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Warrior Expo – Sneak Peek Outdoor Research Modular Glove System Submission

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As the incumbent for USSOCOM Modular Glove System, Outdoor Research is well positioned to create the next generation of protective handwear.  

 

OR gave us a sneak peek of their RFI submission.  While it’s not the full lineup, above we can see a contact glove, fleece liner, wind liner, glove shell and three finger mitten.  Colors are prototype and not final and there are some new materials integrated into these designs.

www.outdoorresearch.com/gov

MDM – Mechanix Wear – All Coyote Line

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

  

Mechanics Wear is now offering their core line of gloves in an all Coyote configuration. This includes the Fastfit and The Original models, which are shipping now, and the M-Pact model, which will begin shipping later this year.

www.mechanixwear.com

PM-SOF Issues RFI for New Modular Glove System

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The Program Manager-Special Operations Forces Survival, Support & Equipment Systems (PM-SOF SSES) office at the U.S. Army Soldier Research Development, and Engineering Center, Natick, MA is seeking information regarding a modular glove system as a possible replacement to the current system (now in Mod 2) in use since the mid-2000s.

As a base line the current system consists of the following:
1. light weight anti contact liner glove
2. Combat glove
3. Mid weight waterproof glove
4. Cold weather glove with removable liner
5. Extreme cold mitten with removable liner
Note: The combat glove is independent from this system RFI, and should not be part of the planned response.

 

 

Outdoor Research Modular Glove System, Generation II: Firebrand Mitt (top left), Firebrand Glove (top right), Poseidon Glove (bottom left), Overlord Shorty (bottom center), Hurricane Glove (bottom right).

The RFI describes the Modular Glove System:
The purpose of the system is to provide cold, wind and wet weather protection down to a threshold of -20 and an objective of -40f. (While wearing extreme cold clothing such as protective combat uniform or extreme cold weather clothing system) The system shall be versatile and adaptable to changing weather conditions including, temperate cold, wet cold, and freezing conditions. The system shall be versatile allowing interchange of components to meet mission needs i.e operating radios, computers and weapon systems. It shall consist of no more than six layers including shell liners. The system shall have touch screen capability on layers intended as outer wear.

The system shall maintain protection from cold from -20 (threshold) -40 (objective), for 60 minutes or longer with light activity such as walking unencumbered.

Maintain waterproof breathable hand protection from +45 down to 0 with use of hand warmers and or liners. Providing a waterproof breathable shell that is separable from insulation to allow users various insulations adaptable to environment and activity.

It is desired that all insulation be removable to expedite drying time and allow users to swap insulated liners when wet as well as to increase system versatility.

Flame resistance or no melt/no drip are not required but desired performance fit/tactility, durability, moisture wicking performance is more important than flame resistance or no melt no drip.

The system must come in various sizes to fit the 5th to 95th percentile, there is no limit to the number of sizes to meet this requirement.

They are also seeking anti contact/combat gloves for test and evaluation purposes and would like the following information:
Weight, per pair size med
Sizes available:
Materials used in construction:
Colors and or patterns available.
Cost per system and component.

Manufacturers must be capable of supplying 40 pairs of gloves suitable for testing and prototype evaluation. There is no color requirement for the testing material; any readily available material may be utilized. Materials must be available in earth or subdued colors and meeting NIR. All materials use must be capable of being printed in AOR 1, AOR 2 and Multicam meeting both NIR and visual requirements. Materials must also meet the requirements of the Berry Amendment, 10 USC 2533a. Manufacturers who believe they have product(s) capable of meeting the above requirements are requested to submit 1 pair and a short summary including test report(s) showing performance characteristics of the material (no more than 5 pages total) describing their products’ capabilities in each of these areas, by the date noted below. The five (5) page summary must include Company name and address, point of contact with phone number, DUNS number, Cage Code and a statement regarding any small business designation (if applicable).

Interested vendors have until 30 April, 2015 to respond. Please visit www.fbo.gov for full details.

