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WPRC Announces Newest Members

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

We are pleased to share this announcement from the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition regarding new membership. We see several great companies joining this organization and it’s been quite educational to join them each year in Washington as they engage Congress on equipping issues.

WARRIOR PROTECTION AND READINESS COALITION (WPRC)ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS
Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Welcomes Three New Additions to the Board of Directors and Six New Industry Members

MARBLEHEAD, MA (July 31, 2014) – The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors and the latest additions to its membership, including several leading companies in the warfighter equipment and clothing industry.

The three new industry representatives who have joined the WPRC Board of Directors include; Don Vavala of W.L. Gore and Associates, Frank Montie of Brookwood Companies, and Nate Smith of Oakley/Eye Safety Systems (ESS). The WPRC Board of Directors represents a cross section of the personal protective equipment industry, providing organizational governance and setting the strategic direction of the WPRC. These new Board members join current WPRC Board Chairman Luke Hillier and WPRC Secretary David Bohannon as leaders of this not for profit industry
association.

The new company members of the WPRC include: Lion Vallen, Outdoor Research, Burlington/International Textile Group (ITG), New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., Patagonia, Inc., and CamelBak Products LLC. The added voices of these leading companies will be critical to advancing the WPRC mission to support the equipment and advanced clothing needs of the Armed Services and Department of Homeland Security.

Lion Vallen – Lion Vallen is a global leader in supply chain and lifecycle management of protective clothing, equipment and uniforms. LVI has a deep commitment to delivering superior services that support customers’ personal safety, readiness and professional identity needs. www.lionprotects.com.

Outdoor Research – Outdoor Research is a designer, developer, and manufacturer of apparel, glove systems, and accessories designed for the military and outdoor markets. Products for the U.S. military are manufactured at their own facility located in downtown Seattle. A full range of products is commercially available at www.outdoorresearch.com.

Burlington/ITG – Burlington leverages its advanced R&D with a diverse range of high performance manufacturing capabilities and a complete range of fiber/fabric blends that deliver state of the art military and commercial solutions worldwide. Their fabric portfolio encompasses applications for extreme weather apparel; camouflage combat and utility materials, tenting, shelter fabrics, shipboard covers and ballistic materials. Information on their military product offerings may be found at www.burlington.com/military-technical.

New Balance – Headquartered in Boston, MA, New Balance is focused on building global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently one of the few major shoe companies that continue to manufacture athletic footwear in the United States. In 2013, 1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes New Balance sold in the U.S. was made or assembled in the U.S. www.newbalance.com.

Patagonia – Based in Ventura, California, Patagonia, Inc. is a leading designer and retailer of core outdoor, alpine, fly fishing, snow, surf and sport related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. Patagonia is a world leader in apparel design, the development of protective garments and an industry pioneer in environmentalism. For more information on Patagonia and their commercially available products, please visit www.patagonia.com.

CamelBak – CamelBak is the leading manufacturer of hands free hydration systems. Special Forces, soldiers and law enforcement around the world use their Military & Tactical products. These offerings include water bottles, hydration packs, backpacks, and protective gear designed for a variety of climates and terrain. A full listing of these military and tactical products as well as commercially available gear is available at www.camelbak.com.

“The new Board members of the WPRC bring a wealth of industry experience and strategic thinking to our ongoing efforts to ensure our men and women in uniform have sustained access to the best American made equipment and clothing,” said David Costello, Executive Director of the WPRC. “We are grateful for their dedication to the WPRC as well as for the participation of our six newest Coalition members in our efforts to support those who serve our country”

The WPRC supports the readiness of the Armed Services by providing a unified industry voice to the U.S. Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders. We work at the intersection of the Organizational Clothing/Individual Equipment industry, the federal legislative policy process, and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Our membership includes companies throughout the equipment and clothing industry and with companies at every point in the industrial supply chain who represent the best in American manufacturing.

Mil-Spec Camelbak Antidote 3L

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Mil-Spec Camelbak Antidote 3L was selected for use with the USMC Pack System. It features a new lower profile fill port that opens with 1/4 turn which can’t be overtightened. Additionally, it offers a lower profile than other reservoirs for use while riding on vehicles. Finally, the Antidote incorporates a self-sealing Quick Link at the reservoir and manual QL Hydro Lock for easy refill and instant on-the-move component interchangeability.

Camelbak Antidote

Camelbak products are available for government and military organizational purchase through ADS Inc.

ADS Inc Hit 6000 Likes on Facebook – Celebrate and Win a Camelbak in US4CES Camo

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

ADS Inc has just surpassed 6000 Likes on Facebook. To celebrate, we asked ADS to let us giveaway a Camelbak Urban Assault Pack in US4CES OCIE pattern. You can be one of the first to own a pack in this sought after pattern.

Since we’re celebrating Facebook ‘Likes’ we’re going to run the contest on Facebook. To win, you’ll need to start by giving both ADS Inc and SSD a ‘Like’. Then, you’ll need to comment on Facebook.com/adsinc explaining that SSD sent you and which US4CES pattern you like and why. For example, “SSD sent me here, I like US4CES OCIE Pattern because I like how it blends with all of the other patterns (btw, if we see that statement cut and pasted word for word, you won’t win). The comment should focus on which US4CES pattern is your favorite and why.

