Hell of a good start…

T. Civico received his Hoplite Training Armour™ right before the Christmas holidays. While most of us we’re eating, drinking and being merry, this hardcore dude decided to take his new gear for a spin.

Here’s some pictures and the great testimonial he sent in:

“In reality-based training you need multi-purpose gear that allows you to bring your students as close to a real life force encounter as possible. Spartan Training Gear has achieved this with their Hoplite Training Armour. It’s a new breed of force on force suit. It’s clear that in building the suit, they took the best from other suits, none of the ‘bad’ and created a suit that allows the operator to train with speed, agility and force without a bulk that would inhibit movement. The Hoplite Training Armour is lightweight and greatly reduces the risk of injury while still allowing the user to feel the attack and not create a superman mentality.

The Hoplite gear not only delivers in performance but in style , being the most aggressive, warrior-styled suit I’ve ever seen. Every one in my department that saw me train in mine is asking where they can get one.”

Manitoba, Canada

Prepare for glory…

As Spartan Training Gear™ prepares for the imminent launch of its Hoplite Training Armour™ line in January 2011, the only thing left to do is put this bad boy to the test. We need to make sure it’ll live up to the name ‘Spartan’ and is ready to take punishment from the best soldiers, cops and fighters in the world.

So when one of the most highly respected S.W.A.T. teams in North Carolina agreed to try it out, we jumped at the opportunity. Here’s some pics from the training and a testimonial from the team leader.

I have been in law enforcement for 22 years and a S.W.A.T. team member/leader for 20 of those. I have had the opportunity to train and work with law enforcement (municipal, sheriff, state and federal agencies) as well as all branches of the military, including many or their elite units. In doing so, I have been exposed to several types of training gear, including Red Man & High Gear. Having been given the privilege to Test and Evaluate the Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear, I have found it to truly be the next step in the evolution of training gear.  Not only does It provides coverage, protection and mobility during hard core scenario training, it also lends comfort and fit that allows for extended wear (i.e. multiple martial classes and sparring as well as role player demos).

Lieutenant (Police and S.W.A.T.)
Law Enforcement and Military Trainer