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Rail Riders Bushwacker Weather Pants

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I ran across these and thought they were cool. I don’t own a pair but I’ve had Rail Riders clothing in the past that is both comfortable and tough.

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2ply 3oz Duralite Nylon
Tough Railtex reinforced Seat, knees and back of ankles
Deep front pockets with side zippered security pocket
2 Zippered back pockets
Slanted cross-quad zip-pockets on each leg for easy access and storage
Articulated cell phone pocket
Articulated knees for great fit
D-ring on front belt loop for clipping keys, carabiners, etc
Boot-Cut width cuff
Slotted button closure with 7″ fly
Belt loops to fit a 2″ belt

Available in Khaki, Sage or Slate sizes Small – XXLarge in varying inseams.

www.railriders.com

757 Performance Denim Demonstration Video

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

S&S Precision has been reading your questions and produced this video to give you an idea how the Internal Belt Retention on their 757 Performance Denim Jeans works.

www.sandsprecision.com/apparel/757-s

TRU-SPEC To Showcase Top Products At 2014 IACP

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

TRU-SPEC has announced their plans to showcase several new products at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The full release can be read below:

Manufacturer to Highlight Apparel Items with Upgraded Technologies

Marietta, GA – October 21, 2014 – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, will be showcasing several of their new products, including H20 Proof Outerwear with improved technology, 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant and their line of Concealed Carry items at their booth (1541) at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida.

Understanding the importance and demand for protection against the elements, TRU-SPEC® will have on hand their H20 Proof Outerwear Collection – improved technology, constructed from a three-layer windproof, waterproof, breathable material, making it three times more breathable than the previous. In addition, TRU-SPEC® has incorporated Bemis high-quality, environmentally safe seam tapes for waterproofing sewn seams; with the understanding that seam tape is the critical link in the chain of waterproof protection.

“Our improved technology line of H20 Proof Outerwear is now covered under the TRU-SPEC® TRU-CONFIDENCE GUARANTEE,” stated Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks. “The TTC Guarantee covers your H20 Outerwear for 2-years from the date of purchase; and if you are not completely satisfied with your TRU-SPEC® H20 Proof Outerwear for any reason, return it to TRU-SPEC® for a full refund of the purchase price. We always want to ensure that our first responders are taken care of to the best of our abilities with the best possible products.”
TRU-SPEC® will have on hand the entire H20 Proof Outerwear collection, which includes:

· Law Enforcement Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Rain Pant & Boonie
· All Season Rain Parka
· All Season Rain Jacket
· Cumulus Jacket*
· Element Jacket
· 3-in-1 Jacket
· 3-in-1 Parka

Also to be featured is the 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant. The cutting-edge and premium design provides superior comfort and move-ability. The inset cargo pockets and discrete reinforced knees provide a streamlined appearance, allowing for the sleek professional appearance. The pant also provides an easy access pocket behind each cargo pocket for storage of additional accessories necessary for every task. The Ascent pant is available in 6.5 oz 65/35 poly-cotton micro rip-stop fabric with 3% mechanical stretch, in black, navy, khaki and coyote.

“At TRU-SPEC®, we maintain an innovative and exciting approach to the apparel our first-responders wear, “stated Jacks. “We not only want to offer our tier-one law enforcement units a line of trusted apparel that matches their performance, but to support all public safety and law enforcement professionals. The IACP Conference is a way we can personally thank each of those men and women who put themselves in harms way to ensure our safety.”

Among the items to be highlighted at the TRU-SPEC® booth include the MultiCam Tropic™ and MultiCam Arid™ patterns, developed by Crye Precision, recently added to their popular Tactical Response Uniform selections, designed to meet the unique needs of Tactical Professionals, Law Enforcement and Special Operations personnel operating in high-risk environments. The MultiCam Arid™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in desert environments, which predominantly consist of open sand and rock. The MultiCam Tropic™ pattern was developed to reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in dense jungle environments; areas that predominantly consist of lush vegetation that remains relatively unaffected by seasonal changes. Both patterns join TRU-SPEC®’s current offerings of MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™.

www.truspec.com

Beyond Clothing – Limited Edition AXIOS Rig Softshell Pant In MultiCam/Coyote

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Beyond Clothing has released a limited edition variant of their A5 – AXIOS Rig Softshell Pant in MultiCam with Coyote pockets.

The Rig Pant is a durable winter weight softshell pant intended for active cold weather use. Constructed from Beyond’s proprietary X-HAL High Efficiency Softshell fabric, the Rig Pant sheds rain and snow, and the lightweight fleece backing provides warmth and comfort during high output activities.

