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Bates – Recondo Jungle Boots

Published on July 15, 2014 by in News

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Bates Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) announces the launch of the Recondo jungle boot a low-absorption, quick drying, durable solution designed to provide secure footing in multi-terrain jungle regions. Named for the Reconnaissance and Commando Training Course developed in the 1950s at Fort Campbell, the Recondo meets the need for a Berry Compliant jungle/tropical combat boot for today’s warfighters and peacekeepers.

To meet the demands of today’s evolving asymmetrical threats, Bates partnered with the United States Army Special Forces Command (USASFC) to develop the Recondo. Bates received valuable performance feedback after the 75th Army Ranger Regiment tested the Recondo in Central America during the winter of 2014. As a result, the Recondo boot delivers an exclusive lighter weight, quick drying durable leather and textile upper and has been designed to provide the best breathability possible for the spectrum of jungle combat situations.

Bates Recondo

“The Recondo provides a much needed jungle boot update for the next generation of our armed services,” said Bates Footwear President Onder Ors. “Based on the specific feedback we received from our development partners in the Special Operations Forces, Bates has created the only boot specifically engineered for hot, wet and humid combat environments common in tropical regions.”

The Recondo boot is made with Wolverine Warrior Leather™ which is lighter more durable, breathable, and is water, stain, and oil resistant. The MultiCam® ripstop nylon fabric enhances performance as it is lightweight, abrasion resistant, and highly durable. The blended upper material is light, strong, comfortable and has near infrared properties (NIR) making the boot less visible in low light environments.

The Recondo utilizes a unique lacing system developed based on feedback from operators and incorporates Bates’ many years of experience with lace-to-toe styles. This assures that all users can easily utilize the speed lace system and achieve proper fit and closure.

The design of the solid rubber outsole is the Vibram® Mutant, which has a deeper, more aggressive lug depth for off road traction, a multi-directional leading edged that enhance slip-resisting properties, and a rounded heel for natural touch down. This sole design has also incorporated a customized rubber compound that is durable enough to withstand Special Operations Forces use in hot weather, temperate weather, and mountainous operational environments.

The Recondo will be available for purchase beginning Fall 2014.


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FirstSpear – Summer Catalog now Available

Published on July 14, 2014 by in Featured, Multimedia, News



Great news today. the guys over at FirstSpear just  released their Summer Catalog (V7) with about 69 pages full of badass gear like Plate Carriers, Modular Pouches,Chest Rigs,Rifle Bags,Back Packs, T-shirts just to name a few of the products you cand find on their catalog, interested? Cool, just click the catalog cover below and enjoy the FirstSpear – Summer Catalog

FirstSpear Summer Catalog


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TAG – Marine Gladiator Chest Rig

Published on July 1, 2014 by in News, Partners, Products


Tactical Assault Gear – Marine Gladiator Chest Rig was designed to give unit commanders down range more flexibility during different types of combat operations. Unit commanders can choose to have their troops wear different armor configurations depending on local threat assessments and mission types.

TAG Marine Gladiator Chest Rig

From full armor carriers down to lighter plate carriers, this chest rig allows the units to quickly switch out their armor but still keep their full fighting load. Based on TAGs original Gladiator platform the Marine version has longer and thinner padded shoulder straps.

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A fold down bib for adding small admin type pouches. There are loops sewn into the body of the chest rig for hanging different items such as chemlights, carabiners, and retention lanyards. Shoulder straps and waist straps are fully adjustable and will fit on all body types with and without armor. Made in America, lifetime warranty.

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  • Allows for quick switch out of armor.
  • Fully adjustable padded shoulder straps.
  • Fully adjustable waist straps.
  • Fits on all body types with or without armor.
  • Made in USA.
  • Backed by lifetime warranty.

