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OR Summer Market 19 – Mountain Hardware J-Tree Pant

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Made from ripstop poly-cotton, the J-Tree Pant from Mountain Hardware features an interesting leaf camouflage pattern.

Beyond Clothing Launches New Line with Direct-to-Consumer Model

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Seattle-based manufacturer implements new steps to ensure affordable technical apparel

SEATTLE, Wash. (June 3, 2019) – Since 1996, Beyond Clothing has pioneered the most complete technical clothing system to support those heading into the harshest environments. Now, for the first time in the company’s history, Beyond Clothing will be offering their new Kyros clothing line exclusively through a direct to consumer sales model. The unrivaled knowledge and product testing that goes into their systems mean that their pieces are built to standards of uncompromising quality and integrity, and help ensure adventurers and explorers thrive in temperatures from -70oF to 106oF.

Beyond Clothing will be implementing a new direct to consumer sales model – by removing wholesale and middlemen dealers, the Kyros lines will be both accessible and incredibly affordable. Rick Elder, President of Beyond Clothing, shared: “Our overall goal is to provide the modern-day explorer with the knowledge, tools, and proper clothing to explore the wild and wonderful corners of the world. This direct-to-consumer strategy will allow us to focus on providing our valuable knowledge and proper expeditionary clothing at the most competitive price on the market.”

As the largest technical clothing manufacturer in the United States, Beyond Clothing has been renowned for their line of apparel cut and sewn in Seattle from the most advanced USA-made fabrics available. The new Kyros collection is the company’s first-ever imported product, designed with the same knowledge and experience gained through the company’s long history of outfitting professional expeditionary teams. These new imported products not only meet the standards and requirements that Beyond is known for, they also utilize technically advanced fabrics and styles that can work in the most remote mountains just as well as a city street anywhere on the planet.

Beyond Clothing will now be able to directly control the quality of experience that every customer receives as they browse and purchase the Kyros line. Beyond believes that everyone deserves to get outdoors without having the price of their gear be a barrier to access. With this in mind, Beyond Clothing encourages everyone to find the spirit of adventure within themselves and go farther.

High Angle Solutions – Brigantes Presents – Montane Tactical Range Update

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Montane Tactical range has now been around, in a very small way, for the past couple of years.  It has found immediate fans, within the UK military, who are familiar with the brand and like the no nonsense, lightweight, outdoor approach.  This has seen it taken on for amphibious, mountainous and arctic activities.

Following feedback and in partnership with the exclusive global distributor, Brigantes, Montane have updated the products to take into consideration the experiences of the users.  This has led to some small tweaks in design to improve pocket access and allow for the more muscular legs of guys, who are used to carrying very heavy loads.

The new range will be available in the Autumn and will also now include a slate grey sub range based on the very successful stretch jacket, trousers and shirt.  The price points remain very closely related to what you would expect in the outdoor world and the functionality is even better.  Overall these are perfect pieces for use in the rapidly changing weather that we encounter in the UK and therefore excellent right across the globe.

The full range is available to buy on the Brigantes website and if you are in the UK or Europe you can purchase items from the shop. Register as a member you will get an excellent discount.

For more information get in touch by email on

For UK customers


Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

During last week’s Rampart Range Day I saw EWOOL’s product offerings.

They are based in Quebec and produce electrically heated wool clothing, like the gloves and socks you see here. Once turned on, they warm up within three seconds. They also produce a vest, which can be powered via an onboard battery, or via 12 V on a snowmachine or motorcycle.

EWOOL clothing is available in Canada from Rampart International.

Canadian Navy – Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform Update

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The latest version of the Canadian Navy’s Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform goes on trial soon with a Operational Wear test aboard a vessel. The earliest version was quite baggy, based on the Canadian Forces Combat Uniform, but in Black. It proved to be too baggy for use aboard ship. Logistik Unicorp produced the test uniforms and created a more streamlined fit as well as integrating features, like pocket designs, from a proposed next generation combat uniform.

The Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform is the replacement for the current No 5 Naval Combat Dress. Like its predecessor, it is black in color. However, two fabrics are currently being looked at, Nomex and Kermel, both competing pyramid fabrics with FR properties.

The shirt features onboard facing zippered Napoleon pockets as well as zippered hand pockets at the waist.

Additionally, there are zippered bicep pockets on either arm as well as a pile field for insignia.

One interesting feature is the integrated knee padding. It’s fairly simple and straightforward, but there are accommodations to add additional padding if needed.

In addition to fabric selection, they also hope to determine whether the trouser will feature a zippered rear pocket.

If all goes well, a final version will soon become the new No 5 dress for Canadian Navy personnel. Perhaps, some of the features of this uniform will find also their way into the combat uniform worn by ground-based Canadian forces.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – USA Rash Guard

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The FirstSpear USA Rash Guard is back in stock! Built for FS professional users who work in or near water while wearing personal protective equipment like plate carriers and dive equipment.

Available in short and long sleeve with an ultralight compression fit and high collar that works great to reduce abrasion from slings. Premium materials, smooth flat seams and very fast to dry. 100% made in the USA.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Royal Marines Pyrad Rain Suit by Carinthia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Austria-based Carinthia makes some fantastic gear for some of Europe’s most elite military units. For instance, they developed this rain suit for the British Royal Marines.

Made from WL Gore’s Pyrad material, it is a waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex shell which is also FR. It is also printed in the British military’s Multi Terrain Pattern camouflage.

The suit is based on Carinthia’s PRG rain suit which incorporates large zippered chest pockets as well as zippered bicep pockets and zippered underarm ventilation.

Carinthia products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

LMS Gear Flannel Shirt

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

During Enforce Tac we gave you a sneak peek at the new low-viz Flannel Shirt from Swiss company, LMS Gear.

Our friends at ePIG Group created a great video to go over its features. Don’t worry, even though the video was in German, there are subtitles in English.

It’s available through,, and