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S&S Precision Dry Bags

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

S&S Precision teamed with Watershed to introduce their Dry Bags which feature welded seams and YKK Aquaseal zippers.

They feature PALS compatibility at the front and can accept an internal 3 Mag Insert. Additionally, they’ve integrated an oral inflate/deflate valve with cover.

There are two versions, one with PALS attachment and the other compatible with the PlateFrame. Other choices are size (6″x7″ or 8″x10″) and Black or MultiCam color.

Blue Alpha Stock Sock

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Reportedly the Stock Sock was created via the proverbial drawing on a bar napkin at the Circle Bar one SHOT Show night.

Going off the premise of fighting what that you’ve got on you, the creators set out to develop a modular attachment which could easily be added or removed from an AR stock.

Oftentimes, you are just going to pick up your rifle to put it into action and it has to be a self contained unit. For example if something goes bump in the night, you aren’t going to grab your plate carrier and gun belt. Likewise if you need to quickly dismount from your vehicle and you have at hand is a carbine.

Thanks to the laser cut PALS the Stock Sock can accommodate multiple tourniquets, needle decomp, chem lights, wound packing material, or whatever else you want to keep on your stock. It can also be used to stow and manage a sling for storage or vehicular transport.

Made from laser cut Squadron fabric, the Stock Sock is available in a variety of colors and patterns.

New Colors Now Available for HSGI Polymer TACOs

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – April 29, 2022 – High Speed Gear® has introduced the MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™ color variations to the Polymer TACO® line as a limited edition offering.

High Speed Gear® is constantly expanding their product lines to meet the needs of the tactical community. The new polymer TACO colors will allow end users to match the original nylon TACOs® to the latest MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™ Polymer TACOs®. These colors will be offered for the Polymer Rifle TACO® and Polymer Pistol TACO®. In addition, the Polymer Handcuff TACO® is now available in Coyote Brown.

“As a company, we are proud to keep developing new products as well as new variations of products to fit the needs of our customers.” Said Allison Mitchum, HSGI® Director of Sales & Marketing. “We have a large number of customers that rely on and enjoy the Polymer TACO line so in 2020, we added LE Blue for those law enforcement agencies that required it. Now with the additional colors of MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™, we can now offer an even broader selection of colors.”

The polymer TACOs® function the same as their nylon TACO counterparts. The design lets users have the same versatility that will grip and retain a wide variety of rifle and pistol magazines. The polymer line features grommets for drainage and is made with waterproof materials.

Polymer TACO

Polymer Pistol TACO

Polymer Handcuff TACO®

Ultralightweight Yet Super-Strong Plate Carrier MX244 for Military and Police Special-Forces Goes On Sale 27 April, Says Lindnerhof-Taktik

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

LENGGRIES, GERMANY (25 April 2022)—Maker of high-quality tactical gear systems Lindnerhof-Taktik today announced it will this week begin offering its new MX244 Ultralight Plate Carrier for purchase.

The MX244—set to go on sale Wednesday—is the first of an entire line of Lindnerhof-Taktik products made with the company’s innovative Multiaxial Laminate MX material, notable for its extreme low weight and astonishing strength, said Lindnerhof CEO Jakob Kolbeck.

“We’re very confident that the military and police special-forces teams for whom the MX244 is designed will find it an indispensable piece of equipment,” Kolbeck said, adding that the carrier is designed to serve as a grid for toting SAPI L-sized plates.

“There are many reasons why we believe the MX244 will quickly become a bestseller, but two of the most important are its exceptional durability and it weighs only 450 grams,” Kolbeck continued. “In fact, until the MX244 came along, there’s never been a more reliable, lightweight option for carrying plates.”

Lindnerhof founder Josef Sixt added that the advanced-technology Multiaxial Laminate MX material used in the manufacture of the MX244 has very low water absorbency characteristics. Moreover, he said, the option exists for covering the carried plates with fully camouflaged sleeves.

