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Updated on November 9, 2012
We got the first look at some of the hottest tactical apparel for this fall at Propper’s headquarters. Whether it’s trying to blend, perform or keep cool, these collections boast innovative designs. If your goal is to blend into the crowd or kick up your athletic performance, the latest Propper collections have you covered.
Each of the three collections has a specific purpose. The Propper Sweep collection keeps you covert and flying under the radar, while the LS1 allows for improved agility and speed. And if you’re working in especially warm conditions, the CCMF products help you stay cool and dry.
We excited that we’ll be carrying all these lines on our online tactical superstore.
Everyone loves a hoodie, even tactical professionals. Propper has integrated key concealed technologies into the popular garment’s design to produce a new take on casual wear—the 314 ($49.99).
[Pictured is Jonathan Klamm, Propper brand rep, sporting the 314 Hooded Sweatshirt.]
Featuring a full-zip front, the hooded sweatshirt is made of polyester smooth-faced fleece. A quiet magnet closure makes it easy to get to your CCW. A badge panel is located at the upper left and the thumbholes prevent bunching and twisting.
There are two particularly puffy items in Propper’s Sweep collection. The Propper El Jefe vest ($59.99) may look like a North Face, but this item does more than keep you warm—it keeps things concealed. The quilted pattern prevents printing, which helps you maintain your cover. The full-zip front has double sliders, allowing easy access to your side holster.
Taking it up a toasty notch, the Profile Puff Jacket ($89.99) includes a super-stealth magnetic closure that allows CCW access. Again, the quilting pattern ensures you’re the only one who knows you’re packing heat. Like the El Jefe, the jacket is made of a 100 percent polyester micro ripstop.
[The Profile Puff Jacket is fully loaded with CCW features.]
The jacket and the vest have pull-out badge panels located on the left-hand chest panel. Both styles feature slip-resistant shoulders that keep straps and slings in place.
You’ll never look as a softshell the same way again. The Propper Icon Softshell Vest ($49.99) provides an extra measure of protection from the cold, while also providing functional storage. The full-zip front includes a two-way slider for belt access. In addition, the front pockets zip close for secure storage. Need more pockets? There are two internal stash pockets.
[PROPPER Icon Softshell Vest]
It doesn’t get meaner or leaner than BA Softshell Jacket ($109.99). Made of a durable polyester material, it has more pockets than you can probably use. In addition to the two zippered front hand pockets, there are two dual wrist pockets, one dual-access zip pocket on the lower back, two bicep pockets and one warrant pocket.
[BA Softshell Jacket in black]
We know the jacket is a lot to take in, so included a closer view of literally the coolest feature of this jacket—the underarm zipper vent. Feel the breeze!
[These underarm vents help cool you down, even during high-velocity situations.]
We wouldn’t be a tactical gear blog if we didn’t mention the pants. The new Propper STL I Pant ($59.99) provides exceptional performance and quality, but a much more affordable price point.
These pants won’t constrict your movements, since the 93 percent nylon, 7 percent spandex construction allows for stretch. And the gusseted crotch further supports a full range of motion.
If you can’t just stand the thought of being parted from your cargo pockets, fear not! These tactical trousers feature an angled cargo pocket on either thigh. The position allows for easy access to your gear. In addition, there is a hip pocket, perfect for an extra magazine, and back zip pockets for extra storage.
While these were some of our favorite items, there are tons of different pieces of apparel available from the exciting new Propper collections. Pre-orders for many of these items will be taken beginning next week.
What Propper item do you want to get your hands on first?