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Kitanica – Magnetized Lightweight Vented Shirts

Friday, September 8th, 2017

From the Kitanica testing laboratory comes a Kitanica special magnetic closing shirt. No more buttons to fumble with and great for CCW. Kitanica’s magnetized lightweight vented shirt is available only in long sleeve. Constructed of a combination of light but durable 4.5 oz. polycotton ripstop and antimicrobial moisture managing A.M.Y®/Sorbtek® Mesh, it offers incredible breathability. With a mesh vent behind the arm and gussetted back, this shirt has been designed for great airflow.

It is equipped with left and right angled and pleated front chest pockets with pen tubes on the left pocket. The design of Kitanica’s shirt includes a banded collar as well as the ability to wear it tucked or untucked. The shirt closes with special magnets seated in the placket. The shirts are made in the USA.

Features:
Lightweight 4.5 oz Poly/Cotton Ripstop
Antimicrobial moisture managing A.M.Y®/Sorbtek® Mesh
Mesh vent behind the arm and gussetted back
Left and right angled and pleated front chest pockets
Pen tubes on the left pocket
Double layer reinforced in elbows
Gussetted back for full range mortion
Bar-tacked at the stress points and has double needle top-stiching Magnetic closing placket

Available in any color, as long as it’s Black.

www.kitanica.net/LWV-LONG-SLEEVE-SHIRT-MAGNETIZED

Kitanica – Cargoid Shorts

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Features:
-65/35 poly/cotton Ripstop
-7 Belt loops
-Dual waist cinches for fit adjustment
-Double layer reinforced seat
-Reinforced hip pocket corners to prevent knife clip wear
-26 Bar-tacked stress points
-2 large rear pockets with VELCRO® closure
-Metal button with 2 prong fastener and YKK® metal zipper
-100% American Made

Offered in Charcoal Grey, Khaki and Ranger Green, sizes 30-42.

www.kitanica.net/cargoid-shorts

Arc’teryx LEAF – Berry Compliant Clothing New Available For Order

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

IMG_2536Arc’teryx LEAF has committed to manufacturing in the United States in accordance with the Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) in order to better support US military units who want to outfit themselves with LEAF garments. These US made garments are the same quality you expect from Arc’teryx. Naturally, these are going to be a bit more expensive than their other offerings. However, if you’re a commercial customer, you can still purchase Arc’teryx LEAF clothing made in foreign factories.  

Berry Compliant uniform products include the Assault Shirt AR and Assault Pant AR both now available for order through LEAF dealers. Dealers interested in carrying Berry compliant LEAF products, contact Hugh Rickenbacker.

Sneak Peek – Highland Shirt from Triple Aught Design

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

This Friday, Triple Aught Design is releasing the Highland Shirt.  This wool shirt features slotted buttons and is Made in USA!

Sign up for their newsletter to receive an announcement when it is released.

tripleaughtdesign.com/newsletter

Arc’teryx LEAF Announces Berry Compliant Manufacturing

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

This is huge news from Arc’teryx as clothing and equipment from their LEAF program continues to increase in popularity with US military customers. Even though you get what you pay for, cost can be an issue for some, but the biggest hurdle is the Berry Amendment which requires that textiles originate and are assembled here in the US.

They are kicking off with production of the Assault Shirt AR and Assault Pant AR which have already been selected for clothing programs within elements of the Air Force. Hopefully, this will soon be followed with the Recce Shirt AR, Atom LT and Alpha Jacket and Pant.

Read their release below.

Vancouver BC (Jan 2 2017) – ARC’TERYX LEAF, the technical leader in performance apparel and equipment, is proud to announce that it has committed to manufacturing in the United States in 2017 and in accordance with The Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a).

Berry compliant products will allow Arc’teryx to establish its position as a provider of best in class uniform solutions to the US military.

The aim is to create approved, stock issued items, that are inventoried by our dealer network. Arc’teryx is approaching this capability in a scaled and opportunity driven manner. Phase 1 BERRY manufactured uniform products will include the Assault Shirt AR and Assault Pant AR.

“Currently we have not been able to satisfy large volume technical apparel requests by US Military units. Becoming Berry compliant allows us to become a true uniform supplier”. – James Harding, Director of LEAF Commercial.

leaf.arcteryx.com

Mountainsmith – USA Tyrol Backpack

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Mountainsmith is manufacturing a limited run of their Tyrol Backpack design in Colorado using upcycled, or unused/surplus fabric.

