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Eyes On: Gryphon EDC 3 Pack

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The Gryphon EDC has been one of US PALM’s most popular items for some time. They’re now on the 3RD iteration of the pack, with a number of changes and improvements to the Gryphon v2, and of course from the original. The Breach-Bang-Clear gang got a couple of Gryphon EDC 3s in a few days back, in anticipation of the Trails Found event happening now in the Dragoon Mountains of Arizona.

Among the most current changes US PALM’s “Tactical Jay and Bob” (Rob Anderson and Brandon Finch) have made:

  • Reinforced Access Points [RAP’s]: custom made Hypalon pre-slotted patches to allow for internal pocket access for wires [PTT], drink tubes, etc. to run inside the hollow shoulder straps and not fray at the openings. They have an agency that runs their radios and phones in the internal side pockets, with a power supply, and then run their PTT wires and switches between the pockets and then out the should strap.
  • Lined back of main pocket and admin pocket with loop fastener for a multitude of accessories
  • Updated the mesh back material
  • Changed the zipper pulls from gutted paracord to “Bump” cord.
  • The biggest change to the pack is apparently an overall “tightening up” of the design and a return to the original dimensions, as well as an eye to an upcoming hard-wired series of pouches that would tie a power source (like the Anker 20000 mAH) with a radio, phone, GPS or other piece of electronic equipment inside.

    The Gryphon EDC 3 is made in the USA. More in the coming weeks after we get the chance to work with it for a while.

    Basic specs:

  • Main and Admin Compartment
  • EDC Pocket, Multi-Function and Internal Sidewall Access Pockets
  • Back Panel Access
  • Hydration compatible
  • Spacer Mesh for breathability and comfort
  • Materials: 500d Cordura Nylon
  • Armor option (Threat Level Protection when armor added: Tested to NIJ-06 IIIA Standard)
  • Volume: Main Compartment: 25L (1,550 in^3) / Total Pack: Approx. 30L (1,850 in^3)
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs (41.6 oz) without armor / 4.1 lbs (65.9 oz) with XL IIIA Soft Armor Panel
  • You can find the full spec sheet online right here: uspalm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/GryphonEDC3_Datasheet.pdf

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    One Response to “Eyes On: Gryphon EDC 3 Pack”

    1. Dellis says:

      The boots! That’s awesome!