Based on a Naval Special Warfare design, the Mayflower R&C APC (Assault Plate Carrier) represents an evolution in Mayflower’s growing lineup of innovative products and solutions for the military athlete.
Despite being designed as a more “overt” plate carrier with exterior mounting options, we’re still classifying the APC as low-profile due to the versatile form-fitting nature of the design, the significant range of motion the end user is capable of and the lightweight nature of the 500D Cordura construction.
Today we’ll be taking a look at the brand new APC in both the following written review and corresponding video review below. [Read More…]
If you’re not familiar with OC Tactical’s incredibly-detailed custom gear manufacturing, we hope to change that with this review.
We’ll be highlighting a few of the great custom items that OC Tactical currently produces and what’s setting them apart in this industry.
I’ve been personally working with Mike from OC Tactical to produce some custom items, as well as working with him through ITS Tactical to develop a pouch for our ETA Kit. [Read More…]
If you’re looking for a simple, lightweight, low-profile chest rig look no further than the 215 Gear Recon Series Mod Chest Rig with Pockets.
Today we’ll be walking you through the rig, highlighting the features, material and the unique self-adjustment H Harness system that sets this apart from many rigs on the market today.
We’ve also included detailed photos and a video review below where we talk through our thoughts on the rig and how it worked for us. [Read More…]
We know you guys have been eagerly awaiting our Camo Comparision II results, and today we’ll be releasing our preliminary comparison images.
We’re asking for your help to cast your vote on which four patterns you find to be the most effective in the terrain locations below.
As there are close to 200 images contained below, we need to narrow them down into the four most visually effective patterns before we release the further analysis on each of those respective patterns. If you remember from our previous article on Target Detection and Identification, there are many other ways to analyze a pattern other than what the naked eye sees.
Without further adieu, we present our preliminary Camo Comparison II images and look forward to your feedback. Please cast your votes in the polls at the end of each location. [Read More…]
Why not top off the day with a trifecta of Camouflage news, and announce our next Camo Comparison!
Later next week, I’ll be heading down to Big Bend National Park with my friend Jack from The Survival Podcast to not only take the next round of comparison photos, but also to work on some collaboration articles we’ve been talking about doing.
This next comparison will forgo solid colors and feature MultiCam, Mirage, A-TACS, Pencott, Desert MARPAT, Woodland MARPAT, SAF Digital (Singapore), UCP (ACU), Three Color Desert, and Japanese Flecktarn.
We’ve been working closely with Rian Rossouw, who is well known in Camouflage circles, to bring on board some testing procedures that will not only evaluate the different camouflage uniforms on what you’d feel would work the best in the environment, but will also evaluate colors and micro/macro patterns.
We’re excited about the next round of testing, and can’t wait to bring you the results!
During MAROPS (Maritime Operations) the right gear can make all the difference in the world. Operating around a water environment demands a different level of performance from the gear you’re used to running and gunning with.
Typical MAROPS involve the transition of men and equipment, usually via Zodiac F-470, in an OTB or Over the Beach insertion. Having to move equipment around water calls for complete waterproofing, no simple water-resistant stuff.
Whether this is via the Zodiac, also known as a CRRC (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft), or carried with a Swimmer Scout pair preceding the main element, your equipment must stay dry and usable in these conditions.
In our MAROPS Gear Review series, we’ll be reviewing what we feel is some of the best equipment out there for maritime use. Today we’ll be focusing on Watershed Dry Bags. [Read More…]
The fifth day of giveaways continues in honor of the 1st Anniversary of ITS Tactical!
We’re giving away an awesome prize package every day for a week straight, to say thank you to all our readers! Don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be coming to the party in May!
So what can you win today? [Read More…]
We’ve been huge fans of Zulu Nylon Gear ever since we first stumbled upon Joel’s posts here in the early days of ITS.
Today we’d like to review the 2nd Generation of the first video gear review we did on ITS, the Mega Admin Pouch.
Zulu is a company with a true passion for the industry, attention to detail and one that directly listens to customer feedback.
This is clearly evident by noting the features of the new Mega Admin Pouch. [Read More…]
Citing the Army’s decision to start issuing MultiCam to deploying troops in Afghanistan, Bulldog Tactical has just issued a press release stating that all their gear will now be available in MultiCam.
The Bulldog Tactical Mirage pattern, which you may remember from our Camouflage Comparison, isn’t going anywhere. We are, however, curious to find out if they’ll offer their unique uniform designs in MultiCam as well.
Check out the Press Release on their Facebook Fan Page here.
Rob over at Military Times GearScout has confirmed the initial announcement by Soldier Systems that the Army has approved Multicam for use and will begin issuing ACUs (Army Combat Uniform in Multicam) to deploying Afghanistan troops this Summer.
This is huge news for not only our troops, but for the Tactical Gear Industry as well.
We’re looking forward to reading an article that Mike Rinaldi of Custom Gear Report tweeted about writing, on how the change will effect the custom gear industry and small business.
Multicam is definitely not taking the Army by storm and will be gradually rolled out. The initial push will be to those deploying in July, followed by those currently deployed in OEF. [Read More…]