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SHOT Show 23 – Kelty Tactical

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

Kelty Tactical displayed a limited edition variant of their popular Redwing 30 Pack in MultiCam Arid livery.

This 30 liter pack incorporates a dynamic airflow back panel and single aluminum stay for load stability. In addition to laptop sleeve, the Redwing is hydration reservoir compatible and features a U-shaped zipper for the main compartment. Additionally, there are zippered side pockets, an outer pocket, water bottle pockets and a removable waist belt.

Limited to a production run of just 500 packs, this Desert version also incorporates a high visibility Orange lining.

SHOT Show 23 – Sneak Peek: Mystery Ranch Gunfighter Armor Attach

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Coming late spring, the new Gunfighter Armor Attach from Mystery Ranch is an assault pack which compatible with the back panel Vision Zipper on Crye Precision JPC and AVS as well as Eagle Industries MBAV.

It comes with removable Vision Zipper attachment which allows the pack to be adapted to other PALS compatible platforms.

It features a zippered top pocket along with zippered side access with internal magazine pockets. There is an internal hydration sleeve and zippered port at the top for cables, antenna and hydration tubes. Additionally, the Gunfighter Armor Attach can be worn using stowable shoulder straps.

The STICK-IT flap is of a new design, using soft shell 4-way stretch fabric.

Weighing in at .9 kg, it boasts a volume of just under 14 l. Coming in Coyote and MultiCam.

5.11 Tactical Announces New Products for 2023

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023



Costa Mesa, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2023) – 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear, and gear, will unveil new products for 2023 exclusively this week in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Venetian Convention Center during the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Tactical) Trade Show in Booth #10334. Multiple product categories, including men’s and women’s apparel, load-bearing gear, footwear, and accessories, will be expanded to offer customers an extensive lineup of items for everyday use, outdoor adventure, fitness training, on-duty hours and more.

“We are excited to be back at SHOT in person this year after a couple year hiatus,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Getting the industry back together in person – media, dealers, and consumers – and presenting a collection we are incredibly proud of, will surely make for a great week ahead.”

“Our product team’s design and development process is always centered around innovation and serving those who serve,” said 5.11’s Vice President, Global Product, Matt Page. “Utilizing operator feedback throughout the line, we are excited to be launching this new 2023 collection to solve the problem-sets presented by our consumers so they can Always Be Ready to live a life bigger than themselves.”

Load Bearing

Lightweight enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers will be sure to love the new Skyweight Pack Collection. The Skyweight 36L Pack ($200) and Skyweight 24L Pack ($150) will both feature lightweight but durable construction with 330-denier ripstop nylon. Comfort will be ensured by lumbar pads with removable load bearing MOLLE hip belts, padded shoulder harnesses and cushioned back panels with airflow channels. Each pack will also offer hydration sleeves, integrated rain covers, compression straps, external stretch water bottle pockets, gear loops and MOLLE webbing for added storage options. Additional features of the Skyweight 36L include a front shove-it compartment, a secondary compartment, a clamshell opening for the main compartment and an internal frame.

The Skyweight Utility Chest Pack ($60) and Skyweight Survival Chest Pack ($45) will provide lightweight, compact and versatile load-bearing options that include removable chest harnesses and rear pass-through ports to allow for use as waist packs if desired. The harnesses will be adjustable and breathable with a quick-release system for easy use and hot pulls for quick access to concealed carry compartments. The 330-denier ripstop nylon construction will provide durability. Additional features of the Skyweight Utility Chest Pack will include a main compartment with a gusseted opening and internal organization, a front zippered pocket, front stretch-woven pockets, bottom webbing loops and gear loops for additional storage.

One of the most unique and distinguishing aspects of the Skyweight collection, is the cross-functionality and versatility across products. The detachable Skyweight hip belt can be utilized as a waist belt when attaching to the Skyweight Utility Chest Pack or Skyweight Survival Chest Pack, converting the chest packs to waist packs.

An all-new plate carrier is being added to the Load Bearing category with the QR Plate Carrier ($220). It will feature the brand’s patented Sierra Bravo™ Slide quick-release buckles for quick don and doff along with their proprietary high strength TAC-LAM™ laminate laser-cut MOLLE for patch, pouch and placard custom organization. Low-profile Hypalon® shoulder straps and padded body panels will provide comfort, minimalist Hypalon® + loop laminate cummerbunds and internal plate retention straps will create a secure fit for a lightweight carrier with maximum mobility.

