KOM, is a superbrand in the hunting fraternity in the USA and is slowly making in-roads in the UK to outdoors people and now slowly trackers are beginnning to look closely at it. The first time I saw it in the USA, then Jamie, one of the Shadowhawk Instructors turned up with it. Since then we have one student turn up with it.
I have seen the phenomenal camouflage properties it has from Shadowhawk Camouflage field tests, comparing directly to other camouflages. I know ,it is not ony silent, but it has a deadening effect on sound, but I have never worn it.
My first impression from the un-pack was OK, the hat cap is very American in design and needed a bit of shrinking.
I must admit I was dubious as to whether the shirt could cut the mustard and so have given the shirt the hardest fieldd test I have ever give to a product. It is bombproof, so I know the shirt can take it. The tests are not for the whimp version of any top or fabric. (apart from washing, the achillies heel of wool)
I need to really trust my kit, because once it has wangled it way in to my role-out gear, its there for years, and often I will buy a number of the item, just in case the company goes out of business..
So test number one: What does it look like on. The shirt is a great cut, and looks good( although my fasion guru daughter thinks otherwise) Its just the right length. The camouflage pattern of blown snow, is darker than you might think, however its is absolutly perfect for every environment I have ever tracked in, including the desert and some jungles. Strangely enough, you might think, why KOM in the desert. Well, it can get very cold in the desert as soon as that sun hits the ground and goes away. The hat is very tall, and Im not a fan of tall baseball hats, so I had to shrink it in the wash, now it looks great. The camo is actually woven into the fabric, which is clever. The over-all look of the shirt and hat is very proffessional looking.
How does it perform? Well this is where I start to put the big punches in to see how it reacts.
Check back to see how it performs.