CTRL® MS1 powered by e-Tint®

When you need ballistic eye protection, there are plenty of options.

But when you need ballistic eye protection with electronic transition capabilities, the CTRL MS1 sets the standard.

The CTRL® MS1 eyewear powered by e-Tint® is the only Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) approved military ballistic eye protection on the market with on-demand electronic tint.  CTRL® Eyewear allows fast movement in and out of light without the need to change lenses or take hands off your weapon.

The MS1 includes both manual and automatic modes and has custom adjustable light-sensitive settings.   CTRL® products also meet or exceed all other APEL parameters, including impact-resistance, durability,  ballistics, and optics.  The MS1 lenses are anti-fogging, 100% UV blocking, and include fail-safe features that turn the lens clear in the event of power loss.

The CTRL® MS1 satisfies multiple demands during performance, including safety, control, and convenience.  The patented, award-winning liquid crystal e-Tint® technology enables the user to change from light to dark tint in less than 1/10th of a second.

  • Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) approved
  • Exceeds U.S. Military eyewear ballistic impact resistance requirements (MIL-PRF-32432A)
  • Matte black frame and smoke lens
  • Instant electronic tint change in < 0.1 of a second
  • Sleek open-face frame design
  • Hands-free (Auto) mode
  • USB-rechargeable
  • Adjustable fit to maximize comfort
  • Fail-safe to clear
  • Prescription mount available

Specifications:

SIZE:
Regular Lens, Base 7.5

LIGHT TRANSMISSION:
≥ 61% to ≤ 18% (smoke lens)

OPTICS:
MIL-PRF-32432A

LIGHT SENSOR:
Silicon Photodiode

WEIGHT:
~1.6 oz. / ~45 grams

FRAME MATERIAL:
High Impact Nylon TR90

LENS MATERIAL:
Polycarbonate

BATTERY TYPE:
Lithium Polymer (with charge protection)
USB Rechargeable, 50 mAh, 3.7 V

BATTERY LIFE:
500 charge cycles (retain 80% + capacity)
Usage time: > 70 hrs. (typical usage ON 8 hrs. per day)
Charge time: up to 2 hrs. (from a fully depleted battery)Storage time: Average of 3 weeks

OPERATING TEMP:
Operating: -10° to 45°C (14° to 113°F)
Charging: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)

STORAGE TEMP:
-10° to 45°C (14° to 113°F)

 

 

Product Description

SPEEDWhen seconds count, your Eyewear should enable you to react instantly. In any environment, walking into a darkened building or stepping into the glaring sun, the CTRL® MS1 adjusts faster than any other eyewear on the market. Switch the tint manually utilizing the on/off power button.  Or go hands-free and switch automatically in less than 1/10th of a second.

CONTROL: Tinting that responds to your command. The CTRL® MS1 can operate with a simple press of a button or in the hands-free mode that you can adjust to your preference. With a built-in light sensor that you can program to your exact needs, this Eyewear is the next-gen solution for today’s warriors.

SAFETY:  When focus is mission-critical, CTRL® MS1 is in your corner. The split-second tint change in hands-free mode leaves you free to concentrate on what matters when entering buildings, tunnels, or any shadowed area. When your Eyewear actively adapts to changing light conditions, there is no need to lift your Eyewear or mechanically shift the lens, leaving your eyes unprotected in dangerous, fast-paced situations.

The Eyewear is built to survive stringent U.S. ballistic impact requirements and has been impact tested to ANSI z87.1 for use in military and tactical operations. The high-quality optics of the lens meets MIL-PRF-32432A standards, in addition to anti-fog and 100% UV blocking. Equipped with a fail-safe mechanism to ensure your safety – in the event of a loss of power, the lens will automatically go clear.

CUSTOMIZE: CTRL® MS1 utilizes several versatile features that allow you to enhance your experience. The Eyewear includes adjustable nose pads and temple arms to allow for a comfortable and customized fit. The hands-free (auto) mode will enable you to tailor the point at which it tints to adapt to your specific needs and can be reset anytime your needs change in only a few seconds. Both the e-Tint® and clear lens are interchangeable, giving you greater flexibility.  Furthermore, a prescription lens mount is available to enhance your sight even further!

KIT CONTENTS:

  • Matte Black Frame and Nose Piece
  • Smoke e-Tint® lens
  • Clear Lens
  • Hard Case with Belt Clip
  • Micro-USB Cord
  • Microfiber Carrying/Cleaning Bag
  • Retaining Head Strap
  • e-Tint® Charger Pack
  • Anti-fog Solution
  • UPLC Compatible Nosepiece
  • Quick Start Guide & Owner’s Manual

 

Performance Base Layers

When it comes to completing tasks at hand, clothing choices directly impact that work’s quality and efficiency. What was once considered a simple matter of comfort is now understood that properly layered clothing systems affect performance. Modern base layers are multi-faceted performance garments that lay the foundation for a clothing system, and the folks at Massif® have set the bar high. Their base layer collection keeps the wearer comfortable and dry and protects from heat and flame exposure.

