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FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM MID 400 Shirt

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Today we are getting another look at FirstSpear’s USA Merino wool packages.

In previous weeks we saw the lightest weight package ACM-BASE 100 which FS uses in a variety of their lighter weight garments like the field shirt and beanie/neckie. Today we will be looking at the next level up, ACM-MID 400. What makes this merino package so unique is that it is a dual layer material, not a blend. Using a super fine polyester on the interior and merino wool layer on the exterior, this material combo does some very incredible things. When the user sweats or gets wet the poly layer will quickly wick away moisture from the body and transfer it to the absorbent wool layer.

Once the moisture permeates into the wool layer it allows the poly to dry very quickly which helps avoid the typical stink you find with other synthetic layers, additionally wool is naturally antimicrobial which makes it incredibly difficult for the garment to produce bacteria that causes odors in all synthetic base layers. Furthermore, once the moisture is absorbed into the wool layer it will keep the user insulated and warm even when wet. These features provide for exceptionally high performance garments using ACM-MID 400. Today we will get a look at one of the more popular garments using this dual layer material, the FirstSpear Mid Shirt.

The Mid Shirt is super tough and ultra soft with a 2/3 length front zipper that allows extra ventilation when you really warm up. The high collar keeps your neck covered and is great for when you are working with a sling.

Like most FS products the Mid Shirt is Berry Compliant (100% American Made with 100% American Materials) and is available in Black, Charcoal, Commando, Manatee Grey, and Sand.

www.first-spear.com/mid-shirt-acm-mid-400

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Black Friday

Friday, November 29th, 2019

FirstSpear has all Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals listed in the non-stocking non-standard section of the FS web store. Take up to 40% off select items while supplies last. 

www.first-spear.com/non-stocking-non-standard

FirstSpear Friday Focus – USA Merino Wool Socks

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

FirstSpear is at it again with all new additions to the USA Merino Wool line.

Like most FirstSpear products the all new Boot Super Sock and Every Day Sock are 100% American made with USA materials. Both the EDS and BSS are constructed from a tubular knit for enhanced support and all day comfort.

The all new EDS features a reinforced heel and toe box, support ribbing through the arch, as well as light and thin across the top to help dissipate heat.

Exceptional moisture wicking and antimicrobial properties will keep your feet dry and comfortable throughout the day.

EDS: 82% Merino Wool, 12% Nylon, 6% Lycra

BSS: 86% Merino Wool, 8% Nylon, 6% Spandex blend

Available and shipping now in sizes small through XL.

BSS: www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/american-merino-wool/boot-super-sock-bss

EDS: www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/american-merino-wool/every-day-sock-eds

FirstSpear Friday Focus – All New Cold Climate Gloves

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Today we are getting the first look at the all new fatigue green on the Cold Climate Glove from FS. The CCG provides a comfortable fit featuring a keratin leather palm patch, Primaloft Gold insulation matched with a breathable waterproof insert as we all as a super soft brushed axe suede on the backside of the thumb.

Overall the glove is incredibly light weight compared to how warm it will keep your hands. Impressive dexterity including reduced insulation in the trigger finger to increase basic fire control manipulation. Touch screen capable index fingers and adjustable cuff with a perfect amount of stretch. Available and shipping now in fatigue green and black.

www.first-spear.com/cold-climate-glove

FirstSpear Friday Focus – SSD x FS Limited Edition Walt Torso Holster

Friday, November 8th, 2019

We are excited to announce a Soldier Systems and FirstSpear collaboration on a Limited edition SSD Walt Torso holster in manatee grey, now available in the non-stocking non-standard section in the FirstSpear web store.

The Walt was one of FirstSpear’s first products and has remained a favorite. Based on the old M7 leather shoulder holster for the 1911, Tye Walt is made from modern materials to resist rot. Additionally, it’s very forgiving for those pistols which are difficult to find a holster for. I’ve used it with G17s, G19s and 1911s as well as a Hi-Standard Changematic and an FN 509 (although it felt a little loose with the former and a little tight with the latter).

Exceptional cross draw style body holster designed to fit 1911, Glock, M9, 226, and similar sized pistols. Hypalon exterior with subdued SSD laser etched logo. Available while supplies last. Made in the USA with USA Materials.

This is a one-time good deal. once they are gone, they are gone.

