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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Das Ding

Each week we focus on a different aspect of FirstSpear. This week, it’s once again my pleasure to discuss Das Ding. I originally wrote about it a little over a year ago, offering up the first photos of how it is employed. Das Ding is German for ‘The Thing’ and that’s a pretty apt description. It’s a thing that adapts to the mission and kind of reminds me of a money belt on steroids. I fell in love with it for low-viz and SERE application. I am a big fan and it is a great low profile carry option for the tools you need to get your job done. What you carry is really limited by your imagination.


Made from Tweave, Das Ding incorporates 11 sewn pockets that allow you to configure your load any way you like. Once you’ve got it loaded, you slightly stretch Das Ding when you put it on. Then you overlay the Velcro panels to close it around you like a cummerbund. There’s plenty of contact with a 4.5″ x 6″ hook panel that connects to an even larger loop panel for adjustability. Additionally, you can close it in front or rear based on where you want to carry your load. You may want a smooth front or perhaps you want to be able to reach inside your jacket to access something.

Das Ding Front

The softshell stretch fabric accommodates a variety of items and grip enhancement panels on the inside of the pockets and security stretch cords keep them in place.

FS_Das Radio

Although it’s not a purpose built holster, you can even carry a gun.

FS Das Ding

Grip enhancement panels on the inside of the pockets and security stretch cords are included and can be attached as required. this item can be worn empty under your load carriage platform and blouse. Available in 4 sizes (S, M, L, XL), corresponding to the AGB. Offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.

Order a Das Ding and FirstSpear will also ship a free FS Logo T-Shirt.



6 Responses to “FirstSpear Friday Focus – Das Ding”

  1. Horror says:

    I never leave the hood without my gat in my ding

  2. Eric B says:

    Tactical bellyband!!

  3. Felix says:

    Like it! I would more like it without the velcro closure in front but instead hooks that grip into the front belt loops of your pants.

    So i could wear it with a suit as a low vis TCCC rig.

  4. Stefan S. says:

    Cause you get let your “Dunlop” hang over your pistol!

  5. Dan says:

    This Thing looks really cool but how does it hold up to movement. Like if you tuck 4 AR mags, a radio, your pistol, and a couple of spare mags then go running around does it bounce and twist? does it fall around your knees? it would be great to see a video of someone using it.