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Crye Precision to Introduce New Products at 2018 SHOT Show

Manufacturer to Unveil New Generation of Combat and Field Apparel Among Other Items

Brooklyn, NY – Jan. 15, 2018 – Crye Precision®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has announced that they will be unveiling several new products at their booth (#32403) at SHOT Show 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, to include the next generation in their Combat and Field Apparel line.

Crye Precision® will unveil the brand new G4 line, including the Combat Shirt and Pant, Field Shirt and Pant, FR Combat Shirt and Pant, and FR Field Shirt and Pant.

This next generation of Combat Apparel, from the company who brought you the original Combat Uniform, features the exclusive stretch VTX™ Ripstop fabric, constructed with Invista’s T420 high-tenacity nylon fiber, allowing the uniform to be light yet strong. The integrated stretch allows for a slimmer cut with maximum mobility. Pockets are low profile and engineered to reduce bulk while still allowing room for all essential gear. Mesh venting is incorporated throughout the garments for maximum air-flow and breathability.

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The G4 Combat Shirt, features a set-in shoulder pocket with internal expansion, set-in loop with a low profile pen pocket. With VELCRO® tab closures at the cuff, a longer shaped hem in the back and a flatlock seam at both the front and back of the side panels. Enhanced fit and function are the top priorities. Underarm panels are shaped for enhanced mobility, sleeves are darted for an ergonomic fit, and the internal elbow pad pocket is minimal and lightweight.

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The G4 Combat Pant features multiple pass-throughs to the low-profile cargo pocket to secure charges. The adjustable padded waist features a low-profile die cut VELCRO® adjust tab, and is lined with moisture wicking material. Front thigh pockets are larger, mesh lined and have a secure zip closure. A dedicated knife holder is included with a reinforced opening.

The G4 Field Uniform also features VTX™ Ripstop fabric. The integrated stretch allows for a slimmer cut while maintaining maximum mobility – even under body armor.

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The G4 Field Shirt, like the Combat Shirt, was created with maximum comfort and functionality as priority. Designed as a tailored utility shirt, the chest pockets are noticeably sleek, with flaps engineered to be tucked in for ease of access, along with zippered shoulder pockets that reduce bulk while still allowing room for all essential gear.

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The G4 Field Pants were also constructed with Invista’s T420 high tenacity nylon fiber, to be light yet strong. Like the Combat Pants, pockets are carefully located and intentionally engineered to reduce excess material and weight. There’s an adjustable waistband and mesh venting throughout the pant for maximum air-flow and breathability, providing the maximum comfort even under the most stressful situations.

Both the G4 Combat and Field Uniforms are available in a brand new innovative FR Fabric, called High Strength Commando Twill, providing lightweight FR protection with a high strength-to-weight ratio. The unique TWILLSTOP™ construction is made with inherently FR fibers, and has high tear and tensile strength tested in both wet and dry environments. The fabric quickly self-extinguishes and maintains 8.5 times higher air permeability and faster dry time than 50/50 NYCO. The Coolderm ™ moisture management technology wicks sweat away from skin, and the overall construction is lightweight with an ultra comfortable feel.


Another new addition is the innovative AIRLITE® SPC™ (Structural Plate Carrier), which incorporates the lightweight mobility of the favorite JPC™ and the structural support of the AVS™ & CPC™. It provides you with one of the most versatile carriers to date. This minimal armor vest is designed for maximum mobility, weight savings and packability. The vest is designed to provide a variety of configuration options to suit an operator’s needs in protection, modularity and comfort. The vest features the AIRLITE® STRUCTURAL CUMMERBUND system with an Integrated Attachment System that allows pouches to be mounted internally and externally. The cummerbund can be used with StKSS™, allowing for the wearer to relieve the load bearing on the shoulders, without compromising additional weight and bulk, and while improving comfort and ventilation.

Crye Precision® will also be highlighting:


· The AIRLITE® SLC BELT provides comfortable support with a streamlined fit while reducing weight using the patented AIRLITE® system for mounting pouches.

Side flaps with snaps allow for quick and easy attachment and removal of drop holster systems. Inside reinforced pockets allow the belt to integrate seamlessly with STKSS™ (Structural Kinetic Support System).

