I own a pair of Vertx Phantom pants. Aside from the fact that they’re about as soft as a turtle shell, they’re a GD miracle. The trouser’s panels circulate air through your legs, into your private parts — and beyond! Bottom line: the pants laugh at the Texas summer heat; they’re better even than shorts (which allow the blazing sun onto your skin). But I’m not as enamored with Vertx’s new long sleeved Speed Concealed Carry Shirt.
The way to make those under-the-fake-buttons lower poppers pop during a defensive gun use: wear the shirt untucked, grab the weighted end and rip the shirt open, throwing the tail backwards as you grab the gun. While the in-shirt weight is a definite bonus, it’s still not a done deal — especially if you’re using an inside-the-waistband holster and the shirt’s tucked in (not depicted in the press release image below).
[NOTE: the weighted corner throw method works much better with an outer garment, using an outside-the-waistband holster.]
I reckon pulling a standard untucked shirt up with your support hand is just as fast and more secure; you don’t have to worry about the weighted shirt tail returning to base before you secure your firearm. Alternatively, you can hook your thumb under your untucked shirt tail with your gun hand to gain gun access. Which is best performed with a shirt or (even better) T-shirt that’s slightly too large
That’s based on personal, anecdotal evidence. It’s time for a proper test. Meanwhile, the 37.5 Active Particle Technology does keep you dry, as advertised.
The Speed Shirt: Performance fabric meets performance functionality
Cincinnati, Ohio (August 2016) – Vertx, a leader in low profile apparel and gear for the prepared professional, presents its Speed Concealed Carry Shirt with 37.5 Technology, available in both short and long sleeve.
“The Vertx Speed Concealed Carry Shirt was designed with the prepared professional in mind. From the 37.5 infused fabric which keeps your body dry and at its optimal temperature to the concealed carry functionality; this shirt is designed to look great and function when needed,” said Darrell Morrow, Vice President of Vertx. “The details and technology of this shirt truly set it apart from others like it in the market.”
The Speed Concealed Carry Shirt allows for a smoother sweep-to-weapon, while maintaining a low profile in large or small crowds.
It features a small inner pocket at the bottom of the shirt that you can weigh down to allow the shirt to sweep away as you reach for your firearm. In addition, it has two eyelet grommets on the hem and placket for adding a rigid item like weed-eater cord to give the shirt a rigid base. A rigid weighted base allows for an even faster and smoother pistol draw.
The Speed Concealed Carry Shirt has faux buttons that actually snap so the wearer no longer has to worry about losing buttons when drawing a weapon. It has a vented back yoke with mesh lining for increased air circulation and keeps the wearer from stretching the back of the shirt out when presenting a firearm.
For added comfort, the shirt is made with breathable 37.5 Active Particle Technology that dries out five times faster than traditional fabrics, maintaining the optimal core body temperature of 37.5°C thus helping the wearer stay cool under stress. Finally, the Speed Concealed Carry Shirt sports two blended, streamlined chest pockets for discreet storage.
The Speed Concealed Carry Shirt in long sleeve is available in bark and forest patterns at an MSRP of $89.95. The Speed Concealed Carry Shirt in short sleeve is available in field, leaf, sky and steel patterns at an MSRP of $79.95.
Vertx is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern day prepared professional. Vertx designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. For more information, visit www.vertx.com.
Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, owns and operates a portfolio of brands including Flying Cross, Vertx and Justin FR Work. Founded in 1842, Fechheimer serves the military, public safety, industrial and outdoor markets.