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FirstSpear Friday Focus – ADS Warrior West

Friday, April 29th, 2016

This week, we’d like to remind you that FirstSpear will be displaying at booth 205 at ADS Warrior West at the San Diego Convention Center May 4th – 5th.

They will have some of their latest kit available on display including the AMU Certified Aegir-38. Hope to see you there!

First Spear Friday Focus – The Other Guy Softshell Jacket

Friday, April 15th, 2016

This week, we’ll take a look at one of the first clothing items introduced by FirstSpear, the Other Guy Jacket.

The Other Guy Softshell is now available on the Non-Stocking Non-Standard section. It features two zipped chest pockets, a zippered poacher pocket at the rear with zippered openings on either side and zippered upper arm pockets with Velcro fields. This Coyote color is all that is available.


There is limited sizing and an even fewer number of FR versions of this jacket on the FirstSpear site for sale. These are the original production versions, and once they are gone, they are gone. However, FirstSpear has an updated version of the Other Guy in development right now, so it will return!


FirstSpear Friday Focus – MultiCam Anorak

Friday, April 8th, 2016

In this week’s Friday Focus we’ll show you a rare run of MultiCam versions of their Combat Anorak.

With the same features as their solid color Combat Anoraks, these MultiCam variants are availsble only in their Non-Stocking Non-Standard section of the website.

This limited run was manufactured as prototypes, but FS currently has no plans of putting them into production. So, it’s first-come, first-served.

Sizes are limited. However, unlike the oversized production model, sizes are true. If you wear a Large, order a Large.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear To Attend TTPOA 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016


FirstSpear will be attending one of their biggest law enforcement shows in the US at the 2016 TTPOA SWAT Conference in San Marcos, TX April 6th-10th. All attendees will receive an official FS/TTPOA draw string bag at sign in, while supplies last.

Stop by FirstSpear booth B22 and check out some of the most advanced land and maritime based plate carriers available to Law Enforcement agencies.



FirstSpear Friday Focus – Easter Weekend Sale

Friday, March 25th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, FirstSpear is offering the SSD readership a special discount for Easter weekend. All Soldier Systems readers can take advantage of 15% off the “Everyday Wear” section on first-spear.com AND free domestic ground shipping on orders over $100.

FirstSpear is offering new hats, long and short sleeve t-shirts including the new Strandhogg long sleeve, pullovers, and more.

No need for any codes, it is all set-up on the website.

www.first-spear.com – Everyday Wear

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Combat Anorak

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Combat Anorak, Coyote

For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at an update on a classic garment, the Combat Anorak. We first featured the Combat Anorak in 2011, when it was part of NFM’s GARM combat clothing line, imported by FirstSpear. Since then, FirstSpear has moved production to the USA, and the Anorak is now made of Nextec epic fabric, which is a highly water-resistant, silicone-encapsulated nylon.

With a classic Anorak cut it is a lightweight garment that is intended to serve as a shell over all of your equipment. Consequently, it is very generously cut and extends down low on the torso with a lower cut on the rear. In fact, generous might be a bit of an understatement; I’m currently able to comfortably wear a small as an overgarment, and I usually wear a large military jacket. Granted, that’s with standard clothing underneath, however even then there’s still some room to layer.

Venting is facilitated via a quarter length zipper from chin to chest as well as a mesh insert integrated into the back flap.


Internal gear is easily accessed by a tug on a pull tab. The half moon opening features two zippers as well as a snap backup to keep the opening securely closed. You grab the tab and pull down. With practice this can be done one-handed.Additionally, there is an access flap on the back of the Combat Anorak for packs or back panels.The hood is large enough to fit over a helmet and features four points of adjustment which are simple to use. Two of the hood adjustments are on the rear. That small flap covers a barrel lock that pulls the lower portion of the back toward the rear.The shoulders are capped with lightweight Cordura and the cuffs are secured via Velcro adjustment to accommodate a wide range of layered garments. Additionally, there are small 1? Velcro squares on both sleeves and the rear of the hood for IR or other ID squares. The Combat Anorak stores inside an integral stuff sack and can easily be carried in a pack or cargo pocket.


Available in Coyote and Urban Discreet, sizes SM – 2XL.

www.first-spear.com – Combat Anorak

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Bullfrog

Friday, March 11th, 2016

For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at the FS Bullfrog.


The Bullfrog is one of the latest in FirstSpear’s line of user driven Maritime Plate Carriers, designed to fill the role of a passive/slightly positive approach for a Maritime Carrier, as requested by select FirstSpear end users. In that regard, the Bullfrog utilizes a unique foam insert that has been environmentally sealed in a watertight nylon laminate; the foams have been constructed in specific layers and densities so that the maximum amount of flexibility with the lowest possible amount of bulk is achieved.


The Bullfrog also utilizes the FS standard Buoyancy Compensators in the front and rear, which provide 5 lbs. of lift each, and is also adaptable to the belt mounted TFSS Flotation system, or various Flotation Collars. The Bullfrog is best paired with either FS’ Neutrally Buoyant Ballistic Plate, or the FS Patrol Plate.


Currently available in Coyote, in either Medium or Large SAPI plate cut.

www.first-spear.com – Bullfrog


FirstSpear also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the Skid Plate. The Skid Plate is an accessory designed for SAPI Plate Carriers, used for long-term high abrasion-resistant protection for plate carriers exposed to the abuse from caving ladders and other cable assist climbing implements. Despite the appearance and feel of the high tenacity fibers used in the construction of the Skid Plate, it is not ballistic. It’s also only available in black.

www.first-spear.com – Skid Plate

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Wind Cheater Now Available In Manatee Grey

Friday, March 4th, 2016


For this week’s Friday Focus, FirstSpear is announcing the availability of the long awaited Manatee Grey colorway for the Wind Cheater shell. The Wind Cheater is a durable yet breathable lightweight shell made with Duro Ambush with DWR treatment, which provides protection from light precipitation. The Wind Cheater also compresses well for storage, and is flexible, with a longer tail that will keep the wearer’s lower back and seat covered.


The Wind Cheater sports a number of features that benefit the overall functionality of the shell. The articulated hood is sized to fit over a helmet, and includes rear bungee retention, which allows the wearer to adjust it to their optimal size. Both sleeves feature zippered bicep pockets, FS’ low-profile Velcro attachment panels, and adjustable cuffs. Pit zips on either side of the Wind Cheater offer improved airflow and ventilation at the user’s discretion. The Wind Cheater also has two large-sized zippered torso pockets.


www.first-spear.com – Wind Cheater