SuperGroupies Halo Infinite Jacket Impressions
Last fall, SuperGroupies announced that they would be releasing some officially licensed Halo Infinite gear. It comes as no surprise this new collection is specifically all about the big man himself, Master Chief. The collection includes a watch, jacket, backpack, and wallet. While the gear was announced last year; unfortunately, it wasn’t released until well after the Infinite’s release. Regardless, the wait is over and this slick-looking assortment of Halo gear has arrived. I had a chance to check out the jacket and while there is no question it’s a good quality coat, it’s unfortunate the sizing seems off, and fits much smaller than I anticipated.
This is certainly a word of caution for prospective buyers. If you are planning to pick up the Halo jacket, order a size up. Maybe even two sizes up. All that being said, it is a nice-looking jacket. Like SuperGroupies other video game merchandise, there is nothing tacky or gimmicky about the jacket. The material seems of excellent quality, and I love all the little details.
The overall design is inspired by Master Chief’s armor and his color scheme. It features Halo’s trademark olive green with black and vivid orange touches. As you can see in the image below, it looks sharp and you won’t feel goofy at all wearing what is essentially a video game jacket.
Master Chief’s Spartan number “117” is printed on the left side of the chest. This is similar to the location of his “117” on his armor. The zipper pull for the arm pocket is made of an orange iridescent fabric drawing inspiration from the Master Chief’s helmet visor. It also features the UNSC logo and a ring, which is a subtle reference to the Halo ring. The arm pocket is a nice addition as it’s a great spot for storing your cell phone while on the run.
The jacket features a nicely sized hood, which is removable via a zipper. It features stitched motifs reminiscent of the Master Chief’s helmet design. It’s very subtle and I never would have noticed it if I didn’t do some research beforehand.
It’s surprisingly light as well. The images make it look a bit bulky and heavy, but this isn’t the case at all. It feels great. I just wish I ordered a larger size so I could actually zip it up.
Overall, I have no problem recommending the jacket for hardcore Halo fans looking for a stylish and good quality jacket for chilly weather. Granted, the $230.00 USD MSRP is steep, and you’ll need to order a size up or two. Yet, if you are okay with the price tag and potential sizing issues, the jacket is a nice way to salute Xbox’s most iconic video game character.
***The product was provided to COGconnected for the purpose of this article***