Arctic Leopard GORKA-3 Suit Fleece A-TACS FG
The Gorka-3 Fleece Suit is designed for everyday wear in the colder spring or fall temperatures (referred to in Russia as the demi-season) with the added warmth of a fleece lining.
This is the most famous iteration of Gorka. It was the state standard of the Soviet special forces (Spetsnaz) and is still used by the Russian special forces today. It is made in Russia by bAPC, which is the only authentic manufacturer of these suits.
-This suit is designed to be worn in outdoor environments to protect from rain, snow, and other elements. It is popular among hunters, fishermen, and those who enjoy outdoor activities.
-The use of mixed fabric in the upper layers of the shoulder area and the middle part of the hood increases the resistance of these areas to getting wet.
-The absence of shoulder seams eliminates leakage.
-The suit has a system of ties based on rubber-fabric tape on the sides of the jacket, on the sleeves, under the knees and at the bottom of the pants.
-The pocket flaps and sleeve Welt back pockets of the pants are triangular in shape to reduce reflection of the extreme corners of the pockets.
-The Gorka 3 suit combines camouflage overlays with the main tent fabric khaki (olive) and distorts the silhouette of a man at remote distances.
-Fleece lined jacket and pants
-Made of water resistant tent fabric
-Quiet and silent material
-The suit is made of 100% canvas tent fabric
-Jacket and pants are free cut for a better fit and to avoid "sailing" in the wind
-The pants have notches for optionally attaching suspenders. Please note that suspenders are not included.
-Bottom pant legs include ties for securing inside boots
Sizes/conversion chart below
Color: A-TACS FG
Material: 100% Canvas tent fabric with fleece lining
Ships from USA. Satisfaction and fit guaranteed or we will cover return shipping. Ships free to USA and Canada (Including Alaska and Northern Canada). Made in Russia by Arctic Leopard, the same company that makes our popular GORKA 4 suits.
Overall - no regrets on buying this.
Things I like:
- I usually stay away from insulated pants, and honestly didnt expect to use them as much (if it all) . I really bought this suit with the intent of using the jacket. However - I've found the pants are great - insulated/fleece lined and comfortable. Fit is good, and the pants have stirrups to keep the bottoms of the legs either in your boots or on top of whatever boots you wear if you are wearing low boots. Very practical. For working outdoors in winter conditions - you can get away with these pants + an upper body baselayer (polypro) + heavy duty windproof fleece.
-The pants come with the suspenders too. Belt loops too if you are a belts + suspender person
-ripstop outer + fleece lining provides good windproofing with a degree of insulation.
-A-TACS FG - great camo pattern - this was the main driver for my purchase in all honesty.
Areas to look out for:
-upper pants slash pockets seam rips easily (NOT the cargo pockets - those are bombproof) Nylon on oneside (against your leg) with fleece on the other (outside) - the seam broke easily- with light usage. I guess as they say - in the Army you don't put things in your pockets - so - if you are a vet - you can get past this. On the plus side - if you need to scratch or re-arrange your junk you now have a pass-through and you dont have to take off your cold weather gear and de-layer.
-The jacket tends to have an athletic cut. So if you have a gut - you may have to order one size larger-shoulder size fits fine - but not a lot of extra room. These are not BDU/US Army style sizes where it runs a bit larger. Order up a size if you will wear layers too - which is a critical factor in dressing for cold weather. I probably should have ordered one size up (or I can lose some weight -its good to have goals - right?). It fits well enough - guess its time to lay off the 12oz curls.
-Jacket wind flap - this is an area that could be improved - there is a small wind flap to prevent wind from getting past where you button the coat - its not as useful as it should be - and its not hard to account for this by correct layering. But - if you layer - ensure you account for the size....
-I haven't washed mine yet - but the exterior fabric is not as quiet as it could be. Maybe it gets quieter with wear and washing....It's a tradeoff I suppose - the outer fabric is tough and windproof - so I guess that is a wash.
In any case - considering everything - I'd recommend it.