Posts Tagged ‘782 Gear’

We Love the Shemaughlava

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

And it looks like US Cav does as well. They produced this excellent video featuring 782 Gear’s Erik Rockel discuss the attributes and wear of the FR Shemaughlava.

782 Gear Unveils New Designs

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

782 is formally releasing the FR Shemaughlava at SHOT Show. We saw an early version of the Shemaughlava at Modern Day Marine in October and have been waiting for it to be available. Think of a balaclava with long tails that can be wrapped around the head and face and tied tight or loose depending on conditions. The fabric is moisture-wicking and flame resistant and the design features flat seams for comfort. Available in MultiCam and Coyote.

Additionally, 782 Gear is showing the Velocity Softshell Jacket and 1/4 Zip Pullover. These wind and water resistant garments feature athletic cuts with 2 and 4-way stretch materials for mobility and comfort. Schoeller® NanoSphere® treated 2-way stretch shell is combined with Tweave DURASTRETCH® 4-way stretch panels and a moisture-wicking lining to produce garments that weigh only Jacket -10.4 oz (296g), 1/4 Zip Pullover – 9.6 oz (272g). Available in MultiCam.

Their new website is open for business and they’re offering free shipping on all orders until January 31st. 782 Gear’s products can be seen at SHOT Show in Source One Distributors’ booth #82033. For a private showing of 782’s product line please contact Erik Rockel at

782 Gear’s New Look

Friday, November 12th, 2010

782 Gear just launched their new web presence and, in addition to the new streamlined look, they have also opened a web store. One of the features that we really like about the new storefront is that there is also a mobile version for those on their smartphone. We have received numerous inquiries from our readers asking where to purchase 782 Gear’s clothing which includes both FR and non-FR options. So guys, no excuses now.

782 Gear clothing is comfortable and functional. When you see many of their products the first thing that comes to mind will be, “I’ve seen that before.” But we can assure, not like this you haven’t. 782’s motto is ‘Tradition Meets Innovation’ and they have taken those military clothing and equipment designs you are familiar with and updated both construction and materials. Performance and comfort are both enhanced. 782 Gear offers Berry Compliant products with additional options for those who do not require American made.

782 Gear Welcomes Erik Rockel

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Erik Rockel has joined 782 Gear as the Director of Business Development. Erik brings over 10 years in the industry, developing, and marketing products for the military and law-enforcement. He served as the Director of Marketing at Hatch and later Brand Manager for Warrior Wear apparel and Protective Gloves/Gear at BLACKHAWK!. Erik will be on hand at Modern Day Marine demonstrating the 782 Gear Line in Booth #1550 September 28-30.

782 Gear – Tradition Meets Innovation

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

We introduced 782 Gear’s Smokin Line during this year’s SHOT Show and as you may recall, they have taken product concepts that many of us grew up with and applied a modern material and construction story. Additionally, they didn’t just hit the market with one or two garments available in limited numbers. Rather, they have manufactured complete runs of base, mid, and outer layers and they offer FR options for many of these products. 782 Gear has also designed contact gloves, balaclavas, and beanies to complement their clothing. We have reviewed the line and can say that attention to detail is the standard. The mix of high tech fabrics with performance driven designs really impresses us. Take for example, the field jacket inspired softshell parka pictured above. It’s really more than a softshell as it also also incorporates hardshell technology, mixing fabrics for different effects based on location on the body.

One mid layer we want to point out is the APECS liner designed specifically to interface with the APECS parka issued to the Marines, Navy, and Air Force.

In addition to the clothing they also offer a blanket that is quite similar to the issue poncho liner except that there is an FR version. The blanket even has a hooded brother called the kloke (seen above). Also, they have introduced water resistant duffels made from PVC and ballistic nylon. We’ve shown you just a couple of products but everything is like that. It’s fresh and new and worth checking out. Colors options include Black, Coyote, Foliage Green, and MultiCam (including the head and hand wear) and several of the clothing items are reversible.

782 Gear can be found at their three distributors Source One Distributors, GSS, and Grey Group Training.

782 Gear is Smokin

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

782 Gear's Smokin Jacket and PantsBased on the venerable field jacket and pant liners, the new Smokin line is made from an 1.1 oz FR fabric shell with FR insulation. It is reversible with color options including Coyote, Foliage Green and MultiCam. The design echos the old issue field jacket liner with underarm vents and would fit perfectly under a field uniform but it has a zipper down the front of the sweater rather than button holes we are used to. The Smokin line will feature a Full Zip Sweater, Chaps, Quarter Zip shirt, Vest, and Blanket. 782’s new website should be launched around the first of February but until then visit