The Snugpak® Ranger Windtop is ideal for individuals where the main environmental considerations are wind, when a single layer is sufficient to protect against the elements when wearing additional heavy equipment, such as Body Armour:
• HM Forces
• Reserve Forces
• Combined Cadet Forces
• Range Training Days
• Deployed Military Operations
• Park Rangers, Game Keepers, and Fishing
The Snugpak® Ranger Windtop is designed to provide excellent protection against winds, as well as sunshine and light rain showers. The Ranger Windtop is much lighter than a normal jacket, using small YKK zips, packing down to the size of an apple, ideal for when size and weight need to be kept to a minimum. It is ideally worn with a long sleeve base layer, such as the Snugpak 2nd Skinz Coolmax base layer to move moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and regulating core temperature.
The Snugpak® Ranger Windtop is a single layer garment and uses Paratex Micro. The single-layer windtop is ideal for summer months, and is light enough to be unnoticeable and worn all day; becoming a stalwart item of clothing. The quick drying, Paratex Micro 100% nylon material has a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. Water repellency can be maintained with a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic re-treatment with suitable after care products, such as Nikwax and Grangers. The Ranger Windtop will keep you dry in a short, light shower, giving you time to find a safe place to stop and put on more effective (hardshell) waterproof layers, if required. The Ranger Windtop can also be worn over waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, allowing easy access to your essential equipment.
In dry, cooler conditions, the cut of the Ranger Windtop enables you to layer effectively with additional thinner insulation, or warmer fleece layers worn underneath so that core temperature can be effectively managed. In warmer months, it is light and cool enough to be worn to protect against UV rays, especially when static for long periods on ranges, etc. The Ranger Windtop can also be layered with the Softie® SV3 Vest, SJ3 and SJ6 Jackets for colder conditions or when core insulation needs to be maintained.
The Ranger Windtop allows essential equipment to be carried centrally, with easy access when wearing a day sack, Bergen and/or climbing harness and maintains its core functionality with other operational equipment, such as body armour and plate carriers/webbing.
Colors: Olive, Multicam
Weight: 200 grams
The single layer Ranger Windtop Smock incorporates a unique design, for the storage and use of essential equipment, such as a map and compass, orders books, range equipment, weapon cleaning essentials and is compatible for tactical reloads, as well as more modern devices such as smartphones and tablets, when completing activities from a Digital Battlespace or iSeries Navigation™ perspective:
• Made in the UK. Support UK manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality.
• Unisex Design
• Low-visibility Olive Green Design or Crye Precision Multicam®
• Extremely Lightweight & durable, perfect for when weight and space need to be considered
• Windproof: The Paratex Micro fabric protects you from wind chill
• Breathable: The Paratex Micro high moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you’re active
• Can be packed down and stored in its own chest pouch
• APALS® Soft Hook & Loop Patches
• Unit/Name Badge Soft Hook & Loop Patches
• Large Map Chest Pocket, with Internal D-Rings
• Large & Small External Pouches
• External D-Ring for LED Torches etc.
• Thumb Loops
• Hem & Neck adjuster for a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation
• 1/4 Length YKK Zip, to help trap warm air, or ventilate
• Soft Armour Panel (SAP) and Hard Armour Plate Carrier (PC) Compatible
• Customise with effective layering for colder weather
For the entire Snugpak® Venture Range, the hood has been removed, allowing greater compatibility with other items of clothing, but the storage space remains. This allows you to roll up items such as a neck scarf, Buff®, fleece liner gloves or skull cap and store them close to hand.
• Central Pocket
The Venture Range includes a central map case pocket in the chest area, for the storage of a full size (Large) map case, such as the SILVA® Carry Dry Map Case (265x480mm), or an iPad® mini™ within a waterproof eCase® (185x238mm). The main pocket also incorporates two D-rings to secure essential items, such as a compass or whistle, to prevent accidental loss, as well as tethering other waterproof cases so that they do not need to be carried in an unsafe position around the neck.
A large Outer-Pocket on the front of the central chest pocket, with a hook & loop security tab and a functional D-ring. This pocket can accommodate an A6 folded map, or a notebook and pen/pencil, or smartphones in a waterproof case, such as the iPhone 5S in the waterproof eCase® (105x175mm) as well as small digital cameras. In front of this is a smaller outer-pocket with hook & loop security tab, ideal for keeping your compass close to hand, or used for securing smaller energy gels, pens, pencils etc. when on the move.
The large outer pocket is compatible with an issue Magpul® Dynamics 30Rd eMag and the smaller outer pocket can accommodate a Glock® double-stacked 9mm magazine for fast and efficient tactical reloads, when additional equipment and plate carriers are not to hand. The larger chest velcro patch can also be used for securing shotgun shells and other accessories for game keepers, wardens, etc.
• Hook & Loop Patches
Throughout the Venture Range designs, there are various Hook & Loop Patches, designed to accommodate APALS® Personal Identification (PID) LEDs, or 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Tabs to make you more visible in low-light conditions. Small APALS® patches are located on the back of the collar, as well as the left sleeve. There is also a larger soft Hook & Loop patch on the Right arm, for ID’s, Morale Patches as well as Group and Organisation Patches, allowing you to personalise your Venture Smock. Soft Hook & Loop is also available on the front of the small outer-pouch, for either an APALS® LED or reflective marker.