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FirstSear Friday Focus – Woobie Featuring ACM-WARM 600

Friday, March 24th, 2017

ACM-WARM 600 is the heaviest layer from FirstSpear’s Advanced Clothing Materials line featuring performance Merino Wool. ACM-WARM 600 is a heavy weight knit Merino Wool blend with a super soft brushed fleece interior designed to help keep you warm in the coldest temperatures.


The Woobie is a flagship garment from the wool line demonstrating the premium materials and construction allowing for an exceptional fit and sharp look that can be worn all on its own but still work great under a smock or wind cheater.

Surprisingly light weight and incredibly warm with a thick stand up collar, low profile neck zipper, and wrist overs with thumb holes constructed from ACM-BASE 100. The tail is slightly longer in the back for added comfort. Made in the USA.
The Woobie is available in Black and Heather Grey, sizes Small-XLarge.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM Mid 400 Shirts

Friday, March 17th, 2017

ACM Mid 400 is the next layer of performance merino from FirstSpear amd the focus of this week’s installment.


ACM Mid 400 is a dual layer material using super fine polyester on the interior and their 100% USA Merino Wool exterior.

The poly wicks away moisture from the body and transfers it to the absorbent wool exterior providing an exceptionally high performance garment that can be worn all on its own or as another base layer which works great under the Wind Cheater or your Squadron Smock.

The Mid Shirt is super tough and ultra soft with a comfortable fit that still has quite a bit of stretch to it. The 2/3rd length front zipper allows extra ventilation and a high comfortable collar to keep your neck covered. The dual layer material is light weight and wicks away moisture when its hot and traps warmth when its cold. Made in the USA with USA materials.


Available right now in 3 new colors, Commando, Manatee Grey, and Sand. Charcoal coming soon!

Order any Mid Shirt this weekend and get a FREE 32oz FS Water Bottle included, no code neccesary.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Self Aid Medical Pocket

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Designed for a FS end-user, the Self Aid Medical Pocket is lightweight and compact, featuring a Velcro backed insert with daisy chain for organizing medical supplies. The pocket is constructed from 520E and provides a pass through so the user can access the insert from either side. With 6/9 or 6/12 attachment options it can be mounted to a plate carrier or belt. An adjustable snap secures the insert. Now available in the Non-Stocking Non-Standard section in limited colors and attachment options while supplies last.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Frog AAC Kit

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This week, we’re going to check out the Frog AAC Kit, which I had the chance to check out during this week’s Enforce Tac at the Messe, in Nürnburg, Germany. The Frog kit adapts the Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment.

Standard in the kit are FS Bouyancy Compensators, Adaptive Cummerbund Flotation Elements and a 2″ belly band to secure the front and back panels to the user without having to wear a full cummerbund.


The adaptive cummerbund uses the AAC instant adjust back panel. 6/12 modular sections on the left and right of the front carrier panel allow the user to install the modular pockets of their choice and at the height they need for increased comfort and mobility.


There is also a rebreather harness kit which allows the rebreather to be attached directly to the AAC and easily ditched once free of the surf zone.

The AAC Frog kit is for Governmemt use only and is already being fielded by a customer. Contact www.first-spear.com for additional information.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear ACM Field Shirts Base 100

Friday, February 24th, 2017

FirstSpear ACM is the latest development in fabric technology. FirstSpear is excited to combine 100% source verified American Merino Wool with other quality materials to create ACM. By using a unique blend for each product FirstSpear is able to tailor each item to its intended purpose. With 3 different levels to choose from, ACM has you covered. The ACM-Base is extra soft against your skin and can be worn year round. ACM-Mid takes it up a notch when you need a little extra warmth and can be worn by itself or over an ACM-Base. ACM-Warm is the highest level and has been designed for maximum warmth and comfort and makes it easy to endure the cold.

By using Merino Wool FirstSpear is able to capitalize on all the naturally occurring material characteristics you desire. Merino Wool is packed with a wide range of high performance benefits for wherever your adventure takes you.

