Strike - Hold!

THE blog for milsim and real-deal airborne and special operations forces - units, gear, training, history and more...

Category: Clothing (page 1 of 53)

Direct Action® launched as independent brand

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.

Direct Action logo

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.

Direct Action gear fielded with Polish SOF operators - still from promo video

Continue reading

KITANICA: Mark VI Jacket

Kitanica Mark VI - 1

SOD Gear: Spectre Jacket

SOD Gear has announced their new SPECTRE Level 6 waterproof jacket, made from a special, robust, 180D Cordura fabric with a hybrid waterproof membrane.

10649608_613273962129428_5628274305889826884_nSOD Gear claims that the jacket is totally “soldier-proof” as well as waterproof. All the stitching and the waterproof zips are heat-welded to give the best protection against rain.

Continue reading

Monsoon SmallPac™ in PenCott-GreenZone™

Rain protection should be one of the essential parts of your gear. Now you can make sure you have a 100% reliable weather protection with you at all times – that also provides superb concealment capability.  UF PRO® has produced the first ever 100% waterproof suit in PenCott-GreenZone™!

The first waterproof rain suit in PenCott camouflage.

UF PRO® partnered up with a German high-tech laminating partner to deliver this lightweight, wind- and waterproof 2.5-layer laminate solution that will keep you dry in even the worst weather conditions.


The SmallPac™ requires very little packing space and can also be attached to the MOLLE system on your backpack, vest or plate carrier – for quick and easy access at any time.

SmallPac attached to gear Stowed away SmallPac Suit

Continue reading

UF PRO P-40 Pants: Performance in any climate

The unique design and special features of UF PRO’s P-40 Pants provide the wearer with excellent mobility and comfort in hot or cold climates.


To find out how, go here.

Older posts

© 2014 Strike – Hold!

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