By: Fifty Shades of FDE
I met with the guys at Wild Things Gear, who make high quality gear for extremely cold weather conditions. Their primary customers are from the Special Operations Community to fit their specific needs who requested gear to fit the climates that they were working in. Their products aren’t for everyone, it’s made with a purpose for those who need to be able to function in conditions that most people don’t ever go to.
They came out with the Shadow Watch Kit that focuses on the needs of those in static roles that need to stay warm. These include snipers, observers, artillery troops, JTACs and others with similar mission objectives. Wild Things Gear got a lot of insight from Jim Gilliland, founder of Shadow 6 Consulting in developing a core kit that includes eleven parts that includes a duffel bag that stores it all.
The Shadow Watch Kit consists of:
Power Stretch®: Expedition weight 1⁄4-zip pullover top, watch cap and shorts for packable, next to skin warmth without the bulk.
Activet Flex Jacket: Highly breathable hooded jacket designed for the mobile warrior. Full stretch, DWR/ NIR, and high abrasion resistance.
Soft Shell Pants S.O.: Fleece lined, 4-way stretch pants designed with performance, durability, and warmth. Gusseted crotch and articulated knees provide enhanced comfort and movement.
Wind Shirt | Wind Pant: Extremely compressible and highly versatile wind shirt and pant made of 30D nylon with DWR/NIR protection.
Survivalist Poncho: PU coated nylon poncho, also functions as shelter or ground cloth – 56” x 87”.
Knuckle Roaster-FR: Packable hand warmer and storage. Allows user to maintain hand dexterity in the coldest environments.
Shelter/Poncho Liner: Quilted DWR nylon liner for use as an insulated blanket or poncho liner – 72” x 96”.
GOAT Bag: 57L duffel bag to keep the kit organized, protected and ready to go.
I got to see all of the contents during my meeting with the guys from Wild Things Gear and it was definitely high quality with a lot of thought put into every piece.
If you’re at SHOT 2019, you can visit them in the NEXT Pavilion #N-117. If you’d like a private meeting like the one I was in, please call 828-421-4349 or 757-513-0445.
The Shadow Watch Kit is available now.
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