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SHOT Show 18 – Crye Precision Follow Up

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Based on the pre-SHOT Show release, several questions and comments arose which I will address in this follow up.

First off, G3 is not going away. Although that was the plan initially, there are too many customers using the garments so they will continue to be available.

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As for G4, I’ve taken some photos of the new design features to give you a better idea of what is going on. This manikin is a great example of how the designs would be used.

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For example, you can see the charge loops.

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Also, please consider that the G4 has a better and more consistent fit between Combat and Field uniforms. Additionally, the VTX ripstop fabric, has some mechanical stretch.

There are also new Airflex Impact Pads. The operative word here is Impact

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Several commenters were upset that Crye had not introduced MultiCam printed torsos into their Combat Shirts. They are available, for those customers who want them.

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Finally, despite not being in the catalog, the original JPC will still be available.

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CORDURA Brand and Crye Precision Bring Lightweight Comfort to Latest Mil-Spec Uniforms

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

New CORDURA® x Meet the Maker series video to highlight Crye’s state-of-the art G4 uniform

WICHITA, KS – January 22, 2018 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Crye Precision have collaborated to create a new generation of military uniform fabric technology powered by the long-lasting durability of CORDURA® fabric combined with lightweight comfort and added mobility. Made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTXTM Ripstop material constructed with stretch CORDURA® NYCO fabric technology, the latest G4 Uniform represents the next generation of combat apparel. It will be featured in the latest installment of the CORDURA® brand’s ‘Meet the Maker’ series, which highlights the two brands’ longstanding collaboration.

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“We are excited to once again be working with Crye Precision on the cutting-edge of military fabric technology,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “The goal of our Meet the Maker series is to highlight the power of collaborative problem solving with our brand customers, and celebrate our shared values. This latest installment with Crye is a testament to passionate innovation and our long-term durable bond.”

The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design for reduced bulk and enhanced wearer comfort under body armor. INVISTA T420HT patent-pending high tenacity fiber technology helps optimize the pants and sleeves for lightweight strength, and zippered shoulder pockets leave room for essential gear.

“From uniform fabrics to heavy duty plate carriers to backpack fabrics, CORDURA® brand is the gold standard for nearly our entire line,” said Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Crye Precision. “We’ve been working with CORDURA® fabric since our very first G1 uniform, and we continued to use it in our AC uniform and G3 uniform after that,” added Johanna Bloomfield, lead designer at Crye Precision. “For G4, we wanted to create a fabric that was lighter and stronger than our current fabric.”

The G4 uniform’s VTXTM Ripstop fabric construction offers multiple benefits when compared to standard 50/50 NYCO Mil-Spec material. Driven by a 17% lighter weight and 4x more breathable material, its comfort properties are key for consumers who are often wearing uniforms for long and demanding periods of time. In the field, its practical technologies include 3x higher tear strength and 60% faster drying fabric.

“The most rewarding part of the job is knowing that the products you’re designing are being used in the real world by end-users that are rappelling, climbing over walls and fast-roping out of helicopters,” said Brad Thomas, retired special forces and product manager at Crye Precision. “Our new G4 uniform and fabric is so reliable, the servicemen don’t have to think about it. And I don’t think we would have had the success that we have had without CORDURA® fabric.”

To experience the story behind the collection, view the new CORDURA® + Crye ‘Meet the Maker’ video here. Or stop by the Crye Precision booth #32403 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, 2018. The uniform will also be on display at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, January 25, 2018 at the CORDURA® brand booth #54037-UL.

Crye Precision to Host Annual Charity Auction at 2018 SHOT Show

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Brooklyn, NY – Jan. 19, 2018 – Crye Precision®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has announced that they will be hosting their annual charity auction at the MultiCam® booth (#32408) at the 2018 SHOT Show, in Las Vegas, held January 22-26th.

Each year Crye Precision® sponsors a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds being provided directly to three military charities; the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Unit Scholarship Fund, and the Navy SEAL Foundation.

As in years past, items for auction are an assortment of high-end rifles and pistols. Among the items to be won, include: Noveske N4-PDW INFIDEL, 10.5” 5.56 Switchblock, 12.5” N6 Enhanced, SAKO TRG 22 Finland 100 limted edition rifle, Colt Combat Unit Rifle and M45A1 Pistol, Troy SOCC™ Carbine 14.5?, Shadow Systems custom Glock 17, Weapon Outfitters custom upper and an Archon Arms Type B pistol. Auction begins at show open Tuesday, Jan 23nd, with winners being chosen at 1pm on Friday the 26th.

