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Sneak Peek – Edgar Sherman Design Kestrel Chest Rig

During last week’s USASOC Sniper Competition vendor day I caught up with Edgar Sherman Design and checked out several upcoming products.

The first one I’ll introduce you to is the Kestrel Chest Rig. It integrates several cool features.

One innovation is their new laser cut PALS slots which eliminate straight dark lines to help reduce signature.

The ammunition pockets have adjustable floors which allow customization of magazine height. These pockets will also accept other items such as radios.

To the front you can see that there is a Fidlok buckle to affix the harness to he chest panel. This aids with rapid donning and doffing.

Reliance on End User Devices has become ubiquitous and ESD has taken a hard look at how they are used and how they should be integrated into load carriage.

Since so many are using external batteries for their EUD, ESD’s answer is a bib which incorporates a battery slot at the rear.

Here you can get a look at the harness.

Edgar tells me the Kestrel is about three months out.

4 Responses to “Sneak Peek – Edgar Sherman Design Kestrel Chest Rig”

  1. Strike-Hold! says:

    I love it when companies really take a critical look at ubiquitous items and find ways to make clever, end-user-focused, innovations.

    I particularly dig that back harness, and the battery pouch behind the EUD mount.

  2. Iheartptbelts says:

    That adjustable mag pouch is pretty clever.

  3. TheFull9 says:

    Great gear design as always, expected nothing less from ESD.

  4. Gunfighterman says:

    Looks like a really good rig as long as one sets it up correctly. If it’s setup around your midsection getting prone is an issue. If it is setup the proper way up on your chest then you are good to go.