Additional features include:

- 2-way stretch reinforced crotch gusset
- Left and right hand pockets
- Right and left zippered thigh pockets
- Left and right back pockets with quick access covers
- Bar button closure system for dependable all weather use

Only 200 pairs in this exclusive colorway have been made available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

www.beyondclothing.com/axios-rig-softshell-pant.html

Tactical Distributors – Down Range Jacket

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Tactical Distributors’ Down Range Jacket is an ultra lightweight, compact cold weather jacket. It features a nylon outer shell, and 800 fill down with baffle fill construction. Additional features include hidden zip hand pockets, dual inside pockets, and stretch cuffs. The Down Range Jacket also comes with its own stow bag.

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Available in Black, Desert, and Urban Gray.

www.tacticaldistributors.com/td-down-range-jacket

Four Roles Over Garment by r3adventures

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

I love to find products developed by someone who had a need. With a design refined over the past eight years, the Four Roles Over Garment (FROG) is the brainchild of Dan Sparks, an Army and FBI veteran who was looking for a multi-purpose garment.

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The name FROG came about because it can be used for these four purposes:

Jacket
Shelter
Blanket
Sleeping bag

In the right environmental conditions, It can be worn all of the time, even while driving, which can be very handy for those who are exposed to the elements while in transit. This is possible thanks to the large #10 side zips which give lots of mobility for your arms including operating machinery and using weapons.

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The full front zips make for easy donning and doffing as well as ventilation. You can also open it to access any gear that you wear under FROG. There is also an integrated, oversized hood as well as internal hand warmer pocket.

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Shown below is the jacket component by itself. As you can see, it’s sized quite generously and can fit over your kit. For additional camouflage, you can drape a Ghillie over it.

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There is a waist cinch so that you can tighten the FROG or hike it up a bit. While it looks long with the incorporated extension panel, it is built with enough room that you can take full strides and maneuver over rocks and logs.

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The modular design is really cool. The extension panel can be removed based on weather and features grommets for use as a sleeping pad or shelter.

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The extension panel can be zipped open to form a shelter or remain closed and crawled into sleeping bag style.

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There have been instances where one FROG has been shared between two users with one wrapping up in the jacket portion and the other using the extension panel to keep warm.

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The FROG is manufactured by Wiggy’s and insulated with Lamilite. This is a silicone treated continuous filament insulation that can be washed at home in your machine. Lamilite does a great job of regaining its loft even when vacuum packed. While Dan didn’t give me a specific temperature rating for the FROG, another user released that he had used his in wet conditions below 40 Deg F and remained comfortable.

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The FROG comes standard in MultiCam but can also be had in a variety of other colors and patterns including OD Green, Black, Coyote, Royal Blue, Purple, MARPAT and even UCP.

Bungees and 550 cord not supplied but it does come with a stuff sack.

www.r3adventures.com

The 50 Jacket On Kickstarter

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The 50 Jacket

The 50 is a US-made jacket created by a company called Dirtball, which deals exclusively in 100% US-made, 100% eco-friendly products. It is called The 50 because it is made entirely from 50 recycled water bottles. Post-consumer plastic bottles are sorted, stripped of their labels and caps, and ground down to shavings, which are melted and formed into a polyester fiber that is chemically and functionally similar to virgin polyester.

The 50 measurements

The 50 is a puffer jacket, intended for colder climates. The shell fabric is 70D 4.5 oz/sq yd treated with DWR. The body fill is 6D 11.5 oz/sq yd polyester, and the arm fill is 6D 8.5 oz/sq yd polyester.

The 50 is 100% recyclable. Customers will be able to send The 50 back to Dirtball for reprocessing, receiving a discount on future Dirtball purchases. Additionally, production of The 50 employs up to 150 American workers during the jacket’s three-month production cycle.

For more information, and to fund the project, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/1670083643/the-50-jacket-made-in-the-usa-from-recycled-water

Massif Offers PCU Level 7

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Designed for use down to -60 Deg F, the Level 7 garments from Massif are components of the latest update of the USSOCOM issued Protective Combat Uniform, Block 2. Yes, this is the actual garment issued to SOF. Although Massif is well known for their FR garments, the Level 7 Jacket and Pants are non-FR.

Massif did a great job redesigning the garments which retain the same overall functionality of their earlier incarnations with a few new enhancements. They’ve significantly reduced the weight from earlier incarnations of PCU Level 7 knocking about 25 ounces off of the total weight of the Jacket, Vest and Pants (size Medium) in this version.

