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Misty Mountain Wants To Make Sure You’re Using The ISH Chest Harness Properly

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Misty Mountain has been designing and building climbing equipment for over 30 years. We highly value the trust of our customers and strive to provide them with the highest quality gear. We have recently become aware of instances where our ISH Chest harness has been used incorrectly. We want to make sure we do our best to inform operators on the proper use of the ISH Chest harness and prevent misuse.

The ISH Chest must be used in combination with a sit harness. The proper way to tie-in is to pass the rope through both the chest and sit harness tie-in points. This is the method for attachment that the ISH Chest has been tested to and certified by the UIAA. This is the only method of attachment that has been third party tested and approved.

For users who want a higher single point attachment for activities like insertion and extraction, we have discovered a way of doing this with the ISH Chest and a sit harness that relies upon attachment to the top of the load rated adjustable tether that connects the ISH Chest to the sit harness. This method has been tested by Misty Mountain in-house and is load rated to 15 kN. Please note that this is NOT the method by which the UIAA tested and approved the ISH Chest, and this method has NOT been third party tested or approved.

The user should never tie-in or attach solely to the ISH Chest sternum loop. The ISH Chest harness was not designed for this direction of pull and will fail if misused in this manner resulting in serious injury or death.

Please review the attached ISH Chest Technical Notice. Please contact Misty Mountain if you have any questions about the use of this product.

Misty Mountain is redesigning the ISH Chest double buckle piece to reduce the potential for misuse and this redesigned unit will be incorporated into all ISH Chest harnesses beginning in 2017. We are currently having this information translated into Spanish and we will provide this translated notice as soon as it’s available.

Misty Mountain Threadworks, Inc

Phone: 828-963-6688
Fax: 828-963-6810


Direct Action Gear Product Video Release: Hurricane Chest Rig

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As its namesake was for the RAF during the Battle of Britain, the HURRICANE® chest rig is the workhorse of the DIRECT ACTION® line. The HURRICANE® is a split front, full size, hybrid chest rig with fixed, integral magazine pouches for maximum weight reduction. The HURRICANE® can be used in regular, stand-alone mode and can also be attached to our plate carrier with a separate attachment kit.

• Proprietary laser-cut laminate, Cordura® 500D and softshell construction
• Integrated, adjustable magazine pouches, will fit: 8 x AR type, 4 x AK type or 4 x SR type magazines
• Fixed external pouches: two silent adjustable pouches, sealed zippered pouch and Velcro flap pouch for quick access items
• Flat inner pockets in each chest panel
• Low profile, adjustable harness with slots for PTT and additional accessories attachment
• Reinforced drag handle incorporated into harness design
• Body armor interface via buckles and additionally stabilized with Velcro adapters
• Antenna / cable routing loops
• 9 PALS slots on the sides for radio, medical or utility pockets, horizontal PALS slots under ammo pouches for tourniquets, pistol magazine pouches, etc.

The HURRICANE® Chest-Rig is in stock and available for online purchase in the US / North & South America at and in Europe / Rest-of-the-World at

The Hawker Hurricane was a single-seat fighter aircraft designed during the 1930s for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire in the popular memory of the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane actually accounted for 60% of the RAF’s air victories in the battle.

Of all Hurricane squadrons in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, No. 303 (“Ko?ciuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron was the highest scoring. During the duration of the Second World War, the RAF contained a total of 16 Polish fighter squadrons.

< Photo – Polish 303 Squadron pilots in front of one of the squadron’s Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, summer 1940. >

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G-Code Introduces the P-Series Interface System for G-Code Scorpion and Scorpion Softshell Magazine Pouches

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Jacksonville, North Carolina – November 29, 2017 G-Code introduces the P-Series* interface system for the G-Code Scorpion™ Softshell and Scorpion Hardshell line of magazine pouches.


Specifically designed to molle into PALS webbing on body armor and “battle belts”, the P-1 Series is optimized for pistol Scorpion platforms whereas the R-1 Series is optimized for rifle pouches. The P-Series and R-Series interfaces allow for four carry height positions, and using a P-1 clip allows for a G-Code Scorpion Softshell pistol mag to be stacked on Scorpion Softshell rifle mag pouch.


The P-2 Series, like the R-2 Interfaces, were designed specifically for use with the G-Code Operator Belt (1.75”), keeping G-Code Scorpion Softshell and Scorpion pouches in place when an end user accesses a magazine, giving a smooth draw from the pouch. Finally, the new P-3 series is designed for use with double and triple layer shooting belts.


Both P-series and R-Series interfaces provide a solution for tool free installation and adjustment of G-Code Scorpion Pouches. The clips feature a locking collar that engages with a positive “click” and prevents unintended release/loss in the field.


Sold individually, including hardware, P-Series, R-Series and Scorpion Pouches are available right now on G-Code’s website.

Scorpion Softshell Series and Interfaces

Scorpion Hardshell Series and Interfaces

* Patent Pending

Kickstarter – Final Day For Amabilis Dave Jr Duffle 2.0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Billed as the world’s toughest EDC bag, the Dave Jr Duffle 2.0 is in its final day on Kickstarter. Created by Amabilis, it’s a well constructed bag, but it’s also named after a friend who passed away severl years ago, Dave Ruiz. Dave and his business partner Brain Abrams founded 782 Gear, so the Dave Jr’s design may look familiar. Brian went on to create Amabilis after Dave passed away and he has taken their work to the next level.

They are really close to 700 backers pledging $100k for more than 700 bags! That’s pretty impressive.

