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Velocity Systems Scarab Light in Action with HTC

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

High Threat Concealment recently put the Velocity Systems Scarab Light through its paces.


Reports are it was great and worked well with the HTC belt rig.

Velocity Systems – SCARAB Light Plate Carrier

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014


The SCARAB Light is a newly released plate carrier from Velocity Systems. According to Velocity Systems, the SCARAB Light was designed to meet unique user needs and solve industry-wide armor carrier issues. It features a color matching Velcro loop Admin Panel on the upper chest, a front kangaroo pouch, and integrated SwiftClip buckles for rapid don/doff of auxiliary chest worn equipment.

SCARAB Shoulder

The shoulder straps are designed to alleviate common fit issues seen with traditional sewn fixed angle shoulder straps. They are made from ULTRAcomp, with an articulate D-ring which allows them to swivel to sit correctly and comfortably on any user. I’ve used a developmental version of the vest and I can attest to the design. The straps are adjustable for length and have a padded sleeve, which can also be used to route cables.


The SCARAB Light is initially configured for standard front flap opening. It can also be set up by the user for dual or single quarter flap opening. The flaps can be easily and quickly reconfigured if one style of opening works better for a particular mission.


The upper back features color matching Velcro loop for identification. The rear is also equipped to accept Zip-On Back Panels of various configurations.

Currently available in Coyote Brown and Multicam; Black and Ranger Green will soon follow. Made in the USA.

The Velocity Systems BOSS Rugby You Can’t Get

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


I love my BOSS Rugby but even I don’t have one this cool.

Haley Strategic Partners Introduces the D3X

Monday, March 24th, 2014


If you own a HSP Disruptive Environments Chest Rig (D3CR), then you want to check out this new line of accessories. The D3CR Expansion System (D3X) was built around end users who needed to quickly adapt to situations where posture could flip between overt/low signature to covert/low visibility.

The System has 3 specific components:

The Double Magazine Wedge provides two additional rifle magazine pouches without significantly impacting the depth of the rig.

The Holster Wedge is an envelope of Velcro covered Cordura panels in which an end user can run a holster, ideally with loop on the exterior of the holster body. Optimized for G-Code OSH holsters, the system will work with most any holster with loop on the exterior of the holster body.

The Multi-Mission Hanger is a drop down pouch with a loop interior suitable for storing med kits, NVGs, breaching equipment and other vital pieces of equipment.

Attaching seamlessly to the hook panel on the back of every D3CR, the components can be used individually or pancaked into a Holster/Hanger or Double Mag/Hanger combo. These components will work on the stand-alone rigs, as well as when clipped into any plate carrier using the Velocity Systems Swift Clip Attachment System, ideally armor carriers made by Velocity Systems and Mayflower Research & Consulting.

Available for order at

In Canada via Rampart International

In the UK via Tactical Kit

SHOT Show – The Velocity Systems Basha

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


Basha is the British military term, adopted from the Malay for a piece of kit that is used a general purpose tarpaulin; it can form a shelter, ground cloth, hammock or, used to wrap up in if the need arises. However, it generally does not incorporate the head hole found in a poncho. Velocity Systems gives us their take on the design. In addition to button holes every 2′ around the edge to attach cordage or bungees for erection, it also incorporates a handy hood in the corner so that it can be used as a poncho in an emergency. It measures a generous 115″ x 84″.

The Velocity Systems Basha is in stock in White and MultiCam as well as Kryptek Yeti and Mandrake with the camouflage showing in both sides.

Velocity Systems Launches New Website

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I am very pleased to announce that Velocity Systems has launched a completely new website. Not only can you find information on the latest products but you can now also order them directly from Velocity Systems.


Depending on your location, it may take up to 24 hours for the DNS server to update and direct you to the new site.

Velocity Systems Boss Rugby Available In More Colors

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

If you’ve run into me at a trade show over the past few months, you’ve probably seen me wearing a Boss Rugby from Velocity Systems. I love this thing. Over the past 6 months, I’ve not only worn it to trade shows but also camping, hiking and to the range. It’s not only comfortable but also durable. The fabric has yet to pill or pull.