The new 28” Single Rifle Case ($75) will be fully padded and built with 600-denier polyester construction for durability and protection while external MOLLE webbing and Gear Set™ compatibility offer additional storage. Internal retention straps and padded muzzle/butt-stock sleeves will ensure secure storage and transport

QR Plate Carrier

Skyweight 36L Pack

PT-R Gym Backpack

The new MOLLE Packable Pack ($60) and MOLLE Packable Sling Pack ($50) will take lightweight load bearing to another level with designs that allow them to be packed into integrated self-pockets. Once packed, both packs can be attached to any MOLLE platform for seamless storage when not in use. Both packs are constructed with recycled 70-denier nylon ripstop and will offer clamshell openings to main compartments, external stretch-woven water bottle pockets when unpacked, external stretch-woven pockets when packed, hydration compatibility, MOLLE straps systems and gear loops.

For outdoor adventures and customers on the go, the MOLLE Packable Poncho ($85) will offer packable protection in a versatile design that can be both worn or used as a shelter. It’s built with 40-denier ripstop nylon and a waterproof silicone ultra-tensile strength coating in addition to taped seams and an adjustable drawstring hood to provide durability and protection from the elements. The one-size-fits-all design fits over the body and backpacks while corner and edge webbing loops allow it to be tied down for use as a shelter.

For fitness enthusiasts, a PT-R Gym Backpack ($150) will offer a purpose-built design that allows users to conveniently and comfortably transport workout accessories and personal belongings. A ventilated shoe pocket provides a clean and sanitary option for hauling shoes and/or dirty workout apparel while a separate main compartment with a clamshell opening houses additional items. Removable front compression straps can be attached horizontally or vertically to secure accessories such as yoga mats or weight vests and padded construction in the shoulder pads, back panels and laptop compartment round out the durable and functional design.

Men’s and Women’s Apparel

PT-R Women’s Packable Jacket

Hog Hunter S/S Shirt

Customers in search of training apparel will enjoy new additions to the brand’s Physical Training-Ready (PT-R) lineup. The PT-R Women’s Packable Jacket ($65) provides all the functional performance and comfort customers have come to expect from 5.11. Its 100-percent nylon ripstop with PU coating provides a durable, water-resistant shell, while the venting at the upper back yoke helps prevent overheating. For ultimate versatility, it stows inside its internal pocket, allowing for easy access and storage no matter where the day ends up.

Another new item to the PT-R collection is the PT-R Women’s Max Effort Tight ($58), which utilizes a nylon/elastane blend with moisture-wicking and anti-odor finishes to keep women comfortable and focused through any workout. A contoured waistband offers extra support while also offering key and phone pockets, and the internal stretch draw cord creates an adjustable fit.

The Hog Hunter S/S ($60) is a camp-style short-sleeve shirt constructed from 100% polyester for durability to be ready for anything. Vent-Tac properties, side vents and a wicking finish maintain comfort when things heat up. A center-front RAPIDraw placket with faux button snaps provides fast access to EDC gear while chest patch pockets with button closures offer room for additional carry. The left chest pocket also features a pen guide that’s perfect for a tactical pen.

For outdoor adventurers, the Trail Pant ($85) will offer a solution for backcountry hiking, overlanding and everything in between. The polyester/elastane blended construction, with Enduro-Flex™ properties and a built-in running gusset, prevents troublesome binding while a comfort waistband creates the right combination of support and flex. The style features 100% tricot mesh pocketing for breathability and knife reinforcement at the hand pocket openings offer uncompromising strength. Eight pockets keep EDC gear close at hand while a water-resistant finish helps shed moisture to keep users and their belongings dry.

Professional Apparel

XTU Long Sleeve Shirt

XTU Pants

New tops and bottoms with feature-rich designs will also be offered for public safety professionals, including the exciting introduction of the new V.XI Collection. Created to provide best-in-class performance for top-tier professionals, the V.XI Collection will be constructed with superior fabrics and materials integrated into highly strategic and purpose-built designs.

The initial offering of the V.XI Collection will include the XTU Line highlighted by the XTU Pant ($200) and the XTU Rapid L/S Shirt ($140). The XTU Pant will be feature-packed to maximize performance, function and versatility. It’s constructed with Ortholite® foam support in the strategically offset comfort waistband, a gusseted crotch and seat, large cargo pockets and no-melt/no-drip fabric to make it withstand the rigors of professional use. It also features a patented 3-in-1 kneepad design with a color-matching and removable external knee protection piece, sewn-in padding for a mid-layer and an internal pocket that houses a removable kneepad insert. An internal vertical adjustment and horizontal external adjustment allow users to create a custom and secure kneepad fit. A dual-directional zippered fly closure rounds out the versatility and utility of this feature-rich pant.

