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Magpul Launches AKA KOA Apparel Line

To give back to the Recon community in an homage to Magpul’s history, we designed the AKA KOA line of apparel. AKA KOA is the nickname given to Alpha Company 3rd Recon Bn (USMC Hawaii) by its Commanding Officer, Kent Bradford, in the late 1980s. Loosely translated, it means “Shadow Warrior” in Hawaiian. While it was intended to symbolize the military capability of the unit, it fast became the call sign for Alpha Company’s other skill set, making the most of the Hawaiian island lifestyle during the off hours.

Kaneohe Short Sleeve

-55% cotton, 45% polyester
-Printed fabric with softening wash
-Pleated back and split side seam for movement
-Five-button shirt, with snap bottom button
-Magpul flag label on left side seam
-AKA KOA hangtag and packaging

MDS Short (Modern Dive Short)

-99% cotton, 1% spandex stretch twill
-Two button fly, with slotted buttons
-Drawcord through front of waistband for security
-Back right pocket with flap closure and drainage hole
-5 1/2” inseam
-Gusseted crotch
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement

Kaho’Olawe Boardshort

-98% polyester, 2% spandex
-Mesh pocket with interior key loop closure on right hip
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement
-Shaped, non-stretch waistband
-Quick dry, 4-way stretch fabric
-Velcro fly with drawstring closure
10” inseam
-Gusseted crotch
-Magpul logo heat transfer on left leg

USMC Reconnaissance Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from the AKA KOA Clothing line will go to the USMC Reconnaissance Foundation. The foundation provides assistance to wounded Reconnaissance Marines and Marine Reconnaissance families. For more information about the foundation, please visit www.reconfoundation.org.

Check the website for sizes and colors.



15 Responses to “Magpul Launches AKA KOA Apparel Line”

  1. Jack Boothe says:

    Finally, updated UDT shorts. I have commented on SSD repeatedly that UDT shorts were a piece of kit that needed updating for years. I don’t know how well they will sell, but they should be very popular and the update was greatly needed. Thank you MAGPUL and thank you SSD for making us aware of this new product.

  2. A Guest says:

    UDT shorts and Hawaiian shirts? Sure is Magnum around here…

    Not that I’m complaining.

  3. Chris says:

    Oh goddamn. A magpul aloha shirt. Piss off Reyns Spooner.

  4. Bill says:

    A little Magnum, PI action going. Love it. Now if you can pay homage to the 29 Palms Regimental Recon with some sleeveless flannels and wife beaters

    • drtywk says:

      Holy sheet!!! I completely forgot about the stuff that those guys at 7th Marines RRP used to wear. Thanks for the reminder and the chuckle!

  5. LowSpeed says:

    FINALLY, I can wear something slightly more socially acceptable other than my ranger panties around town on those especially hot days.

  6. Dellis says:

    Ok, where does the AR go once the waves are found? Bury in the sand or strapped to your back while riding waves?

  7. F. Wikman says:

    Hi, I must have your input about this. Please email me straight away: [email protected]