The company will also continue its fan favorite, time-honored tradition of raising funds for these organizations via the 2018 Hot Shots calendar sponsorship. For a suggested donation of $20, you can pick up a wall calendar for yourself and have it signed by featured models Kelly Hall and India Reynolds, at the MultiCam® booth throughout the duration of the show.

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Custom Flexfit MultiCam®/CP Logo snapback hats, 1947 LLC snapback hats and the MultiCam® T-Shirts will also be available for a $20 donation to the charities throughout the show while supplies last.

“We at Crye Precision, and in the U.S., are eternally indebted to our Servicemen and women for their input towards our product development but far more for their sacrifices in protecting our freedoms,” stated Crye Precision Founder, Caleb Crye. “These are great organizations that do tireless work to support the families of our Special Operations warriors.

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Crye Precision to Introduce New Products at 2018 SHOT Show

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Manufacturer to Unveil New Generation of Combat and Field Apparel Among Other Items

Brooklyn, NY – Jan. 15, 2018 – Crye Precision®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has announced that they will be unveiling several new products at their booth (#32403) at SHOT Show 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, to include the next generation in their Combat and Field Apparel line.

Crye Precision® will unveil the brand new G4 line, including the Combat Shirt and Pant, Field Shirt and Pant, FR Combat Shirt and Pant, and FR Field Shirt and Pant.

This next generation of Combat Apparel, from the company who brought you the original Combat Uniform, features the exclusive stretch VTX™ Ripstop fabric, constructed with Invista’s T420 high-tenacity nylon fiber, allowing the uniform to be light yet strong. The integrated stretch allows for a slimmer cut with maximum mobility. Pockets are low profile and engineered to reduce bulk while still allowing room for all essential gear. Mesh venting is incorporated throughout the garments for maximum air-flow and breathability.

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The G4 Combat Shirt, features a set-in shoulder pocket with internal expansion, set-in loop with a low profile pen pocket. With VELCRO® tab closures at the cuff, a longer shaped hem in the back and a flatlock seam at both the front and back of the side panels. Enhanced fit and function are the top priorities. Underarm panels are shaped for enhanced mobility, sleeves are darted for an ergonomic fit, and the internal elbow pad pocket is minimal and lightweight.

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The G4 Combat Pant features multiple pass-throughs to the low-profile cargo pocket to secure charges. The adjustable padded waist features a low-profile die cut VELCRO® adjust tab, and is lined with moisture wicking material. Front thigh pockets are larger, mesh lined and have a secure zip closure. A dedicated knife holder is included with a reinforced opening.

The G4 Field Uniform also features VTX™ Ripstop fabric. The integrated stretch allows for a slimmer cut while maintaining maximum mobility – even under body armor.

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The G4 Field Shirt, like the Combat Shirt, was created with maximum comfort and functionality as priority. Designed as a tailored utility shirt, the chest pockets are noticeably sleek, with flaps engineered to be tucked in for ease of access, along with zippered shoulder pockets that reduce bulk while still allowing room for all essential gear.

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The G4 Field Pants were also constructed with Invista’s T420 high tenacity nylon fiber, to be light yet strong. Like the Combat Pants, pockets are carefully located and intentionally engineered to reduce excess material and weight. There’s an adjustable waistband and mesh venting throughout the pant for maximum air-flow and breathability, providing the maximum comfort even under the most stressful situations.

Both the G4 Combat and Field Uniforms are available in a brand new innovative FR Fabric, called High Strength Commando Twill, providing lightweight FR protection with a high strength-to-weight ratio. The unique TWILLSTOP™ construction is made with inherently FR fibers, and has high tear and tensile strength tested in both wet and dry environments. The fabric quickly self-extinguishes and maintains 8.5 times higher air permeability and faster dry time than 50/50 NYCO. The Coolderm ™ moisture management technology wicks sweat away from skin, and the overall construction is lightweight with an ultra comfortable feel.

