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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!

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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

Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

How about two times ‘Made in USA’?  This is the Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project, a limited edition collaboration featuring two trail-inspired styles – the Danner Light Pioneer and the New Balance MiUSA 585. 


danner.com/new-balance

Oxcart – V2 Jeans

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

V2, or Version 2 is a low-visibility everyday wearing jean designed for concealment and comfort. The jean was developed based on Oxcart’s 10 year experience working with denim in the apparel industry.

Utilizing a fabric from Cone Denim of North Carolina, they cut and sew right in Los Angeles.

The mag pockets were designed in a way to sit more comfortably on the body while allowing persons to be in a seated position with materials in the pocket. The tactical jeans they had seen on the market utilize access through the back yoke but Oxcart wanted to step away from that as to not risk the sewing integrity on the back yoke or seat area. Their thinking was to allow the pocket it’s own structure for functioning.

The front thigh pockets are a cleaner version of a welt but work in the same manner. The depth will conceal a handgun magazine as well as small flashlights, knives and even Snickers bars.

Where the jean shines is in the stretch, mobility and comfort of the fabric characteristics.

The final process in making the jean is a rinse and enzyme treatment. The same type of process premium denim jean makers use for their high end jeans. The rinse will remove fabric shrinkage to size properly while the enzyme helps soften the fabric from it’s “raw” form. Additionally, the waistband is lined with MultiCam NYCO.


The intention of the jeans is everyday wearing while offering LE / Military / Civilian to utilize it’s features for range or field use.

Features:
– Made from 11 oz Cone Denim
– 9 Pocket Access with 4 of those designed for Low-Vis concealment
– 2 Hip pockets allowing Mag, Phone, Radio access
– 2 Thigh pockets allowing knife, handgun mag, flashlight access
– Standard Front Pockets feature a deeper pocket bag
– Relaxed Straight Fit – leg opening will cover most boots or Salomon shoes
– Pre-Laundered with an enzyme treatment to remove shrinkage and give a softer hand feel
– YKK Zipper / Washer Rivets

MSRP: $140, pre-orders start today with 2-3 week lead times.

Made in the USA!

www.oxcart.us/tactical

National Molding – Ghost Eye Hooks

Friday, August 26th, 2016


Duraflex Ghost Eye Hooks from National Molding are made right here in the USA and available in 3/4″ and 1″.