Archive for the ‘Shelter’ Category
Great news for NEMO Shield. It’s a great product line and the folks at Millbrook Tactical are awesome.
Millbrook Tactical Inc. is excited to announce that we are now the exclusive dealer of Nemo Shield® products in Canada. We are very proud to add Nemo Shield® products to our top tier tactical gear lines.
NEMO began adapting its shelter technology for elite U.S. Special Operations Forces and launched its Shield™ product line. In the years since, many elite Warfighters have depended on NEMO tents, shelters, sleeping gear, weapons bags and other products, to take full advantage of what limited comfort and protection can be found on the battlefield. NEMO is intensely proud to serve the American and Canadian Warfighter as well as Law Enforcement, and aims to design, engineer, and manufacture the best equipment solutions possible.
The Nemo Shield® brand can be found online at millbrookcanada.ca
Selk’Bag has been around for several years now but many have considered it a gimmick, more suitable for car camping (or slumber parties) than serious outdoor pursuits. But now they’ve introduced the new Patagon, a serious upgrade to the ergonomic sleep system that resembles an expedition suit rather than a sleeping bag. Rated for use to 35 Deg F, with extreme use to 9 Deg F, this is no small feat considering the extremities are separate from the torso. The bag is insulated with their proprietary KreKran which is named after the Chilean Ona Indian words Kre for Sun and Kran for Sun-Man. Temp ratings by independent lab.
Below, you can see the mesh lined, zippered vent found either side, mid-thigh. You will also notice that the booties can be removed via zipper so that the wearer’s boots are exposed for movement.
The Patagon features a magnetized quick release hand closure system with integrated hand straps that let you secure the mittens out of the way.
The two-side, zippered bib opening is baffled and goes all the way to the waist on the right side (while worn).
Available in Forest Black, the Patagon incorporates an adjustable hood and offered in sizes Med – XLge.
Pick your poison. Available with Polartec Alpha or PrimaLoft Fusion insulation, the Cilo Gear Woobie is berry compliant and weighs in at less than a pound-and-a-half.
Check the industrial users section at www.cilogear.com next week.
Basha is the British military term, adopted from the Malay for a piece of kit that is used a general purpose tarpaulin; it can form a shelter, ground cloth, hammock or, used to wrap up in if the need arises. However, it generally does not incorporate the head hole found in a poncho. Velocity Systems gives us their take on the design. In addition to button holes every 2′ around the edge to attach cordage or bungees for erection, it also incorporates a handy hood in the corner so that it can be used as a poncho in an emergency. It measures a generous 115″ x 84″.
The Velocity Systems Basha is in stock in White and MultiCam as well as Kryptek Yeti and Mandrake with the camouflage showing in both sides.
Slumberjack has sent along a gallery of photos showing off a few more items in the SJK Tactical Hunting Gear line while in use. Most of the new packs as well as the new rifle case/shooting mat are featured in the photos. None of the products were named for us, however the line will be fully revealed at the upcoming SHOT Show 2014.
Slumberjack will be releasing their SJK Tactical Hunting Gear line during SHOT Show, which was developed using input from highly experienced hunters. The line includes packs, insulated tree stand bags, and tents, and is constructed from lightweight, durable materials using Kryptek camouflage. Below is a preview of 3 of the products that will be available under the SJK Tactical Hunting Gear brand.
The Bounty 4500 is a 74-liter pack designed for high elevation hunts and big game. It features an expandable load-carry system which allows meat to be carried close to the back for better load support. The Bounty also features a detachable day pack with organizational pockets, a built-in rifle shooting platform, and a main pack bag that can be completely removed from the frame. The military-grade, dual stay suspension system supports heavy loads over long distances on uneven terrain. A stowable, versatile weapon carry system accommodates rifles or bows and large twin side pockets carry optics, bipods, and other essentials.
The Thermal Cloak is designed to offer protection from the elements as well as act as a personal blind. Tactical hood styling allows the wearer to maintain peripheral vision and hearing. The fabrics used are waterproof and seam taped to repel wind, rain, and snow, while 160g of synthetic insulation keeps the wearer warm. The bottom of the cloak is open to allow the wearer to feel the edges of their tree stand to ensure proper footing. The cloak can also be cinched up around the wearer’s knees for increased mobility. The arm ports are self-sealing (via magnets) that allow for the wearer to move into a firing position. The front zipper and hand warmer pocket help regulate temperature.
The Sightline was developed specifically for overnight hunting trips – available in 1 and 2 person versions. It features a field-of-view window to maximize line-of-sight for glassing game. A rifle-specific sleeve allows the user to keep their weapon close at hand. It uses light and durable 7001 aluminum poles, and a full coverage rain fly with taped seams which repels even the hardest downpours with little effort. The Sightline comes with a dark green rainfly to help it blend into the environment.
By: Richard Graves, Staff Writer
Last week I stopped by SOFEX at Ft Bragg, North Carolina. While it remains a small, annual show in the Officers Club, I was pleased to see Integral Tactical still in attendance. They have long displayed their specialized clothing and shelters at this show.
Integral Designs was purchased from former owner Evan Jones by Fellfab early this year. I realized that although Integral has been around for ages, they are not well known. Many of their designs go back 20 years or more like the MK I Mountain Tent above and the Observer Shelter seen below. Both of these shelters feature, simple, straight forward designs. Additionally, Integral Tactical offers several shelter/tarp designs manufactured from ultralightweight 30D parachute Ripstop nylon, referred to as Sil fabric.
Several of the attendees at SOFEX also expressed interest in the Wind Shirt and Pants.
They are currently in talks with TLS vendors to introduce their line to a wider audience. While Integral Tactical is based at Fellfab’s headquarters in Ontario, Canada, Fellfab has manufacturing capacity here in the US to service Berry compliance, if needed.
Featuring a special WL Gore shelter fabric, this 1-man NEMO Shield shelter is Berry Compliant, lightweight, linkable, four-season, freestanding, waterproof, breathable, flame retardant and incorporates signature management properties.
In addition to visual opacity (blackout) and near infrared (nIR) reflection characteristics, the shelter can be used in conjunction with NEMO’s Interchangeable Camo Cover™ for adaptable visual camouflage. Available in arctic white and MultiCam®, the ICC™ is lightweight, compact, and provides a highly cost effective solution for adapting the ALCS 1P SE to different areas of operation. The ICC also serves to shade the ALCS 1P SE and protect it from UV and abrasion.
The ALCS 1P SE features a hub-based pole set for ease of set-up. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, that means one set of poles, all connected at a central hub, making for a simple pitch of the tent. Additionally, it accepts a vestibule to increase storage or can incorporate a link that connects multiple tents.
Minimum Weight: 7 lbs
Floor Dimensions: 94×35 in
Floor Area: 23 sq ft
Vestibule Area: 10.4 sq ft
Interior Height: 39 in
Frame: Easton Reverse Combi
Packed Size: 20×8 in
Gore-Tex® W/B Shelter Fabric
40D PU Nylon
The NEMO Shield line is available for unit and agency orders from ADS Inc.
The Hammock Compatible Sleeping Bag from Grand Trunk was developed based on a concept by Herrick Kroeger, an employee of Georgia’s Blue Sky Outfitters. The Thinsulate filled sleeping bag design cocoons the hammock (and you) and incorporates channels at either end for the suspension lines. Grand Trunk claims it fits most hammocks and looking at the design I’d say that it will work with most commonly available models.