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Rothco Special Ops Jacket

Rothco Special Ops Jacket

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its a tech fleece with a velcro spot on the shoulder. Tacticool!
Wow—had no idea so many Special Ops personnel shop on MD! You’d think the long delivery times would mess with their critical deployment dates?
I have two of these softshells and both suffer from the same exact problem. The zipper suck. They snag and catch and come loose from the jacket. Cheap zippers and a piss poor installation. So that should alone should rules these out for anybody that needs a zipper to work. Its to bad too. This jacket has a nice set of features and punches way above its weight for warmth, with good venting when you need it. Spray for water repellant and its pretty good in the rain too. But yeah. This is tacticool poser wear. I would look elsewhere. I wish I did.
Maybe if it was a bit thinner, and longer, you could use this in a techwear outfit. Hopefully it does come in a longer size anyways because I'm really tall.
This should be obvious, but if it has "Special Ops" in the name, chances are it's not combat proven. I personally don't have much experience with Rothco products other than a few things I've seen in Army surplus stores. I equate them to something like other civilian type "tactical" clothing like 5.11 products: okay for day to day use, paintball, air soft, light hiking and such, etc., but I would never consider using them for a long ruck in a combat or some other similarly harsh environment. If your work or hobbies demand more of your gear, I'd recommend considering the other brands mentioned in this video. You'll pay more, probably in the neighborhood of $300-400 for something comparable to this soft shell knock off, but it'll certainly last longer and take a lot more abuse in the field.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_tPh_0Brkg
JesseArt
Arcteryx leaf is the bomb
knock-off sub-par quality miitary gear, no thanks... Common Massdrop
I got super excited because I thought this was the concealed carry jacket... Then I was sad... I'm still sad actually.
21 and half in chest size? Can that be right?
I usually wear a medium in brands like Adidas and Nike. Should I go for the small here?
Why is this rothco crap even on here? I thought Massdrop actually gave a shit about quality.
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I agree. This jacket is poor quality. Barely keeps you warm. More of a water resistant shell than a jacket. Don't expect this to keep you warm in anything below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
JoystikJunkie
Thanks was considering for fall/ early winter jacket just for hand gun concealment. But CRAP is CRAP , you saved me a return headache!!
I’ll take the sweater the guy is wearing.... lol
I’m trying to figure out sizing. I would say I’m usually like a medium in jackets on average, however I purchased a Rothco parka from here a little while back, followed the advice to size down and ordered a small. I forsure needed the extra-small. Is it the same with this jacket?
anybody knows how waterproof is it really?
Will this keep me warm in 0 degree weather in Buffalo, NY?
AverageGuy
I live in SF and have one. It's good for the weather here but defs need more layers at colder places.
So, alone? No.
Jason Bourne would wear this
Matt DaaMon
It has no hip pockets, which is a deal breaker for me. So really think about the lack of regular hip pockets before you buy.
Zen-ish
I've had this jacket for a few years (the version w/o conceal pockets inside). It took me a few months to get used to the high pockets, but now ever jacket I have with "normal" pockets feels weird.
Looks almost exactly like the Condor Summit Tactical jacket, which was a clone or replica of the Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT. A quick search on AliExpress under "TAD jacket" will net a bunch of similar jackets under $30. I agree with @Beemanic that the zipper pulls are of horrible quality. I would either make my own with paracord and shrink tubing or purchase some higher quality ones. AliExpress might be faster shipping than Massdrop as usually it's about a 2-3 month wait until the product comes in.
do this jacket have place for concealed carry handgun ??
aditxman
From the pictures it does not look like it does. And it's a different name from the previous coat that did have a conceal carry pocket and mag pouches.
it's the ugliest jacket I've ever seen. I think in real life it looks even worse. But it's for practical use for sure
I think there really should be a pic of the lower back showing the back pockets
I received my jacket today - it is very nice with the exception of the cheap nylon zippers. I replaced the para cord zipper pulls with some proper pulls I got on ebay (10 for less than $2).
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Beemanic
What term should I search for the replacement pulls?
Fine, but where is my jacket!!!!
Drat, and I thought it would be bullet proof!
i had a similar jacket, where there were no low side pockets to stick your hands into and this is super annoying
unless you intend to run this with a gear belt/war belt this is completely stupid
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It's not stupid, because this jacket was designed for a specific purpose.
teschi
if you're actually in a position where you use war belts or other LBE often ,you'll get a softshell issued by your quartermasters and i sure do hope they dont go for rothco in real-steel environments
Never buying Rothco again. Bought one of their packs and it literally fell apart the first time I used it. Absolute trash.
Briafield
I too learned the hard way. If you buy a Rothco product, you're getting what you deserve: a cheaply made Chinese knock-off.
I missed the drop last time, didn't know when it would come back around, so actually paid about $100. Worth it.
This kind of looks like a ripoff of the triple aught design jacket
Unwisefool
You're right. It looks like a clone of the Condor Summit Jacket which was a clone of the Triple Aught Design Stealth LT jacket.
I received my drop today but the front zipper is on the other side from where I expect it to be on a men's garment. Any idea why this is and is this on purpose?
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I'm pretty sure in Asia the side of the zipper is reversed to normal. Can't remember exactly but there was something other than it being male/female
djpr
I know in the US it's a male/female thing. I once bought a hoodie (my favorite incidentally) from Asia and found the zipper reversed. I assumed it was a female/male thing, as I recall the garment being 'unisex'. I blame the metric system! :)
Based on comments that these run on the big side I ordered a medium. But it fits pretty snug on me - tight in the shoulders and back and short in the sleeves and torso.
Anyone have a large they'd want to trade with me? Extra points if you're in the Portland, OR metro area.
~Mitch
Made a poll for this and a discussion and now I see it here, so wonderful.