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HELIKON-TEX Adds PenCott to its Camouflage Line-up

Hyde Definition, developers of the PenCott family of camouflage patterns has announced that European tactical clothing brand HELIKON-TEX is adding the GreenZone, Badlands and Snowdrift variants to its line-up.


At the upcoming IWA & Outdoor Classics 2013 trade show in March, HELIKON-TEX will initially debut PenCott versions of their Combat Patrol Uniform followed by their Combat Shirt, Boonie Hat and Combat Cap models.

In the second half of 2013 HELIKON-TEX will also roll-out the PenCott patterns on a new Parka design.

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11 Responses to “HELIKON-TEX Adds PenCott to its Camouflage Line-up”

  1. YES! I love their stuff, very good price/performance ratio. I’m looking forward to this.

  2. Hans Panzer 0311 says:

    I’m hearing some negative feed back about the quality of their gear, similar to that of cheap Made in China airsofter gear? Can anyone at SSD or readers confirm ?

    • Buckaroomedic says:

      Definitely not as bad as most Made in PRC stuff. Definitely not as good as TAD, Arc’teryx. Somewhere in between.

      I sell a lot of it in the shop. The price point is very good. Do they “copy” details from other companies? Probably. They also incorporate many of their own design features.

      All in all, Helikon makes a decent product.

      • Hans Panzer 0311 says:

        Thanks Buckaroomedic….I’d like to try out a pair of pants to see if they work for me. I like the style of jackets…

    • Charlie says:

      I bought HelikonTex SFU pants, they were much shorter than Propper/TruSpec pants.

      The quality is also lower than those two brands. HelikonTex is nothing like TAD Gear or Arcteryx. HelikonTex is slightly higher quality than cheap airsoft gear. I think this brand shouldn’t be advertised on a high quality blog like Soldier Systems.

      • SSD says:

        They aren’t advertising.

      • Walsh says:

        Helikon makes solid stuff, definitely not on the same level as Arcteryx or TAD but they are damn good. Definitely a HUGE step up from the Condor or Voodoo garbage on the market.

        I have several items from them and they all fit me fine, haven’t had any issues with fit, not sure what Charlie means. I’d rather use Helikon over propper or truspec anyday. I’ve blow crotches and seems on truspec more times than I can count.

        That’s my .02

    • Matty says:

      Probably not. If you look at everybody doing combat shirts now adays they are all based off of cryes combat shirt. They normally just changed the sleeve pockets up.

      • Al says:

        Probably true Matty but I haven’t see any US manufacturers making combats that can hold the Crye style knee and elbow pads, only Chinese and European manufacturers seem to get away with it. I wish Crye would license out the patent and then we might see some good quality US companies make their own version.

  3. Buckaroomedic says:

    Hopefully I’ll get to check out their new gear and patterns at IWA this year.