While many people may not be familiar with the Berry Amendment, it is a driving force behind the way we operate at Massif; from the components and materials we source to the manufacturing partners we carefully select to work with. The collective years shared among the employees on the Quality and Compliance team in the military industry brings a wealth of knowledge to Massif and our subcontractors regarding the Berry Amendment. We are the first to understand that, like any other statutory requirement, the continued education surrounding the Berry Amendment is key to ensuring compliance and maintaining our success.
Massif is a brand focused on building gear that is durable and able to protect users’ lives. We chose to highlight Oregon National Guard 1st Lt. Lexi McRobert because her service highlights that sentiment.
One of the key factors in our ability to manufacture the highest quality gear that performs in the most punishing environments is our tight supply chain here at Massif. We maintain that control using our extremely close relationship with our parent company Antex Knitting Mills— we develop and manufacture most of the fabrics that we use for Massif gear in their Los Angeles, CA based mill.
This article focuses on the history of one of the most prolific mountain rescue dogs and how that breed connects with Massif’s brand roots.
FEATURING CHARLES SEXTON: MASSIF’S DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GOV’T SALES
Starting this month, Massif will begin using Big Voice as a platform to help you get to know the passionate people behind our brand. Instead of traditional profiles, we asked our team how they wanted to be introduced and worked with them to give you a more rounded out view of their personalities. Our first team member highlight is Director of Business Development and Government Sales, Charles Sexton. Put simply: Charles is an absolutely solid guy. He is easy to get along with, a hard worker, dependable, and is refreshingly straightforward about his opinions. Charles is also a total gear head. We asked him to break down his five favorite pieces of gear. We feel like his choices of kit tell a lot about the man using them.
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.
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.
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.