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UF PRO Launches Urban Line

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Maker of innovative tactical clothing announced its newest line: “Urban” for wear while conducting operations in metropolitan situations where blending in with the crowd is essential. The line employs state-of-the art fabrics that deliver real comfort while withstanding the kind of punishment that comes from field operations in all weathers.

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (SEP. 26, 2017) – UF PRO®, maker of innovative clothing for military and law enforcement personnel, today announced the new line of rugged yet civilian-looking tactical apparel for wear in “urban jungles.”

The line is in fact called “Urban” and is designed for both function and fashion, the company said.

The UF PRO® Urban line consists of pants, jacket, t-shirt, and polo short, all made from state-of-the-art fabrics that feel cottony soft but can withstand the punishment of prolonged brutalizing field operations in rain or cold weather, according to the company.

“The Urban line gives you the best of everything,” said Armin Wagner, head of UF PRO® product development. “Urban delivers the performance you’d expect from a great piece of tactical kit, it’s incredibly comfortable, you can wear it year-round, it looks fantastic, and its styling is such that you won’t stand out like a sore thumb when you’re mingling with crowds of people.”

UF PRO® P-40 Urban Pants


The UF PRO® P-40 Urban pants are based on UF PRO®’s popular P-40 pants. Key attributes of the P-40 Urban pants are excellent freedom of movement, comfortable fit, superior knee protection, and seasonal adaptability, said Wagner.

“Our P-40 Urban Pants combine a sturdy rip-stop material with a state-of-the-art stretch material from Schoeller textile,” Wagner explained. “The pants stay remarkably durable and stretchy because this hybrid material is incorporated exactly where it’ll do you the most good.”

Wagner added that the Urban P-40 pants stay comfortable during the summer due to the fabric’s breathability. Come winter, the pants turn cold-weather ready simply by slipping in an optional WINDSTOPPER® lining, he said.

UF PRO® M1 Field Jacket


The feature-packed UF PRO® M1 Field Jacket is patterned after the U.S. Army’s World War II-era M41 field jacket, but with several futuristic enhancements, said Wagner.

One of the biggest updates is use of EtaProof® fabric, a high-tech cotton. The material gives the jacket breathability while also making it permanently water-repellent.

“EtaProof® fabric is spun from very thin twisted fibres woven into an extremely dense plain-weave fabric,” Wagner said. “When this material gets wet – from rain, for instance – it absorbs the moisture, swells and eliminates almost all of the empty space between individual fibres. This keeps the water out, for the most part.”

The jacket also features an abundance of inner pockets and interior loops to permit secure carrying of small gear – up to and including a concealed sidearm, according to Wagner, who noted that, like the pants, the jacket also converts from summer to winter duty with the insertion of a liner (in this instance, one made from Merino wool).

UF PRO® Urban Shirts


Two shirts round out the UF PRO® P-40 Urban line. One is a casual t-shirt, the other is a polo shirt, Wagner reported.

Both, he said, are fabricated from 37.5™ polyester-cotton blended Pique knit, which accords them a remarkably comfortable yet sturdy character.

“It’s a wash-and-wear fabric,” he explained. “You toss your P-40 Urban tee or polo into the washing machine, hang it up to dry overnight, and put it on wrinkle-free in the morning – no ironing necessary. And thanks to the 37.5™ technology, the fabric is the fastest drying of its kind ever.”

Wagner added that the fabric boasts excellent odor-control properties and provides enhanced protection against UV rays.

The UF PRO® Urban shirts, jacket and pants caused quite a stir among show-goers earlier this year at the IWA OutdoorClassics international trade show held in Nuremberg, Germany, where the full line debuted, Wagner indicated.

“Until Urban came along, it used to be that your options in an urban jungle were limited to tactical clothing that emphasized function at the expense of fashion, or the opposite,” he said. “The Urban line gives you both without sacrificing either – full technical functionality and attractive styling.”

Take a first glimpse at the new Urban line here: ufpro.si/urban_line

Today Is A Travel Day

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Please enjoy our catching up today on several industry announcements. It’s tough being everywhere and once in awhile we’re stuck on planes all day.

We’ve got loads of stuff to still tell you about from DSEI, MDM and NTOA. Plus, AUSA is right around the corner.


