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Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Glove FR

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Announced during SHOT Show, the new Assault Glove FR follows the new LEAF policy of naming products after what they are intended to be used for. This name is pretty straight forward, letting you know it’s a glove, intended to be used for assaulting aka shooting and other combat related tasks and that it’s Flame Resistant.

  

They are made from TenCate Defender-M 10 oz interlock fabric combined with washable goat leather knuckles and Touch Sensor Tsunami leather on the palms and fingertips. This makes them not only FR but also dompatible with touch sensor screens. Additionally, the gloves incorporate utility loops for stowage and a cut off option for the index finger.

Available in Crocodile, sizes Small – XXLarge. The Assault Glove FR is in stock at many tactical stores. for further information, visit leaf.arcteryx.com

First Tactical Is Live

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Dan Costa’s latest foray into the tactical market, First Tactical, launched right on time over the weekend with three glove styles, including Men’s and Women’s padded duty gloves as well as a hard knuckle glove and a Merino wool sock.

Additional offerings to come include:

Aug 2015 – Joint Protection

Sep 2015 – Pants, Shirts, Bags

Oct 2015 – Outerwear

Dec 2015 – Footwear

Nov 2015 – Belts, Knives

www.firsttactical.com

Patrol Incident Gear Closing Out All PIG FDT Alpha Gloves

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

HOT BACON ALERT!!!!!

  

Patrol Incident Gear and its retail partners are closing out all inventory of PIG FDT Alpha Gloves (non-touch models) at a heavily discounted price. This is the opportunity to get a killer deal on the best gloves available for tactical and competitive shooting situations. On their debut, the PIG FDT Alpha Gloves originally retailed for $36.95 and today (6/25) that price has been discounted to $29.99. Be warned that this is a special closeout price and when this glove model is gone, it’s gone.

www.skdtac.com

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