Developed by Snugpak® with input from members of the Police and military personnel, professional navigators and meteorological staff and the UK Search & Rescue Community. The new functional Snugpak® Venture Range has been created to support you on operations, whether you are completing urban search operations, tactical and dynamic entry, or need an identification layer when called upon for immediate actions.
The Snugpak Tactical TS1 Smock has been created to support you in the face of adversity
The Snugpak® Tactical TS1 Smock is ideal for operations where the main environmental considerations are wind and cooler autumnal temperatures, as well as night operations:
• Police Search Operations
• Military Operations
• Deliberate and Immediate Action
• Dynamic Entry
• TSG & ARV Operations
• OGA Operations, such as Coastguard or Immigration
The Snugpak® Tactical TS1 Smock is designed to provide excellent protection against winds, as well as light rain showers. The Tactical TS1 Smock is lighter than a normal jacket, using small YKK zips, packing down to the size of an orange, ideal for when size and weight need to be kept to a minimum. It can be worn with a variety of base layers, such as the Snugpak 2nd Skinz Coolmax base layer and the TS1 lining efficiently moves moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and regulating core temperature when completing deliberate and immediate actions.
The Snugpak® Tactical TS1 Smock is a dual layer garment and uses both Paratex Micro as a face fabric, and an internal TS1, Thermal Suede, lining. The Tactical TS1 Smock is ideal for cooler months, and is light enough to be worn all day long, becoming a stalwart item of clothing for operational personnel. The quick drying, Paratex Micro 100% nylon material has a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. Water repellency can be maintained with a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic re-treatment with suitable after care products, such as Nikwax and Grangers. The Tactical TS1 Smock will keep you dry in a short, light shower, giving you time to find a safe place to stop and put on more effective (hardshell) waterproof layers, if required. The Tactical TS1 Smock can also be worn over waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, allowing easy access to your operational equipment, such as radios, search packs and K9 equipment.
TS1, which stands for Thermal Suede, is a lightweight soft polyester fabric that can be worn next to the skin, with a sueded finish, and uses a combination of yarns with different thicknesses; microfibre yarns (less than 1dtex) go on the outside and macrofibre (3dtex) go on the inside. A Decitex (dtex), is a unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibres and materials, expressed as grams per 10,000m.
These macrofibre yarns are raised to produce a short pile, similar in feel to Suede and the overall TS1 construction exploits the basic physical property that water will always move from a low to high surface area or from the Macro to Micro filament yarns, thus moving water from the body towards the outside of the garment, allowing it to breathe through the Paratex Micro outer fabric.
In dry, cooler conditions, the cut of the Tactical TS1 Smock enables you to layer effectively with additional thinner insulation, or warmer fleece layers worn underneath so that core temperature can be effectively managed. In warmer months, it is light and cool enough to be worn all day, especially when searching and walking continuously. The Tactical TS1 Smocks can also be layered with the Softie® SV3 Vest, SJ3 and SJ6 Jackets for colder conditions or when searches are slower and more methodical, when insulation needs to be maintained.
The Tactical TS1 Smock allows essential equipment to be carried centrally, with easy access when wearing a day sack, Bergen and/or DE harness and maintains its core functionality with other operational equipment. The TS1 Smock is both Soft Armour Panel (SAP) and Hard Armour Panel Plate Carrier (PC) compatible.
The dual layer Tactical TS1 Smock incorporates a unique design, for the storage and use of essential equipment, such as a map and compass, building plans and IA equipment, for tactical reloads, as well as more modern devices such as smartphones and tablets, when completing iSeries Navigation™:
• Made in the UK. Support UK manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality.
• Unisex Design
• Low-Visibility Tactical Black
• Extremely Lightweight & durable, perfect for when weight and space need to be considered;
• Windproof: The Paratex Micro fabric protects you from wind chill
• Breathable: The Paratex Micro high moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you’re active
• Comfortable: The TS1 lining adds a layer of insulation to keep the wearer comfortable all day
• Can be packed down and stored in its own chest pouch
• APALS® Soft Hook & Loop Patches
• Unit/Name Badge Soft Hook & Loop Patches
• Large Map Chest Pocket, with Internal D-Rings
• Large & Small External Pouches
• External D-Ring for LED Torches, etc
• TS1 Lined Hand Warmer ‘Muff’ Pocket;
• Thumb Loops
• Hem & Neck adjuster for a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation
• 1/4 Length YKK Zip, to help trap warm air, or ventilate
• Soft Armour Panel (SAP) and Hard Armour Plate Carrier (PC) Compatible
• Customise with effective layering for colder weather.
For the entire Snugpak® Venture Range, the hood has been removed, allowing greater compatibility with other items of clothing, but the storage space remains. This allows you to roll up items such as a neck scarf, Buff®, fleece liner gloves or skull cap and store them close to hand.
• Chest Pocket
The Venture Range includes a central map case pocket in the chest area, for the storage of a full size (Large) map case, such as the SILVA® Carry Dry Map Case (265x480mm), or an iPad® mini™ within a waterproof eCase® (185x238mm). The main pocket also incorporates two D-rings to secure essential items, such as a compass or whistle, to prevent accidental loss, as well as tethering other waterproof cases so that they do not need to be carried in an unsafe position around the neck.
A large Outer-Pocket on the front of the central chest pocket, with a hook & loop security tab and a functional D-ring. This pocket can accommodate an A6 folded map, or a notebook and pen/pencil, or smartphones in a waterproof case, such as the iPhone 5S in the waterproof eCase® (105x175mm) as well as small digital cameras. In front of this is a smaller outer-pocket with hook & loop security tab, ideal for keeping your compass close to hand, or used for securing smaller energy gels, pens, pencils etc when on the move.
The large outer pocket is compatible with an issue Magpul® Dynamics 30Rd eMag and the smaller outer pocket can accommodate a Glock® double-stacked 9mm magazine for fast and efficient tactical reloads, when additional equipment and plate carriers are not to hand.
• Hook & Loop Patches
Throughout the Venture Range designs, there are various Hook & Loop Patches, designed to accommodate APALS® Personal Identification (PID) LEDs, or 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Tabs to make you more visible in low-light conditions. Small APALS® patches are located on the back of the collar, as well as the left sleeve. There is also a larger soft Hook & Loop patch on the Right arm, for ID’s, Morale Patches as well as Group and Organisation Patches, allowing you to personalise your Venture Smock. Soft Hook & Loop is also available on the front of the small outer-pouch, for either an APALS® LED or reflective marker.
• Hand Pockets
The Tactical TS1 Smock design also incorporates a harness compatible, muff-style, hand-warmer pocket, giving you a large internal storage space if needed. It can also be used for storing other essential items and will keep them safe due to the deep pocket and side zips that prevent items falling out.
TACTICAL TS1 SMOCK
SIZE CHEST MEASUREMENT
XS 32-35 81-89
S 36-39 92-99
M 40-43 102-109
L 44-47 112-120
XL 48-51 122-130
XXL 52-55 132-140
Each clothing range has a unique size chart (all sizing is approximate)
HOW TO MEASURE
Measure around the fullest part, place the tape close under the arms and make sure the tape is flat across the back
**PLEASE ALLOW 10-14 DAYS FOR DELIVERY YOUR JACKET IS MADE TO ORDER**
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