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Warrior West – Massif

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

We recently wrote about the new Army Combat Shirt – Type II created specifically for use with the Soldier Plate Carrier System.  Many readers seemed displeased with that Army directed design and mentioned several attributes they’d like to see in an improved design.  Massif is already one step ahead of you with their new Advanced 1/4 Zip Combat Shirt (FR).

This commercially available FR combat shirt incorporates a 1/4 zip polo style collar along with increased printed FR fabric that extends down the aide of the garment to increase camouflage. Additionally, the SuperFabric elbows will accept padding.

Offered in Black, OD and MultiCam sizes XS – XXXL.

Army Combat Shirt Type II

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015


The US Army is fielding an updated version of the Army Combat Shirt called the Type II (still in OEF-CP). The ACS Type II has a narrower torso to accommodate the SPC which requires the shirt to offer more camo coverage on the yoke, chest, and sides. Massif is selling an ACS Type II, with slight fit modifications, but the same camo/solid configuration as the Army’s. As you can see it also incorporates a zippered, polo-style collar.

Massif Sponsors Best Ranger Competition

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

It’s great to see our friends at Massif pitching in.

The Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning has a tremendous legacy, and Massif is proud to debut their support as a Silver Sponsor of the 32nd annual event. Most rangers are familiar with our Army Combat Shirts, but we’re hoping the 20 units of our CoolKnit T-Shirts will help keep the rangers cool and dry when the action heats up.    he Best Ranger Competition rewards teamwork. Massif is honored to be a part of that team, helping the armed forces stay safe and comfortable in the competition, on the battlefield, and beyond.

PCU Levels 1 & 2 Available Now from Massif

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Although Massif is well known for their FR garments, many do not realize that they were called upon by USSOCOM in 2011 to help modernize the multi-level Protective Combat Uniform. In addition to the Level 7 garments we recently featured, Massif also manufactures the non-FR Level 1 and 2 items. Although the designs remain simple, they achieve functionality and comfort due to the little things. For example, across the span of garments in the system, seams don’t fall one atop the other despite their ergonomic shape. Additionally, the Polartec fabrics chosen for these garments revolve around moisture management featuring excellent wicking and air permeability properties.

Now, the actual garments issued to SOF, are available to individuals as well as units and agencies not included in the original program.

PCU Level 1 Top

PCU Level 1 Top
Made from Polartec Powerdry 3.4oz/yd, the old 1/4 zip polo style has transitioned to a crew neck to reduce bulk.

PCU Level 1 Pant

PCU Level 1 Bottom
Made from Polartec Powerdry 3.4oz/yd.

PCU Level 2 Top

PCU Level 2 Top
Made from Polartec Powerdry Grid Fleece 3.9oz/yd, this is a 1/4 zip design. The waffle pattern fabric compresses to half the size of its predecessor.

PCU Level 2 Pant

PCU Level 2 Bottom
Made from Polartec Powerdry Grid Fleece 3.9oz/yd. The waffle pattern fabric compresses to half the size of its predecessor.

Massif will be attending SHOT show this year and will be available for private meetings. For an appointment please email

Happy Holidays from Massif

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


photo credit: The stunning photo of Crater Lake was taken by KKELLYIMAGES (Massif’s former Senior Customer Service Rep Kristan Williams)

Massif Offers PCU Level 7

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Designed for use down to -60 Deg F, the Level 7 garments from Massif are components of the latest update of the USSOCOM issued Protective Combat Uniform, Block 2. Yes, this is the actual garment issued to SOF. Although Massif is well known for their FR garments, the Level 7 Jacket and Pants are non-FR.

Massif did a great job redesigning the garments which retain the same overall functionality of their earlier incarnations with a few new enhancements. They’ve significantly reduced the weight from earlier incarnations of PCU Level 7 knocking about 25 ounces off of the total weight of the Jacket, Vest and Pants (size Medium) in this version.

The big story here is the fabric selection for this ensemble. The face fabric is 2.1oz Nextec Peak 40D Ripstop which is not only lightweight and tear resistant but the fabric is encapsulated in Silicone so it sheds and won’t absorb water. The liner too is a lightweight 40D ripstop fabric but is 1.5oz Brookwood Ecology which you may remember from the Level 4 windshirt. It has a very soft hand and is comfortable against wind and sun chapped skin. For insulation, Massif chose 3.6oz Climashield Apex for its CLO factor and compressibility. Zippers are color matched and incorporate zipper garages.

Level 7 Jacket

Massif PCU Level 7 (1)

The Jacket has an ergonomically shaped, helmet-compatible smart hood for improved peripheral vision. It has a rear adjustment cord with barrel lock to keep it where you want it.
Massif Lvl 7 hood
Additionally, there are two internal mesh pockets for water bottles or other items you need to keep warm as well as a zippered chest pocket accessible from the outside of the jacket.


Finally, there are two large, hand warmer pockets accessible via zippers on each side of the jacket.

Level 7 Pant

Massif PCU Level 7 (2)

The Pants have full side zips for ventilation, and easy donning and doffing. Additionally, there is reinforced fabric along the knee for increased durability. They’ve also retained the elasticized waist to accommodate varying thicknesses of underlayers.

Overall, this new design has reduced garment weight, and improved functionality and comfort. Feedback from the field has been very positive.This a great opportunity for individuals as well as organizations that are not part of the SPEAR program to incorporate Level 7 into their gear. It’s important to note that Massif offers GSA and contract pricing for approved customers. Additionally, they have been very good in the past at working with individual military and LE. Available in MultiCam, sizes Small – XXLarge in Regular and Long lengths.

Massif Clearance Sale

Friday, September 26th, 2014

As you may recall, Massif was recently purchased. I have heard they are in the process of preparing some new products. They’ve also placed several items (both FR and non-FR) on clearance at really great prices.