Posts Tagged ‘NAVEXFOR’

NavExFor – FirstSpear

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

FirstSpear displayed their wares with GSS Gear, their latest retailer.


They displayed numerous products including the Combat Anorak, which is one of my favorite FirstSpear pieces.


They also displayed the Siege-R. They have made some light changes to the design in order to improve the vest’s ability to fall away from the body once the Tubes are cut away. We caught them during set up so this example doesn’t have the armor mounted.

NavExFor -Wiley X

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Wiley X has introduced the Paladin Combat Glove. It combines Kevlar on the back of the hand and treated Goat skin leather palms to provide FR protection. The Paladin also features padded knuckles and DRIFIRE fleece insulation for cold weather.


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NavExFor – Mustang Survival

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Mustang Survival has introduced a new take on the float coat. Traditionally, float coats have been bulky and didn’t breathe well. Now, Mustang Survival has integrated segmented foam along with a waterproof breathable shell and a moisture wicking liner making it the only waterproof breathable float coat on the market. Together, these technologies integrate to produce a more comfortable coat out of the box. Named the Catalyst, Mustang Survival has updated the look of the coat with conformal reflective strips making it a great choice or uniformed professionals.


The Catalyst is US Coast Guard type III approved and includes a stowable hood. Here, the jacket is turned inside-out and you can see the segmented foam sections. Additionally there is an internal waistbelt as well as pit zips for venting.


NavExFor – Stanley Vidmar

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


Regardless of service, armorers all suffer the same problem. Units get bigger and add more weapons but the armory never gets bigger. There’s only one solution; organize. Stanley Vidmar offers excellent storage solutions for everything from pistols to GAU-19s. They produce various sizes of rollout bins combined with inserts such as the universal cradle you see here that will hold a variety of small arms including M4 and shotgun. The cradle is rubber coated in order to protect the weapon.


Stanley Vidmar combines steel cabinets with aluminum drawers which not only reduces weight but also passes spark and shock testing for use on maritime vessels.

In addition to small arms storage, Stanley Vidmar can help you organize virtually any commodity. If you need to store it, they’ve probably done it before.

NavExFor – Tidewater Tactical

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


Tidewater Tactical is on hand with a couple of tricks up their sleeve including a new version of their Dual Assault Pack developed for Navy Riverine. Look for a full write up soon.


NavExFor – Rocky Boots

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


Here’s a quick update on the Rocky Jungle Boot. Testing in jungle environments has been very positive but testers asked for a slightly less stiff lining in the toe box. Test samples used the same liner as snake boots in order to defend against black palm. Rocky has identified a new material and these should be ready for market in late summer. The boots will still have unlined Cordura uppers, metal mesh screen behind the drain holes and ‘snail snot’ on the toe.

NavExFor – SSD is on Deck

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


See You Tomorrow at NavExFor 2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012

SSD will be on hand at this week’s NavExFor Expo (March 13-14, 2012) at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA. Stop us and ask for a sticker. Hope to see you there!