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ODG Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig

Manufactured by the good folks at Grey Ghost Gear, the Orion Design Group Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig is a PALS compatible, Modular Chest Rig. There’s quite a bit going on with the ODG ARC so we asked them to send us a write up.


We are proud to finally announce the ODG ARC. This design has been on the drawing board for awhile. It was conceived during a winter mobility training package I was invited to attend with an NSW Recce troop in the mountains of Idaho. It was also a collaboration between us and S&S Precision. Drew was instrumental in coming up with the silent closure and building the second article for us.


The ARC is comprised of five pieces. First the heart of the system is the optics pouch. This pouch is capable of holding large framed 10x Binoculars and some small Thermal imagining devices. It is constructed with padding to help protect mission critical optics.


It has an array of features:

Molle webbing on the sides to accommodate pistol mags, multi tools, laser range finders, and kestrel ballistic weather meters.
Fold down admin panel to accommodate GRG, ballistic data cards, maps, and some smart phones.
Elastic webbing to hold pens, chem lights,as well as loose ammo.
Bungie tie downs to hold elk bugle/game calls or remote antennas for personal coms.
Loop panel to accomodate magazine/pistol carriage


The yoke will be offered in two configurations the “Alpha” (Not Shown) will be a slick minimalist yoke constructed in a four way stretch. The “Bravo” (shown) will be a mesh/ MOLLE platform for additional hydration/load carriage capability.


The next component are the side panels which give you the ability to integrate into the optics pouch for a more robust load carrying capability, or the ability to remove the optics pouch and use as a stand alone micro chest rig.


The panels contain internal and external loop placement for endless options for versatility in carrying magazines, radios, and pistols.


Lastly the system offers a small roll top minimalist pack with an internal 32oz hydration sleeve and external hose port.


We are happy to announce that the system will be manufactured by the newest member of the ODG Tribe, Grey Ghost Gear. They are consummate professionals, and the reason this third version came to be a reality. I can’t frankly say enough good things about them. They are great people as well as great professionals and we are thrilled to be working with them. If you are a small company like us and in need of nylon manufacturing capability these are the folks to get it done. I hope everyone had a great SHOT show we certainly did!

Train Hard! Hunt Hard! and CHOOSE YOUR PREY!!!

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22 Responses to “ODG Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig”

  1. Chris K. says:

    Very smart design with the zippers, like it.

  2. D says:

    Slow clap. Well done, guys. Availability?

  3. Brian Palmatier says:

    Colors and Availability? This looks like a great system that can be tailored for those of us that often carry cameras in rugged environments.

  4. Reseremb says:

    Going to be available in ODG patterns?

  5. Colin says:


  6. GW says:

    I will let ODG confirm, we have a few minor tweaks to go through. then we will be ready to go into full production. the plan is to do these in the ODG CAMMO patterns. I will let Brian And Kelsey confirm what patterns they are thinking about. We are excited to work with them.

    • Brian Palmatier says:

      I’d like to see solid colors Grey and Coyote…not in the .mil anymore so plain is usually best.

  7. justacivie says:

    Will you be offering your backpacks in ODG patterns too?

  8. ODG says:

    We will be launching it in Lupus and our other patterns as they come available later in the year as well as multicam. We are looking at availbility by April as we still have some design tweaks to make before we roll production, pricing is not set yet.

  9. Lawrence says:

    That rig looks really good – and I can immediately see its practicality for ANYONE who needs to carry binos, etc. out in the wilds. I’m sure that hunters would be all over it for example.

    So, well done to the ODG and GGG teams – great stuff and diggin’ what yer doin’!

  10. JB says:

    Would LOVE to see this in RT MAX-1 for chasing bulls and muleys. Will def be buying one in whatever pattern will work best in the backcountry.

  11. kris says:

    I want to have a use for this.

  12. Black6ID says:

    my nethers are tingling in anticipation

  13. MCX says:

    Wow, this would solve so many problems and uncomfortable im having now when doing quick recons, this is definitely going on my wishlist

  14. Cross says:

    I ready to buy one right now. Please make coyote a option for the color

  15. Steve says:

    Ranger Green please !!!!!