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TacJobs – Massif Marketing/Communications Manager

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Massif, a leading producer of cutting-edge flame-resistant outdoor clothing and fabrics for military and law enforcement applications, is seeking a Marketing/Communications Manager to build the value of Massif’s brand by developing and implementing marketing plans, and ensuring that all Company marketing and other communications support the Company’s brand message.

Key responsibilities include assisting in developing the Company’s brand message; creating marketing materials for Sales and Customer Service; developing and implementing advertising and promotional programs; writing and editing responses to government solicitations; and maintaining Company presence on social media platforms.

This full-time position is located at Massif headquarters in the beautiful resort town of Ashland in southern Oregon. Massif offers a casual, collaborative, fast-paced and high-energy work environment, as well as competitive wages and benefits.


* Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communications, or equivalent education or experience
* At least three years’ marketing experience
* Demonstrated proficiency in writing for a range of audiences
* Ability to think creatively outside the framework of traditional marketing strategies and tactics
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including persuasive, creative, and technical writing skills
* Team-player orientation
* Ability to organize and effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
* Self-initiating, with ability to work independently
* Ability to influence without formal authority
* Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
* Excellent computer skills ( Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite)
Massif is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please email cover letter, resume, three business references, and five-year salary history in Word format to

Massif – Caldera Windshirt

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The Caldera Windshirt from Massif is an FR performance garment unlike anything else on the market. I’ve had one for several months. While it was a bit much for me during Virginia’s humid summers, now that Fall has arrived, it is an excellent garment. Don’t get me wrong, it’s surprisingly breathable, but this isn’t the kind of thing I’d wear during oppressive humidity. This is a studio shot of the Caldera Windshirt, but it shows how it is cut. It can be worn as an outer layer, or by itself.

The Caldera Wind Shirt is constructed from two different Massif fabrics.

The Battleskin fabric is used for the torso. It is durable, yet breathable and FR. Their SABA fabric used for the sleeves and upper chest, is a revolutionary new two-layer laminate system that combines proprietary FR processes with unique knit structures. Massif’s SABA fabric is lightweight, has extremely high breathability, and an advanced Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment, making it perfect for under armor applications and advanced layering systems. The proprietary knitted nylon face has an extremely smooth hand, adding to its next-to-skin comfort and enabling quiet operation.

The Caldera Windshirt has a similar construction to the Army Combat Shirt and can be worn with lightweight base layers, mid-weight base layers, or as a stand-alone garment for year round use.

It has a 1/4 Zip neck allows for easy donning and doffing, along with easy ventilation.

I like the flat seams used on the shoulders which cut down on chaffing.

In addition to internal mesh elbow pad pockets, the Caldera features shoulder pockets with mesh backers for ventilation, a pen pocket on the left forearm and adjustable wrist cuffs.

Finally, there are elastic thumb loops inside the cuffs. These stay out of the way, if you’re not using them.

Offered in MultiCam, sizes XS-XXXL.

USAF Security Forces Select Massif For Non-FR Combat Shirt

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Earlier this week, the USAF’s Security Forces Center awarded Samtech dba Massif $6,659,305.01 to provide non-FR Combat Shirts for all SF. It’s a Digital Tigerstripe variant of a combat shirt but non-FR for home station wear with body armor.

This photo is of a version procured under an earlier contract.

UPDATED – This is a photo of the actual Massif design.

Marine South – Massif ELEMENTS Jacket

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The ELEMENTS Jacket is made from Massif® Battleshield X™ FR fabric which incorprates Gore® membrane technology. This makes it very wind resistant. Versions have been certified by all four services for flight use.

Designed for wear over a flight suit or uniform and under armor
Full front zipper with protective wind flap
Low-profile shoulder pockets for easy access to gear
Large zippered hand pockets
IR tabs on both shoulders
Flapped pen pockets on shoulders
Flapped pocket on left forearm for pens or flashlights
Right forearm zippered storage pocket
Easy grip zipper pulls
Waist drawcord cinches jacket closed

Above is a Desert variant of the jacket but it is also offered in OD, Coyote, USAF Tigerstripe, Black and MultiCam.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Massif has several new items this season and everything is available now.


First up is the Altitude Jacket and Pant. Made from SABA, a nonmembrane softshell. It’s an FR softshell for Infantry that is highly breathable intended for 3-season use due that incorporates DWR. You can move in it and not build up sweat. Plus, it’s the quietest fabric in Massif’s lineup. Think Level 3, action suit. They’ve slimmed the fit down a little and it’s meant to be worn by itself or with under layers. You’ll notice some common DNA in the Jacket’s layout but the Pant is something completely new. Look for zippered slash front Alpine pockets as well as low profile internal cargo pockets with Velcro closure. Rear pockets also close with Velcro.


Next up is the Rainier Winter Combat Shirt. It’s a hybrid design, crafted from Battleshied in the upper torso and arms for climate control which is an exclusive Gore FR stretch fabric for Massif. This is combined with FR SABA fabric in the torso for breathability. It’s a classic FR Combat Shirt design with a 1/4 zip front.


The Caldera is an FR Wind Shirt. It’s made from two fabrics. SABA on the upper torso and sleeves and a new fabric called BattleSkin on the torso. It’s a plaited fabric which means it’s a single layer fabric, knitted with a nylon face and a Nomex modacrylic on the back. This also means it’s very breathable and dries really fast. The Caldera boasts a walk dry time of 22 minutes which beats the pants off of the current mil-spec of 60 minutes.

TacJobs – Massif seeks Military Sales Representative

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Massif is expanding their Sales Team again, seeking a Military Sales Representative to drive sales of the Company’s high performance FR apparel products.

Located in the beautiful resort town of Ashland in southern Oregon, Massif is producing cutting-edge flame-resistant outdoor clothing and fabrics for military, law enforcement, flight operations, and wildland fire-fighting applications. The company is casual, fast-paced and high-energy and offers competitive wages and benefits.

The location of this position is to be determined (Massif’s headquarters in Ashland, Oregon or another strategic location within the U.S.)


Minimum 5 years’ sales experience, including 3 years’ sales experience in military/government channels, preferably in area of high performance apparel

Comprehensive understanding of the military/government procurement process

Experience in selling to the U.S. Navy and/or National Guard preferred

Please apply through Massif’s website at


Caveat Emptor – Counterfeit FREE Jackets

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

counterfeit on left (Small)

We take the subject of counterfeit equipment making its way into the supply chain very seriously.  When we found out counterfeit Massif FR garments had started popping up, we knew we needed to put the word out.

Like most counterfeits they are pretty good and will fool you at first glance.  These garments were manufactured and labeled to appear to be authentic Massif Flame Resistant clothing, but they are not.  So far, we haven’t seen any show up on the backs of service members and we want to see it stay that way because these garments are likely NOT FLAME RESISTANT.  That could end up being a real tragedy.  

We’ve received this alert from Massif.  

We are concerned for the safety of our soldiers and want to spread the word.

Any Massif branded jacket or trouser labeled with content “65% Polyester 35% Cotton” is NOT a Massif FREE garment. This is a counterfeit.

Visit for photos of the counterfeit label.

In addition, if any Massif garment does NOT include a Garment ID#, please contact Massif so we can investigate accordingly.

Massif takes pride in the protective nature of our garments. We control all flame resistant inventory carefully and can assure you the counterfeit garments did not come from within our Supply Chain.

We warrant and guarantee Massif gear purchased directly or through authorized dealers (

If you need FR protection, don’t try to save a buck and cut corners by buying it from an unauthorized source. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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.