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SHOT Show – The Velocity Systems Basha


Basha is the British military term, adopted from the Malay for a piece of kit that is used a general purpose tarpaulin; it can form a shelter, ground cloth, hammock or, used to wrap up in if the need arises. However, it generally does not incorporate the head hole found in a poncho. Velocity Systems gives us their take on the design. In addition to button holes every 2′ around the edge to attach cordage or bungees for erection, it also incorporates a handy hood in the corner so that it can be used as a poncho in an emergency. It measures a generous 115″ x 84″.

The Velocity Systems Basha is in stock in White and MultiCam as well as Kryptek Yeti and Mandrake with the camouflage showing in both sides.


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9 Responses to “SHOT Show – The Velocity Systems Basha”

  1. Toby says:

    This is awesome to see the old ways are always on a come back. Some times we just get too high speed for our own good and need to go back and rediscover the old tech sometimes never looses it’s value. Oh and had to post this part too-
    “or bungees for erection”………phrasing

  2. Luke says:

    interesting…I can see the advantage of not having a gaping hole in the middle of your emergency shelter, I can’t wait to see pictures of it worn over a backpack. You can definitely see the European half-shelter ancestry in this.

    wondering if the button holes instead of webbing tabs or grommets will turn out to be a good idea.

    • SSD says:

      This isn’t insulated and is designed as a tarp. The Mountain Serape is more of a quilt with a head hole.

  3. Raoul O'Shaughnessy says:

    No mention of material used, nor of its manufacturing origin. Kinda need that info.

    • Mike says:

      You could probably just ask them. If you mean the origin of the material, I would say dinosaurs. If you mean where it’s assembled I would venture to guess in Virginia, since that’s where Velocity Systems is located.

  4. Dw says:

    Raoul, the material and manufacturing are 100% made in the USA.

  5. Holger says:

    It would be nice if they actually posted the weight and material type on their website. It would also be nice if they actually responded to email inquiries about their products as well?