“Although the MX244 Plate Carrier is a cutting-edge product, we incorporated many of our classic, time-tested, and field-proven features,” Sixt offered. “For example, we took our patented hook buckle for securely closing shoulder straps and waist belts and translated it into an extra-slim version, one that would stay more out of the way of the user’s weapon system, provide additional space along the waist belt, and yet clasp just as rock-solidly as the original hook buckle.”

Kolbeck said an objective in developing the MX244 was creation of a plate carrier that would allow users to quickly add accessories. Accordingly, the company has timed the debut of its MX244 to coincide with the launch of several Lindnerhof-Taktik accessory items.

These are:

• Front Panels (MX233 Velcro® Panel, MX231 Panel Front, MX234 Multi-Calibre front Panel)

• Carrying Sling (MX106 Single Point Velcro® Sling)

• Next-generation Multi-Calibre Pouches (MX119 Multi-Calibre Rifle Mag Pouch, MX519 Multi-Calibre SMG Mag Pouch)

• Slim Belt Grid (MX560 Modular Belt Grid)

“Common to the plate carrier and the accessory items—beyond being made with Multiaxial Laminate MX—is their extreme functionality and modularity,” Kolbeck said. “Consider, for instance, the new MX560 Belt Grid. It’s a laser-cut sleeve-grid. But as soon as it’s wrapped around our Tactical Harness [1000551 Edelrid Gürtel], the harness transforms into a slim, super-lightweight war belt. Extra slots stably attach it to common holster systems including Blackhawk, Safariland, and G-Code, as well as to other items.

“As for the MX231 Front Panel, it can carry three magazines for rifles ranging from the AR15 on up to the HK417. Both it and the MX234 Multi-Calibre Front Panel attach to the MX244 Plate Carrier by means of Velcro® fasteners and/or with an included pair of click-it-to-attach MOLLE buckles for faster gearing up.

“And, of course, all of the new products include other outstanding Lindnerhof features such as cable management, patch areas, and size adjusters.”

The MX244 Plate Carrier and most of its accessories (unveiled in March at the at Enforce Tac and IWA 2022 trade shows held in Nuremberg, Germany) will for now be available in only two colours—coyote and stone grey. The company said black will be offered later, as will the camouflage patterns MultiCam and 5fb Flecktarn.

Meanwhile, Kolbeck provided a sneak-peek at a coming capability of the MX231 and MX234 panels. “In additional to their classic functionality, the front panels also can form the basis of a fully configured and ready-to-use micro-rig, but we’ll have more about that in the next few months,” he revealed.?

All the Lindnerhof-Taktik products coming available for purchase this week reflect a recently adopted strategy of developing and rolling out new items with greater frequency.

“We create roughly a thousand prototypes of new products each year, but our goal now is to bring more of them to customers and to do so on a more consistent basis,” Kolbeck said.

For more information about these products and other Lindnerhof-Taktik gear, please visit the company’s website at

HSGI Now Offers The Option For Double TACOs

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – April 19, 2022 – High Speed Gear® (HSGI®) has recently expanded its most renowned product the TACO® pouch.

HSGI® now offers a side by side, Double Rifle TACO®. Historically, HSGI® has offered a single Rifle TACO®, the X2R Rifle TACO (the official magazine pouch of the Marine Corps), and the TACO® Shingle which includes three Rifle TACOs® in one. The Double Rifle TACO® allows for the user to carry their rifle magazines side by side giving the user a slicker appearance that maximizes the amount of ammunition to be carried while minimizing the amount of gear protruding from user’s belt, plate carrier, etc.

“We have a long history of providing the versatile gear our customers want and need; and we have continued to accomplish that that in 2022.  Additional TACO variations combined with faster turnaround times continue to make the difference for our customer base.” stated Bill Babboni, HSGI® Chief Operating Officer. “Everyone has come to rely on the adaptability of our products so that the user has the option to carry a variety of equipment without having to re-kit their belts or chest rigs.”

The Double TACO®, like the original TACO® line includes both MOLLE and adaptable belt mount (ABM) configurations. These pouches are great solutions for any kind of plate carrier, chest rig or belt mounted system that are used. HSGI® offers the Double Rifle TACO® in a variety of color options and is available now on the HSGI® website.

