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TYR Tuesday – Huron 40L (Top Loading & Front) Allegiance Assaulters Sustainment Pack

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Huron™ 40L (Top Loading & Front) Allegiance Assaulters Sustainment Pack is low profile as well as extremely versatile with exceptionally advanced attributes. It’s constructed with 500d Cordura® and high abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave. The addition of a front beavertail keeps the front of the pack slick which prevents snagging in dense vegetation while also providing an additional load carriage option. The beaver tail is secured using low profile G-Hooks. The top front features a zipper opening for a full length pocket for additional storage. The sides of the pack are slick with the exception of 2 Tweave zippered pockets that lay flat and provide additional storage as well as two adjustable canteen pockets. Internally, the ALG040 has a small utility mesh pouch for storing smaller items as well as a hydration or communications pouch location on the internal back of the pack.

The pack utilizes the Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage 20” Angled Frame. It is constructed with carbon fiber and aluminum. This makes the PLUMA™ Frame not only extremely strong and durable but as light as a feather at 1.0 lbs. Its strength-to- weight ratio is unmatched in today’s military market.

• Two Adjustable Canteen Pockets
• One The Huron™ Jungle Lower Back Mesh Pocket gives the user the option to increase the overall capacity without adding excess weight to the pack. Attaches to the Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame via low profile hook and loop.
• Removable Tweave Beavertail
• Flush Removable Pack Cap with Internal Mesh Pocket
• 11” Zippers for TYR Tactical® Standard Assaulters Zip On Platforms or Huron™ DAAP Direct Action Assaulters Pack attachment
• Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame – 20” Angled
• Two, External, Full Length Side Pockets
• Two, Internal, Full Length Mesh Pockets
• Carry Handle
• Yoke Load Levelers adjust the pack vertically and horizontally which assists in reducing fatigue.
• Antimicrobial/FR Treated Padded Spacer Mesh is used on the internal portions of the pack for comfort and moister wicking.
• Side Compression Straps change the overall capacity of the pack when areas are not in use.
• Pull-Forward Adjustable Belt Assembly
• Top Loading: Items are packed vertically with access to the main compartment at the top of the pack. Closure: Roll-Top with Three 1” Buckles
• Front Loading: Items are packed horizontally with the aid of Internal Compression Straps. The main compartment can be accessed from the front of the pack. Closure: Two Heavy Duty #10 Zippers
• Sized: Small/Medium & Large/XLarge
• Wt.: 6.35 lbs
• Dim.: 20.5” H x 11.5” W x 9.75” D

Huron Combat Cold Weather Uniform Jacket and Pant

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

TYR Tactical has just released the Huron Combat Cold Weather Uniform which consists of Jacket and Pant. Throughout the design process they focused on developing a system that provides comfort, durability, and weather protection. The end result was a “go anywhere, do anything” garment that your gear closet has been missing.

Huron Combat Cold Weather Uniform Jacket

The Huron™ Combat Cold Weather Uniform Jacket (HRN-CWU105-T) is an ultra-light, packable soft shell jacket that provides ample protection from wind and light rain.

The Jacket is a full front zip, six pocket design, built with additional space to allow layering when temps drop below freezing. There are two hand pockets, two chest pockets, and two upper arm pockets, that provide plenty storage for small items. Additionally, they can be opened when needed, to vent excess heat during times of high exertion. The uniform is also treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

Special Features:
They have incorporated ventilation points on several areas of the uniform. The use of poly mesh on the front breast pockets and lower hand pocket allow for air to pass through the garment during both static and active situations.

Additional Features:
• Two Breast Pockets with Ventilation (Zipper Closure)
• Two Lower Hand Pockets with Ventilation (Zipper Closure)
• Two Sleeve Pockets (Zipper Closure)
• DWR treated for water repellency
• Designed to work in-conjunction with the Huron® Combat Cold Weather Uniform Pant (Sold Separately)
• Sizes: Small-2XLarge

Huron Combat Cold Weather Uniform Pant

The Huron™ Combat Cold Weather Uniform Pant (HRN-CWU105-P) is an ultra-light, packable soft shell pant that provides ample protection from wind and light rain.

