The Tac3 is an intermediate weight hooded jacket with Softie insulation lined with a brushed Thermal Suede lining for additional comfort, writes Mike Gormley.
This Snugpak jacket is perfect for those days when a bit more warmth is required and the need for a hood is likely.
The Tac3 has a permanently fitted hood that can be rolled into the collar and secured. It is classed by Snugpak as an intermediate weight jacket so is suited for times when the temperature is likely to be hovering down to around 0°C but great on those chill breezy days, we seem to be getting a lot of this year in UK. I’m pleased to say this one is made at Snugpak’s Silsden factory in Yorkshire and uses the company’s own Swiss-made Softie Premier insulation so is not likely to get held up in any future ‘ship jams’ in the Suez Canal! The outer material is the windproof and water-resistant Paratex Micro with the cosy feel TS1 Thermal Suede on the inside.
I have had the opportunities to use this on various spring outings, including on Dartmoor where it proved perfect in the changeable conditions. The hoody has also been great as a cosy top to put on after a trip out on my kayak to warm up.
The Tac3 has a useful selection of pockets. Two hand-warmer Thermal Suede lined hip pockets, chest ‘phone’ pocket and an inner ‘wallet’’ pocket. There is also an upper arm pocket. Both arms have hook and loop patches for your relevant insignia if required.
This jacket is a flexible and nice to wear versatile garment which is at home being used for an outdoor pub visit as well as out on the hill. Drawcords are fitted to the hood, to help keep the chill out, and thumb loops on the cuffs to prevent that annoying situation when the sleeves move up while you are active.
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