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Valken Sports - V-Tac Sierra Jersey Information
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Valken Sports
597 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Email: info@valkensports.com
Website: http://www.valkenpaintball.com
Continuous camo pattern to seamlessly blend into your surroundings. Durable and breathable military spec camouflage material. Sleeve pockets on each arm. Removable, internal elbow pads. H.I.D (Harness Integration Design) Velcro closure sides conceal your harness and make getting your jersey on and off a breeze.
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 Release Date: 2011
 MSRP: $49.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 5
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Valken Sports V-Tac Sierra Jersey A bit on the expensive side for a camo smock. Colors stay in the wash, fabric holds up well to hard use. Only gripe is the velcro. I just don't like it. Personal preference only, the material...
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: FL/GA border
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Camo smoch awesomeness
Cons: velcro
A bit on the expensive side for a camo smock. Colors stay in the wash, fabric holds up well to hard use.

Only gripe is the velcro. I just don't like it. Personal preference only, the material itself functions as intended.
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Valken Sports V-Tac Sierra Jersey The growth of the scenario and recreational paintball scene has seen a number of large paintball manufacturers extend their product line to include tactical and camouflage gear. It's a welcome...
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Essex, UK
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Well made, thick material, good range of patterns
Cons: Very hot, mil-sim styling not ideal for paintball
The growth of the scenario and recreational paintball scene has seen a number of large paintball manufacturers extend their product line to include tactical and camouflage gear. It's a welcome development for players who had been forced to choose between clothing designed for a sup air field (usually colourful and lightweight) and camouflage cut to military specs, missing features which are paintball-specific.

Valken have made a massive investment in their V-Tac scenario line, offering playing tops, trousers and accessories in six patterns (black, ACU, Marpat, Tiger Stripe, US Woodland and V-Cam, a Multicam copy). Each pattern is available in two distinct ranges. Zulu represents their high-end product, with trousers constructed to the same standard as tournament equivalents and playing tops in highly breathable fabric. Sierra is their value range, designed to offer advantages over military-spec BDUs without breaking the bank. Retail pricing on the Sierra top and trousers is approx £110 for the pair, compared to £200 for the Zulu equivalents.

The first thing that you notice about the Sierra top is that the fabric is fairly heavyweight. If you're after a light, ultra-breathable top, this isn't for you. It's a 60% cotton/40% polyester mix and feels as though it could stand up to a crawl through brambles without coming out the other side ruined. While the material is quite rough to the touch, the parts that are likely to chafe - the neck and cuffs, are thankfully made of soft, stretchy material which is comfy against the skin.

The v-neck pullover style and lack of buttons make it more comfortable for paintball than a BDU-style top. Each side is split from armpit to hem, then held together by velcro. This allows the front belt of a paintball pack to be concealed underneath the top, keeping your overall camouflage pattern intact and possibly promoting the odd additional bounce!

Each arm features sewn-in lightweight elbow padding which is nice to have, but no substitute for proper pads. The left arm has a velcro-secured pocket and flip-up ID card holder with transparent plastic pocket. Pocket flap and ID card holder both have external velcro loop panels to attach patches (135mm x 25mm and 100mm x 65mm respectively).

The right arm has just a single pocket, again with velcro panels for patches, 135mm x 25mm top and 130mm x 115mm (visible - the top of the larger panel is concealed by the pocket flap). In terms of size I'm a bit on the scrawny side (5ft 10", 10 stone, 30in waist, 38in chest) and the Medium fits me nicely.

The top is good, however more suited to winter play than summer as the material doesn't dissipate heat well and I was sweltering after an hour playing at both the Tippmann Challenge in July and Time Wars in October! I dislike the arm pockets - some people might find them useful but I've no need of them and the stiffness of the velcro makes the material stay flat when you want it to curve around your arms. This might however only be an issue for people with pipecleaner arms like mine! Same goes for the velcro sides (allowing you to hide your pack belt). Finally, for those who actually wash their gear (I know some don't!), these are listed as hand-wash cold and drip dry, although I've run mine through the washing machine and tumble dryer a couple of times with no ill effects and no visible fading of the pattern.

Overall they're recommended playing gear, although in hindsight I do wonder if the more expensive Zulu range might have suited me better.
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Valken Sports V-Tac Sierra Jersey Used this at Chicago UWL, and it was amazing! The camo was great (tiger stripe is also my favorite) and these jerseys are ridiculously durable.
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 847 IL
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $49.95
Pros: VERY durable. useful pockets. comfortable
Cons: heavy fabric that get's hot in summer
Used this at Chicago UWL, and it was amazing! The camo was great (tiger stripe is also my favorite) and these jerseys are ridiculously durable.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Sierra Jersey The best looking Jersey I have ever owned. When it came in the mail though, the edges were becoming unsown. I just grabbed a needle and thread and took care of it though. makes me worry about how...
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, Mo
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: looks amazing
Cons: durability
The best looking Jersey I have ever owned. When it came in the mail though, the edges were becoming unsown. I just grabbed a needle and thread and took care of it though. makes me worry about how long it will last though.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Tac Sierra Jersey Really like this minimum frills camo jersery. It's sort of an old school Renegade jersey updated for modern scenario ball. Shoulder velcro and pockets for patches and badges, which I don't use but...
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Newark, DE
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $49.95
Pros: Velcro split sides, correct camo fabric.
Cons: Collar and cuff pilled up first wash.
Really like this minimum frills camo jersery. It's sort of an old school Renegade jersey updated for modern scenario ball. Shoulder velcro and pockets for patches and badges, which I don't use but don't get in my way. Split sides with velcro are great, make it easy to keep your harness camouflaged. Made out of cotton based fabric instead of polyester jersey material, so no polyester shine. I would have given it five for appearance, but the cheap material around the collar and cuffs immediately pilled after the first wash, giving it a bit of shabby look.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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