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Another new addition is the innovative AIRLITE® SPC™ (Structural Plate Carrier), which incorporates the lightweight mobility of the favorite JPC™ and the structural support of the AVS™ & CPC™. It provides you with one of the most versatile carriers to date. This minimal armor vest is designed for maximum mobility, weight savings and packability. The vest is designed to provide a variety of configuration options to suit an operator’s needs in protection, modularity and comfort. The vest features the AIRLITE® STRUCTURAL CUMMERBUND system with an Integrated Attachment System that allows pouches to be mounted internally and externally. The cummerbund can be used with StKSS™, allowing for the wearer to relieve the load bearing on the shoulders, without compromising additional weight and bulk, and while improving comfort and ventilation.

Crye Precision® will also be highlighting:

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· The AIRLITE® SLC BELT provides comfortable support with a streamlined fit while reducing weight using the patented AIRLITE® system for mounting pouches.

Side flaps with snaps allow for quick and easy attachment and removal of drop holster systems. Inside reinforced pockets allow the belt to integrate seamlessly with STKSS™ (Structural Kinetic Support System).

· The AIRLITE® SLC BLAST BELT provides level IIIA ballistic protection in a low profile package allowing for a streamlined fit while reducing weight. It uses the patented AIRLITE® material for mounting pouches. Side flaps with snaps allows for quick and easy attachment and removal of drop holster systems.

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· AIRFLEX® IMPACT PADS represents the latest embodiment of Crye’s integrated joint protection system. Designed to be compatible with all uniforms, these highly engineered protective pads are crafted for mobility, comfort and performance. The new COMBAT KNEE PAD features a re-engineered flexible cap for complete freedom of movement and provides 40% improvement in impact protection over previous pads.

· JPC™ STRETCH CUMMERBUND & STRETCH DETACHABLE FLAP add a new level of comfort and gear access to your carrier. Heavy duty elastic accommodates 5.56 and 7.62 magazines, radios and other mission critical items and provides a snug custom fit on the wearer.

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· The Crye Precision LRB™ is a stable and comfortable load-rated platform belt that performs as a duty/gun/gear belt. Independently tested to meet the static and dynamic strength requirements of EN 358. (Fall prevention test standard.) This belt is flexible for comfort but sturdy enough to support a holster and other heavy gear. With the included LRB™ FLOATING LOOP, you can attach a restraint to virtually any point along the belt, making it an ideal choice for aerial platforms.

Adding the optional LRB™ LEG LOOPS turns the LRB™ into a full EN 12277 (When used properly, this combined system conforms to EN 12277 Test standard for mountaineering harnesses, 2015 Edition.)

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· The Crye Precision ASR™ (ADJUSTABLE SAFETY RESTRAINT) LANYARD is officially approved for use by USSOCOM as a travel restraint during helicopter operations – and can be quickly and easily adjusted from 18″ – 30″. The ASR is designed to be used in conjunction with the LRB™.

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1st SFAB Issued Crye Precision’s Adaptive Vest System

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Army’s newest Brigade was recently issued the Adaptive Vest System by Crye Precision.

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The US Army photo above, is of CPT Jay Beeman, a Combat Advisor team leader in Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 1st SFAB.

Crye developed AVS as a fully scalable armor/load carrying system which offers everything from a low-vis rig to a fully armored load-bearing vest. It has been in use with USSOCOM since 2012.

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Above is the full range of AVS components. Below, you can see AVS in Plate Carrier and Assaulter configurations.

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Despite the recent controversy over unit motto and beret, the 1st SFAB is definitely a unit to watch. Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Mark Milley cleared the air on the beret color and proposed motto, and the unit is busy recruiting experienced NCOs to fill their ranks. Once candidates complete their assessment and training program which includes language and SERE instruction, they will receive a $5000 assignment bonus.

1st SFAB’s Combat Advisors will also use some of the latest individual equipment. In addition to the AVS, 1st SFAB is slated to be one of the first units to receive the new M17 Modular Handgun System. Additionally, they are on track to issue the Ops-Core FAST MT helmet also used by SOCOM.

The genesis of this SOF equipment crosswalk is a visit GEN Milley made last year to the 75th Ranger Regiment. He saw the equipment being used by the Rangers and directed PEO Soldier to acquire it for select Army units. Since then, PEO Soldier has been working with USSOCOM’s PM-SSES at Natick, as well as industry to procure a variety of SOF unique systems for their use. AVS is one of the first items fielded under this arrangement.

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.

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

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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.

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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.