Now Here’s A Service We Can All Appreciate

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017


JM4 Tactical To Give Away a Glock 19 Gen 5 For Christmas

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Now accepting photo/video contest submissions

Abilene, Texas — Leather gun holster company, JM4 Tactical, is thrilled to announce their second annual pistol and holster giveaway valued at $595. The giveaway is open to past and future customers who can creatively show off their personal QCC holsters being used in either photo or video format (under 60 seconds). All pictures and videos should be submitted through the giveaway application, found here:jm4tactical.com/christmas-gun-contest-submission

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM CST on November 30, 2017, with 10 finalists being announced on December 2. The photo/video with the most votes out of the 10 finalists will win the grand prize. That winner will be able to choose one of the following two packages, each with the same value:
1. Glock 19 Gen 5 and QCC Holster valued up to $95. (total value $595)
2. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm, QCC Holster valued up to $95, and a $145 Visa Gift Card. (total value $595)
Shawndalyn Myers, co-owner of JM4 Tactical, has this to say about the second annual pistol giveaway: “Our customers are more like our JM4 Family and this giveaway is our way of giving back to them.”

Other important information regarding this pistol giveaway is as follows:

• 1 entry per person
• Submissions accepted through 11/30/17 11:59 CST.
• The 10 finalists will be announced on 12/2/2017 and posted to a finalist voting board
• The grand prize winner that receives the most votes will be announced on 12/24/2017, Christmas Eve, at 7:10 pm CST during a live feed
• All submissions entered by 11/30/2017 will be entered to win other great JM4 Gear, like belts, holsters, shirts, etc


Jayhawk Military Textiles – Repro 1st Pattern USGI Jungle Boots Pre-Order

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Limited Edition 1st Pattern Jungle boots! Available in whole sizes 8-13. Certain sizes are selling out faster than anticipated so make sure you reserve your pair today, this will be the only run they will ever make of them! It cost nothing until November 1st and you save $31! Find out more at:


NTOA – Bronc Box

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Bronc Box started in the hunting market as a modern field chest but it didn’t take long for military and LE customers to adopt this rolling gear storage and transportation system.

Bronc Box features a doubled-walled, foam-filled roto-molded shell, offering over a 12,000 cubic inches of storage. At 55lbs, it’s not light, but then again, it’s not going to fall apart on you.

It is wheeled and incorporates corner lock/tie down points as well as four latches on the lid. Inside the lid is weapon storage and the main body includes trays to organize your gear. For those of you who need it, it can be fitted with an air release valve for air travel. Offered in a variety of colors.

Outer Dimensions
Height 20.67” Width 20” Length 48”

Inner Dimensions
Height 16.67” Width 16” Length 42”


NTOA 17 – LeadNav Systems

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

LeadNav Systems Offers off-the-grid navigation to Off-Road Race teams, Search and Rescue Teams, Military and Law Enforcement, as well as Bikers, Hikers and Off-roaders.

The heart of their system is their app. It allows the user to quickly build and edit routes, import existing tracks, and add audio waypoints. In addition to Map Overlays, the system offers access to mensurated offline Aerial Imagery. Current location, along with that of the other members of the team is via a data linked Iridium satellite phone.


In addition to full equipment packages, LeadNav also offers training.


TYR Tactical Tuesday – New HQ Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Yeasterday, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of TYR Tactical’s new facility in Peoria, Arizona. It’s quite a sight.


This newly constructed headquarters is 78,000 sq ft, more than double the size of their previous location. It was built with growth in mind, and designed to increase efficiency and warehousing capacity. These two factors will decrease costs and improve lead times. For example, they’ve already realized cost savings from being in one building. At the old facility, employeees would have to go outside to get from one building to the other and the HVAC was in a constant battle with the Arizona heat. Now, with everyone under one roof, there aren’t as many doors opening and closing.

Their goal was to build a campus-like atmosphere and they’ve accomplished it. This new facility includes a green space complete with a walking track out front to encourage exercise before shift and during breaks, cafeteria with rollup doors were employees can relax and take a break from the day, and bathrooms for each team. The idea was to have every employee loving their work environment. Before they had a handful of microwaves to warm lunches. Now, there are 36 and the crew can spend more time enjoying their lunch and less time standing in line.

It’s a very distinct aesthetic, presenting a clean, organized space. During design they created a facility to reflect the products they bring to market: innovative design, attention to detail, quality construction and clean look.

An important factor was to drastically reduce lead times on custom sized products for officers and operators who can’t wait the standard 2-4 months for protective products. Their new showroom and product development area allows them to custom fit the end user with mission specific gear. From start to finish their new turnaround time will be 2-3 business days on items such as concealable body armor and plate carriers for walk-in customers.

The median age of TYR’s sewers is 53 years old; many have been with them since 2005 in the early Diamondback Tactical days. TYR tells me they are the best in the business and thats why they had them in mind when they created this new space. In many areas, the Cut and Sew business is a dying industry, but TYR wants want to preserve quality American manufacturing and continue to create new jobs. For this reason, their plan for 2018 is to start a sewing training program. The goal is to take young, inexperienced individuals and through our apprentice program, groom them to be future high end sewers.

If you’re in the area, be sure to visit their show room, where you can buy TYR products.

It’s at 9330 North 91st Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85345.