Condor Phantom Soft Shell Jacket
SKU #: TG-606
50% Recommend this product (11 of 22 responses)
September 29, 2016
Excellent Jacket, Very Pleased
This is a great jacket, I got a great price through LAPG per the norm. The material is completely waterproof. I tested it out in a heavy storm and it worked great. The sizing was spot on. I bought it just a bit big to layer up when it drops below freezing, good room for layering. As others mentioned the main zipper is a pain to get started, but it seems solid, I am not worried. Also the underarm vent zippers are not always easy to zip/unzip when worn. I love the pockets. Tons outside and inside. Insulation is nice, will need base layers and high loft fleece in sub freezing temps.
Proswaterproof comfortable fit as expected excellent pockets.
Conszippers sometimes difficult
Spring City, Pa.
September 19, 2016
When I received my my condor soft shell jacket I couldn't believe the quality of it and I paid like $78.00 for this jacket. I bought a 5.11 soft shell jacket last year from another place that cost me almost double the price. My opinion the quality of the condor I believe is better. Also I liked the sizing better also. I would recommend this jacket if your looking for one get a condor you can't go wrong. Like any other order I placed with la police gear I always receive whatever I ordered earlier then promised & always get great customer service.
February 26, 2016
I'm 6 foot tall, 215 lbs. I ordered the extra large and I love it. The cut is just right, the shoulders have range of motion, the chest isn't too tight. It is not waterproof, only water resistant and once it gets wet it takes a while to dry. The patch areas are big enough for two patches and the pockets are plenty and in the right places.
ProsPockets. armpit vents.
Consnot water proof
January 20, 2016
Should Have Listened to Reviews
Purchased the black Condor Phantom jacket because I needed something somewhat weather resistant for the fall/spring. I read all the reviews here and some of my Facebook pages. I appreciate the patch areas on the shoulders - they worked perfectly. However, the complaints others listed for also found by me. I am 5'10" and 170, average build. The large jacket was too shirt, weirdly tapered and the sleeves were way too long. I could not wear it with a OWB gun. It was a bit tight across the chest and puffed out around the waist. Finally, as others have said, the zipper is poorly made. Took 5-7 tries to get it zipped…every time. Maybe LAPG or Condor should read all of these reviews and fix their product…or maybe I simply need to pay more for a better brand.
ProsPatch areas on sleeves are well made Quick shipping by LAPG Very warm
ConsVery warm (wish the liner zipped out) Tightness in arms Tightness in chest Long sleeves Odd tapering Horrible zipper Collar remains up at all times
January 14, 2015
I have been wearing this jacket daily for the last 3 months both on duty and off duty and I absolutely love the jacket. If I had more room in my budget I would be ordering them for my entire department. It is a great value for what you get. I would suggest ordering one size up so you can layer underneath on those below-freezing days. I'm 5'11, 220lbs and I am wearing an XL and the fit is great. I find the pocket locations on this jacket to be great. The front slash pockets each have a "D" located inside and I find this to be very useful for my daily needs. I have an extra keyless entry remote attached to one so I can leave my keys locked in my vehicle while at work or running errands and in the other I have an access card for my facility so I don’t have to "disrobe" to open a door at work when I'm wearing the jacket. I work at a local healthcare facility and I wear our department patches on the arms while I'm working and when I work my part-time job as contracted security officer I just attach my company patches. What I really like is that I can just remove the patches when I'm running errands and I don’t stick out nearly as much as someone that works in the criminal justice field. Overall, this jacket is an outstanding value with many useful features at a fraction of the cost of other competitors.
Cons- Main zipper can sometimes be bugger.
