Adam Scepaniak 09.14.23
When it comes to “kitting” ourselves out with the best gear possible we go to great lengths to research, test, and research again what might be the best for us. From the firearms we carry to the matching socks we don at the range (it matters), we ensure that we have the highest-speed, lowest-drag equipment possible. So, why not pour that same effort into the tools and gear we outfit man’s best friend with? At AllOutdoor, we are not the only ones who believe we should pamper and equip our pups, the good folks at 5.11 Tactical agree. In fact, today they have debuted their Mission Ready™ Dog and AROS K9 Collections that include harnesses, collars, and leashes. This refined set of dog accessories is meant to give your fur missile the best experience possible, whether you are going for a simple walk around the block or your dog is your partner and you’re apprehending criminals on the daily. Whatever the case may be, take a look at some discerningly good dog gear via 5.11’s Mission Ready™ Dog and AROS K9 Collections below.
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Costa Mesa, California (September 14th, 2023) – 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, has announced the release of its new Mission Ready™ Dog and AROS K9 Collections. Designed for active and working dogs, and their handlers, these all-new collections feature harnesses, leashes and collars that prioritize functionality, durability and comfort.
“We have a goal to offer dependable gear that our customers can trust for all aspects and missions in their lives and that lives up to our Purpose-Built Gear™ motto,” said 5.11’s CEO, Francisco J. Morales. “That goal, in addition to customer requests and feedback, led to the design of these new products that customers can depend on when they’re joined by their K9s, whether that’s for a weekend adventure or an active patrol.”
The Mission Ready™ Dog Collection was created with active dogs in mind and is highlighted by the Mission Ready™ Dog Harness ($45). Built with lightweight 330D nylon, a padded chest panel and adjustable straps, it was designed to offer comfort for any dog. Meanwhile, a low profile quick-release buckle, dual V-ring attachment points, a grab handle and a MOLLE loop panel offer added convenience for users.
Dog owners seeking a dependable collar can look to the Mission Ready™ Dog Collar ($20). It’s constructed with nylon webbing, a low-profile Duraflex® side release buckle and an aluminum V-ring for leash attachment that combines to offer long-lasting reliability.
The Mission Ready™ Dog Collection is rounded out by two great leashes. The Mission Ready™ Modular Dog Leash ($35) is built with 1” Nylon webbing and a tubular webbing bungee system with a metal swivel hook for added flexibility and up to 7 feet of length. It can be used in handheld or waistband configurations with a padded handle and side release buckle that attaches to an accessory loop.
The Mission Ready™ Dog Leash ($30) offers 5 feet of 1” Nylon webbing with a metal swivel hook for attachment. A padded neoprene handle, accessory loop and secondary handle are incorporated to create added comfort and capabilities.
The AROS K9 Collection was built with input from professional K9 handlers to ensure functionality and reliability in even the most demanding situations. The AROS K9 Harness ($150) features a low-profile and minimalistic design that allows a free range of motion for K9s while the padded chest panel and adjustable straps distribute weight evenly to reduce strain and provide a comfortable, secure fit. Durability is ensured by nylon webbing with reinforced construction, a metal V-ring and an AustriAlpin COBRA® buckle. Additional features include a lay-flat grab handle for maximum control and a removable loop ID panel.
In addition to a harness, the AROS K9 Collection offers the AROS K9 Collar 1.0” ($70) and the AROS K9 Collar 1.5” ($80). Both options feature rugged construction with durable nylon webbing and reinforced stitching and AustriAlpin COBRA® buckles. The AROS K9 Collar 1.0 offers a D-ring attachment point while the AROS K9 Collar 1.5 includes a metal V-ring for attachment. Additionally, the AROS K9 Collar 1.5 is designed with a lay-flat grab handle for maximum control from a minimal profile.
Most all of this gear from the Mission Ready™ Dog and AROS K9 Collections is available at the time of this writing. Not only do many of these pieces allow for multiple attachment points so your dog is comfortable, but it is also built more robustly than traditional, run-of-the-mill dog accessories from the pet store. We look forward to checking out a lot of this gear ourselves. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.