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Safariland – Advanced Webless System

During Warrior West, we got to take a closer look at Safarialnd’s Advanced Webless System. Brought to market under the Protech Tactical Armor line, it utilizes the HANK poly-fabric, an abrasion resistant FR fabric that incorporates laser cut holes that accept PALS compatible pouches.


This article is by no means definitive of what Safariland has created but we wanted to give you couple of candid shots of the technology that they have incorporated into their Soldier Protection System entry. Currently in source selection, SPS is a Multi-year technology demonstration tool used by PEO Soldier to identify promising Soldier Systems technology for outright fielding or integration a enhancements to currently fielded systems.


Safariland has also introduced the Advanced Webless System into a line of commercially available vests. As you can see, they’ve put a lot of thought into these designs which are completely scalable from simple plate carrier to integrated cummerbund to dictionary add-ons to enhance survivability.

Look for additional, behind-the-scenes coverage soon.


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10 Responses to “Safariland – Advanced Webless System”

  1. Scubasteve says:

    Just wondering why the front flap is in 2 pieces? As I feel your front molle space is pretty important, so wondering what it was sacrificed for?

    • Pieter says:

      It doesnt really bother me that it is in two pieces but the way they did it does. Usually ammo goes in the front but what kind of ammo pouch uses three columns of molle? Unless you put two pistol mag pouches on those columns or smg mags it seems a bit wasteful, like you said.

    • Paul says:

      It’s done so you can use it as side entry vest. Doing two 3 column flaps ain’t clever though.

    • Rei Matsuo says:

      maybe they have an “accessory” that converts back to two column. more for someone to buy?

  2. Odie says:

    Welcome to 2012 safariland.

  3. CAVstrong says:

    Can someone explain the color to me? It looks like Tan 499 on the outside and Multicam on the inside….

    Is it reversable?

    • Padawan says:

      No, they just don’t have MultiCam HANK fabric.

      • CAVstrong says:

        But if you look at the top picture you can see the multicam underneath the top layer of tan. Why ?

        • SSD says:

          On the cummerbund? Well a plate pocket wouldn’t be much of a pocket if it didn’t have two sides.