Being located in Alberta, Canada, SEALS Action Gear probably know a bit about cold weather and snow – and it looks like they’re getting ready for in style this year – judging by the snapshots of their latest prototypes that they recently posted on their Facebook page.
First up is the latest incarnation of their famous SOFTIE Jacket / Liner. What’s new about this version 4.1 ULTRA SOFTIE is that has been made fully-reversible, with MultiCam on one side and PenCott-SnowDrift™ on the other! The ULTRA SOFTIE is ultra-lightweight and stuffable and comes with a free stuff-sack included.
Under its new ownership, SEALS Action Gear has also updated and upgraded the design of their tried-and-tested Combat Anorak 4.1. The new Combat Anorak 4.2 features changes to the wrist cuffs, neck opening, hood, and arm pockets – as well as new additional rear “stash” pockets. The first prototype also features the same 50D polyester fabric, printed in PenCott-SnowDrift™ camouflage as the 4.1 ULTRA SOFTIE – other fabric and camo choices will be coming soon.
close-up view of the new hood and neck closure design
close-up view of the chest pocket zipper, flap and Velcro tab
close-up view of the new jump-rated sleeve pocket – small strips of hook-and-loop reduces noise signature
hook-and-loop reduces the bulk of buttons and the weight of metal snaps – also gives better fit for heat regulation
rear stash pocket for gloves, soft hat, map case, etc.
The first batches of both of these new products are going to special operations units – once those orders have been fulfilled, SEALS will be updating their website with full info and pricing for the new SOFTIE and Anorak (plus matching pants). Look for that to happen within the next month or two.