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Beauty And Youth / Briefing – Camo Flap Sack

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Camo Pack

Japanese fashion company Beauty and Youth has partnered with luggage company Briefing to produce a couple of Camo Flap Sacks. The Sacks are made of MilSpec materials, and sport a main buckle flap entry, front zip pouch, and two side compartments. Most notably, the packs seem to be made of Brookwood’s All Terrain Arid and All Terrain Transitional pattern fabric, a feature which isn’t mentioned in any of the info for the packs.

Thanks to ‘LUP’ for the tip!

www.beautyandyouth.jp/news/2016/02/briefing-beautyyouth-camo-flap-sack

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Eagle Industries

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Eagle Industries had an impressive showing of packs and load carrying gear at this year’s SHOT Show, including their entry to SOCOM’s Jungle Ruck program and a new line of Hypalon pouches.

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Maritime Load Carrying Pouch Suite

At their booth, Eagle had their upcoming Maritime Load Carrying Pouch Suite on display. The various pouches are made of 520 4-way stretch material and Hypalon. Pouches, such as horizontal and vertical 9x3x5 Utility Pouches, radio pouches, a low-profile admin pouch, and magazine pouches were shown.

Taking a look at the mag and radio pouches, you’ll notice they have elastic retention and quick-detach buckles, as well as a roll top around the pouch opening; this later feature is intended to provide easier insertion of magazines.

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Turtle Assault Pack

The Turtle is a low-profile assault pack, constructed of 500D Cordura nylon. It features an expanding main compartment which will accommodate a hydration bladder, ballistic helmet, or similar sized items. Two expanding external pockets accommodate up to 1 L Nalgene bottles. Additionally, the Turtle can be worn alone, or connected to other Eagle carriers using adapter systems.

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Modular Assault Pack

The Modular Assault Pack is constructed of 500D Cordura nylon. The main compartment features an internal zipper and mesh hydration pocket. The included beavertail features a utility pocket, for accommodating a ballistic helmet w/ NVDs or other items needing quick access. Two external side pockets provide additional storage, and the pack has three hydration tube/antenna ports at top left, center, and right sides. The Modular Assault Pack also comes with a fully adjustable and removable MOLLE War Belt, and can be worn standalone or attached to other Eagle carriers using adapter systems.

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Jungle Ruck

This was Eagle’s entry into SOCOM’s Jungle Ruck Sack program, with 2600 cu in. of storage, yet weighing only ~4 lbs (3.98 lbs) unloaded. It features a removable top, and a clam shell rear opening, which allows entry into the main compartment.

The Jungle Ruck comes with a removable Beaver Tail, as well as a radio cradle, comms porting, and Hypalon routing on the shoulder straps. The hydration compartment is accessible through the main compartment or the side of the pack, which also provides direct access to the pack frame. Additional features include a padded reinforced hip belt, padded spacer mesh on the back and shoulder straps, and side compression straps.

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Assault Pack V2

The Assault Pack V2 features a 3200 cu in. capacity, with a removable 600 cu in. top lid. The main compartment features internal mesh pockets, as well as hydration and radio pockets, with comms and hydration passthrough.

The Assault Pack comes with side stowage sleeves, as well as Nalgene bottle pockets. Additionally, the frame suspension system on the Assault Pack V2 is fully adjustable.

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Operator Gun Belt, Version 2

The Operator Gun Belt now features a COBRA buckle, rated at 2000 lb tensile strength. The belt itself is constructed of 1.75″ webbing, with a polyethylene stiffener for durability, and is duty back compatible with 1.5″ loop throughout the inside of the belt.

www.eagleindustries.com

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Tenzing Tactical

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Tenzing Tactical is a brand under Plano. This is the Tenzing Shooter’s Pack.

