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TYR Thursday – SF Issue Huron Assaulters Sustainment Pack

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


Selected for issue as a component of the Special Forces Load Carriage System (SFLCS), the Huron Assaulters Sustainment Pack (part number HRN-ASP008) is a low profile design, manufactured from 500D Cordura as well as TYR Tactical’s proprietary Pluma Vires material. PV combines the strengths of Cordura and aramid to reduce weight and increase strength in high wear areas.


As you can see, the ASP008 incorporates removable spacer mesh shoulder straps for comfort when wearing the pack without armor. Additionally, it has a removable spacer mesh back panel that allows the pack to be worn as standard pack or attached to directly to a vest or plate carrier. The spacer mesh is antimicrobial to resist rot and stink associated with field use and also has an FR treatment.


The ASP008 has two side pockets with elasticized openings that will accept Nalgene water bottles or other items.


The PALS and mesh beavertail can be removed via the zipper that works in conjunction with a snap backup. It is large enough to carry a helmet and additional versions are coming out in Spring 2015.


In addition to a Velcro panel for ID, the beavertail offers PALS webbing for accessories. There is also a zippered pocket on the interior of the beavertail.


Internally, there are three Hydration Ports/Wire Routing Channels as well as an internal hydration bladder pocket. Finally, in addition to a mesh radio pocket with straps to secure the radio, there is a removable internal storage zipper pocket for items like batteries, etc.


The ASP008 has been assigned NSN 8465-01-632-9644. Although currently only available in MultiCam, the ASP008 will be offered in additional colors in 2015.

Supra x Rothco Project

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


Shoe manufacturer Supra has teamed up with Rothco to produce special variants of the Stacks Vulc II and Vaider shoes, as well as a “medium transport bag” backpack.

Stacks Vulc II

The Stacks Vulc II features a suede and ballistic fabric upper, both black, with gunmetal hardware and olive accents. The laces consist of black nylon rope with olive speckle. The interior is made of padded mesh with a shemagh tactical scarf pattern. The Stack Vulc II also features white foxing with Rothco heel scabs.


The Vaider features an olive drab ballistic fabric upper, with an embroidered black Velcro heel collar, olive drab hardware, and a traditional Vaider metal tongue slider. The interior is made of padded mesh with a shemagh tactical scarf pattern. The Vaider also features white foxing with Rothco heel scabs.

Rothco Supra Backpack
Supra x Rothco Backpack

The Supra x Rothco Medium Transport Backpack is made from black cotton canvas. It features multiple zippered storage compartments with a water repellent lining. The shoulder straps are padded, and the back consists of padded mesh for comfort and breathability. The backpack also comes with custom Supra and Rothco nametapes.


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Temba Pack from CTOMS was designed for military assault climbers but is quite adaptable to a wide range of applications including use as a medical kit container. As you can see, the top loading basic pack has very clean lines with no snag hazards. A year in the making, Chris K has gone through seven iterations of the Temba to get here.


Constructed from a combination of MultiCam LiteLok with 4-way stretch Softshell side panels. The rear of the pack worn against the back is Drilux for comfort.


The top flap features a simple envelope style pocket with a removable daisy chain which can be accessed even with the zipper closed.


The top has a helmet retention fly feature, made from 4-way stretch.


The hooks for the removable helmet fly are inset on the lid in small garages.


It’s the little features that count. For instance, rather than using grommets, they’re using small burn holes for drainage.


The pack comes with three removable compression straps that can be used to really crank the load down within the pack.


The side pocket panel loading zippers along both sides incorporate backup split at SR Buckles. These side pockets also have hydration bladder hangers as well as a port hose.


The Temba pack gains its internal structure from strategically placed sheets of HDPE and foam along each side, at the rear and along the bottom. The foam panels in the side pockets can be used as a moldable splint. Additionally, if you pull the foam panels from the pack, they can be inserted into a sleeve that can be used as a rudimentary casualty insulator, or a sleeping pad. Since this sleeve is also a pocket, you can stuff leaves or pinestraw into it for additional insulation.


There are handles on all four edges of the back of the pack which also features the suspension. The pads are removable and can be replaced with a developmental pad sets that better accommodates the wearing of rear armor plates. There are also cable routing ports.


The bottom of the pack has a flat pocket that fits a new Sil Tarp for shelter building or other expedient uses.


One thing I love about the Temba is that you can remove the waist belt. It is padded and clips on, attaching at three separate points and can be released from any one of those points if you find yourself fouled in some way and need to jettison the pack. Additionally, the pack is configured to allow you to use a trouser or warbelt for the pack when used with Surface Mounted SR Buckles.


The shoulder straps, while simple to use, incorporate a lot of thought. To begin with, the removable sternum strap has a small, removable admin pouch with Velcro front.



The shoulder straps can be worn alone and are also compatible with CTOMS’ Pack to Armor Rapid Integration System which allows you to connect this pack directly to your armor carrier with quick donning and doffing capability. This really frees up the motion in your shoulders.



