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SOFIC 22 – Farm To Feet

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Farm To Feet makes socks from American Merino wool. The Quantico model featured here is a full cushion model with cushion at both the sole and instep.

Where you can really appreciate what’s going on is when you turn the sock wrong side out. The wool is mercerized and feels very soft and you can see the nap.

Farm to Feet also uses several technologies in their socks:

• SILVADUR antimicrobial technology that inhibits bacteria and fungus growth.

• XS Technology that enhances comfort with resilience and bounce in impact zones.

• NanoGLIDE friction free nylon reduces heat, moisture and blister formation.

• LYCRA spandex for enhanced active fit and comfort.

The blend for the Quantico is:

63% US Merino Wool
16% US XS Polyester
10% US Nylon
10% NanoGlide Nylon
1% US LYCRA® Spandex

www.farmtofeet.com/collections/tactical

SOFIC 22 – Forgeline Solutions

Friday, May 20th, 2022

In the SOFIC SELECT pavilion Forgeline Solutions offered us a sneak peek of their FR 3-season uniform.

It features the same cut of their 3-season uniform but in a new FR performance fabric. Forgeline envisions that it will run about the same price as their NYCO uniform and will include combat pant, combat shirt and field shirt. They can keep costs low because the uniform was designed from the outset for manufacturability, costing less to make.

If you feel clammy in a NYCO uniform that’s because the fabric is 3 CFM, meaning a very low breathability. This fabric offers 70 CFM, being much more breathable.

Note: the color of the photo is due to the lighting in the room.

Next Generation of UF PRO’s Top-Performing, High-Comfort Combat Shirt and Pants Available for Purchase Soon

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (19 May 2022)—Tactical garment innovator UF PRO today announced they will soon start selling Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants for military and law-enforcement personnel.

The much-anticipated combat shirt and combat pants embody next-generation advances in tactical garment performance and comfort. UF PRO said its Striker XT Gen.3 garments were developed in response to the increasingly demanding requirements of today’s armed forces and police units.

“As the name indicates, the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt are third-generation products with a proud heritage,” a UF PRO executive explained. “They each build on the strengths of our successful Striker XT Gen.2 line, which has become synonymous with rugged performance and remarkable comfort.

“What we have achieved with the Gen.3 line is a continuation of the excellence at the heart of all our work here at UF PRO.”

Per UF PRO, key features of the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt include:

Critical-area mesh ventilation for extreme breathability

Fast-drying torso material for greater comfort

Breathable, air-permeable padding around the hips

air/pac® shoulder inserts for efficient weight distribution of heavy backpacks and plate carriers

Extra-long front zipper

Enhanced softness inside the collar

Slide-in pockets to accommodate protective UF PRO Elbow Pads

Large upper-arm pockets

Velcro® fastener-secured patches and pen pocket

Long zipper with soft padding

“Torso material clings to the wearer’s body for a perfect fit, and rapidly absorbs and dries sweat,” the company said. “3D mesh in the armpits and in the inside of the elbow joints helps wearers cool down to maintain optimal core body temperature. Breathable, air-permeable padding in the area of the pelvic crest prevents hip discomfort when carrying heavy loads, and a reinforced lower neck prevents the shirt from sliding around beneath those loads.”

UF PRO added that its signature air/pac® inserts prevent the occurrence of thermal bridging and help evenly distribute the weight of fully loaded plate carriers and heavy backpacks.

The Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt will be offered in a selection of colours. They are MultiCam®, Brown Grey, Black, Steel Grey, and Navy Blue.

Meanwhile, key features of the Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants were described by UF PRO as follows:

Waist/Flex System for ensuring continuously optimal fit as the wearer’s body changes shape throughout the day

Interchangeable belt buckle

Extra Velcro® fasteners inside the belt loops

Dual points of access to a ventilated large side-pocket

Double knife-pocket with detachable retention strap

Five-level vertical adjustment system at the knees

Opening along the bottom of the knees for easy insertion of a protective UF PRO Solid Pad

Adjustable lower-leg width

Expanded use of schoeller®-dynamic stretch material for greater freedom of movement

WINDSTOPPER® liner compatibility

Boot hooks

Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants will come in these colours: Flecktarn, SloCam, Brown Grey, Black, Steel Grey, and Navy Blue.

“The Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Pants and Striker XT Gen.3 Combat Shirt product development team pushed things to the limit in order to endow these garments with highest-level performance capabilities,” UF PRO said. “We can very confidently say that our team succeeded in that regard.”

For more additional information and release dates visit ufpro.com or get in touch at: suppor[email protected]

SOFIC 22 – Drifire

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The Drifire Level 1 FR T-shirt feels like a performance shirt. It features phase change material to proactively regulates skin temperature and reduces perspiration up to 34%. You can feel yourself cool off as soon as you put it on.

Offered in Tan 499, Coyote and Black.

www.drifire.com/drifire-fr-l1-performance-fit-short-sleeve

See the T3 Defensor Fortis Jacket at SOFIC

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Originally designed as a lightweight alternative to traditional warming layers, the T3 Defensor Fortis Jacket bridges the gap between heavy rain gear and standard fleece layers. An instant favorite, this jacket’s versatility makes it the go-to layer for most conditions.

