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Kryptek and Affliction

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Kryptek Outdoor Group Announces Final Judgement In Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Infringement Case Against Salt Armour, Inc., Alpha Defense, Inc. And Thomas J. De Sernia.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Defendants found guilty of willful infringement

BEAUMONT, TX, May 4, 2016. Kryptek Outdoor Group, LLC, a cutting-edge camouflage and apparel solutions company founded by U.S. Army veterans, today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has rendered a Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Defendants Salt Armour, Inc., Alpha Defense, Inc. and Thomas J. DeSernia for infringement of Kryptek’s intellectual property, resolving a lawsuit filed by Kryptek on September 9, 2015.

Kryptek filed the lawsuit after Defendants ignored Kryptek’s multiple requests to cease and desist brazenly creating, offering for sale, and selling counterfeit copies of Kryptek’s camouflage patterns and products in an attempt to capitalize on the uniqueness and popularity the Kryptek patterns. Kryptek developed and released its innovative patterns and products in connection with the U.S. Army Camouflage Improvement Effort begun in 2011. Defendants further falsely claimed on their websites that the counterfeited patterns were their exclusive creations and tried to conceal their true origin by renaming them.

The Court’s Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction of March 29, 2016 found that Defendants had infringed on Kryptek’s copyrighted and patented camouflage patterns and willfully infringed on Kryptek’s trademarks, and ordered Defendants to pay One Million, Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($1,075,000.00) as damages for the infringement, plus attorneys’ fees and costs of court. The Court also permanently enjoined Defendants from further infringing activities.

“Blatant attempts to misappropriate and capitalize on others’ innovative creations do not garner a lot of respect in my book,” said Butch Whiting, CEO/Co-founder of Kryptek. “We are pleased that the Court put a stop to this and is holding the Defendants accountable for their actions. We also hope this judgment sends a clear signal of our intentions to vigorously defend against further theft of our creations moving forward, both domestically and abroad.”

The case is Kryptek Outdoor Group, LLC v. Salt Armour, Inc., Alpha Defense, Inc., and Thomas J. De Sernia, case number 1:15-cv-00348-RC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division. Kryptek is represented by Stewart Mesher and Darlene Ghavimi of Conley Rose P.C.


IWA – Kryptek Altitude Pattern

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Kryptek is displaying garments in their new Altitude pattern.

Your prey takes form as a mist shrouded shape on a distant ridge. Above the tree line where the air is thin and cover is sparse, you need a camouflage that allows you to close the gap and retake the high ground.

One way to spot fakes is to look for the pattern’s name embedded in officially licensed Kryptek garments. If it’s not there, it’s not real. 

SHOT Show – Biothane Belt

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

So I’m in the Murdock Webbing booth when I spy a belt made from their Jacquard webbing in Kryptek Mandrake, treated with Biothane. I remarked that I didn’t realize there was Biothane webbing that thin. Then, the guys from Austrialpin added their Vobra buckle to the mix and we had a new concept for a belt.

The belt is not available, but the stuff to make it is.  

OR – Grand Trunk Introduces Krytek Patterns To Hammock Line

Thursday, January 7th, 2016


Hammock maker Grand Trunk has introduced Kryptek Highlander, Yeti and Typhon to their line.



TWN Releases Long-Awaited Kryptek Pattern: Universal

Friday, October 16th, 2015

WTP-848 Kryptek Universal-MC

PRINCETON, FL – October 14, 2015 – TWN Industries Inc., the leading Water Transfer Printing supplier, releases “Kryptek Universal.” Fans of the Kryptek line know that up to now all of their designs have required a specific basecoat color to be used in conjunction with their patterns. And while those requirements were put in place to ensure consistency across the brand’s multiple designs, Kryptek Universal is here to spice things up.

At first glance, the pattern seems like a greyscale version of previous Kryptek designs. However, this pattern is far from being lackluster in the color department. In fact, Kryptek Universal was designed to be used with any desired basecoat color. In doing so, Kryptek has essentially given WTP processors the ability to offer their customers a much broader variation of styles. That flexibility opens up the market for hydro dipping experts by giving them the ability to target a wider customer base. Kryptek’s passionate and loyal fans will also be sure to appreciate this new addition.

As always, the Universal pattern was created using Kryptek’s strict quality control procedures. It’s that constant attention to detail and continual improvement that results in top-quality products loved by outdoor adventurers who demand only the best performance from their gear.

The Kryptek Universal water transfer printing film pattern is available exclusively through TWN Industries, Inc. Three-meter accessory packs are available immediately. Place your production roll orders today. The part number for Kryptek Universal is WTP-848. To find a TWN Certified Decorator who can decorate products for you, or to purchase film, call 305-258-9622.


La Sportiva – Trango Cube GTX Highlander

Monday, August 17th, 2015

During the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market earlier this month, I had an opportunity to check out a new tactical version of the popular Trango Cube GTX from La Sportiva. The brand has long been embraced by the military who have issued at the unit level, several models of their civilian mountain boots. What’s interesting was their choice of color scheme for this militarized version of the Trango Cube. While the civilian Trango Cube GTX may be the most advanced boot in the line, the existing colors are hardly friendly to tactical climbing. As you can see, this version incorporates the Highlander transitional camouflage pattern from Kryptek.


The Trango Cube GTX features a new seamless, waterproof upper with protective rand and direct-inject lacing system. Additionally, this Gore-Tex lined boot offers an integrated removable tongue made from a soft stretch fabric to increase comfort. They’ve also reduced the weight from previous versions yet increased abrasion resistance. One of the ways they’ve reduced weight is with the La Sportiva “One” sole made by Vibram which offers a lower profile meaning lower weight.

Weight: 26.2 oz / 743 g
Sizes: 37 – 48 (half sizes)
Upper: QB3 Waterproof fabric/ Kryptek Highlander Print Cordura/ FlexTec2 fabric/ Thermo-Tech Injection
TPU lacing system/ PU Eyelets/ Vibram Rubber Rands
Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Insole: 4mm graded Nylon
Midsole: PU in toe and heel/ EVA in the central zone and in the heel / TPU insert for rear crampon attachment
Sole: La Sportiva “ONE” by Vibram (exclusive) with Impact Brake System
Construction: Board Lasted
Last: Trango


OR – Smith Elite

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Smith Elite introduced Kryotek coatings to their line with a single frame about 18 months ago and now they’ve expanded to three frames, Prospect, Hideout and Hudson which can be pur hased with Kryptek’s Highlander or Typhon patterns. The Typhon is so subtle when matched with a grey lens that you can’t see it more than a few feet away.


These eyepro all exceed US MIL-PRF-31013 clause & ANSI Z87.1 and feature anti-fog coating.