Velocity Systems – Trigger Gloves and Yeti Over Mitts Now Available for Sale

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Velocity Systems has released the much anticipated Trigger Glove and Yeti Overwhite Mitts for sale.

Trigger Gloves

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A Second Skin fitting glove with just the right padding

-Merino Wool Blend Outer for water resistance and comfort even in cold & wet environments
-Palm and fingers made with Pittards® WR100X Premium Leather
-No trigger side seam on index finger
-No-Melt / No-Drip Fabrics and Leather
-Second Skin Fit. (Size Up if loose fit desired)

Shell: 55% Rayon, 34% Wool
Palm: 100% Leather
Imported.
$44.00

Yeti Over Mitts

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An over-sized, light and compact-able Overwhite Mitt to be worn over cold weather gloves, to quickly and easily add camouflage for snow environments.

-Water Resistant for Snow and Light Rain. (Not fully waterproof if submerged or in heavy downpour)
-Single Hand Adjustable Powder Cuffs
-Synchable Wrist
-AX Suede Palm, Index and Thumb Reinforcement

Pattern: Kryptek Yeti
Shell: 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex
Palm: 80% Polyester, 20% Polyurethane
Imported.
$50.00

Sneak Peak – Velocity Systems Yeti Over Mitt

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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The Velocity Systems Yeti Over Mitt features Kryptek camouflage and is the perfect match for the Overwhite Recce top, Trousers and Gaiters.

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These photos will give you a good look at the Yeti Over Mitt.

Coming soon from www.velsyst.com.

Sneak Peek – Velocity Systems Trigger Gloves

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Feedback from the SF NCOs using the Trigger glove from VS has been very good. Look for these Merino wool and Pitard leather gloves soon!

www.velsyst.com

Mechanix Wear Special Project American Sniper

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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For American Sniper, Mechanix Wear recreated four discontinued models of their gloves that were used by US Military personnel during the Iraq war: Core-Four Original, FastFit, M-Pact, and M-Pact 2.

If you’re wondering, Mechanix Wear doesn’t have any plans to bring these gloves back to market. If anything else, it serves as a reminder on how brands have progressed since the start of the war.

mechanix.com/magazine/special-projects-american-sniper

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

PIG Alpha Touch Gloves Now Available In Carbon Grey

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Patrol Incident Gear has announced that their popular Alpha Touch Gloves are now available in Carbon Grey. The Alpha Touch Gloves are currently available at select retailers, including Tactical Distributors, and will soon be available at all PIG dealers. The full release can be read below:

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HOT BACON ALERT!!! The massively popular Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Alpha Touch gloves from Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) are now available in a brand new color, Carbon Grey.

The PIG FDT Alpha Touch gloves were originally developed by a Rogers Shooting School advanced graduate and are currently worn by competition shooters, sport hunters and special forces units around the globe. Two years in the making, the gloves introduced many ground-breaking industry firsts including; a sensitized and isolated trigger finger with the thinnest Clarino material available, knuckle flex joints with ventilation points, a single layer multi-piece palm for added tactile dexterity and touch-screen compatible threading in the thumb and index fingertips.

PIG developed the Carbon Grey color choice specifically for the significant number of customers who require a monotone glove option for urban environments. The tonal shade of Carbon Grey was chosen based on its compatibility with other industry grey color options, like the Arc’teryx Urban Wolf. The PIG FDT Alpha Touch gloves are also available in their original color options; black, coyote and ranger green.

www.patrolincidentgear.com

Splitter Crack Climbing Gloves from Outdoor Research

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Spiltter glove was designed in conjunction with crack climbing legend Hans Florine and tested on Yosemite’s world-famous granite cracks.

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Intended to replace tape, the Splitter is an easy on/off design and made from stretch polyester synthetic suede around the hand, non-slip synthetic leather for extra knuckle protection, and multiple finger loops with a unique wrist attachment. Available in XS, S/M and L/XL in Black.

www.outdoorresearch.com