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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Comms Pack Available In Grey

Friday, October 7th, 2016

This week, we take another look at the Comm Pack as the ripstop Grey is back in stock. Now, you can be the Grey RTO.

The FS Communications Pack is available in two sizes with both identical in features. The Medium sized model offers 980 cu in of capacity and the Large model is 1800 cu in capacity.

Based off of the popular Exigent Circumstance Pack, the Comm Pack offers a decidedly urban styling in order to help mask its true role. The zippered main compartment offers ample storage for a wide variety of communications devices or other equipment and the cable access ports are discreetly located. Inside, there’s a padded laptop sleeve and zippered mesh pocket.

The pack incorporates padded shoulder straps with QR buckles as well as a low profile, padded haul loop handle at the top of the pack. The mesh, padded back of the pack offers the distinctive FirstSpear logo stitched design but don’t worry, it’s going to be against your back while your wearing it. Each side of the pack features a mesh pocket for water bottles or other items. There is also an exterior, beavertail-style flap with dual zippered compartments for quick storage. Additionally, there is a flat zippered pocket at the front of the pack under the flap.

The Comms Pack is available in Black, Blue/Silver, Ranger Green/Coyote and the Ripstop Light Grey featured here.

Get your Comm Pack at www.first-spear.com.

First-Spear is also offering a BOGO on their Bamboo Shirts which are oh so comfortable. Buy any Bamboo Shirt and get a second half off.

High Range Outdoors – Bolt 12 Pack

Saturday, October 1st, 2016


Australian gear company High Range Outdoors has released a new pack, the Bolt 12. Designed principally as a bug out bag, or to “do the bolt”, the Bolt 12 is made of 500D Cordura nylon, features a 12L capacity, and can attach to PALS webbing and other compatible systems using quick clips. The Bolt 12 comes with PALS webbing along the lower half of the pack to accommodate common-use pouches such as canteen and admin pouches without causing any ‘overstacking’ on the exterior of the pack.


– approx 400mm x 240mm x 120mm

– double layer base

– 3×3 PALS webbing on sides with sleeve pockets behind

– 6×4 PALS webbing on front with zip pocket behind

– Removable/relocatable compression strap and additional strap for ‘bolt on’ mode

– Internal zip pocket

– Internal hang loops

– Removable frame sheet

– Internal hydration sleeve & hose/comms port

– Adjustable shoulder straps

– Buckles included for your choice standard shoulder strap tensioning or quick release buckles

– Strap wraps


Flying Circle Introduces Brazos Concealed Carry Backpack

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


Flying Circle, a key supplier of field, tactical, and travel bags to the U.S. Military, launches their new line of Concealed Carry Backpacks with the Brazos Backpack.

Boerne, TX, September 27, 2016 – Flying Circle announces their new Concealed Carry Backpack line with the release of the Brazos Backpack.

The Concealed Carry Backpack series is designed for those who want an all-in-one backpack that can weather the gamut of military, everyday carry, and recreational use.

The Brazos Backpack is a fully-loaded tactical backpack that delivers military-grade durability, comfort, and functionality with impressive storage capabilities. With more than 20 pockets and secret compartments, it is capable of organizing loads of gear for military use, weekend camping trips, long hikes, or as an emergency bug out bag while providing plenty of room for expansion with MOLLE webbing on the front, sides, top, bottom, backpack straps, belt, and even inside on the center pocket.

“If you like a backpack that is feature rich, then the Brazos is for you,” said Flying Circle’s president, Jimmy Chittim. “This thing has pockets inside pockets that are inside a pocket.”


On the backside, the hidden “pass through” pocket has zippers on both sides making it a convenient and secure concealed carry compartment. It can also be unzipped on both sides and slipped over the handle of a rolling suitcase when traveling.

Multiple exterior pockets on the front and sides provide room for many items of varying sizes. A small pocket on the backpack strap and two small pockets on the removable heavy duty padded waist strap are ideal for quick grab essentials like keys, wallet, mobile phone, and pocket knife.

Inside, there are two spacious center compartments along with a tablet pocket and a padded laptop compartment that fits laptops up to 15” long. The interior organizer panel includes several pockets for smaller items.

The Brazos also has several features to make long hauls less strenuous. “It’s highly adjustable, so you can configure the straps and waist belt to meet your specific needs,” said Chittim. Comfort is enhanced with the padded back and backpack straps, and the mesh lining provides ventilation in warmer climates. The sternum strap offers support, while control and balance are maintained with the compression straps, which also provide extra areas to carry gear like poles, rods, and sleeping bags. Its hydration sleeve can accommodate hydration systems up to 3 liters and has dual exit ports for tubes. Top and side grab handles allow for the bag to be easily grabbed or pulled.

Constructed with durable water resistant polyester fabric, the Brazos Backpack is available in black or coyote brown and is backed by Flying Circle’s Lifetime Guarantee.

Learn more about the Brazos Backpack online at www.flyingcirclegear.com/BRAZOS-BACKPACK-BLACK.

Tactical Tailor – Pack Covers

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Just in time for fall and winter weather, Tactical Tailor has launched their Pack Rain Covers. These are water resistant covers that envelope the pack in order to help keep water from soaking through to your gear. If you own a pack, you need to also own a cover.

In addition to keeping your gear dry, they also keep the load streamlined and camouflauged (when needed). With PALS fields on packs comes lots of attached gear. These items can be snagged while you’re wearing the pack which can not only be frustrating but also dangerous.

Manufactured from a DWR coated 330D fabric, a bungee opening allows for a tight seal on the pack while the strap attachment ensures the cover will not come off when drug through branches or other snags. These covers come in 4 sizes, Small to XL and in colors Coyote Brown, Multicam, and A-TACS Snow Camo. Each cover fits into its own small, hook and loop enclosed, pouch when not in use; allowing for easy storage and quick access for ever changing, and unpredictable, weather conditions. Stop dealing with water-logged packs and get yours today.


Sneak Peek – Paladin Custom Packs

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Here’s a shot of what’s coming from Australian brand, Paladin Custom Packs. That A-TACS IX looks pretty good and they’ve got some interesting features.  What say you?


From Humble Beginnings : The Gleasons and Mystery Ranch

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Mystery Ranch has posted a really cool interview of founder Dana Gleason and his son and co-owner, D3. They each give their perspective on the brand and its stuff you aren’t going to hear unless you get to spend an afternoon at the Ranch.  Definitely worth a read.


Eyes On: Gryphon EDC 3 Pack

Sunday, September 18th, 2016


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

    Check your social media feed of choice for hashtag #trailsfound16.

    I’ve Got To Say, This Pack Is Truly Awesome

    Friday, September 9th, 2016

    This closeup photo offers a better view of the “prayer rug” pack from BRAVO Woldwide including the dark blue webbing.

    You’ll also notice a PROOF Barrel in there.