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Agilite Battle Element Soft Shell Now Available Wolf Grey

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Agilite Battle Element Soft Shell is now available in Wolf Grey.

It features an under-collar rain hood, underarm zipper vents and Thumb loops.

SSD Readers get an extra 10% off it this weekend through Monday at www.agilitegear.com with the following code: SSDWOLF10.

Rampart Range Day 2016

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Each year during CANSEC, Rampart hosts a range day with their vendors. The turnout is always very good. Unfortunately, this year I couldn’t attend but this video gives you a short overview of the event.


SOTECH Tactical Carriage Gear Lands in Berlin – TACWRK of Germany

Friday, October 14th, 2016

SOTECH is proud to announce the landing of SOTECH tactical gear with our new stocking dealer, TACWRK of Germany. Their showroom and warehouse are located in Schöneweide, Berlin. We are very selective about our stocking dealers, particularly because of our long relationship with German Special Operations. Our Go Bags became a staple in Europe because of their early selection by German SOF, as did our medical systems. We wanted a representative who is reputable, reliable and knowledgeable. TACWRK’s team in Berlin consists of former soldiers with experience from Afghanistan – providing background-knowledge to master inquiries, but also showing a commitment to employ veterans – a subject dear to SOTECH’s principals. We were also impressed with TACWRK’s commitment to German military and police associations with donations and charity-sales.

TACWRK, established in 2011, strives to provide technologically high-end and advanced gear for professionals and gear aficionados. They support military, law enforcement, security agencies, and fire departments, in the GSA-countries: Germany, Switzerland Austria, and throughout Europe.
When ask “Why did you choose to carry SOTech?” they replied “S.O. Tech has introduced gear which quickly turned into milestones and industry standard. This is exactly the kind of innovation TACWRK wants to push and present to those whose work depends on it.”

TACWRK now carries the Go Bag, SERE Pack, 3-Day-Assault Pack, Viper Flat IFAK and of course the Battle Bear! Contact TACWRK for special orders of other SOTECH products and custom designs.

Be on the lookout for “the Black Sunday” the first tactical sales event of it’s kind, at least in Europe – the BlackSunday: www.facebook.com/160919563963583/photos

Check out SOTECH at TACWRK at: www.tacwrk.com/en/company/showroom

This Is Too Cool To Not Share

Friday, October 7th, 2016

South African Motorcycle Club

UF PRO – Delta Eagle Jacket

Thursday, October 6th, 2016



As the weather turns colder and wetter you really do need to get the very best performance from your clothing system, and the UF PRO® Delta Eagle Jacket is a bomber-tough, all – purpose soft shell jacket for almost all weather conditions and low temperatures.


The UF PRO® team have revisited their original Delta Eagle and brought things fully up to date using the most advanced fabrics, material and technology currently available.

The latest iteration of the Delta Eagle jacket is the perfect choice for cooler and damp environments due to its special material construction. The jacket is made out of a high quality breathable ePTFE based softshell material, which is lined on the inside with an insulating microfleece.

The face fabric of the jacket is highly windproof and water-repellent, which means it will protect you against wind-chill and even light drizzle; in truly horrendous wet weather conditions it can even be worn as an insulator under one of their Monsoon waterproof rain jackets.


The Delta Eagle jacket is equipped with a new generation of the UF PRO® Hood/Harness® system. The system comfortably connects your head with the hood without bringing it directly in contact with the laminate.

This also means the hood follows all your neck movements and your vision is never compromised, and since the laminate isn’t directly in contact with your head, the air flow and your ability to hear aren’t limited.

The hood is made out of a very light weight, waterproof 3 layer micro-grid laminate which makes it a perfect emergency hood when caught outdoors in rainy weather. And when you don’t need it, the hood can easily be stowed away into the collar.


The jacket offers 8 pockets in total so it is easy to store most of your “everyday carry” gear in it. All pockets are highly functional and easy accessible; the big chest pockets can be accessed from two sides. So if for instance you only have your right hand free, you can still easily access the left chest pocket.

The 4 arm pockets are perfect for stowing away your smaller stuff, which you may need to access quickly. They are also mesh lined, so in case it gets too hot you can open them and use them for additional mechanical venting, and the larger two inner pockets can be used to store your valuable stuff like your wallet, or bulkier gear, like gloves.


Finally, for better wear comfort while carrying a backpack and in order to avoid so called “thermal bridges“ between your skin and the outside material, the Delta Eagle has integrated air/pac® inserts in the shoulder area.

If you’re updating your clothing system this year then the Delta Eagle Gen.2 softshell jacket should be high on the list of your priorities.

Find out more: ufpro.si/uf_pro_products/jackets/91/uf_pro_delta_eagle_gen_2_jacket

British based D3O expands US footprint with Berry compliant manufacturing capabilities

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
  • UK based impact protection company enters into long-term strategic partnerships with Vibram, Schutt Sports to produce helmet pads for US warfighters
  • UK company establishes US legal entity D3O LLC headquarters in Detroit
  • Monday 3rd October 2016: Detroit, USA:

    D3O, the UK-based impact protection company, enters into long-term strategic partnerships with Schutt Sports, a leader in the sports helmet and protective accessories market, and Vibram USA, a well-established supplier of boot outsoles and midsoles for the US Department of Defense, to provide Berry-compliant production of the D3O® TRUST helmet pads for combat helmets as the company expands its capabilities and distribution in North America.