The big story here is the fabric selection for this ensemble. The face fabric is 2.1oz Nextec Peak 40D Ripstop which is not only lightweight and tear resistant but the fabric is encapsulated in Silicone so it sheds and won’t absorb water. The liner too is a lightweight 40D ripstop fabric but is 1.5oz Brookwood Ecology which you may remember from the Level 4 windshirt. It has a very soft hand and is comfortable against wind and sun chapped skin. For insulation, Massif chose 3.6oz Climashield Apex for its CLO factor and compressibility. Zippers are color matched and incorporate zipper garages.

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The Jacket has an ergonomically shaped, helmet-compatible smart hood for improved peripheral vision. It has a rear adjustment cord with barrel lock to keep it where you want it.
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Additionally, there are two internal mesh pockets for water bottles or other items you need to keep warm as well as a zippered chest pocket accessible from the outside of the jacket.

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Finally, there are two large, hand warmer pockets accessible via zippers on each side of the jacket.

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The Pants have full side zips for ventilation, and easy donning and doffing. Additionally, there is reinforced fabric along the knee for increased durability. They’ve also retained the elasticized waist to accommodate varying thicknesses of underlayers.

Overall, this new design has reduced garment weight, and improved functionality and comfort. Feedback from the field has been very positive.This a great opportunity for individuals as well as organizations that are not part of the SPEAR program to incorporate Level 7 into their gear. It’s important to note that Massif offers GSA and contract pricing for approved customers. Additionally, they have been very good in the past at working with individual military and LE. Available in MultiCam, sizes Small – XXLarge in Regular and Long lengths.

Introducing 757 Performance Denim by S&S Precision – Pre-Order Now

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Last week I got a text from S&S Precision asking me to stop by the shop to check out something new. What I saw when I dropped in on Friday afternoon, blew my mind. I fully expected to see some new machined widget, but instead, they caught me by surprise. In the middle of a bare table lay a pair of jeans and a holster. I said, “Oh, new holster?” And they answered, “Sort of. Meet 757 Performance Denim.” At first it looked just like an ordinary pair blue jeans until I picked them up and started checking them out.

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Turns out, they’ve been planning this since January. For the past several months the guys at S&S Precision have been wearing these jeans and I never noticed. The worst part is, looking back, they’ve been taunting me while wearing them, trying to get me to realize there was something up with the pants. I never even suspected. But I’ve got to say, after having spent a moment to look at a pair on the table, these are the best discrete carry jeans I have ever seen.

Several companies have made other discreet wear versions over the years but they always “brand” by adding some feature that makes the jeans “tactical”, like a pocket or a zipper where something you’d buy at the mall wouldn’t normally have them. Not so with these. You look at them and they could be any mild mannered pair of jeans; all blue denim and gold stitching. The only overt feature that even belies their pedigree is the 757 Denim rivet button, but even that is hidden behind a belt.

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Like any covert operation, the real magic is on the inside. In this case, the secret sauce is the patented Internal Belt Retention. It allows their removable, Inside the Waist Band holster, to be integrated directly into the pants via the internal belt retention strap. this belt retention strap is designed to reverse hook on the internal belt openings. It’s threaded through the holster which is designed for standard and canted carry and will fit many popular pistol models such as GLOCK and SIG.

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Additionally, there are two low profile rear pockets. They will accommodate a single 30 rd 5.56 mm magazine or a pistol for expedient carry. Finally, there are internal pockets set into each of the two front slash pockets. These will keep pistol magazines, cell phone or a clip-style pocket knife handy. This way, your knife won’t show like with an external pocket clip and neither it nor a pistol mag will fall down into the bottom of the front pocket.

This part is awesome. 757′s are individually hand crafted in the U.S.A. from 12oz custom milled 100% cotton denim in a design finalized with a senior stylist from the fashion industry. It’s a classic American blue jean style with a straight, relaxed leg to accommodate wear with a boot or tennis shoes. While there isn’t much mechanical stretch in the denim they selected, 757 jeans are cut to move with your body for comfort as well as mobility.

This slide gives you an idea of the draw from the 757s. I see a lot of folks wearing these for a variety of purposes: concealed carry wear, undercover work, or just a good looking pair of jeans.

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757′s are prewashed. Shrinkage on the raw fabric is about 4%. But S&S cautions to never wash jeans in hot water. Wash by hand if possible to retain the best color. Also, do not machine tumble dry; air dry is best.

Before, you even ask, Women’s 757′s are in the works and coming soon. Surprise, 757 shorts are on the way too! Waist sizes 30-38in x 32 and 34in inseam. Look for expanded sizing in the future.

Pre-order special: $128.97 for one pair of 757s with Holster. That’s a great price for Made in USA pants that include a holster.

www.sandsprecision.com/apparel/757-s

TRU-SPEC Launching A-TACS AU & FG Uniforms In One Month

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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