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Beyond Clothing – A5 Rig Jacket Light

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015


The A5 Rig Jacket Light is a new product in the Beyond Clothing line, a lightweight alternative to the standard Rig Jacket. Designed for active use in warmer weather, the Rig Jacket Light is composed of Tweave Durastretch with DWR, which makes it breathable yet water and wind resistant.


  • Lightweight, stowable hood with adjustments
  • Zippered bicep pockets with loop
  • Zippered left chest pocket
  • Hook and loop wrist adjustment
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Rig Light Jacket

    The A5 Rig Jacket Light is available in Coyote and MultiCam, sizes SM – 2XL.

    Stuff I Like – Kuhl Strand Cap

    Monday, July 20th, 2015

    Generally, if you see me wearing a hat, it’s a Kuhl Strand Cap modified with a Velcro pile patch embroidered with the SSD logo. I really like the fit of this runner-style cap which accommodates earpro quite nicely. Additionally, it’s easy to tighten the fit of the cap during high winds thanks to the cam buckle.

    I’ve been wearing Kuhl caps for many years and they come in several models including the Strand, Uberkuhl, softshell Renegade and new Renegade. Kuhl alos offers Women’s models. They are available in a variety of colors which change through the seasons so you’ll need to check their site for availability.

    Army Seeking Soldier Input for Proposed Uniform Changes

    Monday, July 20th, 2015

    Soldiers should begin seeing emails soliciting their input on several proposed uniform changes including female Drill Sergeant headgear and a return of the ‘Ike’ Jacket.


    Emails will direct Soldiers to an online survey where they’ll provide feedback on the future of gender-specific headgear for Drill Sergeants. Originally adopted in 1972, the Tan Bush-Style Female Drill Sergeant Hat was transitioned to a Green color in 1983 to better fit in with the Woodland Battle Dress uniform which was beginning to enter service. The Army seeks opinions on whether it should scrap the Female version and adopt the Brown Campaign Hat currently worn by Male Drill Sergeants for use by both. The Campaign Hat is a distinctive design steeped in Army history and it’s not hard to see this change being implemented.

    The Army is also considering the development of a gender-neutral Service Cap more commonly referred to as the ‘Bus Driver Cap’. Such a move would take the Female Service Hat out of the inventory. The Male Service Cap features a wide bill, while the Female version has a raised brim on either side. A new common version would resemble the current Male Cap with slight modifications.  Concurrently, there is a proposal to make the Service Cap mandatory headgear, rather than the Black beret, with the ASU for senior NCOs and above.

    The most popular item on the survey was proposed by Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey after visiting several Posts. Soldiers want to wear Black socks with the new PT uniform. Considering the new uniform’s Black dominant color scheme, this is a no-brainer.


    Also suggested by SMA Dailey is something a little more controversial which is an optional wear “Eisenhower jacket” to be added as a more appropriate indoor alternative to the black windbreaker jacket. Although named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the waist length jacket actually entered service in the late-1930s. While it is a great heritage item, it isn’t very flattering for some body types. Of course, there’s a Cardigan Sweater, so why not an Ike Jacket?

    Prometheus Design Werx – Odyssey Cargo Shorts

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015

    Releasing today, the Odyssey Cargo Shorts from Prometheus Design Werx are made from pre-shrunk Ripstop 100% Cotton. The fabric is not only extremely comfortable, but also generously cut. The shorts give you plenty of room to move.


    As you can see, the Odyssey incorporates two top opening slash pockets at the front with reinforcements for knife or light clips, two besom pockets, two button flapped cargo pockets and two rear button flapped pockets. All of the pocket openings are ergonomic and very easy to access. There’s also a hidden interior pocket at the rear, along the waistline.

    Lots of cool details including color matched pile patches for cat eye placement on each cargo pocket. Add in slotted buttons and custom triangular tiedown points and you’ve got a great pair of shorts. Even the hang tags are reusable as coasters and the 100% jute cordage and can be used as tinder.


    Offered in Dark Leaf Green and Dark Arid Earth in waist sizes 28-44 with room for IWB.

    SilencerCo – New Merchandise

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

    SilencerCo has released a new merchandise line of apparel, including shirts and headwear, for men, women, and even the kids.

