Performance denim has a place in the tactical appeal space. Tactical apparel company 5.11 debuted a new concealed carry jean for women at the Shot Show in Las Vegas last week.
The Defender-Flex, a seven-pocket jean with two additional for holding extra ammo magazines, is made with cotton/Lycra T400 Tough Max, to provide the wearer with better stretch and recovery. Jeans are offered in indigo and dark indigo wash and retail for $69.99.
“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, vice president of 5.11’s consumer division.
The full collection includes the Defender-Flex jeans for women and pants made with a lightweight cotton twill, for both men and women.