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Wild Things Tactical Transport Parka Integrated into BAMS

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Wild Things Tactical Transport Parka, formerly known as the Stadium Jacket, is now available via the USAF BAMS (Battlefield Airman Management System) contract.

With a 70D nylon shell it integrates 330d Cordura reinforced shoulders, elbows and reinforced seat to protect the jacket from rough or sandy surfaces when sitting including vehicle and helicopter floors. It is insulated using 6 oz PrimaLoft Sport synthetic and incorporates hand warmer pockets lined with 2 oz PrimaLoft. Additionally there are 2 interior mesh storage pockets to keep items warm as well as 2 bicep pockets. This level 7 parka features extended length for added warmth when standing or sitting; up to a foot longer than other High Loft Jackets.

This Berry Amendment Compliant jacket is offered in sizes Small – XXLarge in Coyote and MultiCam. As with all Wild Things products, The Transport Parka is available on GSA as well as other sales vehicles to accommodate your needs.

www.wildthingsgear.com/wt-tactical

WT Tactical Authorized by US Army’s MFF School

Friday, April 6th, 2012

WT Tactical has been authorized by the Army’s Free Fall School for use in Military Free Fall operations. To help spread the word, WT Tactical garments will be displayed at the school house in Yuma for examination by all attendees of the Army’s Free Fall and ATIC courses. For more information please contact Vic Ramos, [email protected], WT Tactical Director Military Sales.

Wild Things Tactical Announces GSA and a New Military Sales Manager

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Wild Things Tactical has hired Victor Ramos to head their military sales department. Vic brings years of experience in outfitting our Warfighters and he tells me he plans to not only expand availability but also product offerings.

Wild Things Tactical has heard it’s “harder than rocking horse shit” to get Wild Things Products, so they have placed all Wild Things products on GSA. Additionally, they are rolling out a improved distribution network to get their products to the Warfighter, quick fast and in a hurry. If there are any questions or concerns reach out to Vic Ramos at [email protected] and 760 707-9079.

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Wild Things Tactical Andinista Pack

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Originally envisioned for recreational mountaineering, military climbers immediately saw the Andinista’s applicability for their use. Designed for application where a user will need to be able to haul more volume than weight such as carrying sleep systems and bivy clothing, the Andinista is manufactured from a composite VX-21 fabric that is waterproof to 200 psi. Consequently, the pack uses a removable bivy pad to help with rigidity and padding. It also incorporates features you will normally find in mountaineering packs such as ice axe loop, haul loops, snow collar on main opening, haul loops, daisy chains, ski slots, etc. It can accommodate loads between 45l and 90l.

Having seen service an areas such as Nanga Parbat and Sangin Province, the Andinista is a PJ favorite and often used for resupply bundles. It’ll hold 8 rifles as well as a full combat load for each and is jumpable.

The Andinista is currently undergoing evaluation by Master Proven.

www.wildthingsgear.com

Fischer New International Business Manager at WT TACTICAL

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Justin deployed to CENTCOM location

As you may have read already, WT Tactical®, a member of the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC), recently announced their licensing agreement with the Jordanian Armed Forces (RJAF). What you may not realize is that they’re actually working with His Majesty King Abdullah’s II own military firm, King Abdullah’s Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and they won’t be conducting business with Jordan alone. There will be a huge WT Tactical®International presence by the end of the year, or so says their International Business Manager, Justin Fischer.

Justin is the first person to hold that new billet (though in fairness he probably got it because we turned it down). Justin is a Navy combat veteran who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Costa Gravas and the Horn of Africa with several specialized units and (probably more importantly) an old drinking buddy of ours… though at times his hero worship is a little embarrassing. We asked him what he and WT Tactical® were doing in Jordan and what he could tell of us of their long-term plans.

“We’re leveraging the expertise of our SOF end-user paired with WT Tactical’s® years of technical clothing expertise to the International market,” he said. “We’ll start with innovative clothing to match the unique needs of the region, but that won’t be the extent of it. We’re going to be designing and producing high end boots and apparel SOF users worldwide.

The expertise of US Special Operations personnel is a given. What many people are unaware of is the excellent reputation Jordanian SOF units have earned—or that King Abdullah II himself was the commander of the Jordanian Special Forces before assuming the throne. The King is, in fact, a graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and a qualified Cobra helo pilot. One of the greatest training tools the RJAF possesses, the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, was built at his behest. KASOTC, 25 square kilometers of urban areas, live fire ranges and other training facilities located in the hills outside of Amman, has been described as the most advanced and complete counter-terrorism operations center in the world. It makes for an excellent proving ground. Units come there from all over the world to train.

Justin in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Picture courtesy of Schmults Tactically Tacticool Fully Amateur Photography. Ed Schmults is the CEO of WT Tactica®l and holds the honorary rank of Major in the Curaguayan Coast Guard.

