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Mayflower Introduces New Helium Whisper Assault Back Panels

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Mayflower Research and Consultinghas introduced two new, purpose built, Helium Whisper assault panels consisting of the Type 1 Mod 2 and the Type 2. Like I said, they are purpose built and designed to accommodate the minimum amount of equipment for short duration dismounted missions. It’s all about the application and associated load. Both are PALS compatible and while they were designed for use with MRC vests, they will adapt to a wide variety of platforms. Just a note, both panels in Coyote Brown and MultiCam are on the shelf now, but Mayflower promises additional colors to follow. Naturally, these are made in the USA.

Type 1 Mod 2 HW


The Assault Back Panel Type 1 Mod 2 HW features a redesigned main body to carry a greater variety of 50-70 oz water bladders; the upper zippered pouch is designed to hold the SOCOM issued NVG protective insert, the bottom pouch is designed as a re-moveable medical pouch.


The re-moveable medical pouch features internal elastic retainers, a flat Velcro external pouch and elastic on the bottom to hold a tourniquet.


Type 2 HW


The Assault Back Panel Type 2 HW has a main body has been designed to carry a 100 oz/3L water bladder; the top row of pouches is designed to carry four flash bangs or four 40mm grenades, the upper zippered pouch is designed to hold the SOCOM issued NVG protective insert, the bottom pouch is designed as a re-moveable medical pouch. The re-moveable medical pouch features internal elastic retainers, a flat Velcro external pouch and elastic on the bottom to hold a tourniquet.


Haley Strategic – Disruptive Environments Chest Rig Heavy

Monday, November 24th, 2014


Haley Strategic has just released a new variant of their Disruptive Environments Chest Rig designed to support .308 platforms.


The D3CR-H features 4 .308 magazine pouches with Hypalon magazine retention tabs. They are designed to fit almost any .308 magazine, including:

  • SR25
  • SCAR
  • FAL
  • AR10
  • M14
  • Lancer Systems
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    The two Multi-Mission pouches also feature Hypalon magazine retention tabs, and are designed to accept a variety of single and double stack pistol magazine, as well as many handheld lights and multi-tools.


    Also included with the D3CR-H is the GP Pouch and Tool Pouch. The GP pouch is designed for medical, compass, GPS, phone, batteries, and other small electronics. The Tool pouch includes elastic keepers for Kestrel wind meters, ballistic calculators, dope cards, batteries, tool, and various electronics. Both pouches are zippered, and feature external hook loop panels for ID or morale patches.


    The D3CR-H is designed without a radio or dedicated full size medical pouch, so no matter the posture, essentials such as comms and med kits can remain on the end user at all times. It is also compatible with the Haley Strategic D3 Expansion System, which allows the user to add features such as the Holster Wedge or Multi-Mission Hanger pouch.

    The D3CR is constructed of 500D nylon, and is available in Coyote and MultiCam. Made in the USA.

    Maker Monday – S&S Precision’s GRT Adapter

    Monday, November 24th, 2014


    The new GRT Adapter allows most pouches to be used with the SSP Gear Retention Track. Additionally, the mounting plate can accept most pistol magazine pouches for use as a double pistol magazine pouch. One application that I really like is that the GRT mounting plate is compatible with Safariland’s single injection molded pistol magazine pouch. I really like it. Naturally, it works with virtually any other soft pistol/rifle mag pouch as well.


    • Machined 6061 GRT adapter
    • Plastic mounting plate


    Maker Monday – Trifecta Connecta

    Monday, November 17th, 2014


    S&S Precision refers to the Trifecta Connecta as the “Gateway to Modularity” and for holsters, it certainly is. It’s their solution for adapting their new Gear Retention Track (GRT) to a variety of holsters. GRT versions are PALS as well as belt compatible. The Trifecta Connecta’s hole pattern makes it compatible with Safariland, Blackhawk! and G-Code holsters, as well as S&S Precision’s own Grenade Launcher Holster. With the included spacers and screw kit, you will be able to get the standoff you need.


    By adding the Trifecta Connecta to the Grenade Launcher Holster they have been able to reduce the cost while making the product more adaptable for mounting to a variety of platforms.


    Features include:
    -Low weight and high speed
    -Gear Retention Track modularity
    -Snag-Free Design

    BDS Tactical Launching New Line Of Micro-Rigs

    Sunday, November 16th, 2014


    BDS Tactical Gear has announced a new line of V-Ops (Variable Operations) Micro Chest Rigs. V-Ops Micro Rigs feature a tuck-away centered carry handle, 1.5″ non-padded shoulder straps, and a waist strap constructed of 1″ webbing. The Micro Rigs are designed to carry the minimum amount of gear necessary to accomplish any mission, and are available in the following configurations:

  • All PALS webbing
  • 4 5.56 magazine Stacker pouches
  • 3 5.56 magazine Stacker pouches, 1 column of PALS webbing on each outside edge
  • 3 5.56 magazine Stacker pouchesz, 2 pistol mag pouches
  • Additional options will include 7.62 mag pouches, an admin pouch, and medical pouch.

