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ADS Federal Range Day 18 – Drifire Foretrex Combat Ensemble in Black

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Drifire displayed their Combat Ensemble in Black for LE use. It’s made from their Foretrex fabric, a comfortable FR blend which also features odor control and moisture wicking properties.

Seen here is the Combat Shirt. Also available are Combat Pants.

www.drifire.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Asset Technical Field Shirt – Gen III

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Introducing the latest evolution to the Asset Technical Field Shirt. Now in its 3rd generation, boasting all new cutting edge materials built right here in the USA. The first thing you will notice between the 2nd and 3rd generation is the dramatic weight reduction thanks to advanced materials helping the shirt to dry even faster and keep you cool longer underneath a plate carrier or load carriage platform.

The torso is constructed from FirstSpear’s ACM-BASE 100 their ultra light Merino Wool package. The Armpits feature a NanoGlide mesh that has exceptional anti-friction and stay cool properties. The sleeves are especially impressive with a 3oz plain weave of FR Rayon, P-Aramid, and Nylon. Inherently resistant to heat and flame, anti-microbial, and advanced moisture wicking properties the Asset Technical Field Shirt offers incredible tactical features in a sharp package all 100% Berry Compliant.

In-stock and Shipping now in two colors options and sizes Small – 2XLarge.

www.first-spear.com/the-asset-technical-field-shirt

US Navy Testing 2-Piece FR Uniforms

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Referred to as the Maritime Heritage Maritime Utility, the US Navy is currently testing 2-piece Flame Resistant garments for wear underway, in lieu of the current Coverall, which is also undergoing an FR makeover.

Testing began 14 May but the concept has been on the drawing board since last year. The Heritage variants replicate traditional sea service uniforms, with a Khaki shirt and pant for Officers and Chiefs and a Blue version for lower enlisted and noncommissioned Sailors.

Interestingly, the Blue version is similar in appearance to the old Dungarees, but one style harkens all the way back to the Dark Blue on Dark Blue of enlisted deck wear, worn up until WWII. Another option, replaces the Dark Blue shirt with a Light Blue, similar to the Chambray shirts worn until the advent of the current Navy Working Uniform.

Below, you can see all three options currently being evaluated.

Design Features in the Test

Blouse

• Untucked shirt that can be tucked in during general quarters (GQ)
• Covered button placket, six buttons — no top button
• Exposed six buttons — no top button
• External patch pockets with flap stitched on three sides
• Pen pocket with two channels on left sleeve
• Rolled 1/4″ hem, curved front and back that rises up at the side seam (men)
• Adjustable two button cuff
• Sleeves can be rolled to the forearm or to the bicep
• Back yoke with box pleat
• Side panel for female fit (women)
• Internal signle welt pocket with hidden zipper closure, pen pocket inside
• Drifire Fabric

Trousers

• Internal thigh pocket flap with velcro
• 1/4 top side pockets
• External patch pockets with flap stitched on three sides
• Wider waistband for rigger belt
• Wider belt loops for rigger belt
• Button closure at waist
• Waistband with concealed elastic for adjustability
• Reinforced cuff to prevent fraying
• Cell phone pocket, single welt with zipper closure (only on Test Code D)
• Internal single welt back pocket with zipper closure
• Drifire Fabric

Flame Resistant Undershirts

• Drifire Fabric

Molder Boots

Most Sailors currently serving won’t be familiar with these, low cut, slip-on boots.

Participating Commands

West Coast
Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9)
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC)
Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet
• Commander, US 3rd Fleet
• USS Nimitz
• USS Montgomery
• USS Maine
• USS Jefferson City
• USS Bunker Hill
• SWRMC
• VFA 97
• VFA 151

East Coast
• US Fleet Forces Command
• MARMC
• SURFLANT
• AIRLANT
• NNSY
• USS McFaul
• USS Nitze
• HSC-2
• VFA 83
• VFA 105
• VR 56

Outside Continential US (OCONUS)
• FDRMC
• PCRON 1
• USS Devestator
• USS Monsoon
• USS Squall
• USS Tempest
• USS Thunderbolt
• DESRON 60
• USS ROSS
• USS Carney

Meanwhile, the Canadian Navy is considering this working uniform, displayed at the recent CANSEC by developer Logistik Unicorp. Initially it was baggier and based on a prototype ground Combat Uniform. After slimming the garment slightly, they are now working on zipper and button options.

This Canadian uniform is much closer to the Modern 2-Piece garment also being considered by the US Navy which adapts the cut of the Digital Woodland camouflage Navy Working Uniform Type III, to a similar Tan and Dark Blue color scheme of the Heritages Uniform being tested here. It also introduces FR fabrics to protect Sailors from shipboard hazards.

No matter which uniform the Navy eventually adopts, it will be Organizational Clothing, like the currently issued Coverall. Sailors will wear the Black Fleece Jacket or an upcoming FR Fleece Jacket with this uniform.

All photos from US Navy except Canadian Navy prototype uniform.

SOFIC 18 – Kitanica American Hoody Features TenCate FR Fleece

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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Kitanica’s American Hoody is made from TenCate 8 oz Single Sided FR fleece. Turns out, it’s a comfortable fabric. The hoody itself is made in USA and features a left sleeve pocket as well as zippered kangaroo pocket.

Warrior West 18 – Drifire Mechanic’s Coverall

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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Drifire has developed an FR Mechanic’s coverall. Made from their Foretrex fabric, which is not only FR but also wear resistant, moisture wicking and anti-microbial, the garment can be supplied in MultiCam, USMC Woodland and Desert MARPAT as well as USN NWU Type II and III camouflage.

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ADS Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – DRIFIRE

Friday, March 30th, 2018

DRIFIRE exhibited their newly improved FR Sports Bra and Boy Short. In addition to some design changes for increased comfort and support, they also introduced their Prime Fabric with increased stretch to the garments.

The Massif Story: Keep Going

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

www.massif.com

TYR Tactical Tuesday – Huron FR Balaclava Hood

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Huron™ FR Balaclava Hood (HRN-BLCVA-FR) is the first of its kind, being both FR and in MultiCam print. It was designed to be flame-retardant, lightweight, moisture wicking and quick drying. It is treated with Ag47® Anti-Microbial finish.

There are two comm ports and wire routing sleeves on both sides of the hood. The HRN-BLCVAFR provides facial, head and extended neckline protection.

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DESIGN FEATURES:
• Flame-Retardant
• One Size Fits All
• Two Comm Ports and Wire Routing Sleeves
• Patented blend of Modacrylic & FR Rayon
• Superior Acclimate® Dry Moisture Wicking
• Intense Quick Drying
• Ag47® Anti-Microbial Protection
• Durable, Breathable & Won’t Shrink

www.tyrtactical.com/products/details/featured-products/huron-fr-balaclava-hood