For every holster sold $25 will be donated to SOWF, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

www.first-spear.com/the-walt-torso-holster

FirstSpear Friday – KADRI Clothing Launches Valkyrie Field Pant

Friday, November 1st, 2019

I first met the founders of KADRI earlier this year at Warrior East and soon realized that this is the most significant innovation in the tactical industry in years. A product created out of necessity, they not only designed a new pant to fit their needs, but a completely new sizing schema as well. Like it or not, women are here to stay in squad cars, ambulances, and on the battlefield. I also see a need for their innovation in the outback as more and more women enjoy the outdoors for both leisure and work. It’s about time they had some clothing that was designed by them, for them.

Women need pockets. Women in the tactical field definitely need pockets. This simple concept is typically not even a second thought for men working in the same occupation. For them, it’s not so much a question of whether or not pockets are needed, but how many, what kind and what placement best suits their tactical needs. For women, however, this is a constant battle. Due to the wide array of women’s body shapes and sizes, women are stuck with either clothes that fit with little tactical function, or clothes that are functional that don’t fit. Most end up wearing men’s clothes and simply deal with the ill-fitted reality of their current situation: to work in a male-dominated industry, there are just some things women must deal with.

This was the problem founders of KADRI Clothing wanted to solve when they started their company. Founded by two women who served in special operations units, KADRI Clothing is a by-women-for-women adventure-tactical apparel brand created to address common issues women experience in the field and other tactical environments. This includes everything from the functional to the fit needs across multiple body types and various tactical occupations and adventure hobbies.

We got the opportunity to look at the first item from their product line—the Valkyrie Field Pant— and the revolutionary sizing and fit system that goes along with it in the best environment possible: on a shooting range with seven tactically-minded women.

KADRI Clothing owner and USMC veteran, Katheryn Basso, walked us through this innovative new product.

The Valkyrie Field Pant is arguably one of the most advanced female garments available today with features intelligently designed for women. The pant contains 11 functional pockets, including well-sized cargo pockets that maintain their volume no matter the thigh size, and two back welt pockets sized for an M4 mag or large cell phone.

Constructed with a DWR finished nylon/spandex blend with overbuilt construction for durability. Designed with a mid-rise waist, the Field Pant features two waist gussets as well as an extended crotch gusset to allow for the perfect amount of stretch and enhanced range of motion when on the move. Belt loops accommodate up to a 2” riggers belt and include two front cross-design loops to secure clip on accessories like a carabiner.

Potentially one of the most ground-breaking features of the Valkyrie Field Pant is the industry-first sizing system. The Waist-Hip Variation Representation, or WHVR, Matrix sizing system uses waist, hip and inseam measurements to find a customizable fit.

This revolutionary system allows women to choose their waist size and up to two sizes larger in their hips. For example, if you are a size 4 waist, you now have the option of purchasing pants with a size 4, 6, or 8 hip. Additionally, the Valkyrie Field Pant comes in short (30”), regular (32”) and tall (35”) inseams. These options enable women to purchase pants specifically designed for their unique body type.

For more information on the pants, visit www.kadriclothing.com

For more info on the FirstSpear and KADRI collaboration click here first-spear.tech/f/firstspear®-and-kadri-clothing-collaborate

To purchase, visit www.first-spear.com/valkyrie-field-pant

FirstSpear Friday Focus – 9oz Stratton Flannel

Friday, October 25th, 2019

FirstSpear’s all new winter weight Stratton Flannels have arrived early in three new great looking colors. 100% American made in the same cut as the 4oz we saw last month in a much heavier 9oz weight. Premium construction with oversized breast pockets, exterior hang loop, and two button closure on forearm and cuff. Machine washable and oversized to accommodate 3% shrinkage after a few cycles in the wash. The Stratton Flannel is an oversized design, step down one size from your normal t-shirt size for a standard fit.

Made in America – Now Shipping

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/stratton-flannel

FirstSpear Friday Focus – ACM Hooded Field Shirt

Friday, October 18th, 2019

This Friday we are taking a look at another extremely popular garment from the FirstSpear American Wool line up. We are still looking at the lightest weight FS wool package ACM BASE-100, this time on the Hooded Field Shirt. Generously cut with an oversized hood with absolutely no hardware makes for an incredibly comfortable and highly functional base layer or perfect stand alone top when temperatures are fluctuating.

Get all the natural performance characteristics of merino wool in a stylish comfortable and light weight package. Available now in Sand, Charcoal, Heather Grey, Commando, and Black. FirstSpear American Wool is 100% Berry Compliant.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/american-merino-wool/hooded-field-shirt