The Tactical Assault Gear – Marine Gladiator Chest Rig available in Coyote Tan,Ranger Green,ACU,MultiCam,A-Tacs AU and  ABU for $ 219.99 from tacticalassaultgearstore.com

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Operator7 Clothing – New Tshirt “GFWD”

Published on June 30, 2014 by in Featured, News, Products

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Today we bring you some news about our “brand” Operator7Clothing with the launch of a new design already available at www.Operator7Clothing.com in four different colors, time to bring out the Operator in you and show everyone your new Operator7Clothing Tshirt with a design of the grim reaper armed with an M16 . Avaliable in  Black,Brown,TAN and Grey for $18.00 from www.Operator7Clothing.com when you buy this Tshirt or any other Tshirt from Operator7Clothing please send us a photo of you with it so that we can publish it on our Facebook Page 😉Operator7 - GFWD - Full

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Review: Lowa Zephyr GTX High

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I don’t like reviewing boots until I’ve had chance to wear them in properly through various environments and put some good miles on them. Seeing as I’ve owned these boots for about a year and figured it about time I gave them a write up.

I’m a creature of habit and the first thing I do with any boots is get them on, lace them up and take them round the same 5 mile route. This gives me a common ground on which to get my first impressions.

Before I even got these out of the box you can’t help but notice the feather weight of these boots. I mean for a second I thought the box might actually be empty! They weigh in at a ridiculously light 1100g (approx).. which compared to my previous Lowa Desert Elites (circa 1500g) is practically lighter than air!


On my feet the first thing I noticed was the flex, they almost instantly take to the shape of your foot without any unnecessary rigidity in the usual high mobility spots (bridge of the foot, Achilles areas), right then I knew I’d got myself some tactical slippers!

I took them out on the 5 mile loop expecting some rubbing and aching as is usual with all new boots, but a few hours later on my return there wasn’t a sign of any discomfort at all. Moreover they’d stood up to the traditional Manchester monsoon excellently with no leaking or seeping at all (Note: as is common with most boots the GTX indicates Gortex lining).

Since then I’ve used these on 3 Milsim Ops (100+ hours) and as many training events enduring weather varying from -7 degrees blizzard, torrential rain, + 27 degrees sunshine and about everything in between. Not once have my feet felt anything but lovingly hugged by an absurd amount of comfort, and even more surprising, a higher than expected level of support from a boot so flexible and light. I can only put this down to the way the sole section form up the side of the boot cradling the foot.


As you can see from the photos the boots have held up remarkably well showing no significant signs of wear and zero signs of damage at all. Even the interior is still as good as new with no signs of wear and tear.


I’ve used nothing but Lowa boots for 4 years (which is only 3 pairs of Lowa’s all of which are still going strong) and these are the best i’ve had to date by quite some way.

They excel in terms of comfort, durability and haven’t failed to offer support through all the environments I’ve used them in to date. In conclusion they’re a lightweight boot with a heavyweight punch!

Highly recommended combat creepers!

Review made by Voodoo One-Zero member of the Task Force Voodoo Airsoft Team based out of the UK. Once again,thanks for letting us publish your review mate!

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PLATATAC – Good To Go (G2G) Pack

Published on June 12, 2014 by in Featured, News, Products

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The Platatac Good To Go (G2G) pack is one of the lightest packs we’ve released to date weighing just 715 grams with straps. Designed as a with a low profile exterior void of any MOLLE it is great in the field, on and off base environments.


This pack is perfect for a lightweight day pack, small and lightweight so it can be stored in the top of your pack and grabbed out to carry rations and ammo when caching packs. It is also perfect for use as a day-to-day back pack for the carriage of gym clothes, food, documents, 13 inch laptop and other similar sized items

This pack features a generous 26 litre (Approx) zippered compartment containing one mesh pocket and a 3 litre hydration bladder sleave with hook and loop bladder hanger. On top of the pack is a bar-tacked hydration tube/cable routing port.


Externally the pack features one zippered pouch for quick access to items such as gloves,  pens, keys, ID, food and ammunition. Externally we have also features a cinch cord system for garments such as the Snugpak Platatac Airpak Jacket.

