The MML 6 Softie is a classic - developed by Snugpak® with input from professional navigators, mountain leaders, climbing instructors, meteorological staff, and military personnel. The new functional Snugpak® Military Mountain Leader Smock has been created to support the soldier in a diverse range of operational environments, when exposed to extremely cold weather, including Alpine walking, scrambling, rock climbing, Canadian Winters in BATUS, SERE training or completing infamous Norway skiing. Whether you are completing long range days, Reserve Weekend Training, deployed operations, or need an extra layer when called upon for that early morning stag, the Snugpak® Military Mountain Leader (MML) Softie® Smock has been created for you, for a diverse range of environments, terrain and weather.
The Snugpak® MML Softie® Smocks are ideal for a diverse range of operational environments, all year round, where the main environmental considerations are wind and cold weather when thinner layers are insufficient to protect against the elements:
• HM Forces • Reserve Forces • Combined Cadet Forces • Range Training Days • Deployed Military Operations
The Snugpak® MML Softie® Smock is a tri-layer garment and uses both Paratex Micro as a face fabric, and an internal Softie® Premier fill, encapsulated with a Paratex Light lining. Designed to provide excellent thermal protection against the cold, as well as high protection against wind, the MML Softie® Smock is available in a variety of Softie® weights, for the following temperature ranges:
AS THIS IS AN OVERGARMENT, ERR ON THE SMALL SIDE AS THEY COME UP LARGE.
• Small - 730g / 26oz • Medium - 760g / 27oz • Large - 810g / 29oz • XLarge - 860g / 30oz • Comfort Rating: -5°C / 23°F • Low Rating: -10°C / 14°F • Packsize: 34cm x 17cm / 13" x 7" • Outer Fabric: Paratex Micro • Outer Fabric 2: Multicam • Inner Fabric: Paratex Light • Insulation: Softie® Premier • Made in the UK. Support UK manufacturing and enjoy superior British quality • Unisex Design • 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 • Comfortable: The Softie® Premier insulation is available in different weights for a range of temperature ratings • 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. • TS1 Lined Hand Warmer ‘Muff’ Pocket, adds a layer of insulation to keep hands warm • Thumb Loops • Hem & Neck adjuster for a better fit, helping trap warm air and aid insulation • 1/4 Length Water-resistant YKK Zip, to help trap warm air, or ventilate • Soft Armour Panel (SAP) and Hard Armour Plate Carrier (PC) Compatible • Customise with effective layering for colder weather or longer races
The MML Softie® Smock is lighter than normal expedition style jackets, and uses water resistant YKK zips, making it ideal for when size and weight need to be kept to an absolute minimum. It is ideally worn with a variety of base layers, to move moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and regulating core temperature in extremes of cold. 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 MML Softie® Smock 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 MML Softie® Smock can also be worn under waterproof [PTFE] membrane hard shells in severe weather, still allowing easy access to your essential equipment. In dry, colder conditions, the cut of the MML Smock enables you to layer effectively with additional thinner insulation, or warmer layers worn underneath so that core temperature can be effectively managed.
The MML Softie® Smock allows essential equipment to be carried centrally, with easy access when wearing a day sack, Bergen or climbing harness, as well as plate carriers and webbing systems and maintains its core functionality with other operational equipment, such as body armour.
APALS® (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips) Each jacket is supplied with one APALS®
•Can be seen up to 1 mile •Runtime 200+ hours •Velcro backing •Waterproof, Dustproof & Shockproof
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.
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.
The large outer pocket is compatible with an issue Magpul® Dynamics 30Rd eMag and the smaller outer pocket can accommodate a Glock® double-stacked 9mm magazine for fast and efficient Ranger reloads, when additional equipment and plate carriers are not to hand.
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.
The MML Softie® Smock design also incorporates a harness compatible, muff-style, TS1 hand-warmer pocket, giving you a large internal storage space if needed. It can also be used for storing other essential items and will keep them safe due to the deep pocket and side zips that prevent items falling out.