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IWA 18 – SOD Spectre Beer Shirt

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Italy’s SOD offers a plaid option called the Spectre Beer Shirt. It’s available in this Red variant or a Dark Grey.

www.sodgear.com

IWA – SOD

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

One of the first companies we ever covered in SSD was Italy’s SOD. It’s great to see them continue to innovate.

They’ve done their booth up right, showing an abbreviated history of Italian warriors.

They’ve introduced a line of knitted next-to-skin layers with targeted zones knitted differently for performance.

SOF has also introduced shell garments in a winter variant of Vegetata camouflage.

However, their bread and butter remains their specialized combat clothing and load carriage.

www.sodgear.com

PenCott Teasers

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

We’ve raved about Slangvel’s custom caps in the past. Check out these M43s in PenCott Camo.

We also told you that Italian combat uniform producer Special Operation Division would be producing uniforms in Hyde Definition’s patterns. Here’s your first look at the GreenZone pattern.

SOD to Offer PenCott Camo

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Italy-based Special Operation Division (SOD) has announced that they will be offering Hyde Definition’s PenCott family of camouflage patterns. PenCott will be added first to the European market and then to SOD USA once it gets under way. Eventually, SOD plans to offer the entire line in the family of patterns. Below you can see SOD’s Spectre Shirt in three different versions of the PenCott pattern; GreenZone, Badlands, and SandStorm respectively.

It is important to note that these are not actual garments in the PenCott patterns but rather photographs of SOD clothing modified to give you an idea of what they will look like once they enter production. You can click on any of the photos to enlarge them. We have included a couple of interesting items to give you an idea of what various gear will look like.

www.SODgear.com

www.HydeDefinition.com

SOD Boonie Hat

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We first published this article in June of 2008. Even today, we still feel that Italy-based SOD manufacturers the finest Boonie Hat available. In addition to Crye MultiCam and the standard Green and Tan colorschemes, SOD offers several Italian camo patterns. If you are looking for a Boonie, this is the one to get.

This is the first in a series of articles on the SOD line of products. I have already made mention of the attention to detail that the crew at SOD pays to their designs. For their boonie, they started with Crye’s already fantastic design and improved it even further.
SOD Boonie Hat
The design features a wide brim with multiple stitching reinforcements. It is a little wider than the Crye hat but not was stiff as the Crye. The pile tape and, nylon webbing camo band, and barrel lock are all treated with the Multicam pattern.
SOD Boonie Rear
The sweatband is terry cloth as used in the Australian boonie hat.
SOD Boonie Hat Interior
Additionally, where the Crye boonie has only one slash vent backed with mesh netting, the SOD features two.
SOD Boonie Side View

SOD is currently in negotiations with a US distributor. In the interim, you can see SOD’s website here

Boonie Hats

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

We have fielded a lot of questions recently about Boonie Hats, particularly since Crye did not re-release their previous design. The word we have received is that a Booonie will be coming from Crye in the future but it won’t have all of the bells and whistles of the previous design.

SOD Boonie

There are a lot of options out there but they are all pretty much cookie cutter copies of the US GI-issue Sun Hat. However, one design stands out and is available now and our recommendation goes to it. Last June we wrote an article about the Special Operations Department Boonie. They took inspiration from the discontinued Crye Boonie and made further improvements.

It features two Velcro patches (crown and under rear brim), a sweat band, four slash vents, and a tightening band around the crown. They are available in Multicam, Tan, Black, Night Blue, Desertico CB62 (the desert pattern of Italian SF), Desertico EI (standard Italian Army desert pattern), and Vegetato EI. Be sure to reference the original article for further details. To order go to SODgear.com. Prices are in Euros.

SOD – Helmet Cover

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

SOD Helmet Cover

SOD is an Italian company that combines the attention to detail of a fine Italian tailor with the needs of a Soldier.

SOD Helmet Cover - Top

Probably the first thing that everyone who sees SOD’s products notices are the little touches. In the picture you can clearly see that the velcro pile is Multicam.

SOD Helmet Cover - Goggle Retention Strap

Additionally, the goggle retention strap utilizes a brass fastener as well as Multicam print webbing.

SOD Helmet Cover - Front
These aren’t knock-offs of Crye’s designs, everything SOD does is a refinement of Crye Precision’s original styles. Those of you familiar with Crye’s Future Force Warrior helmet cover will recognize the reinforced material at the front of the cover. SOD produces kit for the Italian Special Operations Forces and constantly tweaks their products based on the operational experience of their customers.

SOD Helmet Cover - Pocket

SOD has also incorporated a pocket with dummy cord loop for battery packs and NOD counter-weights as well as channels for power cables.

In addition to the ever popular Multicam, most of SOD’s line is availabe in Tan as well as Vegetate Woodland and Desert camo patterns. This is truly the high end of Soldier Systems. If you appreciate well thought out equipment with the extra touch, then check out SOD.

They can be purchased from SOD.

SOD Boonie Hat

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

This is the first in a series of articles on the SOD line of products. I recently received a full set of SOD’s clothing. I have already made mention of the attention to detail that the crew at SOD pays to their designs. For their boonie, they started with Crye’s already fantastic design and improved it even further.
SOD Boonie Hat
The design features a wide brim with multiple stitching reinforcements. It is a little wider than the Crye hat but not was stiff as the Crye. The pile tape and, nylon webbing camo band, and barrel lock are all treated with the Multicam pattern.
SOD Boonie Rear
The sweatband is terry cloth as used in the Australian boonie hat.
SOD Boonie Hat Interior
Additionally, where the Crye boonie has only one slash vent backed with mesh netting, the SOD features two.
SOD Boonie Side View

SOD is currently in negotiations with a US distributor. In the interim, you can see SOD’s website here