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S&R Windtop

Developed by Snugpak® with input from members of the UK Search & Rescue Community, professional navigators and meteorological staff, and military personnel. The new functional Snugpak® Venture Range has been created to support you on Search & Rescue Operations, whether you are completing quick searches in local countryside and parks, expanded searches on lowland moors, scrambling on alpine mountain routes or completing technical rescue and rock climbing. The Snugpak S&R Windtop has been created to support you in the face of adversity.

The Snugpak® S&R Windtop is ideal for operations where the main environmental considerations are wind and direct (UV) sunlight in summer and cool temperatures:

• Lowland Search & Rescue
• K9 Search & Rescue
• Mountain Rescue
• Technical Rescue

The Snugpak® S&R Windtop is designed to provide excellent protection against winds, as well as sunshine and light rain showers. The S&R Windtop is much lighter than a normal jacket, using small YKK zips, and packing down to the size of an apple, ideal for when size and weight need to be at a minimum. It is ideally worn with a long sleeve base layer, such as the Snugpak 2nd Skinz Coolmax long sleeve top to move moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and regulating core temperature when completing deliberate and immediate search actions.

The Snugpak® S&R Windtop is a single layer garment and uses Paratex Micro. The single-layer windtop is ideal for summer months, and is light enough to be unnoticeable and worn all day; an additional windtop can be carried to protect casualties and missing persons (misper's) from the elements when found, becoming a stalwart item of clothing for anyone involved in S&R operations. The quick drying, Paratex Micro 100% nylon material has a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. Water repellency can be maintained with a cool tumble dry after washing and periodic re-treatment with suitable aftercare products, such as Nikwax and Grangers. The S&R Windtop will keep you dry in a short, light shower, giving you time to find a safe place to stop and put on more effective (hardshell) waterproof layers, if required.

The S&R Windtop can also be worn over waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, allowing easy access to your essential equipment, such as radios, search packs and K9 equipment. In dry, cooler conditions, the cut of the S&R Windtop enables you to layer effectively with additional thinner insulation, or warmer fleece layers are worn underneath so that core temperature can be effectively managed. In warmer months, it is light and cool enough to be worn to protect against UV rays, especially when at higher altitudes or summer alpine mountain walking.

The S&R Windtop can also combine with the Softie® SV3 Vest, SJ3 and SJ6 Jackets for colder conditions or when searches are slower and more methodical when insulation needs to be maintained. The S&R Windtop Smock allows essential equipment to be carried centrally, with easy access when wearing a day sack, Bergen or a climbing harness and retains its core functionality with other outdoor equipment.

APALS® (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips)
Each jacket is supplied with one APALS®

Can be seen up to 1 mile
Runtime 200+ hours
Hook and loop backing
Waterproof, Dustproof & Shockproof
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Weight Weight includes everything.
Breathable High moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you're active.
Light Weight Exceptionally lightweight, perfect when on the move.
Made In The UK Support British manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality.
Tough Durable, lightweight and tough.
Windproof Provides protection from the wind.
Chest Pocket Venture Includes a unique central map case pocket in the chest area & large outer pocket.
Hem Adjuster Drawcord in hem with side adjusters.
Thumb Loop Holes in the cuff to insert thumbs for increased coverage in cold weather.
The single layer S&R Windtop Smock incorporates a unique design, for the storage and use of essential search equipment, such as a map and compass, search plans and POD Grids, as well as more modern devices such as smartphones and tablets, when completing iSeries Navigation™:

Made in the UK. Support UK manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality
Unisex Design
Hi-Visibility S&R Red
Extremely Lightweight & durable, perfect for when weight and space need to be considered
Windproof: The Paratex Micro fabric protects you from wind chill
Breathable: The Paratex Micro high moisture-vapour transmission rate helps to keep you dry when you're active
Can be packed down and stored in its own chest pouch
APALS® Soft Hook & Loop Patches (APALS® (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips) one supplied with each jacket)
Unit/Name Badge Soft Hook & Loop Patches
Large Map Chest Pocket, with Internal D-Rings
Large & Small External Pouches
External D-Ring for LED Torches etc.
Thumb Loops
Hem & Neck adjuster for a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation
1/4 Length YKK Zip, to help trap warm air, or ventilate
Customise with effective layering for colder weather

For the entire Snugpak® Venture Range, the hood has been removed, allowing greater compatibility with other items of clothing, but the storage space remains. This allows you to roll up items such as a neck scarf, Buff®, fleece liner gloves or skull cap and store them close to hand.
Central Pocket The Venture Range includes a central map case pocket in the chest area, for the storage of a full size (Large) map case, such as the SILVA® Carry Dry Map Case (265x480mm), or an iPad® mini™ within a waterproof eCase® (185x238mm). The main pocket also incorporates two D-rings to secure essential items, such as a compass or whistle, to prevent accidental loss, as well as tethering other waterproof cases so that they do not need to be carried in an unsafe position around the neck.

There is also a large Outer-Pocket on the front of the central chest pocket, with a hook & loop security tab and a functional D-ring. This pocket can accommodate an A6 folded map, or a notebook and pen/pencil, or smartphones in a waterproof case, such as the iPhone 5S in the waterproof eCase® (105x175mm) as well as small digital cameras. In front of this is a smaller outer-pocket with hook & loop security tab, ideal for keeping your compass close to hand, or used for securing smaller energy gels, pens, pencils etc. when on the move.

Hook & Loop Patches
Throughout the Venture Range designs, there are various Hook & Loop Patches, designed to accommodate APALS® Personal Identification (PID) LEDs, or 3M Scotchlite™ Reflective Tabs to make you more visible in low-light conditions. Small APALS® patches are located on the back of the collar, as well as the left sleeve. There is also a larger soft Hook & Loop patch on the Right arm, for ID’s, Morale Patches as well as Group and Organisation Patches, allowing you to personalise your Venture Smock. Soft Hook & Loop is also available on the front of the small outer-pouch, for either an APALS® LED or reflective marker.
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Packsize Dimensions
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Outer Fabric (100% Nylon)

Paratex Micro is tough, lightweight, highly windproof and water repellent. Paratex Micro utilises closely constructed fabric and is exceptionally hard wearing but still remains soft to the touch.

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