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Sneak Peek – DEFCON x Vans MultiCam Black Notchback Pro

Monday, November 5th, 2018

DEFCON is proud to announce the long awaited follow up to last years Vans® trio with an expanded capsule built around the new version SK8-HI™ NOTCHBACK PRO in MULTICAM® BLACK.

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Features:
• Premium Fire-Proof Warrior Suede®
• Water proof treatment on upper
• MULTICAM® CORDURA NYLON textiles
• DRi-LEX lining throughout
• Gusseted tongue
• Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
• Custom Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
• Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
• Durable reverse lug outsole and Knurled texture foxing tape

The Footwear is complimented by a range of apparel and accessories available exclusively at DEFCONGROUP.COM webstore which opens 0600 PST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018.

Pincroft Named Official European Printer for MultiCam

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Pincroft, the dyeing and printing arm of Carrington Textiles, has been chosen as the official European printer of MultiCam camouflage fabrics by 1947 LLP. Carrington will showcase MultiCam camouflage fabrics for the first time at the Future Forces show, which takes place from 17-19 October in Prague, Czech Republic.

Described as an “uncompromising concealment option for those who demand the best,” the MultiCam pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a wide range of physical environments and seasons.

Licensed through textile solution provider 1947 LLP, the MultiCam family of products includes MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Tropic, MultiCam Alpine and MultiCam Black. “Together, the teams at 1947 and Pincroft provide the professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to detail that are guaranteed to meet and exceed all expectations in our international markets,” commented Ernesto Rodriguez, MultiCam Brand Manager.

Neil Davey, Sales Director at Carrington, said: ‘‘We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s largest workwear suppliers, delivering high-quality, multinorm fabrics to suit workers’ needs in a whole host of challenging environments – whether that’s providing protective qualities or creating lightweight fabrics that deliver added comfort. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1947 and are extremely proud to play a role in taking MultiCam into the European market.’’

One of Europe’s largest workwear suppliers, Carrington supports many of the world’s largest employers – spanning sectors from heavy industry to health. Formed in Lancashire, UK, in 1891, the company continues to lead the industry in personal protective fabric. Carrington’s current product range meets demand across four main areas: general workwear, flame retardant, waterproof and defence.

Carrington operates in more than 80 countries worldwide, supplying key customers including: McDonalds, UPS, BUPA, TATA Steel, Shell, Coca Cola, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BP, and Arcelor Mittal.

www.carrington.co.uk

Is MultiCam The Future Of USSOCOM?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

In the past, there’s always been something interesting in the Marine Special Operations Command Booth and this year is no different. This manikin depicts a MARSOC Critical Skills Operator equipped with the latest and greatest gear.

Currently, the United States Special Operations Command purchases specialized clothing and individual equipment for its personnel in multiple colorways. These include MultiCam, AOR 1 & 2, various shades of Green, Coyote, and M81 Woodland, to support the various missions of its different components.

US Army Special Operations Command and Air Force Special Operations Command have been using MultiCam for over a decade, while Naval Special Warfare Command has used the AOR 1 and 2 camouflage patterns for Desert and Jungle environments, respectively. MARSOC, the newest SOF component, has relied primarily on Coyote PPE and M81 Woodland uniforms due to years of working as advisors to the Afghanistan National Army. Otherwise, the CSOs have worn Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms and 782 Gear in MARPAT Woodland or Desert.

For some time now, SOCOM has considered whether to transition all four components to a common camouflage pattern in order to streamline acquisition. For a short period, this looked to be the case, but a fiscal reality may have thrown a glitch into the plan.

For years, NSW has relied on the AOR patterns which are costly to field due to the Command’s small number of personnel and supply chain fabric minimum orders. For example, even if a glove order only requires 2,000 printed yards of a specialized fabric, the printer may require a minimum of 5,000 or even 10,000 printed yards in order to make it worth their while. Fabric that isn’t used still has to be purchased, even if it won’t be used for some time. At one point the process was tying up so much of industry’s working capital that the government took on inventorying the fabric and doling it out for each contract. Considering the number of different, technical fabrics worn by special operators, and doubling the numbers to accommodate two different prints, this can get very expensive.

The idea was raised to transition NSW to MultiCam. Already, individual units within the Command were purchasing MultiCam items for deployments. On the surface, it made sense. But reportedly, when the numbers were crunched, it turns out that replacing WARCOM’s current complement of equipment with brand new MultiCam gear, is more expensive than continuing to pay more for gear printed in AOR. It’s understandable; they can’t have SEALs wearing AOR blouses and MultiCam pants, or carrying packs in one pattern with armor in another. There’s just so much already invested in AOR.

It will be interesting to see at what point the math begins to make sense. Until then? NSW will remain a hybrid, fielding AOR at the program level and purchasing MultiCam at the small unit level.

On the other hand, MARSOC’s wear of M81 Woodland was tied to a specific mission which has all but gone away. The time of the old Woodland pattern is once again over. Aside from that, there has never been a large purchase of SOF-unique clothing for MARSOC. Consequently, procuring clothing and PPE in MultiCam from here on out isn’t as daunting a task. In fact, it’s a smart use of limited resources.