On Sunday 25 November at 2359Z we’ll randomly select a winner from the entries on the ADS Inc Facebook wall. The winning entry must meet all of the requirements. The winner will be contacted via private message and has 24 hours to follow up with shipping address. Failure to follow up within 24 hours will result in forfeiture of prize. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.

CamelBak Packs Jump Certified

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Both the CamelBak Big Jump and Talon-G have been airdrop certified by the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate. This means that procedures have been developed and certified as safe for airborne operations. However, it does not mean that these are Government developed issue items nor that they are endorsed by the military. On the contrary. CamelBak developed these packs on their own dime based on user driven requirements and worked through the arduous process of getting them certified so that they can be used by US military airborne units. Jumpers look for a 1st/507th PIR Memorandum of Record date 1 Dec 2011 Subject: Rigging and JMPI Procedures for the CamelBak Talon-GTM which stipulates how to rig the packs. They both features the same air items integrated into their design.

Both the Big Drop and Talon-G accommodate a 100 oz (3 L)OMEGA WaterBeast Reservoir and are available in Coyote, MultiCam and UCP. They are panel loaders featuring an Integrated Single Point Release (ISPR) on the bottom with a zippered pouch cover. They also have channels within the back panel that secure excess harness webbing during jumps. Additionally, noiseless zipper pulls snap together to secure pockets during jumps.

It really comes down to size. The Big Drop is obviously larger (4275 cu in / 70.04 L) than the Talon-G (2563 cu in / 42 L). Be sure to visit CamelBak at AUSA to check out these packs. Interestingly, these packs are currently only offered to authorized DoD users due their very specialized nature so this is a great opportunity to see them in person. For further information visit www.camelbak.com.

ADS Inc is Offering a Chance to Win a US4CES Giveaway at AUSA

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

ADS Inc is offering 10 Camelbak Urban Assault hydration packs in their US4CES OCIE pattern to attendees of the upcoming AUSA annual meeting in Washington DC, Oct 22-24. To enter, visit the ADS booth #2413 and give them your business card. Winners will be randomly chosen on the last day.

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This is your chance to get your hands on one of the US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort finalist patterns, and it’s the first time anyone has had a chance to own US4CES gear.

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adsinc.com/camelbak

First Hydration Pack?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Some readers from Down Under shared this advertisement from a 1982 issue of “Playboy” magazine (apparently, the mail is very slow). It depicts what they think may be the first example of a commercial hydration pack. I know I didn’t receive my first militarized Camelbak until 1991 when Jeff Wemmer was still there.

It really looks like more of a spray for cooling than a true hydration pack. What do you think?

FREE CamelBak with Kelty MAP 3500 Purchase from Amron

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

This sounds pretty good. For a limited time, purchase a Kelty MAP 3500 from Amron International and receive a FREE Camelbak Long-Neck Water Beast.

To receive your CamelBak Long-Neck Water Beast you must add it to your cart. When you are selecting your MAP 3500, you’ll see a CamelBak Long-Neck Water Beast in the Related Products. Add the Water Beast to your cart before checkout.

This offer has long closed. It’s dated 8 August 2012 for God’s sake. Which one of you guys contacted AMRON in 2013 upset that they wouldn’t get a free Camelbak?

For special pricing on quantities of 10 or more, contact an Amron Sales Representative at (877) 462-6700.

www.amronintl.com/kelty-map-3500-three-day-assault-pack

OR – Military Appreciation Dinner

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Approaching it’s 10th year, the Military Appreciation dinner at Outdoor Retailer is held one evening each Summer and Winter market. Sponsored by various members of the outdoor industry that support military applications of their technologies, the dinner brings together industry and government for an evening of good food as well as an opportunity to meet new people and share stories.

This Military Appreciation Dinner was sponsored by Camelbak, Epic by Nextec, Primaloft, Smith Optics, and Velcro USA. Thank you all!

Camelbak to Launch Mil Spec Antidote at Warrior Expo East

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Camelbak is officially launching the Mil Spec Antidote reservoir at this week’s Warrior Expo East. The Antidote is the reservoir used in the new USMC Pack. At the show it will be displayed with the ThermoBak AB and Ambush and also offered as a stand-alone accessory system.

Mil Spec Antidote features include:
-NEW fill port – lower profile, lighter, opens with 1/4 turn. Can’t be overtightened. Easily accessible.
-NEW unique low profile shape reduces “reservoir stack” for operating in vehicles or tight spaces.
-NEW self-sealing Quick Link at reservoir and manual QL Hydro Lock for easy refill and instant on-the-move component interchangeability.
-Patented Big Bite valve offers true “drink and drop” hands-free operation.
-Covered by Camelbak’s “Got Your Bak” lifetime guarantee.

Camelbak Mil Spec Antidote

Camelbak products are available for unit and agency purchase through ADS Inc. And, make sure you check out the full line this week at Warrior Expo East.

Warrior Expo EAST
July 12 1030 – 1600 EDT
July 13 1030 – 1500 EDT
Virginia Beach Convention Ctr
Virginia Beach, VA

Camelbak All Clear ADS Tactical

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Camelbak’s new All Clear water bottle utilizes proven UV technology to effectively neutralize microbiological contaminants to EPA standards in 60 seconds. That’s right. The same bottle you drink from can be used to purify your water. No funny taste. No difficult to use filters. All you have to do is fill your bottle. Replace the cap, press the button for 2 seconds and then agitate it for 60 seconds.

Camelbak All Clear

Available for unit and agency orders from ADSinc.com