By David Crane
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December 30, 2013
Back in early September (2013), DefenseReview (DR) published a piece on the Renegade Armor/FirstSpear Maritime Assault Plate Carrier System with flotation capability. Well, we forgot to publish the quick follow-up on the FirstSpear FR Combat Shirt, which is designed with kevlar aramid fiber sleeves for abrasion and flame resistance, and "super-stretch FR material" on the armpit for flexibility. The kevlar aramid fiber on the sleeves is perforated for maximum passive air flow, and the soft FR material on the torso portion of the shirt looks very comfy.
So, the First Spear FR Combat Shirt is manufactured with first-rate materials and looks well designed, but Defense Review hasn't run one under our plate carrier or around town, yet (because we don't have one), so we don't know how comfortable it actually is.
We also managed to snap some shots of a pretty cool FirstSpear tactical jacket (kind of a half-jacket)/anorak at booth, but we don't appear to have any video on it. Maybe we'll follow up this piece with a short blurb on it.
DR doesn't know whether or not the combat shirt is available yet, nor do we know the price on it, so give FirstSpear a call to find out.
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