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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Hill People Gear Aston House Pack

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Every once in awhile during the FirstSpear Friday Focus, they like to concentrate in their OEM partners. This time, it’s Hill People Gear and the Aston House Pack. The name of the pack has a rather interesting history. Also known as ‘Station 12’ Aston House was the development lab for World War Two’s British Special Operations Executive. Although the pack has a great historical name as inspiration, it is fully modern, making use of FirstSpear’s 6/12 technology.

According the HPG, the overall size is 11″x8″x21″ with two compartments and a removable compression pocket/panel.

Removable load compartment
This is a 4″ deep compartment that can be accessed via zippers at both the top and bottom of the pack. It is meant for the heavier elements of your load. Additional features include:
-Slick interior to make removal of load cells (such as AstonInsert, Palspocket, Tarapocket, etc.) quick and easy.
-Dual hypalon load hangers at the top, one on each side of the compartment
-Top and bottom compression straps have two different tab sets they can be attached to for a standard or extra wide strap placement. Extra wide is meant to clear anything you might want to carry in the removable load compartment that needs to stick out of the top of the pack.
-The outer sides of this compartment have First Spear 6/12 slot pockets with a 2 channel PALS grid cut into them.
-There is a plastic insert between this compartment and the next to help support load elements suspended from the hypalon load hangers.

Organizer compartment

This is a contoured 4″ deep compartment that is accessed via a generous zippered panel. It includes:
-Fully lined with 6/12 PALS cut fabric, velcro loop side out. This lets you use either PALS or velcro backed pouches to organize this pocket.
-Hypalon load hanger array at the top
-Aston Pocket

This is a removable compression pocket / panel that comes with the pack. It has the following features:
-Full zipper panel access
-3 vertically stacked slot pockets on inner surface
-Single mesh pocket on rear surface
-Scalloped hypalon load control detail that terminate in compression strap attachment slots
-External loop cord attachment points

Rampart Range Day – Mayflower Research & Consulting

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

This pack is called the 30 Liter Summit with X-Pac option.  Still in the prototype development phase, it incorprates a diamond grid waterproof fabric, which is X-Pac material in transparent finish laminated to 330D Cordura.

Rampart Range Day – Camelbak

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Camelbak showed their M.A.P.S. (Microbiological Advanced Purification System) fitted to their Mil-Spec Antidote reservoir. The MAPS meets US Army NSFP248 standard for water purification.

This system allows in-lines purification for individual operators in order to allow greater combat endurance by reducing the logistical footprint of a unit in the field.

Tactical Tailor – Pacific Northwest Nisqually Pack

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

This is a release from Tactical Tailor detailing their PNW Nisqually Pack.

The Nisqually-callouts

The Pacific Northwest Pack Series began as a project to fulfill a solicitation for a suite of SOCOM packs. Our designs for this solicitation were brought about with input from actual SOF soldiers who took these packs to the field throughout the design process and brought back their impressions and recommendations for improvements. We took their advice back to our designers who then continually refined the packs until they met the exacting standards of these elite soldiers.

The PNW Nisqually pack is a patrol pack for heavy loads, ideal for wear with body armor in temperate locations. At 4.5 pounds, it’s the middle-weight member of the the PNW pack family, so it can carry a lot without being a burden. With a capacity of 4100 cubic inches, it can carry just about anything you might need in the field. The Nisqually incorporates many of the same features as the larger packs in the series, like the RTO and hydration pass throughs, side compression straps and reinforced carry handle. The internal attachment for the PRC-117G pouch, side pocket pass throughs and the external access to the main compartment hidden behind the main outside pocket are also present. Finally, like our other packs, the Nisqually is STRLLS and H harness compatible for airborne operations.

Along with this new line of packs, we’ve also introduced upgrades to our traditional straps and belt in the form of our Low Profile and Low Profile Adjustable Super Straps and Ergo Super Belt. These new designs add even more comfort along with added functionality and adjustability. The Nisqually Pack is also available in a discounted kit form which includes the pack, our Fight Light MALICE Pack Frame, Low Profile Adjustable Super Straps and 34” Ergo Super Belt.

The PNW Nisqually Patrol MALICE Pack starts at only $270.00.

LBT1476A-NM Now Available

Friday, May 13th, 2016

LBT1476A-NM 3 Day Assault pack with no MOLLE, shown at Warrior West now available.

Colors available: Wolf Grey / MAS Grey / Black

Weekend launch sale price
Reg. MSRP – $213
Wolf/BLK- $79
MAS- $99

DUI – E&R Waterproof Backpack

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

DUI’s Evasion and Recovery Backpack is a waterproof 3-Day sized bag (39 liter) which was designed to be cached underwater for multiple days and recovered in the event of resupply or evasion.

As you can see, the E&R Backpack integrates waterproof zippers. The outermost pocket is designed specifically as a radio pocket so yiu can get right to it as it is so critical in an E&R scenario. Both compartments are fully waterproofed in their own right and feature oral inflation tubes. In addition to a haul handle at the top, there are shoulder straps and a PALS field at the rear.

This flap along the bottom is used for ballast and has a quick dump feature.

Available in Olive Drab and Black.


Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

What do you get when you take a great idea from a couple of SEALs, add a load carriage solution from Mystery Ranch and then have Drift Dry waterproof it?

This bundle is the MATBOCK MR Dry. The idea was borne from over the beach operations where previous waterproof pack solutions proved bulky.

The guys at MATBOCK took a look at the issue Myster Ranch Tri-Zip 3-Day Pack and considered ways to make it more user friendly for the mission. Mystery Ranch agreed to the project and MATBOCK brought in Drift Dry to produce a waterproof overbag.

As you can see, MR made some slight modifications to their harness for use in the maritime environment.

The pack remains fully waterproof until you open the outerbag. It also incorporates an oral inflation tube. Inside, you can integrate the MR 3-Day pack or medic bag and the outer bag can be rolled out of the way for full access to the inner pack.

Warrior West – LBT-8000A Go Pack

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The upcoming LBT-8000A is a small go pack with two zippered openings and internal laptop pocket. The exterior mesh pocket features a cinch barrel-lock for small, miscellaneous items.

This pack will be released in several color variations over the next few months, ranging from Woodland shown here to all of the favorite MultiCam patterns Arid, Black, and Tropic with different base color options like Ranger, MAS Grey, and Desert Tan.