Beretta Tactical Fleece Review

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For a long time I would wear a Northface fleece jacket on cool/cold days.  However over this past winter, my fleece suffered an unfortunate accident while I was shoveling snow and ripped apart on me.  I was going to go for the budget friendly approach and try sewing the thing back together but decided to forget that idea and buy myself something nice and useful.  I could have gotten another Northface, but I really wanted something that would be more durable and adaptable to my shooting activities.  For those of you who don't already know, I shoot a lot of sporting clays.  With clay shooting, your arms and body are in consistent motion as you follow the clay for the shot.  With that being said, the adjustable cuffs with the thumb holes worked out great at keeping the jacket put.  The reinforced panels around the shoulder area were great at helping to keep the butt of the gun set and not loose its position on your shoulder.  The jacket is warm and loose enough to allow you to layer up a bit.  Last but not least, I actually liked the drop down stadium seat because I could put my butt down on any wet surface around the course.  Why is it always that the little things make the most difference ?

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Comfortable and warm protection that is functional in every day wear.Beretta tactical fleece 2

Target Market: Shooters, gun enthusiasts and those of us with a tactical mindset. 

FNB's:  (Features and Benefits of this product)

  • Reinforced with abrasion panels in key areas like shoulders and elbo.
  • Drop down stadium seat
  • Adjustable cuffs with thumb holes
  • Removable hood
  • 2 shoulder Velcro shoulder patch panels
  • Variety of interior and exterior pockets

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Black and green are the only color options that Beretta offers this jacket in.

What others are saying?:  The only reviews that I could find on this item were on the Beretta USA site.  Also, there were only 2 reviews posted.  I shared them both below.  If you average both review together, the fleece receives 4.5 out of 5 stars.

  • "Great jacket. Well made".  5 out of 5 stars
  • "Overall this is a great fleece, I however am very disappointed with the internal concealed carry pickets.  My 45 will tear right through the lightweight fabric and fall out through the cheap Velcro! Otherwise I love the fleece".  4 out of 5 stars

Price Point:

I need it now! Availability: I have only found this fleece available on-line at Beretta USA and Midway USA

Our Rating:

+-Durable and warm +-Allows for layering up without feeling bulky +-Drop down stadium seating allows you to sit on any wet surface around you +-Adjustable cuffs and thumb holes keep the jacket put around your arms/hands +-Velcro patch panels allow you to customize your fleece's look

Score: 9.0 Amazing90



Jared prefers Simon Peter Sport Company for all his FFL needs.

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Condor Phantom Softshell Jacket


The dedicated shooting jacket.  Some people have their favorite +$200 tactical, bells & whistles and all.  I chose to go the cheaper route and picked up a Condor Phantom.  It's no 5.11 tactical, but it has features that make it useful at the range and makes me look a bit cleaner and more professional at the bench.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: This durable, waterproof, lightweight and breathable jacket contains billions of microscopic pores smaller than a raindrop but a hundred times larger than a molecule of water. The triple layer combination wicks moisture, stops water from passing through and circulates body heat.

Target Market:  Shooters of all disciplines.

FNBs:  (Features and Benefits of this product)

  • wVertical chest pocket, two hand pockets,  two sleeve pockets, four internal pockets and a pen loop
  • Two 4" x 4" shoulder patch panels
  • Full front double zipper
  • Underarm vent zipper
  • Double layer reinforced forearm
  • Drawstring waistband
  • Adjustable wrist cuff
  • Full front YKK zipper with double zipper pull
  • Imported

 What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? Olive Drab, Black, Tan, Navy, Foliage

What others are saying? "The quality of the jacket was far better than most of the bad reviews have you believe. For the price you can't go wrong. I have used it extensively in the Pacific North West and it has stood up to some of the worst conditions it has to show here. The only downfalls are like previously noted; - The zipper could be re-designed alot better, it is hard to zip sometimes, and impossible with gloves. - The waist area should have a draw string, because wearing this jacket makes it seem like I am pregnant. The sizes do fit small... " - Condor Outdoor

Price point:

  • Retail = $75 - $100  depending on size

I need it now! Availability: Readily available on sites like Amazon.

Our Rating:

+ Lightweight and material helps regular temperature in average conditions. + Water Resistant + Front Chest pocket perfect for phones - Armpit vent zipper has no mesh/breathable material keeping from rubbing up against zipper.  Irritating, literally. - Sizes run small, should have ordered up one size.

Score: 7.5 Good75