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Visit the SOF Select Exhibition During SOF Week

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

SOF Week 23 – Mystery Ranch Cold Weather Packs

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

The Mystery Ranch “Arctic Ruck” was a case study under their Special Projects Service. Formally named the All-Terrain Maneuver, Cold Weather First (ATM CWF) Pack, it was developed in conjunction with Arctic Explorer and Cold Weather Expert John Huston who founded consulting firm and school Skadi Group. In the niche world of extreme cold weather operations, you couldn’t find a better participant in the design process. John has trained US, Canadian and Norwegian SOF.

One of the innovations John brought to the project is the Pull frame developed for pulling sleds. It features pull loops on both sides and is built to pull large loads without creating stress points on the body.

The yoke also has a quick release buckle. Additionally, all of the fasteners and zipper pulls were designed with wearing mittens in mind in operations down to -60 deg F.

-Removable flap lid with zippered pocket and pass throughs to accommodate jump systems
-Top-loading spindrift collar to main bag
-Zipper port at top of body panel opens from either side for antennae, cables, and/or hydration
-Fully adjustable, toolless Futura yoke telescopes to fit any torso length
-Yoke has quick-release buckle with backup ladderlock
-Side pass through sleeves accommodate skis, rifle butts or other long items
VELCRO on lid for identification and patches
-Removable flap lid with zippered pocket and pass throughs to accommodate jump systems
-Loops for included accessory straps
-Three MOLLE attach, removable, zippered pockets with toggle pulls
-Three lower external pockets with drawstring spindrift collars
-Grommeted pockets and main bag
-Two compression straps on each side
-Six rows of PALS web for MOLLE attach accessories
-Interior radio sleeve

Weighing 8.8 lbs empty, the Arctic Pack has a capacity of 5535 cu in. Naturally, it’s offered in MultiCam Arctic pattern.

SOF Select Participating Brands

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

SOF Select will run concurrently with SOF Week at the Westin Tampa Waterside, as in yours past.

Be sure to stop by.

SOFIC 22 – Farm To Feet

Friday, May 20th, 2022

Farm To Feet makes socks from American Merino wool. The Quantico model featured here is a full cushion model with cushion at both the sole and instep.

Where you can really appreciate what’s going on is when you turn the sock wrong side out. The wool is mercerized and feels very soft and you can see the nap.

Farm to Feet also uses several technologies in their socks:

• SILVADUR antimicrobial technology that inhibits bacteria and fungus growth.

• XS Technology that enhances comfort with resilience and bounce in impact zones.

• NanoGLIDE friction free nylon reduces heat, moisture and blister formation.

• LYCRA spandex for enhanced active fit and comfort.

The blend for the Quantico is:

63% US Merino Wool
16% US XS Polyester
10% US Nylon
10% NanoGlide Nylon
1% US LYCRA® Spandex

SOFIC 22 – Forgeline Solutions

Friday, May 20th, 2022

In the SOFIC SELECT pavilion Forgeline Solutions offered us a sneak peek of their FR 3-season uniform.

It features the same cut of their 3-season uniform but in a new FR performance fabric. Forgeline envisions that it will run about the same price as their NYCO uniform and will include combat pant, combat shirt and field shirt. They can keep costs low because the uniform was designed from the outset for manufacturability, costing less to make.

If you feel clammy in a NYCO uniform that’s because the fabric is 3 CFM, meaning a very low breathability. This fabric offers 70 CFM, being much more breathable.

Note: the color of the photo is due to the lighting in the room.

SOFIC 22 – Deckers X Lab

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Over at SOF SELECT Deckers X Lab is showing off what’s new including the A6 Carbon and A6 Composite.

The A6 Carbon integrates a full-length carbon fiber propulsion plate.

The A6 Composite includes a polypropylene plate and Vibram Megagrip outsole.

Both are offered as mid and low heights with or without GORE-TEX lining. Colors will include Coyote, Black, Ranger Green and Wolf Grey.

Intraloop to Demonstrate Software at SOF Select Today at 1500 EDT

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

All organizations face the challenge of balancing budgets with resource constraints, while still getting the right solutions into the hands of their users. Ideally, these enterprise-level decisions would reduce costs, produce an effective solution, and allow their user communities to feel empowered. Intraloop recognizes this. From our early work with Global Fortune 500, we have adapted our solution to create a responsive environment for defense customers that delivers the right capabilities to our warfighters, faster.

At Intraloop, our software empowers organizations and their communities to collaboratively identify solutions that yield better outcomes and meet mission needs. We collect a variety of user-level input at the point of need (range, desk, deployed, in garrison) in any format, aggregate and translate this data, and make it accessible for project managers and decision makers to understand topics ranging from organizational gaps to potential solutions driven by the community. As an initial pilot, we deployed an early product to support the Marine Corps in a major acquisition decision.

For this pilot, we supported an operational assessment of a critical new system during a key phase in the development and fielding process. We were able to create immediate value by digitizing inputs from Marines in various locations in an immersive format that reflects the applications they use every day. Whether providing input in the field or in their free time, end users can provide that feedback wherever, whenever, on a platform that is easy and intuitive to use. Ultimately, our software facilitated a test and evaluation with greater speed, scale, and reduced costs and more comprehensively than traditional alternatives.

This not only validated an early use case for our software but allowed us to see the larger opportunity of supporting any type of problem across government – from requirements, evaluations, to lifecycle management. We incentivize individuals to stay engaged, remain candid, and feel confident that their information is secure. These open, organic conversations between organizations and end users enables administrators to identify areas of opportunity and discover issues before they become problems. For program managers and decisions makers, different administrator tools allow these teams to scale by incorporating historical data, processing new data faster, finding hidden insights, and producing reports that are easy to understand and tied to outcomes.

Interested in learning more? Sponsored by Forgeline (formerly Lost Arrow), we will be hosting a demo and Q&A during SOF Select, May 18th, 3pm ET at the Westin Hotel (Hibiscus Room). For other questions, feel free to reach us at

SOFIC 22 – Drifire

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The Drifire Level 1 FR T-shirt feels like a performance shirt. It features phase change material to proactively regulates skin temperature and reduces perspiration up to 34%. You can feel yourself cool off as soon as you put it on.

Offered in Tan 499, Coyote and Black.