TYR Tactical

ITS Modern Action Sweater

The Sweater

ITS Tactical and MilSpec Monkey have teamed up a limited edition apparel item, the Modern Action Sweater. Sporting a color very much inspired by NSW’s Maritime Assault Suit System sepia colorway, the Modern Action Sweater is made of 10 oz. heavyweight fleece fabric composed of 50/50 Poly/Cotton for reduced shrinkage, and double knapped for softness.


Additional features include reinforced stitching on key wear points, thumb hold pass-through ports, 5% spandex-infused ribbing, and custom color-matched YYK zippers.


Available in sizes SM-XXL, and 100% made in the USA with US materials.



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14 Responses to “ITS Modern Action Sweater”

  1. JM says:

    I’m having a hard time seeing the features, beyond being Made in the USA, that make this stand out from the crowded field of hoodies. Double elbows? Pen Slots or Inner Pockets? Articulated hood?
    At $50 I’m not expecting TAD levels of engineering, but naming this sweatshirt the Modern Action Sweater makes me laugh a bit.
    And every hoodie has Incised Parallel Pollex Docking Portals, you just pull the cuff-to-sleeve seam thread a little bit and stick your thumb through.

    • Geoff says:

      He’s huge on the MAS gray colorway. The name I think really is just a play off that.

    • James says:

      In his Geartasting episode on the hoodie Bryan explained that the naming was just a nod to the color MASgrey , which took its name from the Maritime Assault Suit. He just wanted to come up with a play on that, even though he really just wanted a MASgrey hoodie….

      • JM says:

        Ah then; I catch a Geartesting vid now and again, but must have missed this one. I dig MAS grey, and it does (for some reason) make me happier that the name was more about the acronym homage. I first thought they could have aped CMT and called it Just A Hoodie (like the Just A Gasblock). I like ITS, so I could have given them the benefit of the doubt and assumed that the name was tongue-in-cheek tacticoolism.
        And I hear the comments below – a good solid color, warm and comfortable, made in the US by good brands, presumably good craftsmanship, for $50. Fair enough (though as guy below says, after S/H it’s $62)

  2. 13Delta says:

    Yah and how can this be tactical without velcro.lol

  3. jellydonut says:

    I agree with the previous poster that this is just a hoodie, but I always enjoy it when companies actually take the chance on clothing items not made in Asia or Central America. It’s not that expensive when you take that into account, considering you pay $30 for hoodies made in sweatshops.

  4. Owned 2 different versions that came direct from MSM for some time now (took the sleeve loop off though to allow for wear anywhere as ITS have done). More recent one is in the MSM ‘urban grey’ which is pretty interesting as a colour goes, similar to the ITS MAS.

    There’s no denying there’s nothing mega ground-breaking going on in terms of the cut, it’s just an extremely comfortable jacket that insulates really very well for the given thickness of fabric. Given the general quality of fabrics and sewing I think you get solid value with these.

  5. ithejury says:

    Considered it but $12 is the cheapest shipping option. Nope.

    • tango2tango says:

      Have always paid about 3 times or more the shipping for us lowly overseas guy, but not, they have an issued with foreign issued credit card, so the others dozen US retailers who’s not so anal about shipping overseas get my hard earn $$. Haven looked back since.

    • Che Guevara's Open Chest Wound says:

      So a total of 62 bucks is too much for a sweatshirt made in the US? Wal-mart is down the street, I’m sure they have something in your budget.

  6. tremis says:

    This is not a sweater, its a hoodie. I clicked on it because I was curious how someone made the old christmas sweater into an action sweater. Not that I am looking for an action christmas sweater. It is a fine looking zip up hoodie though.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Made in USA- Check.
    No mall ninja Velcro- Check.
    Lack of Tacticool logo – Check.

    I’ll be wearing this on vacation next weekend.

  8. Blaine says:

    It says view sizing chart but then there’s no sizing chart. Looked at the product page three times and still can’t find it. Maybe I need more coffee.

    • Gear Guy says:

      Men’s Size Chart

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL
      Chest (in.) 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52
      Waist (in.) 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42 44-48