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To give back to the Recon community in an homage to Magpul’s history, we designed the AKA KOA line of apparel. AKA KOA is the nickname given to Alpha Company 3rd Recon Bn (USMC Hawaii) by its Commanding Officer, Kent Bradford, in the late 1980s. Loosely translated, it means “Shadow Warrior” in Hawaiian. While it was intended to symbolize the military capability of the unit, it fast became the call sign for Alpha Company’s other skill set, making the most of the Hawaiian island lifestyle during the off hours.
-55% cotton, 45% polyester
-Printed fabric with softening wash
-Pleated back and split side seam for movement
-Five-button shirt, with snap bottom button
-Magpul flag label on left side seam
-AKA KOA hangtag and packaging
-99% cotton, 1% spandex stretch twill
-Two button fly, with slotted buttons
-Drawcord through front of waistband for security
-Back right pocket with flap closure and drainage hole
-5 1/2” inseam
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement
-98% polyester, 2% spandex
-Mesh pocket with interior key loop closure on right hip
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement
-Shaped, non-stretch waistband
-Quick dry, 4-way stretch fabric
-Velcro fly with drawstring closure
-Magpul logo heat transfer on left leg
A portion of the proceeds from the AKA KOA Clothing line will go to the USMC Reconnaissance Foundation. The foundation provides assistance to wounded Reconnaissance Marines and Marine Reconnaissance families. For more information about the foundation, please visit www.reconfoundation.org.
Check the website for sizes and colors.
Cincinnati, Ohio (April 2017) – Vertx, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the prepared professional, announces the release of its newest product, the Hyde Pants and Hyde LT Pants.
The Hyde and Hyde LT Pants are built for the Prepared Professional who needs to blend an everyday lifestyle look with functionality and capacity. This casual, “no profile” stretch pant includes a number of classic Vertx features and has the capacity to store daily items from cell phones to magazines in a discrete, convenient manner. With the inclusion of VaporCore, powered by 37.5 Technology, the pants actively keep you cool and dry while allowing unparalleled freedom of movement. The Hyde Pants are constructed with a heavy-duty 7 oz. fabric, while the Hyde LT Pants are built with a light yet strong 5 oz. fabric.
“No one wants to stand out when they’re at work, the movies or at a restaurant with their family, but they still want to be prepared. These ‘no-profile’ pants allow the prepared professional to blend in, look good and be comfortable, yet still perform. It’s a simple concept really, be prepared, without looking tactical,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx.
1. Relaxed fit features a defined contour waistband allowing optimum fit and comfort of waist and back rise.
2. Two reinforced utility pockets along back yoke above back pockets.
3. Lower front hand pockets for easy access with or without a holster.
4. Discreet dump pocket on right side for phones, magazines or other essential gear.
5. Low-profile zippered vent pocket along the seam of both legs provides air circulation.
6. Reinforced heel kick plate for durability.
7. Small, hidden utility pocket inside of bottom cuffs.
8. All pocket corners reinforced with metal rivets.
9. Gusseted crotch.
The 7 oz. Hyde Pants will be available in Military Olive, Seal Brown and Smoked Pearl, while the 5 oz. Hyde LT will be available in Alligator Green, Fathom Blue and Griffin Grey. MSRP is $89.95.
See the Hyde and Hyde LT Pants at Booth #1856 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.
To learn more about Vertx, visit www.vertx.com.
BLACKHAWK! Launches New Fall Apparel Line at 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and ExhibitsWednesday, April 26th, 2017
Overland Park, KS – April 24, 2017 – BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.
“We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”
The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.
In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.
BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.
BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.
Cincinnati, Ohio (April 2017) – Vertx®, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the prepared professional, announces the release of its newest product, the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants.
The Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants are the perfect storm of fit, function and comfort. While the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants embrace classic Vertx features, such as the inset cargo pockets, a full gusset and articulated knees, they have been elevated with innovative features demanded by today’s prepared professionals. These features include a durable, stretch PolyCotton fabric and VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® Technology, which keeps the wearer cool when it’s hot outside and evaporates moisture instead of wicking, allowing the pants to dry 5x faster than similar pants. The pants also feature 14 unique pockets, many of which are mesh-lined, which increases breathability and reduces weight. From range day to tactical operations, the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants provide everything needed to maximize performance and stay comfortable.
“There’s no point in having ultra-functional and high-performing tactical pants if they’re too uncomfortable to wear and don’t move with your body. That’s why we’ve designed the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants to provide ultimate comfort, functionality and fit. Once you try these on, you’ll never want to wear anything else,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx.
1.) Relaxed features like a side stretch waistband and a higher rise in the back to maintain proper fit.
2.) Articulated back yoke with two convenient utility pockets.
3.) Lower front hand pockets for easy access with or without a holster.
4.) Vertical zippered pockets above cargo pocket for added storage and ease of access when sitting.
5.) Fully gusseted crotch allows for extended comfort in virtually any position.
6.) Angled back pockets for ease of access and credential flaps to protect important items.
The Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants come in black, desert tan, khaki, navy and olive drab and will be available in a Men’s and Women’s cut. MSRP is $89.95. To learn more about Vertx, visit www.vertx.com.
See the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants at Booth #1856 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.
While many would look at the Assault LT series and call it a “Jungle” uniform, it’s not specificially designed for use in jungle, or arid environs for that matter, but rather as a more generic Hot Weather Combat Uniform. The Katana fabric from WL Gore & Associates incorporates ePTFE fibers and is lightweight, breathable, fast drying and no melt/no drip. The Katana is combined with 520E Tweave and Cyberknit mesh.
-PPE compatible allowing the shirt to be functionally worn with body armour
-Low profile zip neck allowing collar to be worn either open or as a neck protector
-Arm cuff velcro closures allowing for fully enclosed sleeves
-Upper arm zip pockets allowing for convenient pocket accessibility when wearing PPE
-Upper arm IFF Velcro® 4×4.5” (w/V-Lite™ retention ring) enhancing the retention of electronic IFF devices
-Daisy chain hard points (in upper arm pockets) allowing for the tying off of mission essential equipment
-Mesh pocket bag liners (upper arm pocketing) allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the shirt is wet
-Adjustable waist (c.2”) allowing for waist sizing ?exibility
-Enhanced belt loops allowing for the use of the LEAF Rigger’s system
-Retention loops (sewn into waistline) allowing for the tying off of personal items
-Reinforced knees & gusseted crotch allowing for increased durability and enhancing end-user mobility
-Hand pockets (w/internal folding knife pocket) allowing for the secure carriage of a standard folding knife
-Seat pockets allowing for optional/extra storage
-Expandable cargo button pockets capable of providing dump pocket capability
-Draw cord ankle cuff closure (w/vertical retention tunnel for adjustment end) allowing for pants to be worn tightly with boots
-Mesh pocket bag/knee pad insert liners allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the pant is wet
-Soft knee pad insert capable allowing the end-user an option to insert soft knee pads
Although the subject of today’s article is the Assault Shirt and Pant, there is a third, complimentary piece, the Recce Shirt LT. The Recce Shirt LT is made from the same Katana fabric as the other items and features a user removable zipper closure down the front and mesh breathability panels inside the dual chest pockets.
As far as Arc’teryx LEAF products go, development of the Assault LT items was fast tracked. The initial T&E was conducted in the Summer of 2014 and they were announced publicly at SHOT Show, 2017. However, the plan to go to market came just last year, in February. Uniforms were evaluated by Coalition SOF during operational deployments so feedback was quickly incorporated into design refinements. For example, the Pants didn’t originally incorporate kneepads or rear pockets. The user trials indicated they were needed. Additionally, Arc’teryx introduced a Tweave 520E gusset into the crotch to deal with pilling. Finally, the Velcro panels on the sleeves of the shirts is now 4.5″ tall to accommodate attachment of the V-Lite from S&S Precision.
