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Some Interesting Connections Surrounding Sale of Paraclete Armor

Monday, December 19th, 2011

In late October MSA announced the sale of Paraclete Armor to PPE. PPE in turn, is owned by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

What is pretty interesting about the Paraclete sale is that American Recreation Products which includes such brands as Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack, Ultimate Direction and Royal Robbins, is also owned by Sun Capital. These brands all have an impressive line of military products that we’ve covered in the past here on SSD.

Since ARP’s primarily outdoor focused the vast majority of their products are produced overseas. This can make for rough going if you are interested in military business. Perhaps, thanks to the Sun Capital connection, we will see some production of ARP’s military products by Paraclete. What would be even cooler is if we could see some cross pollination from ARP’s outdoor design expertise to Paraclete’s product offerings.

Congolese Anti-Poaching Rangers Choose Sierra Designs Packs

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Here you can see photos of Virunga National Park Rangers on an anti-poaching patrol. They serve as part of the Congolese Wildlife Authority (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, ICCN). Apparently, Sierra Designs‘ off-the-shelf “Gator” color is a perfect match for the Congo jungle.

OR – Mojo Tents

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Available 1 January in both 2 and 3 man versions, the Mojo series of tents from Sierra Designs is very lightweight. The 2 man variant weighs in at a scant 2 lbs 11oz trail weight. To realize weight savings they have used some interesting design features such as integrated fly, half seam tape and a new pole design.

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