Features:
PATENT PENDING RIFLE CARRYING, SHOOTING PLATFORM BACKPACK
DESIGNED TO SECURELY STRAP BOLT ACTION RIFLE TO PACK AND CREATE AN INCREDIBLY STEADY SHOOTING PLATFORM
ENABLES USER TO TAKE AIM AND FIRE WITHOUT REMOVING THE GUN FROM PACK
DURABLE 500D CORDURA® CONSTRUCTION
PADDED REMOVABLE WAIST BELT- FITS 32″-48″
REMOVABLE HIP POCKETS ON WAIST BELT
16 TOTAL COMPARTMENTS AND POCKETS TO STORE GEAR
INTERNAL FLUTED ALUMINUM FRAME STAY FOR STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY
BREATHABLE MESH BACK PADDING FOR COMFORT
INCLUDES FOLDOUT, ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SECURING BOOT
INCLUDES FOLDOUT RAIN COVER
H2O COMPATIBLE (3 LITER)

 

Storage features:
2 LOWER FOLD-OUT POCKETS FOR ADDITIONAL AMMUNITION
2 SPECIALIZED SEE-THROUGH POCKETS FOR BALLISTIC CARDS
16 ELASTIC AMMUNITION LOOPS
4 3/4 HYPALON STRAPS FOR SECURING RIFLE TO PACK
2 FOAM SPACERS FOR FILLING VOIDS BETWEEN RIFLE AND FRAME

Specs (Approx.):
TOTAL CUBIC INCHES: 1940 CU. IN.
TOTAL WEIGHT: 4LBS. 6OZ.
MAIN COMPARTMENT: 21″ X 11″ X 4″
TOP FACE COMPARTMENT X2: 12″ X 5″ X 3.5″
BTM FACE COMPARTMENT X2: 8″ X 5″ X 3.5″
HIP POCKETS X2: 5.5″ X 8.5″ X 2″
MESH SIDE POCKETS X2: 7.5″ X 3.5″ X 2.5″

www.planomolding.com/tactical/tenzing-tactical

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Slumberjack

Friday, January 29th, 2016

We previewed the Pursuit Vest during last year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. It will be hitting the streets this year.

Although it only comes in one size, it has quite a bit of adjustment. The Pursuit is designed for use while hunting or fishing but would make a great utility best thanks to its four chest pockets and 70 oz hydration bladder capable rear pocket. There are also PALS fields for additional gear.

 

The Wild-Her is Slumberjack’s first pack designed specifically for the ladies.

 

You may notice the offset waist belt adjustment that keeps the buckle off of the belly button for comfort. This is just one component of their new, contoured hip belt built with the shape of women’s waists in mind. This 33L internal frame pack accommodates trophies as well as weapons and features six external pockets.

Both items are offered in Kryptek Highlander.

www.slumberjack.com

Mel Terkla Joins Wolfpack Gear

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

This is fantastic news for an old friend of mine!

  
Mel Terkla has signed on with Wolfpack Gear in San Luis Obispo, CA to help design a new line of Tactical and Adventure backpacks. Wolfpackgear.com is one of the leading manufacturers of wildland firefighting gear in the country. Mel had been in semi retirement for the last year and a half after being let go from Kifaru, but decided he wasn’t done designing backpacks, and after much research, reached out to Mike Oberndorfer the owner of Wolfpack Gear. It just so happened that Mike wanted to start a new line of backpacks and was looking for a designer, and after meeting up, there was a mutual agreement that fate seemed to bring them together to make it happen.

Mel Terkla was the one that helped start the Tactical division at Kifaru back in 2002 and headed up design and sales for over 12 years. He is accredited with getting the Kifaru brand known and respected in the industry and will be bringing those credentials to Wolfpack Gear. Look for a mid summer launch of the new line that will be announced on the Wolfpack Gear website and Facebook page. There will also be a forum in the future on the website for questions and answers, updates, photos, and feedback. To those that know Mel personally, you know customer service will be second to none and he can be reached now for any questions or discussion about the new gear at mel@wolfpackgear.com .

SHOT Show – Australian Defence Apparel

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

ADA builds seven different packs for the Australian Defence Forces.  One of the issues with the current frame is that it isn’t adjustable for the full range of sizes of Soldiers.

  

ADA developed the One-99 frame to accommodate the 1% through 99th% body.  This external frame is adjustable itself and has multiple attachment points for the harness offering an amazing number of sizing options. Additionally, the frame can be adjusted to fit the load for such instances where a dense load, of small volume where the user wants a  more compact frame length.  

