First Tactical Defender Shirt

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First Tactical Defender Shirt

from 149.99

First Tactical's Defender Shirt

First Tactical's Defender Series Shirts are the best of both worlds: performance built to handle any mission while maintaining the professional look needed when on normal patrol. In the performance department specialized pockets boast ample space for oversized gear, a specialize yoke eliminates unwanted bulk, and oversized sleeve pockets accept patches or embroidery. Creating the perfect warm weather shirt was at the forefront of design as articulated elbows, running gussets, and vented mesh locations provide advanced movement and breathability.

Specifications

  • Body: 6.5 oz 100% Polyester jersey; snag, fade and wrinkle resistant with wicking and anti-microbial finish

  • Sleeves and collar: 6.9 oz, 55% cotton/45% Cordura® Nylon mechanical 2-way stretch double ripstop with moisture wicking finish

  • YKK® zipper

  • Duraflex® pulls

Features

  • Comfort stretch neckband for added comfort and personalized fi t

  • Quarter zip front styling with professional fold-down collar

  • Chin guard for comfort

  • Performance yoke with fl atlock shoulder seam construction for minimal bulk

  • Oversized zip secure sleeve pocket with loop overlay to accept patches and built in pen pocket

  • Double layer elbow patch easily accepts First Tactical elbow pad

  • 2 lower Sleeve pen pocket

  • Streamlined sleeve with modifi ed cuff; professional appearance with functional roll up ability

  • Running side gusset for maximum movement

  • Snag proof lower side panels

  • Longer body length with longer tail to stay tucked in

  • Set in sleeve and fold down collar for professional look

  • Oversized zipper upper arm pocket is fl at for non-snag movement and oversized velcro with integrated pen pocket

  • Epaulet kit included

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Excellent shirt that’s well made and comfortable. Whether you’re wearing it under a heavy vest, plate carrier, or soft body armor this shirt is extremely comfortable. Have not experienced any cold weather, but for warmer temperatures the shirt wicks away moisture quickly and completely. Only reason it didn’t receive 5 stars is the price. Otherwise an extremely well made shirt that is very comfortable.
— Mike from California
I have worn a lot of tactical shirts of various fabrics and styles throughout my 22 year career. This is by far the most comfortable, versatile and well made tactical shirt I have ever worn. The cuffs have the perfect amount of Velcro and our angulated allowing them to be pulled from almost any direction, when they open it is sufficient enough to look at your time piece or whatever you have on your wrist without exposing your entire arm or compromising your hand position. The sleeves are tapered perfectly so they are not tight and not overly baggy while still allowing room for the inserted elbow pads. The elbow pads by themselves warrant a different review due to be the great nature of their construction. The shirt also comes with epaulettes at no extra charge for those that are using this on duty and require them for rank or microphone attachments. The collar is perfect length to be folded down and to put pins in if required and tall enough to have a Shemagh wrapped around your neck when completely slipped up or down. The construction of the shirt with thicker materials on the outside and durable breathable, stretchable materials on the inside allows for the largest versatility of all. It states that this is done for the assistance of plate carriers or load carriers. I tested this using the Condor MOPC plate carrier, fully loaded with 3x3 magazine kangaroo pouch on the front. Fully loaded trauma kit on the right and utility pouch and drop pouch on the left, full 10 x 12 coated hard metal plates front and back with 6 x 8 hard plates on the flanks. On the rear attached was a molle tactical backpack. I retested it again with soft armor plates and trauma pads, same set up. I was at the indoor range, outdoor range and kill house. I did the 3 gun challenge and long range shooting, sitting, standing and prone. During all of this the Defender shirt moved with me at every turn. Never did it twist, bunch or pinch. Adding the elbow pads relieve a lot of arm stress especially when firing prone and sitting. This is one of the best shirts I have ever had and is worth every penny.

The drawbacks are minimal. The velcro would benefit from being 1/2-1in longer and having a more aggressive loop structure. My patches tend to loosen up on the edges. To make sure it was not relegated to one set of patches I tried 9 different patches with the same result.
— Samuel Castanon from Yakima, WA