Features:
-Top opening zippered main compartment
-Zippered accessories pocket on interior top lid
-Interior hanging zippered stash pocket
-Side compression straps w/ D-Ring attachment points
-Adjustable sternum strap
-Zippered front panel accessories pocket
-Front panel bungee attachment
-Dual bottom panel tool loops
-Double paneled bottom for extra durability
-EVA framesheet with airmesh backpanel
-Removable 1.5” waistbelt
-Internal hydration sleeve with hose port

Made from a combination of 1000D and 500D Cordura along with 210D nylon lining, the USA Tyrol Backpack is available in Pinon Green or Heritage Red. Additionally, each pack is numbered and marked with the initials of the person who built it.

mountainsmith.com/products/all-backpacks/mountainsmith-tyrol-backpack-usa

Wolverine Worldwide Applauds Passage Of Defense Bill Directing Armed Services To Procure US Made Athletic Footwear

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Yesterday marked final passage by the Senate of the 2017 NDAA which includes the language that will have military issue athletic footwear made in the United States. This is a HUGE win for the Berry Amendment, the warfighter, and the domestic industrial base. My congratulations to everyone who made this happen.

Saucony Now Producing Footwear in Michigan
Defense Department to Provide American-made Athletic Footwear to Troops

Rockford, Michigan, December 8, 2016 — Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today hailed the passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the defense bill that sets the policy and spending levels for the fiscal year. Included in the final version of the NDAA is language directing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps to comply with the Berry Amendment and provide 100% American-made athletic footwear to recruits upon their initial entry to basic training. The Department of Defense has been providing a cash allowance to new service members for foreign-made athletic footwear. U.S. Marine recruits have been required to spend their own funds on these items.

Wolverine Worldwide is the parent company of Saucony, a manufacturer of high performance running shoes as well as of Bates footwear, the largest and most capable provider of combat boots, dress uniform and other footwear to the military. This legislation will positively impact footwear manufacturing in Michigan as well as the industrial base throughout the United States.

Members of the Michigan, Massachusetts, South Dakota and New Hampshire Congressional delegations, notably Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator John Thune (R-SD), Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI), Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD), Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) and Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) have strongly supported this provision. Their hard work and leadership during NDAA consideration has ensured that recruits will have access to high-quality, American-made athletic footwear for military training and will help expand manufacturing for footwear and related components throughout the United States.

“I thank those members of Congress who have worked to sustain domestic manufacturing and ensure our warfighters train in American-made footwear,” said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Congressional support for American-made products for the Department of Defense clearly demonstrates an understanding of the importance of maintaining a critical industrial capability within our country and ensures that soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will be provided with a choice of technically advanced, durable, American-made athletic shoes for use in basic training.”

Since 1941, the Berry Amendment has required the Department of Defense to purchase American-made and sourced clothing, textiles, foods, and other essential military items for our men and women in uniform. The purpose of the Berry Amendment is to ensure that the United States is able to maintain viable domestic industries to support the needs of the Armed Services.

Wolverine Worldwide recently expanded its manufacturing plant located in Big Rapids, Michigan and employs more than 600 people who proudly build a broad spectrum of footwear for the Department of Defense. Products manufactured in Big Rapids include combat boots for the service branches, mountain combat boots for Special Operations Forces, and military dress shoes. Wolverine is adding an advanced manufacturing line for Berry-compliant Saucony running shoes in preparation for the pursuit of government awards. The company is looking forward to expanding upon this American-made athletic footwear capability to serve the Department of Defense as well as commercial markets.

Saucony is a leading global performance running brand founded in Pennsylvania in 1898. The brand is known for its best-in-class design, innovation and performance technology. Saucony has recently expanded its technical research laboratory in Waltham, Massachusetts where the company performs material testing as well as biomechanical, physiological, and sensory analysis of runners.

For additional information, please visit, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

Sneak Peek – XGO Introduces MultiCam Print

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Coming SHOT Show 2017, these are the MultiCam Hoodie and ¼ Zip from XGO.

Both are made from XGO’s Phase 4 fabric (90% Polyester / 10% Lycra) with Acclimate Dry amd AG47 (Both are proprietary XGO treatments for moisture management and antimicrobial).

www.proxgo.com