The entire inside of the Temba is Velcro compatible and will accept the pockets from CTOMS line of second line packs. Items such as the TRaCE kit will mount for easy access right to the top row of PALs webbing.


The Temba opens completely for full access to the contents. It opens so much that you can place a casualty into the bag and use it as a littler to extract a casualty by using the handles found inside both side pockets.



There are currently three piggyback panels available. The first is the Alpine panel which accepts a shovel, probe, crampons and two ice axes.


Next, is a PALS panel.


Finally, there’s an accessory pocket piggyback panel.


There’s also a pack cover in MultiCam Alpine pattern coming.

Update: here’s the cover.



Although CTOMS is a Canadian company, the Temba is Made in USA.

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Sneak Peek – TYR Tactical’s Onus Adapter

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Named for the Latin word for “load”, the patent pending Onus Adapter allows you to attach a Huron pack up to 50 lbs directly to a Brokos X-frame belt.


Coming soon from TYR Tactical.

Sneak Peek – Huron Packs from TYR Tactical

Friday, December 5th, 2014


Coming SHOT Show 2015

Fouru Outerwear – Strapless Backpack System On Kickstarter

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Strapless Backpack System is a project currently on Kickstarter. It utilizes Float Pack technology, a strapless backback system which is integrated directly into select garments, allowing wearers to secure the pack to their person. The funding itself is not for the product, but rather to keep the manufacturing of the system within North America, as it currently is.

Acronymjutsu FW 1415

Friday, November 28th, 2014

ACRONYM® Acronymjutsu [FW-1415] from ACRNM on Vimeo.

It’s been sometime since we mentioned Germany-based Acronym’s high end, military inspired clothing line. They incorporate some of the latest fabrics into their innovative designs that include some of the first real use of PALS which they call Tec Sys webbing.

Sneaky Bags – Trick Or Treat Bag

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

ToT 1

Sneaky Bags developed the Trick or Treat bag at the request of a customer who wanted a bag to transport issued firearms and a small loadout, which could also accept integral IIA ballistic panels. The result is a combination weapons case and messenger bag, with a dedicated main weapons compartment. The front exterior of the ToT has a loop panel for ID or morale patches, and padded carry handles. The front flap features a dual buckle closure system.

ToT 2

The main weapons compartment features a padded divider, and can carry various sized firearms, including a broken-down carbine or PDW. Additional room makes it easy to store a pistol, magazines, etc. It also includes a padded laptop sleeve, which can comfortably store even most larger sized laptops and other computing devices.

ToT 3

The messenger bag component features PALS/loop fabric for customization with compatible pouches, and two mesh pockets.

ToT 4

The top of the main flap features an organizer component, for items such as writing implements, keys, cards, and a mobile device.

ToT 5

When opened, the main flap reveals a full mesh pocket, for maps and papers or other documents.

ToT 6

The rear of the bag has a zippered loop fabric lined flat items pocket, with a quick-access cutout. The bungee web is designed to secure lightweight items such as a rainshell. The rear also features attachment points for the included “Utilitor” straps. The ToT also comes with a padded shoulder strap which conveniently attaches to the two d-rings on either side of the bag.

ToT 7

Available in Black, Gray, and Medium Navy in sizes Medium and Large.

Grey Ghost Gear – Grif Pack

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Grif Pack 1

The Griff Pack is a rugged, versatile pack inspired by its namesake, an NCO and friend of GGG who was killed in Tal Afar, Iraq in 2005.

The Griff Pack features plenty of storage space throughout. The top front of the pack has a zippered, cloth-lined compartment for small, scratch prone items. The front pocket has administrative storage, a key hook, and loop panel for attaching hook-backed pouches, and elastic loops for pistol and SMG magazines.

The middle compartment folds open in a clamshell fashion, and is covered in loop panel for the attachment of hook-backed pouches and organizers. Is is perfect for carrying books, a change of clothes, or a day’s rations.

The back compartment features a padded laptop sleeve which can accommodate any laptop up to 17 inches. A field of loop opposite the laptop sleeve can accommodate a hook-backed holster or pouches. Each side of this compartment has pass-through doors which allow the user to access and draw a handgun while wearing the pack on their back. The back compartment also has a zippered pocket for additional storage.

The back panel features air mesh for comfort and breathability, as does the wide shoulder straps.

A 3×5 loop panel is on the front of the pack for patches and name tags.

Grif Pack 2

Available in Grey.

Tactical Tailor – Concealed Carry Messenger Bag

Friday, October 24th, 2014


Constructed from 500D Cordura Nylon, the Concealed Carry Messenger Bag features Hypalon accents, as well as airmesh lining on the bag and shoulder pad.

An accessory pouch and removable holster come standard with the Messenger Bag. Three internal compartments are lined with loop material so that users can rearrange the accessory pouch and holster to their preference, as well as further customize the bag with hook pouches and other accessories.

Available in all Black, or Black with Charcoal, Typhon, Ranger Green, or Wolf Grey accents.