    GORUCK Introduces Clothing

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

    GORUCK has taken the leap into clothing, introducing three garments: Rucking Shirt, Challenge Pant and Simple Pant. Like all GORUCK products, designs revolve around the events. Additionally, a point of pride is that the gear is Made in USA. If the pre-sale goes well, they are prepared to go all-in, with everything from base layers to shell gaments.  


    Rucking Shirt

    The Rucking Shirt is available in Dark Grey, sizes Small – XXlarge. Fit is similar to an American Apparel T-shirt.

    Challenge Pant

    The Challenge Pant is available in Dark Grey, Coyote and Olive, waist sizes 32-38.

    Simple Pant

    The Simple Pant is available in Dark Grey and Coyote waist sizes 30-38.

    The new clothing is currently available on pre-order, although GORUCK hasn’t said when the pre-order period will end. Delivery is expected in December, 2015.

    Beyond Clothing – Limited Edition Lupus System Outfit

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


    Beyond Clothing and Orion Design Group have partnered up to produce the Lupus System outfit. The Lupus System consists of Beyond’s A5 Action Shirt, the A5 Rig Light Backcountry Pant, and the A5 Softshell beanie, all in ODG’s proprietary Lupus transitional camouflage pattern.

    A5 Rig Light Backcountry Pant

    The A5 Rig Light Backcountry Pant is a new design from Beyond. Intended as a lightweight alternative to the Rig Softshell Pant, the Light Backcountry pant is designed for active use in warmer weather. It’s constructed of a Tweave Durastretch material with DWR treatment.


  • Bar Button fly closure
  • Internal Suspender loops
  • Hand pockets
  • Zippered back pockets
  • Zippered Thigh Pockets
  • Articulated knees
  • Internal Knee Pad Pocket
  • Ankle Gaiters with Cinch Adjustment
  • Beyond_ODG_Lupus-5
    A5 Action Shirt

    The A5 Action Shirt is a lightweight softshell pullover constructed of Tweave Durastretch material with DWR treatment, making it highly wind and water resistant. The Action Shirt is also breathable, abrasion-resistant, and highly packable, making it appropriate for a wide variety of environments.


  • Front Quarter-zip
  • Zippered bicep pockets with loop patches
  • Hook and loop cuff closures
  • Beyond_ODG_Lupus-7
    A5 Softshell Beanie

    The A5 Softshell Beanie is constructed of the same Tweave Durastretch fabric with DWR treatment as the A5 Softshell pants and jackets. Designed for active use in cold weather, the Beanie offers protection from the elements, while the fleece lining warms and wicks away moisture from the wearer.


  • Light Fleece Liner bonded to 4-way stretch nylon shell
  • Flat Locked stitching
  • Low-Profile
  • The Lupis System is currently available for purchase on the Beyond Clothing website. Quantities are limited to just 200 pieces, and there is a discount for purchasing the entire kit.

    Sneak Peek – Clothing in ODG Lupus Camo by Beyond

    Sunday, July 12th, 2015

    Coming soon from Beyond.

    Warrior East – Sneak Peek Velocity Systems Range Shorts in Green

    Friday, July 10th, 2015

    We got to check out a concept version of the Range Shorts in Green with a slightly longer inseam. What do you think?


    Warrior East Sneak Peek – Outdoor Research Releases New Jungle Uniforms: Muzzle Brake & Breech

    Thursday, July 9th, 2015

    Make sure you stop by OR’s booth in order to check out the new Muzzle Brake and Breech jungle uniforms available For order, starting today.

    Both use OR’s Hybrid Mapped design technology and incorporate Insect Shield protection. The pocket are low profile in order to be used in conjunction with armor and packs. However, the Muzzle Brake is made from WL Gore’s new “jungle” fabric that we told you about during SOFIC, with knit stretch panels at the wrists, underarm, crotch and back yoke while the Breech is made from a stretchy spandex/nylon blend fabric reinforced with Superfabric at the elbows, knees and seat. Additionally, the Muzzle Brake is a more traditional blouse and trouser design whereas the Breech consists of a long sleeved shirt and trouser.  Both are currently available in MultiCam but I have also seen a MARPAT Woodland variant of the Muzzle Brake.  

    Muzzle Brake