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Helikon-Tex Releasing Major New Product Lines at IWA 2016

Helikon-Tex from Poland has been serving the tactical, law enforcement & security, outdoor and enthusiast markets in one way or another since 1983. The company currently provides a wide range of options – from shorts and t-shirts to cold and wet weather gear – which are available in a broad assortment of solid colors and camouflage patterns.

Some major new developments appear to be on their way to market though…  Over the past week the company has been posting a series of teasers on their Facebook page, that hint at the shape of things to come.

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Be sure to stop by their booth if you’re there….  In the meantime, we’ve included the full series of ‘teasers’ below:

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BE-X Combat Gear now available in PenCott-GreenZone® camo

BE-X (‘BEgadi eXclusive) is an in-house brand of BEGADI GmbH, Germany and aims to close the gap between high-end military-grade tactical gear and low-cost commercial gear.

BE-X recently started working with the PenCott-GreenZone® camouflage pattern and have begun releasing a range of products featuring this camo scheme.  Some of the products are new designs and some are classics from their line-up, such as BE-X’s modernized interpretation of the IDF ‘EPHOD’ rig (see our detailed review from 2010 here).

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Also included in the BE-X GreenZone® line-up are their modular Chest Harness and light Plate Carrier, as well as a wide range of pouches.

b-bex-frontier-pencott-harness-details1Besides load carrying gear, BE-X have also already brought out their pocket-transportable ‘LRRP Tarp’ system (seen below) and are also preparing a line of field/tactical garments for release soon too.

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The full BE-X range can be found here:  www.begadishop.de

Direct Action® 2015 catalogue

Direct Action unveiled their full line of next-generation gear at Enforce Tac / IWA (we even got a special sneak-peak at some of their next gen + gear that’s still under wraps!) – you will be impressed.

The full line is expected to be available for general purchase by June / July of this year.  In the meantime, download their catalog and feast your eyes on all the goodness that is Direct Action gear… GO LOUD!

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www.directactiongear.com

IWA 2015: ‘Salamandra’ Plate Carrier System in-depth overview

Our friends from Airsoft & Military News blog are back with another IWA video.  In this installment, Eli (ex-IDF SF) from ProjectGECKO / GECKO Superior provides an in-depth look at the plate carrier system they offer in conjunction with Oso Gear from Israel. 

The ‘Salamandra’ (salamander) plate carrier system is available in Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, and PenCott-GreenZone camouflage.   #NoMOLLE

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Click on the image above to watch the full video.

IWA 2015 Camo Wars: PenCott™ is on the offensive

We reported back before the show that this year there was a huge increase in the number of companies that would be featuring products in PenCott™ patterns on their booths.   And indeed, visitors to IWA 2015 certainly would have seen plenty of it – as this round-up shows below.

In no special order, here is a run-down on all the PenCott products that were on display in Nuremburg.

Helikon-Tex

New things on their booth this year were the ventilated CPU Boonie Hat and the PCS Smock – both items were displayed in the GreenZone pattern.

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You can download a PDF copy of Helikon-Tex’s entire 2015 Military and Law Enforcement catalog here.

Direct Action

Making its debut as a full, stand-alone brand under the Helikon-Tex stable, the Direct Action team displayed the full range of their gear designed for professional special operations forces end-users.  Interestingly, they are only offering two camouflage patterns; GreenZone and MultiCam®.

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You can download a PDF copy of the Direct Action 2015 catalog here.

UF PRO

A small company from a small country – but very big on innovation and quality – UF PRO rolled out their latest developments at IWA 2015.  Included on the display were their ‘Hunter Sweater’ and ‘SmallPac Monsoon’ in GreenZone and the new and improved ‘HT’ version of their ‘Striker’ BDU pants and shirt in BadLands.

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Visit UF PRO’s website for full product details.

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