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SHOT Show – High Ground Gear

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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This new as-yet-unnamed belt will integrate with any of their pack systems. It will accept any riggers belt yet incorporates their patented quick release system that detaches the belt from the pack. It features non-slip material in the lower back to keep it in place even during hot, sweaty marches. The rest of the belt is padded with spacer mesh on the interior for comfort. The exterior incorporates PALS webbing and the belt is stiffened to enhance load carrying comfort and stability.

Coming soon from www.highgroundgear.com.

Warrior Expo – High Ground

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

You’re going to look at this and say, “What the heck is that?” Sure, it’s a zipper sewn to a strip of hook and strip of loop, but what does it do?

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The answer is so simple that you’re going to wonder why no one has done it before. To see the answer, make the jump.

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AUSA – Christini Motorcycles

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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Christini All Wheel Drive Motorcycles is working in tangent with High Ground Gear to provide a militarized version of their Christini AWD 450. They have added a wide variety of enhancements to the bike including the skid plate as well as other reinforcements around vulnerable components.

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In addition to Christini’s special subdued color package, High Ground provides camouflage and PALS fields to the bike on the fender, tanks and body.

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www.christini.com

MDM – High Ground

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

High Ground unveiled their new HG831 Pack. It’s a natural progression of the HG830 Frame which has been very popular with JTACs and other personnel who like to use its PALS field to configure their equipment for specific missions. The JTAC community came to High Ground looking for a means to adapt a pack to the frame for multi-day missions.

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High Ground’s answer is the HG831 which integrates their 3-Day Pack Bag unto the frame. It retains PALS compatibility for mission equipment such as radios but adds the versatility of a compartmented 3-Day bag riding piggy back.

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www.highgroundgear.com

TacJobs – High Ground is Accepting Resumes for a Number of Positions

Monday, September 17th, 2012

After a phenomenal first year of designing time-saving, decision enhancing tactical nylon products, High Ground is seeking to grow its team. All skill sets are welcome to apply. But candidates with the following qualifications will receive priority:

•Must have a thorough understanding of today’s battlefield equipment and challenges, preferably through personal experience but may also be from years of translating warfighter requirements into product concepts
•Must have a creative mind, able to envision new products for streamlining battlefield procedures and able to enhance legacy products by reducing weight and / or cost to manufacture
•Must have a detailed knowledge of current DOD purchasing vehicles (TLS, GSA, BAMS, etc)
•Must be able to generate opportunities with DOD Agencies (DARPA, AFRL, MARCORSYSCOM) for large scale High Ground purchases
•Must have significant leadership experience managing the efforts of a diverse team of geographically disparate professionals
•Must be able to deliver presentations to large audiences
•Must be able to draft White Papers in order to educate government agencies to a particular battlefield problem and the subsequent High Ground solution
•Must be able to travel 30% of the time in order to support end-user visits, trade shows, and B2B teaming arrangements
•Must be willing to relocate to the Philadelphia, PA area
•And absolutely must have a sense of humor. Sad sacks need not apply.

Interested candidates should contact High Ground Customer Service at cs@highgroundgear.com or call (800) 783-2065 for salary and benefits information.

High Ground Improves 300 rd Drum Pouch

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


High Ground has made some improvements to their 300 rd drum pouch in order to make it compatible with the Army’s issue packs. They’ve also added a small zippered pouch to the outside for items like tools.

They aren’t on the website yet so call if you need any.

www.highgroundgear.com

MultiCam Materials – 500D Cordura

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Every two weeks SSD showcases a different MultiCam print fabric from Duro Textiles LLC. This week, we are covering Beaver. MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. After a great deal of commercial success and adoption by elements of US Special Operations Forces, in 2010 MultiCam was selected for use by the US Army as its Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Duro prints on genuine Cordura fabric from Invista. A mid-weight fabric, 500D Cordura is rapidly becoming the industry standard for load carrying items that need to be light and durable. This material is coated on the back side for water resistance and features a face side finished with a durable water repellent.

Specs:
Finished Width – 60 inches cuttable
Finished Weight – 7.1 oz/yd² approximately
Fiber Content – 100% Nylon
Construction – 46/35 (warp/fill)
Breaking Strength – 453/348 (warp/fill) (lbs, minimum)

DOWNLOAD Test Report here.

Manufactured from 500D Cordura for its great balance of weight and durability, the new High Ground Plate Carrier incorporates several interesting features.