The Double Rifle TACO® can be purchased through the HSGI Authorized Dealer network or on the HSGI website: Double Rifle TACO®

Coming Soon:

The Duty Double TACO® with HSGI® Universal Clips allowing easy attachment to both MOLLE and belts up to 2”

Ventumgear Cable Wrap 4.0

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Premiering at last month’s IWA, the Ventumgear Cable Wrap organizes your cables and leaves room to mount your PTT. Made in Germany from 500D Cordura laminate.

Sneak Peek – Raptor Tactical Polymer ALICE Frame

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Raptor Tactical has shown a prototype of their upcoming Polymer ALICE frame.

Same basic design, just lighter and stronger material.

5.11 Announces New Products for Spring / Summer 2022

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

IRVINE, Calif. (April 5, 2022) – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, today unveiled new products it will launch in spring of 2022. Included in these product introductions will be updates to previous product lines and all-new items designed to keep outdoor adventurers, fitness fanatics and tactical enthusiasts equipped and ready for anything.

“At 5.11, we listen to the market and strive for constant innovation and improvement in all of our products,” said 5.11’s CEO, Francisco Morales. “We work every day to meet the needs and demands of the people who work or play in the most demanding environments and to support the lifestyle of those people who live the 5.11 mantra of Always be Ready. That’s why we’ve developed new products across multiple product categories for various uses.”

In the Load Bearing Category, new items will be offered in spring to provide customers with solutions for everyday use, days spent outdoors, time on the range and more. The Range Ready Trainer Bag ($145) features fully padded construction with 600-denier polyester, a PE board base, external MOLLE webbing and removable internal dividers. A left side pull-down pouch and dual rear zippered pouches provide added storage and organizing options for range days. Shooting enthusiasts will find great firearm transportation options in the new 36” Single Rifle Case ($82) and 42” Single Rifle Case ($92). Each are padded and built with 600-denier polyester construction with external MOLLE webbing and are Gear Set™ compatible for additional storage. Internal retention straps and padded muzzle/butt-stock sleeves ensure secure storage and transport.

Range Ready Trainer Bag

42” Single Rifle Case

36” Single Rifle Case
For on duty or everyday use, customers can turn to the Daily Deploy 24 Pack ($125). It’s a versatile pack offering a 28-liter capacity and durable, lightweight 500D-nylon construction. A side-brief opening provides full access to a loop-lined main compartment with laptop sleeve and a secondary compartment with zippered mesh panel. RUSH Tier ready with front and side MOLLE webbing and tuckable shoulder straps, this pack can be customized to any user’s needs.

Adventure and weather-ready, the haul-all Load Ready Utility Mike (21L) ($56) and Load Ready Utility Lima (42L) ($72) bags feature heavy duty 1050D-nylon with a TPU waterproof internal lining and double layer base. Versatile and stackable, both bags feature a removable zip off lid with zippered pocket allowing for protection when needed. Gear loops and multiple grab handles make it easy to grab or tie down.

Daily Deploy 24

Load Ready Utility Lima

Load Ready Utility Mike
Men’s Apparel will introduce several new items in both tops and bottoms. The Marksman Utility S/S Shirt ($64) offers moisture wicking performance and UPF50+ protection along with a stylish two-piece collar and a center front placket. Side-seam vents and heat-transfer capabilities in the upper back make it a great option for all-day use. The Marksman Utility S/S Plaid ($64) adds an element of additional style with colorful plaid designs.

Bold style and functional performance can be found in the Gyver Camo S/S Shirt ($62) and Vay Camo S/S Shirt ($62). Camp-style shirts with a press open collar design and Vent-Tac properties, these shirts are designed to allow users to relax in style while a center front RAPIDraw™ placket with faux buttons keep them prepared for anything. Each shirt also offers its own unique and colorful floral pattern. A versatile and functional layering option is offered with the Fast-Tac Vest ($85). Offering an impressive 14 pockets, a vented center-back seam, adjustable side tabs and a water-resistant finish, it can be easily customized and loaded with gear to provide comfort and convenience.

