5.11 is having a “flash bang” sale, but this isn’t what my fellow tactical officers are thinking. No, there isn’t a sale on those wonderful flash, sound diversionary devices often called flash bangs. Instead 5.11 is offering great deals on some of their outstanding products in preparation for the holiday shopping season. The first item up is the Overwatch Bag.
You can’t be in American law enforcement and not have at least heard of 5.11. Though Royal Robbins, an avid mountain climber, started producing the durable clothing in the 1960’s, it wasn’t until Dan Costa bought a 51% share of the company that the 5.11 tactical brand skyrocketed in the law enforcement community. Taking a quick hold on training gear for FBI agents, the brand literally spread like a wildfire among other Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies. I can still remember getting my first pair of 5.11 tactical pants, and how awesome it was to train in purpose-built pants, that fit as comfortably as a good pair of jeans.
5.11 Overwatch Bag
The [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BXLR6Y8″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Overwatch Bag[/easyazon_link] is a multi-purpose duffel style bag made with the quality expected of 5.11 products. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B016KNL8FG” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Overwatch Bag[/easyazon_link] can be used as a range bag, duty gear bag, tactical bag, or simply as an overnight carry-on bag. The versatility of the bag makes it a very practical bag to have, and now 5.11 is having a huge sale on the Overwatch Bag. Normally marked at $159.99, 5.11 is offering the Overwatch Bag for only $55.00 for the next 2 days. That is a heck of a savings, and could make a great Christmas gift before the rush.
Overwatch Bag Features
- Combination travel luggage/shooting platform/garment bag
- Includes an integrated shooter’s mat
- Removable padded shoulder strap
- Reinforced grab-and-go handles
- Laser-cut micro loop internal web platform.
Overwatch Bag Specifications
- Durable all-weather nylon construction
- 10” H x 24” L x 10” D main compartment
- 10” x 10” x 3” left and right compartments
- 3000 cubic inch / 49 liter total capacity
- Hangar pass-through for dress clothes
- Cinch-down straps secure clothing, a compact AR-platform rifle, or other firearms
- MSRP – $159.99
- SALE PRICE- $55.00.
From 5.11 on the Overwatch Bag:
The [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BXLR6Y8″ locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Overwatch Carry On duffel bag[/easyazon_link] is a versatile and adaptable carryall that can be used as a shooting platform, garment bag, or travel luggage. Crafted from rugged and weather resistant nylon, the [easyazon_link identifier=”B016KNL8FG” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Overwatch Carry On[/easyazon_link] stands up to tough environments while keeping your gear safe and stable. A removable shoulder strap and grab-and-go handle are both reinforced for superior durability, an integrated shooter’s mat provides a stable firing platform, and the main garment storage compartment offers cinch-down straps that can be used to secure clothing or a compact assault rifle. A laser-cut micro loop internal web platform allows you to customize your storage options for any situation, while a hanger pass-through keeps your dress clothes secure. From business travel to tactical missions, the Overwatch is the last carry on duffel bag you’ll ever need.
What You May Not Know About 5.11
The “5.11” name comes from the highest rock climbing difficulty level listed in the Yosemite Decimal System at Yosemite National Park. This ranking system was developed by Robbins in the 1950s, and involves a difficulty of easy (5) to difficult (10). The 5.11 difficulty level is officially defined as, “After thorough inspection, you conclude this move is obviously impossible; however, occasionally someone actually accomplishes it”. I love that definition, and it truly incorporates what 5.11 products actually achieve for end-users.