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OR – Day 2

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Lots more cool stuff…

Camelbak
Camelbak has developed three new carriers that are low profile and designed to attach to the back of body armor via their proprietary Direct Armor Attachment System. They have also developed the Racebak which is the fusion of a performance sleeveless t-shirt and a bladder system. It goes back to Camelbak’s roots, bike racing but I have a feeling that we will be seeing the Racebak adopted by military guys and adapted to a number of uses.

Outdoor Research
OR will be releasing three new gloves in the fall. All three are manufactured offshore but designed specifically for the military retail market. This means the price point will be much lower than their issue gloves.
The gloves are:
Pile Driver – Hard knuckle
Flash Point – Minimalist FR
Storm Cell – Tight fit, Gore-tex insert lining

Fisher Space Pens
They expect to release a flat tan version of the bullet pen soon.

Lowa Boots
The Desert Elite boot that has been exclusive to the UK Task Force line will be available in the US this fall.

Vickers Tactical Gloves

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Vicker Tactical Glove

About a year ago, the Larry Vickers signature glove line hit the market and made an instant splash but seemed to fall off just as quickly as it appeared. But the gloves didn’t go away, and during the lull have been in use by a variety of personnel. Some of the delay was due to the distributor, Backyard Outfitter cutting their ties with Woolrich and reforming as a new company; Elite Operator Tactical. EOTAC is back and ready to hit the market with an improved line of clothing and accessories for the armed professional.

Obviously, based on the name, the gloves were designed by Larry Vickers. Many of you probably already know LAV so he should need no introduction, but for those of you who don’t know Larry, he is a retired career Army Special Forces Soldier and noted firearms expert and tactical trainer. Check out his website at the link below to learn more about him.

A few things about these gloves really stick out. When LAV was designing the gloves he didn’t want to just be another version of the same old flight glove copies everyone else was making so he worked with a well known glove maker from the outdoor industry to incorporate the latest in hand wear technology. Naturally, they are fire retardant and utilize a 9 oz Nomex knit on the gauntlet as well as on the back of the fingers and hand. Additionally, they have an ergonomic design found in few tactical offerings. What is really great about these gloves is that in addition to standard sizes (XS-3XL), they also come in Cadet sizes for those with shorter fingers. Finally, they are available in both OD and Coyote.

Based on price point and features, you really need to check these out.

For more information contact Vickers Tactical.

Be on the lookout for more information on EOTAC’s new line.