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IWA – Karrimor SF Manufacturing Danish Army Packs

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

British pack company Karrimor SF displayed three packs they are building for the Danish Army. While the samples were in various colors, the issue items are all MultiCam. Additionally, all three are PALS compatible and the Odin features a removable hibpbelt and interface to work with TYR Tactical’s Brokos Belt and Pico carrier which are both issued to Danish forces.

Odin

Odin is a 75 liter pack with a single main compartment accessible via a 3/4 zip. The main compartment can be sectioned off for carriage of a sleeping bag and there is a half moon sleeping bag compartment opening to access it. Additionally, the Odin offers a beavertail panel for the external carriage of helmets or jackets. There is also internal PALs webbing to attach radios.

Thor

Thor is a 40 liter patrol pack with a 3/4 zip access to its main compartment. There is an additional pocket with zipper access in the lid. Internal PALs allows radio carriage.

Loki

Loki works as a load hauler for items such as water jugs or Pelican cases. Additionally, a wide range of equipmeng can be attached via the large PALs field.

www.Karrimorsf.com

Lowe Vector Catalog

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

From the late 1970s until the early 1990s, Lowe Alpine Systems offered a military line of packs called Vector. I owned a Woodland LCS-85 pack which is similar to the LCS-84 seen here, but I had also used an OD LOCO at 3ID LRS. LOCOs are rarely found with the rappelling harness as those were used long after the packs were discarded. These are pages from their catalog from the mid-80s.

“In 1978 in response to their experience in the U.S. Special Forces, Greg and Mike Lowe began designing to the needs of the U.S. Army and Marines as well as search and rescue organizations. Today, based on wide ranging input from outdoorsmen, hunters, rescue groups, SWAT teams and the military, Vector has become the leader in backpack design and innovation.”


TEAM WENDY’S Transit Pack By Mystery Ranch Is Now Available!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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CLEVELAND – Team Wendy is pleased to announce the release of the Team Wendy Transit Pack. A collaborative effort between Team Wendy and Mystery Ranch, the pack’s innovate design offers the user multiple ways to transport the bag as well as organize its contents.

The Transit Pack is available through TeamWendy.com and authorized Team Wendy dealers.

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Transit Pack: AT A GLANCE

Features:
• Durable design with padding on all sides to protect helmet
• Offers three ways to carry your bag:
o Shoulder straps
o Bag handle on top and side for hand-carry (can also be used to secure to vehicle)
o MOLLE on back of bag that can be attached to MOLLE panels on packs or elsewhere
• Clamshell opening gives access to the entire contents and creates two useable surfaces for kit layout
o Interior flap has Velcro for spare patches and loop mounted accessories
• Three moveable internal pockets that can be placed anywhere in the bag
o Two flat pockets for accessory items such as strobes, goggles, glasses, etc.
o One draw cord bag for NVGs or headset, stored under the helmet

ONLINE:
Learn more about the Team Wendy Transit Pack by Mystery Ranch:
www.teamwendy.com/products/helmets-accessories/parts-accessories/team-wendy-helmet-bag

O P Tactical Offering Twin Needle’s Mini MAP

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The TwinNeedle Mini MAP is a modular assault pack that is sized to match the back of most plate carriers perfectly. The large main compartment features a sleeve to secure a 2 litre bladder (3 litre bladders will fit if they are not completely filled) and the external pouch can carry a 24 hour ORP (operational ration pack).

Two columns by three rows of PALS webbing on each side allow the user to fit more pouches to the sides. Three exit ports (one on the top and one on each side) allow the user to place their hydration hose to suit and compression straps allow the load to be cinched down and stop any “pouch bounce”. The webbing tabs on the base that cover the drain holes can be utilized to strap external loads to the bottom.

Dimensions: Main pack 37.5cm tall x 19.5cm wide x 8cm deep. Front pocket 20.5cm tall x 19.5cm wide x 6.5cm deep.

Occupies: 4 columns by 6 rows.

Approximate weight: 430gm (under 1lbs)

Available in Coyote Brown, Multicam, Black and Ranger Green

Made in New Zealand and can be purchased direct or via TwinNeedle’s US distributor O P Tactical.

