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Kitanica Mark VI Feature Tour

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Take a quick tour of some of the features of Kitanica’s classic MARK VI Jacket. It’s made in the USA from 330D Cordura. Also seen is the RSP Pant.

The MARK is also available in A-TACS AT-X Snow Camouflage.

The SMA Doesn’t Want You To Call The New Dress Uniform “Pinks and Greens”; How About “OGs” Instead?

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Adoption of the back-to-the-future Green Service Dress Uniform has been a multi-year project for Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey. Now that the Army has formally announced adoption of the World War Two-inspired uniform, they don’t want it to be referred to by its original nickname.

Rather than “Pinks and Greens” which stems from the hues of the fabrics used to tailor the original private purchase uniform reserved for wear by officers, the Army will refer to the updated style as “Greens” which unfortunately is the same name used for the dark green business suit adopted in the 50s to replace this one.

Instead, I recommend the Army call this uniform the “OG” which was long used by the Army to denote the color Olive Green, but also gives a nice tip of the hat to the “Original GIs” who wore this uniform while crushing the enemies of freedom.

Dickie’s Reflective Prints

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Although Dickie’s wasn’t the only brand at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market to feature these reflective prints on their garments, this was the best example I had seen. Think safety and not camouflage.

Now, consider designators printed into fabric which only reflect certain bands of light, only visible with the assistance of night vision or thermal devices.

Mammut Updates Realization Shorts for 2019

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Mammut displayed this updated version of their Realization Shorts at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

The Realization integrates a sit harness directly into the shorts for climbing gym workouts and competitions. This new version will be available late Summer 2019, although the current model is still available as well as a pant version.

New Applications Of Gore SHAKEDRY Fabric

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

In the WL Gore & Assoc booth at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, they displayed two now applications of their SHAKEDRY fabric.

SHAKEDRY is extremely lightweight because the GORE-TEX membrane is the outer surface, meaning water simply beads up and runs off. It’s also the most breathable membrane yet, making it great for high intensity activity. Finally, it’s windproof.

First up is a concept jacket from Burton which incorporates insulation making it a very lightweight insulated shell. Notice this is a White Label garment meaning that it’s going to keep you comfortable, but it’s not the traditional “guaranteed to keep you dry” application we are used to. You’re going to see more and more uses of Gore’s flagship material ePTFE in new ways.

The other is a Cycling Jacket from Gore’s own brand, Gorewear. What’s unique about this minimalist piece is that they’ve added stretch technology under the arms and at the hem in order to facilitate bending forward on a bike. The C7 is available now.

Kuhl Base Layers

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Kuhl has become extremely popular for off duty wear, but did you know they offer base layers.

Take for instance the Akkomplice Hoody. It features 3D patterning to fit the body’s contours and is made from KOREKONTROL™ a 5 oz, 100% Polyester fabric which is not only soft but also features an antimicrobial treatment.

In fact, they offer multiple styles. Check them out at www.kuhl.com.

ITS Releases US Made Premium MAS T-Shirt

Monday, November 12th, 2018

[ARLINGTON, TX, 11/12/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions is following their popular MAS (Modern Adaptive Sepia) Hoodies with the all-new ITS MAS T-Shirt! Inspired by Naval Special Warfare’s Maritime Assault Suit sepia colorway, these 50/50 Poly/Cotton t-shirts are guaranteed to be a comfortable part of your Everyday Carry.

The ITS MAS T-Shirt offers a premium quality with the perfect balance of comfort, cost and made in the USA greatness! ITS has also left off the standard collar tag in favor of a small ITS hem label to get rid of common t-shirt annoyances. Freeing up that area is also perfect for your own printed tag if you’re looking for blanks on your next t-shirt project. Contact ITS for a quote on bulk quantities starting at 36!

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on ITS Apparel products, please visit store.itstactical.com/collections/apparel.

Sneak Peek – A-TACS and Tru Spec Colloborate To Offer Xtreme BDU

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A-TACS and Tru Spec have collaborated on a new uniform offering called the A-TACS “Xtreme BDU”.

Offered in A-TACS AU-X, iX, FG-X and Ghost, Tru Spec is already taking pre-orders from retailers.

The Xtreme BDU is based on the GWOT Special Forces modified BDU/DCU, featuring Berry compliant vat dyed 50/50 NYCO ripstop.

The Xtreme top has slanted breast pockets, shoulder pockets with Velcro for unit/dept. patches and all button closers. The pants have a slimmer fit, enlarged belt loops, slanted cargo pockets and all button closers.

The Xtreme combat shirt will accompany the uniforms with adjustable boonie hat and Contractor hat. Most importantly the price point for a top and bottom will hover around $100-140.

They will be introducing the uniforms at the 2019 shot show. UFC Hall of Fame fighter Royce Gracie and the “Tac Girls” calendar models will be there along with the A-TACS & Tru Spec crew to answer your questions, sign autographs and calendars.