The Pants combine 2-Way Stretch Softshell material and a 4-Way Stretch Tweave for comfort and durability. They offer two front slash pockets, two rear zippered pockets, and two zippered cargo pockets. The wide waistband has large belt loops to accommodate belt’s up to 2” in height, a button fly, and a Velcro® front closure. The knees are double layered Tweave for both stretch and durability. They incorporate a pocket for inserting knee pads if preferred. Similar in design to our popular Huron™ Hot Weather Uniform, the pants use 4-Way Stretch in key areas that allow for complete freedom of movement. The uniform is also treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

Additional Features:
• Groin, waist band and knees incorporate 4-way stretch tweave for added range of motion, comfort, and abrasion resistance
• Universal Knee Pad Pockets
• Knee Cinching Tabs
• Two Rear low profile slash pockets (Zipper Closure)
• Two Cargo Pockets. Low profile design allows the pockets to lay flat when not in use. (Zipper Closure)
• Bar Button and Velcro® fly closure
• Boot cuff drawstring adjustment
• Designed to work in-conjunction with the Huron® Combat Cold Weather Uniform Jacket (Sold Separately)
• Sizes: 28R -40R

TYR Thursday – Huron Cold Weather Smock

Thursday, December 11th, 2014


Developed at the request of an Allied SOF unit, the Cold Weather Smock is the first of a series of items under TYR’s new Huron Tactical Equipment and Clothing line. Over the next few weeks we are going to take a look at several additional new clothing items and packs from this line.


Before we go any further, I want to talk about presentation. This is the first thing you are going to see when you get a Smock; a zippered carrying case with the item’s nomenclature displayed in the front, proudly emblazoned with the Huron logo. Unzip it and you’ll find a piece of craftsmanship. It is a simple thing, but it resonated with me.


Why Develop A Smock?
I’ve been following the development of this Smock for the past several months, getting my initial glimpse during the TYR Tactical open house in Southern Pines. They are now a full year into it, on their 14th iteration of development, and ready to release.


The point here is that, although TYR Tactical founder Jason Beck is a longtime fan of the smock, he did it for the customer. TYR isn’t looking for a big commercial market to validate the investment in time and energy although they’ve already sold 60 before the Smock even hits the market.

“If I sell 200 of this item, I’ll be happy. This is specialized clothing based on customer feedback.”
-Jason Beck
TYR Tactical

This softshell garment is manufactured from 4-way stretch fabric, treated with Marathon H100 which repels water, dirt, and oil while still giving the textile breathability and elasticity. Additionally, CSM reinforced rubberized elbows offer protection and grip in rough terrain. Those elbow sections will also accept D3O impact pads, available through TYR Tactical. I can tell you that while those elbows might look like overkill, they make a big difference while in the prone in rocky terrain.


These features combine to make the Huron Smock an excellent 3-season garment. Truth be told, I don’t see you wearing this in temperatures above 70 Deg F, but it will be the heat, when it’s cold outside.


In addition to the obvious pit zips, three other features help with wear in warmer conditions including heavy exertion. First, the hood is removable (leaving behind a stand up collar) and second, the antimicrobial treated mesh lining is moisture wicking to increase comfort and hold down stink from prolonged wear in the field. Finally, the back of the Smock is single layer fabric which is critical for those wearing a pack, external armor carrier, or other load bearing system in order to help avoid overheating.


The Base Design
This is a pretty complicated design with 184 individually cut pieces. That makes for a lot of sewing machine time. They started working with the shoulders because the Smock has to carry up to 25 lbs of kit. A single-piece load bearing yoke was a necessity, and you’ll notice that there is double material across the internal yoke and down the front in order to support the weight of a fully loaded Smock.


