Hot on the heels of our last article about Natick Labs came this online article from ‘The National Geographic’ about a new book by renowned author Mary Roach:
Mary Roach, a self-confessed “goober with a flashlight,” has created a niche for books with one-word titles—Gulp (on the digestive system); Bonk (on the science of sex)—that take a funny, and informed, look at the scientific secrets of everyday things. In her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she goes behind the scenes of modern warfare to celebrate the unsung heroes of military science, who do everything from design high-tech clothing for the battlefield to perform penis transplants—all in the name of keeping soldiers “alive and comfortable.”
Read the full interview here: nationalgeographic.com
SEALS Action Gear is pleased to announce that they are now stocking the full range of UF PRO® Tactical apparel. This European made, high quality clothing is second-to-none in construction, functionality and striking design; and includes the following key products:
Striker XT Combat Pants
The flagship of the range – the XT pants are setting new industry standards for operational uniforms.
Giving specialists a significant increase in usefulness and efficiency was the highest priority during the development of the Striker XT Combat Pants.
The stretch areas have been expanded and new and ergonomically perfected knee protection has been introduced. This is made using an intelligent combination of technologies that enable highly efficient protection of the knee and tibia areas without fitting the protection system with a Velcro strap.
The width-adjustable lower leg area enables the effective fixing of objects in the lower leg pocket, including during rapid movement.
The large side pocket with inner compartments can be accessed in two ways.
The stretch areas in the hip/buttocks area and above and below the knee protection are made of an extremely resilient Schoeller®-dynamic stretch material.
Striker XT Combat Shirt
Based on the previous Striker Combat Shirt, some important components have been changed in the new XT model that considerably improves the wearing comfort and functionality.
In the torso area, the mix of polyester and merino wool offers extraordinary durability, wearing comfort and odor-inhibition. The cut of the sleeve and the slide-in pockets have been ergonomically improved so that you will always land on the inserted elbow pads. Furthermore, this optimized cut allows users to pull up their sleeves comfortably for medical access.
An additional elastic ribbon in the underarm pocket offers better fixing for inserted equipment.
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.
Be sure to stop by their booth if you’re there…. In the meantime, we’ve included the full series of ‘teasers’ below:
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).
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.
Besides 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.
The full BE-X range can be found here: www.begadishop.de
A couple of days ago we presented the first English-language news about the new snow and multi-terrain camouflage patterns being adopted by the German Bundeswehr. Today, we are able to bring you some further details about the so-called ‘Multitarn’ multi-terrain pattern.
First, it appears that the pattern is being called ‘Multitarn’ – thereby connecting the ‘multi’-terrain colours of the pattern with the legacy ‘tarn’ (camouflage) of the ‘Flecktarn’ pattern geometry it is based on.
The development of the Multitarn pattern was initially driven by a request from the German special forces, and the new pattern will be made available to them first. In the longer term, other units will also receive the new pattern. Equipping all in-theatre soldiers with a common camouflage uniform pattern makes obvious sense, as it is then more difficult for the enemy to specifically target special forces troops due to their different uniform. Continue reading