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UF PRO® introduces Gen.2 STRIKER XT BDU

After two years of gathering extensive feedback from field usage all over the world, plus lots of additional hours invested in perfecting even the smallest details – UF PRO® now introduces the new Gen.2 version of their Striker XT BDU system.

Since its introduction in 2014, the first generation of the Striker XT BDU’s became one of the most popular UF PRO® products and they promise that the new generation will push the standards even further.

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The Science Behind the Soldier: ‘Grunt’ by Mary Roach

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:



Helikon-Tex UTP® trousers now available in new fabric

Helikon-Tex’s renowned Urban Tactical Pants (UTP®) are now available in a new fabric composition that provides more durability with the same high comfort level.

Designed for discrete security and law enforcement operations, Urban Tactical Pants® enable the carrying of essential equipment around the hips and thighs.  The low-profile pocket setup keeps gear close to the body’s center of gravity, and provides ergonomic  load bearing capability with a comfortable fit and feel.


The new fabric composition of 58% Cotton, 40% Polyester, 2% Spandex delivers a fit that is comfortable across a wide temperature range, and which also moves with your body and maintains its fit across a wide range of movements and postures.

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To read a great in-depth review of the Gen.3 Urban Tactical Pants®, check out SPEAR Tactical Reviews.

Sneak Peak: Helikon-Tex ‘Hybrid Tactical Pant®’

Coming this autumn from Helikon-Tex, their HYBRID TACTICAL PANTS® (HTP®).

Part of their new Range Line, the ‘Hybrid Tactical Pant®’ is designed to be comfortable and practical, and optimized for shooting sports.  The pants are made from a mixture of fabrics, including a main fabric of 60% cotton, 37% polyester and 3% Spandex in a ripstop weave; and protective / stretch panels of 89 % nylon, 11 % Spandex.

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  • Hybrid softshell/ripstop material construction – Durable 4-way stretch on knees and seat, light and breathable ripstop on the legs and pockets
  • Elastic waist with Velcro fastener for additional adjustment
  • Gusseted crotch
  • 6 Waist line pocket layout (2 front/2 side/2 back)
  • 2 Medium capacity zippered cargo pockets with internal organizers
  • Holster compatible belt loops

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The Hybrid Tactical Pant® will be available in a variety of subdued solid colors, including:  Black, Khaki, Taiga Green, Adaptive Green, Olive Drab, Shadow Grey, Mud Brown.

Look for more details about pricing and availability soon…


Direct Action Gear showed off the prototypes of their Assault Shirt and Pants for the first time at SOFIC last month.  Now they’ve broken cover and released the full details of these first items from their upcoming individual clothing system.

Direct Action gear at SOFIC 2016. Photo courtesy of Soldier Systems Daily.

Direct Action gear at SOFIC 2016. Photo courtesy of Soldier Systems Daily.

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