Features:

1) Full length YKK zipper with storm backing for weather protection.

2) Standard cut for use with a uniform blouse or light insulating

layers.

3) DWR (Durable Water Repellant) softshell fabric.

4) Laminated fleece backer for comfort and warmth.

5) Fleece lined collar for additional.

6) Hip Length cut for additional weather protection.

7) Designed to be worn under a plate carrier.

8) Velcro Patch Sections on each arm with zipper pockets.

9) USAF format loop Velcro sections on the chest.

10) Two zipper hand warmer pockets.

11) One Chest zipper admin pocket.

12) Velcro adjustable wrist closure (compatible with most gloves).

13) Pen pocket with space for two pens (Velcro flap cover).

14) Berry Compliant – Made in the USA

Sizes: XS – XXL

Color Options: OCP, Multicam, Coyote Tan, Ranger Green, Black

See the Defensor Fortis Jacket and other T3 gear in the MacGyver Solutions booth at SOFIC.

SITKA Arrowhead, 3-Piece Wet Weather Protective System

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Showcasing at SOFIC 2022 – Booth #1823

Design DNA

SITKA Gear’s purpose-built and engineered approach to design has in the past attracted the SOF community to its Wet Weather Protective solutions, notably the Cloudburst and Dewpoint systems.

SITKA Arrowhead combines proven STIKA Gear engineered designs, with Gore-Tex fabric solutions, to create a Wet Weather Protective (WWP) 3-piece system that can be relied upon to withstand and perform in the harshest environments.

WWP Jacket – MDW

WWP Pant – MDW

WWP Half Bib Pant – MDW

Principle Materials

GORE® GTX 3L 40d Nylon Ripstop with DWR (Durable Waterproof Repellency) is a durable, waterproof and breathable materials solution created for adverse and extreme wet weather conditions. This unique laminate solution keeps the end-user dry and comfortable, thus enabling them to perform effectively during a mission cycle. GORE-TEX fabrics are engineered to meet the highest level of protection, comfort, and durability.

YKK® USA AquaGuard® Water Repellent Zippers have a polyurethane film coating that helps shed water from the zipper opening.  A DWR treatment to the polyester tape side increases the surface tension and adds an extra level of protection to prevent water leaking through.  These no-fail zippers are strong, have a smooth operation and can be relied upon to withstand the harsh environments that our WWP products are designed for.

Trelleborg HANK™ 10oz is a flexible and extremely light weight High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar (HANK), that belies the fabrics exceptional durability and waterproofness.  Always focused on best-in-class materials to meet SITKA Arrowhead purpose-built design principles, the WWP Pant and Half Bib Pant MDW include reinforced insteps made with HANK™.  

Sourcing & Construction

SITKA Arrowhead is focused on sourcing and developing best-in-class materials, to notably include Berry Compliant fabrics and trims for our WWP products.

SITKA Arrowhead is also committed to investing and up-levelling domestic manufacturing by developing new levels of competency, capability, and competitiveness that result in the production of premium technical apparel solutions for the Global SOF consumer.

SITKA Arrowhead will be at SOFIC (Booth #1823), attendees will have the opportunity to view the current product line – specifically developed for the SOF end-user – to notably include Berry Compliant best-in-class Wet Weather Protective (WWP) technical apparel solutions.

Find your nearest ARROWHEAD dealer here.

MDM 22 – GORE-TEX Professional Fuel Handler 2-Piece Suit

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The Fuel Handler Coverall has been replaced with a new two-piece design made from GORE-TEX PYRAD Technology and procurement is well under way.

Offered in Coyote, it is being used by both Army and Marine Fuel Handlers and intended to be worn over other garments. In addition to it’s FREE properties, the suit also provides weather as well as contaminant protection. Thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane, it’s also breathable, water and wind proof, and is quick drying.

Point6 Men’s Merino Boxer Brief: Because You Should Be Comfortable Everywhere

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Steamboat Springs, May 1, 2022—

Point6, a leading manufacturer of superior merino wool socks, apparel and accessories has introduced the Men’s Merino Boxer Brief: A merino blend undergarment designed for the active male that values both comfort and support as the foundation of his layering system. The classic boxer brief is designed with the comfort, versatility, and odor-fighting power of merino. At just 150 grams, these active briefs are light enough for year-round wear.

Like all Point6 products, the new merino boxer briefs are made from merino wool sustainably sourced from New Zealand farmers. Due to the construction of the yarn, Point6 products won’t pill or shrink when laundered. Stay dry and comfortable in the field with this boxer brief as a first layer under any gear.

Product Benefits:

– Thermoregulating properties of merino keep you comfortable in all conditions

– Antimicrobial properties defeat odors

– Plush comfort next to skin

Features:

– Athletic fit with wide elastic waistband for comfort

– Double front panel design fly for added support

– Flat lock construction and heat transfer label eliminate chafing

– 84% Merino | 12% Nylon | 4% Spandex

Point6 is a family-owned company based in Steamboat, CO, leading the market in the evolution of the merino wool movement.

point6.com