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Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Hilleberg Allak 3 in Sand

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Simple, remarkably light, and completely free standing, the Allak is an excellent all-rounder.

Since its introduction over 10 years ago, the two-person Allak has been one of Hilleberg’s most popular tents. For 2019, they have introduced a three-person version, the Allak 3, and renaming the original model the Allak 2.

Both remarkably light yet impressively strong Allak models are well-suited for anything from summer paddling to winter ski mountaineering, as the outer tent fabric is Kerlon 1200 and with its 9mm poles, makes for a very lightweight yet supremely stable tent.

Hilleberg’s Allak 3 is light enough for mobile journeys, where you move your camp every day, and its two-entrance construction allows for superb ventilation options in warm weather. At the same time, the Allak’s three-pole dome structure is strong enough for summer or winter base camp use in all but the worst conditions, and the fully freestanding construction make it ideal for tough pitching conditions, such as rocky ground and sand.

In addition, its two integrated vestibules are set parallel to the sleeping area, giving excellent access to gear storage space as well as ease of entry and exit. Mountaineers appreciate both the Allak’s freestanding design, compact footprint, and its roominess, as well as its ability to deal with snow loading. And taller adventurers find its length a welcome comfort.

All these factors make Hilleberg the ideal solution for all military deployments, whether in areas of heat or extreme cold as well as being lightweight, easily portable and available in Sand.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK contact warrior@brigantes.com

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Deuter Guide 45+

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Off the success of the Deuter Guide 35+ in Multicam, Deuter and Brigantes are collaborating again in developing a slim and lightweight 45+ version.

The well-designed alpine backpack guarantees absolute robustness, a snug fit and maximum control on demanding tours. The development pack is the perfect companion for particularly tall mountaineers and it features Deuter’s Alpine System and X frame construction. The systems has two flexible softstripe back pads that are perfectly adaptable to the anatomy and follow the wearer’s movements. In combination with the pack’s sleek shape, this keeps the load always close to the centre of gravity, this guaranteeing full pack control.  

The adjustable lid provides additional space and the bottom compartment includes a removable separator for ideal gear access and load placement. The bag is side opening to provide easy access to items and with a stretch compartment on the inside, allows the stowe of sweaty/wet clothing away from other clothing.

The Deuter Guide 45+ removable padded hip belt with Vari Flex System leaves the generous hip fins fully mobile to ensure they follow even the most complex movements, allowing tricky sections to be negotiated without losing balance, especially important when carrying a hefty load.

Added to these features, the attachment loops for helmet holder, ski fixation attachments, attachment loops for ice axe or poles and sternum straps, make this pack the perfect solution for military mountaineering.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com


Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Norrona Svalbard Lightweight Jacket

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Norrona, is a Norwegian outdoor company that continuously pushes the boundaries of functional product design to offer premium quality gear for any adventure, which makes them an ideal solution for the military.

With the Norrona Svalbard collection, they blend heritage and future to make progressive hiking products. The Svalbard lightweight jacket is a modern organic cotton mix outdoor jacket with all the functions and features to keep you protected from wind and some light/short showers.

Made with Pertex fabric, the jacket uses incredible fine yarns, precisely woven to provide a very lightweight, yet strong and durable fabric. Its softness allows down and synthetic insulation to fully loft and the downproof construction prevents the down from leaking through the face.

The jacket features articulated elbows for greater flexibility of movement and asymmetric cuffs with Velcro adjustment. The double YKK zippers, pockets and cuffs are DWR treated to ensure water repellent properties.

The Svalbard lightweight jacket has a unique centre front ventilation and a back ventilation for greater air circulation to give comfort during warm or high intense activities.

For those looking for a lightweight, durable windproof jacket for use on warmer treks and activities, the Norrona lightweight jacket not only satisfies the needs of the end user, but add greater flexibility, comfort  and ventilation.

For more information contact: international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com


Check Out Petzl’s Latest Gear At SOFIC

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is coming up, 21-23 May at the Tampa Convention Center. There is loads of cool stuff to see you there, but if you are an SSD reader, you need to stop by the Petzl booth and check these out.

TACTIKKA Headlamps

They’ll receive a lumen boost which puts the upper end of the line – TACTIKKA CORE – at 420 lumens on high. 

CORE Battery

The rechargeable CORE Battery integrates seamlessly with Petzl’s TACTIKKA line of headlamps. It recharges through MICRO USB, and replaces 900 AAA batteries. Any 2016 or newer TACTIKKA headlamp can use either the CORE or AAA batteries. 


An adjustable helo restraint lanyard, the HELO ADJUST is a part of an overarching list of individual equipment for SOF, currently out for bid.

Mention Soldier Systems at the Petzl booth to receive a free Sm’D carabiner. How’s that for a deal?

Brigantes Presents – High Angled solutions – Snigel Designs – Beast Pack Board

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The Beast Pack Board solves countless carrying needs ranging from ammunition and weapons through containers and bulky items to oddly shaped burdens not easily fitted into a regular backpack.

Featuring the same proven and sturdy carrying harness as the classic Snigel 90/120 Litre Backpack, the Beast Pack Board will stand up to heavy loads while still being ergonomic, comfortable and fast to handle.

The Pack Board is developed with tactical considerations in mind and is excellent for burdens such as e.g. 84mm munition cases, 60mm and 81mm mortars. There is a dedicated bottom hole for wider barrel ends securing the burden centered and close to the carrier. The inside of the pack board flap is protected by Hypalon™ CSM, rendering a tough lining also resistant to chemicals, temperature extremes, and ultraviolet light.

Each Pack Board is delivered with a set of long, sturdy straps to cover almost any need conceivable. In addition there are PALS/MOLLE webbings all over the Pack Board and the belt, where straps, pouches and packs will further extend the versatility of this excellent carrier.

For sales contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com



Petzl Tactical Helmets

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Petzl’s Vertex line of climbing helmets is available in Grey and Black. The Vertex Best has no venting, while the Vertex Vent, like its name, has vents. Both features a six-point textile suspension and CenterFit adjustment system to keep the helmet centered on the head. Additionally, the Vertex helmets will accept the Petzl ULTRA VARIO headlamp in front and back slots.

The Vertex Best is certified CE*, ANSI Z89.1-2009 type I classe E, while the Vertex Vent is certified CE EN 12492 *, ANSI Z89.1-2009 type I classe C, EAC.


Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – The Nordic Pocket Saw

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

An active outdoor lifestyle and enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer, requires products developed for harsh conditions.


New for 2019, The Nordic Pocket Saw has added the premium Edition to its saw repertoire, where its handles and case are hand made in Sweden and the leather is 100% Swedish and Organic.

It is low weight, high packability and raw power. That is what signifies Nordic Pocket Saw and makes it an essential companion for your outdoor adventures. It can be held in your fist and weighs in at just 132g. The chain is made from heat treated high carbon steel which is ideal for blades and specially developed for resilience under harsh conditions. This saw chain isn’t like a normal powered chainsaw chain, with all the teeth pointing in the same direction, this has teeth pointing both ways so that you cut in both directions, making this a tool that cuts and clears the material at the same time so the cut and saw stays clean.

If you are looking for a tool to stand the test of the rugged Nordic outdoors, the Nordic Pocket Saw is compact, lightweight, solidly made wood cutting tool, with straight forward design and function which makes it an ideal choice for military and woodsmen alike.

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – Helix Tactical Training

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Helix understand that first class equipment is only one part of the equation and that without a trained operator or user it is unlikely to be utilised to its full potential.  

This year, Helix Training are delivering a number of RoSPA approved, open three-day PPE courses. These courses are designed to qualify an individual as a PPE inspector with an understanding of the following:

• Health and safety regulations related to the choice, purchase and use of PPE and work equipment.

• Responsibilities for the inspection of PPE prior to, during and after use including management systems.

• Practical skills providing the user with the ability to identify damage and defects, and the procedures to retire damaged or obsolete items.

• How the above relate to government and military organisations and activities both within the UK and overseas whether conducting training, operations or adventure training.

The course is assessed with both a written and practical exam on the final day. On successful completion of the course, the qualification is valid for three years.

They have scheduled a number of non-residential open courses for 2019, which are delivered from our office in Llanberis. Helix are able to deliver closed courses internationally.

For more information contact international@brigantes.com

For UK customers: warrior@brigantes.com