First off is the Mix-&-Match cummerbund with internal as well as external cummerbund PALS webbing. Additionally, the bungee system allows you to change out whole cummerbunds rather than reconfigure MOLLE pouches. The HGPC also incorporates a cable routing system to eliminate cable clutter. You can also ditch your plates one at a time without dropping the whole carrier kind of like in the first gen of BALCS carriers. Finally, it incorporates an internal pocket for flat items (or your hands) that is accessible from either armpit as well as internal breathable spacer cloth to assist with air flow.

Overall, the HGPC weighs only 2.5 lbs due in no small part to fabric selection. Please note, it is only available in MultiCam and Coyote.

Duro offers progressive pricing based on the number of yards ordered. For more information on this or any of the full line of MultiCam fabrics visit www.multicamfabric.com or email Galpen_Ben@DuroLink.com.

Every Other Chest Rig On The Planet Is Now Too Heavy

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

‘Every Other Chest Rig On The Planet Is Now Too Heavy’ – That’s a pretty bold statement made recently by gear manufacturer High Ground as they introduced The Chest Rig. Even the name implies that there can be no other.

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The rig is reversible – MultiCam to Coyote and features integrated ITW buckles to allow instant transition from H-Harness Shoulder Straps to Plate Carrier integration. As you can see it’s PALS compatible and relies as much on the pouches for structural support as they do upon The Chest Rig. It’s as bare bones as it gets.

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Yes, some of us have seen a similar product in the past from Crye Precision where users obtained extra AirLite cummerbund panels for the Jumpable Plate Carrier and attached them to the front in order to rapidly reconfigure loads. It wasn’t by design as much by user adaption and its difficult to obtain a JPC let alone an AirLite cummerbund. The major difference here is that this was designed to work this way from the outset and includes a chest rig H harness with articulated shoulder straps seen here. I’m sure it’s going to be popular but I’m just as sure that there will be detractors based on its similarity to the Crye design.

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www.highgroundgear.com/products/chest-rig

High Ground ALICE Frame Modular Panel

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Despite its propensity for falling apart, the ALICE frame just won’t go away. Rather, it remains popular due to its ability to accept a wide variety of irregular loads becoming a modern day pack board. High Ground recognized its adaptability and decided to make it MOLLE compatible as well. They’ve created a new modular panel that attaches to the frame making even more useful for a variety of applications.

www.highgroundgear.com

TacJobs – High Ground Sales Associate

Monday, December 5th, 2011

High Ground is seeking applicants for a new position. While the job title is “Sales Associate”, but after reading through this description, I’d say it is a higher profile job and a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a company that has a long history. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. High Ground itself may feel like a start up, but it’s foundation is a time honored business, that is well respected in the contract sewing business.

Here is what High Ground is looking for in their sales force:

This is an outside sales position, located on the East Coast, and intended to service East Coast SOCOM. Travel expectation is high: 50%-75%.

Qualifications
• Must be excited to help create a new and innovative Tactical Gear Company
• US SOCOM Experience a plus or Conventional US Military Experience with Supply/Procurement Experience
• Must Understand SOCOM / DOD Methods of Purchasing
• Demonstrated successful sales experience or a successful tour as a Military Recruiter
• Aggressive listener, possessing the ability to interpret customer’s requirements
• Willingness to travel 75% of Time (including overseas)
• Professional manner; able to relate to SOCOM Operators and SOCOM purchasers
• Disciplined, able to work independently with strong initiative
• Goal Oriented
• Excellent Communications Skills
• Must have sense of humor

General Responsibilities
• Responsible for developing and/or maintaining relationships with operator-level, military members in order to demonstrate new products, get feedback, and respond to operator needs
• Responsible for developing and/or maintaining relationships with Program-level military purchasers in order to demonstrate new products and incorporate those products into military component’s supply system
• Maintain and Cultivate Distributor relationships in target military base regions
• Responsible for understanding and educating new sales personnel on current and/developing SOCOM Purchasing Vehicles
• Execute company sales plan and help support sales team efforts
• Develop and submit sales forecasts when required.
• Perform “prospecting” and “qualifying” sales calls via telephone and internet.
• Able to Learn and understand HG products and HG Design Philosophy
• Conduct business in an ethical and truthful matter.
• Help support trade shows and exhibits.

Interested parties should email info@highgroundgear.com.