Cool Knit®– Lightweight

The perfect base layer, Cool Knit®, aggressively wicks sweat away from your skin, keeping you cool and preventing saturation. The lightweight four-way stretch retains its shape over time and is highly compressible for easy stuffing when you’re living out of a pack. Constructed with DuPont™ Nomex® brand fiber – the first flame-resistant fiber selected for use in military uniforms. DuPont™ Nomex® fibers carbonize and thicken when exposed to the intense heat of a flash fire, creating a protective barrier that reduces or prevents burn injuries. The Cool Knit is so soft and comfortable that you’ll forget it is Flame Resistant (FR).

Nitro Knit – Lightweight

The Massif® Nitro Knit base layer with 37.5™ technology offers no-melt, no-drip protection for day-to-day activity. The extremely lightweight and breathable fabric works with body heat to dissipate moisture keeping you dry and comfortable. These next-to-skin base layers have a performance fit and multi-dimensional stretch for ease of movement and layering.

Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) – Lightweight and Midweight

The PCU is the moisture-wicking, next-to-skin layer in the complete PCU survival system. Developed for USSOCOM, Massif® utilizes Polartec® Power Dry® to provide superior wicking action, an ergonomic design for exceptional fit, smart seam integration to eliminate pressure points from stacked seams, high breathability, quick-drying, and comfortable next-to-skin. You’ll want this Non-FR layer in your kit.

Inversion – Lightweight and Midweight

One-touch and you’ll be sold. A few cycles of wear, and you’ll be touting your new favorite base layer. The Massif® Inversion base layers utilize an advanced tri-blend yarn system that provides unparalleled performance across multiple environments. This unique blend plus the addition of spandex generates an improved range of motion, superior comfort, and remarkable recovery for after-wash durability with no unsightly “bag outs.” Sweat is rapidly wicked away from your body through a premier moisture-management system scientifically engineered for fast dry times. This moisture-management system results in a highly breathable garment that allows you to focus on your mission.

HotJohns® – Midweight

The HotJohns® base layer is a versatile piece worn next to skin or over a Massif® Cool Knit® layer. The design is streamlined for easy layering and is highly breathable, wicking moisture away from the skin, keeping you warm and dry even when you’re working up a sweat. Extra length in the back keeps the torso tucked in without excess bunching. Constructed with DuPont™ Nomex® brand fiber, HotJohns® will be a favorite in your layering system.

Flamestretch®– Heavyweight

Massif’s warmest base layer incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® brand fiber is an insulating layer worn over Cool Knit® and HotJohns® garments. Flamestretch® fabric is highly breathable while trapping heat to keep you warm and comfortable. When operating in cold conditions, these ultra-soft and incredibly comfortable garments are the ideal choices.

MASSIF EARNS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE APPROVAL FOR WOMEN’S-FIT 2-PIECE FLIGHT SUIT FOR ALL NON-EJECTION SEAT PLATFORMS

Massif, a world leader in flame-resistant clothing for the United States Military, today announced a new branch-wide approval from the United States Air Force for its women’s-fit 2-Piece Flight Suit for all non-ejection seat platforms.

 

This is further affirmation of Massif’s long-standing commitment to providing the best-fitting garments for all end users. Massif prides itself on purposeful clothing design with a high level of detail that syncs with the real-life needs of its end-user, for maximum performance in the field.

 

Over the last decade, there has been a steady growth of women in the military, particularly in aviation, with women making up 20.2% of the Air Force and 19% of the United States Navy (according to 2018 statistics). Massif recognized this growth early on and has, over the last several years, intentionally developed a line of women’s fit clothing that provides the best in comfort and performance for female service members.

 

“We know that for a team to perform well, their gear needs to perform well. That means optimal comfort and functionality for each specific individual on that team,” said Darci Knobel, Vice President of Customer Experience. “We have always been laser-focused on making sure our clothes fit and perform their best for all end-users, and have made a concerted effort to be at the forefront of providing performance garments designed specifically for women. Today’s news is further validation of our commitment, having already received approvals from the United States Navy for the women’s-fit 2-Piece Flight Suit, and approvals from all branches, including the United States Coast Guard, for our women’s-fit base layers.”

 

Massif’s 2-Piece Flight Suit was designed from direct end-user feedback across multiple branches and multiple platforms. Massif wanted to enhance the capabilities of the modern aviator and aircrewman with innovative design features unique to our garments. The original

 

patented attachment system in the suit was built to allow flexibility and movement between the jacket and pant while still aiding coverage in flash events.

 

Massif recently launched a short documentary film in their Massif Film Series titled “Love the Mission,” highlighting Captain Lexi McRobert, Operations Officer, G/1-189 AVN. Captain McRobert is a great example of the company’s mission to design and develop garments for women who serve.

