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SHOT Show 17 – XGO FR Combat Hoodie

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The FR Combat Hoodie is made from their Phase I fabric, a 4.8 oz FR fabric and is designed to be part of a layering system, offering thumholes, an FR mesh face mask which can be tucked behind the head when not needed and mesh ear side panels to enhance hearing. It enhances FR coverage for those who wear No Melt/No Drip garments.

www.proxgo.com

SHOT Show 17 – Kitanica Displays Women’s Softshell Jacket

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Designed specifially to fit the ladies, this new softshell from Kitanica features Velcro cuff adjustments, two handwarmer pockets, zippered chest pocket and zippered left upper arm pocket.

Made in USA!

www.kitanica.net

SHOT Show 17 – Outdoor Research

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

OR always has lots of new stuff for the warfighter. This SHOT Show they’re unveiling an entire clothing system which can go four layers deep.  They’ve taken their success in modular give Systems and taken it clothing.

We’ll start with their new Foundation crew and zip tops as well as bottom. Made from Polartec Power Wool, which is a plaited knit construction, they can be laundered with adverse effect to the wool. It’s a bicomponent fabric (poly and wool) which also gives moisture management, low odor and low shrinkage. Foundation features an athletic fit.

Next is the Barrow Pant made from Polartec WindPro and is a heavy weight insulating layer which can be worn alone or under a shell. It’s built with stretch and mobility in mind.

On the softshell side they’re offering the Obsidian Pant and Obsidian Hooded Jacket. These are made from Tweave 4-way stretch with a lighter version of Tweave under the arms. In fact, all of the garments feature their Dynamic Reach construction with no seams under the arm. However, they’ve added SuperFabric along the elbows of the Jacket as well as the rear of the Pant. The Jacket has a helmet compatible, adjustable hood. The Pants feature a slated button fly. The Pants also incorporate laser cut, glued pockets which is stitched for added durability. Lots of stretch in these garments and they’ve also incorporated a DWR coating.


The Prevail Hooded Jacket is a super lightweight wind jacket. It is almost silky and has some breathability but the full zip helps with ventilation as well. It has adjustable hood and packaway fabric. This Black version is a prototype.  Production will be Coyote and MultiCam.  


Their puffy garments go by the name of Tradecraft and include Jacket, Vest and Pants. They are all insulated with varying weights of PRIMALOFT Gold. The Vest features 130 gram fill while everything else is 70 gram. The Vest also has stretch panels under the arms. All of the garment shells are DWR treated 40D ripstop. However, the Jacket offers 70D on the upper arm and the Pant also has 70D on the lower leg and rear for abrasion resistance. Full sides zips for don and doff on the Pants.


The Colossus Parka 180 gram PrimaLoft Gold insulation. They’ve taken it down to -26 deg in mountain field trials. It incorporates an internal neck baffle, similar to a sleeping bag and has offset quilting to reduce cold spots. The hood is adjustable and an internal stuff it pocket for water bottles, etc.


Although not commercialized, they’ve made a few in MultiCam Alpine.

The Infiltrator Jacket and Pant is impressive. They’ve incorporated WL Gore & Assoc’s FLEX2FIT stretch fabric in key areas, combines with Gore 3-Layer Light and Fast. In addition to the mechanical stretch, their Dynamic Reach construction was great when I tried the Jacket on. In addition to the Helmet Comaptible Halo Hood design, which moves with your head, they’ve added two TorsoFlo venting zippers at the hips. Additionally, the pockets are mesh so that when you open the zips, you get some decent ventilation.


The Pants have 3/4 zip for don and doff a paling with SuperFabric knees and seat. Here you can see the hybrid construction with FLEX2FIT, SuperFabric and 3-Layer Light and Fast.


The Infiltrator Jackets and Pants will be available in April in Coyote, Grey and MultiCam.


Across the board, this set of garments is available as Berry or TAA compliant versions.

Outdoor Research products are available for unit and agency order through ADS Inc.

SHOT Show 17 – Helikon-Tex in A-TACS iX

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Helikon-Tex is a Polish company with an ever-growing line of tactical clothing and equipment. They’ve introduced A-TACS iX for several of their most popular items.

Here, you can see their MBDU Jacket and Training Mini Rig. Details are below.

helikon-tex.com

SHOT Show 17 – 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, today introduced the Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans, an innovative new pant that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready.


“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, 5.11’s consumer division vice president.

