GEAR FOR THE GOOD GUYS...

Airsoft Action|July 2020

GEAR FOR THE GOOD GUYS...
AT SHOT IN JANUARY, BILL GOT TOGETHER WITH THE FOLKS FROM HELICON-TEX TO CHECK OUT THEIR NEWEST GEAR. INTERNATIONAL READERS MAY ALREADY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME AND THIS POLISH MANUFACTURER OF TACTICAL GEAR AND CLOTHING HAS BECOME A GREAT PARTNER FOR AIRSOFT ACTION - A RELATIONSHIP THAT CONTINUES TO GROW! BILL HAS BEEN CHECKING OUT THEIR LATEST GARMENTS AND DESIGNS.

When it comes to creating a hard-wearing and functional clothing system you really have to work with manufacturers you can trust and for many of us, one of the “go-to” brands for this is Helikon-Tex from Poland. Trousers and shirts, waterproof and breathable jackets, fleece jackets and headgear are all available within their range.

Helikon-Tex was established in 1983 and has been producing clothing for the military, emergency services and the police since then. When Helikon-Tex was established their business was mainly concentrated on military surplus sales. However, changing trends and a fast-changing market in the mid-nineties demanded a new direction for them and, in 1999, they decided to start their own military and security clothing production.

The range that they now offer is proof that their decision was the correct one, as they now offer a really comprehensive (and ever-expanding) selection of uniforms, tactical and outdoor clothing, backpacks, boots and equipment that have gained recognition amongst professional users, soldiers, law enforcement officers, survival and outdoor enthusiasts all over the world and each and every year their offering drives forward with new designs.

I always look forward to visiting their stand at trade shows, as undoubtedly there will be something improved or even brand new to see. The range is absolutely huge these days and they offer all their clothing and gear in multiple colorways; should you need camouflage they work with some of the most up to date, cutting edge patterns available but if your “airsoft AO” is such that you need to run “low key”, then you’ll also find muted hues ideal for tactical situations.

“A “GREY MAN”, AS THE NAME IMPLIES, IS A PERSON THAT CAN EASILY BLEND INTO THE CROWD AND THE PERFECT OPERATOR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A “GREY MAN”, BEING ABLE TO AVOID DETECTION EVEN WHEN SURROUNDED BY OTHER PEOPLE.”

They also work very closely indeed with technical fabric manufacturers, so when it comes to getting real performance from your clothing system, then Helikon-Tex can pretty much guarantee they will have what you are looking for and if you visit their website and check out their “Partners” page you’ll see exactly what I mean!

I’m pleased to say that we have a really superb working relationship with the team at Helikon-Tex and even during these “challenging times”, they’ve been in constant contact with us, sending us over test garments and gear and their “operational tempo” seems to be as brisk as ever. What you need to realize here folks is that any manufacturer needs to be working well ahead of the curve given the fact that it takes some serious time to develop an entire range of gear. HelikonTex are working constantly with both their own “brand ambassador” program and with professional users around the globe each and every day. What we’re seeing as finished product today has been, quite literally, “in the mill” for some considerable time and their longevity as an experienced manufacturer gives them the ability to be not just “on trend”, but to set that trend themselves!

NEW, IMPROVED, AND BANG ON

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July 2020