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Beyond – Portrait Of A Survivor

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The term survival is often used in reference to immediate life threatening danger, or the fear of. Rudy has faced adversity and has had to find was to overcome and survive in extreme situations his entire life. In Rudy’s case, his survival is a result of perseverance, determination, and focus. While these values are the foundation for Rudy’s survival, they also parallel as the foundation for success in all pursuits of life.

Portrait of a Survivor is Rudy’s story of survival amongst the background of Iceland’s baron wilderness.


Beyond – A6 Stretch Rain Jacket

Friday, September 9th, 2016

I’ve seen early versions of the new A6 Stretch Rain Jacket from Beyond. The jacket incorporates panels made from what WL Gore called Topo stretch waterproof breathable fabric but niw its marketed as GORE-TEX® Flexible Fit Fabric®. They’ve combined it with a Lightweight, 3-Layer GORE-TEX® Waterproof Laminate for a very lightweight, high performance jacket. One of the advanatges to the Flexible Fit Fabric® is that they can offer a slimmer cut garment which will move with you and expand as you add underlayers.

The A6 – Stretch Rain Jacket utilizes the latest in fabric technologies to offer unparalleled comfort in a fully waterproof jacket. Featuring panels made from the new GORE-TEX® 3-layer waterproof stretch fabric, the A6 – Stretch Rain Jacket works with the user by adding stretch to key areas such as shoulders, chest, and sides. This not only allows increased mobility, but also optimizes comfort by expanding to accommodate garments layered underneath the hardshell.

• Designed around a HALO jump profile
• Fully waterproof stretch panels throughout
• Full-featured hood accommodates a helmet and stows away securely in collar. Hood is equipped with a structured brim, dual face opening, and crown adjustments
• Bicep pockets with vertical zips
• Waterproof zippers throughout
• Zippered hand pockets
• Hook and loop wrist adjustment
• Drawcord around waist with adjustments concealed inside the hand pockets to reduce snagging

This will be a limited run of 500 and are available for purchase by contacting mission@beyondclothing.com.

Beyond Explains Their Softshells – Rig, or Rig Light? Which one is right for you?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Beyond asked us to share this post with our readers.

We often get asked about the differences between our Rig and Rig Light Softshells. We wanted to address these questions with a brief overview of softshells, what they do and when to use them.

What is a Softshell?

Softshell has become a rather large category in performance textiles. In general, a softshell is a stretch woven, or knit that is breathable, wind and water resistant. Softshells are typically used for high energy aerobic activities where you need protection from the environment, but you also require efficient heat transport and moisture management. The stretch properties of softshell also make these garments easy to move in and more durable around seams.


Both the Rig and Rig Light Softshells are built out of a 4-way stretch Tweave© Durastretch© fabric. The main difference between the Rig and the Rig Light is that the Rig Softshells have a layer of fleece laminated to the Durastretch© fabric. This layer of fleece is going to add extra insulation for additional warmth in colder environments. Because the Rig Light Softshells don’t have the fleece laminate, they are going to be lighter, more packable and will be better in moderate temps.


The Rig Light Jacket and Pant are going to be slightly more packable because they don’t have the extra layer of fleece laminate. Here’s a comparison of the Rig Jacket and the Rig Light Jacket next to a 32oz Nalgene bottle:

Which one is right for you?

Both the Rig and Rig Light Softshells are designed to be worn in active use profiles, so it really comes down to temperature range. If you are planning to be in cold – extreme cold temps, you’re going to want to go with the Rig Softshells. If you’re going to be in more moderate temperatures and you’re trying to save weight, you’re probably going to want to go with the Rig Lights.

Rig Jacket

It’s also important to think about what might integrate the best with your existing kit. For instance, if you paired the Rig Light Backcountry pants with the A2 Longjohn, you’re going to get similar cold weather functionality as the fleece laminated Rig Pants. When the weather, or seasons shift, you can ditch the long johns and you have a super breathable pant for moderate to warm weather.