Furthermore the inclusion of side tensioning straps for when the pack is full to capacity.

The pack has a very small pack size and can fit inside our Alice Pack XL External pockets (with straps detached).

The G2G pack has been constructed from 500/1000 denier Cordura for heavy duty abrasion resistance.  We have utilised lightweight foam sewn in a chevron pattern to provide structure and padding without affecting the ability to fold the pack up for storage.

The heavy duty grab handle has been made from 38mm web tape and has been flag stitched for strength.

All zippers include paracord pulls.

With Echo Pack straps included this pack is truly good to go.



Main pocket: 460mm (H) x 320mm (W) x 180mm(D)

Front pocket 190mm (H) 210mm (W)

Internal mesh pocket 120mm (H) x 23mm (W)



  • 70mm x50mm hook and loop field for IFF, V-Lite ect
  • Reinforced stitched drainage grommet
  • 26 Litre capacity (approx)
  • Mesh Pocket
  • Bar tacking on all major sew points
  • Reversed YKK zippers
  • ITW Nexus Hardware
  • Cordura Nylon

The PLATATAC – Good To Go (G2G) Pack is available in MultiCam, ATACS FG, ATACS AU, Marine Cam (Platatac Designed), Auscam, Desert Auscam, Olive, Khaki, Tan, Black, Grey, Navy for $179.00 from Platatac.com

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TacProGear Black – New HBAV Body Armor Carrier System

Published on June 9, 2014 by in News

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DELRAY BEACH, FL (May 2014) – Tacprogear BLACK, the exclusive line of American-made products offered by Tacprogear, unveils their new HBAV body armor carrying system constructed from GRID-HERCULES™ engineered material.

The Tacprogear BLACK HBAV vest design is based on the SPEAR/BALCS shaped platform and is available through Tacprogear BLACK with either FAT approved military fragmentation soft armor inserts or NIJ 0101.06 certified level IIIA soft armor inserts. The HBAV carrier is also designed to hold any of Tacprogear’s new NIJ certified hard armor plates for front and back rifle protection in a variety of sizes, shapes and configurations. The carrier is also designed to be compatible with a variety of tactical accessories, including side armor plates, groin protection, biceps protection and throat and collar protection. The vests are also compatible with MOLLE equipment and other auxiliary components.


The HBAV vest is constructed from GRID-HERCULES™ engineered material from Absecon Mills, Inc. The advanced textile fabric is coated with a highly specialized polymer coating that enhances the physical properties of the unit, including impact and abrasion resistance, heat and flame resistance, tear and tensile strength, flame retardation and water resistance.

Tacprogear HBAV


  • Designed to hold any one of Tacprogear’s new NIJ certifi ed hard armor plates for front and back rifl e protection in a variety of shapes, sizes, and material confi gurations.
  • Flame Retardant
  • Waterproof
  • Compatible with MOLLE equipment and an array of auxiliary components
  • Drag Handle

The Tacprogear BLACK HBAV vest is available in Black, Tan, Coyote Brown and Ranger Green. It will soon be available in MultiCam®, MultiCam® Black and the Kryptek line of camouflage patterns. Available in sizes small to extra-large. Pre-orders are being taken now.
Tacprogear manufactures the HBAV in their new manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida, USA as part of the BLACK line of tactical gear. For more details visit tacprogearblack.com

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Operator7 Clothing – New Tshirts

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Today we bring you some news about our “brand” Operator7Clothing with the launch of a new design already available at www.Operator7Clothing.com in two Tshirts, this way you can look Badass not only on Airsoft event but also on your every day “normal” life and don’t forget that you can get our Tshirts with 15% off the price using the promo code MYSHIRT2014 at checkout (more info HERE)

Operator7 - US SF Operator Tshirts

Available in black (Gildan-USA  Tshirt) with a design of an United States Special Forces Operator and the quote “We Kill Bad People And Break Their Shit” in Coyote Brown and in TAN (Gildan-USA  Tshirt) with the design and quote in Black , both options are available at Operator7Clothing for $18.00 but you can also get them with 15% discount using the promo MYSHIRT2014 at checkout (more info HERE).

