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AUSA 19 – Close Combat Assault Ration

Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Close Combat Assault Ration initiative is working to go beyond what even the First Strike Ration has accomplished by reducing the weight and volume of operational rations by 40%.

The prototype above shows current form factor and includes ration components that can be eaten on the go. One area of effort is to increase nutrient stability of performance optimizing food products.

This graphic shows how much smaller the CCAR footprint is for a 10-day operation than the MRE.

MDM 19 – Infuze Hydro

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

At every trade show I run across something I don’t expect to see. For Modern Day Marine, it’s the Infuze Hydro.

This small company out of Utah manufactures an in-line system for hydration systems which adds the liquid flavoring or performance enhancers you would normally dump right into your reservoir. Instead, the flavoring is completely separate and a back pressure valve keeps it from flowing into the reservoir leaving you with a cleaner system which doesn’t retain strong flavors. A flavor dial also allows you to choose straight water, or the amount of flavoring added before consumption.

The secret is these cartridges. They are refillable and you can use on of their four Elixir mixes or your own additive.

Infuze also offers a water bottle system which works off the same system but accepts a different cartridge.

www.infuzehydration.com

Qore Performance Pushes the Limits of Water Bottle Design with Newly Released IcePlate Curve

Monday, August 12th, 2019

McLean, VA: Qore Performance is at it again, releasing the much anticipated next generation of their popular IcePlate water bottle for sale today. “IcePlate Curve”, as the latest iteration is called, “furthers QPI’s mission to transform human performance, protecting and empowering end-users in the most hostile environments on earth,” according to QPI Co-Founder and CEO, Justin Li.

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IcePlate Curve maintains the power and storage specifications of the original IcePlate, such as an ultra-thin profile, powerful cooling (~70 watts) and warming capabilities, and 50 oz. (1.5 L) water storage capacity. New are several user-driven ergonomic and usability upgrades, incorporating the feedback from tens of thousands of end-users over the last 24 months. “We pride ourselves on designing for the end-user,” Li notes. “Every piece of user data pushes us to do better, to be better, and to continue to help our customers achieve physiological and psychological overmatch on the job.

IcePlate Curve design enhancements:

* Multi-Curve Geometry mimics and conforms to the Medium ESAPI armor plate. This first of its kind architecture provides an outstanding ergonomic fit for all body types, while providing greater surface area contact for cooling or warming.

* TotalDrain Technology with all-new Wide Fill Port facilitates accurate, rapid filling, no matter the water source. This port also serves as the drainage port, maximizing water storage and reliability while minimizing weight. Proprietary TotalDrain Technology recesses this single port at the lowest point of the bottle, making every drop drinkable, cleaning a breeze, and an effortless perfect fill every time.

* Q-Hex Baffle System provides enhanced structure during the freezing process, preserving IcePlate Curve’s unparalleled ergonomic geometry. When in the field, the Q-Hex Baffle System further reduces audible sound.

* IceCap allows IcePlate Curve to be stored with or without a hose for maximum storage efficiency. It features a universal Quick Disconnect interface that integrates seamlessly with most military and civilian drink hoses, allowing IcePlate Curve to go from freezer to field in seconds. A new, low-profile 90º elbow in black eliminates hose kink and is included with the standard drink hose.

* Side-Release Adjustable Armor Straps ensure IcePlate Curve can work with any plate carrier in the world between combat shirt and plate carrier. For users who want to run IcePlate Curve in their plate bag, the exact fit will depend on the specific plate carrier/armor combo.

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IcePlate Curve has game-changing implications for customers from a variety of military and industrial applications, and beyond. “Individual performance enhancement is revolutionizing industries from individual warfighters to airlines to QSR. There is a clear competitive advantage for every warfighter and company that adopts our technology,” Li explains.

IcePlate Curve is now shipping on QPI’s website in translucent Frost, with Coyote Brown and Wolf Grey pre-orders shipping in the next few weeks. Ranger Green will launch this fall.

www.qoreperformance.com/

The Hotly Anticipated IceVents in Coyote are Now Available!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

McLean, VA: Since their launch in November 2018, IceVents Multi-Purpose Ventilated Pads have been a hit. IceVents sold out just four days after launch and multiple times since. Customers immediately started asking for 670-1 compliant IceVents in Coyote. Today, Qore Performance is extremely excited to announce the release of IceVents in Coyote to the general market.