Rig Light Jacket

We designed the entire Axios system to be customizable to your specific use profile. If you ever have any questions about which garment will work best with your existing kit, or if you have questions about what to bring on your next adventure, please reach out to connect@beyondclothing.com and we’ll get you squared away.

Rig and Rig Light Softshells are in stock and ready to ship. Contact mission@beyondclothing.com to place your end of year orders.

Read the rest of the Blog Post Here: www.beyondclothing.com/blog/beyond-softshells

ORSM – Beyond Roman Short Sleeve Shirt

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Like the A5 Rig Light Shorts we showed yesterday, Beyond’s customers asked for a short sleeve variant of the Roman Shirt.

Earning it’s name from the Roman collar detail, it incorporates a Raglan sleeve and is made from a lightweight 4-way stretch and features Velcro ID fields on each upper arm. Offered in Manatee Grey and MultiCam. Available end of year.


ORSM – Beyond A5 Rig Light Short

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

By popular demand, Beyond has introduced a short version of the six-pocket, A5 Rig Light Pant.

made from a lightweight, 4-way stretch, it is available in Coyote and Manatee Grey and currently in production with availability late this month.


Compass Diversified Holdings Acquires 5.11 Tactical and Beyond

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) (“CODI” or the “Company”), an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced that on July 29, 2016, it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 5.11 Tactical® “5.11” for a purchase price of $400 million (excluding working capital and certain other adjustments upon closing). The acquisition is expected to close within the next 45 days, subject to customary closing conditions.

5.11 is a leading designer and marketer of purpose-built tactical apparel and gear serving a wide range of global customers including law enforcement, military special operations and firefighters, as well as outdoor enthusiasts. 5.11 is headquartered in Irvine, CA and operates international sales offices in Sweden, Mexico, Australia, China and UAE. For the trailing twelve months ended April 30, 2016, 5.11 reported net revenue of approximately $293 million and EBITDA of approximately $38 million. CODI expects to fund the purchase price through a draw on its revolving credit facility as well as exercising an accordion feature on its existing credit facility.

CODI’s initial equity ownership in 5.11 will be approximately 97.5%, and 5.11’s management team will also invest in the transaction alongside CODI. As part of the acquisition, CODI will acquire a substantial tax asset, the positive effect of which will be meaningful for CODI’s annual cash flow.

“5.11 represents a strong addition to our family of leading middle market businesses, and we welcome the opportunity to serve law enforcement, first responders, military personnel as well as the tactical consumer market,” said Alan Offenberg, CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings. “This company possesses the essential qualities that we seek in all our subsidiaries, including market share leadership, diverse revenue streams from a broad customer base and product portfolio, growing cash flows, a proven management team and compelling growth opportunities. We are enthusiastic about the company’s strong growth prospects and look forward to working with Tom Davin and his team to continue serving tactical professionals, and expanding 5.11’s consumer penetration globally.”

Mr. Offenberg added, “The acquisition of 5.11 will be immediately accretive to our shareholders and will further enhance our ability to continue to support our current cash distributions. We expect the acquisition to provide thirty to thirty-five cents per share of cash flow accretion to CODI on an annualized basis.”

Tom Davin, Chief Executive Officer of 5.11, and Francisco Morales, President will continue to serve in the same roles at the company. Mr. Davin commented, “At 5.11 our mission is to create purpose-built, functionally innovative tactical apparel and gear for the most demanding situations. CODI’s acquisition of 5.11 provides an excellent platform to further that mission. Our 5.11 leadership team is excited to leverage CODI’s considerable financial resources and track record of working with middle market growth companies.”


Warrior East – Beyond Level A9E

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The level A9E (E=Equatorial) is Beyond’s Hot Wet uniform. Made from the USSOCOM-validated jungle fabric from Burlington, Beyond has kept the design simple, with a few specialized features.

For example, the Jungle Blouse has a mesh lined, rear vented yoke.

One feature that I haven’t seen in a jungle uniform before is the mesh underwear liner. It’s much like you’ll find in swimwear. There are also mesh gaiters sewn into the legs of the pants.


2016 Beyond Clothing Lookbook

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Beyond has released their 2016 Lookbook. You can check it out here.