The Flash-Lite FR BAC 1/4 Zip from 782 Gear is a hot weather, light weight Body Armour Compatible combat shirt. It’s made with flame-resistant, no melt/drip materials, and is designed with 782′s CFM (Comfort Map Fit) for comfort under gear.
The Massif Cool Knit T-shirt is the hot weather component of their Fire and Iceâ„¢ Low-Bulk NomexÂ® Layering System. It’s available in short and long sleeve versions.
The silk weight Massif Breeze boxer brief has a body-hugging, athletic fit that is both comfortable and supportive. Extensively field tested, it is designed not to ride up, bunch up, or chafe, whether you’re moving or static.
Tru-Spec has released the second generation of their Combat Shirt, which I featured in the above writeup, and to my pleasant surprise, has greatly improved upon their first version.
It’s been about four years since I previewed Crye Precision’s groundbreaking Combat Uniform (Gen 1) in the previous writeup below, which featured a host of innovations not previously seen in a combat uniform. Since then, its influence can be seen in the new Army Combat Shirt and the USMC FROG2 Combat Shirt (produced by Crye).
With the Gen 2 Combat uniform, officially designated the Combat Shirt and Pant AC, revisions have been made to streamline the uniform with light weight as a major design driver while still providing integrated protection. Actually, the AC uniform is not simply a lightened version of the Gen 1; it’s a different animal.
driFIRE has released their Gen 2 Performance wear and have made some changes that are an improvement on the Gen I garments, in my opinion. I received some of the Gen 2 silk weight items – the T-shirt, Long sleeved T, and boxers in Desert Sand, and a long sleeved T and balaclava in Foliage Green. The Gen 2, 5 oz driFIRE fabric is the same weight as the Gen 1 fabric but the method of production has been changed to reduce ‘loose fiber ends’ which gives it a ‘tougher’ feel. Pill resistance has also been increased. It doesn’t feel like a synthetic fabric – it actually feels a lot like some raw silk garments I have, or unbleached cotton. It’s not as smooth as the Gen 1 fabric, but no less comfortable – it’s got a nice, ‘natural’ feel to it. Elasticity is about the same or a bit less than cotton garments – it’s not ultra stretchy like some other synthetics. Shrinkage is only 2%. Previously, I had found that the cut of the Gen 1 garments weren’t designed with limited stretch in mind, but that has been corrected on the Gen 2 items.