Available / In-Stock now in short sleeve and long sleeve variants using FirstSpear ACM BASE 100 in 4 colors: Commando, Heather Grey, Charcoal, and Sand. Ultra light weight and soft against the skin these new base layers combine all the high performance qualities of Merino Wool, sourced right here in the USA.

Short Sleeve

Long Sleeve

The all new Field Shirt is generously cut for long term comfort on extended adventures or daily wear on the job. Using the very best of proven materials brought forward in a technically advanced package the Field Shirt blends comfort, performance & fit to give you the very best function in styles and colors only FS can provide. Use it as either the ultimate base layer or a shirt on its own you can count on the Field Shirt in Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve.

Constructed from 38? American Merino Wool, 50? Polyester & 12? Modal, the fabric and construction of the Field Shirt is 100? USA

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Multi-Purpose Pack Available As Non-Standard Non-Stocking

Friday, February 17th, 2017

This week, we take a peek into a line of designs seldom seen outside of the organizations who commissioned them. Non-Standard Non-Stocking items have been designed by FirstSpear at the request of Professional Users to meet a unique mission set. Occasionally, FirstSpear will make a few extra. Due to the specialized nature and limited production of these items, colors are limited.

Originally developed as a medical pack for a US Special Operations unit, this pack can easily be adapted for use as a range bag, E&E pack, or 1 day pack. Features include hydration compartment, padded shoulder straps, 5 external pockets and compression straps.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Cord and Tube Holder

Friday, February 10th, 2017

In this week’s focus, we’ll take a look at FirstSpear’s Cord and Tube Holders. It’s a simple design consisting of an elastic webbing loop on a Hook square. They come in a pack of six and work great for holding buoyancy compensator hoses, and radio/comms cables, and hydration hoses.

They can be easily installed on shoulderstraps.

Additionally, they can be inserted into the 6/12 to offer attachment points.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Advanced Clothing Materials – Beanie & Neckie

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

As we recently mentioned, FirstSpear has been hard at work developing an American Wool line. They are calling this new addition to their catalog, FirstSpear ACM – Advanced Clothing Materials.

It consists of three different weights which incorporate 100% USA Merino wool. It’s harvested from sheep out West and milled into a proprietary blend which capitalizes on Merino’s naturally occurring properties, all without the itch. What’s more, it’s Made in USA, so it’s a great option for US military buyers looking for Berry compliant, performance wool.

The first items in this series are Beanies and Neckies featuring flat seam construction and low profile pile areas to attach IFF. Made from FirstSpear ACM Base 100, they are offered in four new colors: Sand, Charcoal, Heather Grey, and Commando.



Even more technical apparel items are coming soon, featuring ACM Base, ACM Mid, and ACM Warm from www.first-spear.com.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Tactical Hand Warmer

Friday, January 27th, 2017

The cold weather doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon so we thought we’d revisit the Tactical Hand Warmer for this week’s FirstSpear Friday Focus.

Not only does it keep your hands warm and fingers nimble in cold weather, it stuffs into a compact storage bag when not needed.  It also can attach directly to an armor vest and hang below, right where your hands lie while seated. 

The fleece lining is super comfy and the Tactical Hamd Warmer can be tightened with the shock cord. 

In Stock Now in Coyote, Ranger Green and Black.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Lightweight Assault Ghillie

Friday, January 20th, 2017

This is the Lightweight Assault Ghillie developed with Treadswift. It’s a cloak design made from lightweight weather resistant mesh and Trelleborg, the LWAG can be garnished as necessary or used as is. Generously sized to fit over equipment but still easy to stow on your pack or load carriage it has stretch cord for under arm positioning and a security strap for the front that can be adjusted for height and girth. The hood of the LWAG is secured in place with large smock style buttons. Be sure to keep an eye on the LWAG as FS and Treadswift work this item to offer you options for Arctic, Urban and other Operational Areas. Jute not included.