Maneuverability and range of motion were also key factors so they added material in the shoulder area to accommodate the deltoids. They also incorporated gussetted pit zips for venting during heavy exertion.


The Smock features simple, Velcro cuff closures. Interestingly, the length of the flap and Velcro adjustment has been modified a couple of times over the course of the Smock’s development as customer feedback dialed the final design in.


Additionally, there are internal drawstrings at the waist and hem for adjustment of load and to keep wind and snow out of the Smock. The barrel locks are sewn in place for one-hand adjustment. They’ve also incorporated 500D Cordura behind the main zipper. This gives it a little more support and won’t bind the zipper like a lighter wight fabric might.

Pockets, Pockets, Pockets
Did you say, “pockets?” Well, believe me, this thing has got them. In fact, the chest area alone has external flapped patch pockets right on top of zippered inset Napoleon pockets, while inside the Smock offers zippered chest pockets. Remember, it was designed to carry 25 lbs of equipment and you can compartment it well, including mesh pockets along the internal skirt of the Smock that will accommodate rations.


Summary of Pockets:
4 Front Pockets
– 2 Top Patch Pockets – Velcro Closure
– 2 Bottom Patch Pockets w/Flap – Button Closure
2 External Napoleon Chest Pockets
– Zipper Closure
2 Internal Napoleon Chest Pockets
– Zipper Closure
5 Internal Base Mesh Pockets Along Skirt of Smock
– Button Closure
2 Side Radio Pockets
– 1 w/Flap and Bungee Retention
– 1 Bungee Retention
2 Rear Poacher Pockets
– Bottom Pockets w/Flap – Button Closure
2 Sleeve Pockets
– Zipper Closure

Depending on the application, TYR uses slotted buttons, Velcro, zippers or a combination of more than one as closures for the pockets.


Internal Magazine Pockets
Inside several of the larger pockets found on the Huron Smock are internal magazine slots that will accommodate 30 rd 5.56 magazines. There are a total of six of these slots. The photo below was taken last Spring of a prototype variant.


Radio Pockets
Interestingly, the two side hip mounted pockets were designed to accept the PRC-148/152 and incorporate cable routing slots so that the cables won’t be exposed.


As I stated earlier, the hood is removable via button attachment and the version that comes with the Smock is made from the same 4-way stretch softshell material as the rest of the smock. However, TYR is already experimenting with other, optional hoods like this fleece lined one which they whipped up while I was there last week.


I’d also keep my eyes out for a lightweight Smock, made from a different fabric, for hot weather ops in the future.

Colors and Sizing
This is a very specialized piece of kit, currently offered in MultiCam, with other colors to follow. Sizes are Small – 3XLarge. It is very generously cut and unless you plan on wearing a puffy jacket underneath, I’d suggest you go down a size.

I am impressed with the work that has gone into the new Huron Cold Weather Smock. While it may be a bit pricey for many, it is definitely worth considering of you require something along these lines.

LE and military organizations/personnel, contact TYR Tactical for special pricing.

Sneak Peek – TYR Tactical’s Onus Adapter

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Named for the Latin word for “load”, the patent pending Onus Adapter allows you to attach a Huron pack up to 50 lbs directly to a Brokos X-frame belt.


Coming soon from TYR Tactical.

Sneak Peek – Huron Packs from TYR Tactical

Friday, December 5th, 2014


Coming SHOT Show 2015

Tyr Tactical – Huron MICO Machine Gunners Assault Pack Assigned NSN

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Huron MICO

Remember that awful Ironman thingamajig that the Army created? Fear not, today, Tyr Tactical announced that the Huron MICO Machine Gunners Assault Pack has received a National Stock Number.

You can watch the Huron MICO in action in the below video:

Sneak Peek – Huron Combat Smock

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Coming March 29th from Huron.


The Combat Smock will debut in MultiCam only.