Posts Tagged ‘Triple Aught Design’

White’s MP Service Boot – TAD Edition

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Triple Aught Design has been teasing a new leather project as a Foundry Project, for several days now.

Turns out, it’s their first Foundry Project collaboration and first entry into footwear. The Foundry is home to Limited Run projects like special colors or materials.

I asked TAD’s Phil Adams about the project and he said this:

White’s Boots is one of the oldest made in USA companies, founded in 1853, making boots since the civil war.  They still do it like they used too, even today.  100% by hand.  Then there’s TAD, one of the newer brands on the block trying to do it the same.  Made in USA.  Small batches of high quality goods that last a lifetime.  So the merging of the two brands for a project seemed like a perfect fit.  Like playing ball with your great grandfather and allowing him to still teach you a thing or two.

The boots launch next Tuesday and orders will be open for just four weeks.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the Boots are crafted completely by hand, in White’s factory in Spokane, WA, to TAD’s specs, and to the specifics of the customers order.  Truly custom for each customer.  MSRP is $595.

Stay tuned via their Newsletter for notification on the project activation.

Triple Aught Design – Nexus Belt

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Earlier today, Triple Aught Design launched their Nexus Belt, which has been under development for three years. It is a Foundry project which is their forge for special fabrications, unique colorways, and product experiments.


Designed to worn under a pack harness, duty belt or harness, this 1.5& wide belt is made from Nylon webbing, Biothane and Steel hardware.

Available in Black or Coyote, sizes 28-44.

Sneak Peek – TAD Wallet Prototype

Thursday, January 4th, 2018


It’s only a prototype but this wallet by Triple Aught Design got the attention of a lot of their customers when it showed up yesterday on Instagram.

Triple Aught Design – FAST Pack Scout

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

All week, Triple Aught Design has been teasing the latest addition to their FAST Pack line, the Scout.


Like its larger brothers, the Scout is Manufacture from 1000D Cordura and mil-spec hardware, but features a 15 liter capacity and can be worn alone or attached to the other packs.

Earlier today, TAD offered this Q&A to educate customers.
1) Pricing? $195
2) Launching? In the 12 Days Of TAD
3) What colors are launching? Black and Multicam Black with more colors like Ranger Green, Coyote Brown, Wolf Grey in the future
4) Will it hold a 15″ laptop? Yes.
5) Transporter Tail included? No.
6) How big of a hydration bladder will it hold? 3L.
7) What material is it made from? 1000D Cordura
8) Made In USA? Yes.

If you’re interested in picking one up, you’ll need to be signed up for their newsletter as they are dropping new products every day during their 12 days of TAD promotion. They are already on day eight, so this thing is coming soon. Releases occur each day at 9 AM PST.

Triple Aught Design To Open Outpost In Boulder

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Triple Aught Design has been kicking around the idea of setting up shops, referred to as outposts, in regions outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Although I figured their first one would be in New York City, they’ve set their eye on Boulder, Colorado, with an opening date of 1 October. At least it will be a shorter commute for Phil.


Triple Aught Design – Mercury Tech-T 

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Designed to augment and enhance your body’s natural cooling mechanisms, Triple Aught Design’s Mercury Tech-T is designed specifically for performance and comfort for hot conditions.

While natural materials such as cotton excel at trapping moisture against your skin to keep you cool, they can cling to your skin and chafe. Mercury features Polartec® Delta™, a highly engineered 3D mesh that optimizes moisture dispersal and airflow while reducing friction against your skin.


Delta captures and retains moisture in pockets, while remaining cling-free. The specialized knit construction uses both hydrophilic and hydrophobic yarns to enhance convective heat loss, remain breathable, and regulate drying time.

TAD advises that because the Mercury Tech-T cools so well, it shouldn’t be used as a baselayer in cold weather.

Available in Black and Gunship.

Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design’s Spectre Carry System 

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

This is a sneak peek at Triple Aught Design’s upcoming Spectre Carry System configured for Fly Fishing.

Look for it in two weeks.

Triple Aught Design – Spectre 34 Pack

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

The Spectre 34’s scalable, lightweight design includes customizable 7075 aluminum stays and HDPE frame sheet, adjustable harness system including removable waistbelt, and expandable capacity.


A 3-row, 4-column PALS grid on the face supports the Spectre compression system and accessory pouches, such as the OP1, GPP1 and GPP2. A low-profile daisy chain along the periphery of the bag provides attachment points for S1/S2 pouches, radios, and other accessories.

Internal mounting points within the main compartment support a range of accessories such as Control Panels for further customization.

Isolated side compartments, easily accessed via dedicated full-length zippers and separated from the main compartment by durable and water-resistant ripstop panels, feature hanging loops, covered exit ports, and externally routed drain holes. Ideal for hydration systems, isolating wet or dirty gear, or for keeping extra layers and small items readily accessible.


The Spectre Transporter Tail, hydration pack systems, and other accessories can attach to either the concealed, integrated attachment points at the crown or to the daisy chain for externally configurable storage.

Similar attachment points inside the side pockets allow for management of ice tools and other gear along the sides of the pack via the zippered port on the bottom.

A modular compression system controls the load in the main compartment, or can be positioned across the pack to carry larger items, such as snowshoes or antler shed.



Dimension Polyant LS-42 and X51
Tweave 4-way stretch Panels
Closed Cell Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foam
3D Spacer Mesh
Nylon Webbing
HDPE Framesheet
7075 Aluminum Frame Stays

34 liters (2075 cu in)

12” (30.48 cm) W x 23” (58.42 cm) H x 7.5” (19.05 cm) D
Torso: 16” to 23”
Waist: 26” to 50”
21” Vertical Stay

1.6 kg (56 oz)

Pocket Configuration
Main compartment with top and bottom attachment points
Zippered side storage/hydration pockets with hanging loop and covered exit ports
Internal divider panel
Gusseted, expandable water bottle pockets with deployable ice axe loops and attachment points for accessories

Made in the USA