Gyver Camo S/S

Vay Camo S/S

Marksman Utility S/S
A new Ridge Short ($76) made with a highly popular Flex-Tac canvas and Enduro-Flex properties delivers rare comfort along with the functionality 5.11 pants and shorts are renowned for. It offers 8 pockets including a hidden cuff-key pocket, strategically reinforced front pockets for knife clips, low-profile cargo pockets with additional hidden pockets inside, and more. The popular Defender-Flex line of pants has expanded further into shorts with a Defender-Flex Evolve Short ($70) constructed with a cotton/polyester blend and Lycra T400 Tough Max mechanical-stretch denim that allows wearers to move freely and comfortably. It offers a traditional denim style with a much-improved performance and seven total pockets.

Customers looking for style, comfort, performance and functionality in pants can look to the Defender-Flex Evolve Jean Straight ($85). An update to a favorite of 5.11 customers across the globe, the Defender-Flex Jean, it features a new cotton/polyester blend and Lycra T400 Tough Max mechanical-stretch denim. The result is enhanced performance all the way around. The Meridian Pant ($80) is a new option for those seeking a woven-style pant with a cargo-pocket design. It offers six total pockets, including cargo pockets with hook/loop closures and side-body zipper vents for added performance on warm days.

Ridge Short
There will be a number of new additions in Women’s Apparel ranging from casual wear to athletic wear. The Donna Hoodie ($58) is a hooded pullover with a stylish cross-over opening that also offers moisture-wicking performance, a drop-tail hem and raglan sleeves for added comfort. Customers seeking a jacket with a unique style without sacrificing comfort can look toward the Blayr Bomber Jacket ($75). It features a unique bomber-style design and is constructed with a polyester/elastane blend with Enduro-Flex properties for comfort and a full range of motion. Also offering a unique style is the Helena Dress ($78). It’s a shirt-style dress with a button-front placket, chest pockets with flap and button closures, on-seam hand pockets, and adjustable sleeves for a customized look and fit. A lightweight shirt with UPF protection can be found in the Women’s Marksman L/S Shirt ($68). It provides a UPF50+ rating, mesh underarm gussets and sleeve tabs to secured rolled up sleeves on warm days while a RAPIDraw™ placket creates added functionality.

Donna Hoodie

Blayr Bomber Jacket

Women’s Marksman LS Shirt
Women can find a durable, do-it-all bottom in the Spire Pant ($90). It’s built with Enduro-Flex properties, a comfort waistband, eight total pockets and a DWR finish to keep wearers prepared for anything. The Ashima Tight ($75) is an ankle-length tight constructed with a nylon/elastane blend along with moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology. It’s abrasion resistant panels, flat-locked seams, sipper waistband pocket and side pockets with envelope-flap closures make it a comfortable and functional choice for all-day wear. A more traditional tight style is offered by the Amelia Tight ($70). It features flat-lined drop pockets in addition to a hidden picket inside the waistband. The ankle-length fit with flat-locked seams, moisture-wicking and anti-odor performance provide long-lasting comfort.

Spire Pant

Ashima Tight

Amelia Tight
5.11 is also introducing variety of shorts to offer female customers something for any activity. The Shauna Short ($54) is built with Flex-Tac canvas for durability and stretch performance. With a five-inch inseam and six pockets, including front patch pockets, it’s a great choice for day-to-day wear and outdoor adventures. A comfortable cotton/elastane-twill blend is used in the Nell Short ($52) to offer a clean and classic look while offering four back pocket and two hand pockets. The Attina Short ($62) offers a more athletic build and fit with polyester/elastane-twill blend, Enduro-Flex properties, a soft jersey waistband and a stretch drawcord.

Customers who favor a skort design will be happy to see the Sasha Skort ($54). It’s moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology with perforated side panels and Enduro-Flex properties keep wearers comfort during long stretches of activity. The soft jersey stretch waistband and attached jersey liner with thigh pockets offer added comfort and functionality as well. Lastly, the Petra Denim Short ($55) utilizes washed stretch denim, seven pockets and rolled-up hems with raw-edge detail to create a tradition style with updated performance and comfort.

