Condor Phantom Soft Shell Jacket – Budget Tactical Jacket

March 31, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Yeah the Condor Phantom Soft Shell Tactical Jacket might scream too tactical but I really don’t care.  Its too damn functional to not be used as an every day jacket.  Currently it’s been 20 degrees on average here in Michigan and this jacket has performed admirably.

Quite frankly I’d rather spend $60 on this soft shell than dishing out $180 for a ‘Name Brand’ jacket.  Sure it doesn’t have the label bling but thats why I bought it.

Condor Phantom_5I wanted an affordable and functional jacket that I can use around town and to keep warm while on the range.

It keeps me dry and reasonably warm with its construction.  It has 3 layers of warmth – Polyester, Breathable film membrane mid layer and Super fine fleece inner layer.

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Although its not windproof, I did find it’s water resistant.  Not quite waterproof as claimed.  I purchased a Coyote Brown XL.  Please note not all Coyote Brown is Coyote Brown. I usually wear a 42 suit jacket and the XL fits a tiny bit big.  I don’t mind the extra room because I normally layer a North Face Nimble Jacket underneath (review coming soon).

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Two velcro patches and sleeve pockets are the major reason I purchased it.  I find that sleeve pockets are simply functional and convenient.  I love stowing chap stick, ear buds, keys or anything I don’t want mixed in my chest pocket. I’ve decided that every outer shell I buy from now has to have sleeve pockets.

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The Condor Phantom is a do all jacket that has earned my every day carry nod.

You can find the Condor Phantom 606 Tactical Soft Shell Jacket here.