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MDM 17 – DRIFIRE/Crye Precision Field Uniform in Woodland MARPAT

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

At Warrior West DRIFIRE officially unveiled their FR Field Uniform collaboration with Crye Precision. The initial model was in MultiCam, with additional patterns to come.


ADS Inc featured this Woodland MARPAT version in their booth at this year’s Modern Day Marine.


These Berry compliant uniforms are made with DRIFIRE’s durable and comfortable Fortrex fabric. It’s not only FR but also moisture wicking and includes odor control. They are offered in the full CP size range which is prefect for those who are running a uniform program. The uniforms are also available in MultiCam, Desert MARPAT, US Navy Types II and III (AOR 1 and 2) and NATO Woodland (that’s what we wore in the 80s and 90s for you whippersnappers).

DriFire products are available for unit and agency purchases through ADS Inc.

Crye Precision – LVS Tactical Cover

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Crye Precision has released a Tactical Cover and accessories for their LVS armor which greatly increases the scalability of the system. It features Skeletal Cummerbund, 4 built in mag/radio pouches, heavy duty aluminum shoulder hardware, chest rig attachment loops on front and pack attachment loops on rear.

The LVS Tactical Cover is compatible with AVS front flaps as well as the new 6×6 and 6×9 soft armor and plate side pouches.

Available in all LVS sizes, (Small – 2XLarge including Long sizes) and offered in Black, Coyote, MultiCam and Ranger Green.

Warrior West Preview – Crye Precision/DriFire FR Field Uniform

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Like the Crye/DriFire FR combat uniform collaboration released a few years ago, these new Field Uniforms are manufactured using the exacting Crye Precision cut and even carry the Crye Precision label. They are also Berry compliant.

The uniforms are made with DriFire’s durable and comfortable Fortrex fabric which is not only FR but also moisture wicking and includes odor control. They are also offered in the full CP size range which is prefect for those who are running a uniform program. Additionally, the uniforms are available in MultiCam, Woodland and Desert MARPAT, US Navy Types II and III (AOR 1 and 2) as well as NATO Woodland.

Be sure to check them out this week at Warrior West in San Diego. DriFire products are available for unit and Agency purchases through ADS Inc.

Crye Precision – LVS Now Available

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The LVS from Crye Precision is now available. We first showed it to you at SHOT Show 2016. The first thing you will notice is that the LVS base vest requires no external carrier at all. This is due to their unique “Insert As Vest™” architecture. In fact, although it’s stiffened, there is a special storage system to ensure the vest is stored properly to keep its shape.

It uses their proprietary 3 dimensional forming technology which shapes the vest to directly match the contours of the human body. This means a new level of concealment and comfort that only this production process can deliver. Because it is molded, the armor will not crumple and fold up in the bottom of the carrier.

You’re generally going to wear the LVS Base Vest concealed. However, there are multiple covers available for the LVS, for various purposes. The Base Vest is Grey in color and offered in Small – 2XLarge in regular and tall sizes. LVS is Certified NIJ-0101.06 Type IIIA. Optional side armor panels are also available.

Yes, it’s comfortable. Yes, people have been wearing it for quite awhile and no, the sweat issue you’re going to bring up isn’t much of an issue, so long as you take care of your equipment and wipe it down after use.