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RE Factor Tactical – ASO Bag

Published on May 29, 2014 by in Featured, News, Products

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The RE Factor Tactical Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag is specifically designed for the individual who needs the ability to travel with a tactical bag without the tactical look. The bags dimensions allow it the maximum space possible that is still compatible for carry on with most of the major US carriers. The bag’s unique outer pocket features an RFID blocking material that is specifically sized to fit phones, passports and credit cards to help protect your identity while traveling. We outfitted the other end of the bag with an easy access “fight pocket” that is lined with MOLLE Velcro for adhesion of magazines and patches and a medical kit. This kit opens using one hand and has tie stays to keep the pocket from flapping open when in use.

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The bottom of the bag is lines with a durable waterproof material to keep your belongings dry on wet range days and the main opening of the bag is made extra large to fit plate carriers and other equipment. With keeping your heavy gear in mind we added heavy duty, removable backpack straps as well as side carry straps that can both be stored when not in use. On the inside of the bag we made 7 large mesh pockets that allow easy separation of your equipment and a MOLLE Velcro lined inside wall for placement of magazines and nylon pouches. This bag is hand sewn in the USA of 1000D Cordura.

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  • 4.5 of 5 NTOA rating
  • RFID blocking cellphone/passport pocket
  • Wide opening top pocket
  • 7 x mesh organization pockets
  • MOLLE/Velcro lined inner wall
  • MOLLE/Velcro lined fight pocket
  • Removable backpack straps and hideaway duffle straps
  • Sized for carryon travel: 23 x 15 x 10″ (56L)
  • Waterproof bottom
  • 1000D Cordura
  • Made in the USA

Available in Black,MultiCam,MultiCam Black,Foliage,Tan,Woodland and Coast Guard Orange for $239.95 at RE Factor Tactical

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Airsoft GI – Elite Force Beretta ARX160 AEG

Published on March 13, 2014 by in News, Products

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Elite Force Beretta ARX160 Airsoft Guns are now available for Pre-Order on Airsoft GI. Check it out if you are looking for an AEG that takes M4/M16 mags but looks really futuristic and different from everything else. The Berreta ARX160 is a unique airsoft gun and a great addition to Elite Force’s impressive lineup of AEG’s. The Barret ARX160 Competition Variant is a part of Elite Force’s Elite line. Externally the upper and lower receiver are made out of a polymer material. The folding stock allows for easy storage or entry around tight corners. The four position retractable stock offers the user comfort when using their rifle. Also contained on the stock is a unique hinge system that allows the user to fold the stock without exposing the wires during combat. The monolithic upper rail allows the user to mount their optic at any given point for proper eye relief. Railed sections on the left, right, and lower portion of the gun are perfect for mounting flashlights, lasers, vertical grips, and other accessories. The ambidextrous fire selector, magazine catch, bolt catch, and charging handle offer the user flexibility when transitioning. Internally, the Berreta ARX160 features a heat-treated steel gear set, polycarbonate piston with a full metal tooth rack, polycarbonate piston head, brass cylinder, 7mm metal bushings on the spur and sector gear, 7mm bearings on the bevel gear, and micro switch trigger assembly for an instant trigger response. Overall this is another well built high performance airsoft gun right of the box.


Manufacturer: Elite Force
Model: ARX160
Muzzle Velocity: 360-370 FPS
Magazine Capacity: 300rds
Color: Desert

Polymer Upper and Lower Receiver
Monolithic Upper Rail
Functional Bolt Catch
Ambidextrous Fire Selector
Ambidextrous Magazine Release
Ambidextrous Bolt Release
Folding / Retractable Stock
Quick Release Outer Barrel
Micro Switch
7mm Bushings / Bearings
Polycarbonate Piston w/ Full Metal Toot

For more information visit Airsoft GI

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