Condor Summit Soft Shell Jacket
The Condor Summit Soft Shell Jacket features a durable, waterproof, lightweight, breathable fabric that contains billions of microscopic pores smaller than a raindrop, but hundreds times larger than a molecule of water vapor. The triple layer combination wicks moisture, stops water from passing through and circulates body heat.
- OUTER LAYER: 100% Polyester, 4-way elastic, high density fabric
- MID LAYER: Breathable film membrane
- INNER LAYER: Super fine Fleece
- Lined stand-up collar
- Stow-away hood
- Two shoulder pockets
- Two 4" x 4" shoulder patch panels
- Two internal pockets
- Two highrise slash chest pockets
- Forearm pocket
- Double zipper back pocket
- Underarm vent zipper
- Double layer reinforced forearm
- Drawstring waistband and hood
- Adjustable wrist cuff
- CARE INSTRUCTIONS: No bleach, no iron, no dry clean; wash inside out in low temperature; tumble dry in low heat
- 90-Day Manufacturer's Warranty
COLORS: Black, Coyote Tan, Foliage, Navy, Multicam or Olive Drab
Good, lightweight, shell
Posted by Charles on Sep 14th 2015
I bought this jacket two years ago and haven't had much of a chance to run it through its paces until recently. Over the last five months, that is between November and March I've got to know my Condor pretty well. First of all, I like this jacket but I think it has some issues.... The reason I'm dinging it one full star is for the zippers. They are fine toothed and not that sturdy. My zipper failed in the first six months I had the jacket. The zipper failed before I even really had a chance to get out and work in it. Now, if I am careful, I can and do use it, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to replace it before too long. The half star is because it seems to have minor quality problems such in stitching and the laminating of the cuff straps. I have since glued the straps back together and not had any problem. Those aren't big but could be. Overall though, the jacket has stood up quite well to rough treatment through heavy brush, across rocks, truck floors and beds, and being dragged through all sorts of other conditions on the outside of a pack. It is basically a shell though and a highly breathable one at that. I usually wear a large and bought an extra large. Mine fits comfortably over two lightweight shirts and a mid weight sweater. As others have written, the pockets are great and the Velcro on the sleeves is handy.
Way too short
Posted by Michael on Sep 14th 2015
This is an awesome jacket and I would love to be able to keep it. Unfortunately the jacket is WAY to short. I'm 6 foot 2 inches and the bottom of the 3xl sits right at my belt line. If I raise my arms at all the jacket flies high above the waist. Not sure why they made it so short. If Condor starts making tall sizes I'll be the first one in line to get this jacket again!
Posted by Daniel on Sep 14th 2015
Received my Condor Summit in a large but the sleeves were a little tight returned for a XL and it fits perfect! Starting the Zipper is a little tricky but everything else was exactly as described, lots of pockets roomy hood fits a ball cap perfect, plenty of adjusting bands in waist and hood especially like the inside zip pockets. The inside of the jacket has nice brushed sued feel. I also carry OSW open front and the jacket length is perfect and stays close to my sides, I recommend this jacket but remember you may want to order size larger if you arms are larger. Have not tested it in the rain yet but what little we had it beaded up and rolled right off!
Condor tac jacket soft shell
Posted by Jacob on Sep 14th 2015
I got it in 4 days it was $85 and I bought some patches for it also I carry concealed a kimber full size custom 1911 with two mags in a mag pouch and it doesn't show in my in the wast band holster the grip doesn't show so if you are planning to get this for edc conceald or even open carry for fall/ winter / maby spring. as long as it didn't get over 75degrees Its comfy. it has 8 pockets two chest pockets/ a mid arm pocket/ two shoulder pockets/ two inner chest side pockets /and a lower back pocket it is about 90 percent waterproof it had a stowaway hood in the coller its not that bulky on the coller if ur thinking it will be its acutely rather nice/ it has rubber Velcro wrist straps that are military tough and will not break off the jacket is made in china but has very good stiches the only con is the zipper pulleys are nylon crap chines fabric I made a 550 para cord pulleys for all of the straps this is my edc jacket I carry a survive pack a I phone 5 two knives a leatherman a sure fire flashlight a lighter I don't smoke . some 5:11 gloves and my keys also I would recommend you getting a size larger than what your shirt size is / it is made of -outer layer: 100 percent polyester,4 way elastic,Mid layer:breathable film membrane, Inner layer:super Comfy fine fleece. Also the jacket has draw strings on the waist, neck, and hood.
