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SOFIC – Platatac ASAD Modular Dump Pouch

The ASAD from Platatac is a different take on the dump pouch.

First off, it’s front mounted. Additionally, you can mount PALS pouches inside and it will accept an armor plate. There are also mesh panels at the bottom for drainage of sand as well as water.

By the way, ASAD stands for All Singing All Dancing which means it does everything.



32 Responses to “SOFIC – Platatac ASAD Modular Dump Pouch”

  1. AlexC says:

    This is different. Not sure what to think of it.

    • AlexC says:

      After some thought, I would like to mount it to a tactical kilt.

      • Asinine Name says:

        My first thought; ‘Claymore Sporran’

        • Bad Dancer says:

          You are responsible for the first belly laugh of the day and an office full of grown(ish) adults trying to draw this idea out on white boards.

  2. BravoMike says:

    Not sure how long I’d be singing and dancing when that thing started flopping around and nut checking me. I’ll stick to a rear/side mounted pouch, thank you very much.

    • Alex says:

      That’s a good point. I like how it integrated into the armor carrier but once weighted down I wonder how much it’ll bounce forward and back contacting your manhood.

      Love Platatac BTW, I have one of their older armor carriers and assault pack.

      • Airborne_fister says:

        I was thinking from a mounted gunners stand point on this pouch placement. It wouldn’t be so bad to have the pouch there maybe add a few leg straps to keep it from bouncing. But you could keep drinks until the SHTF. Then your buddies pull out your rip it’s. Then instead of try to feed that ammo can up to you while your shooting. You will feel the weight go into the pouch and you know that your team is ready for a reload. We all know that the higher ups like to make dumb rules like gunners and drivers must wear the DAPS and groin protector. Ok perfect. Pougie bait for the driver. Maybe even some ice in with his drinks. But until the first round goes off. It’s a decent idea for a static person. Not the best for a dismounted service member.

    • Jack Griffin says:

      Yeah, never seen that before. Dunno about putting typical dump pouch contents (aka “stuff I want to keep but don’t want in my way”) on the centerline right below the prime real estate and potentially in the way of the prone or seated.

  3. Alex says:

    Do vendors always typically demo their items on the floor? I have seen this on a few SS posts lately. Seems a bit unprofessional?

    • Steak TarTar says:

      unprofessional to show off your new items to potential buyers/end users?

      • Alex says:

        First off, I didn’t question their wanting to sell or demo their latest gear.

        My observation was / is that it’s not a professional look to have your high end items displayed on a dirty showroom floor. I’m assuming there are company reps attending the show, why not have them model the armor carrier on their body instead of on the floor?

        I have never seen Apple demo the new iPhone at CES on the carpet floor.

        • Lasse says:

          You haven’t been to many trade shows have you? If not, then read SSD a lot, and then you’ll realize that tradeshows suck in terms of lighting and as photo ops. Just place it on your nice glass counter, cause those photos absolutely suck. Grid wall? Nah. Single colored carpet floor? Hell yes. These are actually good photos from a tradeshow.

          Also, military gear should be able to survive a few minutes on a carpet floor…

    • BravoMike says:

      It’s an easy way to get a good overall photo of an object on a plain background. Unprofessional?! Geez, lighten up.

      • Alex says:

        No it’s not professional, no PR / Marketing company would ever advise for someone to debut their items on a showroom floor. It’s tacky and amateur.

        I am not taking away anything from Platatac or their quality which is top grade professional gear. I’m stating that the way it’s being displayed is in fact unprofessional.

        • Jeremy says:

          I think you have excessively high expectations of the nylon goods industry.

          Also, that carpet looks immaculate.

          • Is it really unreasonable to expect your customers to bring a step ladder to get overall shots of their layout?

            • BravoMike says:

              I guess this comment only makes sense if you’re marketing your kit to guys built like Verne Troyer.

        • SSD says:

          Alex, eat a snickers

        • Steak TarTar says:

          Have you considered that SSD put it on the floor to snap the photo, and then put it back on the display table?

          • Riceball says:

            Yeah, I don’t think that’s the way the company normally displays their product, SSD probably asked their permission to put it on the floor just to get a shot of it. Looking at the picture, it’s a great way to get a nice clean shot of it, nothing in the way, no glare, and the item stands out and is easy to see.

  4. I honestly had to go look up their grenade pouch buckles. Interesting.

    • Bolty says:

      They grenade pouch buckle used to be called a Tuk Buckle when ITW made them in the 90s. The Aussie Army use to use them on all its webbing pouches. 1st gen Tuk Buckles at least. They were a good concept, one handed open and close but the mounting method to the pouch wasn’t great at the time, I assume that the design has evolved and they are more secure to mount these days.

  5. Hubb says:

    It looks like Platatac has been studying kangaroos!

  6. CCC says:

    Is that a platatac plate carrier as well? Looks interesting…

  7. AbnMedOps says:

    Too much hydrodynamic drag for a combat swimmer. Needs more grommets.

    • Matthew says:

      A genuine question: would the mesh at the bottom of the pouch not be good enough for you?

  8. Csc0321 says:

    Worked with some Australian’s not long ago that all had a very similiar set up. They all loved having it as an option if they needed it. Otherwise it was rolled up and out of the way. This looks like a big upgrade on what they were using and I’ll probably purchase it. Great extra pocket for a JTAC bogged down in loads of gear.

  9. Luke says:

    Nut checking concerns are certainly valid, but don’t you see guys all the time running fanny packs front and center under armor? I’m definitely going to give this idea a try