely durable fabric available in a variety of weights and weaves. Suitable for many applications it is tightly woven fabric that has water resistant qualities that can often be enhanced by waterproofing treatments where appropriate.

Detailed Product Info

Colourway Khaki
Material 100% Cotton
Manufacturers Description

Product Sizing Chart

Waist (Inch)
28 inch
30 inch
32 inch
34 inch
36 inch
38 inch
40 inch
42 inch
44 inch
46 inch
48 inch
50 inch
52 inch
54 inch

Product ratings

31 July 2018

Good strong product, will last years

25 June 2018

Excellent shorts - hard wearing - smart and all at a superb price

20 July 2017

Great product, very comfortable and durable.

13 August 2016

Excellent quality and speedy service.

21 June 2016

Good quality rugged and functional shorts with plenty of secure pockets, ideal for travelling.

13 June 2016

Excellent quality shorts to 5.11 usual standard, that good I bought them again. Fast delivery also.

24 May 2016

Very well made comfortable shorts. Just the right length with plenty of leg room. The cargo pockets are well located. This seems to make whatever one carries less awkward and appear lighter. I immediately purchased a second pair and would do so again.

8 May 2016

These are not my first pair but here has been some improvement on my old ones. The thigh pockets are large enough for cell phones and the fit and quality of constuction are very good

17 January 2016

Fast delivery, great shorts.

18 November 2015

These are a great pair of shorts. I bought them for hiking in the summer and I'm so pleased with my purchase. For less than £20 you really cannot go wrong with these. They look and feel far more expensive than what they are. I appreciate that they have been marked down, however if someone asked me how much they were without looking at the price I'd have guessed £50-£75. Absolute bargain and they fit perfectly.

31 August 2015

great shorts, plenty of pockets, well made.

23 August 2015

Very good shorts for the price Im very happy with them

7 August 2015

5.11 Tactical Academy Shorts Very happy with these shorts, usual 511 construction built to last, quick delivery also. Would use Nightgear again.

13 July 2015

These shorts don't disappoint - I'm just sad I was too slow to get an OD green or black pair in my size before they sold out. Excellent value, great service as always.

12 July 2015

Great product at a great price

12 July 2015

Great product at a great price

10 July 2015

Sturdy material, loads of pocket space. Quality kit. Leg opening is wider than on most shorts that I have previously come across other than "Empire Builder" shorts issued in the military years ago. But once the pockets are loaded up the leg openings seem to close in so there is a reason for the design....

5 July 2015

5.11 shorts great product at a great price. Quality product which does what it says it would. Hard wearing shorts that wil last when most will reach the their end

23 June 2015

As with so many other 5.11 products, this item is of excellent design and construction. The various pockets allow a variety of items to be carried when Tee shirts or other light shirts worn may not have any carriage options.A great item to include in the holiday suitcase.

21 June 2015

Fantastic as usual. Both product quality and nightgear themselves.