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By July 28, 2006No Comments

NORFOLK, VA (July 28, 2006) BlackHawk Products Group™, the world leader in tactical gear, take tactical gloves to the next level with the HellStorm S.O.L.A.G.™, Fury™, and the Fury Commando™. HellStorm gloves are now at the forefront of glove technology featuring the newest high performance materials combined with design functionality resulting in an evolutionary advancement that significantly enhances fit, function and durability.

The S.O.L.A.G with NOMEX® and the S.O.L.A.G. with KEVLAR® now have an ‘over-wrap’ design on the fingertips. This design eliminates the seam on the fingertips and enhances the tactile ability, important for operating equipment and firearms, and prevents the wearer’s fingernails from wearing through. All leather has been upgraded to a specially treated goatskin leather from the world famous Pittards™ Tannery in England. The palm leather has been treated with ARMOR TAN™ and WR100X™ treatments. The back of the hand leather is WR100X treated. WR100X instills the leather with a water resistance which keeps the glove soft after repeated exposure to water and/or perspiration. ARMOR TAN is a chemical process by which the leather fibers are encased in ceramic for a 25% greater abrasion resistance. Ergonomically molded 4mm EVA foam padding has been added to the back of the hand and fingers for increased protection. The fit of the glove has been greatly improved with to fit longer fingers and provide for a better thumb position which improves dexterity while reducing stress on the glove seams. All models now have a nylon web loop on the palm side of the glove to allow easy donning and attachment to carabineers. The back of the hand hook and loop closure have also been moved upwards to eliminate the gap found on previous models. The S.O.L.A.G. with NOMEX or KEVLAR are available in black, olive drab, coyote tan and now come in sizes small to XX large. MSRP is $69.95.

The synthetic S.O.L.A.G. and S.O.L.A.G. ½ Finger models also feature all the new fit improvements of the S.O.L.A.G with NOMEX or KEVLAR. In addition the palm material has been upgraded to a double layered, ergonomically cut Clarino™ synthetic leather that dries quickly and performs exceptionally well in wet conditions. Available in black and in sizes from small to XX large, the S.O.L.A.G. MRSP IS $44.95 and the ½ Finger is $39.95.

The Fury with NOMEX, Fury with KEVLAR and the Fury Commando with NOMEX and Fury Commando with KEVLAR also have undergone design improvements including the ‘over-wrap’ feature, Pittards Goatskin with ARMOR TAN and WR100X treatments, ergonomically placed 4mm molded EVA foam padding, improved finger and thumb fit and nylon web loop for easy of donning and attachment to carabineers. The Fury with KEVLAR or NOMEX is available in black, olive drab and coyote tan in sizes from small to XX large for an MRSP of $74.95. The Fury Commando in KEVLAR or NOMEX is available in black, olive drab and coyote tan in sizes from small to XX large for an MRSP of $67.95.

About BlackHawk:
BlackHawk Industries Inc. founded in 1993 by President and CEO Mike Noell, is recognized as the world leader in supplying tactical equipment to the military and law enforcement markets. Mike was trained as a US Navy SEAL and incorporated that experience and discipline in building a company dedicated to designing equipment for the preservation of life under the worst extremes.

BlackHawk Products Group was formed in 2003 to accelerate the pace of introducing new best-in-class products to the performance oriented tactical market through intensive internal R&D initiatives and selective acquisitions. Since 2003, BlackHawk™ has acquired Masters of Defense® Knife Company (MOD), Delta Design Group, Jungst Scientific, Dynamic Entry®, All Season’s Apparel, and Wildfire Warrior™. Acquisitions in R&D and manufacturing capabilities resulted in BlackHawk’s groundbreaking launch of the CQC™ holster line and SERPA Auto Lock™ technology, an all new HydraStorm® line and MOD’s new line of BlackHawk Blades™. BlackHawk created new divisions for new product groups such as Night-Ops™ for illumination tools, Warrior Wear™ for apparel, and BlackHawk Law Enforcement for duty gear. In 2006, BlackHawk entered the shooting sports and hunting markets employing the skills and the knowledge learned from over a decade of successfully supplying the law enforcement and military markets.