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See TenCate Protective Fabrics at SOFIC 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Heading to SOFIC? Stop by the TenCate Protective Fabrics booth for a Free TechT4™ T-Shirt (Booth #348 *while supplies last).

Designed with the wearer in mind, TechT4™ is an all-new, t-shirt-like fabric that performs similar to top-of-the-line athletic wear, while at the same time providing inherent FR protection. Engineered with COOLDERM™ Technology, TechT4™ keeps wearers dry, comfortable, and safe thanks to sweat-wicking and evaporative technology built right into the fabric.

Join us next week to see our full lineup of innovative fabrics designed to keep you comfortable and protected in the field and on the job.

Here’s a quick look at Coolderm™ Technology

A7 Defense & Aerospace – Outlaw Tactical Gloves

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Outlaw™ tactical gloves are made from the highest quality materials available and are designed for extreme environments with protection in critical areas, high dexterity, a non-slip grip, comfort, and durability. A7 Outlaw™ gloves are very robust with tops of genuine leather, flexible knuckle protection, and a breathable 4 way stretch material with palms and thumb cradle made of a proprietary silicone webbing that is extremely durable, flame resistant, chemical resistant, and provides extreme grip even when wet.

a7defenseandaerospace.com/product/outlaw-gloves

NAVAIR Approves Massif’s Hellman Combat Pant and Advanced Quarter Zip Combat Shirt

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Massif’s Hellman Combat Pant and Advanced Quarter Zip Combat Shirt are NAVAIR approved.  As a recent SOA list addition, these new items are interchangeable with the approved Massif 2 Piece flight suit to give Aircrews the flexibility to pick and choose flight gear based on mission and environment. This is huge for Naval Aircrews as this is the first time a Combat-Style pant with integrated knee pad has been approved for flight use. Navy and Marine Corps helo crews spend lots of time on their knees and this move is bringing much needed relief.

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Massif has done a great job of working with various communities like naval and Marine Corps aviation to not only boost performance, but also preventing injuries.

Hellman Combat Pant

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 *   Sigma 4 Start Fabric powered by DuPont Nomex and DuPont Kevlar
 *   Integrated/removable Crye Precision Airflex Kneepad
 *   Intuitive Hand Pockets and utility pockets built with comfort and usability in mind
 *   Dual entry cargo pockets
 *   Available in Sage Green, Tan, and OCP

Tech sheet and sizing chart can be found at www.massif.com/profession/navy/hellman-pant.

Advanced Quarter Zip Combat Shirt

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 *   Proprietary 4 way stretch fabrics now fielded in over 7 million combat shirts
 *   Superfabric covered elbows offer protection and abrasion resistance
 *   Ultra lightweight collar and zipper
 *   Adjustable cuffs and thumb loop for secure fit
 *   Advanced breathability and wicking properties
 *   Available in Sage Green, Tan, OD Green, Black and OCP
 *   Women’s fit available in Sage Green and OCP

Tech sheet and sizing chart can be found at www.massif.com/profession/navy/advanced-14-zip-combat-shirt.

Sneak Peek – Firewalker Boot Sock by FITS

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The upcoming Firewalker Boot Sock by FITS is not only FR, but also Berry compliant. Verified to NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition Structural and Proximity Firefighting Standard, it is made from 69% Merino Wool, 24% Nylon, 4% Polyester and 3% Lycra® Spandex. The Merino content offers inherent FR, moisture and odor control. The Firewalker also incorporates FITS’ proprietary features; Heel Lock® provides heel security that limits the chances of a blister when combined with a properly fit boot and their Dynamic Toe Cup® limits the amount of material in toe box to prevent bunching in a critical area of the foot.

For more info, contact John Siver II, john@fitssock.com.

US Navy to Test Two-Piece, Flame-Resistant Organizational Clothing

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

NORFOLK (NNS) — U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command will begin a second round of testing later this year on a two-piece organizational clothing variant that offers flame resistance and moves the Navy one step closer to delivering Sailors a safe, comfortable, no-cost alternative to the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coveralls, with the same travel flexibility as the Type III working uniform.

USFF conducted the initial wear test on two-piece variants from May through September of last year and collected feedback from nearly 200 wear-test participants across surface, aviation and submarine communities about everything from colors and design, to comfort and options like buttons and hook-and-loop fasteners. The command also received feedback from more than 1,700 Sailors in an online survey about colors and design.