The Boss Rugby is made from a nylon/spandex blend to give it a little mechanical stretch as well as great wicking properties to increase comfort. The fabric also incorporates both soil release treatment as well as Odorexx™ Antimicrobial which is good for 25 washes.

This is a fantastic fabric but unfortunately, many see images of the material and think it’s the same stuff that those mesh penny vests you wore as a kid are made from. It’s not. Rather than actual mesh, it’s a pointelle knit which helps with breathability. As you can see, there aren’t any actual holes in the fabric.


The other misconception many have about the Boss Rugby is the two flat shoulder pockets. They feature a pile fabric that accepts Velcro hook. It isn’t some big, fuzzy, high profile patch at all. It’s a very low impact material and blends in well with the rest of the shirt.


I cannot recommend this shirt enough and I hope that these couple of photos have given you a better idea of what the Boss Rugby is all about.


The Boss Rugby is available from Velocity System via phone order or through SKD Tactical for online order in Black, Wolf Grey and Tan, sizes Small – XXLarge.

A Winning Combo – Mayflower and Velocity Systems

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


Our friends at Mayflower Research & Consulting remind us that winter is here. This is the Velocity Systems Assaulter Smock and Mayflower 24Hr Assault Pack V.2, both in Kryptek Yeti.

BOSS Rugby Now Available From SKD Tactical

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The BOSS Rugby from Velocity Systems is now available now through SKD Tactical.


Wear it as a replacement for your polo for range or daily wear. Made from a 83% Nylon, 17% Spandex wicking mesh material, it breathes well and is very comfortable.

Modern rugby style collar
Two low-profile envelope pockets on the sleeves featuring Velcro patches
Highly Breathable
Enhanced wicking chemistry
Soil release treatment
Dynamic stretch and recovery
Odorexx™ Antimicrobial good for 25 washes
Short sleeve construction
Non-chafing heat seal labels

Made in USA.

Currently available in Black with additional colors coming soon. Sizes Small – 2XLarge.

Review of the Velocity Systems – BOSS Rugby

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Mayflower Research & Consulting LLC frontman Travis Rolph sent me this review of the Velocity Systems BOSS Rugby. He wore it during a Multi-day, 169 mile ultramarathon called the Grand to Grand Ultra Stage Race. My experience with the BOSS Rugby isn’t nearly as arduous except that I’ll tell you that it is my favorite shirt. I’ve worn mine once a week since receiving it, for two reasons; comfort and styling. If you’ve seen me at a trade show, I was probably wearing a BOSS Rugby. I’ve also worn it at various ranges, while camping, to meetings and just kicking around town. It hasn’t picked, pulled or pilled and still looks great. Now, check out what Travis has to say about its performance under some pretty tough conditions.


Velocity Systems BOSS Rugby shirt
(Prototype, size large, black)

Aspects evaluated:

• Fit
• Durability of material
• Durability of construction
• Performance of seams (chafing)
• Pocket usefulness/velcro



• Grand to Grand Ultra Stage Race (unsupported), 169 miles
• Northern Arizona/ Southern Utah high desert
• Hard pack and soft sand, slot canyons, mountains
• Temperature range; 17 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
• High winds, blowing sand
• Seven days living out of a rucksack
• 26-52 miles per day of strenuous activity

Slot Canyon Stage 5


The fit of the BOSS Rugby was loose but not too loose, this afforded full freedom of movement while ruck marching, running with a ruck, ascending ladders, ropes and routes requiring three points of contact and descending same. No durability issues were encountered (this shirt had been worn for normal PT and range work for three months prior to this evaluation). The high abrasion/stress areas of the shoulders, armpits, lower back and upper abdomen show no signs of wear. The flat stitch seams produced no chaffing even after being repeatedly sweated in and dried (via wind) to a white salt encrusted state. The material allowed for rapid drying during the windy conditions encountered which was appreciated when the temperature started falling quickly at sunset. The small Velcro sleeve pockets were perfect for a small weatherproof notebook/pen and sustainment fuel (gels). The Velcro exterior provided attachment for the race required country flag and race logo.

I don’t have any recommended changes; black was not the ideal color for the desert (heat/sun) but that has been addressed with the production of the tan and wolf grey variants.