5.11 certainly has a market pegged, but companies are starting to push into niches were 5.11 has not yet tread. Berne, a company known for creating rugged work wear has opted to expliot one of those niches focusing on the company’s core audience.
The first two products, the Echo One One Concealed Carry Jacket and the Echo One Zero Concealed Carry Vest feature Berne’s “Adder” system, which is touted “…the fastest deploying exterior weapon concealment system designed for speed, security, and ultimate concealment on a wide variety of hard-working clothing.”
The Adder system is highly interesting. In short, it uses standard exterior pockets to cover hidden Molle panels that allow the usage of many standard holster systems and accessory carry pouches to maximize versatility. Given how “workwear” is used, the added bulk under the pockets would hardly be noticed.
For both the jacket and the vest, the Adder system is completely ambidextrous, with both front pockets being available. Users can therefore use the pocket that suites their carry style and or use the other for extra ammunition or simply to store gloves (for actual work).
Retail pricing on th jacket is set at $129.99 and the vest at $99.99. Both are available in the normal variety of “work” colors including black, tan, etc.