Posted by Ryan on Sep 14th 2015
As I said, this jacket is good but not great. The biggest weakpoint is the zippers. They just seem cheap. The zippers on the pits lets wind in and too much heat out even when zipped up. I always found myself really trying to keep from raising my arms on a windy day with it. While I never took it out in a torrential downpour, the shell seemed to absorb a surprising amount of water, which didn't transfer through. However, it did take a while for it to dry out. The second is the stitching. It started coming undone rather quickly in spots. The hood is a bit bulky. It feels like I have a choker on when its rolled up and I have it fully zipped. It looks like it was designed for wear with a helmet as it is excessively roomy. The jacket is comfortable down to 30F and maybe more if you keep active. For a $90 softshell, its good and probably the best knockoff of the TAD hoodie out there, which is 4x as expensive.
Posted by Nick on Sep 14th 2015
I just got this jacket in and wow the quality of this thing I second to none every zipper pull and tap look great and the weight of it is better than I expected for what it costs I live in Florida so it will get more wet weather use than cold but I can't wait for this winter to finally get here so I can use it. Also the ammount of pockets and velcro patches on it just makes this awesome coat even better... Thank you uscav
Posted by Stephen on Sep 14th 2015
Very nice and comfortable jacket. Best thing to know is that if you wear an XL get the XXL. It'll fit like an XL. Trust me, if you order your normal size, you'll be sending it back and ordering the next larger size. Great jacket !!
Great jacket, but the zipper needs help.
Posted by Jonathan on Sep 14th 2015
I love the jacket - the look is great, it is very functional, and I can see that I will use it for many years to come. My only issue with the jacket is the zipper. I agree with the other reviews - the zipper is hard to start at times. If Condor could have resolved that issue, this jacket would be awesome (easily a 5 star rating). It is a great buy for the price, and I don't regret the purchase at all.
Pushed to Failure - But Not Easily
Posted by Kerry on Sep 14th 2015
I picked up this jacket in December, 2010, to wear on my motorcycle yet feel comfortable at a camp site or any where else my travels lead me. As a full time motorcyclist, I wore this jacket virtually every day in every kind of weather for 15 months. Here's what I found: 1. The shell is sturdier than I thought. I had fears of it piling and picking and looking bad. Has not happened. The black has faded just a little from constant sun exposure but not drastically. 2. The coat can become saturated. Driving freeways at 70 MPH during heavy rainstorms drives the water into those microscopic pores. This makes the coat rather heavy and takes a few days to completely dry out. 3. The zippers are the weak point. Any water that came through the coat was around the zippers - the main front one and the ones on the chest pockets. Ultimately, the front zipper has given out. I will get that replaced with something more sturdy and return this jacket to active duty. 4. Those shoulder pockets are a great place to staff a spare pair of gloves and a lightweight beanie for when the weather turns a bit sour while out. The hook & loop panels on the pockets actually keep the shoulders from looking like they are bulging with the gloves and hat inside. 5. The back pass through pocket is lined with mesh. Open those Pit Zips and unzip the (empty) back pocket and you get great air flow around your body while riding! 6. The constant beating of the wind was hard on the zipper pulls. I replaced them with pieces of 550 cord fed through heater hose. These are much easier to use with my gloved hands while riding. 7. The wrist and waist cinches work great to seal out cold air when needed. 8. The collar is high enough to reach up under the rim of a full face cycle helmet - wonderful to have on cold and/or rainy days. 9. This jacket easily goes from stand alone to part of a layered system to make it functional virtually all year. I have recommended this jacket to friends and will be making the needed repairs to the main zipper to keep this jacket in service for at least another year of daily use.
I love this jacket
Posted by Bill on Sep 14th 2015
Looks good, nice and sturdy. I especially like the pockets. The sizing is way off though - I normally wear a 2X so I ordered the 3X, which is still a very snug fit. Still, the awesomeness of this jacket more than compensates. A little more time at the track and less at the dinner table will make it perfect.