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5.11 Tactical® partners with The Woolmark Company on new line of professional uniform

The Woolmark Company has partnered with industry leader in product innovation and service gear, 5.11 Tactical, creating a Class A Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool Uniform Collection.

The collection, which has Woolmark certification, includes men's and women's short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts and pants and will be unveiled to media and wholesalers this week at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, with full market availability coming in Summer 2018.

5.11's uniform line - suitable for service personnel such as police and first responders - consistently provides a professional look, fade resistant fabric, Teflon® finish and home laundry qualities. Highly durable, Australian Merino wool provides next-to-skin softness and features natural stretch properties, while retaining shape and colour. The addition of Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool technology elevates 5.11's uniforms' functionality and durability to deliver the first Class A uniform with mechanical stretch by regulating moisture vapour and controlling odour naturally. The garments also resist soiling and staining and offer natural thermoregulation and UV protection.

"5.11 leads with innovation in the design and development of all of our products - and our uniform line specifically demands the highest levels of functionality and durability," said David Hein, Vice President of 5.11's Professional Division. "Collaborating with The Woolmark Company shows 5.11's commitment to providing the highest levels of performance in our uniform offering. We are excited to be working with Woolmark on our Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool Collection and look forward to exploring additional opportunities to partner together in the future."

"Our alignment with 5.11 Tactical not only highlights the versatility of Australian Merino wool, but is also a nod to the fibre’s heritage," said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. "Traditionally, wool has been used in a variety of uniforms, so it is nice to see the fibre return to this important industry. Highly breathable with superb thermoregulation properties and resistance to odour, Merino wool is the natural choice for purpose-built gear and well-placed to tackle the most demanding missions."

"A partnership between 5.11 and The Woolmark Company creates a true pinnacle for uniform design and innovation," said Vice President of Global Marketing for 5.11, Willem Driessen. "5.11 is an industry leader in product innovation, and The Woolmark Company is a world authority on fabrication technology. Together through the Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool Uniform Collection, we are offering the best performing, most technically advanced Class A uniform on the planet."

The 5.11 Woolmark Class A Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool Collection can be viewed January 23rd - 25th in Las Vegas at the 2018 SHOT Show at the 5.11 booth #13162. For more information on 5.11 Uniforms and the Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool Collection as it becomes available for purchase, please visit

Lisa Griplas has more than ten years experience in the media and communications industry. A journalist by trade, she spent a number of years working at a daily newspaper before moving to The Woolmark Company to take up the role of Global Editor, a title she holds today.