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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.


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.


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.


Look for these, later this year.

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.



Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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


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


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.


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.


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

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.


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.

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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.


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

SOFIC 2014 – XGO

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

XGO has introduced Grey shades in both their moisture wicking (Nickel) and FR (Charcoal) lines.


A Short Video Intro For Klim Tactical

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

During last week’s Warrior West we were introduced to Klim Tactical and their new Vigilant FR motorcyclist suit. In this short video, Peter Jensen offers a short introduction to the brand.


(Click on image to view video)

There was a lot of new kit at Warrior West but this is certainly something that stuck out.