armor

  • Marines buy portable armor that comes in a flat pack

    Marines buy portable armor that comes in a flat pack

    This is strangely cool. A defense contractor developed a type of steel reinforced armor that could replace the basic sandbag encampment. The armor assembles extremely quickly and is resistant to bullets, grenades, and IED blasts. It also takes about 10 minutes to put together without tools. It really is amazing the new technology that is coming out for the military. Read More

  • Plate Gauntlets? That'll be 59 gold please.

    Plate Gauntlets? That'll be 59 gold please.

    Every notice it's really hard to find good deals on plate armor these days? What with kevlar and carbon fiber being the next big thing in personal protection, what if you just want some old school steel to wear? Read More

  • Practice safe photography.. aways use protection!

    Practice safe photography.. aways use protection!

    Fresh out of Japan, is the new SNUG iT PRO from Delkin. Now, you might have seen other, similar silicone camera cases from other companies, but what makes this one slightly more exciting is that it’s one of the first brands to support the Nikon D90 and Canon 50D. It’s scheduled to be released into the wilds of Japan on December 19th, however there is no word as of yet about the U.S. Read More

  • Real examples of Iron Man-like power suits

    Real examples of Iron Man-like power suits

    Iron Man comes to us next week, and we are stoked bloggers. Sure, this isn’t a movie site, but we’ve moved beyond just gear into the CrunchLifestyle, and that includes all things awesome like Iron Man himself. Live Science has put together a neat little gallery and run-down of real-life Iron Man-type power suits that actually exist, including the HAL and Sarcos XOS exoskeletons. This… Read More

  • Suit of plate armor found at Salem bus stop

    [photopress:Original.jpg,full,center] If you’re in Salem, Oregon, and you left a full freakin’ suit of armor at a bus stop, the local police would like to have a word with you. You’ll need some proof of ownership to claim it. Really, though, if you lose a suit of armor, you don’t deserve a suit of armor. Read More

  • This Is Iron Man's Armor? WTF!

    This Is Iron Man's Armor? WTF!

    The Iron Giant I know, I know. This has nothing to do with gadgets or gear, but I know many of you have an interest in the upcoming Iron Man movie. Well, I guess it does have to do with gadgets. Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor is constantly evolving and kicking more ass with every mod, so what was revealed at Comic-Con is baffling. It looks more like the The Iron Giant doesn’t it? The… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Spyder's Liquid Armor Suit

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Spyder's Liquid Armor Suit

    Spyder, as they usually do, had some pretty wicked stuff on display, but I was drawn to the d3o ‘liquid armor’ suit. I know the technology isn’t new, but it’s still cool to see it being integrated into performance clothing like the ladies d3o Freeryde armored suit, picture after the jump. If you’re a racer then the d3o suits could save your forearms from nasty bruises… Read More

  • Badonkadonk Tank: Yours for Only $20K

    Badonkadonk Tank: Yours for Only $20K

    Thank God for Digg. Sure, some of its users are noisy, know-nothing nerds, but without it, how would we ever discover gems like this? It’s a land cruiser tank of some sort under the name JL421 Badonkadonk. Yes, Badonkadonk. Its top speed is 40 mph and appears to actually be available for purchase for the reasonable price of $20,000. You’d have to be making Jobs-level money to afford… Read More

  • Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Troy Hurtubise, famous for his bear-proof suits, recently made headlines for developing a Halo-inspired anti-ballistic suit. After spending $15,000 and several years developing the suit, Hurtubise had hoped to sell the design to some military hoping to protect its troops in hostile situations. Suit features include a head-guided laser pointer, the whole bullet deflection thing and a handy… Read More