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GROM Selects SPITFIRE Plate Carrier from Direct Action

Monday, September 25th, 2017

According to information released by the Polish Public Information Bulletin (Biuletyn Informacji Publicznej), in a document entitled “ZP-24/DOiB/2017”, the Polish special missions unit GROM has concluded a tender process and selected the SPITFIRE® Plate Carrier from Direct Action® as its new battle vest.

No further information about the GROM contract is available at the present time, but further information about the SPITFIRE® Plate Carrier can be found on the Direct Action® website at directactiongear.com

Direct Action® will also be exhibiting at the NTOA Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona on Sept. 24-25, visit them at booth #123.

ONE299 Frame

Monday, March 13th, 2017

At the recent IWA in Germany, I noticed that Polish brand Direct Action was experimenting with ADA’s ONE299 pack frame from Australia. I had previously mentioned it during SHOT Show 16, so it was great to see it getting out there.

The concept behind this expandable, polymer frame is that it is designed to accommodate the 1st through 99th percentile Soldier. Via five length configurations, the frame will telescope from 413 to 528mm.

There are multiple attachment points throughout the frame to accept various packs and suspension systems.

IWA – Direct Action Sniper Panel

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The Sniper Panel uses the standard zippers on Direct Action’s Hurricane and Tempest chest rigs to move the sides of the rigs further out leaving a flat surface at the center of the chest in order to get a comfortable prone shooting profile. Additionally, the shoulder straps mount directly to the panel for comfortable wear. The panel includes a zipperd compartment for the storage of flat items.


Direct Action Updates Us On Their IWA Plans

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This year’s IWA in Nuremberg is a great oportunity for Direct Action®. Not only will we be showing our new products, but also the path we are taking with our future designs.


During 2016 we were able to tighten the cooperation of our R&D team with one of the most elite SF units in the world. In response to their needs, we were able to develop a whole range of gear designed for use in field / combat operations including:

• TYPHOON chest rig – a lightweight, fully modular platform that combines a classic chest rig design with the option of a front ballistic plates
• WARHAWK rescue/gun belt – a 45mm wide belt with a Cobra® buckle
• Utility and Ammo Pouches for magazine or belt-fed small arms in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibre

Every piece of these systems was designed to meet the requirements of woodland operations, where you need to not only have fast and quiet access to your essential items, but also to protect them from dust, mud and grit.

Two noteworthy projects that we are showing at IWA are prototypes of Low-Profile and Slick sets designed specifically for urban operations.


Our Low-Profile set includes a lightweight, smooth plate carrier and pouch set designed to be worn under your outer clothing. We wanted this set to be as unobtrusive as possible, thats why we decided to use black and grey colors, a minimalistic cut and a minimum of Velcro.

A similar, but more combat-oriented set, is our Slick system. The work-horse of the system is a streamlined Plate Carrier with mounting points for any of our chest rigs. The second item in the Slick system is a new type of belt sleeve with elastic pouches sewn directly onto it. All of these items were designed for vehical-borne operations and/or for operations in extremely close quarters like buses or trains, where your gear needs to be as compact and streamlined as possible.


Here at Direct Action, the philosophy of gear as a system has always the keystone to our projects. In that spirit we continue to develop components for our flagship SPITFIRE Plate Carrier. At IWA we will be unveiling such much anticipated additions to the SPITFIRE system as MOLLE and Comms wings, Side Plate Mounts and our Assault Panel. We will also be showing prototypes of a peripheral ballistic system for SPITFIRE, both in our own cut and one designed to fit the popular BALCS soft ballistic inserts. As a result, our SPITFIRE Plate Carrier is one of the most scalable Plate Carriers on the market.

Most of these new items will become available in our online store during IWA, the rest will roll out in the following weeks.


Direct Action Gear Product Video Release: Hurricane Chest Rig

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As its namesake was for the RAF during the Battle of Britain, the HURRICANE® chest rig is the workhorse of the DIRECT ACTION® line. The HURRICANE® is a split front, full size, hybrid chest rig with fixed, integral magazine pouches for maximum weight reduction. The HURRICANE® can be used in regular, stand-alone mode and can also be attached to our plate carrier with a separate attachment kit.