Featuring a proprietary lightweight, breathable, super-strong honeycomb matrix that vastly outperforms foam-based padding, IceVents are a technological marvel and have no equal. Originally envisioned to enhance endurance by providing relief to the shoulders and traps while wearing a plate carrier, IceVents can be used for more than just plate carrier shoulder pads. This ventilated, anti-microbial and hydrophobic pad works on nearly every platform from Duty Belts, to plate carriers to packs/rucks and even ear pro.

IceVents in Coyote are proudly Made in America and available exclusively through Qore Performance’s website.

CONTACT:

Qore Performance, Inc. www.qoreperformance.com

Sales Inquiries

Doug Burr Doug@QorePerformance.com

Kelly Yazdani Kelly@QorePerformance.com

Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions -Steripen Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

When working in remote areas, accessing fresh, clean water is not always achievable. When on exercise or being on deployment, having this access is essential to ensure vital operations aren’t inhibited by illnesses caught from bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

The SteriPEN adventurer is the solution to this problem. Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely purify clear water by destroying 99.9% of the pathogens mentioned above. (including Giardia and Cryptosporidia) When the treatment is complete, LED indicators flash to let you know that the water is safe to drink, ensuring clean water from any source within a matter of minutes.

Adventurer Opti is powered by two CR123 batteries making it a lightweight water purification system and keeping it operating effectively in even cold environments. The long-lasting UV lamp provides purifies up to 8,000 litres. Works in containers with a minimum 1.75 inch diameter opening. (Like Nalgene wide-mouth bottles one litre bottles. The SteriPEN doubles up as an integrated LED flashlight for added convenience. By holding down the activation button for three seconds, it will illuminate the darkness making the device easy to work even in the darker hours.

One caveat with ultraviolet purification is that it only works in clear water. Murky water blocks the UV light and prevents it from killing contaminants. If dealing with murky or cloudy water you will need to pre-filter with a product like the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter or similar device. 

For international sales contact international@brigantes.com

For UK sales contact warrior@brigantes.com

OR Summer Market 19 – Sea To Summit Watercell X

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Watercell X is made from an RF welded durable TPU material bonded to a 400D face fabric, it contains an internal baffle to retain its shape.

The multi function cap has a both large and smaller opening which accepts a shower fitting. There is also an optional hydration tube with bite valve for personal hydration.

There is also a side strap which can be used to carry or hang the Watercell.

Coming in 4, 6, 10 and 20 liter versions from www.seatosummit.com.

OR Summer Market 19 – NEMO Updates The Helio Outdoor Shower

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

NEMO Equipment has updated one of their most popular products, the Helio Outdoor Shower by turning it on its side. This makes it more stable during use.

They’ve added four feet for it to stand on. They’ve also created a new fill hole which is much easier to use and incorporates a flap which keeps the plug secure when pressurized.

Coming Spring 2020, from www.nemoequipment.com.

Darley Defense Days 19 – The Punch Hammer From Chameleon Solutions

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Behold the glory of The Punch Hammer!

I spoke with designer Martin Lambert, himself a former paratrooper and founder of Chameleon Solutions.

I originally designed this tool for some of my sniper customers. They were having trouble with noise security while setting up hide sites in high threat areas. Building those things is essentially construction work, sometimes including using a hammer and nails. The high pitched metal on metal sound carries a very long way. In addition, they often have to modify existing structures and using a normal crowbar can also be really noisy. I needed a hammer and crowbar that would be extremely lightweight and relatively small made of something that would reduce noise in normal use. Brass knuckles have a great grip and while you don’t get the long lever effect of full-sized hammers or pry bars the open construction of that style also would help to reduce weight. We added the spade and modifed the top so you can grip it in a way to do some digging for things like cat holes or buying sensors/demo rather than fighting positions that would require a full sized shovel.

With the Punch Hammer, you can hammer, dig, and pry. Granted, it’s not going to replace every piece of equipment for some applications. However, it’s inexpensive and lightweight, meaning it can be issued to more personnel. Plus, it’s more quiet than other tools.

One of the ways CDS was able to shed weight in their DZSO kit was by replacing the 5 lbs sledge hammer with the 5 oz Punch Hammer. Expect it to be the most pilfered item in the kit.

Chameleon Solutions products are available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense.