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OV Innovations – The Cache Available For Pre-Order

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Cache is officially available for preorder. OV Innovations is offering a limited number of units at 15% the regular retail price. Production is underway and delivery is expected in July. Go get yours here:


TYR Tactical Thursday – Closeout Dive Bag

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The CLOSEOUT Kit/Divers Bag (HRN-BLPF43-2-BLK) as great multipurpose piece of kit. The bag features a large main compartment with full zippered access utilizing a heavy duty #10 zipper. The interior walls are padded for additional protection. The bag also features backpack straps that can be stowed away when not in use. It also includes a top and bottom drag handles for ease of mobility.

• 1000D Cordura®
• Heavy Duty #10 zipper
• Front Loading: Items are Packed Horizontally
• Clear ID Pocket (5.75” H x 8.75” W)
• PALS Webbing for MOLLE Attachment
• Two Reinforced Drag Handles
• Interior Mesh Zippered Pocket (10.5” H x 15.5” W)
• Padded Interior Walls

Wt. 3.90lbs
Dim. 26”H x 15.5”W x 11”D

MSRP: $299.95
No Additional Discounts Apply


Urban Operator – Minimalist Nomad Liner Belt

Monday, June 19th, 2017


Urban Operator’s Minimalist Nomad Liner Belt consists of a single layer of 1.75″ Nylon webbing, with loop Velcro wrap around the belt.


The Minimalist Nomad features a 10″ zipper compartment for E&E items, such as cutting tools, lockpicks, firestarters, etc. The Nomad can also be used with other belts that have inner hook Velcro.


AGULUK – The Leg Pack System On Kickstarter

Monday, June 19th, 2017

AGULUK Kryptec Highlander

AGULUK is a load-carrying system developed by avid outdoorsman Cody Gustin, currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It’s designed to replace a traditional backpack, removing all carrying capacity from the back, and instead distributing the weight on the legs and hips. In appearance, AGULUK looks a bit like a combination of large carry pouches/miniature packs hanging from a climbing belt.

The AGULUK series comes in two sizes: R-Pack and H-Pack. The R-Pack, or Hiking Pack, holds up to 2000 cu in of gear, 1000 cu in each side. The H-Pack, Hunting Pack, holds 1500 cu in per side, for a total of 3000 cu. As you can see from the animation above, you can fit a solid amount of gear in an H-Pack.

AGULUK will be available in a variety of solid colors and camouflages, including Kryptek patterns, depending on the model.


Arc’teryx Launches V80 + V110 Rolling Duffels

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Ever since Arc’teryx introduced their luggage line, customers have been asking for a rolling bag. Arc’teryx has answered by just releasing their new V80 and V110 (80L and 110L) Rolling Duffels!

They’ve built the duffels for low weight to strength ratio, selecting 630D high tenacity nylon fabric in the body, reinforced with 390D for protection in critical wear areas. Additionally, they are coated and seam taped, along with a #8 WaterTight coated zipper for added weather resistance. The frame is of T6 6061 aluminum with a 30-micrometer hard anodized coating and acts like a bumper for the contents within the bag.

However, ask anyone and they’ll tell you the weakest link for any rolling bag is the wheels. Arc’teryx didn’t want any issues so they are using 115mm oversized wheels. Arc’teryx built to withstand the SGS Canada test which consists of dropping the bag holding 50lbs onto concrete floor from 1m height. Rather, I should say, they overbuilt. The bags sustained the drop containing 65lbs, onto a steel bar on a concrete floor. The duffel bounced, sustaining no breaks!

In the event the duffel is damaged, all of the parts can be easily repaired. The wheels come off and can be replaced. Additionally, the frame and body can be separated for easy repairs.

Below is their official press release.


Light weight, solid durability and efficient design define these sturdy-wheeled gear haulers

North Vancouver BC (Spring 2018) – It’s a frequent sight: a traveler dumping out personal possessions and redistributing their gear at the check-in counter so a suitcase fits the airline’s weight restrictions. Arc’teryx innovation delivers logical, real-world solutions to the problems adventurers face. The company built its foundation on load carrying, with its innovative Bora backpack in 1994 and in Spring 2018 Arc’teryx proudly enters a new product category with its lightweight wheeled gear haulers.

Efficient by design, extraordinarily lightweight and guaranteed rugged, the V80 and V110 (80L and 110L) Rolling Duffels are built for expeditions that require bringing along extra gear like bulky ski boots, sharp ice tools, helmets, climbing ropes, hardware … and everything else. These duffels are easier to pack, easier to handle, and easier to store. Let the adventures begin.



Leveraging an innovative external frame construction that delivers an exceptionally low weight-to-volume ratio (32gr per Liter / V80), the new V Series duffels are designed for efficiently transporting equipment for gear-intensive adventures, allowing travelers to bring more tools with less total luggage weight.

By utilizing a unique external frame, these duffels increase the overall useable capacity without adding material weight, avoiding costly overweight baggage fees without leaving essential gear behind. “Like all good industrial design, the external form not only looks beautiful, it has many functional benefits,” noted Chris Hodgetts, Arc’teryx design manager, “It makes all hardware accessible and repairable. It eliminates wear points from an internal frame rubbing through exterior material. Finally, it eliminates the need for additional handles and lash points. You can pick up the bag or lash it down from any side using the tubular frame.”

