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Sneak Peek – M&M Enterprises Caps

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Show you’re a member of the Syndicate. Working in conjunction with Australia’s own Papa Nui Cap Co, M&M Enterprises will soon offer the very caps adopted by the 245th Bomb Group stationed in Pianosa, Italy.

These quality caps feature fabric obtained through the Syndicate and presented in the classic Air Corps cut.

Sneak Week – Ethos Journal Gin Shirt & Tonic Shorts

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Currently in production, the Field Ethos Gin Shirt & Tonic Shorts. Coming this Spring.

Sneak Peek – Platatac Goes Brush Stroke

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Coming VERY soon, your Platatac favorites in Rhodie Cam including Kurtz Shirt, Jaywick Shorts and GBH-R bush hats. TacDax available in a few weeks.

Crye Precision HALFJAK 2.0 Now Available in MultiCam Alpine

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

The new HALFJAK 2.0 combines your favorite features from its predecessor and some upgrades, to deliver a tried and true design concept that helps you stay warm and dry while granting access to critical gear on the plate carrier.

Enhancements include jump-tested shoulder pass through pockets that give access to underlayers and thumb loop cuffs that keep sleeves in place and fit over and under gloves.

A new J Hook offers secure attachment to plate carriers and chest rigs.

The HALFJAK 2.0 is available in MultiCam, MultiCam Alpine, Black, and Ranger Green.

‘Tis The Season

Monday, November 28th, 2022

‘Tis the season for ugly helmet scrim from MIC Gear, which is Made In Canada.

Varusteleka – Products Now Available In Finnish M05 Snow Camo

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Fans of Finnish M05 camouflage rejoice! Finland-based Varusteleka Oy has released their range of basic load-carrying gear in the aforementioned camo pattern, including their PC18 plate bag, and CP15 combat pack, as well as various pouches and other products.

You can order direct from Varusteleka via their website, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised on how fast your gear gets to you.

Alpha Group Solution Introduces Nemesis Camouflage Brand

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Alpha Group Solution is excited to introduce a new forward thinking line of camouflage patterns. Branded as Nemesis Camouflage, this new brand is based on lessons learned from 70 years of camouflage development and end-user experience.  A little back history…

Owner, Founder and Designer, Clint Hoover is US Army retired. Highlighted service with the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment and Iconic 1st Special Forces Regiment (aka. Green Berets), as an Assaulter & Sniper on an (ODA) Operational Detachment Alpha. He spent a career perfecting all aspects of Special Operations fieldcraft techniques. Followed with time Instructing at the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group’s {Combat Applications Training Course} he served as a Primary Subject Matter Expert in advanced combat carbine & pistol marksmanship, Close Quarters Battle and Squad Designated Marksmanship instructor. His final assignment was in lethality acquisitions working capabilities, requirements for US Army Small Arms Branch. Eventually, serving a 25 year active duty career, deployed to over 27 countries in service of National Security Objectives and retiring in 2012.

First, founding Black Skull Tactical Applications in 2013, Hoover has continued to support the US Military mission as a contractor to Train, Advise, Assist the Dept of Defense, Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement personnel and Civilian firearms enthusiasts. Investing a decade working in the developing of multiple camouflages brands, products, research & development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, acquisitions and development of textiles for the camouflage industry. Learning some truth! “Uniforms, gear and camouflage patterns have a progression and a finite life cycle” Almost all current prominent camo brands have been on the market for 20 years or more!

Studying legacy patterns, like the first attempt at disruptive camouflage “Frog Skin” pattern that Marines Raiders first wore in 1942 during the Solomon Islands campaign. Soon after the US Army began development on the 1946 ERDL “Green/Brown dominant” camouflage, the precursor to M81 Woodland pattern. Vietnam period found Special Operations closely identified with wearing the well-known “Tiger stripe” pattern. With the Cold War looming in Europe, the Army continued developing the M81 Woodland pattern and with perpetual middle east turmoil, seeing the development of (DCU) Desert Combat Uniform being adopted and replacing the much older (DBDU) Desert Battle Dress Uniform or “Chocolate chips”. Fast forward to the 2004 (UCP) Universal Camo Pattern disaster, quickly replaced in 2014 with the current Scorpion or (OCP) Operational Camo Pattern.

Clint states: “This is for sure, Warriors from days of old; did not need sexy camouflage to make up for a lack of tactics & concealment fieldcraft. Could you imagine wearing wool tunics, trousers and leather gear?!” Like my grandfather (WWII) and father (Vietnam) before me, they could wear a flannel, jeans and an orange vest and still always bag the game! With current trends in the camouflage market… there is a heavy renewed interest in historical patterns on modern gear and equipment. Some manufactures do not carry some people’s favorite products in their favorite pattern leaving some enthusiast frustrated. Some companies on the other hand offer everything in their camo, making you look like every else!…

I’m the road less traveled guy…. That’s why…Nemesis Camouflage.”

Clint leverages his lengthy end-user experience; coupled to development “lessons learned “on fabric wet printing, sublimation printing, narrow width items, and hydrographic. This along with closely listening and understanding top product manufacturers textile procurement and production concerns. We wanted Nemesis Camo to uncomplicates the overly complicated Macro/Micro pattern theory. During this pattern’s development, implementation of end-user’s interests, popular legacy patterns, modern printing capabilities and limitations, product manufacturing, advanced color combinations, mil-spec requirements and most importantly shelf appeal.

Nemesis Camo is more of a “Macro” pattern. This improves the printer’s ability to maintain or stay on “standard”. The pattern slightly eliminates hard lines with an interlaced feathering of edges, giving these patterns an out of focus illusion. Absolute elimination of directional lines will greatly reduce manufacturing lasers cuter lay out set up time and less waste of fabrics. All patterns are based on a 6 color pattern with predominant percentages in environmental pantones. All pantones have been carefully selected with prior (NATICK) U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NIR) Near-infrared reflective testing. Nemesis is easily scaled in size and custom colorized for soft and hard goods such as uniforms, nylon gear, rifles and vehicle wraps. The concept of this new brand (Nemesis) is to utilize a historical pattern look, simplified design, improved textile manufacturing and procurement budget.

The Nemesis Camouflage line-up will initially be available in four variations. For a more “Green” operational environment, the simply named “Nemesis Woodlands” mirrored with an arid environment colorway “Nemesis Desert” camouflage. Also, currently available for licensing “Nemesis Night” and “Nemesis Snow” variants which need little explanation.

While the primary function of a field uniform, it to disguise or to conceal the warfighter, it cannot be overlooked that it also inspires Esprit de Corps and a soldier identity. Instills soldier’s self-confidence, and it can even instill fear in one’s enemy. In a very short period, the Japanese soldiers knew the fierce Warriors in “Frog Skin”, or the MACV SOG Recon Teams in “Tiger stripe” as well as the early GWOT SOF in modified BDU/DCU uniforms. Sweaty, Bloody, Muddy… KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!

By blending the past with the future, Nemesis Camouflage will give the future warfighter their individual legacy and advantage to take the fight forward!

For additional information, contact or [email protected]

AUSA 22 – DNS Alpha

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

DNS Alpha is exhibiting in the Mountain Horse Solutions booth. They showed me their new Over Whites which are based on a design they did for a European SOF unit.

They have a version made from a 3 layer GORE-TEX fabric as well as a version in a 40D material printed in MultiCam Alpine.