Kakadu Conceal Carry Gear

    A great company called Kakadu makes some really fashionable conceal carry gear. Vests, jackets, and briefcases are in their product line. Here I’ll be talking about two items, the Kakadu Hoover Vest and the conceal carry briefcase.

    First, the Hoover vest. What initially struck me was that the vest does not scream “tactical” or “I’m carrying a gun.” At least I don’t think so, you may have a different opinion which is fair. I have found it complements my wardrobe pretty well and most importantly, when there’s a gun in the vest it is not easy to see any printing.


    A pistol is concealed in the left pocket and is not printing. The vest is ambidextrous.


    The vest is made of a unique material called oilskin, and the owner explained to me that they impregnate wax into the cotton threads which creates a great weather and water resistant vest. In addition to the diamond pattern stitches, these two qualities help reduce printing. The vest itself is very comfy and warm, and it comes in black, brown or navy.

    The vest can carry everything from a sub-compact all the way up to a full size pistol, plus two additional magazines. There are conceal carry pockets on both sides for both right and left handed shooters.

    Second, the Kakadu Briefcase. The rugged canvas provides solid outer protection while its cotton lined inside can protect my laptop and other gear. I like it’s simple, timeless design — one that will stay relevant today and in twenty years.




    The detachable universal pistol panel can hold sub-compact to full size pistols plus two spare magazines. One nice feature is the velcro near each end of the zipper. The user can keep the briefcase unzipped but closed. In the event you need to deploy your pistol you don’t have to spend precious time unzipping the bag, you can simply reach into the center and pull the pistol out.




    What the Kakadu briefcase looks like zipped open, but secured with velcro.


    A Glock 26 with two spare magazines fits in the snap-in holster.


    A Glock 34 can fit in the same universal holster.

    The Hoover vest comes in at $159.99 MSRP, and the Kakadu Briefcase comes in at $134.99 with the pistol insert an additional $12.99.


    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.