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Triple Aught Design – Azimuth Transport Pack Now Available For Pre-Order

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

I was first exposed to the Azimuth Transport Pack from Triple Aught Design during Destination: Granite. TAD gave each of the attendees a prototype of this lightweight daypack. I used it during the experience and now keep it with me for travel. As you’ll notice, it compacts into an internal pocket for storage or transport. The idea is that you can take it with you in your main luggage and then pull it out and use it as a daypack once you get to your destination. It weighs .8 lbs and offers 19 liters of carrying capacity.  I really like the top zipper opening which secures via two side release buckles. The pack also offers a handy side zip for panel access as well as dual water bottle pockets.  However, the real exciting thing about this pack is that it is super durable thanks to the VX-21 Ripstop and VX-07 Shell materials which are essentially modern sail cloth.

Easy Access: Primarily loaded via the large, water resistant zipper at the top of the pack, the Azimuth Pack also has zippers running along both sides of the front panel. One zipper leads to the main compartment, allowing the user to quickly and easily access items at any layer of the pack, and the other zipper leads to a separate, flat storage compartment that keeps small items readily accessible.

Internal Organization: Two Helix (HX) attachment points inside of the Azimuth Pack allow the user to attach Transport Cubes, our soon-to-be-released Transport Sleeve, select Control Panels, or any other compatible storage system securely inside the pack. An internal mesh pocket keeps small items accessible at the top of the pack, and also acts as the carrying pouch when stowing the Azimuth for transport.

External Organization: The Azimuth Pack has two quickly accessible external side pockets with attachment loops to help retain essential tools such as a water bottle, compass, GPS, or map. These pockets are ported to allow small debris or loose liquid to escape.

Capable Companion: Unstructured and minimalist, the Azimuth can be packed into its own internal mesh pocket, rolled up, or packed flat. Made in the USA from premium lightweight and durable weather-resistant materials, the Azimuth packs features above its weight class into a package you’ll forget is there until you need it.

Hydration Compatible: A hydration bladder attachment strap rests inside the top of the Azimuth Pack to allow common sizes and shapes of hydrations bladders to be suspended. The top of the pack is ported to allow hydration hoses to be routed to either shoulder strap. Both straps contain a small elastic loop to secure the hose to the strap.

Colors are Black/Brindle. Pre-orders for the pilot production run will begin shipping on Wednesday, 12/7. All pre-orders will ship in time to arrive by 12/24. Not available for pickup in-store. However, there will be a limited number available at the annual prototype/sample/warehouse sale happening this weekend at their Dogpatch location. On a side note, this year TAD will be doing an online sale for the customers who can’t make it here for the sale. Online info:

To pre-order the Azimuth Transport Pack, visit

Sneak Peek – OV Innovations Cache

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Coming soon from OV Innovations is the Cache, a PALS-compatible beavertail accessory for EDC and tactical packs. The Cache fits standard PALS grids and Mystery Ranch layouts, and can be adapted to fit a multitude of other packs.

Made from 500D Cordura, it will be available in Coyote Brown, MultiCam, Foliage Green, and Black.

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Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Well, apparently we can talk about this. I’ve been sworn to secrecy on this new daypack from Triple Aught Design since receiving one during Destination: Granite back in September.

The super lightweight Azimuth is unlike any previous packs from Triple Aught Design. Sounds like it will be released very soon.

They’ve another video with even more info.

Flying Circle Introduces the Pecos Tactical Backpack

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Flying Circle, a key supplier of field, tactical, and travel bags to the U.S. Military, adds the Pecos Tactical Backpack to its line of Concealed Carry Backpacks.

Boerne, TX, November 16, 2016 – Flying Circle announces the latest addition to its military-grade concealed carry backpacks with the Pecos Tactical 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 outdoor recreational use.

Constructed from durable water resistant 900 denier polyester fabric, the Pecos Backpack provides functionality and comfort in a sturdy, streamlined design that is tough enough to withstand demanding field use and rugged weekend excursions.

“This pack is the result of almost a decade of customer feedback,” said Flying Circle president, Jimmy Chittim. “Based on our top-selling Stryker pack, the Pecos combines all the cool features people have been asking for. Lightweight, comfortable, and customizable, the Pecos is ready for adventure.”

The Pecos features a large zippered front pocket and two spacious large center compartments to hold a range of items of varying sizes.

The main cargo compartment boasts several convenient features. The zipper extends to the bottom of backpack for convenient packing and access to gear. The interior organizer panel has multiple pockets for small items as well as a large pocket with a divider that can hold a tablet and laptop.

The hydration sleeve located in the main center compartment can accommodate hydration systems up to 3 liters and has dual exit ports for tubes.

Two secret back pockets on each side provide secure concealed carry access for handguns up to full-size pistols like the 1911. The pockets can also be used to quickly access everyday carry items like wallet, keys, and pocket knives.

For even more storage options, MOLLE webbing on the front, sides, bottom, and backpack straps can be used to attach compatible packs and gear.

Comfort features include padded backpack straps and padded back with mesh lining for ventilation. The adjustable sternum & waist straps offer maximum support when carrying heavy loads. Top and side grab handles allow for the bag to be easily grabbed or pulled.

The Pecos Backpack is available in black or coyote brown and is backed by Flying Circle’s Lifetime Guarantee.

Learn more about the Pecos Backpack online at

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.

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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

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.