Propper Icon Softshell Vest : Effective Concealed Carry Vest Recommendation

By John Farnam

Propper Icon Softshell Vest
Propper Icon Softshell Vest
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Discreet Concealed Carry :

Those of us who routinely carry pistols in waist-band holsters on the strong side, to the rear of the iliac, like Camp-Tac’s CTAC and other premium IWB holsters that are both comfortable and eminently useable, are constantly looking for suitable outer, concealment garments.

We are talking about everyday “casual concealment,” not “rigorous concealment”

For this, most of us like vests! However, not all vests are suitable to the task.

A common problem with commercial vests is that arm-holes are too big. They thus allow a “concealed” pistol to be seen from the outside from certain perspectives.

Many are too short, and thus allow the bottom portion of the holster (OWB) to be exposed when one bends over.

“Fishing vests” are too “busy

Among the few apparel-makers who genuinely understand the task is Propper.

Propper Icon Softshell Vest

I’ve been wearing their Propper Icon Softshell Vest. for several weeks now, and find it comfortable, good-looking, but low-profile.

It is smooth, crisp, and smart. Roomy and comfortable, but not baggy. Arm-holes are just right. Length is just right. Very well made.

While no authority on fashion, I notice when I’m wearing it, few notice me, and that’s the way I like it!


/ John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that its students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

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