TacJobs – Crye Precision Seeks Director of Product Development

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The Opportunity
We’re expanding and as our business grows and our product range broadens, we’ve found it necessary to make significant investments in our organization. Notably, we’re completing our new 85,000 sq ft landmark facility which is designed from the ground up to facilitate innovation. Similarly, we’re investing in our people and are looking for someone who’s personally supportive of our customers and equally driven to deliver exceptional products for our market. We’re seeking the right person to lead our product design efforts from concept through production and beyond. This position reports directly to the COO and CEO.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Design or a related field.
• 10+ years established experience with a background in product design and development.
• Excellent real-world design sensibilities. Our work is highly technical and the successful candidate must be comfortable working at the highest levels of product strategy and equally comfortable helping resolve intricate technical details with the design team.
• Proven expertise leading and managing a creative technical team.
• Must have extensive product development process management experience.
• Proven experience in maintaining design intent from concept to final product.
• Proven expertise in keeping multiple projects on schedule without sacrificing design quality.
• Soft goods/apparel and hard goods design experience is critical – hands on working knowledge of modern fabrication tools and techniques is important.
• Our ideal candidate has a well-developed working knowledge of garment making, metal and plastics manufacturing techniques, rapid visualization and prototyping… someone who feels just as comfortable in a sample shop as they do in a meeting room.
• Proficiency with full MS Office Suite and Adobe Suite of products.
• Advanced 3D modeling, surfacing, and rapid prototyping background is desired.
• Must be an excellent communicator throughout the organization.
• Must have a keen sense of our markets and design directions within our industry.
• Must be able to quickly visualize and communicate concepts with the group
• Must have an innate sense of brand and style and be able to consistently translate that into product development decisions.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Be accountable for the overall output of the design team in terms of quality, schedule, and cost.
• Help the design team successfully navigate all the technical challenges inherent to innovative product development.
• Help vet, analyze and select successful new product concepts.
• Work directly with the Production Department and other departments to ensure that the Design Department is providing the most value possible to the company.
• Create, maintain and achieve aggressive product development timelines.
• Create, track and meet product development budgets.
• Be the top-level representative of the Design Department within the company.
• Make Design Department staffing decisions.
• Allocate Design Department resources for all projects.

To apply, email

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

SHOT Show 17 – SIX12 Wood Stock Kit

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017


It’s a bit jarring given how ‘futuristic’ the SIX12 appears, but it also looks pretty slick. It’s also an officially offered accessory kit and not just a concept.

SHOT Show 17 – Crye Precision T-Shirt

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Each year Crye Precision offers a new T-shirt for sale, with proceeds to benefit various special operations charities. This is the 2017 shirt.

SHOT Show 17 – Crye Precision

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

A couple of years ago Crye Precision made the decision to not exhibit anything new at SHOT Show that wouldn’t be released on that same year. Consequently, there aren’t a lot of new items on display but they are definitely worth checking out.

Maritime JPC 2.0

The big story is the Maritime JPC 2.0. Using the basic construction of the JPC 2.0, including the rapid don/doff capability, this Maritime variant is manufactured from wayer shedding materials like mesh. Models available to accommodate SAPI and Swimmer Cut armor plates.

Maritime Pouches

Crye Precision created a suite of Maritime Pouches accompany the Maritime JPC 2.0. Using similar mesh construction of the Maritime JPC, the suite consists of Frag Pouch, GP Pouch 6x6x3, 5.56-7.62 Pouch, GP Pouch 9x7x3, 152/Bottle Pouch, amd Pack Zip-On Panel which are the most popular of the Smart Pouch Suite (SPS).

Maritime AVS

Similar to the Maritime JPC, this version of the AVS was developed for a special customer. They eliminated the foam in the back panel and incorporated printed mesh.

MOLLE Zip-On Panel 2.0

Updated version of the original, zip-on panel for Crye armor carriers. Incorporates bolt cutter/hydration pocket. All of the 2.0 zip-on panels are now available in just two sizes, S/M and L/XL rather than four sizes for the plate bags.  Fits many other brand vests.

Pack Zip-On Panel 2.0

This Top Loading zip-on pack panel incorprates bolt cutter/hydration pocket as well as two side access mag pockets. Fits many other brand vests.

Pouch Zip-On Panel 2.0

Like the others, this zip-on panel also attaches to the rear of an armor carrier. This one features the bolt cutter/hydration pocket as well as two side access mag pockets, but it also offers GP pouches which will accept the SPS inserts. Fits many other brand vests besides Crye.

Hitcoat Shoulders

Some customers wanted the molded armor protection of the Hitcoat shoulders but in a fashion which would attach to a more traditional armor vest.

Range Belt

The Range Belt is very similar to the LRB except that it offers an Austrialpin buckle for convenience as a more traditional belt and no hard loop. It’s not intended as a life support item.  Designed to be worn alone, inside the Modular Riggers Belt, or on top of the MRB Inner Belt, the Range Belt has inner Velcro to mate with the MRB Inner Belt. Additionally, it can be worn with other belt systems.

Contaminated Water Dive Suit

Developed for the Office of Naval Research, this dry suit attacked the problem of the interface of the suit to the full face mask which is where contaminants often infiltrate.

The Crye Precision solution was to move the interface away from the face as seen here.

One advantage is that facial hair doesn’t affect the seal. Additionally, this solution eliminates the head harness, long the source of headaches.

– Eric Graves
SSD Editor