Gear Vertx Tactical Tips: New Gear for the Weather Recoil Staff November 15, 2021 1 Comments, Join the Conversation The ideal rain jacket attempts the impossible: to be as watertight as a plastic bag, while as breathable as cotton. Beyond that, the quality of outerwear is often measured by its ability to layer with other articles of clothing, equipping the wearer with a greater level of adaptability to their environment. Now available in a women's model, the Vertx Fury Hardshell sheds water, while balancing both heat and moisture, creating a micro-climate around the wearer. Coming in hot, the Vertx Firebase hoodie is what we might call a tech-hoodie, featuring a series of small but important improvements on the classic garment. From the athletic fit to the cutout for a watch, we can see the evolution of clothing taking place in real-time. Women's Fury Hardshell Features: Waterproof breathable shell with taped seamsVaporCore™ powered by 37.5® Active Particle Technology captures and releases moisture, keeping the body in its ideal microclimate of 37.5% relative humidity with a core temperature of 37.5 degrees CelsiusInternal AbrasionGuard™ lining resists wear from CCW and EDC gearZippered pass-throughs in both front hand pockets allow discreet access to appendix-carry gearExtended tail maintains belt and back coverage when bending and during strenuous activitiesFitted hood with reinforced visor and rear neck stiffener has top and side opening adjustmentsArticulated sleeves and seamless underarm gussets improve range of movementHood and hem adjust with locking shock cordsZip-through storm collar with extended chin protectionWater-resistant YKK® main zipperAthletic fit allows for layering for added protection or to quickly change up your look Construction: All seams are taped for 100% waterproof protectionYKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers on front closure, hand pockets and internal pass-throughsSnag-proof gathered elastic closure on sleeve cuffsStorm flaps cover YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers on left chest and hand pocketsLocking shock cord adjustments on hood and bottom hem Fabric and Technology: Shell: 98% Nylon/2% Spandex shell with 37.5® laminateAbrasionGuard™: 96% Polyester/4% SpandexYKK® VISLON® Aquaguard® main zipper with internal wind guardVaporCore™ powered by 37.5® Active Particle Technology captures and releases moisture, keeping the body in its ideal microclimate of 37.5% relative humidity with a core temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius Men's Firebase Hoody Features: Athletic fit allows layering for a variety of looksInternal AbrasionGuard™ lining resists wear from CCW and EDC gearFull-zip front with extended chin guard for enhanced weather protectionVertical zippered pass-throughs concealed inside zippered hand pockets allow discreet access to appendix-carry itemsRoomy internal left chest pocket with vertical zipper for convenient access to cell phone, ID and other small itemsFitted stretch hood is cordless to reduce snag hazards and provides full neck coverage with chin guardDrop-back hem maintains belt and back coverage when bending and during strenuous activitiesAll zippers are YKK®– the main zipper locks while pocket and pass-through zippers are non-lockingRemovable shoulder patches allow addition of ID patches or pen and tool storageIR patch on hood offers added visibilityWatch window provides discreet access to wrist-worn gearComms pass-throughs inside hand pockets allow concealment of wires and cords Construction: Flatlock main seams to improve comfortRaglan sleeve construction removes irritating seams from top of shoulders4-way stretch fabric allows for added mobilityBinding on edge of hood adds durability and adds structure to improve visibilityYKK® VISLON® reverse coil self-repairing nylon zippersExternal zipper garages and quiet zipper pulls eliminate rattleGauntlet-style cuff with thumb loopMesh at top of pocket bag provides ventilationPill and abrasion-resistant material extends the life of the garment Fabric and Technology: Body: 47% nylon/36% polyester/17% SpandexAbrasionGuard™: 96% polyester/4% Spandex Find out more at vertx.com MORE TACTICAL TIPS FROM VERTX Vertx EDC BagsGo Pack and Firebase BandolierGear On The Go: Vertx Contingencty DuffleVertx Jackets and HoodiesVertx EDC Pants Explore RECOILweb:Tactical Tailor Releases New MALICE ClipCZ BREN 2 Review: Bren'ding The RulesBargain AR UpgradesKeep Your Head in the Fight NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. 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