606: PHANTOM Soft Shell Jacket
The Condor Phantom Soft Shell Jacket is designed with a three layer integrated shell fabric technology with reinforcement on the forearms. This durable, waterproof, lightweight, breathable fabric contains billions of microscopic pores smaller than a raindrop, but hundred times larger than a molecule of water. The triple layer combination wicks moisture, stops water from passing through, and circulates body heat.
||- Vertical chest pocket
- Two hand pockets
- Two sleeve pockets
- Two 4" x 4" shoulder patch panels
- Two internal pockets
- Full front double zipper
- Underarm vent zipper
- Double layer reinforced forearm
- Drawstring waistband
- Adjustable wrist cuff
- Full front YKK zipper with double zipper pull
||Olive Drab, Black, Tan, Navy, Foliage
- Outer Layer: 100% polyester, 4-way elastic, high density fabric.
- Mid Layer: breathable film membrane.
- Inner Layer: super fine fleece.
- NO Bleach, NO Iron, NO Dry Clean
- Wash inside out in low temperature
- Tumble dry in low heat
Awesome jacket for the price
12/11/2013 6:42 PM
I have had this jacket for several months and have held off on writing a review until I could use the jacket to it's full potential.
One recent usage for this jacket was on my trek to the top of Mount St Helens recently, white out conditions, 10 degree weather, 35+ Mph winds, it worked amazing at the top, kept me dry and the wind away. In the recent cold of 10-20 degrees, it has kept me warm (with proper layering). It's great by it's self for 40+ but below, I add the Alpha Microfleece or the same. I wear this jacket on all my outdoor activities, camping, fishing, hiking, climbing, tactical athlete events, military field problems, etc.
The quality of the jacket was far better than most of the bad reviews have you believe. For the price you can't go wrong. I have used it extensively in the Pacific North West and it has stood up to some of the worst conditions it has to show here.
The only downfalls are like previously noted;
- The zipper could be re-designed alot better, it is hard to zip sometimes, and impossible with gloves.
- The waist area should have a draw string, because wearing this jacket makes it seem like I am pregnant.
- The sizes do fit small, I have always worn a Medium, I am 6'0 180lbs and Athletic/Slim build, but after reading reviews ordered a large; and the Large fit perfect, I can also layer with it not being to snug inside.
- If it was Made in America and had at minimum some type of warranty, it would make this even better.
Other than those, I Have had no complaints what-so-ever. I will continue to recommend this product to others.
10/5/2013 5:09 PM
Amazing jacket hands down. I like the pocket layout way better on this than the summit. that being said i really wish they made this is multicam! ive contacted them about it with no reply. keeping my fingeres crossed.
Great Intermediate Jacket!
12/10/2012 7:27 AM
I bought one of these to accompany the Condor Summit that I own. The latter is a great jacket but a bit too much for most of the year here in south-central Texas (however, it's great when I travel to colder climates!).
The Phantom is a better option for this part of the country. It's warm but breathes well, very windproof and with the ability to unzip the sides, it's extremely versatile! While it doesn't have as many pockets as the Summit, it has more than enough for my needs.
The only cons I can think of are like the Summit, it could use a more beefier main zipper and the older versions of this had slots behind the sleeve Velcro to put pens in, the one I got doesn't.
Outside of those two minor issues, it is an excellent jacket and holds up well! I am definitely happy with my purchase and highly recommend the Phantom to anyone looking for a good, intermediate tactical jacket!
Civilian Tactical Team Leader
1/23/2012 4:42 PM
Great looking jacket, simple with good features. Definitely needs to come in smaller sizes, as the small is still quite big. Anyone shorter than 5'8 would probably look like they're wearing their dad's jacket. Otherwise would make a great jacket for the team.
Civil Air Patrol Squadron Commander
11/11/2011 4:58 AM
My squadron decided to purchase the Phantom to wear when we don't wear our military style uniforms. To a person, the members love them. Light weight (important here in southeast Texas), but warm enough for temps in the 30s and 40s. Our pilots love the plethora of pockets. The only suggestions that have been made are to manufacture these in extra small so our smallest member can wear one, and to add a velcro patch to the chest for name tags.