Archive for the ‘Packs’ Category

Matador – Freerain24 2.0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The Freerain24 2.0 weighs just 6.6 oz, yet has a capacity of 24 liters. It’s made from ripstop Cordura fabric and features a Hypalon roll top main compartment as well as an external zippered pocket and dual water bottle pockets.

Additionally, it can be stuffed into a pocket for storage. Offered in Black and Coyote (coming) from

ORWM 18 – Scepter 35 & 50 by Mystery Ranch

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

The Scepter is a new dedicated ice climbing pack from Mystery Ranch.

It is made from 330D Robic fabric and is packed with features. In addition to adjustable ice tool attachments, there is daisy chain down the back along with removable bungees.

The lid is shaped to secure a rope or helmet and the lid open toward the rear with an expandable drawstring shroud.

The yoke telescopes for a custom fit. The waist belt and internal composite stays are also removable.

It is offered in 35 or 50 liter sizes in Cherry or Mist (shown).

Hill People Gear Displaying At O P Tactical Today

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Hill People Gear is at O P Tactical today from 10am – 3pm! Stop by and see the Hill brothers with Kit Bags, Packs and more on display. They are raffling off a limited edition Blue and Black Umlimdi.

OPT is located at:

2533-103 Atlantic Ave

Raleigh, NC 27604

The Big Picture – Combat Pack

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

In case you were wondering how good you’ve got it compared to the Soldiers of World War Two and Korea, check out this excerpt of “The Big Picture” discussing individual load carrying equipment.

“The Big Picture” was a television series produced by the US Army during the 1950s and early 60s to educate the public on its capabilities. In total there were 828 episodes.

HRE Pack Now Available for Limited Market Release – High Risk Entry MEDIUM

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

After extensive refinement and testing within multiple specialties, the HRE Pack is available for MIL/LE tactical medicine, confined space search and rescue, and active threat response.

Birmingham, AL October 23, 2018 — Emergent Rescue Systems, LLC today announced the release of a much anticipated product, the HRE (High Risk Entry) Pack. The original goal behind its creation was to fill a gap in carrier capability for treating junctional hemorrhage with current devices on the market. The resulting device, however, is far more expansive and covers and a much broader need than solely treating junctional hemorrhage.


Ideally suited and engineered for M.A.R. (Massive Hemorrhage Airway Respiration) response, it can be maximized beyond full M.A.R.C.H. (M.A.R. Circulation Hypothermia) protocol. The pack has an extremely small footprint and thin profile, ideal as a CQC entry or confined space rescue bag. The 4-6 pre-staged tourniquets and 8+ hemostatic gauze packs can be accessed and used in seconds, making the HRE Pack an excellent active threat response bag. Combined with the internal design, the footprint and sling allow full access to all components without removing the pack, except those protected in the weather resistant Instruments/Meds/Circulation compartment. The single shoulder sling, an important component of the pack, allows for rapid movement of the pack from rear to front and a detachable waist strap ensures stability during hasty movement.

“We’ve put a great deal of thought and testing into the HRE Pack and the need for it remains high. Contributions to its development from some of finest professionals in both operational medicine and industry have allowed us to bring the HRE Pack to market,” said Emergent Rescue Systems founder, Chris Richards.


Hugh Coffee, esteemed wilderness medic, tactical medic, and author of Ditch Medicine, was instrumental from the original sketch to final production. “The key criteria we looked at from the beginning were non-compressible/junctional hemorrhage, speeding up treatment time, prolonged austere capabilities, and pack stability when running or clearing obstacles.This thing exceeds that criteria – without a doubt,” Coffee said.

The HRE Pack’s first physical prototype was produced by Extreme Gear Labs, an industry brand name behind many successful high-end products. Zulu Nylon Gear completed the final designs and has partnered with Emergent Rescue Systems for full-scale production.

Limited Market Release Promotion 

The five specific HRE Pack internal panels and pouches are included during the initial LMR along with a free buyer’s choice 6th. Visit the HRE Pack webpage to order:

About the HRE Pack – High Risk Entry MED

The HRE Pack (High Risk Entry) expands operational medicine capabilities with a low profile, rapid access entry system. Originally designed to treat non-compressible and junctional hemorrhage, the HRE Pack is engineered for full spectrum TCCC treatment. It provides rapid efficiency without pack removal, ultimate versatility of movement, and dynamic response capabilities for high risk threats in unpredictable environments.

For more information, visit

AUSA 18 – DG Frame Set by Crossfire Australia

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Crossfire Australia is well known name for the true gear aficionado. I was pleasantly surprised to see them exhibiting in the Australian pavilion at AUSA. Their DG Frame Set caught my eye.

They designed by and manufactured to their spec, the frame is said to flex at the same rate as the human back offering a more stable and comfortable ride.

I really like the looks of the harness. The waist belt is segmented allowing for it to be worn around the waist or secured around the back. Additionally, the harness system can be quickly set at three different heights to accommodate different torso lengths. The shoulder straps are shaped and tapered to work over body armor and smoothly transfer load away from the brachial plexus nerve group.

The DG Frame is compatible with most ALICE-style packs, including Crossfire’s offerings.

With the current exchange rate, this Frame is quite affordable for Americans concerned about price.

Blue Force Gear – Tracer Pack

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The Tracer Pack from Blue Force Gear’s DAP line promises to be their best ever.

The Tracer is slightly larger than BFG’s Jedburgh Pack and also features the PALS compatible panel at the front, mounted to a zippered external pocket.

There are also two side mounted water bottle pockets made from 4-way stretch Tweave material. you’ll also notice a padded interior sleeve for water reservoirs or laptops.

The Tracer is dapper organization system compatible with loop material on the inside of the pack to accept accessories.

The Tracer is currently available in Black and Wolf Grey.

TYR Tactical Tuesday – Huron Collapsible Direct Action Assaulters Pack – MV

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018


The Huron™ Collapsible Direct Action Assaulters Pack – MV (HRN-DAAP-MV) attaches to all TYR Tactical® Plate Carriers with 11” back panel zippers. This attachment system allows for a quick disconnect and reconnect of the pack to your carrier. The DAAP-MV may also be utilized as a Stand-Alone Pack with its two low profile shoulder straps. The shoulder straps can be removed or remain on the pack when attached to the carrier, this allows the user to remove the pack from their carrier and then quickly don the pack again via the shoulder carry straps. The DAAP-MV can carry hydration, a 117-G Radio and/or other equipment for various mission sets. It also features a zippered expandable main compartment that has two antenna/cable routing ports, an internal hydration pocket with top hydration port, two external general purpose pockets and a removable beavertail for storing a helmet or transitional garments.


The DAAP-MV can also be attached to other plate carrier brands by purchasing the TYR Tactical® 11″ Zipper Adapters (SOLD SEPARATELY).  The TYR-AZPR001 MOLLE to the back of any plate carrier or vest that has 1 column/6 rows of MOLLE webbing.

Wt: 1.55 lbs.
Dim: 13.25” H x 9.25” W x 3” or 5”D
Cubic Liters: 8.86L – 12.88L (Collapsible Main Compartment & Two GP Pockets)

Design Features:
• 500d Cordura®
• Collapsible Main Compartment from 5” to 3”
• Top Loading
• Carry Handle
• Qty.1 Tapered GP Pocket 4.75”H x 7.50”W x 2”D
• Qty.1 Padded Bottom GP Pocket 6”H 8.50”W x 2”D
• Removable Poly Mesh Beavertail
• Attaches to all TYR Tactical® Plate Carriers with 11” back panel zippers
• Removable Yoke/Shoulder Straps
• Hydration Pocket