Archive for the ‘Packs’ Category

Catoma – Switchblade Modular Load Carriage System

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Catoma is launching the new Switchblade Modular Load Carriage System at this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida. Switchblade uses the framesheet, shoulder straps, and waistbelt from the Chief Patrol pack.

As you can see from this components listing, there are several items designed specifically for use by weapon crews.

As you can see on the graphic below, there are a wide variety of configurations.

See the Switchblade in booth #1736 at SOFIC.

Sneak Peek – TYR Tactical Huron 32L Assaulters Sustainment Pack

Saturday, May 13th, 2017


Over the past year TYR Tactical® gathered extensive user feedback from the successful development and fielding of their Huron™ 40L Jungle Pack. They then utilized this end user input to revise their current Huron™ 32L Assaulters Sustainment Pack. The result paired the lightweight, functionality of the Jungle Pack with an internal frame, feature rich system.


The Huron™ 32L Assaulters Sustainment Pack (HRN-ASP032-M) is set to relaunch Tuesday, May 16th on Soldier Systems Daily.

Warrior West – LBT-2670 EOD Pack

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

This particular pack/setup was developed for state, local, and federal EOD training.

Modular both internally and externally allowing for a number of missions specific load-outs.

Compatible with the Armatus II carrier MAP system front and back panels.

TYR Tuesday – Huron 40L (Top Loading & Front) Allegiance Assaulters Sustainment Pack

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Huron™ 40L (Top Loading & Front) Allegiance Assaulters Sustainment Pack is low profile as well as extremely versatile with exceptionally advanced attributes. It’s constructed with 500d Cordura® and high abrasion resistant 4-way stretch Tweave. The addition of a front beavertail keeps the front of the pack slick which prevents snagging in dense vegetation while also providing an additional load carriage option. The beaver tail is secured using low profile G-Hooks. The top front features a zipper opening for a full length pocket for additional storage. The sides of the pack are slick with the exception of 2 Tweave zippered pockets that lay flat and provide additional storage as well as two adjustable canteen pockets. Internally, the ALG040 has a small utility mesh pouch for storing smaller items as well as a hydration or communications pouch location on the internal back of the pack.

The pack utilizes the Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage 20” Angled Frame. It is constructed with carbon fiber and aluminum. This makes the PLUMA™ Frame not only extremely strong and durable but as light as a feather at 1.0 lbs. Its strength-to- weight ratio is unmatched in today’s military market.

• Two Adjustable Canteen Pockets
• One The Huron™ Jungle Lower Back Mesh Pocket gives the user the option to increase the overall capacity without adding excess weight to the pack. Attaches to the Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame via low profile hook and loop.
• Removable Tweave Beavertail
• Flush Removable Pack Cap with Internal Mesh Pocket
• 11” Zippers for TYR Tactical® Standard Assaulters Zip On Platforms or Huron™ DAAP Direct Action Assaulters Pack attachment
• Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame – 20” Angled
• Two, External, Full Length Side Pockets
• Two, Internal, Full Length Mesh Pockets
• Carry Handle
• Yoke Load Levelers adjust the pack vertically and horizontally which assists in reducing fatigue.
• Antimicrobial/FR Treated Padded Spacer Mesh is used on the internal portions of the pack for comfort and moister wicking.
• Side Compression Straps change the overall capacity of the pack when areas are not in use.
• Pull-Forward Adjustable Belt Assembly
• Top Loading: Items are packed vertically with access to the main compartment at the top of the pack. Closure: Roll-Top with Three 1” Buckles
• Front Loading: Items are packed horizontally with the aid of Internal Compression Straps. The main compartment can be accessed from the front of the pack. Closure: Two Heavy Duty #10 Zippers
• Sized: Small/Medium & Large/XLarge
• Wt.: 6.35 lbs
• Dim.: 20.5” H x 11.5” W x 9.75” D

First-Spear Friday Focus – Woodland Multi-Purpose Packs

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Originally designed as a medical pack for a US Special Operations unit, the Multi-Purpose Pack has become a popular range bag or day pack. It is a non-stocking non-standard item which means it was designed at the request of a FS professional user to meet a unique mission set and is not part of the catalog or stocking list. Occasionally there are overruns and today we are in for real treat with the announcement of a Woodland Camo version. Supplies are limited grab one while you can.