• Proprietary laser-cut laminate, Cordura® 500D and softshell construction
• Integrated, adjustable magazine pouches, will fit: 8 x AR type, 4 x AK type or 4 x SR type magazines
• Fixed external pouches: two silent adjustable pouches, sealed zippered pouch and Velcro flap pouch for quick access items
• Flat inner pockets in each chest panel
• Low profile, adjustable harness with slots for PTT and additional accessories attachment
• Reinforced drag handle incorporated into harness design
• Body armor interface via buckles and additionally stabilized with Velcro adapters
• Antenna / cable routing loops
• 9 PALS slots on the sides for radio, medical or utility pockets, horizontal PALS slots under ammo pouches for tourniquets, pistol magazine pouches, etc.

The HURRICANE® Chest-Rig is in stock and available for online purchase in the US / North & South America at bit.ly/2fb9tF3 and in Europe / Rest-of-the-World at bit.ly/2gE0pZN.

The Hawker Hurricane was a single-seat fighter aircraft designed during the 1930s for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire in the popular memory of the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane actually accounted for 60% of the RAF’s air victories in the battle.

Of all Hurricane squadrons in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, No. 303 (“Ko?ciuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron was the highest scoring. During the duration of the Second World War, the RAF contained a total of 16 Polish fighter squadrons.

< Photo – Polish 303 Squadron pilots in front of one of the squadron’s Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, summer 1940. >

Photos source: www.wikipedia.com

Direct Action – Veteran’s Day Sale 

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Veterans Day Sale
Up to 20% off select items

Tomorrow is a special day. It is Veterans’s Day and the Polish Independence Day. To mark this occasion, we’re taking our hats off. But that’s not all we’re taking off. To honor those who have served, this discount will take 20% off the prices of our backpacks and bags and 10% off the rest of our products.

Honoring Those Who Served!


Direct Action upgrades website with ‘back-in-stock’ notification sign-up

Friday, September 16th, 2016


Lawrence Holsworth, Director of US Marketing for Direct Action, published a brief update regarding Direct Action’s website now featuring a ‘back-in-stock’ notification sign-up, which can be read in its entirety below:

At Direct Action, we care as much about providing great customer service as we do about developing and delivering the most advanced tactical gear possible. We know that some of you have found it frustrating to go online to order one of our products, only to discover the size or color you need is temporarily out-of-stock.

So to help improve our customer service, we’ve introduced a back-in-stock notification option that lets you sign up to be automatically alerted when a product has been re-stocked.

The functionality is simple : If the product you want is out of stock, just add your e-mail address in the text box and click the ‘subscribe’ button. When the product is back in stock you will automatically receive an e-mail with a link so you can click through to place your order.

This feature is now in place on both of our online stores at www.directactiongear.com.

Direct Action Gear – Tiger Moth Chest-Rig

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The lightest chest-rig in the DIRECT ACTION® line, the TIGER MOTH® combines extensive customization possibilities with a compact size – for when low-profile / low-bulk is required.

Photo – Tiger Moth Chest Rig – Adaptive Green

• Proprietary laser-cut laminate, Cordura® 500D and softshell construction
• Integrated, adjustable magazine pouches, will fit: 8 x AR type, 4 x AK type or 4 x SR type magazines
• PALS platforms on the sides for radio, medical or utility pockets
• Horizontal PALS slots under ammunition pouches for tourniquets, pistol magazine pouches etc.
• Body armor interface via buckles and additionally stabilized with Velcro
• Low profile, adjustable harness with slots for PTT and additional accessories attachment
• Flat inner pocket in chest panel
• Comms / antenna routing slots
• Available in Adaptive Green, Black, Coyote Brown, MultiCam® and PenCott-GreenZone®

The TIGER MOTH® Chest-Rig is in stock and available for online purchase in North America at us.directactiongear.com, in Europe at eu.directactiongear.com.

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth was a light biplane operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a primary trainer during WWII. Tiger Moths were also used by Air Observation Post (AOP) units such the Polish-manned No. 663 Squadron RAF (663 Polski Szwadron Powietrznych Punktów Obserwacyjnych) that served in Italy from 1944-45. Air Observation Post units working closely with Army units for artillery spotting and liaison.

Photo – De Havilland 82A Tiger Moth II in Polish Aviation Museum.

Photo – 663 Squadron insignia.

Photos source: www.military.wikia.com