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SOTech Gives Us A Blast From The Past

  
The Assault Vest was a symbol for SOTech. It was one of the first projects Founder Jim Cragg made for each of the members of his Army Special Operations team. It also symbolized the “overbuilt” ethos of the company – it was made of double layers of 1000 Denier Cordura, heavy webbing and 138 wt. thread. It even included an extraction harness built in. One of the first uses of AustriAlpin’s metal “click buckle” (their predecessor to the Cobra buckle) was on this vest in 1999. 

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10 Responses to “SOTech Gives Us A Blast From The Past”

  1. Andrew says:

    Awesome stuff!

  2. TXCavBoy says:

    Flash-back Friday

  3. GoBliNuke says:

    When modularity does not matter :)

  4. Brando says:

    There was no modular, for the most part, in the 90s.

  5. Roy A Woodall Jr says:

    We just modified everything.

  6. AustriAlpin says:

    Very cool guys! Haven’t seen our old buckle for so many years it made me feel nostalgic like an old-old man! Thanks to everyone at SOTech for 17 years of loyalty, friendship, and damn fine designs! Keep up the great work.
    AustriAlpin

  7. jbgleason says:

    I shoot a rifle right handed and a pistol left. Every time we were issued new LBE style vest I had to haul it over to the Riggers shop and get all the pouches reconfigured. You have no idea how many cases of beer it cost me to get that stuff set up for my crazy shooting style.

  8. CWG says:

    I would still buy one

  9. Stefan S. says:

    BDU’s and A-2’s. Ahhhh the memories.

  10. Kerbert says:

    And Caleb Crye is a NY hipster with a design degree. Who gives a shit