The Defender-Flex’s tactical features include stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim and twill fabrics. Its seven versatile pockets fit everything from mobile devices to full mags. Whether it’s a day at work, on the range or outdoors, the Defender-Flex Jeans are covert carry capable and ensure you’ll Always Be Ready®.

Pricing & Availability

DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
A weekend in the backcountry, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The five-pocket styling and soft fade finish look sharp, and with the back mag pockets, you’ll always be ready. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.

DEFENDER-FLEX™ JEAN
After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex™ Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. It’s the pant 5.11 customers have asked for. An innovative cotton/polyester (LycraT400 Tough Max) mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.

WOMEN’S DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Defender-Flex Pant keeps its shape no matter how you move. Device ready front pockets and back mag pockets help you stay ready. The Women’s Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.

FAST-TAC™ URBAN PANT AND FAST-TAC™ CARGO PANT
The next iteration of 5.11’s tactical pants is constructed of 5.11’s proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11’s Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. It moves effortlessly and offers superior evaporation and heat management, which is key in hot and humid conditions. Both Fast-Tac Urban and Cargo pants are CCW and mobile device ready. They’re available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

FOOTWEAR – HALYCON BOOTS
Building off the success of its EVO and ATAC® Boots, 5.11 delivers the ultimate urban tactical boot with the Halcyon line. They provide the maximum performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the most rigorous environments. Each pair is built with Clarino Rapid Dry Micro Suede, high abrasion Mesh and a Maximus midsole/outsole platform. The Halcyon Boot also features slip- and oil-resistant traction, a Slipstream Low-Friction Antimicrobial® lining, and an OrthoLite® insole. The boots are available in sizes 4, 5, 6-12, 13, 14, 15 Regular and 7-12, 13, Wide; MAP: $129.99 / Black, Dark Coyote.

www.511tactical.com

Vertx Releases Innovative New Softshell Jacket: The Downrange Softshell featuring VaporCore, powered by 37.5 Technology

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Vertx®, a premier tactical and outdoor brand of apparel and gear, is pleased to announce the release of the Downrange Softshell Jacket. The jacket is truly unique to the industry based on its combination of features, construction and materials which make it ideal for the prepared professional. With its unique fabric construction and technology, the Downrange Softshell can be an asset in a variety of operational and training environments.


The Downrange Softshell is comprised of two components- a shell and a lining. The shell is 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex which serves as a barrier to the elements and allows freedom of movement. The lining is comprised of 66% Polyester and 34% 37.5® Polyester. This lining construction keeps the wearer warm and comfortable.

Specifically, the 37.5® Polyester, while breathable, absorbs the wearers infrared heat and stores it within the fabric. This helps maintain the wearer’s optimal core body temperature of 37.5°C allowing them to perform better, longer. The jacket will be offered in four colors: Burnt Ash, Slate Gray, Bering Blue and Shadow Gray.

“The Downrange Softshell is truly a unique product that we are excited to introduce to the market,” says Darrell Morrow, Vice President of Vertx. “At Vertx we have always been dedicated to creating apparel products built with and for the prepared professional- this jacket is a result of hours of talking with end users and a number of product development iterations. We feel that what we ended up with is an essential addition for anyone actively in a training environment or operational.”

In addition to the industry’s best fabrics, the jacket features a robust set of functional features. There are a total of 8 pockets built into the jacket: 2 zippered bicep pockets, 2 zippered front hand pockets, 2 external zippered chest pockets, 1 external left chest vertical zippered pocket and 1 internal left chest zippered pocket. Additionally, it features VELCRO cuff tabs, draw-cords within the front hand pockets, gusseted sides and is water repellant. The Downrange Softshell Jacket will have an MSRP of $179.95.

www.vertx.com

ORWM – Snowpeak

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Japanese brand Snowpeak has long been known for their Titanium cups and outdoor cookware, but they’ve also been offering apparel for the past several years. The designer is Japanese and she has been curating vintage military clothing from around the world. The Fall/Winter 17 line includes several military inspired items including this M65-style Field Jaxket and Fatigue Pant made from Ripstop PolyCotton.

What’s really cool about them is this ensemble is the camouflage pattern developed by the designer. It incorporatesCold War-era East German NVA raindrop elements as well as design cues from Snowpeak’s asterisk logo, both in micro and macro. The pattern will be offered on several other items as well.

snowpeak.com

ORWM – Canada Goose

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

This is the Finnegan Parka from Canada Goose which is a full-length take on their Chilliwack Bomber. Inspired by bush pilot jackets, it incorporates a shearling lined hood, slotted buttons and this cool Brush Camo pattern.

www.canadagoose.com