Designed and built in-house, PenCottCamo.com is the new central, brand-hub for the PenCott® family of camouflage patterns from Hyde Definition Ltd.
This is the first time that the PenCott® pattern family has had its own dedicated website, and greatly expands and improves upon the PenCott® pattern content that has been previously held on the HydeDefinition.com website. Among other enhancements, the new site features an in-depth look at the development of the patterns, what makes them so effective and where the name ‘PenCott’ comes from.
Another key highlight of the new site is the wide-ranging and ever growing gallery of submitted photographs showing the performance of the patterns in-the-field around the world. There’s even an interactive map of the world that lets you select to see photos of the patterns in use by country (and by state in the US).
A useful section of the site for Makers is the page covering the range of different PenCott® pattern fabrics and materials that are now available – as well as links to sources where they can be bought.
Consumers will find the full, up-to-date listing of PenCott® garment and gear producers – with links off to their websites – an invaluable resource for getting kitted up in PenCott®.
Finally, the Blog section of the site will present all of the latest news related to the PenCott® patterns, as well as additional original content relating to the field of camouflage history, design and technologies.
With the launch of the separate PenCottCamo.com site, the legacy HydeDefinition.com site will be revamped and refocused to cover the consultancy services and other camouflage projects that Hyde Definition works on.
Check out PenCottCamo.com today – and also don’t forget to follow PenCottCamo on Facebook and Instagram too.
UF PRO® has announced their new Striker HT Pants- the ultimate combat pants for hot environments. With the Striker HT’s special air flow system, state of the art knee protection, high-class fabric and component combinations and lots of other unique features, UF PRO® has yet again set the benchmark for modern high-performance tactical legwear.
AIR CIRCULATION SYSTEM
The Striker HT Combat Pants are equipped with a new and very “cool” air flow system. Mesh lined openings in the groin area, together with opening knee protector pockets generate a cooling air flow in your upper leg and groin area with every step you take.
3-LAYER KNEE PROTECTION SYSTEM
The Striker HT combat pants can be upgraded with two different knee pads:
- Flex- Pads offer reliable and comfortable protection against impacts and additional cushioning while kneeling
- Solid- Pads offer protection against penetration of sharp objects
Both layers are protected with a CORDURA® face fabric which provides extreme abrasion resistance.
Commando Shirt – GreenZone
The Commando Shirt retains the collar, Velcro-fastened shoulder tabs and Velcro cuffs of the standard issue shirt but incorporates additional ventilation holes under the armpits and expandable pockets on both arms. These pockets are the same size as the chest pockets and are set at an angle to enable easy opening .
The front of the shirt is fitted with the two chest pockets of the standard issue shirt, but with all buttons removed. The pockets open with two patches of velcro each, and are expandable in the same way as the standard issue shirt. The front of the shirt is fited with three 30mm wide strips of velcro as a central opening - all press buttons and zippers have been removed in order to remove pressure points against the body when body armor is worn.
Explorer Trousers – GreenZone
LK’s Explorer Trousers are an “action” trouser sewn to German quality control and military specifications and designed with special ops and law enforcement in mind. The trouser legs are panelled for better ergonomic performance over hips, seat and knees, whilst the lower hem is reinforced on the reverse side to reduce fraying and wear. The leg cargo pockets are triple pleated and deep enough to accommodate larger objects. They can also be opened from the top lid whilst standing or from the front seam with a zipper whilst seated or kneeling. The hip pockets are set at an angle to suit both top and side access and pocket ends are reinforced with extra stitching for durability.
The seat pockets are set closer to the sides of the leg for easier access, and also to reduce contents being squarely sat on. The front waist is closed with extra long hook and loop fastener for good adjustability across sizes, and the fly is military specification coil zip. The waist of the trousers is raised in the rear which helps to prevent belt bunching during crouching or squatting, and extra panels on the hips give the trousers more room in the rear so they do not ride down and expose your butt crack like standard trousers. The lower legs feature a less baggy, straight cut so that there isn’t extra fabric to flap about and snag when moving through low lying vegetation.
View the full selection of PenCott camouflage products at Flecktarn.co.uk for further details.
With this video series from UF PRO, we’ve been following an elite team of soldiers deployed behind enemy lines performing a hostage rescue operation…
In Part I the team conducted a clandestine HALO insertion into enemy territory. In Parts II and III we see their tactical procedures and the gear used when operating behind the lines, moving into a covert OP, conducting the assault and rescue, and then extracting to the EXFIL location.
