This week, at SHOT Show 2016 in Las Vegas, Outdoor Research has released a new jacket for their military/tactical line. The Topo jacket is based on Gore’s Light and Fast military fabric. The main feature of the Topo is flexibility of movement, this is possible with the application of a stretch fabric in key points of the jacket. The cut and the fit is inspired by the Axiom jacket, one of the greatest successes of Outdoor Research.
What is really interesting about the Topo is that even if the jacket stretches it still maintains waterproofness and breathability. It is articulated in order to provide flexibility and free of movements in key spots of the body. The Topo fabric, in coyote, is also designed to be worn under chest-rigs, plate carriers and backpack. In certain spots, during high-intensity activities, both breath-ability and stretch are required for comfort and maximum performance.
The Topo Jacket is available in Multicam and Coyote for a MSRP of approximately $500.
For more info please visit: military.outdoorresearch.com/
The original transitional MultiCam camouflage served a very precious role for concealment in Afghanistan where varied terrain provided a problem in “blending in” with a environment specific camouflage pattern. There was although the request of a wider variety of more specific patterns of camouflages. The answer was the release of a “family” of four new types of MultiCam, which are designed to cover Arid, Tropic, and Alpine terrains. They have also released a MultiCam Black pattern specific to law enforcement.
One of the key points of MultiCam is the fact that it allows the individual on the field to move within diffrent enviroments without being easily detected. By adding these four new variants (mainly “Arid” and “Tropical”) they have enhanced the capability of the single operator, allowing a more accurate and mission specific piece of gear, while keeping the main feature of the MultiCam Pattern.
MultiCam Alpine (Snow Covered Environment)
MultiCam Arid (Open Desert Sand and Rock Terrain)
MultiCam Tropical (Lush Jungle Environment)
MultiCam Black (Law Enforcement Identification)