Practical Tactical Systems (Practacsys) came into being as the direct result of a group of like-minded people, who had banded together before on numerous specialist projects, deciding to bring a new kind of news and reviews website to the international tactical community.
Our friends at PracTacSys are professionals from diverse areas of the tactical and firearms industries, including those from the manufacturing side and those who are active operationally on a daily basis. Together, their aim is to personally use, abuse, trial and evaluate over time and then report as objectively as possible on their findings and impressions.
They recently reported on their findings after stomping and yomping around in a pair of AKU’s Pilgrim High Leg Boots. These boots are available in Black, Forest / MTP Brown and Desert Biege. Check out the full report on PracTacSys.
German retailer Begadi, and their tactical/outdoor/airsoft brand BE-X, is happy to announce that they are now able to offer their customers worldwide shipping!
I’m personally happy to be sharing this news because I’m a long-time fan of their clothing and gear, but since relocating to the US its been harder to get hold of for me.
Anyways, now we can all reach Begadi’s International Shop at begadishop.com, and the BE-X brand on Facebook.
Canadian soldiers will soon be able to choose which combat boots suits them best. The Directorate of Land Requirements and the Directorate of Soldier Systems Program Management will give soldiers a choice about which type of Land Operations Temperate Boot (LOTB) they wish to wear. This choice marks a change in how combat footwear is issued, allowing soldiers to choose their preference from two designs of boots.
This is the newest development to address the requirement for a new temperate combat boot for the Army, and will replace the in-service combat boots, Mark III and the General Purpose Boots.
In order to achieve the most successful design possible, the Directorate of Land Requirements conferred with Canadian footwear manufacturers about the features soldiers were looking for in a combat boot. These findings were used as the starting point for the requirements of the new designs.
The new requirements placed more emphasis on weight, shock absorption, traction, fit, comfort (including thermal quality and breathability) construction and durability, and over-all design.
This phase of selecting the new LOTB began in Spring 2013. A total of thirteen boots were received for evaluation through a Request for Proposal, and went through a process of assessment based on appearance and technical performance. The top three boots were selected for a user evaluation trial.
Helikon-Tex have sent out an open invitation for all to visit them at IWA 2014. Helikon-Tex will be introducing lots of new products this year, including their new Direct Action® line of professional products.
Full details about this line will be revealed during the IWA, but for now, you can familiarize yourself with general idea & basic information at the Direct Action Facebook page. In the meantime, also notice the trident in the DA logo and contemplate what sort of professional, real-deal dudes might be connected with that…
The IWA is held from 7 to 10 of March 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Speaking of “Bootsday”, Danner have a great range of footwear designed specifically for military operations in mountainous terrain. The most recent pair to join the squad is the Gavre GTX® 6″ model in gunmetal color.
Although designed for military use, the “Gunmetal” version has more of civilian – or at least “cross-over” – look to it. The Gavre is also built with a fully rubberized outsole and integrated polypropylene board that provides optimal stability underfoot at higher elevations, but is also flexible enough for low-land operations as well.