So far I really like this jacket. It’s more low profile without the lower back pocket and no forearm pocket. Having said that, I don’t think it should have the Velcro shoulder patches. The color and stitching are nice.
As for size, I’m 5’10” 215 with broad shoulders and the XL fits perfect. Sleeves are a tad long. Nice offering from Condor despite being made in China.
The Meridian Fleece Hoody is exactly what I expected and hoped it would be. It is of good quality and is true to size which can sometimes be an issue with other clothing manufacturers. I own a considerable number of Condor products and have not been disappointed with any of them.
This is my second Condor Elite bag and I must say that the quality of the Elite line is far above the standard Condor. I haven’t used the bag much yet so I can’t speak as to its performance but so far I am impressed.
I did call Condor prior to purchasing to ask what the differences were in the Gen 2 Failsafe versus Gen 1, and was told someone would call me back. No one ever did. My only comment would be that I know a lot of people said that they wished the front pouch zipper opening on the Gen 1 was bigger. I thought for sure Condor would address this in the Gen 2 but it doesn’t appear so. I don’t own a Gen 1 but from photos it appears the opening is the same size. It’s functional but it does seem like it could be bigger given the amount of material.
Other than that I love the Slate color. This is a perfect addition to my collection of packs.
I bought a black Condor Elite Tactical Belt for my dad for Christmas. He is a Vietnam Vet and a very busy outdoorsy/construction guy who enjoys well built clothes that hold up well to rough use. With that in mind, every part of this belt is exceptionally. The belt material is thick and feels very sturdy. Wondering if it could be used in a situation where it had hold your weight is not a reasonable question. Wondering if it could be used to pull your truck out of a ditch would be a more reasonable question, it's that heavy duty! Same for the clasp, super tough. From a looks perspective, my dad and I both think it looks great. I can't say it did much for my wife or my mom, probably not a clothing article you'll ever see in GQ but I view that as a good thing. Another thing I liked about it is the range of adjustability. I didn't measure it but it's a lot. My dad noticed it too and joked about not having to worry about it fitting following his Christmas dinner adventure. My final, and I think the best possible, compliment is that I liked it so much I'm going to buy one for myself.
Made in USA; feels very light; great colors; nice fit