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Eric Linder Founder Team5

Q&A with Eric Linder, Founder of TEAM5

After over 20 years serving in the military and as a police officer, Eric Linder started the Team5 Foundation in 2010 with a simple mission. Deliver medical care to people in extreme conditions with no strings attached. Eleven years later the foundation has been on over 20 missions and treated tens of thousands of people in some of the most remote parts of the world. We caught up with Linder to learn a little more about his past, Team5’s recent deployments, and his no-nonsense take on the gear he tests in the field.

June 14, 2021
Massif Mill Technology

Massif Mill Technology

Massif was recently featured in a Popular Science article about the science of flame resistant (“FR”) gear. We appreciate that Popular Science came to us as experts in the field, because we see ourselves as a technology company that creates apparel—rather than an apparel company alone. What many people don’t know is that we develop the fabric technology, make our fabrics, and create all designs in house because we are owned by our mill, Antex Knitting Mills, in Los Angeles. The result is a unique relationship in the FR world which allows us to consistently push the technological envelope while maintaining the most rigorous FR and Military standards.

June 1, 2021
The Clipper Windbreaker from Massif®

The Clipper Windbreaker from Massif®

The Massif® Clipper Windbreaker, the lightest jacket we’ve ever developed, balances a soldiers' need for extremely lightweight gear with a feature set that makes it exceptionally battle-ready. There are specific attributes—like comfort in extreme conditions essential to help soldiers do their job. We built a windbreaker that reconciles this need with necessary features in a lightweight and packable build. The Clipper represents mastery in the art of simplicity.

March 15, 2021
  K-9 Veterans Day

K-9 Veterans Day

We love dogs here at Massif. Our original logo was based on the legendary life-saving breed, the St. Bernard. We appreciate the vital role K9s play in police, customs, and military operations here and abroad. Today is K9 Veterans day.

March 13, 2021
U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

The United States created the Naval Reserve on March 3rd, 1915, specifically to allow Navy Veterans to serve in anticipation of involvement in World War I.

March 3, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Thank you for bravely serving our country for the past 80 years, Coast Guard Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve was created by the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act on February 19, 1941.

February 19, 2021
Ever Heard of Four Chaplains Day?

Ever Heard of Four Chaplains Day?

The story of the four brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice in WWII in the winter of 1943 and became the namesake of Four Chaplains day is a powerful story of transcendence.

February 3, 2021
National Guard Birthday

National Guard Birthday

We at Massif would like to wish a happy 384th birthday to the United States National Guard and thank all active and former service members of this force that serves their communities and the entire country. On December 13, 1636, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem created a militia to protect the Massachusetts bay, which was the force that grew to what we now call the National Guard. That initial militia came from a proud history of militias that started with the Plymouth and Jamestown Colonies.
December 15, 2020
Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day

This Veterans Day, we’d like to offer a sincere and wholehearted thank you to all of the brave veterans who have served our great country. We take pride in honoring veterans at Massif and are thankful there is a national holiday paying tribute to both the living and deceased that have served in our Armed Forces. 

November 11, 2020
Happy Birthday U.S. Marines

Happy Birthday U.S. Marines

On November 10, 1775, Samuel Nicholas, the first commissioned officer of the First Continental Marines, enlisted the proprietor of Philadelphia, PA’s Tun Tavern; Robert Mullan became the first Marines Recruiter. The Tun Tavern was a popular bar on the waterfront and served as a perfect meeting place to raise two battalions of troops fighting both at sea and onshore—a new type of soldier in the Continental Army. Those first Marines immediately proved remarkably fierce and capable. In 1776, only a few weeks after they were officially formed as a fighting force, they dominated their first amphibious raid on a British gunpowder supply in Fort Nassau, Bahamas. . Two hundred and thirty-four Marines forced the surrender of British troops within minutes of landing on the island, taking control of key stores of gunpowder as well as cannons.
November 10, 2020
  • Eric Linder Founder Team5

    Q&A with Eric Linder, Founder of TEAM5

    After over 20 years serving in the military and as a police officer, Eric Linder started the Team5 Foundation in 2010 with a simple mission. Deliver medical care to people in extreme conditions with no strings attached. Eleven years later the foundation has been on over 20 missions and treated tens of thousands of people in some of the most remote parts of the world. We caught up with Linder to learn a little more about his past, Team5’s recent deployments, and his no-nonsense take on the gear he tests in the field.

