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SPARTANAT: News from Lindnerhof Taktik – IWA 2019  

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Since the last IWA, Lindnerhof experienced twelve truly exciting months: new products were developed and proven products were optimized further. In perfect time for the IWA 2019, Lindnerhof presents the novelties in the product portfolio of the provider of tactical gear.

New flagship: the plate carrier 25 with quick-release system

The new plate carrier is the further development of the proven plate carrier of the VI generation and combines the models L1 Evo and H1 Evo. It is made of the reliable outer fabric Cordura 500. The most important novelty here is the downsizing of the quick release system in the shoulder straps from 40mm to 25mm. This provides more wearing comfort in the everyday use. In addition, the width of the sewn strap was reduced to 20mm. In this way it is possible to achieve a weight reduction of approximately 20%.

With the new model Lindnerhof responds to a customer’s request: the possibility to convert the plate carrier H1 Evo to a heavy protective vest and making it available also for classical plate carriers made of Cordura. Hanging the soft ballistics in the front and back is just as possible as adding shields for the neck and the upper arms.

As first of its kind, the new plate carrier comprises a reversible zip on its back. In this manner it is possible to attach various modular back panels, thus enabling the fast exchange of the panel, depending on the type of activity.

Quickly exchangeable: modular back panel

In conjunction with the new plate carrier, practiced users can attach the back panel within only five seconds.


Thanks to the individual configuration, it is possible to quickly and appropriately react to the different tasks. The upper opening allows the take-up of a breaching tool. The fold-out extension allows the take-up of a bolt cutter.

Available again: Double magazine pouch G36, attachable with Velcro

Because of the continuous high customer demand last year, the double magazine pouch attachable with Velcro is available again. The pouch has the advantage that it is possible to transport additional magazines without having to use up the MOLLE surfaces at the plate carriers or the vest. This ensures enough space for bags and other equipment.

The pouch can be attached in the conventional way in the front or rear lower area of the plate carrier. At the sides, two G36 magazines can be introduced. A rubber with puller serves as safety mechanism. The laterally provided rubber woven band serves for compression in case of non-use.

More space thanks to Velcro: Diagonal multi-purpose pouch, attachable with Velcro
The advantages of the double magazine pouch with Velcro back were also used in another novelty. The diagonal multi-purpose pouch attachable with Velcro can particularly be attached at the front in the lower area of the plate carrier, which enables simple access to the pouch – even without looking.

By means of a zipper extending across the entire width, the pouch is opened and offers enough space for various parts of equipment and operating resources. At the contact surface of the inside, a large fleecy surface is provided, which facilitates both the affixing of equipment by means of Velcro panels as well as the organization of equipment and the targeted access. In addition, the outside is compatible with Velcro patches that can be affixed for identification tags. A discharge eyelet prevents that fluids collect in the bag.

Mature concept: Weapon fixation straps with hooks

The new fixation strap for long firearms went through a long development process and an extensive testing phase. As a small supporting piece of equipment in the overall structure of tactical gear, however, it comprises very innovative novelties.

Contrary to its predecessor, the new version can be operated with only one hand. A buckle closure is provided at the end for a strong connection.

At the other end a small ball is provided, which Lindnerhof also refers to as “pineapple” and which – thanks to its characteristic form and grip – can be operated with gloves as well. In conjunction with a hook that is usually positioned at the front part of the plate carrier the strap can be opened and closed fast, one-handedly and without looking, which helps fixing or loosening the weapon easily. The ball was developed in such a manner that the bond is not loosened even in the event of extreme movements, such as jumping or crawling.


IWA 19 – New Handwear from Helikon-Tex

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Helikon-Tex is expanding their Bushcraft line with three new glove models made from water resistant goatskin. I tried them all on and the fit was comfortable with no binding.

From left to right, they are the Woodcrafter glove which features a wrist strap and nylon tape gauntlet, Lumber glove the most basic model, and the Ranger Winter glove which is fleece lined.

IWA 19 – Afocal Lens for TILO-6Z+ by Andres Industries AG

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A couple of years ago, Andres Industries first introduced the TILO series of thermal imagers. At the time, the TILO-3 was the smallest thermal imager in the world. They continue to innovate, and this year, they’ve introduced an afocal lens which extends the detection range of the latest TILO-6Z+ to 2.5km.

IWA 19 – AR Recoil Buffer System by DPM Systems Technologies

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The AR Recoil Buffer System is a Progressive Triple Spring Mechanical Recoil Reduction System from DPM Systems Technologies. They offer user adjustability in systems for a wide variety of firearms.

IWA 19 – Savotta Stoves

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Finnish brand Savotta displayed three different folding stoves for those who use fuel tabs or natural material while in the wild.

IWA 19 – Orthos Med Pouch from FROG.PRO

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Italian manufacturer FROG.PRO showed their Orthos Med Pouch. Made from a laminate, it is laser cut to be both PALS and shock cord compatible. It incorporates a glove dispenser, TQ holder and the Medical Cross insert can be swapped out for Red, White, Black, GITD or IR.

It’s a sleeve design which uses their Multi Purpose Organizers, which are both PALS and shock cord compatible, to organize the contents of the first aid kit. The Orthos will accept two, one inserted from either end, with the clearly marked Pull tabs visible. As you can see in the photo above, the Orthos features shock cord at the corners of the openings to keep the MPOs from falling out.

The Orthos can be carried one of three ways. It has built-in PALS compatible straps, 2″ belt wraps, or a zipper to attach below other platforms via their abdominal panel accessory.

Below, you can see it attached to the Modular Reconnaissance Task Bag set up as a chest rig. It will also fit their armor carriers.

IWA 19 – Durabo

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Durabo is Latin for “I will endure” and is the commercial brand of the Kreator Company which manufactures dress uniforms for the Polish Military.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces.

They’ve combined retro military design with work wear and introduced new fabric blends using Cordura nylon to increase durability. Colors on the final products will differ.

Look for the commercial release of this clothing later this year.

IWA 19 – SOD

Monday, March 11th, 2019

SOD was one of the first companies I ever wrote about and it’s always great to see Max At IWA. This year SOD showcased their Legion series with a special mannequin display.