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Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Glove FR

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Announced during SHOT Show, the new Assault Glove FR follows the new LEAF policy of naming products after what they are intended to be used for. This name is pretty straight forward, letting you know it’s a glove, intended to be used for assaulting aka shooting and other combat related tasks and that it’s Flame Resistant.

  

They are made from TenCate Defender-M 10 oz interlock fabric combined with washable goat leather knuckles and Touch Sensor Tsunami leather on the palms and fingertips. This makes them not only FR but also dompatible with touch sensor screens. Additionally, the gloves incorporate utility loops for stowage and a cut off option for the index finger.

Available in Crocodile, sizes Small – XXLarge. The Assault Glove FR is in stock at many tactical stores. for further information, visit leaf.arcteryx.com

Warrior Expo – Spec-Ops Brand FR Recon Wrap

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The tubular Recon Wrap offers 8 functions in 1 product that can be worn in several ways and replaces the bandana for camp chores.

  
While the standard Spec-Ops Brand Recon Wrap is extremely popular, it is not FR.  Owner Jeff Wemmer has always been a great friend to the military and wanted to introduce an FR versions for folks using it in an operational environment.  Wemmer worked with DuPont to produce the Coyote dyed Nomex knit.  It’s been on the market for awhile but it’s something I thought many of you might be interested in.  The FR model is Coyote but the standard version is offered in a variety of colors including MultiCam print.

www.specopsbrand.com

ADS Federal Range Day – Drifire

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In late summer, Drifire will be releasing this new FR base layer.  More details to come soon.

 

www.drifire.com

Arc’teryx LEAF Announces Assault FR Uniforms

Friday, June 5th, 2015

When Arc’teryx Launched their 2015 LEAF line during SHOT Show they held something back. For years, customers have been asking Arc’teryx for FR Versions of their combat clothing. They listened and the results are variants of the new Enhanced Combat Uniform Assault Pant and Shirt in FR Defender-M fabric from TenCate.


FIRE PROTECTION IN ACTION WITH NEW ASSAULT FR ECU

  

Full-Featured Flame Resistant Combat Uniform Offers Comfortable Lightweight Protection

Vancouver BC (June 2015) – For when mission critical doesn’t always include comfort, ARC’TERYX LEAF presents its new Assault Shirt FR and Assault Pant FR – specifically designed to deliver the ultimate in fire protection, durability and lightweight comfort for a range of military and law enforcement activities.

Applying its technical expertise to create functional designs that are the hardest wearing in the field, ARC’TERYX LEAF delivers its most protective and purposeful combat uniform to date with these two new designs that emphasize movement and function, while also focusing on safety with TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology. Lightweight and breathable, TenCate Defender M with Coolderm™ Technology wicks moisture and perspiration away from the skin, minimizing discomfort in high-heat environments. Created to give troops an extra margin of protection, this everyday textile also utilizes Lenzing FR® fiber, a cellulosic fiber that helps to provide additional heat and flame resistance for improved protection.

Technical, fully featured, and suitable for a variety of combat applications, the Assault Shirt FR is an all-round combat shirt that is designed to fit while wearing body armor or a chest rig. As part of a layering system, the shirt is patterned to allow room for a full range of unrestricted motion and move easily over a next-to-skin layer without binding. Constructed with flame resistant and no melt/no drip textiles, the Assault Shirt FR includes air permeable underarm mesh for breathability and the clean efficient design and meticulous craftsmanship ensure long-term performance.

Designed to work in conjunction with the Assault Shirt FR, the Assault Pant FR is a fully featured flame resistant technical pant appropriate for assault assignments. The reinforced seat, knees and gusseted crotch of the Assault Pant FR provides significant durability and allow enhanced user mobility. The spacious fit allows for seasonal layering, while articulation in the knees and seat allows a full range of unrestricted motion. Integrated pockets in the knees fit removable soft kneepads and/or LEAF Knee Caps. Six pockets are thoughtfully placed for operational function and are equipment compatible.

Emphasizing fire protection, enhanced movement and specific function, the new Assault FR combat uniform delivers unmatched capabilities.

leaf.arcteryx.com

Warrior West – Massif

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

We recently wrote about the new Army Combat Shirt – Type II created specifically for use with the Soldier Plate Carrier System.  Many readers seemed displeased with that Army directed design and mentioned several attributes they’d like to see in an improved design.  Massif is already one step ahead of you with their new Advanced 1/4 Zip Combat Shirt (FR).

This commercially available FR combat shirt incorporates a 1/4 zip polo style collar along with increased printed FR fabric that extends down the aide of the garment to increase camouflage. Additionally, the SuperFabric elbows will accept padding.

Offered in Black, OD and MultiCam sizes XS – XXXL.

www.massif.com

Army Combat Shirt Type II

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

  

The US Army is fielding an updated version of the Army Combat Shirt called the Type II (still in OEF-CP). The ACS Type II has a narrower torso to accommodate the SPC which requires the shirt to offer more camo coverage on the yoke, chest, and sides. Massif is selling an ACS Type II, with slight fit modifications, but the same camo/solid configuration as the Army’s. As you can see it also incorporates a zippered, polo-style collar.

  
www.massif.com/military/combat-shirts/armycombatshirttypeii

SHOT Show – XGO

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

XGO has quite a few new items but is like to share two with you.

The Montana Wool 1.0 is made from wool sheared in, you guessed it, Montana. It is 100% Merino wool meaning natural no melt / no drip, anti-microbial, and at 152 grams warm when wet. It is anatomically cut with clean seam for comfort. In addition to drop shoulders it has two extra inches in length to remain tucked in. Seen below is Treebark with Blaxk and Desert as and also coming late March, early April.

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The Hybrid is meant for workouts and incorporates their Phase 1 fabric with the FR rib, vented fabric. Oddly enough, the FR fabric used in this garment is highly stretchable and breathable and both fabrics are highly durable. Available in Desert Sand.

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www.proxgo.com

SHOT Show – SKD Tactical

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Following on the popularity of the Alpha gloves, SKD Tactical is introducing the PIG FDT-Bravo glove. It introduces suede leather and Nomex making these FR gloves. You asked, SKD listened.

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Look for these, later this year.

www.skdtac.com

Massif Clearance Sale

Friday, September 26th, 2014

As you may recall, Massif was recently purchased. I have heard they are in the process of preparing some new products. They’ve also placed several items (both FR and non-FR) on clearance at really great prices.

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www.massif.com/clearance

MDM – XGO

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Available in January, the FR Phase I Hybrid integrates an underarm mesh panel to enhance breathability.

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The Natural Phase I FR T-shirt was designed for use with civilian clothing.

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The Sun Hoody offers UPF 50 protection and will be offered in Coyote and Heather Grey. It is not FR and is part of the Power Skins line.

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www.proxgo.com