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Uniqlo’s Mens Military Work Long Sleeve Shirt Is The Spitting Image Of A 64 Pattern OG-107 Fatigue Jacket

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Uniqlo is a Japanese active wear brand known for their inexpensive wares.  Recently, I found out they were recreating the Cotton OG-107 Fatigue Jacket which may well be the most iconic variant of the green fatigues-era of our armed forces. The Shirt has the classic lines and even feels like it’s been washed quite a bit, just like you’d find in a 1970s surplus store.

In addition to OD, they also offer Khaki and Black. They’ve even included color appropriate buttons for those variants.

Currently in clearance, get yours before they’re gone. One note, unlike Issue uniforms, they are Small-3XL. Also, go up a size for these.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Everyday Wear

Friday, May 5th, 2017

This week we are featuring some all new apparel available in the everyday section on

Designed and printed in the USA on their All American 50/50 t-shirts.

Just The Tip


Available in sizes Small-2X in all new colors.

Prometheus Design Werx – Odyssey Cargo Short 5050RS

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Prometheus Design Werx’s Odyssey Cargo Short returns for this Spring/Summer in an updated fabric and fit. A feature rich, purpose driven, utility design, using tried and true USA MILSPEC 50/50 cotton/nylon ripstop fabric. Design for Adventure. Made in the USA. Built for remote, mysterious and dangerous places. Each feature and detail serves a purpose. Their industrial work wear grade construction methods use heavy duty nylon thread, triple needle stitching on major seams, and more bar-tacks to reinforce stress points than probably any other short being made today. These are best in class, cargo type field shorts with smartly designed functional details for the field, wilderness, expeditions, overlanding and camping.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“These cargo shorts have their DNA as our pants version. Updating our cargo shorts to the 5050 NYCO improves their durability, while adding slightly more heft to the style, but still well suited and comfortable in warm to hot field conditions. The fit has also been updated to match our pants so it’s a 1 to 1 match for sizing in the waist. The even and odd waist sizes allow our users a greater range of how they wish to wear our shorts. The Odyssey Cargo Short is an apex apparel style and uses best in class US production quality. The highest single cost component in the production of this short, is skilled US labor. These Odyssey Cargo Pants are built with 20 years of performance apparel design experience behind them. Longtime followers of our design ethos have been in some of the world’s most wild and dangerous places and require apparel and goods that can be relied on. We were uncompromising in the building these shorts. By all accounts they are overbuilt, but we know our most perceptive customers appreciate this aspect. Our core customers are men of capability, detail, confidence, and discriminating taste. There are numerous other options available on the market from other domestic to offshore manufacturers, but if a discriminating user is looking for a top tier US made cargo short using US materials with smartly designed, practical features, this is a product from our brand that stands out and we are again proud to offer. These are utility shorts favored by a core group for the field, for adventure, for expeditions and chaotic travel. Every single component, fabric and piece of hardware in these shorts is custom made to meet our requirements and specifications.”

The PDW Odyssey Cargo Short 5050RS is a part of their Built in USA CORE-Line of products by Prometheus Design Werx. Available in Dark Arid Earth, Dark Leaf Green, and Machine Mineral Gray.

The PDW Odyssey Cargo Short 5050RS will be available for purchase on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:00pm PST via their website,

Stuff I Like – Patagonia Men’s R1 Fleece Hoody

Monday, May 1st, 2017

I’ve always liked the Patagonia R1 Fleece, going back to when it was a part of the Military Advanced Regulator System (MARS) military clothing system. I don’t recall owning any before that but several years ago, I purchased my first R1 Fleece Hoody in Black. The Polartec Power Grid is comfy, and it makes a nice layering piece. Although, it’s considered a slim fit, it has a bit of stretch to it. In addition to the hood, there’s a single, zippered chest pocket, deep front zipper for ventilation and thumb cuffs for keeping your hands warm. Finally, the fabric offers Polygiene permanent odor control.

This Spring, I was shopping at an REI when I saw the Hoody in the Buffalo Green color, so I purchased a new one. The R1 Fleece Hoody is a design that is reintroduced, season after season, but in new colors, so you have to keep an eye out. As we near the end of the season, you may start to see these on sale.

Kitanica – Limited Edition A-TACS AT-X Range Shorts

Friday, April 28th, 2017

If you’re looking for something a little different for the weekend or range time, check these out.

Velocity Systems Releases Redesigned Range Shorts

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Magpul Launches AKA KOA Apparel Line

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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.

Kaneohe Short Sleeve

-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

MDS Short (Modern Dive Short)

-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
-Gusseted crotch
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement

Kaho’Olawe Boardshort

-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
10” inseam
-Gusseted crotch
-Magpul logo heat transfer on left leg

USMC Reconnaissance Foundation

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

Check the website for sizes and colors.

Vertx Announces Its Hyde And Hyde LT Pants

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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