Shauna Short

Attina Short

Shasha Skort
Two new watches are being added to the Everyday Carry and Accessories line to ensure customers are equipped and on time for any activity. Both watches feature a sturdy 44mm stainless steel case with IP finish, 22mm webbing band and mineral crystal glass for added durability and scratch resistance. The Division Digital Watch ($100) displays day and date in addition to both military and standard time, with dual time zones available. This digital piece also offers two timers, four alarms, a removable band, EL backlight and 100-meter water resistance. The Outpost Chrono Watch ($120) with a pull type crown offers a stopwatch, standard and military time, a removable band, luminous hands and 100-meter water resistance.

Division Watch

Outpost Watch
The Men’s Physical Training-Ready (PT-R) line is growing to offer additional technical apparel to training enthusiasts. The PT-R Catalyst Pro ($52) offers a lightweight layering piece with moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology in a ¼-zip design. A pull-over hooded sweatshirt with moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties can be found in the PT-R Forged Hoody ($65).

The PT-R Havoc Short ($52) is built for movement with Enduro-Flex properties, an elasticized waistband and running gusset. A knit-jersey liner with moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology is added to the PT-R Havoc Pro Short ($56) for added coverage. The PT-R Forged Knit Short ($52) features an eight-inch inseam, polyester-elastane jersey construction, a self-encased elastic waistband and side vents for comfort and performance. High-performance compression tights are offered with the PT-R Shield Tight 2.0 ($55). With flat-locked seams, a running gusset, soft-jacquard elastic waistband, moisture-wicking and anti-odor, it’s a great layering piece for any training session. Customers who prefer to train in pants will find the PT-R Condition Knit Jogger ($65) to be a good choice. The self-encased elastic waistband and encased elastic hems provide secure comfort during any workout.

PT-R Forged Hoody

PR-R Havoc Pro Short

PT-R Condition Knit Jogger
The Women’s PT-R offering is also expanding with many great products. The PT-R Valentina Sports Bra ($36) offers a compression fit and medium support with fully lined power mesh, stretch binding and removable liner pads. The flat-locked seams and soft-jacquard elastic bottom band provide added comfort while moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties make it great for workout after workout. The Women’s PT-R Catalyst ½ Zip ($52) is a lightweight layering piece with moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology in a 1/2-zip design. A skinny-fit short option constructed with a polyester/elastane-jersey blend and an anti-odor finish is found in the PT-R Eliza Short ($56). It’s contoured waist, flat-locked seams, side drop pockets and triangle gusset make it a comfortable and convenient options for training sessions. Women workout warriors seeking a capri pant will be pleased with the PT-R Kaia Capri ($65). A variation of the popular Kaia Tight, this piece features a skinny fit with a nylon/elastance jersey construction, moisture-wicking and an anti-odor finish. The Women’s PT-R Layla Tight ($70) will hold up during the toughest workouts with a contoured waist, wicking and anti-odor properties and flat lock seams for comfort. Two built-in hip pockets and a hidden waistband pocket add to the functionality of these performance tights.

PT-R Catalyst ½ Zip

PT-R Eliza Short

PT-R Kaia Capri
Many new colorways are being added to some of the brand’s most popular Footwear lines. The Norris Low Sneaker ($115) is adding grey/blue, triple black and black/white options. Khaki, volcanic and rustic brown designs will be offered in for the Norris Sneaker ($125). The Company 3.0 Boot ($135) is introducing a brandy color while the Company 3.0 CST Boot ($145) welcomes a classic brown option. A sleek black coffee color will provide added style to the heat-deflecting leather of the A/T 8 HD Boot ($195). Lastly, the versatile A/T Trainer ($140) will expand with new colorways including crimson, black/white, gunsmoke, dune, storm and brown duck.

Norris Sneaker (black/white)

A/T 8 HD Boot (black coffee)

A/T Trainer (gunsmoke)
“Our product team spent countless hours across many months compiling feedback from trusted ambassadors, end-users and partners, securing best-in-class components and textiles, and field-testing products to ensure they meet the standards of 5.11 and our customers,” said 5.11 Vice President of Global Product, Matt Page. “We look forward to introducing these items this Spring and are confident they will serve our customers well.”