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SHOT Show 20 – Crye Precision

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Just like every year in the past we begin with Crye Precision. The most new thing in the Booth is G4 Hot Weather clothing.

With an ensemble that consists of Field Shirt and Pants as well as Combat Shirt and Pants, the G4 Hot Weather is made from a combination of Polartec Power Dry mesh jersey with X-static anti-microbial fibers as well as two weights of Apocalypse fabric with the heavier weight for high wear areas on the Field Pant and Apocalypse and VTX Ripstop at high wear areas on the Combat Pant. Additionally, the Field Pant incorporates a gaiter at the bottom hem.

These will be offered in MultiCam and Ranger Green, sizes XS-3X, Short – XLong.

With the Combat Shirt, the design was kept as close to a base layer t-shirt as possible. You’ll definitely note the exposed buttons on pockets rather than the low profile Velcro fasteners. This is because in a jungle environment Velcro just doesn’t work as well due to being constantly wet and picking up errant material.

Next up is G4 Combat and Field apparel in new colors Khaki, Ranger Green and Black. Same new cut and VTX ripstop fabric, just additional colors.

We’ll wrap up with the LRB (Load Rated Belt), LRB Leg Loops and ASR (Adjustable Safety Restraint) Lanyard. These were developed for a USSOCOM requirement.

The LRB is rated to 15kN and offered in sizes S-XL in MultiCam, Coyote, Ranger Green and Black. Combined with the Leg Loops it forms a EN-12277 Compliant Climbing Harness. The ASR Lanyard is rated to 15 kN and adjustable from 18″-30″.

The Leg Loops are offered in SM/MD and L/XL in Coyote and Black and the ASR Lanyard is one-size in Coyote or Black.

FirstSpear Range Day 20 – Vertical Entry Belt and Harness

Monday, January 20th, 2020

FirstSpear has introduced a new VerticalEntry Belt that can be used alone or in conjunction with the Vertical Entry Harness for assault climbing and urban vertical operations. The Belt is a two-piece design with base belt, and 6/12 Modular Overflap which is an I order Assault Sleeve.

Above is the Harness with the padded leg loops stowed and below with them deployed. It also features a reinforced and stiffened tie-in point.

The system was developed specifically to meet USSOCOM’s strenuous Modified NFPA standard 1983-2012 for vertical falls.

Black Diamond – Mission LT Approach Shoe

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Black Diamond Equipment has released a new line of approach shoes. The Mission LT is one of several models unveiled at last year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

It is intended for speed approaches, featuring a sock-like, bootie fit, that’s reinforced with a webbing cinch system. The Mission LT features their signature EnduroKnit, which is a one-piece, ultra-breathable upper for lasting temperature regulation that’s hyper-durable for season after season of abuse. A tuned EVA midsole provides ample stiffness for technical precision, while remaining comfortable and the nylon rock plate provides protection. The Mission LT’s high-performance BlackLabel-Mountain rubber is super sticky, allowing you to grip through technical moves on 5th class terrain with ease, and the rubber toe protection gives the Mission LT added security. Multiple webbing loops give you plenty of tagging and stowing options when the approach ends and the hard climbing begins.


• EnduroKnit is a one piece breathable, durable knit upper
• BlackLabel-Mountain rubber is high performance sticky rubber
• Rubber toe protection
• Sock-like bootie fit
• Nylon rock plate for protection
• Tuned EVA midsole for stiffness and comfort
• Webbing reinforced fit system
• Multiple webbing loops for various tagging options


Helix Combat Multi Harness

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

The HCMH (Helix Combat Multi Harness) is the latest addition to their Tactical Climbing Harness range. Unlike other off the shelf harnesses, the HCMH fully integrates with other ‘on the man’ systems such as life jackets and plate carriers, ensuring greater comfort and safety of the end user. 

It is a fully modular harness system designed specifically for military operational use and has acquired UK helicopter clearances for specialist troop emplaning & deplaning techniques as well as fulfilling high access requirements.

The HCMH is issued as a single unit item complete with log cards. This allows logistics staff to easily administer the equipment.


