Introducing | The UF PRO – New Striker Stealth Smock. UF PRO Breathes New Life Into The Classic Combat Smock.
As announced at this year’s IWA exhibition in Nuremberg, today UF PRO will be releasing their new and innovative Striker Stealth Smock to the international market. The UF PRO Striker Stealth Smock merges features of a combat jacket and a load bearing vest in a very unique way.
Ever since the paratroopers of WWII adopted the classic smock design it has been the trademark of elite users worldwide. However, with the increased use of chest rigs and plate carriers many have questioned whether such a design is still valid for the modern battlefield. To answer this, the Design Team at UF PRO have completely reinvented the concept with a unique twist.
The concept of the Stealth Smock was born out of a project with a German military unit which was in search of a jacket that would offer a full pocket functionality for their most essential gear on a short-term mission.
UF PRO came up with a design so that the jacket could carry a wide range of gear; the Stealth Smock can be loaded with as much as 12 – 15 kg, but in order to maintain user agility with a fully loaded jacket, they had to rethink the whole concept of a smock design.
A substantial part of the new Stealth Smock is the breathable load bearing system, which consists out of two modules; a waist belt which not only carries the weight but also fixes it onto the hip area, and a huge area of air/pac® inserts in the upper torso and back area which carries the remaining weight.
The special thing about the Stealth Smock pocket configuration is that it is modular. The integrated front MOLLE system allows the wearer to either attach his own or the new UF PRO pouches.
The Striker Stealth Smock can be equipped with the UF PRO Elbow pads, and benefits from the excellent Hood/Harness system which allows unhindered vision, air circulation and good hearing while wearing the hood.
MultiCam and PenCott GreenZone variants are created using a combination of 50% Nylon, 50% Cotton Ripstop, and 100% CORDURA fabric in the reinforced areas, whereas Flecktarn and Brown-Grey make use of the Polyester, Cotton Ripstop blend, and 100% CORDURA fabrics, all of the very highest quality and durability.
The unique load bearing system of the Striker Stealth Smock combined with the choice of first rate fabrics and some cutting-edge design ensures that even fully loaded the jacket does not get caught up around you whenever you make a move. It ergonomically distributes the weight over the whole torso and provides truly excellent levels of comfort and performance.