Posts Tagged ‘Darley Defense’

Darley Defense Days – First Edge Knives & Tools 

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

First Edge offers an interesting line of folding knives. Named 1550, 1650, and 1750 they all share the same Swedish Elmax Stainless Steel drop point blade, pocket clip, liner and G10 scales but they differ by type of opening. The 1550 is a tracklock opener, 1650 an assisted opener and the 1750 is an automatic knife.

The blades are 3″ with an overall open length of 8.125″. If you need a serrated edge, replace the 0 in the model number with a 5. Want a Tanto Blade? The model numbers are 1250, 1350 and 1450.


Darley Defense Days – Virginia Beach

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

I’m spending the afternoon with Darley Defense on the Beach checking out kit. Naturally, I’ll be sharing some of what I see.

Darley Defense – Versa Fresh Pak

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The Versa Fresh Pak from Darley Defense is a man portable water treatment system that will produce potable water from any fresh water source. The Pelican case variant weighs 50lbs and the backpack version is 40lbs.


It can be powered via 12v dc, solar powered or via the internal battery for emergency operations up to 4 hours. The pump has 6′ suction lift and will produce approx 1 gpm. The process is a strainer at the pump, sediment pre-filter, ultra filtration membrane and then Granular Activated Carbon post filter. This removes 99.99% of pathogens.


Sneak Peek – RE Factor/HSGI Helmet Counterweight Pouch

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

RE Factor showed us this upcoming collaboration with High Speed Gear at the recent Darley Days expo on Fort Bragg.

The Counterweight Pouch has slots for a battery pack as well as metal weights.

Darley Defense Days – Black Diamond Assault Pack

Thursday, June 4th, 2015


Black Diamond is known for the APEx Predator wearable C3 system, however they also offer an Assault Pack optimized to carry the AN/PRC 117G radio.


The Assault Pack is optimized for the APEx Predator system. The top of the pack features improved lengthened antenna ports, with multiple Velcro flaps, allowing for greater flexibility in antenna placement. The main compartment features dual side stash flaps for cable management, and two buckled radio retention straps sewn into the pack. The main compartment also features a zippered bottom opening for radio battery changes.


The exterior features a cable management pocket for the Tactical Mission Controller, which feeds directly into the main compartment. An integrated zippered hydration compartment is housed behind the back pad. Dual side ports allow for additional cable routing options. The Assault Pack also comes with an external tablet pouch.


The Black Diamond Assault pack is available in Coyote and MultiCam.


I Darley Defense Days – Hydrapak – Collapsible Canteen

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

For 15 years, Hydrapak has provided hydration systems to popular brands such as LBT, tactical tailor, MMI, TacProGear, and many more. The unique construction of their bladders allows them to be turned inside-out, to facilitate easier cleaning.

Recently, they’ve came out with a line of collapsible canteens in two models: the Stash and Softflask.

The Stash comes in 3/4 liter and 1 liter sizes. It’s collapsible design offers the advantage of a reduced footprint over traditional canteens systems, which maintain the same volume either empty or full.

Here’s a photo of a willing volunteer placing his full weight on a 3/4 Stash bottle.

The Softflask comes in 1/2 liter and 3/4 liter sizes.


The SplashGuard is a new product which inserts into wide mouth bottles, concentrating flow and protecting from splashback.

Hydrapak’s line of collapsible canteens are currently available at all base exchanges. However, as a special offer to SSD readers, now through June 15th take advantage of a special 50% off discount through the Hydrapak online store – use coupon code TACTICALUSER2015! to apply the discount.


Darley Defense Days – Rini Technologies – Personal Thermal Management System

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Rini Technologies’ personal Thermal Management System is a vest system which is worn under equipment to maintain a comfortable temperature for the wearer. 

It features a system of water-filled tubes which circulates through a Thermal Management Unit, a refrigeration unit that chills the water to a comfortable 72 degrees farenheit. Rini also offers a heater box for colder temperatures, which heats the water to around 100 degrees fahrenheit. These systems are powered either through a separate battery pack, or through vehicle power.

Rini has also developed a variant of the PTMS in a MilSpec desert oriented colorway, as well as a specialized TMU developed in collaboration with PEO Soldier, with a 28 volt system designed to run off aircraft power, for use with US Army Aviation.


Darley Defense Days – Ares Armor Derma Plate Carrier

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Ares Armor’s Derma Plate Carrier is a lightweight plate carrier made of 1000D Cordura nylon, with a weight of 2 lbs 14 oz.

The namesake of the Derma, meaning skin, comes into play with its unique tubular elastic cummerbund, featuring bungees which allow for a greater degree of movement without the carrier shifting out of place on the wearer. 

The Derma also features Cobra buckles, front and rear PALS webbing, Velcro loop panel on the front and rear, and a direct connect system for packs.

The Derma is currently in testing with select US Military units.

The Derma comes in Small-Medium, sized for 10×12 plates, and Large-XL, sized for 11×14 up to 11×17 plates. Veteran made in the USA, and Berry Compliant.