1.2-1.4mm Genuine Front Quarter Horsehide.
Side Buckle Tabs for Custom Fit.
Removable Full Sleeve Thinsulate Zip out Liner with knitted cuffs.
Reinforced Kidney Panel.
Two outside Zippered Leather Lined Pockets.
Two inside Leather Lined Gun Pockets.
Bi-Swing Back.Vented Underarm Gussets.
Optional Feature: Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets.
Body armor sold separately
Silver YKK Hardware.
Poly Twill Shell.
Perma Core Thread by A&E for strong Stitching.
Made in USA
Thickness or Weight - Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
Horsehide leather is tremendously dense and non-porous. Until the end of the 1930's this was the leather of choice for its extreme durability. The density and non-porous nature of horsehide makes it durable , but it is also the reason that horsehide does not dye evenly. If multiple items are made from horsehide, there is a very good possibility that each piece will have slight color variations. These color variances and the markings of the skins are considered part of the natural beauty of horsehide and reassure its authenticity.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
Perma Core. A premium core spun sewing thread manufactured with continuous filament polyester core and polyester staple wrap for most sewing applications. The core spun construction delivers a thread with a higher strength and sewing performance over staple spun products, allowing for the use of smaller thread sizes. Perma Core maximizes seam quality while minimizing sewing problems. By American & Efird
Since the late of 1950, YKK has been building up the worldwide group network and running Good Quality Management System throughout the network. In 1997, YKK established the Quality Management Committee, called FGQMC (Fastening Global Quality Management Committee) to assure the quality of their products at global level and to satisfy our customer with safety and reliability on our products.
Poly Twill Fabrics are often used for sturdy work clothing or durable upholstery because of its strength and durability. Twill also recover from wrinkles better than plain-weave fabrics do. When there are fewer interlacing, yarns can be packed closer together to produce high-count fabrics. In twill and higher counts, the fabric is more durable and air- and water-resistant.
Thinsulate is a trademark of the 3M Corporation, for a type of synthetic fiber thermal insulation used in clothing. The word is a portmanteau of thin and insulate. The material was first sold in 1979. Thinsulate fibers are about 15 micrometers in diameter, which is thinner than the polyester fibers normally used in insulation for clothing such as gloves or winter jackets. Advertising material for Thinsulate suggests that Thinsulate is more effective due to the increased density of fibers with decreased size of fibers compared with more traditional insulation. Like most insulation materials, the gaps between fibers not only reduce heat flow, but also allow moisture to escape.
Armor PocketsOptional Feature: Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets.
Body armor sold separately
Hillside USA's products carry a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the workmanship of every leather garment manufactured by Hillside USA. If a leather seam ever opens, a zipper breaks, a snap falls off or defective leather, we will repair or replace it for the life of the garment, under normal wear and use. Products that have become damaged due to pins, patches, misuse or neglect can be repaired but not replaced. Lining, Elastic and Velcro are guaranteed for three-years from the date of purchase. We will advise you of the cost of the repair or replacement and await your approval before proceeding. Hillside USA reserves the right to approve or deny a claim. Accessories section is not covered. Original invoice is needed in order to process your return. Damaged products should be returned directly to Hillside USA. You should send the product freight prepaid and insured, to the address below. Please include a note explaining the problem, along with $18.00 for return shipping and handling within the USA. International customers are responsible for the actual return shipping and insurance charges. Lifetime Guarantee is not transferable.
Illustration of Leather Line Gun Pockets