Kombat UK Soft Shell Jacket & Recon Tactical Hoodie
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- Last updated: 24/02/2021
For over 20-years, Kombat UK Ltd has been a leading importer and wholesaler of military products and stock everything from patrol boots and rucksacks to clothing of all kinds. The latter includes an extensive range of their own British Terrain Pattern (BTP) as well as other colours and camo designs.
Incidentally, BTP is generally regarded as a viable alternative to MTP (Multi- Terrain Pattern) as used by the British Forces and is also very close in design to Multicam products from Cry Industries.
The Patriot Tactical Soft-Shell Shark Skin Jacket has a 100% polyester outer and a light fleece lining. This stops the wearer feeling the cold from the outer and results in it being windproof and breathable. The added bonus of Soft-Shell is it provides warmth and is flexible, without being bulky.
A standout feature is a generous fleece-lined hood with peak that can be rolled into itself and held in position to form a chunky, protective and warming collar. It also has a toggle and elasticated drawstring on both sides integrated through the rim of the hood and down into the jacket, so the hood or collar can be cinched up snugly to your head and/or neck. It has a storm-proof double zip opening and the arms have zippered underarm vents for temperature control. It also has Velcro ID patches on the upper arms with zippered pockets behind each, while the cuffs have strong strap adjusts.
For storage, it features two zipped upper side pockets with comfort lining, plus a large double side entry zipped rear pocket. The latter being very beneficial for carrying extra kit.
It also boasts strengthening panels on the elbows plus an internal double toggle cord used to adjust the waist. All zips have a strong cord and synthetic tab pull assists. It is available in BTP, Black or Olive Green.
The Kombat UK Recon Tactical Hoodie is made from 400-gram heavyweight thermal fleece and boasts an integral double panelled hood with a double zip opening right up to its high collar line. The pocket layout is a practical one and features two lower zipped side pockets with mesh lining and internally the pockets have a smaller mesh compartment pouch.
The sleeves feature Velcro ID panels and for extra storage, there’s a zipped pocket on the right arm plus two zip-close pockets on the left. All the zips have a strong cord and rubberised tab pull assists, plus the cuffs have thumb loops. This is a well-designed hooded fleece which provides a very high level of protection. It is available in Olive Green, Black, Navy or Coyote.
The jackets featured have really impressed and for price-to-performance, they’re hard to beat, plus the quality of manufacture is of a very high standard. Many thanks to David at Becketts for the products on test.