  
The Patented One-99 has also been issued NSN 8465-66-163-0153 by the ADF.  

www.ada.com.au

SHOT Show – Mystery Ranch

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

  
You’ve got to visit Mystery Ranch in booth #7409.  They are unveiling their new line of jump ready packs.  

  
Kent will show you his missing tooth and his new jump packs.  All you have to do is ask.  

www.mysteryranch.com

SHOT Show – Crye Precision

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Every year I am impressed by Crye Precision’s dedication to innovation. This year is no exception.

 

First thing you’ll notice is they aren’t showing as many items publicly as in the past. Last year, they decided to limit the products they display to those that they will release that year but there’s still plenty to see. They’ve got a new way of doing soft armor as well as packs. There are also overwhites and a pack cover as well as new riggers belts.

LVS

 

LVS is an entirely new way of creating soft armor. The system offers NIJ IIIA protection and Crye Precision has created a patented process called Insert As Vest (IAV) that does away with external carriers for soft armor.

 

The panels are 3D formed to mimic the lines of the human torso which not only enhances concealability but also eliminates crumpling of ballistic material at the bottom of a carrier. 

 

The basic carrier has two pouches built-in along the front of either side of the cummerbund for magazines, radios or other items but the panels can quickly be swapped to different covers which are really more sleeves than a traditional carrier. Available in Grey in S, M, M-L, L, L-L, XL, XL-L, 2XL.

Packs

 

Crye Precision is offering two new packs, the EXP 1500 and EXP 2100. These are low profile designs that don’t scream tactical and have an interesting feature whereby the wearer can extend the pack’s capacity by up to 500 cu in for the 1500 and 900 during in for the 2100, just by opening a couple of zippers. This feature also means the pack will accapt item up to 27″ long for the 1500 and 29″ long for the 2100.

 

The EXP 2100 also offers removable sternum and waist straps as well as comms/antenna/h2o ports at the top of the pack. Offered in MultiCam, Black, Grey and Ranger Green.

 

Features:
-Full perimeter (lay-flat) opening allows easy access to contents and offers all the benefits of both a top-opening and side-opening bag.
-Fleece lined pocket fits medium to small sized tablets (H: 11” W: 8”)
-Top access laptop storage (H: 12.25” W: 19.75”)
-EXP PACK MOLLE INSERT (sold separately) for attaching pouches and gear
-Molded back pad with integrated air channels
-Internal pAlS webbing on inside walls
-Internal mesh divider separates front compartment and main compartment
-Convenient briefcase style side handle 11. removable sternum strap
-Removable 3D formed frame sheet

Alpine Pack Covers

 

Offered in two sizes (med 34l and large 73l) these lightweight MultiCam Alpine pack covers fold into an integral stuff sack and fit many different packs thanks to an internal drawstring.

Compact Alpine Overwhites

 

The Compact Alpine Overwhites are in the MultiCam Alpine pattern and consists of a knee-length parka with thumb loops and pass thoughs to pockets of garmemts worn underneath such as combat shirts as well as a set of gaiters which come just above the knee. The gaiters offer greater mobility than traditional overpants.

 

 

Coveralls

 

The Fieldsuit and Combatsuit are being joined by the Flightsuit which is optimized for wear by aircrews. Issue flightsuits give a wedgie when bending but Crye Precision’s design eliminates this issue through their unique zipper design. It is available in FR and non-FR versions in even chest sizes 32-52 in Short, Regular, Long and X-Long lengths. MultiCam, Ranger Green and Black.

LRB

 

 

Available in two flavors, Loop Buckle and Quick Disconnect, the LRB is a low profile riggers belt. It can be worn alone, with the CP MRB as the inner belt, or atop the inner belt that comes with the MRB is you need to add life support capability to your war belt. It features a load bearing front anchor loop as well as a removable, LRB Floating Loop so you can move an anchor point to where you need it on the belt. It is lined with Velcro hook for integration with an inner belt and performance exceeds NFPA 1983. Offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam. Sizes Small-XLarge.

But That’s Not All

As in past years, vetted customers will also get to see several products in the back room, which are either under development or that have restricted distribution. For instance, last year, I got a glimpse of the new LVS body armor system. The year before that it was the AVS 1000 pack. Now, both are publicly available. You should expect to see all of the items in the booth available on Crye’s site over the next months.

www.cryeprecision.com