I stopped by MATBOCK the other day and they pulled out this awesome T-shirt. Limited to only 100, the design was inspired by Davinci’s Vitruvian man.
With every purchase of MATBOCK Gear, they donate 10% of your total MATBOCK Gear order amount to the Navy SEAL Foundation to support the families of the warriors who have given their lives for our freedom.
This is MATBOCK’s Shield IFAK Pouch. Designed for the Phokus Research Shield kit or any similarly sized IFAK, it features a single tab pull system that will extract the kit halfway from the pouch for easy access for the operator without fear of having the kit fall out of the pouch. Made from MATBOCK’s Ghost Lite material, it is extremely lightweight and features a drain hole at the bottom to ensure zero weight gain when exposed to wet environments.
The pictures are of pre-production prototyoes and show 1 inch webbing used for MOLLE and belt attachments, but these have been switched to 3/4″ webbing so that the pouch will fit on just 2 rows of MOLLE.
Available in MultiCam (shipping in 2 weeks) while Tan and Black colors are expected in the near future.
The MATBOCK LIFT System has been out for a few years now, but as units look to spend their EOY funds, MATBOCK wanted to highlight the fact that this comprehensive system not only saves money, but also a lot of weight.
In the below PDF, you will see uses of the system and the description of each product. Yes, litters, ladders and bags have been around for a very longtime, but nothing has ever been put together like this. The Combat Carbon Poles are the backbone because they can be used throughout the entire system.
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So, let’s say you have a 21 man platoon, well the LIFT System can be spread-loaded across multiple people to make it very effective and versatile kit. For example: Each shooting pair would carry 1 x S-LIFT, while recce (or climbing team) would carry the LIFT Ladder with Combat Carbon Poles. Additionally, this team could also carry the LIFT Coupler to give them the ability to quickly turn their two 7.5ft combat carbon poles into a 15ft extension pole. This leaves the medic deciding if the mission requires them to carry the R-LIFT with another set of poles or just carry the R-LIFT bed, since recce has at least 1 set of poles on the operation.
It’s hard to fully understand the versatility of this system unit you see it in person or use it, but this video helps showcase a few ways to employ the entire system.
MATBOCK is proud to be a part of a little company called Strike Force Energy which we have talked about before. In this week’s segment, they wanted us to highlight the fact that MATBOCK’s sole mission is innovative technologies. When the Strike Force Energy drink opportunity came into play, the MATBOCK team jumped on it.
Strike Force Energy is a liquid energy pouch developed for anyone looking for an alternative to expensive, bulky canned energy drinks. Each pouch retails for $1.00 USD, but has 160mg of caffeine, is Sugar & Calorie FREE and only weighs 8.5 grams. Mix Strike Force Energy with any beverage for an explosion of flavors and a feeling to make you want to #KickTheCan.
If you have never tried it, Strike Force Energy is offering a chance for you to join their monthly subscription and get the 1st box for FREE. “Just like at the playground, the first one is always free”
MATBOCK was in search of a lightweight material that was not only strong, but durable and would outperform existing materials. After 2.5 years of searching and failing to yield acceptable results, MATBOCK decided to develop their own blend.
In keeping with their motto of “Lighter Faster Warriors”, they had to ensure that the material was going to be lighter than anything else on the market so they started looking at fiber based materials. This led them to test materials such as Tyvek®; however, it was not strong enough. In keeping with that same mentality they started researching sail cloth or dyneema based materials and ultimately Ghost was born in an alloy type laminate allowing for the strengths of many different materials to shine through. After years of testing on and off the battlefield, Ghost has met the demanding requirements.
Traditional manufacturing methods of nylon do not work well with Ghost, leading MATBOCK to continually test, develop and improve their methods for construction. At nearly half the weight of alternative fabrics, and nearly 4 times stronger, they are excited to finally bring this capability to the tactical gear market. MATBOCK would never put a piece of gear in the field that did not meet their own rigorous standards as it is their own brothers, friends, and teammates depending on it.
MATBOCK is pleased to introduce the Double Stack 5.56 Mag Pouch. Made with a Tegris backing with MOLLE attachments and MATBOCK’s Ghost material, the pouch is designed to hold 2 x 30 rd 5.56mm magazines. Both magazines or the back magazine can be secured in place with the bungee retention lanyard for quick removal of the first mag without fear of losing the second. The pouch weighs 0.8 ounces and is available in MultiCam with Coyote Tan and Black coming soon.
MATBOCK is pleased to introduce the Triple Side by Side 5.56 Mag Pouch. Made with a Tegris backing with MOLLE attachments and MATBOCK’s Ghost material, the pouch is designed to hold 3 x 30 rd 5.56mm magazines. Specifically designed to be mounted to MOLLE or worn on an operator’s belt. The pouch weighs 2.3 ounces, is available in MultiCam with Coyote Tan and Black coming soon.