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Kryptek Offering New Gloves

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Kryptek has updated their line of gloves to include new models in both solid colors and Kryptek’s own camouflage patterns, in materials such as nylon and merino wool. The gloves are form fitting, with ergonomic padding, and some have technical features such as a touchscreen friendly finger tip.

Some examples of the new line include:

Gunslinger Gloves
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www.kryptekstore.com/Gunslinger-Gloves-Solid-Tan-P172

Norlander Merino Gloves
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www.kryptekstore.com/Norlander-Merino-Gloves-Highlander-P177

Aegis Extreme Cold Weather Gloves
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www.kryptekstore.com/Aegis-Extreme-Cold-Weather-Gloves-P174

The new gloves are currently available for purchase on the Kryptek website and will begin shipping on September 10th. Take advantage of free shipping by using coupon code NEWGLOVES at checkout.

www.kryptekstore.com/Gloves-C26

Woodland Mechanix Wear M-Pact 50% Off

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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While supplies last.

www.mechanix.com/m-pact-woodland-camo

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.

Flyby

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Sortie

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Mechanix Wear – MultiCam Gloves Now Available

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Mechanix Wear is now offering MultiCam gloves. Currently, the popular Fastfit, Original, and M-Pact model gloves are available in MultiCam. A friend of ours recently got a hold of the MultiCam Fastfit and Original gloves and sent us photos which can be viewed below.

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The Mechanix Multcam line is currently available online and in stores.

www.mechanix.com/multicam

Mechanix Wear – ‘The Original’ High Dexterity 0.5mm Covert Glove

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

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A short while ago, Mechanix Wear came out with a thinner variant of their ‘The Original’ glove design. ‘The Original’ high dexterity Covert glove features a 0.5mm synthetic leather palm for optimal tactile control. The synthetic leather extends to the form-fitting finger design, which reduces material bunching and improves feel. Breathable TrekDry material form-fits the hand for optimal dexterity. The wrist consists of a Thermal Plastic Rubber closure for a secure fit and nylon cord loop for storage.

My experience with the ‘The Original’ high dexterity covert has been overall positive. It’s a very dexterous and comfortable glove that offers precise control when manipulating a weapon, and it also manages to stay cool.

www.mechanix.com/tactical/the-original-05mm-covert

Outdoor Research Adapts To A Changing Market

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The market for Soldier Systems items is changing rapidly. No one knows this more than Outdoor Research who for many years, has led the development of specialized handwear for military customers. In fact, their association with military customers predates the current conflict and many of the styles that troops wore that first winter in Afghanistan came from their factory in Seattle.

But how this market purchases their clothing and equipment is transforming. The military isn’t consuming products at as rapid a pace as even a year or two ago and the cost of domestic Berry Compliant production is too high for most individual, retail-based purchases or even procurement by law enforcement agencies with tight budgets.

Outdoor Research is adapting to this new reality by introducing three different versions of their highly popular Firemark glove in order to offer different options for different types of customers.

First, they continue to produce a Berry Compliant version of the glove that is manufactured in the US, from materials made here in the US. These are intended for contract purchase by the US Department of Defense.

Second, OR has produced a Trade Agreement Act glove that can be sold via GSA. This model is meant for purchase by Government agencies. TAA Compliance means that a product is manufactured in the US or Designated Countries. These countries are generally those that we have a free trade agreement with, belong to the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement, are considered “least developed” or located in the Caribbean Basin. There are several countries not on this list, particularly North Korea, Cuba and the People’s Republic of China. A full list of Designated Countries is in FAR 25.003.[3].

And last, but not least, there is an overseas production model that will find its way into retail outlets for individual purchase. It’s also a great model for those agencies and departments that do not require Berry Compliance. Regardless of production, all three versions meet OR’s performance specifications.

As you can see below, there are slight differences with each variant and these are based on materials and construction techniques available to each manufacturer but the quality remains the same. I’ve seen samples of all three versions coming out of these factories over the past few months and they’ve really dialed it in. You might not realize it, but in many cases, Berry Compliance limits the types of materials that can be used and how they can be assembled into a finished good.

To see which model is which, in the photo below, click the jump.