December 3, 2014
I'll try to keep this short and make a few quick comments about this jacket, which I love. I wanted something that I could wear as an everyday jacket for 3 seasons. The weight and feel of this jacket makes it perfect for cool fall days and spring mornings, while the great wind protection makes it perfect to layer under during winter. I haven't had the chance to test it below around 25 degrees, but with just a few base layers and a sweater it works fantastic at 25F and allows almost no wind through. The fit of the jacket is perfect for me. I am 5'11" 215 pounds with a muscular build and broad shoulders and went with an XL. The reviews on size vary a lot because everyone is looking for a different type of fit. When I wear just a t-shirt underneath the jacket is a little loose but not to the point where it is uncomfortable or awkward. The size allows me to layer underneath as much as I need to and is very comfortable with a hoodie underneath. One reason I purchased this jacket over the Condor Summit was because the Summit had the built in hood that I thought looked silly and would also make it very uncomfortable for everyday wear with a hoodie underneath. My only gripe about the fit is that there is more room in the belly and waist than I need, but the drawstring takes care of that. I haven't had the chance to really strain this jacket outdoors, but it has been a great everyday jacket and just feels well-built and durable. It is comfortable to wear to the range and is not restrictive whatsoever. I debated what color to get but I am glad I went with Foliage. As much as I wanted to go with Coyote or a more tactical color I knew that I would be using this as an everyday jacket and didn't want to look too tactical while walking down the street, drawing attention to the fact that I may be CCW. By the way, the jacket breaks up the outline and works great for CCW. Basically any morale patch you can find also comes in a color scheme that will match the foliage as well. This jacket will not replace a designated rain jacket although it is greatly water resistant. You don't want to get caught in a downpour for an extended amount of time but it will stand up great to a constant drizzle or a short time in a typical rainstorm. Great for snow as well. Another reason I chose this jacket over the Condor Summit was the pocket location. The pockets on the Summit give off a more tactical look (which I didn't want) and when I watched video reviews even though people said they liked the pockets, they just looked awkward with their hands in that position. The Summit Pockets are also so long that I think cold air would get in. The pockets on the Phantom are great, however - comfortable position and keep your hands warm especially if it is cold and windy. The adjustable wrist straps are great to resist wind, rain, and snow as well. I love the pockets on the interior of the jacket as well. Each interior side as one huge pocket that can fit almost anything as well as a smaller more practical carrying pocket on either side (one of which is a media pocket that I haven't used but it's a nice feature to have if I do use it). I wish the exterior chest pocket was just a bit larger but it still fits my iPhone 5 with a bulky case just right - you couldn't fit much more than a phone and wallet in the pocket at the same time, for reference. One complaint in other reviews that is definitely accurate is the zippers. I wish there was an interior strip of cloth or fleece that covered the zipper in the armpits. It's great to have that ventilation but the feeling of the zippers against my skin when I wear just a tshirt underneath is something that took a few wears to get used to. The main zipper on the front is also cheap. It's nice that the zipper is smaller, thinner and therefore more flexible and comfortable but a better zipper would make the whole jacket much nicer. My zipper gets stuck at the bottom when I am trying to take the jacket off every once in a while and about 50% of the time I can't get the zipper to go on the first time and have to look down and really baby the zipper so that it functions properly. Ultimately I would absolutely recommend this jacket to anyone that is interested. I cannot fathom paying for a comparable 5.11 or Arcteryx jacket - it's just not worth the cost to me. I have held 5.11 and Arcteryx jackets (although haven't worn them while out and about) and the difference in quality is barely noticeable to me (maybe just the zipper - although I never noticed the zipper thing until about 3 months later). This is a high-quality jacket and I would not look at anything else similar - if you are remotely interested, just buy it and you won't regret it.
ProsGreat for Wind Great Fit Well-made Good for 3 seasons
ConsComplaints about zippers
By Scott W
December 2, 2014
Excellent quality for price
I just received this jacket so I won't comment on long term durability but I can say that it appears to be well made and I'm happy with the fit. This will be a great jacket for duty use, lots of pockets give it flexibility for carrying items. The jacket looks good/professional--I'll admit to being a gear snob and I generally shell out for top end items. I just couldn't swallow the cost of Arcteryx Leaf gear and finding TAD gear can be like finding a unicorn. I will say I have both TAD and Arcteryx gear as well as stuff from the other big names like Marmot and North Face and I've never regretted spending for quality. I went over all the stitching on the jacketl and found nothing of concern. For a duty jacket it's also nice to have something that I won't be out too much if it gets damaged. The main reason I wanted to post a review was to discuss sizing. I'm 5'8, 160 and athletic and went with the medium. The medium give me enough room to layer a medium weight fleece underneath if needed but I'm not swimming in it with just a t-shirt. Length front and rear is also good and not too long to wear with a gun belt. Without a gun belt the jacket hangs about 3" below the belt line. The fit chart from Condor posted for this jacket is not accurate. For example it lists the body length in front at 26.2". I measured my medium at 23.5". The sizing for the Condor Summit soft shell appears to be closer in accuracy for the Phantom so be aware of that if you can't find one to try on.
ProsPrice, features, looks.
ConsNone so far.
