SORD Smock Description
Produced with feedback from operators and already in use in some areas of interest around the world. [see independent product review]
Multicam® and ATACS® versions are produced from 100% NYCO Material. Tan version produced from Ripstop cotton.
Smock features a generous hood. Instead of the usual wire common in most smock designs, we replaced it with a more pliable tubing instead.
The smock features ELEVEN pockets (five around the waist, four on the chest and two on each bicep).
The bicep pockets consist of a large zipper opening main pouch, with a smaller top opening pocket for range cards, etc.
The outer face of the bicep pockets features a large 4” x 4” Velcro panel for attaching IFF, ANFs, etc, however if this feature is not needed, each garment comes with a spare panel of matching material to cover this feature up.
The four chest pockets consist of two large pockets with button closure and two side zip opening pouches for easy access while wearing body armour or chest rigs. The two main pockets feature large slotted buttons for quick and easy access while wearing gloves or with numb fingers.
In the centre of the chest on the left side there is a zipper opening to allow access to chest pockets on any garment worn underneath the smock. The remaining five pockets around the waist (four same size as chest pocket, fifth double sized) also sport large slotted buttons and can be used to stash gloves, rations or just about anything else to boost your load carrying ability if required.
The smock also features a large pit opening on each side which when undone allow the wearer to dispose of unwanted body heat. Each forearm is reinforced with matching 1000D cordura for those unexpected trips to the ground.
The lower forearm of each side also features four tie off points for gloves, etc.
The Smock is not water-proof.
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"Best Freedom of Movement in any smock I have used (have owned 3 others, not even close to SORD smock). Liked waist cord feature, kept heat in when pulled tight, could ventilate when left loose. Armpit zips are brilliant!"
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HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS:
Sizes are based on body size, not clothing dimensions (Unless specifically stated).
(IMPORTANT. The SORD Smock is very generously sized, designed to be able to be worn armour or numerous layers of cold weather gear. If you do not intend to where it over gear, order 2 sizes down from your regular size.
Measure from the centre of your chest to your desired cuff length. Make sure to keep your arm stretched out.
With largest gear and/or cold weather gear ensemble expected to be worn, measure circumference at largest point. This is the torso measurement that should be used to select size. If not intending to wear over gear or thick outer wear, choose 2 sizes under your normal sized jacket.
Excellent DesignBy: Andrew Coleman on 2 February 2018The Sord Smock is a very well designed outer layer. I should state from the very beginning that I am not a member of the Defence Forces, so my purpose purchasing the Smock was for general hiking/bush-walking, and outdoor photography. I have owned it now for well over two years and have worn it for general bush walking, outdoor photography, whilst my mate was deer hunting , and even early morning walks around town. (early enough to avoid the usual bemused looks and comments about camo garments). The Smock is particularly well-suited for photography in view of the number of useful, thoughtfully located and generously sized pockets. I can easily fit two or more lenses of my Olympus micro 4/3 camera or another camera body in the hand pockets, and perhaps one in the side pockets. Granted the micro 4/3 format is smaller than "normal" Digital SLR's, but I have no problem believing the pockets would still fit moderate length lens for a normal SLR or a spare camera body. I can carry all sorts of gear in the vertical chest pockets- grey scale card, notebook and pen, compass, GPS, wallet, etc. I like the vertical chest zippered access to layers underneath, great for getting to batteries stored close to the body to maintain them in cold weather, or a mobile phone. The large pocket on the rear of the Smock is awesome to carry an assortment of stuff: rain garment, or foldable emergency bivy/ blanket, or a softshell, or small packaged meals. I have loaded the Smock up with enough food, rain wear and water bottles for a day, spare lenses and filters, without the need to carry a day pack when out hiking, taking photos, or with my mate whilst he was hunting deer. Load bearing was fine. The fabric may not be waterproof, (which is a shame as then it would be perfect!) but is very windproof, excellent in fact, and when using the pit zips I haven't overheated yet whilst tramping up and down the Grampians in August-September (below zero C over night and damn cold in the early morning.) but remained completely protected from extremely strong winds- had to lean into the climb and at the peaks I was buffeted enough to be knocked off-balance a couple of times (I weighed then 126 kg). Its breathability is still good enough when I have worn a Carinthia Survival Rain jacket underneath during pouring rain, or a fleece or softshell. The NYCO Fabric was rugged and didn't tear when bush bashing through the occasional "wait- a-while" type bush in the Grampians. Finally, the Smock just feels very comfortable and dare I say "armour like", you feel vey protected from the elements (again it is not waterproof). I have forgotten the size but given I was then a "BFB" - Big Fat Ba... it fit surprisingly well over a mid-layer (fleece or softshell) or the rain garment mentioned above. Now I can wear a more substantial cold weather garment- Carthinia MIG or maybe their HIG. Whether the camo pattern works well, ( I purchased th ATACS-AU because it was on sale!) I have no idea, as my mate lucked out when deer hunting! (not my fault!) But I have been able to catch some great shots of birds (feathered) and so on whilst remaining very still. In sum an excellent product.