Ballistic Tsunami EBAirsoft Tactical Softshell Video Review

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Category Tactical clothing
Model Tactical Softshell Jacket (black)
Brand ACM
Cost 55 USD
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Creation date August 21, 2011
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HD Video link: www.youtube.com/watch

How does $55USD sound for a tactical softshell jacket sound? Can it sound too good to be true? Watch the video to find out.

Ballistic Tsunami EBAirsoft Tactical Softshell Video Review

HD Video link: www.youtube.com/watch

Quick run down
Pros:
- 55USD shipped to my house
- Asian sizing for a skinny Yank like me
- I personally like the fit more than a condor soft shell since I'm slim
- thin shell ideal for skirmishing in moderate climates
- 6 pockets + two inner chest pockets
- water resistant, NOT PROOF
- morale patch compatible
- arm pocket has hole for threading headphone cord

Cons:
- you get what you pay for and you don't get alot for 55USD shipped
- zippers are garbage and WILL break on you
- stitching doesn't look so great... 6 months and its been ok so far...
- made for moderate climates NOT a jacket for a cold day (layer up)
- zipper cords fell off (cords that attach to zipper for speedy pulls up and down)
- will probably fade if not hand washed and sun dried

Final thoughts
I've had this jacket for over six months now. As I usually mention, you get what you pay for. At $55USD shipped I didn't expect a lot and I got what I expected. I primarily use this jacket as a skirmish jacket. I live in California and can wear this jacket year round but it won't do as well in colder climates i.e. the UK. I remember wearing four shirts in London during Christmas one year... Back on topic, the thin shell works for me well especially at my local indoor venue, CQBcity.com. At medium to long range or 25 - 125ft, the jacket does a good job of absorbing hits to protect my skin from breaking. I also really like the styling and fit of this jacket, which is Asian sized. I've worn the Condor equivalent and the body is too big and the sleeves too long. I sometimes wear this jacket in an everyday role. Its a great jacket for traveling, the pockets come in handy for paperwork and protecting valuables. Just remember to take off patches that can cause offense

Now to the cons of the jacket. The zippers failed within the first six months. The chest and pit zippers broke. Fortunately I went on a mission trip to Vietnam and was able to replace them all for $5USD. A bargain I wouldn't have found in the US or any other 1st World country. So did I actually save any money buying cheap? Nope. My local retailer, Airsoft Extreme offers the Condor Soft Shell for $70USD. Of course that doesn't include shipping and handling. I'm guessing I'd pay at least that 15 dollars to get the zippers repaired. At least... Again the stitching isn't that great either. If you're American sized, I highly recommend the Condor version. You get better overall quality, a brand name you can trust, and a warmer jacket. As for me, I might get a condor sometime as a hiking jacket but I don't really like the fit. For airsofting, I'll stick with my EBairsoft jacket just because its cooler temperature wise. Like a typical clone airsoft gun, it'll take some money and effort to get it up to spec.

Esthetism rating: 9/10
Performance rating: 6/10
Precision rating: 5/10
Accessories rating: 7/10
Quality rating: 3/10
Overall rating:
6/10
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