Tradesoft is proud to present the fruits of co-operation with Templar’s Gear: tactical combat gear with the Finnish M05 camouflage! The aim of this co-operation is to fill a torso-sized hole in the Finnish gear market: before this, it was not possible to have a full combat gear set available with the domestic M05 pattern.
We had contemplated on acquiring M05 combat gear before, but had not found a suitable manufacturer before Templar’s Gear. The actual idea of this project was born in the fall of 2017 when the first Templar’s Gear products landed at our headquarters. After finding a suitable friend and partner in Poland, it was obvious that we had to present this gift to the airsoft/reserve forces/military/defence forces/SRA shooting communities and everyone interested in the Finnish camouflage pattern.
Ballistic collar – more encomppasing protection
Anyone who understands anatomy and combat technique knows that there often are situations in battle, in which the only visible part is the middlingly protected upper torso with many easily broken parts to boot. Templar’s Gear’s solution to this is a detachable neck-nape-shoulder cover! The collar is quick to detach and so it can be put on whenever there is a need!
Manufactured from 500 denier Foxdura
Attaches to the shoulder straps of a plate carrier just like any shoulder paddings do. Near the attachment flaps 1 × 3 PALS matrices, attachment spots for shoulder covers and openable loops for tidying up hoses and cables
Front part attaches with polymer clasps to the PALS loops on plate carriers and with hook to the collar itself.
Inner lining breathable 3D mesh
Weighs 160 grams
Compatible with the Inquisitor and the CPC. And nothing prevents sticking it to any plate carrier with shoulder straps that are 45 mm wide at most. With a bit of tinkering it can probably fit wider shoulder straps.
We haven’t tested it with protective materials inside, but here are the measurements to act as a guideline:
Shoulder parts: 31 × 9 cm. Shape somewhat resembles a banana
Nape part: width between the ends is approx. 58 cm when laid flat. Center part is approx. 14 cm wide and approx. 14 cm tall. Width of the “wings” is approx. 6 cm. Shaped like a V with the ends curving downward.
Neck part: width between the ends is approx. 30 cm when laid flat. Center part is approx. 9 cm wide, sides 5.5 cm. Shape somewhat resembles a banana
Materials & manufacturing
The Templar’s Gear M05 products are manufactured from the Finnish Foxa 500 denier Foxdura fabric by using laser cut technology, which enabled us to reduce the weight of the gear without compromising reliability. The material meets the Finnish Defence Forces' requirements for IRR protection and the other materials are also IRR treated. This means that the products can be safely used even in situations where you need to be hidden in an IR zone!
The laser cut PALS webbings are also extremely durable, because they don’t have stitches which are prone to wear and tear. Special attention has been paid to quality control in Templar’s pouches and gear, because a significant portion of the company’s customers are officials, whose safety and well-being might depend on the gear.
Conscription in Finnish military
Well, since someone’s going to ask anyway, let’s answer: we do not know if this gear can be used when you are in general conscription. If you want to be polite, you can ask your officer, if it’s okay to use your own gear. However, it’s usually easier to apologize later than to get permission. If necessary, we recommend you demonstrate the features of the gear, for example in an IR zone, where you can clearly prove that this gear has been made for military use and is not some Chinese knock-off.
Extended two-year warranty
Templar’s Gear products are granted a two-year warranty. In more concrete manner this means for example products sold on this spring will have warranty for two action packed seasons of airsoft, shooting or whatever you do with them.
Warranty covers all problems that should arise from defective materials or poor craftsmanship. Carelessness or misuse voids the warranty.