Helikon-Tex unveiled their cool new products for 2015 at IWA – as well as their current range of tried-and-tested, field-proven products too.
North American fans will also soon have reason to be very happy! We can’t reveal any more details at the moment, but by all means download Helikon-Tex’s PDF catalog (click on the picture below), and get your credit card topped up…
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.
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.
You can download a PDF copy of Helikon-Tex’s entire 2015 Military and Law Enforcement catalog here.
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®.
You can download a PDF copy of the Direct Action 2015 catalog here.
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™.
Visit UF PRO’s website for full product details.
The French Army has adopted a new BROWN combat boot, with Gore-Tex membrane, made by HAIX.
copyright: Bob Morrison
Keep an eye on Combat & Survival for more details….
You might have heard about or seen the first prototypes of the Direct Action® line of professional gear during the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014. Over the next months, interest in the Direct Action® line grew quickly – especially among special operations forces units.
Building on this interest, and the potential that new technologies offered, Helikon-Tex® quickly turned what had begun as a project into a fully-functioning independent brand with a dedicated team of design and production professionals. Leveraging the over 30 years of experience of Helikon-Tex®, over the next few months the Direct Action® team established a new R&D, built a strong professional team of designers, prototype makers and production specialists to create a range of products for the Direct Action® brand.
All of the gear they designed, after initial in-house testing, was then fielded to special operations units for end-user trials and evaluations. Their input and suggestions were critical and were incorporated into the final designs at a speed never seen before in the Polish defense industry.
MSM takes a close-up look at a pair of boots with a pretty unique lacing system…
Footwear typically doesn’t change too much these days so it was a treat to checkout something truly different with the Blauer Clash series. The main stand out is certainly the BOA lacing system used which uses a steel cable and rotating cinch concept instead of laces you tie. Originally the BOA system was for snowboard boots and has since been applied to all kinds of boots and other footwear…. read more here.