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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Typhoon FR/Breathable Garments for Maritime Ops

Friday, September 15th, 2017

We’re presenting this Friday Focus from DSEI in London where we’ll take a look at two new maritime clothing systems from Typhoon International. Although FirstSpear does not manufacture Typhoon’s gear, the two companies have worked together as solution provides for multiple international customers. In fact, in these photos you’ll see FirstSpear and Typhoon offerings presented in complimentary fashion. Now in their 70th year, Typhoon International manufactures drysuits for some of the world’s most elite forces. Let’s take a look at two of their latest offerings, the FR/Breathable Coxswain/Crew Member Suit and the FR/Breathable Assault Suit. Both suits are manufactured from a WL Gore provided fabric which combines a waterproof/breathable membrane with their Pyrad FR capability which offers FR comparable to Nomex.

The FR/Breathable Coxswain/Crew Member Suit is a two piece design with a smock top and salopette pant. It weighs in at 1.35kg.

The hood is removable and Typhoon offers a couple of different styles. You’ll notice a slight gap at the hood zip. This is to accommodate a comms cord.

The smock also offers eel skin neck and cuff seals as well as pockets on the upper arm.

The salopettes are worn with braces (suspenders) and offer a convenience zip at the front. Finally, there’s a Kevlar overlay on the seat and knees.

The Assault Suit is a one-pice drysuit weighing under 1kg. Designed to go fast and light, it’s more of an operational suit than for training.


It has chest access, a convenience zipper at the front and Kevlar reinforced seat, elbows and knees.

The drysuit upper arm pockets are more streamlined than the versions on the smock.


While the garments are seen here in Black and UK MultiTerrain Pattern, Typhoon told me they cannot offer MTP to customers outside of MoD, but will use MultiCam instead. They also offer Green versions of these garments. Sizes Small-XXLarge.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non Stocking Non Standard – Tubes Split Front Modular Chest Rig

Friday, September 8th, 2017


Originally developed for a FS professional user the Modular Split Front Chest Rig is an ultra light load bearing harness featuring a 4” Tube quick release on the front and H style adjustable back. Industry leading 6/12™ attachment fields on either side of the Tube allows complete customization with your 6/12, 6/9, or MOLLE style pockets. One size fits all with a wide range of adjustment in the shoulders and waist.


Now available in the Non-stocking Non-Standard section of first-spear.com. Extremely limited quantities of Multicam only remain and no back orders will be filled.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Houston First Responder Assist

Friday, September 1st, 2017

FirstSpear proudly supports and thanks all of the selfless first responders who have answered the call during the rescue efforts since Hurricane Harvey. For any Thin Blue Line or Ragged Old Flag shirt sold through next week FS will send $10 to Assist the Officer, a 501c3 that has been serving Houston’s first responders for 30 years now. Grab a shirt on first-spear.com or consider donating directly to Assist The Officer at www.assisttheofficer.com.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Operators Two-Point Sling

Friday, August 25th, 2017

This week we’ll focus on the Operators Two-Point Sling, featured in Catalog V13.

Designed in conjunction with a Texas SWAT officer the Operators Two-Point Sling offers a low profile platform to secure your rifle with a wide range of adjustment that is easy to manipulate for a wide range of applications. 

This sling is designed specifically for AR Carbine style weapons but will fit a wide variety of SMG’s, Carbines and Shotguns. Low bulk, light-weight and extremely effective.

Available in Black or Coyote,

* QDs not included.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – USA Merino Wool Long Sleeve Field Shirts

Friday, August 18th, 2017

This week we focus on the all new Long Sleeve Field Shirts from FirstSpear. Constructed from ACM BASE 100, the lightest weight Merino Wool package from the ACM Technical Apparel line made from 38% Fine Merino USA Wool, 50% Polyester, and 12% Modal. All the benefits of wool in an ultra light super comfortable package. 

Works as an exceptional base layer to keep you cool when its hot or help trap warmth when your cold and wet. The Field shirt blends comfort, performance and fit to give you the very best in functionality, styles and colors to suit your next extreme adventure, train up and/or deployment.

Now available in Sand, Commando, Charcoal, and Black in sizes Small – 2XL. These are in stock now, and will ship next week.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Eleven 10’s TEMS Entry Aid Bag

Friday, August 11th, 2017

This week’s Friday Focus features Eleven 10 and the TEMS Entry Aid Bag which FS manufactures for them.  This Q&A offers some great insight.

What drove the development of the TEMS bag?

We found that most of the aid bags on the market were too large for a lot of SWAT entry medics, and were originally designed for the DOD and that medical mission set. Medics on SWAT teams usually carry less equipment than their DOD counterparts because of evac times and other factors. So, we worked on designing a bag that allows the medic to carry exactly what they need in a compact, slim lined package. The new TEMS Entry Aid Bag along with the TEMS First Line Pouch have really allowed the TEMS Medic to reduce the profile of their loadout, without sacrificing capabilities.

Was USA manufacturing important or necessary to 1110 for this bag? 

Absolutely. All of Eleven 10’s products are made in the USA. We made the decision to manufacture domestically when we created out very first RIGID TQ Case, and haven’t looked back since. It’s not a contract requirement thing for us, but a desire to see Made in the USA on more products in our industry.

How did the relationship with FS begin and why did you ultimately choose FS to manufacture the equipment, as well as use 6/12 technology on the bag?

We approached FirstSpear a couple of years ago to work on a new line of medical pouches for us. They have a great reputation of making solid, reliable gear and they are a 100% made in America manufacturer, so they fit well with the Eleven 10 brand. We also gravitated to their manufacturing techniques like 6/12, and the fact that they are always pushing innovation when it comes to soft goods. The 6/12 technology allows us to have the features we needed, but cut out a lot of the unneeded weight from the product.

What was the process like developing a product with FS? 

Product development with FirstSpear has been a refreshingly easy process. Whether we’ve needed an existing design moved right to production, or we had a design idea that needed further engineering, they’ve been a great partner. We’re able to get from drawings to having a prototype in our hands in weeks as opposed to months. This ultimately speeds up our entire product launch timeline.

Any new products on the horizon with 1110 and FirstSpear? 

We have several other products in the design and/or prototype pipeline with FirstSpear. So, you can expect some new products to drop in the near future.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Helmet Hut

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Designed for storage and transportation of your ballistic helmet and accessories, the Helmet Hut utilizes a padded construction with a helmet retention strap and internal pockets for organization.

Size : 14″ x 12″ x 8″

Available and now shipping in Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, and Multicam. Spend $150 or more this weekend and get a vacuum insulated travel mug free!


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non-Stocking Non-Standard Medical Pocket

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Originally developed for a FS professional user the medical pocket is constructed from 500D – approximately 8.5” X 6.5” with a 2.5” loop square and old school MOLLE attachment backer. Elastic daisy chain interior to secure a variety of medical or similar sized items.

Available in Ranger Green and Multicam in the non-stocking non-standard section, while supplies last.