Considering its use, Arc’teryx designed this uniform as a consumable product. Interstingly, this gave several potential customers pause, so Arc’teryx collected data during their user evaluation and it turns out that they will easily handle six months of operational use.
As this is such a specialized item, they are currently sticking with the MultiCam print and have no plans to offer additional colors. Sizes offered are from XS-XXL.
Initially unveiled at SHOT Show, the Downrange Softshell will be available for customers very soon.
The jacket offers seven external pockets and one internal chest pocket and is made from a water repellant polyester shell which adds a little bit of Spandex for some mechanical stretch. In order to enhance freedom of movement, it also incorporates a gusseted side panels. The polyester lining includes 37.5 Active Particle Technology, which helps maintains your core body temperature longer.
The Jedburgh Cover Shirt was a collaborative between Re-Factor and TD. They spent over a year designing and refining the details, with more than 10 sample iterations made before they were ready for production. This was a purpose built shirt from the beginning, built for people who need to operate in warm environments without being overt. Both Tactical Distributors and RE Factor Tactical will have them for sale in late May.
Fabric: The fabric is a moisture wicking 2 way stretch fabric designed for hot environments. The stretch gives the user freedom to move without constraint. On the inside of the placket there is a heavy nylon fabric with pockets to give the user structure for when they sweep the shirt back for a clean draw and to reduce imprinting of any weapon the user may have in their appendix area.
Snaps: They chose snaps for easy access of weapons. The snaps are dyed to match the color of the shirt so they do not standout to any onlookers.
Pockets: Inside, there are 3 document pockets. Each is sized to fit a US issued passport or other small cards or pieces of paper.
Left chest external pocket: Has a one snap closure. The two pockets that are on the inside nylon reinforced plackets can hold coins or weights for extra weight when sweeping the shirt to the side for weapon presentation. The top stitch of the pockets is not noticeable on the outside.
Branding: There is no external branding on this shirt. Hence Covert.
Colors: The first two colors we are going to offer are: Dark Urban Grey and Blue Shadow
A few years ago while outfitting the dashboard of our Volkswagen Bus, we decided to do what we do best. We took something awesome and made It better, which is how the Magpul Hula Girl was born. These shirts are inspired by Magpul’s take on the classic Hula Girl dash ornament. She’s packin’ heat and ridin’ dirty.
Introducing the Huron™ Wet Weather Uniform from TYR Tactical®. This hard shell, level 6, pant and jacket is built utilizing Polartec® NeoShell® and Tweave. NeoShell®, is an engineering breakthrough for waterproof breathable fabric technologies. Dynamic air exchange at the surface provides the unrivaled ability to stop water and wind permeation without restricting the release of excess body heat and moisture vapor. This highly aerobic air permeability provides the unique benefit to function as a durable protective shell with advanced wicking capabilities to keep moisture vapor moving away from your core. The entire garment is seam taped to provide 100% waterproof-breathable protection.
“Ultralight, durable, breathable, and waterproof, this Jacket and pant are truly unmatched in the tactical market.”
•100% Waterproof and Seam Taped
?•Full Front Zip Design?
•Two Front Slash Pockets with waterproof zippers?
•Adjustable Velcro® tabs at the wrist
•Drawstring adjustable hem
?•Extremely Lightweight and Packable
•Extremely light weight and packable
•Each Pant Leg Features a Full Length, Waterproof Zipper, with a Snap closure
•Elastic Drawstring Pant Cuff?
•Single Snap Closure Fly with Waterproof Zipper
•Available in Regular and Long Sizes: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40
All of their products are 100% Berry Compliant. It’s not only manufactured in in the United States but so are all of the materials. Down to the last thread. Quality above quantity. TYR Tactical is proud to support the American workforce. More than a mantra, INNOVATE OR DIE®!