· The AIRLITE® SLC BLAST BELT provides level IIIA ballistic protection in a low profile package allowing for a streamlined fit while reducing weight. It uses the patented AIRLITE® material for mounting pouches. Side flaps with snaps allows for quick and easy attachment and removal of drop holster systems.


· AIRFLEX® IMPACT PADS represents the latest embodiment of Crye’s integrated joint protection system. Designed to be compatible with all uniforms, these highly engineered protective pads are crafted for mobility, comfort and performance. The new COMBAT KNEE PAD features a re-engineered flexible cap for complete freedom of movement and provides 40% improvement in impact protection over previous pads.

· JPC™ STRETCH CUMMERBUND & STRETCH DETACHABLE FLAP add a new level of comfort and gear access to your carrier. Heavy duty elastic accommodates 5.56 and 7.62 magazines, radios and other mission critical items and provides a snug custom fit on the wearer.


· The Crye Precision LRB™ is a stable and comfortable load-rated platform belt that performs as a duty/gun/gear belt. Independently tested to meet the static and dynamic strength requirements of EN 358. (Fall prevention test standard.) This belt is flexible for comfort but sturdy enough to support a holster and other heavy gear. With the included LRB™ FLOATING LOOP, you can attach a restraint to virtually any point along the belt, making it an ideal choice for aerial platforms.

Adding the optional LRB™ LEG LOOPS turns the LRB™ into a full EN 12277 (When used properly, this combined system conforms to EN 12277 Test standard for mountaineering harnesses, 2015 Edition.)


· The Crye Precision ASR™ (ADJUSTABLE SAFETY RESTRAINT) LANYARD is officially approved for use by USSOCOM as a travel restraint during helicopter operations – and can be quickly and easily adjusted from 18″ – 30″. The ASR is designed to be used in conjunction with the LRB™.


51 Responses to “Crye Precision to Introduce New Products at 2018 SHOT Show”

  1. Dev says:

    Glad to see the posterboy of GWOT individual equipment jumping on the laser cut PALS bandwagon as well.

    • SSD says:

      Are you kidding? I took this photo in 2012.


    • Petro says:

      They built the band wagon everybody else jumped on

    • Mike Olivella says:

      Are you that proud proud of your BFG carrier that when CP releases ANOTHER laser cut PALS compatible product you gotta cry(e)? <<<—-(LOL, see what I did there? =)… Nothing against BFG, they make a lot of good gear but don't hate bro; its not your fault that you don't rate seeing most of what the CP product line looks like. Caleb is about as down to earth as it gets in this industry. The poster boy rhetoric is more appropriate elsewhere as is your chronological assessment of when he jumps on bandwagons. Last I checked, he invented most of those said wagons and has almost as many imitators of his uniform design as he has chuckles about it all the way to the bank. And that's a lot in case the point was lost on you. Have a good one.

  2. Strike-Hold says:

    Its 2018 and the Combat Shirt torso is still a solid color…

    • SSD says:

      MultiCam fabric has been printed. Crye owns MultiCam. The issue is most likely in existing contracts which stipulate solid torsos. However, I know Crye Precision has made tone on tone Combat shirts.

      • kemp says:

        arc’teryx did patterned torso fabric for a while and then went back to solid. perhaps most customers don’t care for it enough to pay for it.

        • seifer says:

          patagonia – patterned fabric, patterned velcro, patterned zip

          • SSD says:

            Built to a customer spec.

          • SSD says:

            What’s really funny about this is that MultiCam brand, which is owned by Crye Precision approves every printed material. Even the ones used by Patagonia. Crye has access to every fabric and finding printed with MultiCam and several that no one else has access to.

      • Strike-Hold says:

        That’s probably a valid point SSD – but then I do notice that the solid color stretch panels on the pants are now in matching MultiCam print. I would have thought that Crye would have just unilaterally implemented the printed fabric torso for aesthetic and camouflage reasons if nothing else. Just an observation / thought…

        • SSD says:

          It’s a different construction and material. The new fabric incorporates mechanical stretch.

    • Han says:

      It depends on the customer. Crye build kit with different specs/features depending on the contract.

  3. PierogiPal says:

    Anyone else happen to think these are hideous? I get Crye builds things for function, but the ACs and G3s were both aesthetically pleasing throughout, whereas the photos of these that have been released are rather garish.

