Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Condor Summit Softshell Jacket Preview - The Outdoor Gear Review

Condor Summit Soft Shell Tactical Jacket
-Please note that this is not a review, this is a preview- Big Difference folks.
Roughly $90 but the price will vary with size and color.
Speaking of colors, there are six colors;
Navy blue,
Coyote Brown,
Olive Drab
There is two different versions to this jacket, a regular summit model and a lighter summit zero model which is for warmer climates.
Lined stand-up collar
- Stow-away hoodie
- Two shoulder pockets
- Two 4" x 4" shoulder patch panels
- Two internal pockets
- Two highrise slash chest pockets
- Forearm pocket
- Double zipper back pocket
- Underarm vent zipper
- Double layer reinforced forearm
- Drawstring waistband and hood
- Adjustable wrist cuff
- Full front YKK zipper with double zipper pull
- Import
The Condor Summit Soft Shell Jacket is designed with a three layer integrated shell fabric technology with reinforcement on the forearms. The breathable shell wicks moisture from the body, prevents water penetration, while maintaining body heat. Underarm vent zipper to control temp, and multiple pockets are provided for utility and storage. Also available in a lighter version, the Summit ZERO, for warmer climates. 
This durable, waterproof, lightweight, breathable fabric contains billions of microscopic pores smaller than a raindrop, but hundred times larger than a molecule of water. The triple layer combination wicks moisture, stops water from passing through, and circulates body heat.
- Outer Layer: 100% polyester, 4-way elastic, high density fabric with Teflon Coating.
- Mid Layer: breathable film membrane.
- Inner Layer: 150 g/m² 100%  fleece.
Care Instruction
- NO Bleach, NO Iron, NO Dry Clean
- Wash inside out in low temperature
- Tumble dry in low heat
NTOA Approved - National Tactical Officers Association …. Honestly that means very little.  I’ve seen this same ‘approval’ on questionable gear before.
Observations : This type of jacket is for cold weather when used with layering but it’s not meant for bad weather.  It’s highly water resistant but not waterproof.  Fine for a light rain or snow but The seams are not taped or sealed so in a good rain, you may get wet. 
its a softshell, which means it blocks wind and has very little insulation properties. typically you would wear a wicking base layer and a medium weight fleece under it. size up if you want to wear thicker layers and not look like a sausage roll.
BUT for 80 bucks, its bomber bomber enough. the material is stretchy and it'll block some wind. its a soft shell, not a rain jacket


Today we take a look at the Condor Summit Softshell Jacket.

NOTE: This video is a little rough around the edges as I was trying some new video editing software.


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