The XTU Rapid L/S Shirt will offer moisture-wicking and anti-odor performance, a Teflon finish and no-melt/no-drip fabrics for added functionality and protection. Dual pocket sleeves, adjustable cuffs, articulated pits, reinforced elbows and bar-tacking at key stress points will ensure the functionality needed by elite team units. Strategic body-mapping of the fabrics will offer comfortable layering with plate carriers and additional gear.

The Stryke PDU Twill Collection, available in both men’s and women’s sizing, continues to be the brand’s most popular new uniform line and will add new items in the Stryke PDU Twill Class B S/S Shirt ($84) and Stryke PDU Twill Class A Plus Pant ($84). The Stryke PDU Twill Class B S/S Shirt will deliver reliable performance and professional styling with Flex-Tac® mechanical stretch twill fabric, a Teflon™ finish, melamine buttons, integrated collar stays, 100% nylon taffeta collar stands, standard military sewn creases and a shirttail hem. Additional features include scalloped chest pocket flaps with pen slots, epaulettes, a camera/radio loop, a badge tag and a badge support strip.

Also crafted with Flex-Tac® mechanical stretch twill fabric and a Teflon™ finish, the Stryke PDU Twill Class A Plus Pant will offer a professional flat-front design paired with gusseted construction for unrestricted movement. A tunnel waistband with an internal ban roll will create comfort and stability while an elastic grip lining ensures shirts remain tucked in. A total of 6 pockets will also ensure gear is always within reach.


A/T Mid Waterproof

EVO 2.0 8” AR 670-1

McClane Sneaker

Fans of 5.11’s A/T Series of footwear will be pleased to see a new A/T Mid Waterproof Boot ($170). This expansion of a customer-favorite will introduce waterproof protection to go with the brand’s A.T.L.A.S. technology to distribute weight, improve stability and return energy to offer all-day support, performance and comfort. Additional features include a 3D molded TPR toe and heel for protection, a welded-mesh upper for breathability and a high traction outsole.

Another exciting addition to the A/T Series will be the A/T Trainer 2.0 ($120). An amazing choice for fitness training, hiking, or even as a duty shoe for bicycle police and other high-milage positions, it features a new, highly durable TPU exoskeleton as well as 5.11’s A.T.L.A.S plate for maximum support. Newly integrated mesh construction in strategic locations adds a nice touch of breathability and comfort to this durable and comfortable option.

Fitnes enthusiasts will also find another great footwear option in the Max Grip Trainer ($110) that’s built for breathability, durability, and stability. It features a protective TPU cage, a mesh upper to prevent overheating, and a new MaxGrip outsole designed to create a stable platform and reliable traction for any workout while also supplying comfort and cushioning from the midsole. The TPU heel reinforcement creates added durability to withstand the most intense training sessions.  

Both new for 2023, the EVO 2.0 AR 670-1 and Speed 4.0 8” AR 670-1 Boots are the first boots 5.11 has produced that have been approved to be in compliance with AR 670-1 requirements.  

The EVO 2.0 8” AR 670-1 ($160) is designed to be AR 670-1 compliant and will come equipped with Force Foam® cushioning and an Ortholite® footbed for comfort and support that endures. Stitched slip-, oil-, and heat-resistant full rubber outsoles will protect feet in all conditions while a hidden knife pocket offers a special Always Be Ready touch.

Another AR 670-1 compliant option will be offered in the Speed 4.0 8” AR 670-1 ($120). These lightweight boots will provide outstanding features and value. Crafted with suede leather and 1200D nylon, Force Foam® heel cushioning, an Ortholite® footbed, and a high-abrasion mesh tongue, they will make sure feet are feeling good no matter the job. Additionally, the ASTM slip- and oil-resistant outsole is stitched for hard use and the brand’s heat deflect material helps shield feet from radiant heat from the ground.

The Foley Mid ($80) and Foley Low ($75) are new additions to the brand’s everyday ready family. A new updated Vibram outsole will allow them to provide better traction in all environments. Both versions also include increased cushioning and comfort with the addition of a drop in X-40 Ortholite® footbed and a nylon upper for added durability.  

Through utilizing operator feedback, the McClane Mid ($110) will be introduced as the next generation of the Norris Sneaker family. The McClane features a new breathable tongue for all-day comfort and an updated Vibram outsole with better traction in all environments. The new drop-in X-40 Ortholite® footbed provides for more cushioning and comfort while the ASTM puncture-resistant board has also been added and certified to US standards.  


Competition Shooting Glove 2.0

Maverick Battle Belt D Ring

In accessories, several popular product lines will be expanded or receive updates, including the Competition Shooting Glove and the Maverick belt collection.

