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March Mannequin Madness – Day 6

Friday, March 18th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

Day 6 brings us the popular Swagman Roll Poncho which continues to come out in more color schemes like the Desert Night Camouflage reproduction.

Insulated with Climashield, this multi-role blanket can be worn like a pool go or configured as a sleeping bag.

March Mannequin Madness – Day 5

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

Since it’s St Patrick’s Day why not feature some green for Day 5?

All set for a patrol, this ensemble consists of MCDU Combat Shirt and Pants with a CPU Hat and Guardian Chest Rig.

The MCDU Pants are new for this year.

March Mannequin Madness – Day 4

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

Day 4’s Assaulter is clas head to toe in MultiCam Black.

The mannequin is wearing an MBDU Shirt and Trousers made from ripstop NYCO along with the Cobra Battle Belt and Competition Inner Belt as well as their Training Mini Rig.

Although his helmet is equipped with a cover, it is a one-off made in the prototype shop to finish off the gear. Instead, Direct Action, Helikon-Tex’s mission oriented gear brand offers helmet covers.

March Mannequin Madness – Day 3

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

Helikon-tex is working to expand their clothing designed specifically for women and an day 3, we’ve got a sampling.

This the new Squall Women’s Hardshell paired with Hoyden Range Leggings and the Shooting Time Trucker cap. The shirt is the women’s UTL Polo Shirt.

March Mannequin Madness – Day 2

Monday, March 14th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

For Day 2 we have some Tigerstripe. It’s the Wolfhound Jacket paired with Hybrid Outback Pants in Duracanvas.

The mannequin is also wearing a groomed fleece range beenie and the Raccoon Mk2 Pack.

Here’s a closeup of the Wolfhound Jacket.

March Mannequin Madness – Day 1

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

During IWA Helikon-Tex displayed their new products on mannequins arrayed around their stand. Each day we will showcase a different one and detail the gear.

First up is this mannequin featuring the Bushcraft line.

From top to bottom you’ll find:

Bushcraft Baseball Cap

Woodsman Anorak Jacket

Woodsman’s Pants

Bergman Backpack

Woodcrafter Gloves

Forester Belt

SERE Pouch

Compass/Survival Pouch

The Forester Belt is new. Here’s a closer shot.

Norlite USK-G

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

The USK-G was another one of those gems I ran across at IWA. A local company to IWA’s hometown of Nürnberg, NORLITE e.K. was founded in 2018 by the former managing director of Oberland-Arms KG, Frank Satzinger.

It is a direct blowback carbine which was designed from the outset to withstand the rigors of 10mm ammunition, although its is currently intended for use with 9mm. However, they plan future exchange systems in .22 LR, .40S&W, .357 SIG, .45ACP and 10mm. They also plan on a left-handed model.

The top of the chassis features a picatinny rail and there are M-Lok rails at the 3 and 9 o’clock position of the chassis.

Compatible with Gen 3, 4, and 5 GLOCK 17/22 & 19/23 pistols, the USK-G is offered in three versions.

• Standard: Overall length 465 mm, 294 mm running length, approx. 2,950 g

• Compact: Total length 420 mm, 254 mm running length, approx. 2,780 g

• Sub-Compact: Total length 380 mm, 214 mm barrel length, approx. 2,650 g

The grip and magazine are the only GLOCK components. Everything else comes from Norlite.

www.norlite.de

4-14 Factory Adaptive Plate Carrier

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Italy’s 4-14 Factory is a relatively new company founded by former Italian SOF.

I am quite impressed with their Adaptive Plate Carrier developed based on mission requirements. It is a modular and scalable system which relies on their CAGES system of Tegris panels. These can be preconfigured and attached to the front and back carriers which carry the armor.

The Adaptive Plate Carrier system consists of:

Front Carrier – Made from Durastretch, it accommodates a wide variety of soft and/or hard armor. It presents a slick appearance.

Back Carrier – Made from Durastretch, it accommodates a wide variety of soft and/or hard armor. It presents a slick appearance.

Harness – It can be used in conjunction with the Front Carrier to suspend the weight of armor. Used while parachuting or when a rear plate isn’t warranted.

Front CAGES – Very easy to attach to Front Carrier. Made from Tegris, it can be configured for a variety of loads.

Back CAGES – Very easy to attach to Back Carrier. Made from Tegris, it can be configured for a variety of loads.

MOLLE Front Flap – PALs compatible, we would call it a placard in the US.

The different components can be used together to create the right configuration for different missions.

4-14factory.com