The Operator’s Shirt from 215Gear is designed as a light weight, feature-filled shirt for today’s warriors. Made out of CoolMaxÂ® fabric, it offers great sweat-wicking properties, quick drying and comfort.
One of the newest items from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’Teryx to be offered in the Urban Wolf colour is the Naga Hoody. The Naga Hoody is a ‘kit staple hoody that combines weather and abrasion-resistant sleeves and hood, with an armour-compatible breathable body.’ Its unique hood configuration and snug fit sets it apart from other hoodies.
Almost exactly three years later to the day that I posted my initial preview of the VERTX Tactical pant back on 3/21/09, I had a motorcycle accident while wearing my OD Green pair of VERTX pants. I mentioned this on my Facebook page; VERTX saw it, and generously offered to replace my damaged pair of pants. I thought it’d be a good opportunity to see if any changes had been made over the past three years.
The Atom LT Pant from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’Teryx is the companion pant to the Atom LT Jacket. It’s an insulated, light weight, water and wind-resistant pant that’s ideal as an over-layer for colder conditions and low activity.
The Stealth Pant ADP from S.O.D. Gear is a water-resistant softshell pant designed in collaboration with the Italian Army’s Mountain Corps (4th RGT Alpini Paracadutisti). It’s not just a softshell fabric version of S.O.D.’s Para One Combat pant, but a completely different design; optimized for climbing and compatability with climbing harnesses, with a streamlined fit.
The latest evolution of the popular Force 10 Cargo pant from Triple Aught Design is the Force 10 Cargo Pant in NYCO Ripstop. This latest incarnation offers increased durability (over the previous 100% cotton ripstop version), more organization capability, and an updated fit.
Following in the footsteps of the Predator and Raptor, the Spectre HS is Triple Aught Design’s newest hardshell offering. While the Raptor ProLite Hardshell Jacket was designed primarily as a lighter and more packable version of their popular Predator Hardshell for backpacking and mountaineering; the Spectre is more similar to the Predator, which was intended as fully featured tactical hard shell with all the bells and whistles. Constructed of a heavier-duty 3-layer waterproof breathable fabric from GE’s eVent Professional Line Division, the Spectre is loaded with all the distinctive features that defined TAD’s jackets.
The Skin 01 Shirt from S.O.D. (Special Operation Department) is a stretch fabric ‘compression’ shirt designed as a snug-fitting light weight baselayer for comfort in all climates. S.O.D. is an Italian manufacturer of military clothing that collaborates with and produces clothing and equipment that is used by Italian and allied military units in a variety of theatres.
The VERTX Tactical Short is a direct modification of the VERTX Tactical Pant, and provides a hot-weather alternative for those who like the same practical and low profile features of the Pant.
The S.O.D. Short Pant 01 from S.O.D. (Special Operations Department) is a short pant based loosely on their Para One Pant 1.2. Some of the ‘combat features’ have been toned down for the shorts, to make them more suited for everyday wear.