PART 1: THE CLANDESTINE HALO INSERTION
PART 2: SETTING UP A COVERT OBSERVATION POST
PART 3: THE ASSAULT
The UF PRO® Silent Warrior Sniper Jacket and Trousers are the outer components of a multiple layer, highly specialized garment system for scouts and snipers.
Now also available as separate items, gear up with the Silent Warrior Sniper Suit in PenCott™ GreenZone.
Find out more here.
UR Tactical keeps the hits coming!
OPS GEN 2 Improved Direct Action shirt
Features a modified design and cut for better fit and comfort. The body area is constructed with cotton jersey knit material for T-shirt comparable comfort. The underarm area of the Gen2 IDA-shirt utilizes elastic material for a better fit and freedom of movement.
- Forearm low-profile pockets with zippers on both sides – providing extra storage for a map, range card, photos, or other small items
- Shaped elbows reinforced with 500D CORDURA that accept molded / removable elbow pads (included)
- Upper arm pockets with large Velcro Panels for patches, etc.
- High zip collar with quarter length zipper
- Cuffs have velcro closure
OPS Integrated Battle Shirt 2.0
The IBS has been completely re-cut and re-sized to provide a better fit, also incorporates stretch fabric in the armpit / shoulder blade area for greater freedom of movement.
- Top and side entry chest pockets for easier access while wearing body armor
- Slanted shoulder pockets with Velcro Panels for patches, etc.
- Shaped elbows reinforced with 500D CORDURA that accept molded / removable elbow pads (included)
To view the complete OPS Series PenCott line-up, visit ur-tactical.com on the web, or their Facebook page. UR Tactical are also looking for international dealers, to find out more, click on the link on their website.
Get ready for a high altitude infiltration with UF PRO…
Follow an elite team of European Special Operations soldiers as they deploy behind enemy lines to perform a hostage rescue operation. Discover their tactical procedures, and get an up-close look at the gear they use.
PART 1: HALO/HAHO INFILTRATION
UF PRO – The Professional’s Insight
Whether you’re a fan of HALO or not, there is a lot to enjoy in ‘HALO: Nightfall’. Of particular interest for us is that the Sedran Colonial Guard force in the movie wear battle dress uniforms in PenCott-BadLands™ camouflage pattern. So we did some research and made some screen-grabs to give you a closer look.
Insignia of the Sedra Colonial Guard. Image created by Sal of halofanforlife.com
The Sedran Colonial Guard is the primary military force of the remote Outer Colony of Sedra and is led by Colonel Randall Aiken, a former elite SPARTAN-II super-soldier. Many soldiers in the Sedran Colonial Guard are well-motivated and dedicated to the defense of their homeworld – as Private First Class Talitha Macer explains at one point; “We’ve lived in a state of perpetual war, surrounded by enemies. We were born fighting.”
Considering the temperate forested terrain of Sedra however, perhaps GreenZone™ would have been a more appropriate choice of camouflage…
Forested terrain around Sedra City on planet Sedra. (source: Halopedia)
The ‘HALO: Nightfall’ costume department created a distinctive look for the Sedran Colonial Guard troops by using BadLands™ Combat Patrol Uuniforms (CPUs) from Helikon-Tex, with a few cosmetic alterations. For Colonel Aiken’s uniform, and also for his close protection team, they used BadLands™ CPU trousers from Helikon-Tex paired with BadLands™ ‘Einsatzkampfjacken’ (‘Operational Battle Jackets’) from Leo Koehler. Besides some minor cosmetic changes, it also looks like the costume department ‘aged’ the uniforms with some sort of over-wash as well.
Hyde Definition’s cutting-edge PenCott-BadLands™ and PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage patterns continue to show up in interesting places – this time they are featured in Season 3 of the award-winning Netflix drama “House of Cards”.
Caution, this announcement carries a SPOILER ALERT…
Seen in a crucial and dramatic segment of Season 3; PenCott™ camouflage patterns are seen in use by ’Russian’ soldiers taking part in a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East. The Russian soldiers are seen wearing BadLands™ uniforms, whereas GreenZone™ uniforms are worn by the Russian officers and by Russian President Petrov. All of the PenCott camouflage uniforms used are the CPU (Combat Patrol Uniform) model made by Polish company Helikon-Tex.