Frequently Asked Questions and Abbreviations
Abbreviations and Terms
CORDURA® Fabric - is one of the most respected brands, retailers and militaries around the world use when they need to make a product that’s durable, versatile and reliable. Constructed using high tenacity fiber technologies, weight for weight, CORDURA® fabrics are exceptionally durable. The fabric is also lightweight. CORDURA® fabric also NIR compliant.
DWR coating - DWR (durable water repellent) is a coating added to fabrics at the factory to make them water-resistant (or hydrophobic)
Velcro - Velcro is a fabric hook and loop fastener
Duraflex - Made by Woojin Plastic based out of Korea. Duraflex is the world's leading brand in plastic buckles & accessories for the outdoor sporting goods industry.
NIR (Near-infrared) - Management technology that is used to help prevent detection by night vision devices. NIR compliant gear uses a special fabric that allows the equipment to appear at the same radiation level as the surrounding terrain. Which is making them more difficult to detect.
YKK Zippers - The worlds largest zipper manufacturer. High Quality and rugged zipper.
Combat Vent System (CVS®) - An innovative ventilation system used in backpacks that provided increased comfort for their users. Made of contoured foam profiles with multiple air channels that are combined with airy mesh. The CVS® keeps the pack off the back which enhances air circulation preventing heat build-up and sweating while the stiff foam ensures comfort and stability.
Molle/Pals System - Modular lightweight load-carrying Equipment. The current generation of load-bearing equipment. The system is derived from the use of PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) which is webbing for modular pouch attachment. The Molle/Pals system we use is laser cut into the fabric.
EDC - is short for Everyday Carry. What you would normally carry with you on an everyday basis.
PayPal - An online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders. PayPal is one of the world's largest internet payment companies.
MultiCam® - The MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. After many successful evaluations, after being proven in combat, and after becoming the officially issued pattern of the US Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam® is the proven multi-environment concealment solution.
The PenCott™ - Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern Family currently includes the following variants:
- GreenZone™ - for verdant temperate, tropical and semi-tropical terrain
- Badlands™ - for dry, upland, bush land, semi-arid and transitional terrain
- Sandstorm™ - for arid, scrubland, barren and desert terrain
- Snowdrift™ - for snow-covered terrain
PenCott™ was the first family of patterns to be readily-available on the commercial market, and has been proven effective with operational users around the globe.
Kryptek Mandrake™ - Only the strong survive beneath the canopy where the shadows deepen and the surroundings are dense. Kryptek Mandrake™ is designed for those regions where success or survival depends on your ability to become one with your domain.
Kryptek Highlander™ - Specially designed for those geographical regions and elevations that are varied. Kryptek Highlander™ increases stealth when pursuing a wide range of quarry in mixed terrain.
Camogrom - The first camouflage developed by Helikon-Tex. It's origin is few years back, when it's become clear that classic woodland and desert camouflages are not enough becouse of dynamic changes on the battlefield. The need of transitional camouflage led to creating Camogrom®. But instead of many other transitional camouflages, Camogrom® was not directed to desert colors, but rather to those in Europe. So it consists more of greenish tones, and is a bit darker than other camouflages. Thanks to this, Camogrom® is more universal - it can be easily used in greenside ops, but also in desert and transitional areas. The other important feature of Camogrom® camouflage is that it can be easily used with additional gear or clothing in one of most popular camouflages - Crye MultiCam®.
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