Helikon-Tex announced today that their PCS-style smock will be available in PenCott-GreenZone™ and PenCott-SnowDrift™ camouflage from January 2015.
Based on the design of the British Army’s ‘Personal Clothing System’ Smock, Helikon’s PCS Smock is constructed from milspec-grade 50/50 Nylon-Cotton ripstop fabric. It features 10 spacious pockets for personal equipment, a helmet-compatible hood that can be easily adjusted, a loose cut to fit over insulating layers in cold weather, and double fabric layers in key areas for added wind protection.
MSRP is listed as 169 EUROs.
Being located in Alberta, Canada, SEALS Action Gear probably know a bit about cold weather and snow – and it looks like they’re getting ready for in style this year – judging by the snapshots of their latest prototypes that they recently posted on their Facebook page.
First up is the latest incarnation of their famous SOFTIE Jacket / Liner. What’s new about this version 4.1 ULTRA SOFTIE is that has been made fully-reversible, with MultiCam on one side and PenCott-SnowDrift™ on the other! The ULTRA SOFTIE is ultra-lightweight and stuffable and comes with a free stuff-sack included.
Yup – despite the introduction of MARPAT, UCP and MultiCam/OCP, good ole “Old Skool Woodland” never actually went away.
The US Navy still uses ‘Woodland’ camo as a standard-issue pattern for certain units and organizations, ARSOF and MARSOC Operators have been extensive users of the pattern in Afghanistan (MARSOC even featured it in their recruitment posters).
The US Army’s new Jungle Warfare School in Hawaii has been reportedly scouring the supply depots in order to issue the old 100% cotton ripstop ‘Woodland’ camo Hot Weather BDUs to troops going through the jungle warfare course.
According to the latest intel from our friends in The Netherlands, it appears that at last there has been an official announcement that NFP (Netherlands Fractal Pattern) will officially be the new national pattern for the Dutch Armed Forces – well, at least the Army anyways…
The so-called “Netherlands Fractal Pattern” (NFP) has been developed in both ‘woodland’ and ‘arid’ terrain versions, and the fabric of the new combat uniform featuring the patterns will incorporate inherent near-Infra-Red-reflectance (nIR), flame-retardant (FR) and insect repellant characteristics.
MMI Textiles and Hyde Definition have forged a partnership for the production and distribution of PenCott™ printed camouflage fabrics in the US and international military and commercial markets.
OCTOBER 7, 2014 – MMI Textiles introduces Hyde Definition’s PenCott™ family of patterns into its strong portfolio of military textile products. The PenCott™ inventory will initially consist of the BadLands™, GreenZone™, SandStorm™ and SnowDrift™ patterns on 500D Cordura, Nylon-Cotton Ripstop, and 50D Polyester fabrics – all printed and finished to meet US milspec nIR standards. Future production will also expand to include Asia for delivery to our customers who manufacture their end products in the Far East. Additional fabric and fabric-based substrates will be added to the portfolio as well – some of which will also leverage new printing technologies.
Increased availability of PenCott™ patterns, with commitment from MMI
MMI has always had a strong commitment to the US armed forces, and many of their international customers also seek quality products that have been manufactured to US standards. They have over 30 years of experience in the military market producing cotton, nylon, polyester and blended fabrics.
The PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns greatly enhances MMI’s existing product offering and MMI is excited to have this opportunity to increase sales and marketing efforts for the patterns through this newly created partnership.
For further information about the PenCott™ patterns, please visit www.HydeDefinition.com and/or the PenCott™ Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/PenCottcamouflage