The MACWO by SORD jacket traces its history back more than a decade and has seen operational service with some of the worlds finest special operations soldiers. Now the MACWO has been refined and enhanced with premium cutting edge materials to deliver the latest generation for the modern warfighter, hunter or outdoor enthusiast.

The MACWO V2 is born from intense research & development resulting in a top of its class innovative garment that sets new standards for lightweight packable warmth and supreme insulation from the cold. MACWO V2 is manufactured utilising the latest in custom fabric technology, the MACWO’s primary insulation source is 100gsm Primaloft® Gold Cross Core Ultra™ with Aerogel™. Originally developed by NASA for use in aeronautical applications, Aerogel™ is composed of more than 95% air and is the lightest solid material known to man and one of the most effective and lightest forms of insulation ever created.

A unique secondary windproof insulation layer is provided through the custom designed 20d Nylon IR thermal reflective lining that dramatically helps to lock in body heat. The MACWO is loaded with features based on lessons learnt and years of experience in the field.

Outer Fabric: 

  • Multicam version: Genuine Crye® Multicam™ 40D Quantum ripstop shell fabric with DWR finish.
  • AU Terrain (AMC) version: Custom 70D Ripstop Nanostealth with C6 DWR offering extreme water repellency.


  • Inner Lining: 20D windproof Cire Nylon with IR thermal reflective properties
  • Insulation: 100gsm Primaloft® Gold Cross Core Ultra with Aerogel™
  • Zips: YKK® Vislon no.5 single full length centre zip, YKK® no.5 reversed hand pocket and shoulder pocket zips, No.3 YKK® internal zips
  • Wrist Cuffs: Adjustable, elasticised wrist cuffs with contoured Hook and Loop closure
  • Pocket Lining: Belt order hand pockets with soft brushed tricot lined hand pockets for enhanced comfort that feels warm to touch.
  • Advanced Hood Design: Advanced & fully contoured hood design offers amazing situational awareness and comfort with 3 way adjustability.
  • Stowaway Hood: Fixed hood with stowaway zippered collar pocket
  • Internal Pockets: Two Internal zippered mesh pockets on left side for additional storage.
  • Internal Dump Pocket: Single large internal elastic mesh dump pocket on right side for gloves, beanie etc.
  • Adjustable Shock Cords: Twin adjustable elastic shock cords in lower seam.
  • Pillow Pocket Design: Unique "pillow pocket" allows the entire jacket to be turned inside itself and used as a soft lined pillow or compressed storage bag.
  • Packability: The MACWO Jacket is Highly compressible thanks to advanced materials and advanced design.


  • Weight: 670G size M
  • Packed size inside pillow stash pocket: 28cm x 22cm x 12cm
  • Size Guide: Available in sizes Small to XX-Large (refer to image gallery for size chart)

About PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ Technology
Conventional wisdom has always meant that thicker is better, but PrimaLoft® continues to push the limits of lightweight warmth – this time with PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ Technology. This latest insulation fuses PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Aerogel™ technology, the gold standard in lightweight thermal protection, to reach previously unattainable levels of warmth, in various winter conditions.  It can provide up to 52% more warmth* with the same weight, compared to PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation. This allows wearers to achieve both enhanced warmth yet decreased weight. The new insulation also contains 35% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.

Originally developed by NASA® for use in aeronautical applications, silica Aerogel™ is a highly porous, low-density structure that forms a temperature barrier which locks out cold and heat. Aerogel™ is composed of more than 95% air and is the lightest solid material known to man and one of the most effective insulation materials. PrimaLoft® has found a unique way to integrate Aerogel™ material into specific fibres, allowing the development of apparel insulation that’s built to withstand the extreme challenges of outdoor garments.
* 52% based on comparison of Clo values in PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ 40g weight and PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation 40g weight. Percent differs depending on the weight of insulation


About SORD

Special Operations Research and Development (SORD) commenced in 2004 to provide highly functional and durable tactical gear for Australian Special Forces.
What differentiates SORD is that their people have Special Forces and Infantry backgrounds. With operational experience in global conflict zones, the team at SORD understand what the soldier on the ground needs and expects.

SORD produces industry leading, state of the art tactical gear in the form of tactical nylon accessories and military clothing. Using only the highest quality materials combined with obsessive attention to detail SORD produce a huge range of premium tactical equipment and apparel. SORD equipment is sought after by Special Forces, para-military, CT/Hostage Rescue, law enforcement and emergency rescue officers worldwide.

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  • Brand: SORD
  • Product Code: SORD MACWO V2
  • Availability: 3
  • AUD$389.00

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