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CFF Claymore Bags Back In Stock

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

I’ve dug these since Combat Flip Flops introduced their modernized take on the famous M7 Bandoleer.

Available in nylon or waxed canvas versions, these Claymore Bags come standard with Sunglass and Smartphone holders.

Features:

-Nylon ripstop exterior provides a smooth, but rugged exterior
-2 point weapons sling confidently carries the load while providing rapid deployment of business tools
-Versatile hook attachment system in outer pockets for infinite gear configuration
-Main pocket carries up to a 13″ Macbook and outfitted with MOLLE webbing to hold accessory iPad, Surface, Kindle cases
-This bag has minimal padding, so don’t intend to toss this thing around with your uber-laptop inside.
-Elastic daisy-chain in front pockets holds pocket knives, pens, lighters and other quick access items
-5.56 mag/cell phone holder and sun glass case come standard
-3 point flap access: button, hook and look, and Fighter Design covert magnetic closures (optional)
-Main pocket dimensions are 13″ x 9.5″ x 2″
-Front pockets are 6.5″ x 2″
-Available in Coyote Brown

Bonus:

Each bag purchased funds 1 week of Secondary School For An Afghan Girl

www.combatflipflops.com/collections/claymores

Combat Flip Flops Makes Deal with Three Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Issaquah, WA – After four years of failing and succeeding, creating new roadmaps for manufacturing in war zones, employing former drug runners, educating women, clearing land mines, and supporting veterans, Combat Flip Flops has succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of three of today’s most prominent investors and Shark Tank’s self-made millionaires. Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Lori Greiner made a deal of $300,000 for 30% equity in Combat Flip Flops, spread equally between the three investors.

“Having our mission of ‘Business, Not Bullets’ validated by the Sharks is powerful,’ said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin. “It’s not just a good idea, it’s a legitimate course of action now backed by dominant players in the fashion, retail, and tech sectors.”

The $300,000 investment from the Sharks will be used for inventory and to build up Combat Flip Flops’ staff. The three co-founders have, for the majority of their time in business, been working side jobs. Investment will allow them to focus 100% on the business and add staff when needed.

“Combat Flip Flops will be able to book solid, consistent orders with our manufacturers. This will enable those manufacturers to hire more staff and have a larger impact in their communities. For the charities, we will be able to provide steady, substantial support. More Afghan girls in school, swaths of land cleared of mines, and supporting positive transitions for SOF veterans,” said Griff.

When asked what, besides the deal, was the most exciting part of being on Shark Tank, Donald Lee joked, “We’ve heard Kevin talk about his money being soldiers, going to war, and other military analogies. When he dropped out, handing him the red chem light was the only logical thing to do.”

In 2015, Combat Flip Flops’ sales increased 150% over 2014 while the company donated over 60 years of school to Afghan girls and cleared 1533 square meters of land mines in Laos, keeping kids and villagers safe. Through its Unarmed Forces, the brand has spread stoke and empowered mindful consumers to make a difference.

To keep up with Combat Flip Flops and learn more, please visit www.combatflipflops.com. For sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, griff@combatflipflops.com.

Combat Flip Flops – La Chancla & The Floperator

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

At last month’s Outdoor Retailer, Combat Flip Flops frontman Griff showed me their new direction. Meet La Chancla for the ladies. There’s no leather here. Rather, these feature Combat Boot Rubber Outsole as well as an EVA Midlayer and Deck.

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For those of you unfamiliar with the mystical ways of La Chancla and why this was the perfect name for CFF’s latest offering, we’ve uncovered this short documentary.

Men get similar construction but with the more masculine moniker of Floperator.

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www.combatflipflops.com

Chest Rig Neck Tie Available Now from Combat Flip Flops

Friday, August 28th, 2015

  
Crafted from recycled plastic bottles and hemp by Veterans in the Seattle area, the Chest Rig is available in Agency Black, Scorched Earth, Claymore Green and Grey Man.

In production now. Delivers Late September.

www.combatflipflops.com/products/chest-rig-neck-tie

Combat Flip Flops Taps Another Industry Veteran – Ned Post, former CEO Of Smith Optics, Joins As Advisor

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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{Issaquah, WA} – Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced another wringer to the line-up; Ned Post, former CEO of Smith Optics, has joined as an advisor.

“Post military service, I was fortunate enough to work with Ned in support of Smith Elite,” said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin, Combat Flip Flops Co-founder and CEO. “His leadership, style, and ability to motivate were inspiring. As an advisor and mentor, Ned will push Combat Flip Flops to the next level and we’re honored to have him help lead the Unarmed Forces.”

For over 20 years, Ned Post led Smith Optics out of Ketchum, ID as its CEO. During his tenure, Smith and his team transformed a small goggle company into a global outdoor and lifestyle accessories business, adding product lines including sunglasses, optical eyewear, helmets and ballistic military eye protection. Smith sales grew from $15 million to $110 million under his leadership and the brand became recognized as the market leader in winter sports goggles and helmets in North America.

“Since meeting Griff and learning about Combat Flip Flops’ mission, I’ve been inspired. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have your life turned upside down by the impact of war and while I don’t pretend to know what the solution is, I believe in what Combat Flip Flops is doing and can’t wait to join the movement,” said Post.

www.combatflipflops.com

Combat Flip Flops – The Harvest

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Meet The Harvest, a new belt, made in Afghanistan and offered by Combat Flip Flops.

  
Available in even sizes, 28-38, the Harvest belt features an embroidered Afghan flag colored wheat stalk.  Why wheat? Because Combat Flip Flops is about empowerment and Afghanistan grew wheat and corn before it was plagued with the poppy.   CFF is serious about this empowerment thing.  These are sewn by Afghan women who spend part of their day learning to read and the other part learning to sew in order to make a living.  

www.combatflipflops.com

Griff Talks “Stoke” on a Global Scale

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what this whole Combat Flip Flops thing is all about, founder Matt Griffin’s recent Ted Talk will fill you in.

US Elite Gear – Limited Edition Combat Flip Flops Shemagh

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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US Elite has partnered with Combat Flip Flops to produce a limited edition US Elite-branded CCF Shemagh. Like the regular line of CFF Shemaghs, the US Elite Shemagh is sourced and embroidered in a women-owned factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additionally, for each Shemagh sold, Combat Flip Flops and the manufacturer donates funds to put an Afghan woman in secondary school for one day.

www.us-elitegear.com/u-s-elite-custom-cff-shemagh