SHOT Show 17 – Mystery Ranch SPEAR Packs

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Last year, Mystery Ranch won the contract for three of USSOCOM’s SPEAR family of packs. Because there is so much going on with these packs, we are just going to show them to you.

SPEAR Assault

SPEAR Patrol

SPEAR Recce


Additionally, all three packs come with a new common version of the NICE frame.

Once again, look for full details on these packs soon.

SHOT Show 17 – LBX Tactical

Friday, January 20th, 2017


This is the new LBX lightweight shell pack. It offers top/bottom/middle pack access with uretek zippers. Look for a summer/fall release date in a variety of colors.

This is the LBX4020 Armatus II in MultiCam Black with integrated G-Code Scorpion pouches.

www.lbxtactical.com

Arc’teryx LEAF – ‘Less Is Better’ With New Assault Packs

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Arc’teryx LEAF released their Assault Packs as part of the 2017 line.

Essentially, they are updates to the Khard line with minor improvements. These improvements include the name. No one really knew what a “Khard” was when it was first released, but everyone understands what the new naming convention denotes; “Assault Pack” is pretty straight forward.

Like I mentioned, the changes are minor.

The padded shoulder straps and removable waist belt are now common between both the 30 and 45 liter sizes. The suspension is also more PPE friendly.

They’ve also eliminated the zippered pocket inside the pack’s lid due to redundancy, while the zippered pocket on the outside of the lid is no longer as deep, so you won’t lose track of your gear. It also now has a flap. The plus side of this is that it is more water resistant, but I’ve noticed I find myself regularly checking to ensure I’ve zipped it closed, since I can’t just glance at the zipper.

Interestingly, the Khard 60 will remain as-is in both name and configuration, as a specialist item.

The Assault Pack is available in 30 and 45 liter sizes in Crocodile, Wolf Grey, MultiCam and now Black.

See the whole line of LEAF load carriage, including the DryBag series at leaf.arcteryx.com.

Tactical Assault Gear Launches New Web Site

Friday, January 13th, 2017

We’ve got theee cool things from TAG to tell you about.

Tactical Assault Gear has launched an update to their website. In addition to TAG products, they also offer some of the most popular products from other vendors in the market.

Also, new and in stock, is their Everyday Pack. At only 19 ounces, this pack is extremely lightweight, 100% Made in America, with a Lifetime Warranty.

Features:
Molded back panel
YKK zippers
Contoured padded shoulder straps
Hydration port
Can hold 100oz. hydration bladder
Matching webbing and hardware



Dimensions:
Small Outer Pocket: 10” W x 8”H x 2” D (160 cubic inches)
Back Panel: 13” W at the base; 12” W Center line; 9” W at the top
Main Compartment: 17.5” H x 11.5” W (avg. width of back panel) x 5” D (1000 cubic inches)
Total pack size: 1,160 cubic inches

Offered in MultiCam Arid/Coyote Tan, MultiCam Black/Ranger Green and MultiCam Tropic/Coyote Tan

tacticalassaultgearstore.com


Finally, at this year’s SHOT Show, TAG is giving away this American made hat. It will only be available at SHOT. Stop by booth #30311 to get yours.

ORWM – Mystery Ranch Accessories

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Here are two new accessories from Mystery Ranch I think SSD readers may be interested in.

First up is the Rain Cover with Hood. It’s pretty straight forward. MR figures that of you want to keep your pack dry, you might want to do the same with your head.

Offered in two sizes, 10 and 30 liters, these Dry Cells feature roll tops and sonic welded seams.

www.mysteryranch.com

ORWM – Mystery Ranch

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

This report on new items from Mystery Ranch Outdoor products, coming Fall 17. The military/tactical items will come next week at SHOT Show. Both of these are what I would consider commuter bags.

At 22 liters, the Rip Ruck is made from 420D Cordura in a mountain ruck style.  Look for a separate zippered pocket for a laptop next to the back along with a dual zipper main pocket and two smaller outer pockets which replicate the two-zipper styling.

The Slick is just that.  It’s a 23 liter pack made from ripstop nylon and features a dedicated, zippered, laptop compartment along with a main pocket with a half moon zippered opening.  On either side are slit pockets which will accept a water bottle.

www.mysteryranch.com