The Competition Shooting Glove 2.0 ($35) will be enhanced with updated durability, an improved fit and a ring-cut index finger to the original design of the breathable and flexible gloves that maximize dexterity. Full functionality is provided by additional features such as a vented synthetic suede palm, touchscreen compatibility, padded knuckles, sweat wipe panels and adjustable closures.

The Maverick Battle Belt D Ring ($180) will build from the strategic design of the Maverick Battle Belt, which includes an inner/outer belt system, and add an integrated D ring for extra versatility. The inner nylon belt ensures support while also tightly securing the outer belt with a loop face. The outer belt is built with a proprietary TAC-LAM™ high-strength laminate on top of a dual nylon webbing and offers both top and bottom weaving for the convenient arrangement of gear. The hook backing and Austri Alpin COBRA® buckle allow quick attachment and removal without sacrificing security.

The Maverick EDC 1.5 Belt ($95) will expand the Maverick belt line to the everyday carry category with a clean style to match functionality. It will feature a pre-curved ergonomic design for maximum comfort and stability along with an Austri Alpin COBRA® buckle for easy use and a double-layer nylon webbing for durability.

“We’re constantly striving to provide our customers with durable and dependable products that they can rely on to live the mantra of Always Be Ready,” said Francisco J. Morales, CEO of 5.11 Tactical. “Whether they’re on duty, on a trail, or anywhere in between, we want to offer products they can count on during all aspects of life. We believe these new items enhance our existing product offering to do exactly that, and we’re excited to make them available this year.”

For more information about 5.11 Tactical and its product offering, or to find a 5.11 Tactical store near you, visit

SHOT Show 23 – SOTech

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Coming soon from SOTech is this updated M-1941 Haversack in both summer and winter Frog Skin Camo.

PDW W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Modern Take on a Classic Summit Assault Style Backpack

For the start of 2023, Prometheus Design Werx introduces their W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L. This design is a modern interpretation of the classic, alpine style, top loading, summit assault pack. While this pack is dialed more towards wilderness and backcountry use, it features numerous, practical details for urban use as well, and a well-rounded daypack for multiple use cases. The W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L is highlighted by an updated and unique design feature which is the center front 2-way zipper. This style zipper opening allows a secondary B.E. access/entry point into the main compartment with the top lid closed, and when the top lid is opened and laid flat on any suitable surface, can be fully zipped opened to allow access to nearly 90% of the main compartment.

The W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L is a part of Prometheus Design Werx’s PRO-Line. Available in Universal Field Gray, and Ranger Green as an exclusive to the brand GRR.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The WUULF Pack 24L is at its core, a mountain pack. The pack name is derived from the words, ‘Wilderness Utility Urban Lay Flat’, which describes its basic functional criteria. It draws it design from the classic, single point top loaders from an earlier era. Top loading backpacks are the simplest method of pack entry and has been in use from the earliest days of backpack design. This design is not prone to failure and even if the top lid becomes inoperable, the pack body can still hold its contents. Unlike a zippered panel loader where if the zipper fails, so will the pack, and become useless. Other considerations were the metals buckles at the request of rock climbers; metal buckles will not crack if accidently stepped on like the nylon or acetyl type. Besides the modern additions of a loop panel for morale patches, ventilated ripple foam padding, laptop sleeve, and laser cut M.OLLE C.ompatible A.rray, what is notably unique to the WUULF Pack is the 2ndary entry point via the 2-way center body zipper. This allows user access into the main pack body with the top lid closed, and nearly full access to inside the pack if laid flat (like a ‘blood eagle’) with the top lid open. Finally, we created unique water bottle pockets which feature user replaceable shock cord, should they ever blow out. Unlike all other modern water bottle pockets using stretch fabrics, ours will be useable far beyond the standard life cycle.”

The WUULF Pack 24L In Universal Field Gray is available for purchase for $179.00 via their website, The Ranger Green edition exclusive to GRR will available via their website on Friday 13JAN23 at noon PDT.

DEVCORE to Showcase New Products and New Collaboration with Drift Dry USA at SHOT Show 2023

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Huntington Beach, CA, January 13, 2023 – DEVCORE, a leading tactical softgoods brand and division of ABX Group Inc, is excited to display new products at the 2023 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and announce its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, high end manufacturer of gear and accessories for the outdoor and dive markets. Visitors may visit Booth 61411 at the Venetian Expo to see all the latest products.

To serve those who require high performance hand protection in cold weather conditions, DEVCORE will be showcasing its Summit Combat Glove, Summit 3 Finger Mitten System, and Summit Combat Snow Gaiters. Both the Summit Combat Glove are designed to work together, giving users versatility to accommodate operational needs. The Summit Combat Snow Gaiters have already been issued to various military units due to the superior design and weather protection.

