Helikon-Tex introduces PenCott GreenZone versions of the Mojave desert boot this week.
Helikon-Tex introduces PenCott GreenZone versions of the Mojave desert boot this week.
WESTLAKE, OHIO, USA, OCTOBER 7, 2014 – MMI Textiles introduces Hyde Definition’s PenCott™ family of patterns into its strong portfolio of military textile products. The PenCott™ inventory will initially consist of the BadLands™, GreenZone™, SandStorm™ and SnowDrift™ patterns on 500D Cordura, Nylon-Cotton Ripstop, and 50D Polyester fabrics – all printed and finished to meet US milspec nIR standards. Future production will also expand to include Asia for delivery to our customers who manufacture their end products in the Far East. Additional fabric and fabric-based substrates will be added to the portfolio as well – some of which will also leverage new printing technologies.
Increased availability of PenCott™ patterns, with commitment from the MMI Team
MMI has always had a strong commitment to the US armed forces, and many of our international customers also seek quality products that have been manufactured to US standards. We have over 30 years of experience in the military market producing cotton, nylon, polyester and blended fabrics. The PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns greatly enhances our existing product offering and we are excited to have this opportunity to increase sales and marketing efforts for this newly created partnership. For further information about the PenCott™ patterns, please visit www.HydeDefinition.com and/or the PenCott™ Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/PenCottcamouflage.
PenCott™ – Mission Critical Camouflage: the science behind the solution
The development of the PenCott™ pattern began in 2005 as a result of Dom Hyde noting that virtually all current-issue military camouflage patterns for clothing were ineffective in many environments and missions in a post 9/11 world. Dom’s decades of studying and experimenting with thousands of camouflage designs and the direct result of several years of independent research and development has gone into the creation of PenCott™.
The 360° pattern geometry – with the inclusion of large, medium and small fractal shapes – makes the PenCott™ patterns effective at close, mid and long range; and because of its non-linear orientation, the full effectiveness of the pattern is retained whether the wearer is standing, kneeling or prone.
Battle System LLC has added PenCott BadLands and GreenZone as pattern options for the Marker Panel, Individual, LW Mk1. I am a huge fan of the MPILW and I think it should be standard issue for everyone. It’s lightweight, durable and effective, transforming from a compact 2.5″ x 2.5″ x .75″ to a full 17″ x 17″ reversible to orange for signaling.
Today, Hyde Definition has announced the latest addition to the PenCott family, the PenCott BlackOps “urban” pattern – first seen as a sneak-preview for SPARTANAT at the IWA exhibition in Nuremberg.
Designed for LE, Government agency, and Military Special Operations units, in addition to functioning as a “lifestyle pattern”, PenCott BlackOps enables the tactical operator to “own the night and dominate the fight.” BlackOps will compliment units’ existing black kit, and is the “perfect pattern for disappearing into the shadows of the man-made landscape, and for projecting a an intimidating, show-of-force image to visually and psychologically dominate your opponents.”
In the above photo, Lawrence Holsworth, Hyde Definition’s Director of Business Development and Marketing, is seen wearing a Tactical Polo in the BlackOps pattern. BlackOps will be available exclusively on Silent Knight noiseless, stain-resistant, static-free, knit fabric.
Platatac is offering their Soldier integrated Combat Cobra belt in PenCott patterns for a limited time – less than 15 belts of each color and size are available for purchase. Manufactured from MILSPEC high breaking strain para tape and tube tape, and featuring a single row of PALS webbing and an aluminum Cobra Buckle, the SICC is great for running a pistol holster and mag pouches, multiple utility pouches for general use, or just holding up a pair of pants. It’s also compatible with a padded first line belt such as Platatac’s Young Gun Belt or 3S Belt.
Made in Australia. Available in PenCott BadLands and GreenZone.
Hyde Definition’s PenCott camouflage line has captured the attention of the international market, as can be seen at IWA 2014, where one can view the various companies that have adopted PenCott patterns into their product lines.
Helikon-Tex will be introducing new clothing items at IWA 2014, including a new line of professional combat gear called “Direct Action Gear”. This new line was developed with input from Brandon Webb and “Drago”, 2 former US Navy SEALS, and Jacek Kowalik and Andrzej Kisiel, 2 former members of Polish SF unit GROM.
Slovenian brand UF PRO is launching their new Striker XT BDU system at IWA 2014. The new brand will be available in GreenZone and BadLands camouflage. UF PRO is set up in Hall 9, Stand 317.
