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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.


Line of Fire Tactical Gloves Receive USAFGSC Safe to Fly Certification

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Authorization letter safe to fly

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The US Air Force’s Global Strike Command has issued a Safe to Fly certification for two of Line of Fire Tactical’s gloves; the Flyby and Sortie on all aircraft that utilize touch screen Electronic Flight Bag systems. They feature TEGS grip and Sensa-Touch technology.





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.


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

Warrior West – Klim Tactical

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

You may be familiar with Klim (pronounced climb), manufacturers of motorcycle wear. What you may not know is that they just launched a tactical line of clothing designed specifically for military motorcycle riders.


One of the Polaris family of companies, they have introduced an anorak style jacket and trouser. Manufactured from An FR Gore-tex fabric, all of the pulls and findings are also FR. It also integrates Super Fabric in high wear areas.


This thing is packed with features. For instance, it features full pit zips along with a full frontal opening zipper as well as a front zip for ventilation. It’s sized to fit over all of your kit and there added a flap on the front that can be opened so that you can access chest mounted magazines.


Sleeve pockets are inset on the upper arm and a windowed forearm pocket can be used for maps and GRGs. The lower sleeves can also be removed via zipper.



The back has a feature I’ve never seen. Since it’s worn over equipment the rear has an expandable flap that will accommodate back mounted gear on a vest.