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SHOT Show: Helikon-Tex Keeps Its Finger on the Shooter’s Pulse

Introducing new equipment within their product lines

At SHOT Show 2019, Helikon-Tex showcases many new products, which will include a whole range of innovative new shirts for tactical gentlemen in solid colours and plaid patterns, the Downtown backpack designed for covert urban operations, as well as their already well known best sellers from the Range Line – Training Mini Rig made in a special new melange colour option.

Helikon-Tex new shirts are designed specifically for guys looking for tactical features whilst maintaining low profile all presented in more convenient package. Both Urban and Patrol line shirts are packed with functional carrying space, though the former is much more discreet in the way it looks. “We at Helikon-Tex had feedback that users are looking for something more casual than a typical military shirt, but with all the tactical convenience. So we create shirts not only to visit the shooting range, but to wear daily. That’s why we came up with an idea of the MBDU Flannel Shirt,” says Jedrzej Mieszczak, Helikon-Tex Executive Vice President.

Helikon-Tex’ MBDU Flannel Shirt’s design is reliable in any tough situation: VersaStretch side panels give freedom of movement in dynamic shooting, strength is evidenced by refined details such as Canadian style slotted buttons sewn with strong tape. A set of full-storage pockets is there to keep all the necessary gear right by your hand. Loop panels to let you personalize it to your personal needs. All this is accompanied by UPF50 sun protection.

The Urban Tactical Shirt Helikon-Tex DEFENDER Mk2 City is made with elastic fabric – a mix of nylon and polyester with additional spandex to make it even more comfortable. Two layers of pockets are placed chest-high to provide you with great access to your pocket book, credit card and everyday essential gear. A mesh underarm ventilation system is there to keep you cool, and you’ll have your sunglasses handy too thanks to a little loop between the pockets.

The Helikon-Tex DEFENDER Mk2 Gentleman Shirt is a 100% low profile, elegant shirt that keeps all of the tactical features while looking convenient and discreet. It’s made with technically advanced polyester fabric that mimics thin cotton, dries quickly and keeps you cool. Full sized pockets and a sunglasses loop are there to provide you with everything you need at work and in formal meetings. The Defender Mk2 Gentleman Shirt looks great with casual pants and jeans, and can be paired with a sports jacket. Long and short sleeve versions are available to cope with any conditions.

Helikon-Tex’ Downtown Backpack helps yhe wearer blend in, becoming part of a crowd. It provides the tactical functionality you need to stay mission capable, but with a civilianised look that will keep you inconspicuous. Designed with a special compartment that holds a standard service pistol for quick draw accessibility, as well as internal storage for a laptop or other essentials, it’s the ideal choice for undercover operations.

One of the Helikon-Tex products for shooters deserving the iconic status is Training Mini Rig. Now available in nylon fabrics and melange colours like Melange Black-Grey, Melange Blue and Melange Grey. Whether you’re a professional competition shooter, a shooting instructor at a range, or just love getting out there and putting some lead downrange on your own time, being comfortable is important. That’s why – inspired by one of the most famous US tactical shooting instructors – we created the compact Training Mini Rig, which lets you carry important equipment more easily when you’re in the prone position, on the move, or taking up position behind a barrier. Having the Training Mini Rig, you’ll always have your flashlight or multitool at hand. Designed with numerous pockets for carbine and pistol magazines, a utility pouch for tackers or markers, exchangeable inserts, and even a small hanging pouch for a first aid kit, it’ll make you feel prepared and comfortable.

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