becauseguns.com recently commissioned photographer Benny Levin to lense a photo shoot for Agilite gear featuring IWI firearms and Israeli supermodel Michel Idan. (Click here for more revealing images.) Israeli Special Forces and US Army veterans created Agilite to supply tactical gear to Special Operations units, and law enforcement and search and rescue teams. It’s now available online to the general public. The company’s products are designed to be agile and light. (Hence Agilite.) Their unique selling point . . .
The gear’s made for what Agilite calls “non-permissive environments.” “Israel is a place that has never been able to take its guard down and that has had to innovate to survive,” the comnpany’s website asserts. “Agilite products get battle-tested long before they are released to the public, under conditions where there’s little margin of error.”
Agilite’s an up-and-comer in the tacticool market. In 2012, they kicked-up their commitment by acquiring Shiltex, Israel’s National mil-spec narrow textiles company. Shiltex supplied the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with premium quality equipment and components since before the Six Day War (1967).
Agilite’s $329 K3 Plate Carrier [above] is their latest lightweight plate carrier. They designed it for the IDF to fit their “Hashmonai” standard-issue ballistic plates. Pouch set variants incude M203 and Negev machine gun set ups. By the way the Mepro Mor Meprolight is NOT on backwards.
Agilite’s $84.95 Mat-Evac litter [above] is a combination camping and shooting mat and rescue litter that rolls-up for easy transport. Made from military Nylon and high-density closed-cell foam, it can support up to 700 pounds of [hopefully not] dead weight. You can have any color you like as long as it’s OD green.
Agilite supplied Ms. Idan with $100 Numa ballistic eye protection. Battle tested? “I am a military contractor deployed in Iraq,” a testimonial on their website reads. “I was working at the Justice Ministry when it was struck by a car bomb. I am thankful that I was wearing my Point Ballistic Numas at the time. The debris came from all over the place, no matter where one was standing. It was horrible. My hearing is somewhat gone, my insides still hurt – but my eyes are intact, and that is a good day for me.”
Agilite is looking to expand into the U.S. market in a big way. We’ve asked them for some samples to test. If there’s any product on their website that you’d like us to put through its paces, please leave your suggestion in a comment below. We thank them and becauseguns.com for sharing these images with us. RF reports that he can now die a happy man.