REVIEW – Crossfire GP Jacket
ITEM: General Purpose Jacket
MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia
A modern general purpose smock/jacket based on the venerable M-65 design.
Posted in Civilian, Clothing & Footwear, Crossfire, Military, Wet Weather by 22F with 1 comment.
REVIEW – VERTX GUNFIGHTER SHIRT
ITEM: Gunfighter Shirt
A budget priced, yet functional uniform shirt for high-performance usage whilst still maintaining suitable professional uniform appearance for agencies.
Posted in Civilian, Clothing & Footwear, Military, TAQ, Uncategorized by 22F with no comments yet.
SITE VISIT – Australian Defence Apparel (ADA)
We have some exciting news to share here at Packs and Beyond:
Our latest Trip Report.
Posted in Civilian, Clothing & Footwear, Military, Packs & Webbing, Trip Log by 22F with 4 comments.
REVIEW – OV Innovations UP Belt
PRODUCT: UP (Under Pack) Belt
MANUFACTURER: OV Innovations
A slimline, light-weight pants belt intended to integrate with equipment worn over the top, such as a pack harness.
Posted in Civilian, Clothing & Footwear, Military by 22F with 2 comments.
REVIEW – Source Cupron Military Sock
ITEM: Cupron Military Sock
MANUFACTURER: Source Military
A technical sock, individually fitted for each foot that incorporates extra padding and refinements to the design compared to normal socks.
Posted in Clothing & Footwear, Crossfire, Gear by 22F with 5 comments.
INDUSTRY NEWS – ATS
Our friends at ATS (check them out HERE) have been really busy over the last few months, as you can deduce by the news releases they keep putting out.
The latest news from the ATS Team is that have added a new division to the business.
I’ll let them explain:
Posted in Blog, Civilian, Clothing & Footwear, Military by 22F with no comments yet.
REVIEW – SORD LIGHT FIELD ANORAK
ITEM: Light Field Anorak
MANUFACTURER: SORD Australia
As the name implies, this is an anorak. It’s designed to be a mid or outer layer for wear during cold conditions in static locations.
This garment has been graciously supplied by SORD.
I have received no financial compensation for the review of this item. I have done the review (like many with supplied equipment) with the proviso that I will be painfully honest in my assessment of this item.
The Light Field Anorak has had limited field testing due to real life getting in the way.
Posted in Clothing & Footwear, Military, SORD Australia by 22F with no comments yet.
REVIEW – Columbia Interchange Softshell
ITEM: Interchange Softshell Jacket
MANUFACTURER: Columbia Sportswear Company
A softshell jacket from the Titanium line. Intended for double duty for outdoor or high end streetwear in a civilian setting.
Posted in Civilian, Clothing & Footwear by 22F with no comments yet.
REVIEW – Vertx Multicam Smock
ITEM: Multicam Smock
A next generation offering of the classic combat smock.
The traditional combat smock made of a cotton or NYCO blend of material, is intended to be a windproof (but not waterproof) garment to allow some protection from colder conditions yet allow breathability during high activity periods.
This iteration of a combat smock from Vertx is not only windproof, but waterproof as well, due to it’s highly technical material that stops water droplets on the external surface, yet allows water vapour to pass through to prevent the wearer being struck by hypothermia.
Posted in Clothing & Footwear, Military, Military Gear, Wet Weather by 22F with 6 comments.
REVIEW – Wild Things Lowloft Jacket
ITEM: Low Loft Jacket
MANUFACTURER: Wild Things
A lower loft, quilted parka intended as a warmth layer in a suite of cold weather clothing.
Posted in Clothing & Footwear, Military, Military Gear by 22F with no comments yet.