JK Defence’s SABRE brand will be showcasing their “Ghostwalker Gear” line in PenCott patterns. SABRE is set up in Hall 4, Stand 236.
Leo Koehler will be unveiling their new Cold Weather Smock in PenCott Snowdrift at IWA 2014. Leo Koehler is set up in Hall 9, Stand 337.
TAC Wear will have prototypes of their new PenCott clothing range on display at the TACPROGEAR booth. TACPROGEAR is set up in Hall 9, Stand 248.
Double D Armory has announced that they will be offering both individual parts and fully-constructed rifles with a mil-spec hard coat anodized finish in the following PenCott patterns: GreenZone, SnowDrift, SandStorm, and BadLands. To celebrate, Double D is offering a pre-sale discount on complete rifles. The patterns will be available as an option during the pre-sale.
Germany-based SABRE Shop has just released their Special Forces Smock, Gen. III and Sniper Trousers, Gen. II in Hyde Definition’s PenCott SnowDrift pattern. The Special Forces Smock and Sniper Trousers were developed with input from the Sniper cadre at the International Special Training Center (formerly: International LRRP School) in Pfullendorf, Germany.
- Extended pocket openings to protect against falling out of material
- Cordura in the lower third of the pockets
This has been in the works for a little while and we’re happy to see it announced. I’d expect a few other announcements along these lines coming in the near future as well.
Tactical Tailor, supplier of rugged, 100% American-made tactical equipment to Warfighters around the world, is proud to announce it will be building equipment in the PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns.
The effectiveness camouflage should not gauged by popularity, nor aesthetic appeal. Camouflage is measured by its ability to mask shape and form to prevent detection. The successful use of camouflage—or its compromise—often determines mission success, mission failure and even mission completion. It is for this reason that Hyde Definition calls their patterns Mission Critical Camouflage, and it’s because of PenCott’s efficacy that TT added the Badlands™ and GreenZone™ variants to its equipment camo pattern options.
“We haven’t just looked at T&E results,” says Tactical Tailor’s GW Ayers, “We did our own research. We took it to the field and sent it overseas…the results are in. We need to offer PenCott™.”
“Tactical Tailor makes some of the most rock solid and effective gear on the planet,” says Lawrence Holsworth, Hyde Definition’s Director of Business Development. “It’s a great honor to be working with them—and a testament to the effectiveness of PenCott™’s patterns that they chose us.”
Hyde Definition’s family of patterns features a unique, hybrid, 3-in1 pattern geometry that is more organic and natural looking than typical camouflages. It provides superior concealment at all ranges. Founder Dominic Hyde realized the deficiencies of many such patterns years ago and set out to design a new pattern geometry that would be more effective and adaptable than any other patterns available.
“The PenCott™ patterns are enjoying great growth internationally,” Holsworth advises, “so teaming up with Tactical Tailor will help us consolidate and build on that success in the US market as well.”
Tactical Tailor will initially be offering equipment in BadLands™ (for dry, upland, bushland, semi-arid and transitional terrain) and GreenZone™ (for verdant temperate, tropical and semi-tropical operations). There are two other patterns, with a fifth in development: SandStorm™ (for arid, desert terrain) and SnowDrift™ (for snow and winter terrain). The last pattern is called MetroPolis. It’s an urban/industrial/low-light pattern scheduled for release in 2014.
“Sandstorm™ and SnowDrift™ are great patterns, no doubt,” Ayers continues, shading his eyes with a grin and looking into the distance. “and MetroPolis is intriguing. However, I can neither confirm nor deny we’ll be doing anything with those in the future.”
View the entire line of Tactical Tailor PenCott™ offerings:
Learn more about PenCott™’s international use: in use all around the world: www.facebook.com/Pencottcamouflage
The limited edition Striker Badlands Combat Shirt was created specifically for the Special Intervention Forces of the Silent Heroes Foundation, an organization that battles illegal rhinoceros horn trade in South Africa.
It features sleeves made of 50/50 NyCo ripstop Badlands camo, which are equipped with the typical Striker pocket configuration.
The torso and arm pit area uses a new Merino/COCONA knit for quick re-drying of the torso and arm pit area, which also offers excellent wear comfort. This fiber contains active charcoal to suppress bad odor after long periods of wearing. UF PRO air/pac inserts in the shoulder area provide further comfort.
The elbow areas are designed to hold D3O Trio Mid protectors, for additional elbow protection.