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Army Combat Pant Prototype

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

This is Propper International’s version of the Army Combat Pant. It is made from 3 different TenCate FR fabrics including a heavier duty seat reinforcement as well as the stretch panels around the knees and above the seat. One distinct difference we know that the Propper version has from Crye’s offering is a zippered fly rather buttons. Additionally, the button at closure at the top is located on the front flap rather than the rear and buttons into a fully enclosed hole.

Here you can see the reinforced rear.

The Propper pant utilizes Cry’s proprietary kneepad design.

The kneepad is removable and and the pant features an internal flap that plugs the hole from the inside when the kneepad is not worn.

The pant leg incorporates several cloth adjustable take up tabs.

The height of the kneepad is also adjustable via an internal shockcord that is held in place via a barrel lock contained in the external upperthigh pockets.

Here you can see the low profile take up tabs on the sides of the nonpadded waist band.

Word is that Crye Precision, Massif and Propper International will face off for the final contract for the Army Combat Pant.

MDM – The Pack Formerly Known as FILBE

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Propper International gave us a few minutes with this production example.



Here you can see the details of the molded waist belt.

The Pack also comes with 2 Sustainment Pouches, a Horizontal GP Pocket, and a Hydration Carrier.

Finally, there is an Assault Pack. While it can be mounted crossways on top of the pack, it is really meant as more of a stand alone item. The channels along the back (seen under the shoulder straps) are open cell foam but we are told the material used will not absorb water. Additionally, the panel loader has an assymetric 2-way zipper that opens lower on the wearer’s left side. The outer pocket features an internal mesh pocket while the main compartment also has a mesh pocket and will accommodate a radio.

Whiskey 5 – Propper International

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

At PROPPER INTERNATIONALâ„¢, we are proud to outfit members of the United States armed forces and law enforcement professionals with the highest quality combat apparel. Since 1967, over 50 million have worn the PROPPER label all over the world. We understand what it takes to make a dependable garment for any environment.

From milspec uniforms, such as the ACU, FROG and APECS, to enhanced collections designed specifically for law enforcement personnel, PROPPER garments are battle tested and ready to serveâ„¢. Our products benefit from decades of manufacturing experience and are designed to superior quality standards. As a leading manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Defense, PROPPER has produced over 120 million garments for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces.

PROPPER is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri with factories in U.S territories (Puerto Rico), the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Our distribution center in Waverly, Tennessee ships up to 175,000 items each week. PROPPER products are contracted directly to the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as sold commercially through more than 2,500 military, law enforcement and specialty retail stores. PROPPER and its dealers also serve state and local law enforcement agencies across the country.

PROPPER was founded in 1967 by William T. Propper, an entrepreneur and inventor with a passion for manufacturing. In 1974, it was purchased by current owner, Earl Weinman. Soon after, PROPPER landed its first government contract with the U.S. Navy, manufacturing caps known as “Dixie Cups”. In 1992, PROPPER expanded into commercial products, taking decades of military experience and applying that knowledge to creating tactical garments for the law enforcement community.

PROPPER is one of the only apparel manufacturing companies in the U.S. to earn ISO 9001:2000 certification from the British Standards Institute. This prestigious recognition was received for our exceptional manufacturing quality, from the inspection of raw materials to the critical review of finished garments. We go beyond what’s expected because our military and law enforcement communities deserve nothing less. We support those who protect our great nation and take pride in providing them with superior-quality garments at a superior value.

New Images of Propper’s in TAC.U Combat Shirt A-TACS

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The new A-TACS TAC.U Combat Shirt by Propper will be available beginning September.

The design features pocketed shoulders that allow for the addition of extra padding, Velcro on the rear of the collar for nametape, zippered pockets on the sleeves, thumb holes and loop fasteners on the cuffs, pouches on the outside of the elbows for padding, and gusseted underarms. The sleeves are manufactured from a 65/35 poly/cotton “battlerip” ripstop weave, and the body of the shirt has a 60/40 knitted cotton/poly mix. It is currently available for pre-order through several A-TACS retailers and is expected to begin shipping in September.

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A-TACS SHOT Show 2011 Roundup

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Digital Concealment Systems released a great roundup of all things A-TACS from SHOT Show 2011. Rather than steal their thunder, we thought it best to show you a couple of our favorites and then send you on over to check out the entire list.

We’ve mentioned the upcoming TAC-U combat shirt from Propper. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Tactical Assault Gear unveiled their Combat Sustainment Pack at SHOT Show. We figured the web would have blown up already over this one but it looks like it is starting to receive some attention. Designed to be used to augment a chest rig load or as a bailout bag, one of this pack’s coolest features is that it includes a CCB (combat casualty bag) used to carry a down man’s kit while he is being moved, treated and extracted. Our friends at TAG have sent one along to us so be on the lookout for a review soon.

Make sure you read the whole thing so you can dig into the details at

Propper Announces Management Changes

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Propper International™ announces two key personnel changes, effective January 3, 2011. Rob Granick has been appointed President of the Commercial Division, and Joanna Jones has been appointed Vice President of Marketing – both responsible for growing the company’s presence in the commercial military, tactical, law enforcement and public safety markets. Propper commercial products are distributed through more than 2,500 military, law enforcement and specialty retail stores and websites across the country.

Mr. Granick comes to Propper with more than 20 years of broad industry and functional experience in operations, marketing, finance, consulting, sales and strategy. Having previously owned and operated a sporting goods company, he has unique insights into retail, identifying market opportunities and organizational management across multiple functions and locations.

“It is a privilege to have been entrusted with the position of President – Commercial Division,” said Mr. Granick. “I look forward to working with everyone at Propper to build on our unique brand story, achieve sustained growth and profitability and provide unparalleled value to our dealers and consumers.”

In addition, Joanna Jones, a seventeen-year veteran of advertising and brand marketing, was appointed Vice President of Marketing – reporting to Mr. Granick. Ms. Jones is charged with building the Propper brand name and evolving in-store and online presence.

“The appointment of Rob and Joanna in key roles is evidence of Propper’s commitment to our Commercial Division, and we are confident they will help take the company and brand to the next level,” said Tom Kellim, President and CEO. “More than ever, Propper is committed to the expansion of our commercial offering, and building on our rich and authentic military heritage – with the highest quality and service in the industry.”