Firemark Glove

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SHOT Show – Mechanix Wear Goes MultiCam

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

In addition to a line of new gloves in an approved MultiCam print, Mechanix Wear also had a really cool tactical hoodie (that I happen to be wearing) right now.

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MultiCam FastFit

Lightweight and dexterous, the FastFit provides service members with an unbelievable fit and easy on/off flexibility. The anatomically cut two-piece palm eliminates material bunching for maximum control and improved manual operation. Breathable TrekDry material with MultiCam transitional camouflage form-fits to the hand for a comfortable fit in any environment. A convenient nylon cord loop is positioned beneath the wrist to be secured to the soldier’s personal equipment.

MultiCam Original

The Original glove revolutionized the hand protection industry with its versatile design and has faithfully served its users ever since. Durable synthetic leather extends the life of the glove and breathable TrekDry material with MultiCam transitional camouflage form-fits the top of the hand. The Original® provides unmatched fit, feel and functionality so the operator can focus on what lies down range.

MultiCam M-Pact

The M-Pact® protects service members against common impact and abrasion injuries in the field with flexible Thermal Plastic Rubber on the fingers and knuckles. MultiCam transitional camouflage is incorporated into the knuckle guard for complete back-of-hand disguise. The uniquely designed Impact Guard™ protects the knuckle and frees the index finger for smooth trigger guard entry and mobility. We incorporated high-impact PORON XRD cushioning in the palm for relief when the soldier is fully engaged.

Tactical Hoodie

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Made from a 330gm 80% cotton / 20% polyester fleece, the Tactical Hoodie is a Men’s fitted cut with a MultiCam lined hood and handwarmer patch pockets. It features 4 Velcro backed morale patches including an American flag and 3 different Mechanix Wear logo design patches.

www.mechanix.com

Check Out the PIG Alpha Glove from SKD Tactical at SHOT Show

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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www.SKDtac.com

MultiCam from Mechanix Wear

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Apparently Mechanix Wear unveiled several models in MultiCam at last week’s SEMA of all places.

The Original

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Fast Fit

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MPact

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They are not yet listed online. Available April, 2014.

www.mechanix.com/tactical

Thanks SW!

PIG FDT Alpha Touch Gloves from SKD Tactical

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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I’ve been wearing the Patrol Incident Gear gloves for quite awhile now. I really appreciate the fit and dexterity. About two weeks ago, SKD Tactical contacted me and told me that they had a new variant of the Full Dexterity Tactical coming out that is compatible with touch screens for mobile devices. They sent me a pair and they work as advertised. The PIG gloves were already awesome, now, they are even better.

FEATURES (* indicates industry firsts for a tactical glove):
-*Single Layer Multi-Piece Palm- Designed specifically so that only one layer of material contacts your shooting grip.
-*Sensitized and Isolated Trigger Finger- The thinnest available Clarino™ material available, only on the trigger finger for ultimate sensitivity.
-*Selective Forschette Material- Inside forschettes are ventilated for maximum wicking. Outer forschettes are Clarino for durability.
-*Low Profile Hook Closure- Reduces abrasion on clothing.
-*Flex Joints- Enhanced flexibility and ventilation on each finger.
-*Dual Flex Joint Trigger Finger- Providing maximum flexibility where you need it most.
-*Silver Conductive Thread- Maximum reliability for touch screen use with no loss in tactile dexterity (Alpha TOUCH model ONLY).
-Bar-Tacked Para Cord Pull Loop… YES, NOW BAR-TACKED..
-Short Cuff- Lightweight comfort and convenience.
-Micro Suede Nose Wipe- Fights against cold-weather drip.
-Ventilation holes in Palms and Fingers- Increased wicking.
-Isolated Edge Padding- Protection without compromising the shooting grip.
-Wrap-Over Finger Tips- Provides additional comfort and protection for finger nails.
-Stretch Cordura 1000D Padded Knuckles- Stretch Cordura reduces pressure on the seams, thin padding takes the edge off of impacts.

PIG glove

Available in Black, Coyote or Ranger Green, sizes Small – 2 Xlarge. These are intended to be worn tight. Please note, these are Non-FR.

www.skdtac.com