Ruck Up With Tasmanian Tiger

Do you earn your living by “carrying big bags up and down hills” (to quote the legendary Col. Charles Beckwith)? Have you ever actually received instruction in the proper way to sling a ruck onto your back and adjust and carry it safely and effectively? If you answered “yes” to the first question, and “no” […]

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Saturday Snapshot

The Swiss Army Reconnaissance Detachment 10 (German: Armee-Aufklärungsdetachement 10, French: Détachement de reconnaissance de l’armée 10, Italian: Distaccamento d’esplorazione dell’esercito 10) is not photographed very often, so it was especially noteworthy when this photo popped up in my Facebook feed this morning (hat tip to: explorateur.ch/photographie). What’s also noteworthy about this photo is that it […]

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Announcing Helikon-Tex USA

Helikon-Tex began  in Poland in 1983 as a military and outdoor surplus company, and is today one of the most prevalent tactical and outdoor clothing and gear brands in Europe. For the past few years they have also been nibbling at the US market and slowly building up brand awareness and a loyal cadre of […]

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New Gear from BE-X: TBDU Field Pants

Original version of this article appeared, in German language, on Spartanat.com With the series FronTier One, BE-X entered a new chapter of apparel with all garments made from high-quality fabric commission printed especially for BE-X . What’s more, all closures and buckles are from ITW Nexus, and all zippers from YKK. Construction is top-notch as […]

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New Raider HBT Field Pants From PDW

Prometheus Design Werx is pleased to announce the release of their Raider Field Pant in rugged, comfortable, 100% cotton Herring-Bone Twill (HBT) fabric. The Raider Field Pant 100HBT is an expertly made, feature rich, plain front, pant for everyday trail and street wear. This style pant was originally inspired by the classic WWII USMC Dungaree […]

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USSOCOM Coxswain Helmet System Contract Awarded for Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet

Gentex Corporation announced today that its new Ops-Core® FAST SF Carbon Composite Helmet System has been chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to fulfill the contract for its Coxswain Helmet System program. As part of the Special Operations Forces Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS), this five-year Indefinite […]

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Last day to Wear Two of the US Military’s Worst-Ever Camouflage Patterns

Today is the final wear-out date for the US Army’s much-maligned “Universal Camouflage Pattern” (UCP) – often incorrectly referred to as “ACU” after the Army Combat Uniform that it first appeared on – and the US Navy’s widely ridiculed “Blueberry” Navy Working Uniform Type I camouflage. Countless comments and articles have already been published about […]

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Impact 24: the new EDC backpack from Grey Ghost Gear

The Impact 24 EDC backpack from Grey Ghost Gear hails from a company that mostly makes kick-ass tactical gear, but this pack caught our eye because of its low-profile appearance, as well as its potential value to photographers and/or aerial drone operators. The pack is designed with numerous load carriage and organizational subtleties, including a […]

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