Bonus: Both duffels lay flat when unloaded for easy storage in restricted spaces.


Arc’teryx is an Amer Sports brand
Designed to survive world travel, exposure and abuse, the V80 and V100 rolling duffels are constructed with 630d high tenacity nylon fabric in the body and reinforced with 390d for advanced protection in critical wear areas.

Fully coated and seam taped for added weather resistance, the V Series duffels are built for impact and abrasion with its strong T6 6061 aluminum external frame. A 30-micrometer hard anodized coating adds next-level protection from scratches, nicks, and dents while 115mm oversized wheels absorb the shock from curbs, gravel and cobblestones with smooth, frictionless rolling. Extremely sturdy and durable tubular feet keep the duffel standing upright and secure when you’re not on the move.


Shaped by a simple yet minimalist aesthetic, the V Series duffels provide exceptionally efficient interior space thanks to the unique external frame design that removes irregular space inside – increasing useable capacity, without adding material weight. Easy to handle and maneuver, the large U-shaped opening offers complete visibility to the cavernous interior and is sealed with a #8 WaterTight™ coated zipper. Internal compression panels secure the free form interior pocket and one external pocket fits boarding passes and smaller items and features an integrated ID card holder.


V80 Rolling Duffel = 3380gr / 7.5lbs V110 Rolling Duffel = 3500gr / 7.7lbs


Jumping In: The First Tactical Jump Bags

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

I saw these at SHOT Show and am very impressed. They worked with EMS professionals to introduce features not often found in soft bags.

First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new EMS Jump Bags.

The Large Jump Bag is 22” x 12” x 12” and is perfect for an ALS set up. The Medium Jump Bag is 22” x 10” x 10” and is an ideal BLS medical bag.

First Tactical’s design team worked hand-in-hand with end users to create a bag that would work in any situation.

A TPU molded bottom allows users to enter a situation and place their bag down without worry. The easy-clean bottom is light grey in color allowing users to take a decon wipe and quickly decontaminate their bag. The bottom is also waterproof and features oversized lugs providing flexibility based on situation: from being dragged across concrete to being set down on a wet carpet in a house with too many cats, this bag has you covered.

Traditional bags require operators “yard sale” their equipment when looking for what they need. The Jump Bags feature a “three-quarter zip” opening that minimizes the amount of the “lid” on the ground while allowing medics to open their bag and see everything they need quickly.

Boasting countless other features including a hook and loop interior, simple silhouette, and gurney hooks these bags will work as hard as you do. See all details here.

Both Jump Bags are available now and come in red and hi-vis yellow. The Large Jump Bag is priced at $199.99, the Medium Jump Bag is available for $179.99. First Tactical’s complete EMS Kit collection is also available.

High Speed Gear Is Dedicated To Building The Best American-Made Tactical Gear

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

High Speed Gear® is dedicated to building the best 100% Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users. You can see our 2017 catalog here.

Yesterday we shared our video highlighting how our gear can easily transition from your day job, to your second job, to your off time. Today’s video illustrates how quickly you can you can gear up with the new High Speed Gear® Laser Sure- and Slim-Grip® Padded Belts – Slotted. In under 3 minutes and 40 seconds, you can kit up your new laser battle belt. HSGI® Kydex OWB Holster; Handcuff TACO® pouch; Double Pistol TACO®; Multi-Access Comm TACO®; two AR/Rifle TACOs® and Mag-Net Dump Pouch V2. The video was sped up for convenience, but if you doubt our claim, you can find the full video here.

Since the start of the video was our new Laser Sure-Grip® Padded Belt – Slotted, here’s some information on our new laser-cut padded belts. These laser-cut belts are some of the slimmest and sturdiest padded belt systems on the market and are 10% lighter than our PALS version. These belts are perfect for combining PALS and belt-mounted pouches, holsters and accessories, and feature an additional row of laser-cut PALS on a wide back panel for attaching larger pouches and additional comfort. As with all our padded belts, our neoprene padding provides a gel-like comfort and unsurpassed grip.

SSD laser banner


Side note: High Speed Gear® has been working on another laser-cut padded belt that was specifically developed with the beat cop in mind. As with all of our products, we know it will cross the boundaries of many disciplines yet it will definitely make the individual walking a beat extremely happy! Check by in July 2017 and stay tuned for our next SSD post tomorrow.


TYR Tactical Tuesday – Huron Kick Bag

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017


Introducing the new Huron™ Kick Bag (HRN-KICKM02) from TYR Tactical®. This bag was designed to be a multi-functional piece of kit. It features ample storage space inside the bag (6510 in3). Additionally, a zippered internal mesh pocket holds mission specific gear that may require further protection from the elements. We constructed the bag with high strength, abrasion resistant material which is ideal for more rugged use. It is also treated with H100. This technology repels water, dirt and oil while still giving the textile breathability and elasticity. The bottom of the bag is reinforced using a CSM rubberized material for protection and grip in rough terrain.


•Constructed using rated 4000 lb. 1” tubular webbing
•Two Reinforced Drag Handles
•PALS webbing for MOLLE attachment
•Side Compression Straps change the overall capacity of the bag when areas are not in use
•Dim: 31” L x 15” W x 14” H
•Wt: 4.45 lbs.