March 9, 2014
A lot of jacket for the price
Compared to my 5.11 Saber jacket this is very affordable for what you get. The water protection is much better than the early generation of Saber Jackets that did not resist rain at all. This Condor is at 1/3 of the cost of a Saber. Both my outside front pocket zipper seems ripped open with gentle use on my Saber and 5.11 would not accept any responsibility. The major con on Condor is the very week and iffy front zipper. I have not broken it yet but it is difficult to engage and dissengage and has to be worked extreemely gently which is not acceptable on a emergency responder piece of gear. The jacket have a athletic fit which I like very much since I am tall and in shape.
ProsGreat jacket for the Price
ConsI would be willing to pay $10 bucks more and get a stronger front zipper. The front zipper is trash. The price point would still be great
January 28, 2014
Bad ass for the money.
I also own a TAD Gear ($250). You can't beat this for the price. Does everything my TAD does for a 1/3 of the cash. My only complaint is the front zipper could be a little beefier. Other than that it kicks ass.
ConsNeeds a more hardcore front zipper although mine hasn't broke. Just baby it.
January 27, 2014
Great jacket for under kit
Bought this jacket for running under my kit. I halfway agree with with the reviews of this jacket running small. Yes, if you are a Large and you want a normal feeling jacket that's a little baggy, then you should probably go with an XL. However, you should thoroughly take your measurements and think of why you want this jacket before deciding on a size. Use the sizing chart and have someone else measure you. Here are some quick facts for you. I am 6'1" and weigh 200lbs My waist is 34" I ordered the Large and this jacket fits perfectly under my Shellback Banshee with AR500 plates. The jacket is snug against my body when zipped up, but certainly not tight. It's not uncomfortable to wear under the kit and there's no restriction of movement. The sleeves come right down to my wrist, so there is no excess getting in the way of moving my hands or using equipment. If you want it for a normal jacket, then you might want the sleeves to be a little longer(like the .6 inch difference between a L and an XL) The jacket is warm, but anything under 40, you might want to add a thermal layer or switch jackets. I don't mind the cold too much so that's just personal preference. As others have said, the hardware could be a little sturdier, but for the cost, I don't think there is a better deal out there.
ProsLow cost! Depending on use, can fit great under a kit. Warm and thin enough that you could easily add an extra thermal layer Good amount of pockets. Stitching and design seem to be very good quality, especially for price.
ConsMight run small on you, depending what you want it for. A little too thin to run alone during the winter months. Hardware could be made from a little better material.
By Me, Not You
January 14, 2014
Junk Jacket and Junk Customer Service
I drove three hours to purchase the jacket and while the sizing runs a bit small, like two sizes two small, I was pleased with the appearance and checked the zippers etc. and it looked to be of good quality. I purchased it on the sixth and the zipper broke on the 13th after only two times being zipped up. I wasn't too worried because I'd heard the customer service is so good. Well... not really, it isn't. I explained that this was the first purchased I made with the company and that the zipper broke. The rep stated that without my receipt I could not return it since I was a walk in purchase. I told her I paid with a credit card and could give her the date time and exact purchase items i made. She indicated there was no way to retrieve that information which having worked in retail I find highly suspect. She indicated that there is some type of information on the receipt that explained this so watch out for that especially if you are purchasing in person. All in all i will not do business with this company again. I was asking for a simiply exchange of the exact product that I purchased only a week earlier and work twice until it broke... wasn't asking for the moon.
ProsComfy jacket Nice appearance Sturdy Velcro for patches, suckers stay on!
ConsRuns a few sizes to small so try it on or order up especially if you need to layer Zipper is lame, broke after two uses Customer service is equivalent to air port staff....
November 8, 2013
Overall I am quite pleased with this jacket. I would have to agree they run a little towards the small side. I'm 6'1" 195 with long arms. I ordered the XL based on arm length using the fit chart and it fits PERFECTLY all around.
ProsGREAT value. Durable. Seems like it will be plenty warm for most if not all of our Central Texas winter.
ConsWould love to have hand pockets
By Raven Lee
November 5, 2013
XXL is way too small like it's a Medium
I ordered an XXL and even though it says it's an XXL, it's closer to a Medium. It may be an XXL in the Phillipines or wherever men are less than 5"6" tall, but not in America. And I'm only 5'10", so not sure if they just decided to use up leftover labels or what. Not sure what I should do now. Send it back or just live with it or try to get the XXXL version. Of course, with my luck, the XXXL would be extremely big.....