1 x Riggers Belt – A 45mm wide belt which fits into standard belt loops and can take molle attachments and heavier equipment such as pistol holders. It is fully adjustable and excess material is easily stowed away. The lightweight material has minimal volume to reduce water absorption and drying time. The outside surface of the belt uses fine velcro, allowing battle belts to be positioned on top of the belt and won’t move around. The belt includes a low-profile textile belay loop on the front of the belt which allows the user to connect quickly into an anchor or system using a tested belt.

2 x Gear Loops – These velcro into position onto the harness in the position required by the user. 

1 x Set of Leg Loops – These are very lightweight and compact due to the synthetic mesh which minimises their bulk and moisture retention. Weighing just 260g they can pack down into a pouch which is just 12 x 8cm. They are fully adjustable and use the same corrosion resistant buckles as the belt. They can be added to the sit harness in less than 15 seconds. 

1 x Chest Harness – Can be worn over or underneath plate carriers and is made from mesh fabric which minimises bulk, water absorption and drying time. The integrated attachment point for the chest ascender is compatible with body armour. 

2 x PerfectO Carabiners – This compact oval carabiner connects the chest harness to the sit harness. 

1 x Fifi Hook with retaining grommet and mouth tab – Provides a ladder attachment point to support the load of the operator and is useful for resting or situations where two free hands are required. 

1 x Chest Ascender  

1 x Storage Bag

1 x User Instructions


Sneak Peek – New Gear from Rock Exotica

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Coming in 2020 from Rock Exotica.

Omni-Block 1.1″ with SwivaBiner Top

Enforcer Omni 2.0″

Unicender 2.0

Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions – The Helix Personal Escape System

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The Helix Personal Escape System is a modular, lightweight and low volume micro rope system that gives users the capability to quickly descend or egress from a position. The system can be used for both personal descents, and to lower a single operator or load. This system has been specifically designed for military, law enforcement and emergency personnel to perform an emergency escape across all environments and operational theatres. The system has been designed for fast deployment, intuitive to use and have minimal training burden. The system contains the necessary equipment to do the following:

• Construct anchor points in a wide number of environments using a minimal amount of equipment.

• Protect the rope from damage.

• Descend or lower personnel up to 23m.

• Ascend the rope.

The system is certified to EN 341:2011/2D European standard for descent systems and ANSI Z359.4-2013 American standard for fall protection and fall restraint and has also passed additional, harsher testing that simulated worse case scenarios with heavily laden operators.

Key Features

• System contains a pre-rigged descent/lowering system. This uses 23m of 5.5mm heat resistant aramid rope with a rigging carabiner, a rope protector and an auto-locking load limiting rope controller all attached and ready to deploy.

• Extra rigging equipment included: An ANSI rated rescue hook and aramid sling that increase the options for creating safe anchor points.

• Ascent system: A rope ascender with an integral pulley pre-rigged onto a carabiner and foot loop that together allow the user to ascend the rope. The system supplied allows a fast transition between descent, ascent and back again.

• Storage/carriage: The system is packed in a molle pouch solution that integrates with current issue webbing. The components are supplied vacuum packed inside the pouch system to minimise maintenance and protect the components from the elements prior to initial use.

• Train the Trainer and Train the Operator courses are available to support the product.


• The descent system was tested to assess functionality at 40°C – the system performed as normal and the heat did not affect performance or operation.

• An unsealed descent system was submerged for 2 hours at a depth of 10m and then tested to assess functionality

For more information contact warrior@brigantes.com

For international enquiries: international@brigantes.com

Helix Tactical – Mountain Operations

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Regardless of whether they manufacture it themselves or it’s a product from another company, you can rely on what Helix Tactical has to offer. Everything is dependable equipment for mountain and other vertical operations.

REBS Carbon Multi Ladder

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The REBS Carbon Multi Ladder (CML) is a rigid, modular and multi-functional ladder system with a dual rail design. The system uses modular 90cm sections that can be locked together to create a ladder, stretcher or bridge.

It is manufactured from carbon fibre for a combination of excellent rigidity and a light weight.

Available from helixtactical.com/Products/Ladders/Rigid-Ladders/REBS-Carbon-Multi-Ladder