To get yours, visit

Covert Operations Gear – Low-Profile EDC Bag

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Covert Operations Gear (COG) Low-Profile EDC Bag is an ambidextrous modular carry system that includes two swappable velcro hook-backed EDC platforms/panels that can be mounted to the bag’s main body. The sling can be worn slung over either shoulder. Bartacked color-matching PALS webbing runs the length of the sling’s shoulder, allowing users to weave in comms wires, battery pack cables, etc. The sling also includes a double-flap pocket made from stitch-weave twill fabric that will accommodate most smart phones and tourniquets.

The bag’s main body has a flap with a hidden exterior zippered compartment. One cool feature of the the Low-Profile EDC bag are the two magnetic Fidlock buckles on the main body’s flap which snap together as soon as the two halves are in close proximity.

• The EDC Pocket Platform has several open-top compartments in various widths to accommodate small items such as pens, knives, flashlights, notepads, multi-tools, and medical/IFAK items. This pocket platform also has two (2) zippered compartments, the smaller of which includes an HK style sling snap hook for attaching keys and/or electronic key FOBs. The larger zipper compartment is lined with soft foam material and is designed to accommodate many popular tablets. An iPad mini will fit in the pocket and can be zipped closed; a full-size iPad will fit, however the zipper must remain open.

• The EDC Weapon Platform is velcro loop lined and is sized to accommodate a variety of handguns, from sub-compacts to full-sized handguns, with or without a weapon light. The EDC Weapon Platform is ambidextrous, with left and right-hand-zippered openings, allowing compartment access from either side, and is lined with velcro loop for the user to mount an appropriate velcro hook-backed holster. Proven Leather and Kydex holsters are generally compatible. The user may install a strip of adhesive backed velcro hook (not included) onto one side of the holster and affix the holster inside the weapon compartment. The Weapon Platform also features its own exterior-zippered pocket and a row of MOLLE to attach miscellaneous gear or a tourniquet.

Available in Covert Grey or MultiCam. made in USA by Grey Ghost Gear for COG.

The Low-Profile EDC Bag will be available at retailers this December. To get on a preorder list, send an email to:

Agilite Gear – Edge Hydration Pack

Friday, November 25th, 2016


The Edge is a new 3 liter tactical hydration from Agilite Gear. It is designed to attach to virtually any modular plate carrier using Agilite’s new MOLLE Hydration Attach Straps, although it can be worn independent using Agilite’s K Series Shoulder Straps. The Edge is designed around a version of the Hydrapak Tactical Hydration Reservoir, specifically chosen by Agilite for “outstanding durability and user comfort”.


Agilite are running a special package deal price on the full Edge Hydration set, you can get it now at a reduced price for a limited time at

The Edge is Made in Israel from mil spec materials and hardware.

Magpul – DAKA XL Pouch

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

It was only a matter of time before Magpul released a DAKA pouch large enough for a laptop. For those of you unfamiliar with the DAKA line, they are made from polymer-infused textiles which are welded on all seams and incorporate a genuine YKK™ water resistant zipper. I woudn’t use it as an immersion bag, but it will keep your kit dry through most wet weather comditions. Most people use them for applications like tool storage or bulk storage of reloaded ammunition as well as lighter duties like organizing your personal electronic accessories.

-Extra Large Pouch size 9.8″x16.2″
-Reinforced polymer fabric with anti-slip texture
-Welded construction creates permanent impenetrable seals
-YKK AquaGuard® water repellant zipper
-550 paracord with heat shrink tubing for enhanced grip, even with gloves
-Paint pen dot matrix debossed into body for identification marking
-Carabiner attachment points

Prometheus Design Werx – Carry-all-Bag

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

PDW’s new Carry-all-Bag (CaB-2) looks like a great way to carry their Tactical Picnic Blanket on outings.

A Rugged, Haul Bag to Use Everyday, Made in the USA

San Francisco based specialty outdoor products brand Prometheus Design Werx releases their universal “Carry All Tote Bag” designed to haul your extra camping gear and supplies, overlanding recovery equipment, firewood, a trip to the farmer’s market or grocery store, and anytime you need a rugged tote to carry everyday items. Made of rugged 1000D Cordura nylon, and constructed with full wrap webbing for extra strength, this simple yet highly versatile tote bag will tackle any random loads that you can fit inside it. PDW encourages users to stop using the plastic throw-away bags and get onboard with the re-usable CaB-2 for your daily carry needs. Featuring short and long carry straps, 4 organizer pockets, it also perfectly nests the American paper grocery bag. Designed and made in USA.

The Carry-All-Bag-2 is a part of their Made in USA CORE-Line of products by Prometheus Design Werx, and will be available in Black, OD Green, Coyote Brown and Wolf Gray.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We wanted to create something very straightforward, durable, yet simple to use on a daily basis to haul those random loads when running out the door, a trip to the store, or heading out into the back country. It carries a load of firewood that is just about the perfect average weight that just about any adult can manage and on those raining stormy days that destroys the paper grocery bag, they’ll just slip right inside the CaB-2 and get your groceries safely home. Our families have used them for picking apples, tossing in supplies for a spontaneous picnic, trips to the beach, rock climbing gear, last minute camping to overlanding supplies, as a central brass collection point and even as an impromptu ice bucket to keep drinks cold. This bag’s strength is in their simplicity and broad spectrum of use. Made wit the classic proven 1000D Cordura means season after season of use. We always keep a few extra in our 4x4s and on the coat rack by the door.”

The PDW CAB-2 will be available for purchase on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:00pm PST via their website,