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SOD Gear Updates Website

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Italian combat clothier SOD Gear has updated their website. Go check out their new look.

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SOD Boonie Hat

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We first published this article in June of 2008. Even today, we still feel that Italy-based SOD manufacturers the finest Boonie Hat available. In addition to Crye MultiCam and the standard Green and Tan colorschemes, SOD offers several Italian camo patterns. If you are looking for a Boonie, this is the one to get.

This is the first in a series of articles on the SOD line of products. I have already made mention of the attention to detail that the crew at SOD pays to their designs. For their boonie, they started with Crye’s already fantastic design and improved it even further.
SOD Boonie Hat
The design features a wide brim with multiple stitching reinforcements. It is a little wider than the Crye hat but not was stiff as the Crye. The pile tape and, nylon webbing camo band, and barrel lock are all treated with the Multicam pattern.
SOD Boonie Rear
The sweatband is terry cloth as used in the Australian boonie hat.
SOD Boonie Hat Interior
Additionally, where the Crye boonie has only one slash vent backed with mesh netting, the SOD features two.
SOD Boonie Side View

SOD is currently in negotiations with a US distributor. In the interim, you can see SOD’s website here

SOD – Helmet Cover

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

SOD Helmet Cover

SOD is an Italian company that combines the attention to detail of a fine Italian tailor with the needs of a Soldier.

SOD Helmet Cover - Top

Probably the first thing that everyone who sees SOD’s products notices are the little touches. In the picture you can clearly see that the velcro pile is Multicam.

SOD Helmet Cover - Goggle Retention Strap

Additionally, the goggle retention strap utilizes a brass fastener as well as Multicam print webbing.

SOD Helmet Cover - Front
These aren’t knock-offs of Crye’s designs, everything SOD does is a refinement of Crye Precision’s original styles. Those of you familiar with Crye’s Future Force Warrior helmet cover will recognize the reinforced material at the front of the cover. SOD produces kit for the Italian Special Operations Forces and constantly tweaks their products based on the operational experience of their customers.

SOD Helmet Cover - Pocket

SOD has also incorporated a pocket with dummy cord loop for battery packs and NOD counter-weights as well as channels for power cables.

In addition to the ever popular Multicam, most of SOD’s line is availabe in Tan as well as Vegetate Woodland and Desert camo patterns. This is truly the high end of Soldier Systems. If you appreciate well thought out equipment with the extra touch, then check out SOD.

They can be purchased from SOD.

SOD Boonie Hat

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

This is the first in a series of articles on the SOD line of products. I recently received a full set of SOD’s clothing. I have already made mention of the attention to detail that the crew at SOD pays to their designs. For their boonie, they started with Crye’s already fantastic design and improved it even further.
SOD Boonie Hat
The design features a wide brim with multiple stitching reinforcements. It is a little wider than the Crye hat but not was stiff as the Crye. The pile tape and, nylon webbing camo band, and barrel lock are all treated with the Multicam pattern.
SOD Boonie Rear
The sweatband is terry cloth as used in the Australian boonie hat.
SOD Boonie Hat Interior
Additionally, where the Crye boonie has only one slash vent backed with mesh netting, the SOD features two.
SOD Boonie Side View

SOD is currently in negotiations with a US distributor. In the interim, you can see SOD’s website here

SOD Committed to Quality

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

SOD TC2002 Multicam Helmet Cover
I recently received a set of clothing from SOD in Italy. I have never seen such attention to detail. Imagine a finely tailored Italian suit but instead of pinstripe for the boardroom it was Multicam for the battlefield. This is exactly what SOD has accomplished. The pile is multicam. The buttons are multicam. The zippers are multicam. The barrel locks are multicam. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries.

Watch this space for a full report on the SOD line including a kevlar/denim blend assault pant.

SOD