Crye Precision – SMOC

Crye Precision – SMOC

Crye Precision’s much anticipated Special Missions Operations Coat (SMOC) is finally available.

Here you can see it in Ranger Green, in a photo taken during SOF Week earlier this month in Tampa, next to something special we’ll be discussing next week in Canada.

Right up front, many are going to suffer serious sticker shock. The SMOC retails for $736.90. Yes, it’s expensive, but a lot of work goes into making each one; 231 steps taking up a whopping 546 minutes for each coat, to be exact. Consider this, the Combat Pant, which is a very complicated piece of clothing itself, takes only 94 steps to manufacture.

All of that work results in a lot of features. In addition to mesh lined underarm ventilation, you also get thumb loop cuffs, a roll-up hood, shock cords at the hem and waist, and a crotch strap to prevent riding up.

There are also pockets galore: at the chest, biceps, all along the hem, and handwarmer pockets. Additionally, the elbows accept Airflex field knee pads.

A very cool feature is the premiere of Crye’s field expedient button which is shaped to manipulate while wearing handwear and can be easily replaced if broken.

As far as sizing goes, these are already oversized so don’t size up. I generally wear a US issue / CP Large top and I tried a size Medium on at SOF Week and had room. Having said that, SMOC is available in sizes XSmall – 3XLarge.

Currently offered in MultiCam and Ranger Green. I know there’s been some talk of a Black version as well. My vote is for Grey but with something this specialized, it will never happen unless there is a very sizable Special Make Up order.

I own a lot of Smocks and I’m really looking forward to getting this one.

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