Spiritus Systems – Lazarus Deployable Headrest System


Spiritus Systems’ Lazarus Deployable Headrest System is designed as a simple to utilize and easy to access metical pouch. It mounts to the headrest of the user’s vehicle, and its design allows it to be mounted to either side of the vehicle for quick deployment for either driver or passenger.


The pouch fully opens, giving the user full access to their contents and is designed to lay flat, for an easy work space for retrieving items. The Lazarus also features Velcro lining, for a variety of hook-backed inserts for organization.



24 Responses to “Spiritus Systems – Lazarus Deployable Headrest System”

  1. mike says:

    Wonder how long it will take for someone to copy it…

  2. John says:

    This is the original. Spiritus is a small NC shop, two guys I think, and they have had this out for a while. They do a lot of small batch stuff and it goes fast. To bad they got copied so fast. Everything I have from them is awesome

    • Jon, OPT says:

      Great company, very easy to work with.

    • Alex says:

      Sorry but I disagree, there are dozens of designs from various large (actual contracting) companies (that aren’t mom and pop operations) that get fielded and never cataloged. Trying to compare a 2 man operation to a company who has been contracting since the 90s is pretty ludicrous.

      I always giggle when I hear “small batch”, what does that mean? 10 units? These actual sewing contractors are producing 500-1000pcs DEPARTMENT orders, not 2 man teams.

      No disrespect to Spriritus but they are in no comparison to the big players in the industry.

      • TacDoc says:

        I’m not sure how the size of a company effects the fact that the Spiritus product was first. It’s being referenced & compared, because it was their idea & the design has been ripped off. SO-TECH is run by good people but just recently shipped their product to the sand, & only officially brought it to market in the last month. ReFactor has sketch business practices and continues to promote the RATS TQ. You know, the one that’s sold as “TCCC Approved” because they paid some conglomerate who purchased the name “TCCC” for the branding, knowing NO governing body in trauma care (including NAEMT, CoTCCC, or CTECC, has approved, recommended, or endorsed the product in any way. Then there’s that whole peer reviewed study and evidence based medicine thing, that demonstrates it’s inferior when compared to a SOFT-W or CAT7. BUT TIER 1!

        • Alex says:

          I can’t speak for ReFactor as I have not dealt with them directly.

          My point is, this company is so small that most people have never heard of them and to say larger companies are copying them is hilarious.

          I’ve had a medical kit sandwiched in my passenger seat for over 10 years. The concept here is no different. So I have to disagree with Mike and John’s statements.

  3. Brown says:


    I think you have no idea what you’re talking about. Which is typical on most forums.

    Spiritus has had this out for a long time. Well before anyone else. It’s being used by police across the country as well as people deployed.

    As for equipment quantity, how would you know anything about who or how many of what they sell?

    I wonder when dudes will learn to stop running their sucks.

  4. John says:

    They don’t need to be bro. They got real shit in real dudes hands doing real shit. So I’m not sure where you fall in this, giggles aside, but Spiritus is the first to bring this to market. Just cause you didn’t see doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Have a good one guy.

    • jbgleason says:

      There website says they were established in 2013. I designed, marketed and sold a headrest/prisoner cage med kit from a company I helped start back in 2008. Where does that put me?

      FWIW, seeing people claim “I was first” in the nylon industry is ridiculous on its face. I was pissed the first four or five times people knocked off one of my designs and then I got a walk through of the LBT plant. They keep copies of everything they have ever made for any project. I saw half of the stuff I “invented / designed” with dates years before my work. It all was put in perspective at that point.

      • Brown says:

        Honestly, why does it matter?

        The kit looks cool. It seems functional.

        I think it is absurd that people sit on here and rip everything the see to shreds.

        I wonder how many of these try hards are actually creating things.

        Also, it is unfair to assume that any of these comment sections reflect the actual companies opinions.

        COOL KIT!

        • John says:

          What company was that item through JB Gleason?

        • Alex says:

          Not ripping their kit, was just addressing the original comment on this post by Mike. His comment insinuated that this was the first headrest IFAK kit, which it’s not.

          • Tim says:

            You are speaking very confidently when you say that this isn’t the first headrest IFAK. I don’t know of any that precede the Spiritus Systems kit. Which kits are you referring to?

            • SSD says:

              There were loads of them back in the height of the war. Three or four companies made them.

              • Jon, OPT says:


                During OIF seat back and head rest kits were pretty common place. PPM and Spartan made great seat back stuff, not to mention just IFAKs with 550 wrapped in position. Dating back at least 11 years ago. Nothing against Spiritus, heck, I’m one of their dealers, but the idea isn’t new, and honestly I’m just happy they are keeping the concept alive and have a good take on the concept.

                It’s gear, good manufacturing evolves from operational necessity and very often just a desire for an existing jerry rigged item to be mass created to a specification. Who cares who did it first unless patents are involved? The first ammo pouch was created how long ago? It doesn’t stop there and thank god it didn’t. In 1996 as a private in the infantry I saw guys putting IV lines in canteens, and so evolved hydration systems (civy ones existed but most were unaware). We were sewing pockets on our sleeves in Group for decades and so evolved the ACU and other uniforms. I could site examples all day…

                Their design is sound, their gear is solid, and the “so many ways to skin a cat” debate gets old.

            • Big_McLargehuge says:

              It’s a fucking IFAK strapped to a headrest. Any dipshit who duct taped it to their seat “invented” it.

              • Tim says:

                That’s not really an answer. As I see it, that’s like saying everyone should be free to make copies of the Magpul (as in the mag accessory) because it’s just like duct tape and paracord on the mag. Shouldn’t being the first to market should mean something? Now, Jon’s point that if it’s not patented, it’s fair game does make sense to me and applies to many other industries.

                I’m not claiming anyone copied Spiritus, either. Just looking for more historical context on this type of equipment, which I have no personal experience with. Thanks to SSD and OPT for setting me straight.

    • Chris K. says:

      Mother of God, triggered.