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Warrior East 17 – INVISIO Overview

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

I know it seems a bit odd to post about Warrior East, but this video, with an overview of INVISIO’s offerings, was just released.



Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Another item I saw in the Eagle Industries booth at Warrior East was Link-Tail. Developed by UK firm Excel-Eucan Ltd, it is Made in USA by Eagle. It’s a snag-free means to carry and use linked ammunition.

-Its design facilitates a Snag-Free Delivery directly to the Weapon Systems Feed Tray
-The unique design of the Link-Tail enables the user to fire directly from the sleeve without the need to remove the ammunition
-Link-Tail’s offer protection from exposure to Dirt, Sand, Grit, Snow and Excessive Moisture
-The Link-Tail houses a continuous 200 Round Belt of 7.62mm or 400 5.56mm
-Visible Indication of Ammunition Status
-Facilitates Rapid Ammunition Resupply
-Maintains Combat Effectiveness and Ensures Ready Ammunition is Fit for Use

Link-Tail has been procured by the US Army Rapid Equipping Force.

NSN: 8465-99-402-3139


Warrior East 2017 – Kelty Small Rolling Trunk

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Making its debut at Warrior East is the Small Rolling Trunk from Kelty.  It’s about half the size of its big brother at ~5,000 cu in. Made from 1000D Cordura, it features haul handles and four external pockets.  

Additionally, it is Berry Compliant. But the big story here is the metal frame.

I’ll categorize it as virtually indestructible. I say virtually because if you challenge Joe with a claim of indestructible, he’ll do anything to prove it wrong, even to the point of wrecking his own equipment.  

Unfortunately, that beefy frame is going to have some heft to it, but I don’t have a weight for it yet. Coming very soon, from www.kelty.com/military.

Warrior East 2017 – Updated Sniper Weapons Waterproof Bag from DUI

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Diving Unlimited International updated their Sniper Weapons Waterproof Bag by incorporating shoulder straps, a drag loop at the top and inner straps to keep the weapon from moving around inside the bag.

Additionally, they’ve introduced the new plastic waterproof zipper. However, like its predecessor, it still features an oral inflation tube.


Warrior East 2017 – Petzl Caritool & Caritool Evo

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Petzl’s Caritool (left) was originally designed as an Ice Screw Holder. The carabiner design attaches to a climbing harness (or other belt) and has an integrated clip to held it in place. It can be used to attach a variety of gear, including ear pro on a gun belt.

The newer Caritool Evo (right) has an even deeper basket and a different, rear mounted, tension attachment system so it can be used with wider belts.

Neither are designed as personal protective equipment.

Warrior East 2017 – Footwear Preview From Salewa

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Over the past several years, Salewa footwear has become the choice of military, LE, and other tactical users. The Trooper (coming 2018) is the first dedicated tactical boot in their line.

The Trooper is an all Black model, based on the next generation of the Mountain Trainer Mid. However, Salewa has removed all of the metal, and the hooks you see on this prototype will be loops on the production model. Additionally, the Trooper is leather lined.

There will also be an updated version of the Mountain Trainer Leather. Like the Trooper, it will be leather lined.

It will incorporate a new outsole from Vibram.

Finally, Salewa is updating the Wildfire Vent with a wider toe box and forefoot and a new sole system from POMOCA, a name which you may recognize for their climbing skins. The outsole features a sticky rubber.

All three of these Salewa models will be landing in 2018.


Warrior East 2017 – Eagle Industries ULV Tactical 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

This is the Ultra Lightweight Vest – Tactical which is an evolutionary development of the US Army’s ULV.


Eagle added an adjustable cummerbund which is reinforced with laminate, laser cut with the same design as the shoulder straps. There’s also an optional elastic strap for times when you don’t need a full cummerbund. Additionally, the interior of the vest is made from 4-way stretch Tweave material and the shoulder straps are padded with Tweave. There are four sizes for the ULV Tactical but thanks to the Tweave, the panels will accommodate a variety of plates thicknesses. At the rear are #5 zips which will accept Eagle back panels. You’ll also notice a drag handle.


Another change from the baseline model is that the ULV Tactical will accept the removable front flaps from the Aero.


As a complimentary piece, Eagle introduced a Ultra Lightweight Chest Rig which is made from laminate and weighs 11 oz. Without the shoulder straps it’s just 7 oz. It also accepts the Aero’s front flaps.


The Chest Rig has dual AN/PRC-152 radio pouches on the interior and the rig can be attached via side release buckles directly to the ULV Tactical.

Offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Grey and MultiCam.

Warrior Expo 2017 – MATBOCK OsteoFX

Friday, July 14th, 2017

MATBOCK is now offering the OsteoFX cast system. It’s FDA approved and reimbursibke through Medicare and Medicaid.

Application is simple, offering a 40% reduction in application time over traditional cast systems. Also, OsteoFX can be used most anywhere, including austere areas. You roll the inner material unto the affected limb, wet the outer material, roll it into place, and you have five minutes to make any adjustments before it begins to harden. The material cures as it air dries, fully cured in 15 min. Even better, you can get it wet, like showering or even swimming and the cast won’t compromise while allowing the skin underneath to dry and breathe.