You can look for WT Tactical® to be doing business in Russia, Poland, Germany, Australia, UK, Middle East and numerous African and South American countries. This does not mean WT Tactical® gear will cease to be Berry Compliant. WT Tactical® will continue to manufacture kit for US military and LE personnel here in the United States for large unit sales. The kit manufactured overseas will simply be offered as a lower priced alternative—fabrics and materials will remain the same (as will the quality of construction, Justin assures us). The manufacturing will simply take place in Jordan.

Whether WT Tactical® will produce anything in our size remains to be seen—though if he doesn’t want us showing off the pictures we took at the Qasr Al Sarab the night after SOFEX 2010 he’ll damn sure put some work into it. If you have questions about WT Tactical® or if you’re restricted to quarters and bored you can reach him at (401) 841-9453 (ext 157) or via e-mail at [email protected].

Wild Things Tactical to Release New Combat Soft Shells

Friday, July 1st, 2011

On July 4 Wild Things Tactical will begin selling their new Combat Soft Shells online. Both pieces are designed for under armor wear and between these two soft shells you should be able to cover almost all of your needs.

The Combat Soft Shell utilizes 520e from Tweave® that has become a mainstay for Wild Things clothing.

WTT Combat Soft Shell

The Hybrid Combat Shell incorporates a heavier weight soft shell from Tweave® bonded to fleece in the yoke and collar. This is combined with the more breathable 520e for the body of this piece.

WTT Hybrid Combat Soft Shell

Along with the July 4th launch they’ll be offering introductory pricing to those who express early interest in the product by subscribing to the Launch list. They’ve set up a landing page www.wildthingsgear.com featuring a form to opt-in.

Wild Things Announces Jordanian Contract and Partnership

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Wild Things, LLC, a manufacturer of technical outerwear and tactical gear for both men and women, will design uniforms for the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and enter the footwear business through a licensing agreement with the Jordanian Company for Manufacturing Special Boots.

WT Tactical will sell and market its own brand of tactical boots internationally. WT Tactical CEO, Ed Schmults, signed these two agreements Wednesday in front of HM King Abdullah of Jordan at the Jordan – U.S. Business Forum in Amman.

“This is a key part of our business strategy to expand in the international marketplace,” said Schmults. “It makes strong business sense for a number of reasons — the Jordanian government is stable, there is a high quality, low cost apparel manufacturing infrastructure, and finally, these new partnerships enable us to expand outside of Jordan into the region and more broadly around the world.”

Utilizing WT Tactical’s extensive military apparel expertise, the Jordanian uniforms will feature enhanced fit and functionality, advanced fabric to enhance comfort across a broad range of temperatures and will provide a range of product options to meet the needs of the JAF. In addition, WT Tactical will begin production of a portion of its current military product line in Jordan for export to the international military community.

In addition, WT Tactical will begin to design, market and sell footwear for the international military and law enforcement community via a licensing agreement with The Jordanian Company for Manufacturing Special Boots at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Jordan. WT Tactical has begun discussions with boot designers to begin work on a next generation boot that will include new phase-change impact absorbing foams and other technical design features.

The first apparel lines will be ready by late 2011 with the footwear following later in 2012.

www.wttactical.com

New LE Rep for WT Tactical

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This article is courtesy of the Mad Duo. Thanks guys!

When we traveled to SHOT this last March we spent a lot of time hanging around the Smith & Wesson booth…for a couple reasons. One was because our handlers were chillin’ there. Another was because the lady in charge of S&W’s rifle line seemed to have the hots for us. That’s what it seemed like anyway. It was at SHOT that we first met Brian Montgomery, who has now retired as an active police officer and been named by WT Tactical as their Military/LE representative on the west coast. We’re not terribly sure whether this means you have to actually be in a state bordering Pacific or if you have to reside on that side of the Mississippi, but after spending about 70 hours and working our way through numerous adult beverages with him at SHOT and a big training gig with Chicago PD, we are sure he’s a good dude. We’re certain he will be a great asset for WTT—not least of which because he spent so much time On The Job. (As you know, several of our handlers are LEOs, so we’re biased.) Brian’s going to be handling both the extensive WT Tactical military line and the upcoming M&P® By SMITH & WESSON® tactical apparel line WTT was licensed to build.

Brian was a municipal PD officer in Oregon (which he tells us is a state), was assigned to probation and parole and juvenile justice for a county agency and spent a lot of time working counter-narcotics and Tac. He’s a firearms instructor, earned his agency’s award for valor and prefers Guiness on tap. If you’re out west want to talk WTT for your agency, unit, tac team or yourself, contact Brian. He may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he’s a stand up guy, he’s good to go and he’s Mad Duo Approved.

In closing, we’ll leave you with this picture of us one night while still at SHOT.

That’s Elvis, by the way, not Brian. He’s the one taking the picture.

Mad Duo Clear!

Brian, on the other hand, can be reached at [email protected].