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FirstSpear Friday – KADRI Clothing Launches Valkyrie Field Pant

Friday, November 1st, 2019

I first met the founders of KADRI earlier this year at Warrior East and soon realized that this is the most significant innovation in the tactical industry in years. A product created out of necessity, they not only designed a new pant to fit their needs, but a completely new sizing schema as well. Like it or not, women are here to stay in squad cars, ambulances, and on the battlefield. I also see a need for their innovation in the outback as more and more women enjoy the outdoors for both leisure and work. It’s about time they had some clothing that was designed by them, for them.

Women need pockets. Women in the tactical field definitely need pockets. This simple concept is typically not even a second thought for men working in the same occupation. For them, it’s not so much a question of whether or not pockets are needed, but how many, what kind and what placement best suits their tactical needs. For women, however, this is a constant battle. Due to the wide array of women’s body shapes and sizes, women are stuck with either clothes that fit with little tactical function, or clothes that are functional that don’t fit. Most end up wearing men’s clothes and simply deal with the ill-fitted reality of their current situation: to work in a male-dominated industry, there are just some things women must deal with.

This was the problem founders of KADRI Clothing wanted to solve when they started their company. Founded by two women who served in special operations units, KADRI Clothing is a by-women-for-women adventure-tactical apparel brand created to address common issues women experience in the field and other tactical environments. This includes everything from the functional to the fit needs across multiple body types and various tactical occupations and adventure hobbies.

We got the opportunity to look at the first item from their product line—the Valkyrie Field Pant— and the revolutionary sizing and fit system that goes along with it in the best environment possible: on a shooting range with seven tactically-minded women.

KADRI Clothing owner and USMC veteran, Katheryn Basso, walked us through this innovative new product.

The Valkyrie Field Pant is arguably one of the most advanced female garments available today with features intelligently designed for women. The pant contains 11 functional pockets, including well-sized cargo pockets that maintain their volume no matter the thigh size, and two back welt pockets sized for an M4 mag or large cell phone.

Constructed with a DWR finished nylon/spandex blend with overbuilt construction for durability. Designed with a mid-rise waist, the Field Pant features two waist gussets as well as an extended crotch gusset to allow for the perfect amount of stretch and enhanced range of motion when on the move. Belt loops accommodate up to a 2” riggers belt and include two front cross-design loops to secure clip on accessories like a carabiner.

Potentially one of the most ground-breaking features of the Valkyrie Field Pant is the industry-first sizing system. The Waist-Hip Variation Representation, or WHVR, Matrix sizing system uses waist, hip and inseam measurements to find a customizable fit.

This revolutionary system allows women to choose their waist size and up to two sizes larger in their hips. For example, if you are a size 4 waist, you now have the option of purchasing pants with a size 4, 6, or 8 hip. Additionally, the Valkyrie Field Pant comes in short (30”), regular (32”) and tall (35”) inseams. These options enable women to purchase pants specifically designed for their unique body type.

For more information on the pants, visit www.kadriclothing.com

For more info on the FirstSpear and KADRI collaboration click here first-spear.tech/f/firstspear®-and-kadri-clothing-collaborate

To purchase, visit www.first-spear.com/valkyrie-field-pant

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 9oz Stratton Flannel

Friday, October 25th, 2019

FirstSpear’s all new winter weight Stratton Flannels have arrived early in three new great looking colors. 100% American made in the same cut as the 4oz we saw last month in a much heavier 9oz weight. Premium construction with oversized breast pockets, exterior hang loop, and two button closure on forearm and cuff. Machine washable and oversized to accommodate 3% shrinkage after a few cycles in the wash. The Stratton Flannel is an oversized design, step down one size from your normal t-shirt size for a standard fit.

Made in America – Now Shipping

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/stratton-flannel

FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM Hooded Field Shirt

Friday, October 18th, 2019

This Friday we are taking a look at another extremely popular garment from the FirstSpear American Wool line up. We are still looking at the lightest weight FS wool package ACM BASE-100, this time on the Hooded Field Shirt. Generously cut with an oversized hood with absolutely no hardware makes for an incredibly comfortable and highly functional base layer or perfect stand alone top when temperatures are fluctuating.

Get all the natural performance characteristics of merino wool in a stylish comfortable and light weight package. Available now in Sand, Charcoal, Heather Grey, Commando, and Black. FirstSpear American Wool is 100% Berry Compliant.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/american-merino-wool/hooded-field-shirt

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 10×12 Padded Plate Backer

Friday, October 11th, 2019

FirstSpear has just announced the 10×12 padded plate backers are back in-stock. Very popular plate carrier add-on the padded plate backer is an ultra lightweight non-ballistic insert designed to go inside your plate bag on the body side of the plate. Sold in packs of two, one side features deep channels to maximize airflow and increase comfort with minimal bulk. Works with nearly any vest that accepts soft armor or plate and can be used in multiple configurations based on user needs.

100% American made, in-stock and now shipping.

www.first-spear.com/platforms/platform-accessories/10×12-padded-plate-backer-non-ballistic

FirstSpear Friday Focus – New Head Wear

Friday, October 4th, 2019

New FirstSpear hats are available in the FS web store Including flex fit styles and adjustable snap backs. In-stock and now shipping.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/t-shirts

FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM Field Shirt

Friday, September 27th, 2019

This Friday we are taking a look at the all American wool Field Shirts from FirstSpear. Available in short and long sleeve variations the Field Shirt is built from FS proprietary ACM BASE 100, the lightest weight merino wool package which happens to be 100% berry Compliant. This shirt works as an exceptional base layer to keep you cool when its hot or help trap warmth when your cold and even maintain insulation while wet. Blending comfort, performance, and fit to give you the very best functionality with the styles and colors to suit your next extreme adventure, train up and/or deployment.

Now available in sand, commando, charcoal, and black in sizes small – 2X. Now in stock and shipping.

https://www.first-spear.com/field-shirt-long-sleeve-acm-base-100

www.first-spear.com/field-shirt-short-sleeve-acm-base-100

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Stratton Flannel is Back

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Today we are getting the first look at the all new FS Stratton Flannel now available in the lighter 4oz weight perfect for fall. 100% American made with the same generous cut that can be worn all on its own or open as an outer garment. Premium construction with two outer pockets, high collar, and hang loop. Sizing is the exact same as last year. If you plan to wear the flannel on its own with no layers step down one size from your normal t-shirt size, the flannel will shrink about 3% after about three wash cycles. In-stock and now shipping exclusively from FirstSpear.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/outerwear/stratton-flannel

FirstSpear Friday Focus – NSNS 40mm Grenade Suite

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The FirstSpear Non-Stocking Non-Standard section has just been updated with a variety of 40mm grenade pockets designed for FS professional users. Built to fit any standard 40mm style round with a wide range of configurations available including single, double, triple pockets with 6/9 or MOLLE attachment style as well as the FirstSpear 4 and 6 Pack secured with a SR buckle for quick access to multiple rounds.

Non-Stocking Non-Standard items are 100% brand new first quality goods that have been designed and built at the request of FS Professional users to meet a unique mission set. Limited quantities, sizes and colors are available while supplies last. No backorders, all sales are final.

Pockets

4 / 6 Pack