MultiCam made a small but exciting appearance at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Military Appreciation race in San Diego a week ago thanks to Mechanix Wear. The original MultiCam pattern graced the mechanic’s pit boards of former champion #22 Chad Reed of TwoTwo Motorsports and reigning champion #1 Ryan Villopoto of Monster Energy Kawasaki. It’s worth noting that Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Operation Homefront are hosting an online auction of gear worn that night by 10 riders including James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Reed and Villopoto. Go HERE to place your bid. Auction ends February 21st.
As we posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages during Shot Show, Mechanix Wear has unveiled their new MultiCam line of tactical gloves. Mechanix is the leader in high performance hand protection across many industries and especially now in the military and LE markets. We have worked hard with Mechanix and Duro Textiles over the past year to make these gloves a reality and are excited about their Spring 2014 release. See the Tactical Distributors’ interview about the gloves at Shot Show and scroll down for more info.
Lightweight and dexterous, the FastFit® provides service members with an unbelievable fit and easy on/off flexibility. The anatomically cut two-piece palm eliminates material bunching for maximum control and improved manual operation. Breathable TrekDry® material with MultiCam® transitional camouflage form-fits to the hand for a comfortable fit in any environment. A convenient nylon cord loop is positioned beneath the wrist to be secured to the soldier’s personal equipment.
The Original® glove revolutionized the hand protection industry with its versatile design and has faithfully served its users ever since. Durable synthetic leather extends the life of the glove and breathable TrekDry® material with MultiCam® transitional camouflage form-fits the top of the hand. The Original® provides unmatched fit, feel and functionality so the operator can focus on what lies down range.
The M-Pact® protects service members against common impact and abrasion injuries in the field with flexible Thermal Plastic Rubber on the fingers and knuckles. MultiCam® transitional camouflage is incorporated into the knuckle guard for complete back-of-hand disguise. The uniquely designed Impact Guard™ protects the knuckle and frees the index finger for smooth trigger guard entry and mobility. We incorporated high-impact PORON® XRD® cushioning in the palm for relief when the soldier is fully engaged.
Bloomingdales and the NFL have teamed up with top fashion designers to raise money in support of the NFL Foundation, a charity dedicated to promoting health and safety in sports for youth around the country. MultiCam friend and designer, Mark McNairy, was asked to design one of the 48 helmets and we are honored that he chose our pattern for such a great project. The good folks at HGI hydrographics dipped the helmet in the Original MultiCam pattern before Mark did his thing. There are 7 days left in the auction so get your bids in.
Sorry for the lack of updates but we have been gearing up for Shot Show next week at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. We will be showcasing the new patterns Arid, Tropic, Alpine and Black at the booth, unveiling new products from some great brands and raising money for military charities with our auction items and the Hot Shots calendar girls. Stop by booth number 32403 and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates of all the action. See you in Vegas!
We have had a lot of inquiries as to when apparel and gear in our new patterns will be available from their favorite manufacturers. Fabric from our exclusive printer, Duro Textiles, is currently in development and manufactures can expect to purchase Alpine, Arid and Tropic fabric around the time of Shot Show next month. MultiCam Black NYCO will be available in March however Black 500D Cordura is available now. See the above image for more information and click it to purchase MultiCam Black Cordura from Duro today.
MultiCam® is the combat-proven solution for concealment when operating in widely varied and mixed terrain. While MultiCam® is suited to an extremely wide selection of environments, we have developed three new patterns that are optimized for narrower areas of operation. These new patterns work well with the primary MultiCam® pattern to meet the needs of these extreme environments, thus expanding the performance envelope of the MultiCam® family to cover nearly every possible environmental condition. The MultiCam® patterns can be used alone or in conjunction with each other to meet nearly any operational requirement.
The same user now has more system-level options. For instance, a MultiCam® chest rig can be paired with a MultiCam Tropic™ uniform for a known jungle deployment. Similarly, a MultiCam® vest and pack can be paired with a MultiCam Arid™ uniform for activity within an open sand and rock desert. MultiCam Alpine™ is best suited for any environment encountering significant snowfall, while MultiCam Black™ is designed to offer domestic agencies a distinct and authoritative presence suited to law enforcement operations.
The MultiCam® patterns were developed to provide maximum effectiveness across diverse operating environments with a minimum logistical burden. The patterns all have distinct roles but are designed to work together as a system to meet the needs of nearly any operating environment, all while helping the wearer do so with the least amount of kit possible.
THE MULTICAM® FAMILY OF PATTERNS CONSISTS OF:
MultiCam®: The base – the original combat-proven pattern that offers the widest range of environmental effectiveness – ideally suited for apparel & gear that must be employed throughout mixed or varied environments.
MultiCam Arid™: A pattern intended for open sand and rock – ideally suited for apparel when working exclusively in bright open desert terrain.
MultiCam Tropic™: A pattern intended for deep verdant jungle use – ideally suited for apparel when working exclusively in a dense jungle environment.
MultiCam Alpine™: A pattern intended for snow-covered areas – ideally suited for over-garments and gear covers when/where snow cover is present.
MultiCam Black™: While not a geographically-based pattern, MultiCam Black™ gives law enforcement groups a sharp and authoritative presence suited to domestic L.E. operations where projecting a strong and distinct image is a critical concern. MultiCam Black™ is designed to complement a wide range of existing armor and gear colors (for instance, green or black vests both look well-matched when paired with MultiCam Black™ uniforms).