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SHOT Show 18 – Crye Precision Follow Up

Based on the pre-SHOT Show release, several questions and comments arose which I will address in this follow up.

First off, G3 is not going away. Although that was the plan initially, there are too many customers using the garments so they will continue to be available.


As for G4, I’ve taken some photos of the new design features to give you a better idea of what is going on. This manikin is a great example of how the designs would be used.


For example, you can see the charge loops.


Also, please consider that the G4 has a better and more consistent fit between Combat and Field uniforms. Additionally, the VTX ripstop fabric, has some mechanical stretch.

There are also new Airflex Impact Pads. The operative word here is Impact



Several commenters were upset that Crye had not introduced MultiCam printed torsos into their Combat Shirts. They are available, for those customers who want them.



Finally, despite not being in the catalog, the original JPC will still be available.



14 Responses to “SHOT Show 18 – Crye Precision Follow Up”

  1. BS says:

    They also decided to keep the small upper thigh pockets (different than G3, but still there).

  2. whokka says:

    An thoughts on if they will launch a 3 band cummerbund for SPC? be useful for mounting JPC accessories!

  3. benb says:

    It appears these will not be available in Tropic or Arid?

  4. JS says:

    I wonder if the old knee pads will be compatible with the G4’s?

  5. d says:

    G4 shirt? No thank you.

    G4 pants? Yes please.

  6. darrel says:

    Looks like small improvements around the board, glad to hear the G3s are sticking around so I don’t have to panic buy a bunch.

    The passthroughs look really smart. The Knife pocket on the G3s was solid but I think this application is slightly more versatile. Upper Thigh and Ankle pockets are still there, but with zippered closures, keeping everything tight and tidy. The catalog doesn’t say, but I’m guessing the rear pockets have zippers and a flap?

  7. Mark says:

    Thanks for the update on this.

    I am glad to see the G3 stuff sticking around for a while.

  8. Lasse says:

    After seeing more photos, I am really impressed with the overall look and the features. There is some sweet pattern making and production techniques in it for sure.

    The fabric is 2-way right?

    Only thing I’d like to hear about is why they didn’t use reversed coils for the pockets. I get it in the neck, but for pockets it seems like a given choice.

  9. Fernando says:

    What am I looking at in that plot? First of all Joules is not a measure of force, it’s a measure of energy. Given that the knee pads are labeled impact, I assume it’s kinetic energy. There’s literally infinite combinations of mass and speed to produce 20 Joules of energy.

    Sorry, these look good, but the engineer in me is skeptical about that plot. Great marketing for sure, but not a lot of science.

  10. Eli says:

    To me it looks like this is reflecting the move back to conventional warfare and an emphasis on noise discipline. Less velcro and exposed pockets is a good thing.