Review: SCOTTeVEST Brad Thor Alpha Jacket

After several months of being sold out, SCOTTeVEST restocked their new Brad Thor Alpha Jacket. I immediately ordered one. We posted about the Alpha Jacket back in May. The article detailed some of the main points of interest of the jacket. It briefly touched on the fact that the jacket has large pockets. But it doesn’t quite get across until you try one of these jackets in real life.

I made some videos showing the capabilities of the Alpha Jacket that go far beyond what it was intended to do.



Here I test out the pocket capacity with some broken down rifles.


As I stated in my first video, for $200 you get a very unique jacket that has features that cannot be found in any other jacket. The jacket also does not work as a winter coat as the material is not really designed for keeping warm by itself.. It does have a little bit of bulk to it due to the multiple layer design but it does not function as well as a dedicated cold weather jacket. However if coupled with some appropriate layers like some base layers and some fleece, it works well as a windbreaker and can help you keep warm.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • jeff k

    i dont see the hype . the dude in the first video was printing like crazy .

    • Nicholas Chen

      The point of these videos was to show what the jacket is capable of. The first video was over indulging and overloading the pockets. But that is not the point. The point is that this jacket can carry items that normal jackets cannot. Like a 10-22. Or a pistol AR. I will try concealing a CZ Scorpion Evo3 A1 when I check them out again at SHOT SHOW.

      • I thought it was a cool video- you should post it to Brad Thor’s facebook, I think he would be pumped. While you’re at SHOT see if it can fit the P90 and MP7 as well.

        • Nicholas Chen

          Will do.

        • Nicholas Chen

          Brad Thor liked the review and just posted it on his FB page.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Big jacket looks big

  • avconsumer2

    Ah nice. I can finally lose that drop-leg for my Mk-23 MOD 0! ;P

    • tazman66gt

      Is that a drop leg or are you just happy to see me?

  • sianmink

    A Sub2000 and a fully-loaded Mk23 in your jacket? Do you even operate, bro?

    • Ethan

      Operate so hard I make people think I’m chunky..

    • Nicholas Chen

      Only in my house LOL

  • JumpIf NotZero

    … I want a trench coat… But I also want to spend $200… Hmmm, What to do…?

  • Andrew

    Looks like a shoplifter