Optimal Warmth Lets Wearer Focus on Mission, Not on Cold
UF PRO, maker of innovative clothing for military and law enforcement personnel, recently announced it will begin selling a frigid-weather combat shirt offering optimal upper body warmth and dryness. Called the AcE Winter Combat Shirt, the new product is meant to supply comfort enough to allow wearers to stay focused on the mission and not be distracted by the cold climate.
“The AcE Winter Combat Shirt soon will be available at the UF PRO online shop and at its brick- and-mortar retail counterpart in Trzin,” the company revealed. UF PRO added that it will send via email to subscribers of its e-newsletter an alert announcing the exact date of initial availability. “Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to know,” UF PRO Head of Product Development Armin Wagner assured. Ideal Cold-Weather Wear Wagner hailed the AcE Winter Combat Shirt as the ideal piece of tactical wear for cold weather: “It eliminates the problem of layering up to keep out the cold, only to then overheat, start sweating, and cause the shirt to become frozen.”
“Constructed with a windproof and water-repellent outer layer, the AcE Winter Combat Shirt achieves ideal interior temperatures with the help of a special high-performance, lightweight, and breathable thermal lining,” he said. “Importantly, the AcE Winter Combat Shirt is designed to expel sweat so the wearer feels dry at all times.”
The shirt’s comfort is due in part to air/pac inserts fabricated into the shoulder and upper back. The air/pac inserts serve another purpose – according to Wagner, closing the supplied ventilation openings will cause air to become trapped, which then provides an extra source of insulation. The AcE Winter Combat Shirt can be worn alone or with other gear, such as a hard-shell jacket, an additional thermal jacket, body armour or a backpack, Wagner indicated. “An angled front zipper improves its compatibility with additional layers,” said Wagner. “You can also add 8mm-thick air/pac mesh inserts to help distribute the weight of body armour or a heavy backpack.”
“Meanwhile, front and side zippers control the flow of air between insulation layers and regulate how much of that flow directly traverses the wearer’s abdomen and back,” he said. Another valuable feature is openings in the shirt’s wrist-warmers. “They let you easily check your watch,” he relayed. “Also, there’s a collar adjuster to prevent blowing snow from finding its way down the shirt.”
Because elbows invariably are subjected to the harshest abuse in the field, UF PRO crafted that area of the shirt with Cordura reinforcement.”This makes the elbows exceptionally durable,” Wagner said. As for colour choices, Wagner reported that the AcE Winter Combat Shirt will be available in Frost-Grey, Black, Brown-Grey, and MultiCam.