    June 14, 2021
  • Massif Mill Technology

    Massif Mill Technology

    Massif was recently featured in a Popular Science article about the science of flame resistant (“FR”) gear. We appreciate that Popular Science came to us as experts in the field, because we see ourselves as a technology company that creates apparel—rather than an apparel company alone. What many people don’t know is that we develop the fabric technology, make our fabrics, and create all designs in house because we are owned by our mill, Antex Knitting Mills, in Los Angeles. The result is a unique relationship in the FR world which allows us to consistently push the technological envelope while maintaining the most rigorous FR and Military standards.

    June 1, 2021
  • The Clipper Windbreaker from Massif®

    The Clipper Windbreaker from Massif®

    The Massif® Clipper Windbreaker, the lightest jacket we’ve ever developed, balances a soldiers' need for extremely lightweight gear with a feature set that makes it exceptionally battle-ready. There are specific attributes—like comfort in extreme conditions essential to help soldiers do their job. We built a windbreaker that reconciles this need with necessary features in a lightweight and packable build. The Clipper represents mastery in the art of simplicity.

    March 15, 2021
  •   K-9 Veterans Day

    K-9 Veterans Day

    We love dogs here at Massif. Our original logo was based on the legendary life-saving breed, the St. Bernard. We appreciate the vital role K9s play in police, customs, and military operations here and abroad. Today is K9 Veterans day.

    March 13, 2021
  • U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

    U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

    The United States created the Naval Reserve on March 3rd, 1915, specifically to allow Navy Veterans to serve in anticipation of involvement in World War I.

    March 3, 2021
  • U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

    U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

    Thank you for bravely serving our country for the past 80 years, Coast Guard Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve was created by the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act on February 19, 1941.

    February 19, 2021
  • Ever Heard of Four Chaplains Day?

    Ever Heard of Four Chaplains Day?

    The story of the four brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice in WWII in the winter of 1943 and became the namesake of Four Chaplains day is a powerful story of transcendence.

    February 3, 2021
  • National Guard Birthday

    National Guard Birthday

    We at Massif would like to wish a happy 384th birthday to the United States National Guard and thank all active and former service members of this force that serves their communities and the entire country. On December 13, 1636, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem created a militia to protect the Massachusetts bay, which was the force that grew to what we now call the National Guard. That initial militia came from a proud history of militias that started with the Plymouth and Jamestown Colonies.
    December 15, 2020
  • Veteran's Day

    Veteran's Day

    This Veterans Day, we’d like to offer a sincere and wholehearted thank you to all of the brave veterans who have served our great country. We take pride in honoring veterans at Massif and are thankful there is a national holiday paying tribute to both the living and deceased that have served in our Armed Forces. 

    November 11, 2020
  • Happy Birthday U.S. Marines

    Happy Birthday U.S. Marines

    On November 10, 1775, Samuel Nicholas, the first commissioned officer of the First Continental Marines, enlisted the proprietor of Philadelphia, PA’s Tun Tavern; Robert Mullan became the first Marines Recruiter. The Tun Tavern was a popular bar on the waterfront and served as a perfect meeting place to raise two battalions of troops fighting both at sea and onshore—a new type of soldier in the Continental Army. Those first Marines immediately proved remarkably fierce and capable. In 1776, only a few weeks after they were officially formed as a fighting force, they dominated their first amphibious raid on a British gunpowder supply in Fort Nassau, Bahamas. . Two hundred and thirty-four Marines forced the surrender of British troops within minutes of landing on the island, taking control of key stores of gunpowder as well as cannons.
    November 10, 2020