 

“The days of women having to wear men’s uniforms are over,” said Knobel. “The example of Captain McRobert in our latest short film is a great one. Like nearly every woman in the military, she was issued a men’s flight suit. Wearing our women’s-fit 2-Piece Flight Suit allowed her to feel and perform her best. We are proud to provide the option for all service members to have the best-fitting gear to keep going and perform at their highest level.”

 

 

For more information on Massif, visit www.massif.com, or see what the company is up to on Instagram and Facebook.

High-Performance Tactical Apparel

XGO® is a leading provider of tactical high-performance base layer & apparel, located in  North Carolina (just a few miles west of Fort Bragg). Since 2005, XGO has been proudly providing the best next-to-skin base layers to the US Military, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, and First Responders.

 

XGO® utilizes a ‘vertical’ model of manufacturing in full compliance with the Berry Amendment.  Every aspect of the manufacturing process is in localized facilities in the USA. Localization and vertical manufacturing allow XGO® to maintain “hands-on” quality control, speedy delivery, and superior customer satisfaction while providing the best possible products and value.

 

XGO® offers two collections; Performance and Flame Retardant (FR). Within each collection, there are five Phases. Each phase represents the weight and suggested temperature range.

 

Performance:

Phase 1 – Lightweight (40 – 100F)

Phase 2 – Midweight (20 – 50F)

Phase 3 – Super Midweight (10 – 40F)

Phase 4 – Heavyweight (<40F)

Phase 5 – Heavyweight + (<30F)

 

FR:

Phase 1 – Lightweight (40 – 100F)

Phase 2 – Midweight (20-50F)

Phase 3 – Midweight Stretch (40 – 100F)

Phase 4 – Heavyweight (<40F)

 

Within each phase, you will find styling offerings, examples of offerings are: t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, zip mocks, boxers, long-john bottoms, and accessories. Everything XGO sells incorporates Acclimate® Dry Moisture Management (wicking/drying) and Ag47® Anti-Odor/Anti-Microbial treatments. From the frontlines to the field, regardless of the environment and temperature, XGO has you covered. The goal of XGO is your comfort and focusing on the mission at hand.

 

 

Alpha A10 FR Neck Gaiter/Face Mask

XGO FR Phase 1 Alpha A10 Lightweight Neck Gaiter is constructed using a patented industry-leading lightweight FR blend of Modacrylic & FR Rayon. The FR is inherent and built-in at the yarn level, meaning it will not wash out and provide no melt/no drip protection for the life of the garment. Acclimate® Dry moisture management, and Ag47® anti-microbial/anti-odor will keep your face protected, comfortable, and odor-free. Clean Seam® flat seams provide a comfortable contoured next-to-skin fit that fits close to the face and neck but does not constrict.

 

Gear Specs

  • Fabric: Patented blend of Modacrylic & FR Rayon
  • Weight: 4.8 oz/sq. yd / 136 grams
  • Layer: Next-to-Skin
  • Sizing: One Size Fits All
  • Fit: Contoured Fit
  • Length: 10” / 25 cm
  • Temp Range: Warm to Warmer temps/environments

 

Features

  • Inherently FR At Yarn Level – FR Protection For Life Of Garment
  • Superior Acclimate Dry Moisture Management
  • Ag47® Anti-Microbial Protection
  • UPF UV Protection – 25+
  • Clean Seam® Next-To-Skin Comfort, Durable, Breathable & Won’t Shrink
  • Tagless label
  • 100% USA Made & Berry Compliant

 

This product is 100% Made in the USA, Berry Compliant, and is available in Tan 499.

 

 

 

Alpha A10 Performance Neck Gaiter/Face Mask

XGO Phase 1 Performance Alpha A10 Lightweight Neck Gaiter uses high-performance 100% Acclimate Dry Polyester Eyelet Mesh. Lightweight, superior moisture management, incredible next-to-skin comfort, and durable.  Acclimate® Dry moisture management, and Ag47® anti-microbial/anti-odor will keep your face protected, comfortable, and odor-free. Clean Seam® flat seams provide a comfortable contoured next-to-skin fit that fits close to the face and neck but does not constrict.

 

Gear Specs

  • Fabric: 100% Acclimate© Dry Polyester – Eyelet Mesh
  • Weight: 4.0 oz/sq. yd / 114 grams
  • Layer: Next-to-Skin
  • Sizing: One Size Fits All
  • Fit: Contoured Fit
  • Length: 10” / 25 cm
  • Temp Range: Warm to Warmer temps/environments

 

Features

  • Superior Acclimate® Dry Moisture Management
  • Ag47® Anti-Microbial Protection
  • UPF (Sun Protection) Rating – 35+
  • Clean Seam® Next-To-Skin Comfort, Durable, Breathable & Won’t Shrink
  • Tagless label
  • 100% USA Made & Berry Compliant

 

The product is 100% Made in the USA, Berry Compliant, and is offered in colors: Tan 499, Black, Coyote Brown, and OD Green. 

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