    D3O uses unique patented and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible and distinctive orange-colored materials with high shock absorbing properties that are used in a wide range of impact protection products. The technology addresses a range of markets including electronics, sports, industrial workwear, motorcycle and military protection. In its raw form, the technology is soft when handled slowly but stiffens immediately when hit, making it an ideal component in high impact applications like protective base layers in football, baseball and skiing and strengthening athletic gear like tennis rackets and soccer balls. The patented technology is already used by customers including sports brands Schutt Sports and Under Armour, and in non-sports applications like industrial workwear and defense.

    The new Berry manufacturing agreement with Schutt and Vibram, each bringing expertise in the integration of impact protection technology into hard goods like helmet and individual accessories, will further enhance the company’s capabilities to deliver high performance impact protection and shock absorbing solutions to both US warfighters and our US partners alike.

    Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment worldwide and a long-standing D3O partner with an innovative range of helmets for Baseball, Football and Lacrosse featuring D3O® technology. This further collaboration to develop Berry compliant helmet liners for soldiers strengthens both companies’ position to deliver unmatched innovation and reduce the risk of impact-related injuries for athletes and soldiers alike. Schutt Sports, based in Illinois, has three manufacturing facilities including Salem, Litchfield and Easton, Pennsylvania, providing jobs for a total of 600 employees.

    Vibram USA, located in North Brookfield MA with 325 employees is the long-trusted innovator and supplier of outsoles and midsoles for a wide variety of boot and shoe applications across the military and commercial sectors.

    The three companies will work together to manufacture the D3O® TRUST helmet pads. The liner system has been shown to provide a combination of industry-leading impact deceleration, a key factor in reducing exposure to traumatic brain injuries, combined with enhanced comfort. The D3O® TRUST seven-pad system has been adopted by leading helmet manufacturers 3M Ceradyne and Morgan, as well as several other specialty suppliers to the Law Enforcement / Tactical market in both the US and Europe.

    Robert Erb, CEO Schutt Sports comments;
    “We’re one of the world’s leading manufacturers of protective sports equipment and there’s a reason we use D3O in many of our products: their materials and technology are world class. We’re excited about helping them bring that technology and protection to one of our country’s most important groups of people – the men and women who serve in the military and place their lives on the line every day.”

    Mike Gionfriddo, CEO Vibram USA comments;
    “Developing the D3O relationship has allowed Vibram to increase new opportunities with performance products utilizing D3O’s advanced shock absorbing materials.  After celebrating 100 years of operations, Vibram continues to focus on innovation and product development as the foundation for future growth.”

    Bill VanMullekom, SVP D3O LLC says;
    “The collaboration with notable industry experts, Schutt Sports and Vibram, further strengthens D3O’s product offering and manufacturing capabilities and marks our ongoing commitment to providing the most advanced impact protection solutions to the US defense market.”

    D3O is a portfolio company of the U.S. growth capital firm Beringea. Over 90% of the company’s revenues are export, with 60% of sales in the US, for which the company received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2014. The establishment of a US Legal Entity, D3O LLC, which is headquartered in Detroit, underscores its continued growth in the US, a long-term commitment to servicing the US DoD space and providing world-beating protection to warfighters.

    The company has expanded its portfolio of materials from one formulation in 2010 to over 25 materials today. Most recently, D3O® technology has been used to develop a range of performance sports insoles with partner brand ENERTOR, worn and endorsed by Usain Bolt, offering 44% shock absorption to reduce injury when running.

    D3O also announced a long-term strategic partnership with DuPont to co-develop a new material which will target the industrial, workwear and electronics’ markets. The material, D3O® powered by DuPontTM Hytrel®, incorporates both smart and durable material properties and further expands D3O® thermoplastics capabilities.


    INVISIO receives follow-up order from existing army customer within NATO

    Monday, October 3rd, 2016

    Stockholm, September 30, 2016

    INVISIO (IVSO) has received an order worth approximately SEK 7.0 million from one of the company’s existing army customers within NATO. The order is a follow-up order and includes the INVISIO V60 communication and hearing protection system. Delivery is planned to take place in 2016.

    The customer has been using INVISIO’s equipment since 2012 and earlier this year ordered products valued approximately 6.5 million.

    INVISIO’s advanced communication systems with hearing protection enable professionals working in noisy and mission-critical environments to communicate and collaborate effectively. The systems consist of headsets and control units connected to an external team radio or a vehicle’s intercom system, for example.


    High Range Outdoors – Bolt 12 Pack

    Saturday, October 1st, 2016


    Australian gear company High Range Outdoors has released a new pack, the Bolt 12. Designed principally as a bug out bag, or to “do the bolt”, the Bolt 12 is made of 500D Cordura nylon, features a 12L capacity, and can attach to PALS webbing and other compatible systems using quick clips. The Bolt 12 comes with PALS webbing along the lower half of the pack to accommodate common-use pouches such as canteen and admin pouches without causing any ‘overstacking’ on the exterior of the pack.


    – approx 400mm x 240mm x 120mm

    – double layer base

    – 3×3 PALS webbing on sides with sleeve pockets behind

    – 6×4 PALS webbing on front with zip pocket behind

    – Removable/relocatable compression strap and additional strap for ‘bolt on’ mode

    – Internal zip pocket

    – Internal hang loops

    – Removable frame sheet

    – Internal hydration sleeve & hose/comms port

    – Adjustable shoulder straps

    – Buckles included for your choice standard shoulder strap tensioning or quick release buckles

    – Strap wraps