ProsNone if you are a normal human size.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 27, 2013
Condor Phantom Soft Shell Jacket
So great jacket, lots of pockets, good fit, good price. But no tall sizes, good for casual wear, not hard use in tactical/Police work. If the zipper does break, it would be easier and cheaper then shipping to have it replaced by a local tailor. so far zipper is good and strong on mine, which is new a few days ago. Time will tell.
ProsLots of pockets, pit zips. Waterproof,wind proof, warm and well constructed for the price.
ConsNeed tall sizes, and maybe stronger zipper. Collar needs to be a bit taller to cover and protect the neck better from the elements.
By Tom Kakara
May 8, 2013
I purchased one of these and was extremely disatisfiedwith it. I only used to wear it to debreifs. The zipper gave out at the bottom after about five times of wearing it. When I contacted Condor they told me that that they would possibly warranty it but I had to show proof of purchase (which I had) and take pictures of the effected area, then they would possibly replace or repair it. It wasn't worth my time for a seventy dollar jacket after figuring out shipping both ways. I purchase thousands of dollars of gear for our teams and I let them know that I would not be purchasing anything more from them. If you can afford it or are using a company account Crye Precision is the only way to go. We are not easy on our gear and that stuff holds up like you wouldn't believe. Pricey up front but it is a solid investment.
12 Questions & 12 Answers
from email@example.com asked:
December 20, 2016
Is the Condor brand jacket " Phantom" a concealed weapons jacket? For a pistol that is? Thanks for any help
Unfortunately there are no pass-through pockets or places to accommodate a holster that I can find.
on December 30, 2016
from kalifornia asked:
January 29, 2016
How does this jacket compared to the NorthFace Apex jacket in terms of fit and size?
We will see if our customers have experience with these.
on February 12, 2016
from Germany asked:
November 9, 2015
Got a new team member who is 6'6" tall. Where's a large long uniform blouse. Is your large going to fit his arm length? Arms are proportionate to his height
If you look at the last photo on this item, it has a sizing grid on there with what size has what lengths for sleeve, torso, etc. I recommend measuring him with a tape measure against those numbers to see where he falls. I'm not sure what his sleeve length proportion would be for his height, and measuring that would probably be best rather than me giving a wild guess.
on November 12, 2015
from USA asked:
March 19, 2015
If I am going to layer this soft shell over the alpha micro fleece should I order one size larger than the alpha fleece or the same size?
For layering purposes we would say it might be better to go up one size.
on March 20, 2015
from Irvine, CA asked:
February 19, 2015
Is this the same jacket as advertised on the Condor Website? On the Condor website the 606 Phantom Soft Shell Jacket is listed to have a YKK front zipper. Does the one you sell here have the YKK zipper? Thanks in advance. - GM
Yes this would be the same condor jacket they offer as well.
on February 19, 2015
from Ottawa, Ontario Canada asked:
March 18, 2014
Hi, I would like to place an order for some of these jackets. I see some sizes are on back order (5-7 days). Can you confirm if I am going to get this shipment before March 31? Thank you
Unfortunately due to customs at the border we can not guarantee that these would arrive to you before the end of the month.
on March 18, 2014
July 29, 2013
How is the Phantom different from the Summit and Summit Zero?
The main difference between the Phantom and the Summit is that the Phantom does not have a hood, it has one chest pocket instead of two and the position of the pocket is different. Also the Phantom Jacket is rated for temperatures from 20 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while the Summit Jacket is rated for 40 degrees and up. Lastly, the difference between the Summit and Zero Summit Jackets is that the Zero Summit is 30% lighter than the Summit Jacket.
on July 29, 2013
March 8, 2013
what is the sizing for xs?
We will get the updated size chart added to this item ASAP, but for now, you can view Condor's website to see the size for XS. http://www.condoroutdoor.com/606_phantom_soft_shell_jacket.aspx
on March 8, 2013
February 12, 2013
Is this available in tall sizes?
Condor does not make these jackets in tall sizes.
on February 12, 2013
December 22, 2012
Is the jacket true to size or does it run small?
The Condor Jackets run a little on the small side.
on December 22, 2012
November 27, 2012
What is the tempture rating for this jacket?
The temperature rating for this Condor jacket is around 20 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
on November 27, 2012
November 12, 2012
where is this product made?
This Condor jacket is made in China.
on November 12, 2012
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