Helikon-Tex’ DEFENDER MK2 Shirt Short Sleeve

MONS Gear Box Product Review

The heavy duty (320g at 155g/m2) DEFENDER Mk2 short sleeve Shirt, an update to the older DEFENDER model reconfigured to fit into Helikon-Tex’ Urban line, is targeted at law enforcement and security personnel and/or active people, combining a functional and tactical design with enough room for movement and low profile body armour underneath. Made out of Polycotton Ripstop (58% Cotton, 40% Polyester and 2% Elastane), it is very breathable and quick-drying, with button closure in the front and four pockets on the chest.

Each side has an expandable pocket that has a Velcro flap with another, almost hidden, pocket underneath, which is accessible by a covered YKK zipper. Clean and crisp, the Helikon-Tex DEFENDER MK2 is a wonderful piece of clothing for the summer, with enough room for everyday uses, while being low key enough to not make the shirt to bulky.

The light CVC Ripstop fabric is better summer proposition for active wear in any terrain, including the urban jungle. It is lighter, better wicks humidity, is more breathable and dries quicker. Front stiffener under the collar prevents collar rolling, making it stay neat even under duress.

This shirt is designed for law officers, operators, security personnel and active persons who need garment combining functionality, tactical look and aesthetics. It is cut loose enough to allow movement, hide a low-profile body armour or IWB (Inside the Waistband) holster.

 

The Helikon-Tex DEFENDER MK2 is a wonderful piece of clothing for the summer, with enough room for everyday uses, while being low key enough to not make the shirt to bulky. A button slat at chest height has an eyeshade holder in the form of an inconspicuous loop, an amazing feature we think.
 
Each side has an expandable pocket with a Velcro flap with another, almost hidden, pocket underneath, which is accessible by a covered YKK zipper.

 

Each side has an expandable pocket with a Velcro flap.
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Each side has an almost hidden pocket underneath the breast pocket, which is accessible by a covered YKK zipper. Access to the DEFENDER Mk2 shirt zippered pockets is established from the side.

 

It is very breathable and quick-drying and the zippered pockets are made of mesh, giving extra comfort.
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The collar is buttoned down, which results in a very formal overall look.

 

A button slat at chest height has an eyeshade holder in the form of an inconspicuous loop, an amazing feature we think.

 

The stitching is clean and together with the heavier fabric gives an overall feel is of high quality.

 

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Publish date

06/18/2018

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