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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

Wild Things Tactical Pyrad Low Loft Jacket

Friday, August 8th, 2014

WTT has delivered 600 jackets to the US Army Soldier Enhancement Program for evaluation. These jackets are 100% FR made from Gore’s Pyrad shell material insulated with 2.4 oz of PrimaLoft Fusion.

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The Army is currently evaluating concepts for an FR environmental clothing system.

www.wildthingsgear.com

OR Summer Market – Texollini

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Texollini is a fabric company well known in the commercial market. What many don’t know is that they offer FR fabrics as well. They use a lot of wool in their performance military FR fabrics but they don’t rely on the super wash process used by many but rather a use proprietary process. This helps control costs. They also work with FR Rayon and this material is going into the new FR bra for female Soldiers. If you’re looking for a performance or FR fabric, they’re definitely a company to look at.

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www.texollini.com

Warrior Expo ADStv | Dismounted FREE System

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Army is starting to talk publicly about developing a new FR clothing system for dismounted troops that would leverage features of both the general issue Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System Gen III and Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble used by mounted and aviation crewmen. Two years ago, ADS Inc took a look at this issue and introduced their take on the concept called Dismounted FREE. Here, Ike Horvath from ADS highlights the features, functions, and solutions behind the system.

For more information, visit adsinc.com/dismounted-free-warrior-expo-east-ads-tv.

SOFIC 2014 – Warwick Mills

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

I had heard heard of Turtleskin slash protective armor in the past but didn’t know that it was a product of New Hampshire-based Warwick Mills. Turns out, they make all kinds of cool textiles like the dyed 100% Twaron fabric used in this ballistic combat shirt. That’s right, this combat shirt offers ballistic protection to the tune of 2gr @ 700 fps and 17 gr @ 1700 fps. The fabric also offers FR as well as cut protection.

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They are also integrating this fabric into civilian clothing styles such as sport coats.

www.turtleskin.com