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Updated on November 23, 2012
From its conceal carry new line, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical has announced the first item available in 2011. Based on the Dorrington, one of Woolrich’s most popular traditional jackets, the Elite Discreet Carry Twill Jacket ($129.99, $149.99) has large, reinforced inner pockets with integrated holster loops to accommodate handguns with up to a six-inch barrel. In a prior interview with the Tactical Gear Blog, the then newly appointed merchandising manager, Brian Miller, hinted at the shake-up in the concealed carry line.
“As we go forward with the spring 2011 additions to the line, I think people are going to rethink their perceptions of tactical clothing and how it can be worn for everyday concealed and carry,” stated Miller. Revisiting its more conventional clothing designs, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical has found a way to incorporate tactical features like large pockets and holster loops without compromising the overall lines of the garments.
Unique to the brand, a double angle on the inner pocket allows easier access to gear, while preventing the pocket from flaring open. The rear locker loop conceals the entrance to a hidden accessory tunnel, allowing the storage of plastic restraints and providing routing for electrical wires.
Inside of the front hand-warmer pockets, the internal accessory loops are set at a 45-degree angle for optimized access and security. They are perfect for carrying spare magazines, flashlights and other tactical tools.
With a fully adjustable hip-length waistband and cuffs, the jacket has a shell made of 11.5-ounce cotton twill and a polyester Sherpa liner. The sleeves are insulated with a diamond-quality 60-gram Arctic Insulation.
When you conceal carry, do you prefer a more traditional or tactical look?