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Warrior Expo – Armageddon Gear

For those of you unfamiliar with Armageddon Gear, it’s a small business run by SGM Tom Fuller (USA, Ret). A longtime member of the Ranger community, Tom retired as the Sergeant Major of the Army Marksmanship Unit. As you can imagine, he is a precision rifle shooter and has come up with some very cool products related to that endeavor.

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But the thing that caught my eye is his Personal Use Sleep System Pad (you figure it out). Designed initially for troops in Alaska, it utilizes a radiant heat barrier that helps mitigates radiant heat loss. In fact, when placed in between a Soldier’s bivy sack and sleeping bag, they’ve measured an 80 Deg F internal temp after one hour in a -28 Deg F ambient air environment. That’s impressive.

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To do this, Tom went out and looked for the right insulation for the job. He’s a pretty smart guy and he did two other things with this pad that aren’t offered on other models. First, he integrated a side release buckle strap system that integrates directly with the exterior of the rucksack. The 1000D Cordura exterior combined with closed cell insulation construction of the pad means it won’t get a hole while attached to the pack. Additionally, he incorporated a strip of non-skid material on the pad so you won’t slide off in the middle of the night.

Berry Compliant, the PUSS Pad is available in a variety of colors.

www.armageddongear.com

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5 Responses to “Warrior Expo – Armageddon Gear”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    This sounds like a great idea! I sure wish I’d had something like that when I trained in Alaska back in the mid ’80′s….

  2. RJ says:

    Armageddon Gear’s carbine sling is pretty awesome. At first glance it’s “just another adjustable two point” but then you notice the bungee built into the right area to make it comfortable to carry and easy to mount, and you notice (at the end of the day) how much you DON’T notice it. The bungee is also very handy when you prone out and want to crank down on the sling, you dont feel like you’re wearing a strait-jacket but you feel very stable.

    Looking forward to seeing whatever else they come up with.

  3. Levi says:

    What is the weight on this? Went to the website but I couldn’t find it there either.

  4. ML says:

    I asked the same question about the weight through their website. They said the PUSS Pads (love it) will be 2.25lbs. The pic here shows a slightly heavier version that’s since been tweaked to remove some weight. They (AG) worked with the military end users to find the best balance of durability and weight. The new lighter weight version will be available soon and any unit or agency orders will be filled with the latest lightweight version (all according to their customer service folks). Wish I’d had this when I was in! The inflatable mat we were issued seemed to develop a hole as soon as I left the CIF building.

  5. Sam Ealy says:

    Tom is my hero