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Platatac Field Knife by Hardcore Hardware Australia

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Platatac is offering a field knife made for them by Hardcore Hardware Australia. Reader Chris B shared this photo of his knife with us.


They are available with either a black or coyote handle and come complete with a Kydex sheath featuring Bladetech fittings. This model is limited with only 248 pieces left.

DSEi – Platatac

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Almost in stealth mode, we ran across this excellent bush hat from Platatac while visiting the Edgar Brothers booth. Dubbed the Grouse Bush Hat – Recon (Grouse is Australian for awesome) it’s part of a complete ensemble that includes a short and trousers.


And while it’s packed full of features like diagonal vents with mesh backing, a short brim and rear adjustment, that’s not the real story. This hat is 100% cotton ripstop in MultiCam. Platatac worked with Duro to produce this fabric based on the material used in the old jungle fatigues. That means cottony comfort gents.


That’s a good looking hat.

Platatac Offering Kryptek Preorders

Monday, August 19th, 2013


For a limited time Platatac is offering Pre-orders for the Cool Under Tactical Shirt, Tac Dax Pants, NYCO Smock, Bush Hat and Tactical Hat as well as Vented Tactical Hat in Kryptek Mandrake, Highlander and Typhon.


They’ve got a great guide on the site that explains sizing and from my experience it is just as it says.

To Pre-Order:

Email platatac@platypusoutdoors.com.au with the following informaiton:

your name
contact details
Product name
Product size
Product colour

Platatac will contact you confirming receipt of your pre-order and then again when your items are ready. There is no requirement to pay until your garments are completed and ready for delivery.

Please allow for a manufacturing time of 90 – 120 days.


Kryptek CUTS Commando Welfare Trust Auction

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


Platatac is hosting a rather unusual auction on their Facebook wall. They are auctioning off one of the few CUTs combat shirts made in the Kryptek Mandrake pattern. Proceeds will benefit the Commando Welfare Trust

The copy reads.

This is an auction. Post nothing below other than the amount you are bidding in whole dollar amounts. You are expected to pay us with paypal as soon as we announce the winner. If you do not pay we will ban you from our facebook page. We will not hold, nor combine this with any other orders so don’t ask. READ THE ABOVE AND UNDERSTAND IT. You are looking at and bidding on an extremely rare, unworn and mint condition, built in Australia, Large Regular, Kryptek Mandrake PLATATAC Special Projects CUT Shirt. The reason you are bidding: All proceeds, minus postage, will go to the Australian Commando Welfare Trust. Less than 25 of the shirts have been built so far and are in very high demand. So bid strong, not only are you bidding on one bad arse shirt, your hard earned is going to an extremely worthwhile cause. Opening bid is $50.00 AUD. Auction will close NLT 1700 AEST Friday, 28/06/13. Shipping will be $16.50 AUD in the Australia and $25.00 AUD for International Bidders. Bid away and have fun.

If you’re interested, head on over to www.facebook.com to bid.

The Talos LT Halfshell In Action – Courtesy of Haley Strategic

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Arc'teryx LEAF Talos LT Halfshell

We recently recommended the Arc’teryx LEAF Talos LT Halfshell and we just got these photos from Haley Strategic Partners that give you some good all around shots of the Talos LT to help you get a better feel for it. As it turns out there are a whole lot of other great products in these photos like carbines from Bravo Company USA featuring parts from B5 Systems as well as armor carriers and pouches from Mayflower Research and Consulting along with holsters from G-Code. You may also notice a lot of Kryptek camouflage in these photos including some cool custom combat pants from Australia’s Platatac, not to mention some interesting gloves from Outdoor Research.

Sneak Peek – 100% Cotton Ripstop MultiCam Uniforms from Platatac

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Cotton Ripstop

Look for a variety of clothing soon from Platatac in 100% Cotton Ripstop MultiCam material from Duro. Platatac paid for a custom run of this exclusive fabric and promises to start offering kit soon.

Ben, You’ve Been Holding Out On Me

Thursday, May 9th, 2013


Haley Strategic Partners front man Travis wearing Kryptek combat Pants from Platatac.

Platatac Smash Guitar Case

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Lots of people build gun cases that look like guitar cases but the folks at UK-based Edgar Brothers asked, “what if there was a guitar case that looked like a gun case?” They posed the challenge to Australia’s Platatac and the result is the Smash Guitar Case.


It zips fully open and includes PALS webbing inside and out. Along with pile strips, it is modular and includes moveable pads in order to accommodate a variety of stringed instruments.


Available through Edgar Brothers