Back in 1990 a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his ruck tore and crashed to the ground. At that critical moment of utter gear failure the SEAL vowed to create his own line of high-quality gear – if he survived – and he did survive, which is why we now have Blackhawk. Blackhawk is a company whose roots run red, white, and blue, and the drive and dedication of the company’s founder persists in the superior quality of their product line. At SHOT Show, Blackhawk showcased a number of new items including the following:
Blackhawk Diversion Rolling Load Out Bag
This bag isn’t just Captain America strong, it’s capable of holding a 200-pound load and has survived all sorts of rigorous testing including the moment one was drop-kicked from the side of a helicopter hovering above the Afghan desert by a Delta Force operator. You have to love the versatile external frame, because you can easily remove the bag itself and use the frame as a hand cart, but my favorite feature is the clever base compartment where a rifle can be stowed virtually undetected. The rifle certainly won’t be noticed, and that alone makes this bag pretty amazing in my opinion.
BLACKHAWK!® takes the award-winning Diversion® line of bags and packs to a new level with the cavernous Diversion Rolling Load Out Bag. This heavy-duty load out bag features a hidden, padded full-length firearm compartment with a muzzle pouch and retention straps. Now you can secure your rifle in a discreet-looking bag that can also pack up to 200 pounds of gear. The bag is endlessly customizable with S.T.R.I.K.E. webbing and loop panels for attaching and organizing accessories. Like all Diversion bags, it comes in common color schemes and an everyday design that enables secure and safe transportation.
New Blackhawk Boots
Blackhawk has three boots featured for 2015, one of which is a renewal of an old favorite.
Blackhawk Ultralight Boot
BLACKHAWK!™ Ultralight Boots are light and fast, yet incredibly rugged even in the most demanding terrain. They feature a durable and easy-to-use Speed Lace Toggle and offer industry leading CORDURA, Vibram, Dri-Lex
Blackhawk Ultralight Side Zip Boot
Blackhawk Black Ops V2 Boot
A fresh take on a classic boot.
And a few extra peeks at Blackhawk’s SHOT booth:
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