    V-Ops Micro Rigs are built in Oceanside, CA.

    The V-Ops rigs, bags, and packs are all 20% off, all slings and BDS Light products are 50% off, and everything else is 25% off As a special bonus for Soldier Systems Daily readers, BDS is offering an additional 10% discount. Use coupon code SSD10 to apply the discount. The offer is valid through tomorrow, November 15th.

    LBT Gold Lion Label – 6094 DCU Kit

    Friday, November 14th, 2014


    The 6094 DCU Kit, the first product from LBT under the Gold Lion Label is now available. The 6094 DCU Kit consists of a 6094 plate carrier in 3-Color Desert available in the following sizes: Medium, Large, or Extra Large. Each carrier comes with three M4/M16 Double Stacked Magazine Pouches, one Small modular Utility Pouch, and one “Stash” Bag with drawstring closure, all in 3-color Desert. The Gold Lion Label 6094 DCU Kit is limited to just 50 pieces.


    Starting with the 6094 DCU Kit, all future projects under the Gold Lion Label will be featured under the Doug’s Trench section on the LBT website. Doug’s Trench is a new program which will offer limited editions, rare patterns, and one-offs from the London Bridge Trading archives, based upon consumer feedback. New releases are expected to be quarterly, so be on the look out for more info from SSD and LBT as new products are announced.

    FirstSpear Friday Focus – Roo Panel

    Friday, November 14th, 2014

    In this week’s FirstSpear Friday Focus we begin to take a look at completely new products. This time it’s the Roo Panel.


    The FirstSpear Roo Panel integrates not only to FS 6/12 carriers but also many other Armor Carriers that feature PALS sections at the front of the vest. In the case that you use the Roo with a non-FS vest, it allows you to use 6/12 pouches. It’s a great way to they started before you make the full transition to a FS 6/12 carrier.

    Additionally, the envelope design can be accessed for Map Info Card or other flat storage. You can also use it with specific pockets from the Ragnar Series. Finally, The exterior has a full 6/12 mounting field the user can configure with a variety of pockets.

    CDH-Tac Finland/Oneiros Valley – THE-E Pocket Organizer

    Thursday, November 13th, 2014


    Developed by CDH-Tac Finland, the THE-E Pocket Organizer is currently available for pre-order on the Oneiros Valley website. Made from 500D nylon, the THE-E Pocket Organizer is a zippered clamshell pouch, ideal for EDC and tactical organization needs. Internally, it features 6 rows of elastic webbing with numerous columns for optimal storage flexibility, as well as 3 internal sleeve pockets and a 2″ elastic loop on the inner spine. Externally, the THE-E has two zippered pockets, a carry/grab handle, and a 2-slot pen/knife sleeve.

    The THE-E is going for a special pre-order pricing of 15% off retail. Available colorways: Black, MultiCam, and the pre-order exclusive MultiCam Black. Made in the US from US materials.

    Beez Combat Systems – SPT Special Pistol Threat Low Profile Plate Carrier

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


    Beez Combat Systems’ SPT Low Profile Plate Carrier is made from 500D Cordura nylon, and is designed for use with the new Special Pistol Threat plates currently available on the market. It features reduced signature shoulder straps, as well as optional front and rear cummerbund flaps. The SPT Plate Carrier can also support most 10×12 AR500 steel plates, making it, according to Beez, the lowest profile plate carrier for steel currently available on the market.

    Available in the following colorways: Black, Coyote, Khaki, MultiCam, Olive Drab, and Ranger Green.

    Mayflower Research & Consulting – Master Breacher Bag

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


    Mayflower’s Master Breacher Bag (MBB) was designed in conjunction with Apex-Pred for use by breachers in the field. Made from MultiCam LiteLok, it is designed to be belt worn and attaches via two belt loops. A Rare Earth Magnetic Closure system allows for silent operation, and an ITW-Nexus Side Release Buckle offers additional security during infiltration/exfiltration.

    bag open

    The MBB is supplied with an insert set up for two ECT and one rubber strip charge. The removable elastic insert allows the end-user to reconfigure the MBB based on the type and quantities of charges needed.

    rolled bag

    The MBB comes with a removable leg strap. It can also be rolled up and secured when not required, or when used as an SSE pouch.

    Master Breacher Bag

    Edit: Mayflower has provided a video overview of the Master Breacher Bag: