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Crib Gogh – Malaysian Jungle Combat Shirt

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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This combat shirt was developed for the Malaysian military as a jungle uniform by UK specialist manufacturer Crib Gogh. It incorporates a padded shawl-style collar and take up tabs through ought the design. In fact, you may notice padding in several sections of the shirt. This is D3O. Additionally, the back of the shirt features a mesh strip to mitigate overheating while wearing a pack.

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Sneak Peek – Velocity Systems BOSS Rugby In MultiCam

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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My favorite range shirt is coming very soon in MultiCam. I’m told these will be limited supply.

UPDATED – SOMA – CTOMS – Temba Pack

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Temba Pack from CTOMS was designed for military assault climbers but is quite adaptable to a wide range of applications including use as a medical kit container. As you can see, the top loading basic pack has very clean lines with no snag hazards. A year in the making, Chris K has gone through seven iterations of the Temba to get here.

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Constructed from a combination of MultiCam LiteLok with 4-way stretch Softshell side panels. The rear of the pack worn against the back is Drilux for comfort.

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The top flap features a simple envelope style pocket with a removable daisy chain which can be accessed even with the zipper closed.

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The top has a helmet retention fly feature, made from 4-way stretch.

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The hooks for the removable helmet fly are inset on the lid in small garages.

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It’s the little features that count. For instance, rather than using grommets, they’re using small burn holes for drainage.

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The pack comes with three removable compression straps that can be used to really crank the load down within the pack.

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The side pocket panel loading zippers along both sides incorporate backup split at SR Buckles. These side pockets also have hydration bladder hangers as well as a port hose.

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The Temba pack gains its internal structure from strategically placed sheets of HDPE and foam along each side, at the rear and along the bottom. The foam panels in the side pockets can be used as a moldable splint. Additionally, if you pull the foam panels from the pack, they can be inserted into a sleeve that can be used as a rudimentary casualty insulator, or a sleeping pad. Since this sleeve is also a pocket, you can stuff leaves or pinestraw into it for additional insulation.

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There are handles on all four edges of the back of the pack which also features the suspension. The pads are removable and can be replaced with a developmental pad sets that better accommodates the wearing of rear armor plates. There are also cable routing ports.

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The bottom of the pack has a flat pocket that fits a new Sil Tarp for shelter building or other expedient uses.

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One thing I love about the Temba is that you can remove the waist belt. It is padded and clips on, attaching at three separate points and can be released from any one of those points if you find yourself fouled in some way and need to jettison the pack. Additionally, the pack is configured to allow you to use a trouser or warbelt for the pack when used with Surface Mounted SR Buckles.

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The shoulder straps, while simple to use, incorporate a lot of thought. To begin with, the removable sternum strap has a small, removable admin pouch with Velcro front.

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The shoulder straps can be worn alone and are also compatible with CTOMS’ Pack to Armor Rapid Integration System which allows you to connect this pack directly to your armor carrier with quick donning and doffing capability. This really frees up the motion in your shoulders.

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The entire inside of the Temba is Velcro compatible and will accept the pockets from CTOMS line of second line packs. Items such as the TRaCE kit will mount for easy access right to the top row of PALs webbing.

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The Temba opens completely for full access to the contents. It opens so much that you can place a casualty into the bag and use it as a littler to extract a casualty by using the handles found inside both side pockets.

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There are currently three piggyback panels available. The first is the Alpine panel which accepts a shovel, probe, crampons and two ice axes.

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Next, is a PALS panel.

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Finally, there’s an accessory pocket piggyback panel.

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There’s also a pack cover in MultiCam Alpine pattern coming.

Update: here’s the cover.

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Although CTOMS is a Canadian company, the Temba is Made in USA.

Learn more at www.ctoms.ca.

I’ll Tell You Who’s Down With OCP

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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Tactical Distributors, that’s who. Check out their MultiCam category.

www.tacticaldistributors.com/multicam

Just Another Day At The Office

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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Reaper Outdoors “Survive the Hunt” is in the office today sporting Beyond Clothing. Shooting for the Sportsman Channel and Wild TV. 20ft off the ground, ready to ambush a big whitetail buck, undisclosed location in Pa. Airs 30 December 2014 to July 2015.

MultiCam Sneaks from Adidas Sighted at Footlocker

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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Thanks for the tip Mike K

Black Palm Syndicate Introduces Range Day Hats In New Colors

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Black Palm Syndicate has introduced their Range Day Hats in MultiCam Arid, Black and Tropic. The hat incorporate Spacermesh for airflow with the Black Palm Syndicate Logo embroidered on the Right Side. Naturally, there’s no rivet on the crown but there is a Die Cut 3″ x 2″ Velcro patch on the Front for ID or moral patches. Made in the USA!

www.blackpalm.net

MultiCam Pattern Expands Distribution Through 1947 LLC

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

If you’re an international MultiCam customer, you’ve probably already run across a new company named 1947, LLC when they became the exclusive international distributor of MultiCam fabrics earlier this year. Founded in May, 2014 by two textile industry veterans, 1947 LLC develops and sources woven and knit fabrics globally. In fact, while they are a US company, they also maintain a Shanghai office that ensures their customers will receive the same quality and service they experience in the US.

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No matter where you are, if you’ve been using MultiCam for any amount of time, the names at 1947, LLC won’t come as a surprise; Founders Ben Galpen and Ed Ricci as well as Vice President of Sales Bryan Boulis are well known. Not only is this team the international distributor for MultiCam, they are also responsible for new fabric development here in the US.

The firm has partnered with well known brand Texcel Industries to be their exclusive international and new business development partner. They also work with an ever growing list of new licensees to offer MultiCam fabrics.

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What this means for the Multicam brand is expanded commercial fabric offering through additional licensed printers. This results in more inventory and options for consumers and fabric development opportunities for manufacturers. Not only that, you’re going to see new nontextile Multicam solutions coming very soon out of this arrangement.

www.1947llc.com

Firebird Evo Container in MultiCam Black

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Firebird’s Evo container is currently available for order in MultiCam Black with Arid and Tropic in production.

www.flyfirebird.com

Polish MultiCam “Inspired” Variants

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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According to an industry source, for the past few years Polish Special Forces have been utilizing a MultiCam knockoff pattern called “Suez”. “Suez” is very similar to MultiCam, and is missing only one color when compared to the original pattern. It consists of dark brown, olive green, light olive, beige, and tan on a sandy background. It is printed by the Polish fabric printing company Andropol, and has since also been introduced to other services such as the BOR – Polish Secret Service. Recently, at the MSPO trade show, Andropol introduced a green coloration as a proposal of a new pattern for the Polish Border Guard.

In the image above, you can see “Suez” on the left, printed on 50/50 PolyCotton fabric, with MultiCam on the right printed on 50/50 NyCo. The below image shows a swath of “Suez” printed on 50/50 PolyCotton.

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As you can see, “Suez” is very similar to commercial MultiCam in composition.