By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
May 30, 2016
Speaking of new Direct Action and Hyde Definition products at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), DefenseReview (DR) also really dug the Direct Action Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier and Hurricane Chest Rig/rifle mag (magazine) carrier/pouch panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone foliage green combat camo (camouflage) pattern. Direct Action’s systems approach to combat/tactical gear design is particularly evident in the DA Spitfire modular plate carrier, which can be configured in numerous ways, according to operator preference. For example, notice the lack of a back plate pocket/pouch on the display Spitfire DR photographed. The rear plate pocket can be added or removed very quickly and easily, per mission requirement.
DR saw part of Direct Action chief designer Adam’s presentation, in which he demonstrated DA’s quick release plate carrier, which we believe is the Spitfire, but we’re not sure. We’ll try to find out and update this article accordingly as soon as possible. Regardless, we liked what we saw of the quick-release system.
Defense Review would really like to run a DA Spitfire plate carrier/Hurricane chest rig/mag carrier panel combo at the range sometime for an actual hands-on review. In the meantime, enjoy all the GreenZone goodness in the pics.
Editor’s Note: Notice the nice combat/tactical hoodie jacket (also in Pencott-Greenzone camo pattern) underneath the Spitfire plate carrier in the photos. DR will try to find out the make and model. Also, per our previous article, Direct Action recently reached an OEM agreement with Tactical Tailor to produce Berry-compliant combat/tactical clothing and gear. Direct Action is based in Poland.
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