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FirstSpear Friday Focus – The Squadron Smock Returns!

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Its Back! The FS Squadron Smock is back and better than ever, now built with FS ACM MID 400 through the torso for maximum wicking and warming comfort.

The Squadron Smock is a hybrid garment that depending upon your circumstances can be a uniform top, a weather barrier, or even hasty load carriage. An oversized hood will fit over your helmet with most NVGs attached and an easily adjusted stiffener in the bill will help keep the shape.

Loaded with pockets and features, the Squadron Smock has a loose fit to accommodate additional layers. Oversized buttons that interface into slightly undersized holes provide security from windblast received in open vehicles or helicopters. Tough and flexible brushed Nylon exterior with a Wool interior made 100% in the USA out of 100% US materials. The Squadron Smock has so much character that Colonel Sir David Stirling would have worn it!

The squadron smock will be available in Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Manatee Grey, and even some Multicam has been rumored. Coyote is in stock and shipping now. Place your order today for Ranger Green, Black, Manatee, or Multicam – shipping next week!

For all those who waited patiently for the Squadron Smock enjoy 10% off MSRP on any Smock from now until SHOT Show ends – January 26th 2018.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Merry Christmas from FirstSpear

Friday, December 22nd, 2017


Introducing a new addition to the FS hydration line up, the 750ml STASH™ uses the same quality material and RF welded construction used in the 1L, 2L, and 3 Liter hydration bladders. Simply twist to collapse down to 1/4 of its filled size minimizing the space used in your pack. 50% lighter than most hard bottles.


This weekend only SSD readers take free domestic ground shipping on your entire cart and Spend $200 or more and get the new 750ml collapsible water bottle FREE! Merry Christmas from FirstSpear!


FirstSpear Friday Focus Non-Standard Non-Stocking Strandhogg / Retro-Fit Cummerbund

Friday, December 15th, 2017

FirstSpear has a run of Strandhoggs and Retro Fit Cummerbunds built in the older Coyote just a shade darker than the new spec for Coyote 498.


SSD readers get the first look at a non-stocking run of 100% new Strandhögg plate carrier systems and the Tubes Retro-Fit Cummerbund all constructed in FS 6/12 from a slightly darker shade of the spec Coyote 498 currently in production.



Government run Strandhögg comes with an ultra light weight Amphibian cummerbund (no flotation inserts) and standard 6/12 front and back panels featuring comfort padding and ventilation channels to keep you cool.

Retro-Fit Cummerbund


Retro fit your current carrier with FirstSpear Tube technology on the Reto-Fit Cummerbund for single hand operation to don and doff your plate carrier in just seconds. Includes 6/12 cummerbund and male Tubes panel that goes under the front flap of your current vest. Works with most vests that have a pass through channel in the back of vest. Includes a pocket to hold 6×6 side plate or bungee tabs to hold 2 M4 magazines on each side.

Supplies are limited! No back orders will be filled. Maintains standard FS lifetime warranty on materials and craftsmanship. Made in the USA.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – American Wool Mid Shirt

Friday, December 8th, 2017


The FirstSpear ACM Mid 400 material is a dual layer wool combination that works to pull moisture away from the base layer to help keep you cool or trap warmth when its cold. This material makes for an exceptionally high performance garment that can be worn all on its own or as another layering component. The mid shirt features a 2/3 front zip for extra comfort when layering or a quick vent when you get hot. A high collar will keep your neck protected and comfortable when running a sling.


Constructed from ACM MID 400: Dual layer 100? USA Wool Exterior, 100? Polyester Interior.


Now available in all new Charcoal, Sand, Commando, and Manatee Grey. Made in the USA with USA Materials.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Wind Cheater

Friday, December 1st, 2017


Constructed from a brushed 330D Ambush with a DWR coating, the Wind Cheater is one of the most versatile technical apparel garments in the FS line up. Highly Breathable yet stills shed wind and light moisture thanks to the durable water repellent coating. Although not waterproof, the Wind Cheater will dry exceptionally fast.

Lightweight and durable the Wind Cheater can be worn all on its own or used as a great layering component. Features an extra large hood you can wear over a hat or ballistic helmet with a wide range of adjustability.

In-Stock and Shipping now in Coyote, Ranger Green, Black, and Manatee Grey.



FirstSpear Friday Focus – Black Friday

Friday, November 24th, 2017



FirstSpear Friday Focus – NSNS Gas Mask Pouch

Friday, November 17th, 2017


From the Non-Standard Non-Stocking section of first-spear.com comes a limited run item built for FS professional users. Originally designed to hold an Avon Gas Mask with the modular capability to mount direct to a belt or ran as a thigh rig set-up this gas mask pouch is light-weight and extremely comfortable. Use it as a dump pouch for the range or as larger storage pocket off your belt.


Available in limited quantities of Black only, no back orders will be filled. Made in the USA.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – FAST Helmet Covers

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Designed to fit the Ops Core FAST helmet series, the FirstSpear helmet cover is designed with a snug fit to ensure the cover remains secure during Free Fall or rotary wing operations. Integrates seamlessly with night vision and communication equipment as well as facilitate the secure attachment of strobes, cell tags, and other IFF.

Two distinct styles are available in standard FS color options. The solid stretch variant is built with 520E and the hybrid incorporates 520E with mesh construction on the outer panels.


Both options will ultimately allow the user to adjust their helmets pattern, preserve finish, and help dampen noise during impact. Made in the USA.