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.
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.
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.
Safariland is displaying their new patrol bicycle built in conjunction with Kona.
Daniel Defense is displaying their tubular, modular HK416 hand guard system. Incidentally, this hand guard also fits the MR556.
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.
The first thing you see at the 2012 Warrior Expo East.