Fleet survey responses indicated that Sailors liked the functionality of the Type III but would like to see the design in traditional Navy uniform colors. More than 70 percent of E-6 and junior Sailors surveyed liked the navy blue blouse and trouser while a khaki version was the preference for chiefs and officers.

“Leaders are listening to the fleet when it comes to this design,” said USFF Fleet Master Chief Rick O’Rawe, a wear-test participant. “We have an obligation to keep our Sailors safe in inherently dangerous environments, but we also want to be mindful of their time. This is going to be something that’s safe, easy to maintain, and doesn’t require half-masting of coveralls when it’s hot or having to change clothes every time you leave the ship. Never again should we have to pass the words ‘all hands shift into the uniform for entering port or getting underway.’”

The updated design, which won’t require Sailors to sew on components, will be tested by 100 officers and enlisted Sailors to see how well it performs from wash-to-wear without ironing, and how it holds up to laundering. The two-piece variant will allow for de-blousing in extreme climates and challenging work environments. An undershirt will continue to be tested with a flame-resistant, moisture-wicking fabric in black.

“I have received so much feedback just from wearing the two-piece around the command every day,” said Yeoman 1st Class Kelly Pyron, a wear-test participant assigned to USFF. “The best part is that we’ll be able to transit from the ship and run errands in the two-piece; having one standard underway and in-port across the board will be much more convenient. I am excited to see the wear test moving into the next phase of evaluation.”

Once approved, the new prototype will serve as an alternative to the IFRV coverall for operational commands. The coverall may continue to be the prescribed clothing item for some Sailors in applicable work environments.

Pyron expressed, “If a clothing item, that I will not have to buy, can make my life easier while keeping me safe, I’m all for it.” 

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs and Outreach

Visit Wild Things at IWA 2019 – See the new Rescue Jacket FR

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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Come visit Wild Things at IWA, Hall 5 – Stand 116, to see our new Rescue Jacket FR and other products! Made of GORE® Military PYRAD® 2L fabric, waterproof/ windproof/breathable fabric with flame resistant technology, the Rescue Jacket is our newest fully performance tested and vetted hard shell. PYRAD® is a revolutionary, self-extinguishing technology that is specifically engineered to both to keep you and your gear dry and provide durable protection against arc flash and flash fire exposure. The Rescue Jacket is intended to be worn over body armor, featuring concealed waterproof zippers, hand pockets, and bicep pockets, keeping your core and your goods safe and dry.

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Founded in 1981 and rooted in the elite climbing and mountaineering world, Wild Things has been serving the US Military and Law Enforcement communities for over 35 years. Wild Things has earned a reputation for tough, lightweight technical outerwear, alpine-style backpacks, durable haul bags and innovative tactical and military clothing. Our products are currently in the field with every branch of the US Armed Forces and often tailored for mission-specific goals.

Contact Wild Things at +1 (828) 421-4349 to or send your request via email to CS@wildthingsgear.com to schedule an appointment.

SHOT Show 19 – Wild Things Rescue Jacket

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The new Rescue Jacket is based on the original Hard Shell Jacket SO design. This Gore-Tex Jacket is not only waterproof and breathable, but it’s certified FR as well thanks to the Gore Pyrad treatment.

It features covered zippers throughout, including the chest and bicep pockets.

But the biggest change are the two hem to elbow zippers along each side making the Rescue Jacket easy to din and doff as well as vent, when needed. Likewise, it can be zipped up tight in order to protect the wearer from flame threats. Additionally, there is a helmet sized hood which can be stored in the hood.

Offered in Coyote and MultiCam, sizes XS – XXXL.

www.wildthings.com

Meet the DRIFIRE FORTREX FR Contact Glove

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Cleveland, OH –  The team at DRIFIRE® announces the launch of the DRIFIRE® FORTREX® FR Contact Glove.  

The DRIFIRE FR Contact Glove leads with the breathable, moisture wicking power of FORTREX FR fabric and a hex grip palm and fingers for optimized contact. Featuring breathable, moisture wicking FORTREX® FR fabric, the FR – flame resistance – is inherent; it won’t wash out – and won’t melt or drip. The ultimate in contact durability, DRIFIRE’s FR Contact Glove has leather reinforcements at the touch areas and weapons manipulation surfaces for a second skin feel with an enhanced Berry compliant FR hex grip on the palm.

See innovative technologies from DRIFIRE at SHOT Show, booth 32309 and in the New Product Showcase.

www.drifire.com/about-drifire/news-and-press/item/drifire-releases-the-drifire-fr-storm-system-and-the-drifire-fr-contact-glove