Last month, Drop Zone Tactical unveiled their Ops Pant, Hybrid Shirt, Recce Smock and Stubby Boonie Hat in PenCott-GreenZone camouflage at the 5th Annual Alberta Tactical Officers Association Competition. Today, the rest of us got a sneak preview too.
- Stubby Boonie Hat, Hybrid Shirt, Ops Pants – PenCott-GreenZone camouflage
Drop Zone Tactical’s legendary Recce Smock – now available in PenCott-GreenZone
Close-up of the Stubby Boonie Hat in PenCott-GreenZone
V765 Full-Zip Utility Pouch in PenCott-GreenZone
The prices for these items in Pencott-GreenZone are as follows:
Stubby Boonie Hat: $49.99
Hybrid Shirt: $119.99
3G Ops Pants: $199.99
Recce Smock: $399.99
To order any of these items, phone toll free (in the US and Canada) at: 1-855-464-1333. If you are in the Edmonton, Alberta area, visit the Check Point Charlie Survival Supply Show Room at 4915 68th Avenue.
Drop Zone Tactical have also confirmed that they will also stock PenCott-Badlands as of this autumn. Keep an eye on their Facebook page and website for further information.
SABRE® is the tactical clothing and equipment line brand from renowned German defence and law enforcement solution provider, JK Defence & Security Products GmbH. The SABRE brand offers military and law enforcement customers a full range of operationally-proven products for all climates, environments, and duties.
For the past several months, JK Defence has been offering PenCott-GreenZone and PenCott-Badlands clothing and gear to German and Austrian military and law enforcement special ops units, but not to the commercial market. However, due to the increasing popularity of and demand for the PenCott patterns, JK Defence has now decided to also offer PenCott clothing and gear on the commercial market as well.
Out of all the new commercial patterns on the market, JK Defence elected to offer Hyde Definition’s PenCott “mission critical camouflage” to their special operations customers becuase of its superior, proven, real-world concealment performance. PenCott is also the only non-German camouflage pattern in the SABRE portfolio.
The PenCott products are now appearing on the SABRE website (www.sabre-shop.de). Further details can also be obtained by sending JK Defence an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +49 (0)2152-1445-88.
Molay Uniform Division (MUD) is a young and innovative company run by a young, entrepreneurial, camouflage enthusiast located in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The company got its start reproducing various types of military issue designs in a wide selection of camouflage patterns to Indonesian and international airsoft players. Having quickly gained a reputation for providing durable, high-quality workmanship and a can-do attitude to customer service, MUD’s customer base has also begun to include real-deal tactical units as well.
Recently the company also began to introduce the PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns, together with their own range of clothing designs. The first example of this match-up is their “Echo Tac 1″ Jacket. The Echo Tac 1 Jacket is designed to be a lightweight tactical / bug-out jacket and boasts an impressive range of practical features.
- 2 large front pockets with an integrated internal knife pocket.
- 2 extra length sleeve pockets with large Velcro panel
- 2 hip pockets
- 2 inner chest pocket for documents
- 1 large rear Poachers’ Pocket
- articulated shoulders for ease of movement#
- adjustable hood with retention tab
- cord-locks operable with a single hand
- dropped tail to provide extra protection when crouching
- pit zip for ventilation
- heavy duty #5 YKK 2-way zipper
- Velcro-adjusted cuffs
- all plastic hardware and thread are US Mil-Spec
$185 US (PenCott patterns)
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SpecOpShop are offering their “Special Operations Uniform” in the PenCott Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern Family.
Our friends at the PredatorBDU blog posted a write-up that delves deeper into the special features of this innovative new combat / tactical uniform design. Check it out here.
Former Paratrooper, and Service-Disabled Vietnam Vet, Slangvel took his nickname / eBay trader name from the nickname given by South African paras to their distinctive local version of the traditional British Airborne Forces smock. “Slangvel” is Afrikaans for snake skin and was given to the smock due of its use of leather (later changed to canvas) as reinforcing material on the smocks pockets, shoulders and elbows.
An authentic original “Slangvel” smock will set you back a fair chunk of change – if you can find one for sale – but luckily (Mr.) Slangvel has started making modern reproductions of these iconic garments. The new ones are also being offered in a limited choice of solid colors and modern camouflage patterns, use 500D Cordura nylon for the reinforced areas, and will be available for sale soon on Slangvel’s eBay page.
One of the real highlights of the repro “Slangvel” smocks is that they will be available in the PenCott family of camouflage patterns. In fact, Mr. Slangvel was inspired right from the beginning of the project to use the PenCott-Badlands pattern as it would be such a great camouflage pattern for the type of arid terrain found in southern Africa.
And so without further adieu we present the first picture to be made available of a repro “Slangvel” smock from (Mr.) Slangvel….
And here is a close-up shot of the pocket detail, showing the use of “Badlands” pattern 500D Cordura as reinforcing material.
(Mr.) Slangvel also told us that he’s going to be making reproductions of the distinctive South African Airborne Forces helmet cover, and possibly the “Slangvel” trousers that matched the smocks as well.
Slangvel is also famous for his Recce-style boonie hats, M43-style field caps and repro African para caps – all of which are available in all three PenCott patterns as well.
Keep an eye on his eBay page for products and availability.
We got a set of great photos recently that showcase the effectiveness of the PenCott-GreenZone pattern being used in New Zealand rain forest terrain.
“Pattern-in-picture” and other types of computer simulations are all well and good, but nothing beats real photos of a camouflage pattern printed onto fabric, sewn up into uniforms and gear, and actually being used in the field.
Its interesting to note that this user deliberately left his face, hands, arms and rifle uncamouflaged in order to show by contrast how well the PenCott camouflage works.
More info (and photos) of the PenCott patterns can be found on the Hyde Definition website and on the PenCott Facebook page. The PenCott-Badlands and PenCott-Sandstorm patterns were also reviewed on Military Morons a while back.
To kick things off, here are some publicity photos of their new BS-2 Combat Shirt featuring the PenCott-GreenZone, PenCott-Badlands and PenCott-Sandstorm camouflage patterns.
The SPECOPS BS-2 Combat Shirt features ripstop NYCO IRR material for the sleeves, collar and zipper panels, whilst the body is made from POLARTEC PowerDry thermo-active and Fire Resistant material. The Combat Shirt (BS-2) matches the MBS-2 combat uniform standard.
All MBS-2 garments are sewn with AMANN threads, and use YKK zippers, and Velcro-brand hook-and-loop fastners. SPECOPS also features the use of D30 impact protection products in their combat clothing.
SPECOPS combat clothing in the PenCott patterns is being offered in Poland to both civilian and military clients – and is also currently undergoing field trials with Polish ISAF components in Afghanistan.
All SPECOPS items and uniforms will be available in PenCott in 2012 – and come with a 3 year SPECOPS Combat Warranty..