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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Online Ordering Update

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Note to Customers –

FirstSpear’s manufacturing factories are up and producing critical DOD and LE items, but some of our inventory for online purchases is running low with the increased demand over the last few weeks. Many of our customer service and office personnel are working from home, so response times on commercial questions are also lagging more than usual. It’s always been our policy to prioritize deploying US forces and urgent Law Enforcement requirements, so please bear with us as we get caught up with commercial requests. We remain open for business and committed to supporting the professional user with rapid development, prototyping and production throughout these challenging times.

First responders and medical personnel have discovered our OIG and OCG gloves work great in conjunction with nitrile gloves and help reduce breaking and tearing while providing excellent touch screen functionality. All sizes are currently in stock.

Operator Contact Glove

Operator Inner Glove

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Built For The X

Friday, March 20th, 2020

FirstSpear has just announced a promo code is now live on the website for 10% purchases until next Friday. Just enter B4TX at checkout!


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Qtr Zip Woobie

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Today we have another addition to the FirstSpear American Wool Series where we have been moving through FS wool packages starting with ACM BASE, MID and now WARM. A few weeks ago we saw the all new full zip Woobie and today we are getting a look at the Qtr Zip Woobie.

Constructed with ACM-WARM 600 this material package offers the greatest amount of warmth from the FS merino wool packages while still providing exceptional moisture wicking capabilities as well as trapping warmth even when wet. The Qtr Zip Woobie features a high collar and wrist overs with thumbs holes you can easily roll out of the way if not desired.

100% Made in the USA with 100% American materials including the merino wool. Check out the entire merino wool line up from FirstSpear.

Available in Commando, Black, Sand, and Heather Grey.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – GP Bag, Non-Stocking Non-Standard

Friday, March 6th, 2020

For this Friday we are getting a look at an all new Non-Stocking Non-Standard bag now available from FirstSpear, the small yet mighty GP Bag, originally developed at the request of FS professional user. Built with a double sided nylon laminate the GP bag offers improved strength and abrasion resistance. It is extremely rigid and works great as a tool bag or hygiene kit. Features dual zipper pulls, premium hardware, and low profile carry handles. 100% Made in America, available and now shipping while supplies last. Only available in coyote brown.

Dimensions: 11x5x8


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Woobie Full Zip

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Today we are getting the first look at another all new American merino wool garment from FirstSpear using their ACM Warm 600 package. Introducing a new take on the popular Woobie now available in a full zip configuration. 100% American made with American merino wool the Woobie Full Zip features a vertical breast pocket and two zippered slash pockets in the front. High collar and full zip front makes for an easy on and off. Built with FirstSpear ACM 600 the heaviest wool package FirstSpear offers, creating an incredibly warm garment with all the natural performance characteristics of merino wool.

Available now in black, commando, heather grey, and sand. Berry Compliant.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Everyday Vest

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Today we are getting the first look at an all new addition to the FirstSpear’s American Merino Wool line, the Everyday Vest (EDV). Built with FirstSpear ACM Warm 600, which is the heaviest wool package offered and is also used in the FS Woobie.

Features a high collar with a 1/4 zip front and horizontal chest pocket along with a hidden internal pocket. Provides exceptional warmth even when wet as well as helping to wick away moisture from the body. 100% Berry Compliant featuring American merino wool.

Available now in black, commando, and heather grey.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series HuntRedi

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Today we have another edition of the FirstSpear OEM Partner series taking a closer look at an all new company FirstSpear manufacturers private label equipment for.

Today we are getting the first look at HuntRedi and the debut of their Flush Redi Series – Deviate Upland Vest. Available for pre-order very soon, subscribe to mailing list on link below.  

Why/How did HuntRedi begin?

During an annual South Dakota road trip to chase pheasants, we found ourselves frustrated with the lack of high-quality upland hunting gear providing extreme durability and high strength-to-weight ratio while also offering a level of configurability that would meet our personal preferences. The upland market simply seemed stuck in the past and after lengthy discussion with many “what if we could…” statements, the foundation for Hunt Redi was hatched and we were off to the races.

Why was the Hunt Redi Upland Series created?

As we discussed the various features we wanted in upland gear, it became apparent both of us had a lot of personal preferences that would not be easy to achieve without a high level of configurability. After noteworthy market research, we realized it was a common complaint with one reviewer loving gear with Velcro closure, another reviewer was frustrated because they didn’t like Velcro and preferred buckles, etc. So, we set out to find a platform that would provide an extremely solid foundation yet also meet our high configurability requirement.?

There are options for private label manufacturing all around the world, how did you find us and why did you ultimately choose FirstSpear OEM manufacturing?

Our first requirement was Made in the USA so that ruled out any offshore options. Upland bird hunting is an endeavor that exposes gear to extreme conditions and harsh cover throughout all regions of the United States, not to mention across the globe. As a result, we were really focused on extreme durability that would hold up to aspen thickets in the Northwoods, plantations in the South, hardwoods throughout the Midwest, Texas / Oklahoma brush, deserts of the Southwest, and chukar hills of the northwest. Upland hunting is also a sport of constant pursuit unlike many other types of hunting so weight reduction for long days in the field was critical. When you combine our functional and strategic requirements, FirstSpear seemed like a perfect fit.

We made contact with the OEM group after being referred by someone that previously worked with FirstSpear. The “small business” personalities we were met with from the start combined with the innovative technologies being leveraged to make gear for battlefields all over the world were a tremendous fit for what were trying to accomplish at Hunt Redi. We’ve not looked back and are extremely excited to bring the tip of the spear to the hunting industry!

Why was Made in the USA important to the brand?

It was simply never a question for both of us, we were unwavering in our commitment in US made products from the start. Putting aside that we simply wanted to support US companies / workers for a moment, we’ve both had long term careers in the tech industry and we believe success boils down to building long term partnerships, focusing on quality, and providing products we are proud to use. We believe focusing on USA made gear provides us with the best opportunity to achieve our personal goals.

Any new products on the horizon between HuntRedi and FirstSpear?

100%…a good college buddy of ours used to always say, “the man with the most tools wins”…we’re just getting started. In fact, we’ve got a few items already in the works with the FirstSpear team and more on the short list. We’ll see you all in the field.

Deviate Upland Vest Specs:

Weight: 1lb 10.3 ounces + 10.8 ounces (regular belt) / 11.6 ounces (large belt)

NOTE: additional accessories will adjust weight based on selections


Regular Belt

34” L x 4.5” H x ¾” D

Large Belt

37” L x 4.5” H x ¾” D

Color: Blaze Orange / Coyote

Hunter Orange Exposure: 225.5 square inches

Closure: Side Release Buckle

FirstSpear® 6/12™ Laser Fused Modular Platform Technology attachment system

FirstSpear® 6/12™ Laser Fused Pocket Technology

FirstSpear® 6/9™ Modular Pocket Technology

Backward compatible with standard MOLLE/PALS

Up to 50% reduction in weight & significantly less bulk

Hill People Gear inspired yoke harness

Material: 500 denier Cordura

Designed, Sourced, and Handcrafted in the USA by FirstSpear®



FirstSpear Friday Focus – Final Flannel Re-Stock

Friday, February 7th, 2020

FirstSpear has announced the final re-stock in the super heavy Stratton Flannel including a throw back to a few popular colors from last season. Available in the extra thick 9oz and lightweight 4oz weight. Features two oversized chest pockets with button closure. Machine-washable and 100% made in the USA.

Don’t miss out this is the final run for these colors and won’t be restocked until next season.