Features include hydration compartment, padded shoulder straps, 5 external pockets and compression straps. The exterior dimensions are 18.5″ x 9″ x 8″.

Listed in the Non-Stocking Non-Standard section they are offering SSD readers a promo. Order any Multi-Purpose Pack this weekend and get a FREE Tough Hook.

TYR Tuesday – Huron Medical Assaulters Pack-X9

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


Introducing The Huron™ Medical Assaulters Pack-X9. The MDX9 was designed to be low profile and extremely versatile. It’s engineered utilizing the revolutionary Patented TYR Tactical® PV® material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. Generous amounts of PALS/MOLLE webbing allow scalability for different mission sets and has several multifaceted adjustable internal compartments to fit different operator needs.


The inside of the X9 is completely lined with Velcro® loop. This design feature allows you to customize the internal pouch layout. It also gives the medic/operator immediate access.


Design Features:
• Qty. 1 Front Zippered Compartment
• Qty.1 Front Zippered Compartment with 1” Elastic which provides additional load carriage locations for tourniquets and other medical items.
• Qty.2 Removable Vertical Velcro® Pouches with expandable, 4-way stretch, Tweave sides and clear front. Dim: 8.5”H x 3.75”W x 1.5”D
• Qty.2 Removable Horizontal Velcro® Pouches with expandable, 4-way stretch, Tweave sides and clear front Dim: 3.75”H x 8.5”W x 1.5”D
• Qty.1 Removable Medical Bungee Platform for quick acquisition items Dim: 6.5”H x 8”W
• Qty.1 Removable Large Gusseted Velcro® Pouch with expandable, 4-way stretch, tweave sides and clear front. It also features internal bungees for tourniquets and other medical items. Dim: 3.75”H x 8.5”W x 1.5”D
• Removable shoulders
• Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used on the internal portions of the vest for comfort
• Total System Wt: 3.5 lbs.
• Pack Dim: 17”H x 8.5”W x 4”D



Sneak Peek – Huron MDX9 Medical Pack

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Here is a sneak peek of the New Huron MDX9 Medical Pack. Following our philosophy, Innovate or Die, we have designed the next generation in medical gear to assist first responders who are assigned as tactical medics, rescue task force members, or individual FIRE/EMS/LEOs. Our new Huron™ medical packs are designed specifically around the guidelines from the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and the principle that no one should bleed to death from uncontrolled hemorrhage. Current TECC guidelines recommend all first responders carry tourniquets, learn to pack wounds and utilize hemostatic dressings, and learn to seal chest wounds following the MARCHE protocols. TECC is the civilian evolution of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), written to address the differences in civilian populations and operational environments.

The MDX9 is designed specifically to carry multiple emergency medical items required in a Mass Casualty situation. It has ample storage space and organizational features that assist users in identifying the required items for treatment, and quickly accessing them for application.

This is just the first of many new medical products coming out of TYR Tactical in 2017.

Black Diamond – Creek Series Packs

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Offered in three sizes (50l, 35l, 20l), the Creek series of packs from Black Diamond are designed for use while cragging. They are made from Black burly haul bag material. In addition to a top opening with a strap to secure ropes or clothing, there is also a panel zipper to access your gear (only on 50 and 35 models). You’ll also find a stowable rain cover. Internally, there is an organizer. The harness features padded shoulder straps and dual-density hip belt with a thermoformed backpanel.

A really cool feature is the bottom of the pack. It incorprates a stiffened loop which allows it to stand upright on the ground.

Creek 50

Creek 35

Creek 20