DEVCORE is also excited for its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, to bring co-branded and co-designed products to the market.

“Drift Dry USA has a history of designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative apparel and accessories for the outdoor market. We are excited to work with them to take the DEVCORE and Drift Dry brands to the next level with new products to satisfy the needs of the most demanding users in the military, first responder, and other users, ” says Brian Miller, CEO of DEVCORE.

DEVCORE + Drift Dry USA products will leverage the expertise and experience from both teams and utilize cutting edge materials for its future products. Samples of Drift Dry products will be available at the DEVCORE booth and serve as a preview for the near future.

Please visit

ABX Group Inc
5912 Bolsa Avenue, Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(800) 710-3650

[email protected]

Outdoor Research Launches New SeaTac Pant and Deploy Backpack

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Seattle, Wash. (January 17, 2023) – Outdoor Research (OR) For over 40 years Outdoor Research has been designing and manufacturing products for the U.S. military and first responders both in its U.S. factories based in Seattle, WA, and El Monte, CA. and offshore. Today, the Seattle-based outdoor and tactical apparel & gear manufacturer is proud to introduce its new Men’s SeaTac Pant and Deploy Backpack with Admin Pouch at SHOT show in Las Vegas, NV.

The OR Pro SeaTac Pant was designed to meet the needs of the professional, whether at work or on the weekend. The SeaTac Pant is built to exceed expectations-with a polyester/cotton blend of fabric and added mechanical stretch it not only provides the durability and comfort you need but bends and moves with you in almost any environment. Add to that a Durable Stain Repellent finish, cargo pockets, gusseted crotch and stretch waistband and you have the ultimate in cargo pants. Available in Black, Khaki, Navy, and Ranger Green.

For those looking for the ultimate backpack, look no further than the new OR Pro Deploy Backpack. At 35L this pack is everything you need while on-duty or on-trail. Made from a durable 500D Cordura Nylon with a PU/DWR coating for water resistance, this pack is designed to withstand some of the harshest environments. With two hidden side pockets, its ready for overt or covert operations. Use it overtly with the side molle attachments and to store your water bottle or zip the side pockets closed for those covert operations. With lots of internal storage, its able to carry two 30-round magazines and your laptop at the same time. It’s hydration compatible and has a built-in hidden pocket for a concealed weapon or to keep other items more secure.

The new Deploy Admin Pouch is an add on that easily attaches to the laser cut MOLLE on the front of the pack. This added storage gives you even more room for two additional 30-round magazines as well as admin storage for all of your essentials.

Be sure and look for the SeaTac Pant, Deploy Backpack and Admin Pouch online and at your local Outdoor Research retailers.

Find out more about OR Pro and Outdoor Research at

See them at SHOT Show in booth #31402.

Premier Body Armor Announces Continued Vertx Collaboration

Monday, December 5th, 2022

GASTONIA, N.C. – December 1, 2022 – Premier Body Armor is proud to announce their continued collaboration with Vertx, including the Gen 3 line of products and custom-fit ballistic inserts compatible with the Gamut, Ready Pack and Navigator Sling. American-made armor plus industry-leading Vertx bags and packs offer the perfect solution for an off-body carry system.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vertx,” said Alex Stewart, President of Premier Body Armor. “This line offers consumers 100% USA made, custom cut armor inserts that maximize the potential of the packs and provide on-the-go ballistic protection. The Gen 3 Vertx line puts a focus on advanced feature sets without compromising the industry-leading CCW DNA that we’ve all come to love.” 

The Gamut, Ready Pack, and Navigator Sling all improve upon their Gen 2 predecessors, offering a new Rapid Access Pull tab compatible with every zipper for a fully customizable EDC setup. With a gatekeeper G-hook, you can avoid unwanted gear exposure in the CCW compartment. Premier’s custom-fit ballistic inserts provide comfortable and incognito protection while you’re on the go.

The new ballistic panels continue to uphold the high standards of Premier’s body armor, meeting the NIJ Level IIIA standard while being the thinnest and lightest ballistic protection on the market. Available in bundles or standalone inserts, it’s easier than ever to update your bag & armor. Load out your Gamut with all the gear you need, pack the Navigator and be ready for travel or blend in with other “average” backpacks with the Ready Pack.

Enjoy the peace of mind body armor provides. Premier Body Armor is proud to provide high-quality, Made in the USA, custom-fit body armor for Vertx products.

Learn more about Premier Body Armor and their complete line of armor at