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Blade Show – Steel Flame

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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Steel Flame has introduced these new MOLLE Bands. Made from copper, they take on a great patina and Derrick stamps various symbols into the MOLLE Band which fits a standard PALS bar. They are a little bit of a bear to get in place but once they’re there, they aren’t going anywhere.

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In addition to what you see, Derrick shared that he plans to introduce Christian Crosses, Jewish Stars of David and Buddhist Wheels so that wearers can display their religious beliefs. He also mentioned working toward offering unit symbols as well. These are a great morale item whether military, LE or civilian.

www.steelflame.com

Zulu Nylon Gear to Offer MOLLE Quivers

Monday, April 8th, 2013

It’s official, Zulu Nylon Gear has announced that they will be offering the MOLLE Quivers for sale that they originally developed as an April Fool’s gag. Stay tuned for more information on pricing and availability in the coming weeks.

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In the meantime, check out the April Fools jokes from the previous two years. Since I know people will ask, the answer is no. Unfortunately the other items cannot be offered for sale.

SILENT RIP

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MOLLE Handle: Predator Armament Exclusive

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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Zero Division Signature Management initially came up with this solution for adding a handle to PALS compatible gear.

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Predator Armament is now exclusively offering the MOLLE Handle. It is manufactured by OC Tactical and has undergone several iterations before the final product was completed as seen here. Each end piece insert is reinforced for long term use. Predator told us that it is more likely that the webbing stitching will give out before you have any issues with the integrity of the handle. This really increases the versatility of your pouches and is simple to use. You fold and then slide the T-bar into a PALS channel and then unfold the T-bar. Once in place, it holds fast.

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Color options include MultiCam, Foliage, Ranger Green, Coyote 498, Black A-TACS FG, and A-TACS AU Camo.

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The Army’s New Modular Backpack Panel

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I knew Rich Landry before he was cool. Before he had that awesome mustache. But even then that guy knew load carriage. Today, if you say ‘Army’ and ‘load carriage’ in the same sentence, you’d better add ‘Rich Landry’ to it.

Landry is an individual equipment designer with the Load Carriage Prototype Lab, Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, at Natick Soldier Systems Center. Recently, Landry and another cool guy, but of the grey beard variety, Murray Hamlet began work on a device that would give Soldiers access to a packboard type of a platform. They took the frame and suspension from the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, Medium rucksack and came up with a removable PALS panel.

“This is just a pack board, or a foundation for an entire range of tactical equipment beyond that of what we call the Soldier’s fighting load,” Landry said. “Anything that is MOLLE compatible, you’re going to have the ability to have a suspension system that’s designed to support upwards of 60 pounds that you can truly tailor specific to what your tactical mission is.”

The answer is the Modular Backpack Panel, or MBP, which increases the versatility of the MOLLE Medium. As it is, MOLLE Medium was developed to give the Soldier carriage for up to 60 pounds of essential gear for 72 hours.

“We’ve had calls from various organizations that carry all kinds of odd loads,” said Landry, adding that the rucksack sometimes was in the way. “Anybody who’s carrying large, crew-served weapons would find this application useful, the mortar guys, who are carrying a base plate, the tube, the various rounds, etcetera. They could utilize a modular setup to support those unusual loads.”

“It’s very basic load carriage capability,” Landry said. “They still need to carry their basic, critical individual equipment. So we will provide a set of larger pouches, which will attach to the panel but still allow the larger items to be carried.”

I saw a prototype months ago and look forward to hearing how the fielding goes and how Soldiers use it in the field.

BFG RACKminus in Stock at OP Tactical

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Made from hydrophobic ULTRAcomp, the RACKminus from Blue Force Gear weighs just half a pound. Naturally, this MOLLE compatible chest rig has been sold out since it was released last month. But, at least for now, OP Tactical has it in stock.

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Get it while supplies last www.optactical.com/blfogemoramo

National Molding J Hook

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

National Molding has developed a new product called the J Hook designed to attach shock cord or paracord to MOLLE. The J Hook engages a standard bar tack and will maintain it’s position regardless of any tension on the cord. It can be removed or repositioned easily and under extreme load will snap free without breaking. They are available in black as well as any of National Molding’s standard military colors.

WWW.NationalMolding.COM

Arkiv System Bags from Mission Workshop

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Whether you’re out to be the Grey Man or just looking for something cool to wear off-duty, Mission Workshop’s new Arkiv System Bags might be just the thing for you. Some have called the system it a new version of MOLLE but we’ll just call it what it is, a pocket attachment system.

Arkiv System Bags // Debuts Spring 2012 from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

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Kifaru Cargo Panel Lets MOLLE Carry Odd Sized Loads

Monday, March 12th, 2012

There are a couple of solutions out there for use with both ALICE and MOLLE that modify the frames with a large PALS field and allow them to be configured with any combination of pouches. But recently some readers came to me looking to carry odd sized loads with their MOLLE frames. My immediate suggestion was the Kifaru Cargo Panel that came out last year. Originally intended as an accessory specifically for Kifaru packs, they immediately recognized that the long beaver-tail design could be used elsewhere.

If you have any doubts to the versatility of the Cargo Panel, this photo showing it carrying an air compressor should shake the notion. The CP attaches to the frame and cradles your load. How closely it rides against the frame is adjustable and the load can stick out the sides or top with no problems.

Made in USA! from 1000D Cordura to stand up to the wear and tear it is going to see while being used to pack mule gear. It can be had in a variety of colors, contact Kifaru for availability because I know they can accommodate special requests on a case-by-case basis.

www.kifaru.net/cargopanel