SHOT Show: Condor

Condor has been making high-quality tactical gear, outdoor gear, and packs for 20 years, and throughout those years they’ve made continual advancements. In 2006 they began to diversify their designs by collaborating with select outside companies, in 2007 they expanded their international sales to include Germany, France, and Italy, among others, also becoming a licensed multicam dealer that same year, and in 2009 their Made in the USA line made its debut. There’s more, but you get the idea: Condor is truly dedicated to doing whatever it takes to bring their customers – that’d be you – the latest and greatest gear.

I was able to stop by the Condor booth at SHOT Show in January of 2015 and take a look not only at some of their new products for this coming year but also at prototypes, which I photographed to share with you. To find out what you can expect from the Condor line for 2015, take a look.

New Hydration Pack

According to the rep who showed me what’s new this year, this hydration pack comes with its own bladder. As you can see in the pictures they added wicking padding for comfort; you let them know carrying hydration packs makes you sweat, and they listened. The additions to the back of this hydration pack both raise it up off your back and allow the parts that do come in contact with your body to breathe. Although it isn’t listed on the company’s website yet it is slated to come available in the first quarter.

New Hydration Pack

New Hydration Pack from the back

New Urban Go Pack

The rep tells me this is a new Urban Go Pack with (as you can see) Velcro on the top face of the pack. It should also be available in the first quarter.

 

New Urban Go Pack

From Condor on their current Urban Go Pack, which is the same size, etc.:

Specifications – Padded laptop sleeve, with zipper closure, for laptop sizes up to 15.4″
– Main compartment with document sleeve, and mesh pocket
– Quick – access gadget pocket
– Top front compartment with organizer panel
– Bottom front compartment with mesh pockets
– Two side pockets
– Import
Size Main Compartment 18″H x 12″W x 7″D
Top Front Compartment 8″H x 8″W x 2.5″D
Bottom Front Compartment 6″H x 12″W x 2.5″D
Side Compartment 11.5″H x 5″W x 1.5″D

 

 

MSRP not yet listed. Take a look online: http://www.condoroutdoor.com/147_urban_go_pack.aspx 

Sentry Plate Carrier

This PC is laser-cut for truly precise slots, and I admit I was impressed by the uniformity. I’d like to see how the slits in the material stand up to extensive use and abuse, but it’s certainly a good-looking, lightweight design. According to the company it’s a full 30% lighter than its MOLLE counterpart and is designed for quick adjustments throughout or rapid deployment.

Sentry Plate Carrier, laser cut

From Condor:

Specifications
  • Laser cut platform for modular attachments
  • Removable padded mesh shoulder pads with hook and loop guides
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Hook and loop strips
  • Padded mesh interior lining
  • Grommets for drainage
  • Quick adjust cinchs
  • Quick release buckles
  • Easy access plate pockets
  • Imported
Size Waist Size: 30″ – 46″ adjustable sizing
Accepts Medium or Large ESAPI plates up to 10.25” x 13.25”

 

MSRP not yet listed. Take a look online: http://www.condoroutdoor.com/201068sentryplatecarrierlcs.aspx

Prototype vest with belt and accessories

It was great seeing this prototype for Condor’s new vest. It’s well made, as you’d expect from the company, and is MOLLE compatible with a wide array of belt and pouch accessories. No word on MSRP or release date, but if you’re looking for a new vest, keep an eye out for the appearance of this new style from Condor.

Prototype vest

Prototype vest accessories

Prototype vest with MOLLE accessories

Shop for Condor products on US Patriot Tactical at: http://uspatriottactical.com/condor/

Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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