So, is MultiCam the future of USSOCOM? Eventually.

Helikon-Tex to Adopt MultiCam Pattern on a Larger Scale

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Following up on our news from IWA Outdoor Classics 2018, Helikon-Tex® rolls out one of their key product – Urban Tactical Pants® in MultiCam® pattern, thereat introducing 50/50 NYCO fabric to their offer. Urban Tactical Pants® FLEX, the new version of UTP® pants, features: NYCO fabric construction, VersaStretch® gussets in neck and crotch areas, all combined with the well known and appreciated pockets pattern.

There will be more clothing in MultiCam® coming to Helikon-Tex® within this and next year in a various fabrics, including 50/50 NYCO, 2 & 4-Way Stretch Nylon.

For more information click here.

MultiCam Shoe Laces? Sure, Why Not!

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

MMI Textiles prints webbing and dummied up these laces to showcase what they can do.

Interested? Visit www.mmitextiles.com and let them know.

UF Pro Introduces Limited Edition Striker BDU in MultiCam Black

Monday, August 20th, 2018

UF Pro has introduced a limited run of their Striker BDU in MultiCam Black.

Striker XT Gen.2 Combat Shirt

-Extra-long front zipper
-Ventilation zippers on the upper sleeve area
-UF PRO® air/pac® inserts in the shoulder area
-Ergonomic sleeves, easy to roll up
-Abrasion-resistant and fast drying knit in the torso area
-Anti-odour Merino/polyester fabric in the armpit area, reinforced with a breathable nylon mesh
-Pocket configuration:
–2X large upper arm pockets with Velcro and an additional strap for easy opening
–2X lower arm pockets with elastic straps inside the pocket and MOLLE on top of the pocket for attaching a UF PRO® Device Pouch
-Soft lined inside collar
-Sleeve width regulation
-Slide-in pockets for UF PRO® Flex Elbow Pads

Striker HT Combat Pants

-The Striker HT air circulation system
-Pocket configuration:
–2X Front pockets
–2X Back pockets
–2X Safety pockets
–2X Multi-functional, two- way access side pocket with inner compartments
–2X Attached gear pocket with a security strap
–2X Mag / knife / marker pocket
–2X Large lower leg pockets
-Double belt loops
-Stretch in the waistband
-Ergonomic UF PRO® 3-layer knee protection system
-Width-adjustable lower leg area with a vertical zipper and elastic cord at the leg ends
-Double zipper pull fly
-Inner zipper for detachable WINDSTOPPER® lining
-CORDURA® reinforced instep
-Boot loop
-Loops for suspenders

Get yours at ufpro.com/striker_xt_bdu_in_multicam_black.

Bone Tactical – Cholombia Combat Shirts

Monday, June 18th, 2018

It’s called the Cholombia shirt because they are produced in Choloma Honduras, one of the most dangerous places on earth.

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The Colombia Shirt is the creation of Bone Tactical. They’ve got quite a story behind the shirt, so I won’t steal their thunder, but rather encourage you to hit the link and read it for yourself.

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The Hawaiian accents on the MultiCam have me intrigued. Sized from Small – XXLarge like military uniforms, there’s even a short sleeved version.

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MultiCam Names Techwear USA Official Ink Dye Sublimation Licensee for Custom Technical Apparel

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Top Technical Apparel Manufacturer to Offer Custom Options in MultiCam® Patterns through Online Store

Brooklyn, NY – MultiCam®, the combat-proven, complete family of concealment solutions for those who demand the best, has announced that it has named Techwear USA, as an official Ink Dye Sublimation Licensee for Custom Technical Apparel. In celebration of this agreement, Techwear has launched it’s MultiCam® store, through their website techwearusa.com/multicam.

Teachwear USA is the premiere dye sublimation printer and manufacturer of custom technical apparel serving the competitive shooting sports industry. Their use of innovative fabrics allows customers to chose from a variety of apparel pieces that will perform in a range of conditions. Customers seeking to use the MultiCam® pattern will be able to incorporate it either into their custom design or simply choose from a number of pre – printed stock apparel items.

The manufacturer will also be hosting a July 4th promotion, in celebration of the launch, by offering their July 4th MultiCam® Performance V jersey. The promotion will run from now July 4th, with the first 40 orders also receiving a free TechWearUSA hat.

The initial run of Techwear items will feature original MultiCam® with the rest of the family of patterns to follow.

“We are incredibly excited to announce Techwear as an official licensee for the MultiCam® Brand,” stated Ernesto Rodriguez, MultiCam® Brand Manager. “Techwear is known for their unparalleled high-tech, customized apparel. Paired with professionalism, enthusiasm and attention to detail, customers are guaranteed to receive the best looking and performing jerseys available.”

For more information, customers are encouraged to visit the Techwear USA MultiCam® page via, techwearusa.com/multicam.