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  • Green Jac-Shirt

    I have always been very partial to my traditional red Jac-Shirt. I love to wear it to Scout functions. But Supply had those darn new green ones on sale recently at a very good price, so I went for it.

    I have to admit I really like the new one. I think the quality is better than my red one, considerably more sturdy. It is also a nice shade of green, such that I like to wear it out in public, not just at Scout events. It does have the Scout symbol on the pocket in black, so it still shows I am a Scouter.

    All in all, it was a goos purchase and I think I will keep wearing it. It will never feel as special as the red one with the Philmont Bull, but that's OK.

  • #2
    Ya know... I was going to write a post about the new green jac shirts. BUT ... I was not going to be as nice.

    Green Jack shirt

    ---- Comfortable and less itch'y.
    ---- Looks nicer then the old one
    ---- Scout emblem is embroidered on.

    ---- Less functional.
    ---- It lets the wind thru and does not keep you any where near as warm.

    I swear that I could use the old red jack shirt over my short sleeve scout shirt until it was about 5 degrees. I always had my procedure. Button cuffs. Close one or two buttons. Button to near top. Flip collar up. The colder it got, the more I would button

    The new one is only good to about 30 degrees if it is NOT windy. I love the new look and feel. But I miss the warmth and wind blocking of the old red jac shirt.(This message has been edited by fred8033)


    • #3

      Read the label.
      The originals were 100% wool, thick. The new ones are a blend. And (supposedly) moth-proofed.
      Made to be neater. longer, but , as has been said, thinner, not as insulative.


      • #4
        Yeah, I've read the label. Understand the differences. I'm just saying the green version is only a decorative replacement for the red version. If you want something functionally equivalent, you need to shop elsewhere.

        I absolutely hated the disco red color of the old jac shirt, but you could depend on it keeping you warm.(This message has been edited by fred8033)


        • #5
          My red jacket is one of the new versions, so I know it is not the heavy duty all wool one. So, comparing it to the green jacket, I think the green one is actually heavier. Reinforced at the elbows, etc.


          • #6
            I'm fortunate, I got one of the old ones off of ebay.

            Wouldn't mind one of these though


            N Tier use to sell them, but no more.


            • #7
              I got my red coat at NT two years ago. I definatly love the pockets on the Bemidji Woolen Mills jacket. They still make them, but are a bit more expensive...