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So you are in the market for nylon gear, but you don't know where to begin?

This thread should help steer you in the right direction. You'll find everything you'll need from reviews, pics to actual buying.

Enjoy! Add your links, reviews and opinions.

Gear reviews, pics and news:

http://milspecmonkey.com/
http://www.militarymorons.com/
http://soldiersystems.net/
http://kitup.military.com/

Gear manufacturers:

http://www.cryeprecision.com/ (The Gold Standard in gear and inventors of Multicam)
http://www.aresarmor.com/
http://www.easi-corp.com/
http://www.esstac.com/
http://www.beezcombatsystems.com/
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Backpacks-c12.htm
http://www.mayflower-rc.org/
http://www.tacticaltailor.com/
http://www.highspeedgearinc.com/
http://www.tacticalassaultgearstore.com/
http://www.first-spear.com/
http://www.eagleindustries.com/home.php
http://www.diamondbacktactical.com/
http://www.londonbridgetrading.com/
http://www.veltye.com/home
http://www.bdstacticalgear.com/default.cfm
http://www.marztg.com/index.html
http://prostores2.carrierzone.com/servlet/emdomusa/StoreFront (Asian made, but very good quality)
http://www.tyrtactical.com/
http://www.us-palm.com/
http://www.paracletearmor.com/
http://www.usgruntgear.com/index.html
http://www.velsyst.com/our-products/products.php
http://www.specopsbrand.com/
http://www.specopstech.com/home.html
http://www.camelbak.com/Military-Tactical/Packs.aspx
http://www.atlanco.com/ (Also known as Tru-Spec)

Gear on an E1's budget:

Condor Outdoor Products, Inc is a company that fabs nylon gear in the USA, Korea and China.
Condor is not BERRY compliant and not in the GSA catalog. Quality is below a London Bridge or a Tactical Tailor. They are a licensed Multicam dealer.

http://www.condoroutdoor.com/index.aspx

Gear Dealers:

http://www.skdtac.com/
http://www.greygrouptraining.com/
http://www.atstacticalgear.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?display=home
http://www.onesourcetactical.com/tacticalnylongear.aspx
http://www.tacticaldistributors.com/
 

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Gotta say camelbak makes good stuff too. I have one of their tactical backpacks. served on many patrols and never once has it given me a single issue. very comfortable and tons of storage space
 

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I second that. I loved my camelback tactical bag. That helped alot when the heat index was 150ish. Stitching and zippers held up well. Specopsbrand.com is great too. Lifetime warranty. Had a sharkbite wallet 5 years. They replaced it when he putter plastic id card holder cracked.
 

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i have spec ops admin pouches/kangaroo pouches...whatever you wanna call them. I kept my nvgs, batteries, etc in them. they held up well too. the small one i have is perfect for nvgs and batteries and a few other small items and it doesnt take up too much room on your kit
 

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I love spec ops knife pouches and sheiths. They are adjustable for the length of the knife. He flashlight holders have a blue filter in the grommet under it. The way they fasten is nice. If they get snagged they don't easily unsnap. A bit of a pain to attach tough.
 

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I love spec ops knife pouches and sheiths. They are adjustable for the length of the knife. He flashlight holders have a blue filter in the grommet under it. The way they fasten is nice. If they get snagged they don't easily unsnap. A bit of a pain to attach tough.
Same here. I have the smaller SpecOps knife sheath with pouch(multicam). I have a Leatherman Wave in the pouch(fits perfect) and took out their crappy sheath insert it came with and stuck my Fallkniven F1 sheath and all in it(fits perfect) and used the screw grommet to hold the sheath in. Favorite knife/tool setup.
 

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i bought a tactical soft shell jacket from Condor a few years ago and its been great. holds up really well and its really warm. i cant speak for their other products, but the jacket was solid. this is the one i bought - http://www.condoroutdoor.com/602_Soft_Shell_Jacket.aspx
 

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The condor looks like the new TAD jacket.

The TAD and Condor jacket are based on the PCU level 5 softshell issued by the Army and made by Patagonia I believe.

I tried to get my supply NCO to get one for me, but pretty much only 19th SF can get them where we are. Very lame.


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I bought on to see if I'd like the set up before looking into investing in a TAD Lightweight and I still use it. Very durable and of surprising quality. Thinking about just picking up a spare and using them (I think I'd still be under what it would cost for 1 TAD jacket). Condor is a replica version and I'm sure that the quality will be night and day.

+1 for Condor
 

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i wore a TAD during the winter portion of my last tour and i i have to say that it was amazingly warm, comfortable, and tough
 

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In fairness, the TAD jacket is just a knock off of any number of technical soft-shells out there by Marmot, North Face, Patagonia or pre-LEAF Arc'teryx.

Go into any REI or EMS and you'll see many items that tactical clothing makers have cloned and sold to the shooting community and military community at an incredibly inflated price.

I came into shooting after about ten years of back packing. I've been running technical fleeces and shells for years. Mixing the two with shooting was a perfect match. Breathable, wicking, durable, water repellent, lots of pockets

At the time though, lots of shooters were running these funky looking fisherman vests and lots of wool and cotton cotton gear, which is horrible for outdoors activities. The shooting community has caught up, but the prices they are paying for "tactical" brands is ridiculous when you literally could get an equal or better jacket at http://www.backcountry.com on clearance all year long.
 

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Hey

Good Day !!!

I would like to introduce ourselves as one of the world’s most vertically integrated company having its own ability to weave from yarn (Kevlar from Dupont USA) to the finished product in-house. We offer a complete solution for personal protection which includes Personal Body Armour Ballistic vests, ballistic helmets, Hard Armour Plates, Bomb Blankets, De-Mining Suits and Armored Vehicles, etc. It also undertakes customization for body armors based on the requirement of customer.


Hope above gives you an idea for our range of our products.
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