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Warrior Expo East – DRIFIRE Fortrex Fabric Follow Up

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


Here is some additional information on DRIFIRE’s new Fortrex fabric which combines drirelease‘s fast dry moisture management and odor control with the known FR protection of Dupont’s Nomex and Kevlar.

Warrior Expo East – Salewa

Friday, July 13th, 2012

I’ve got to start by telling you that I have been wearing Salewa footwear for about 6 months now. I love them.

Salewa is a 75 year old Italian mountaineering brand that just launched a footwear brand about 5 years ago and began bringing their products to the US about two-and-a-half years ago. This isn’t a life-style brand but rather a technical mountaineering brand. For instance, they featuring to toe lacing on every model. And, all boots feature sticky rubber rands. Finally, regardless of shoe or boot, they all feature a climbing edge along the forefoot.


As Salewa incorporates an anatomical European last, the fit can be a little narrow for some Americans. However, they include a feature that allows a more custom fit with their two-piece multi-fit footbed.


The Alp Trainer has been very popular with military and incorporates a Kevlar overlay along the lower portion of the upper. It’s very affordable at $199.


The Mountain Trainer features a little wider fit and a more rigid micro porous mid sole which makes it great for a carrying a heavy pack day in and day out. Being a little beefier, it goes for $219.


To cap it off, Salewa offers a 100% blister free guarantee.

Warrior Expo East – Trijicon

Friday, July 13th, 2012


The Sealed Reflex Sight from Trijicon was designed to be compact with a short focal plane to avoid that tube effect found with other sights. It features a 1.75 MOA dot with 10 manual brightness settings including 3 night vision. It is powered by a single AA battery along with a solar cell on the top of the sight. The solar cell provides ample power for the sight meaning the battery is only used when needed. The SRS also integrates a removable anti reflection device. Additionally, it features a Bobro throw lever mount.

Warrior Expo East – Safariland

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Safariland is displaying their new patrol bicycle built in conjunction with Kona.


Warrior Expo East – Daniel Defense

Friday, July 13th, 2012


Daniel Defense is displaying their tubular, modular HK416 hand guard system. Incidentally, this hand guard also fits the MR556.

Warrior Expo East – Benchmade

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The new Adamas line of knives were designed by knife maker Shane Sibert honors the three battalions of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Adamas is Latin for diamond, honoring the WW II shoulder sleeve insignia of the Rangers and, as each battalion has a distinct personality so do the various knives.

The 1/75 knife is a push dagger design.


The 2/75 knife is a folder design that will be available in automatic version.


The 3/75 knife is a utility style fixed blade. The sheath features a tek-lok and removable strap.


A portion of the sales of these three knives assist the Ranger Assistance Foundation.

Warrior Expo East Ops-Core

Friday, July 13th, 2012


Here you can see Ops-Core’s skeletonized VAS Shroud and how the Velocity Systems Super Light Armor Applique Plate was designed to work around the VAS and NVGs.



Warrior Expo East – US4CES Camo

Friday, July 13th, 2012


The first thing you see at the 2012 Warrior Expo East.



Warrior Expo East – FirstSpear

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Two new products for FirstSpear include the Tactical Hand-Warmer and M4 3 Mag Ranger Shingle.


The Tactical Hand-Warmer can be attached directly to your armor, hanging below your pouches or using its own simple waist belt. It has pockets for chemical handwarmers and can be cinched tight so that it takes up less space.


The M4 3 Mag Ranger Shingle sits closer to the vest than any other shingle I’ve seen. Additionally, it’s lined with high friction materials in order to ensure magazine retention.



Warrior Expo East – Arc’teryx LEAF

Thursday, July 12th, 2012


This photo shows the longer length of the new Alpha Parka. As you can see, DK is wearing the patterned Alpha Jacket over an Alpha Parka. The extra material below the hem of the jacket demonstrates how long the Parka is.