Strike-Hold! published a piece about the Polish company Helikon-Tex right before SHOT. They’ve now been around 35 years (just launching a new website last year, actually), and as the Strike-Hold! editor describes it,
The company has been steadily establishing itself in recent years as an innovative and forward-thinking provider of both tactical and outdoor clothing and gear. In fact, having a foot in both camps has enabled Helikon-Tex to establish a somewhat unique position in the space where the “tactical” and “outdoor” worlds overlap.
All photos courtesy of Helikon-Tex social media.
Though not as well known here on this side of the pond as more traditional “tactical apparel” or “contractor chic” companies, Helikon-Tex is beginning to make inroads on the market. Part of the reason for that is their expanding line of well-designed apparel.
Whether you call it “outdoor clothing for the tactical gentleman” or “tactical clothing for the outdoors enthusiast” one thing is clear, this is a growing market trend because not every outdoorsperson wants to pay through the nose for fashionista brands in garishly bright colors, and not every tactical operator wants to look like they bought their hiking gear from a surplus store… And then of course there’s the vibrant sector of security and close protection – where you need the features of tactical garments, but with a low-viz and non-tactical look.
As it turns out, Helikon-Tex has several shirts in their line-up, including a flannel.
You know how we feel about flannel.
Head over to the Strike-Hold! blog and get the full rundown on the Helkon-Tex Defender and MBDU shirts.
Helikon-Tex gear is available here in the US at a number of places, including:
•On Amazon (eligible for Prime): https://amzn.to/2EbuESd
•On eBay: https://bit.ly/2Ef2ENJ
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