    • SSD says:

      Garish? Sleeker perhaps, but hardly garish.

    • Aznchairsofter says:

      I’m inclined to agree with you about the uniforms, but I’m sort of disappointed with the G4 combat pants. The Elastic material was what made the knee pad usage more convenient, looks like they’ve fully rid the pants of that in favor of the kneepads being more flexible..

    • Nuggethead says:

      Garish is not the right word in my opinion, however visually boring would be accurate at least to me. But if the uniforms perform better in the field then who cares about how it looks? Function over form every time. Besides, they really don’t look that bad at all.

  4. WagenCAV says:

    I was wondering when Crye was going to produce clothing and gear intended for the tropics

  5. minn-kota says:

    Meanwhile in China, the knockoff companies have their toddlers working overtime to copy the new kneepad inserts…

    And… Done. Swing by booth 4362 to check them out next week!

    (I hear they have some new eyepro styles as well).

  6. Snake says:

    I hope the G3s are still available and not replaced outright

    • SSD says:

      My advice to you is to buy any G3 garments you want now.

    • Jon, OPT says:

      The G2 stuff was available for over two years after G3 was released, I wouldn’t bet it being the same with this (because I don’t know their production plans, not throwing a hint, I’m not an insider) but that possibility always stands.

  7. WagenCAV says:

    Roger. Thanks.

  8. wb says:

    Maybe I missed it, but G4 field pants will still have no flex VS the G4 combat pants have mechanical flex throughout. Correct?

    • John says:

      It sounds like it’s NYCO Ripstop with a different type of nylon blended with the cotton

  9. Caleb Marquez says:

    What hell is going on with Crye?, they aren’t the juggernaut uniform they used to be back then in 2000s & 2010s. Patagonia is rising up and becoming the new SOF primary uniform within SOCOM units and especially with USASOC, NSW and AFSOC, while MARSOC is mostly using DriFire and JSOC still using old Crye AC/G2s uniforms.

    • SSD says:

      Patagonia has been “manufacturing” PCU for white SOF for over a decade.

      Drifire uniforms are manufactured under license from Crye.

      No one is using G2 uniforms.

      • NorthernSun says:

        SSD, curious to know how Arc’teryx fits into the industry as far as primary end user? Reputation within the military? Production size compared to the above manufacturers?

        • SSD says:

          There are a few US customers wearing Arc LEAF combat uniforms with more joining now that they have added Berry manufacturing.

          No one can hold a candle to Arc’s Gore-Tex products.

          Fit is fine but if you need a full size run then it’s Crye or the PCU options ( Patagonia and Beyond).

          USAF ST recently adopted a Massif Uniform.

      • Caleb Marquez says:

        Yes, JSOC still using G2 uniforms with G2 knee pads as well. Especially 2 U.S Army SMU within JSOC.

      • Chris Ruffoix says:

        Some CIF friends still use the Crye Precision ACs and CAG still use them as well.

        • SSD says:

          You’re confusing wearing and procuring. When I was in the service, I still wore Adidas boots even though we hadn’t purchased them for years. Same goes for my jungle fatigues.

    • d says:

      My understanding is that Patagonia L9 uniforms are about to go away. I expect to see them replaced with these.

  10. Ethan says:

    Hmm….very similar to first gen

  11. Northeast_Major_City says:

    Nice article on Caleb and Crye.
    And he’s kept operations in Brooklyn!

  12. Chris K. says:

    Please for the love of the game let the laser cut design make it’s way into the MRB.

  13. Scott says:

    No more gusseted crotch on the g4 combat pants? I can’t tell from the photograph resolution, but it doesnt appear that way, and the description doesn’t mention it as a feature.

  14. Robbie says:

    When will the g4 products be available to purchase?

  15. D.B. says:

    The previous versions of Crye uniforms had distinctive functional as well as revolutionary features when it came to modern uniform design. Sorry but there doesn’t seem to be many in this, latest iteration, it’s as the Crye lost its mojo when it comes to uniforms.

    The newly appointed designer turned the whole thing upside down, I know she means good, but there’s so much to the state-of-the-art combat and field uniforms apart from ‘thin stretchy materials’ and ‘sleek, simplistic design features’.

    That’s just me…others may disagree.

  16. Jesse says:

    I. Just. Want. A. Shotgun. ?