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And Now, For The Rest Of The Story

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Earlier in the week we showed you the awesome, Tigerstripe attired mannequin in the Velocity Systems booth. What we didn’t show you was the back.

This prototype assault pack is inspired by the British PLCE Bergen side pocket which in turn came from the Berghaus Vulcan removable side pocket. Slightly bigger, Travis added a bungee and some Velcro. I told him he should put it into production. What do you think?

Mystery Ranch Introduces Women’s Harnessing to Fire Packs

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Mystery Ranch surveyed 150 men and women to help improve their pack harnesses. Out of this effort came a new female fit harness for their Wildland Fire Fighting packs.

www.mysteryranch.com/womens-fire-harnessing

The S.O.Tech ARVN Pack Redux is BACK!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

A combination of the old tried and true with modern technology – a reflection of SOTECH.

Respecting the calls for us to reintroduce our h-harnesses and belts, we recognized a trend to go back to the battle tested designs of the past. In doing so, we wanted to honor our beginnings by doing a reboot of an ALICE Pack predecessor – the ARVN Ranger Pack, a favorite of MACV-SOG and other SOF units.

At a base level, this is a hat tip to our early days modifying ALICE packs, but it’s much more significant than that. SOTECH started in a time when we were issued the same tired designs that barely evolved from World War Two through Korea and Vietnam and into the Cold War of the 80’s.

There was a creativity born from lessons from the field, and a handful of innovators started companies to modify and then create alternatives. In this vein, we took the day pack version of what would become the ALICE and modernized and modified the design with Tegris and improved cuts (the pack was designed for small-framed Vietnamese soldiers). The result is an EDC pack that takes you back to your days in BDUs every time you cinch that ribbed web through those metal tabler buckles.

The ARVN pack meticulously recreated, every small detail accounted for. Original steel hardware upcycled from original issued kit.

Updates from the original:

-Updated 420D Nylon vs canvas. Same nylon as the Medium and Large ALICE packs
-Snap closure front 2 pockets for easier and faster access
-Hidden HDPE insert with foam backer for extra comfort
-Updated frame, from steel to modern laser cut Tegris
-Repositioned bottom shoulder strap ring to the side for extra comfort

Packs go live on sotechtactical.commain page on 4/29 at 12pm PST.

Mystery Ranch – ASAP SB

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

The next pack in the Mystery Ranch Special Blend series is the ASAP. These limited releases couple classic designs with special colorways and features.

This 18 liter pack features MR’s signature tri-zip opening. A smaller version of the classic 3-Day Assault Pack, the ASAP shares many of its features like PALS webbing, internal bottle pockets, a zippered pocket in the top flap and a Futura yoke and HDPE frame sheet. They’ve added a padded laptop sleeve.

Offered in Black w/MultiCam webbing and binding and Raven Lining, Black w/Black webbing and binding and Raven lining, and Navy w/Black webbing and binding and Raven lining.

www.mysteryranch.com

S.O.Tech x GWA ARVN Pack Redux in Tiger Stripe

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

“A combination of the old tried and true with modern technology – a reflection of SOTECH.”

Respecting the calls for us to reintroduce our h-harnesses and belts, we recognized a trend to go back to the battle tested designs of the past. In doing so, we wanted to honor our beginnings by doing a reboot of an ALICE Pack predecessor – the ARVN Ranger Pack, a favorite of MACV-SOG and other SOF units.

At a base level, this is a hat tip to our early days modifying ALICE packs, but it’s much more significant than that. SOTECH started in a time when we were issued the same tired designs that barely evolved from World War Two through Korea and Vietnam and into the Cold War of the 80’s.

There was a creativity born from lessons from the field, and a handful of innovators started companies to modify and then create alternatives. In this vein, we took the day pack version of what would become the ALICE and modernized and modified the design with Tegris and improved cuts (the pack was designed for small-framed Vietnamese soldiers). The result is an EDC pack that takes you back to your days in BDUs every time you cinch that ribbed web through those metal tabler buckles.

The ARVN pack meticulously recreated, every small detail accounted for. Original steel hardware upcycled from original issued kit.

Updates from the original:

-Updated 420D Nylon vs canvas. Same nylon as the Medium and Large ALICE packs

-Snap closure front 2 pockets for easier and faster access

-Hidden HDPE insert with foam backer for extra comfort

-Updated frame, from steel to modern laser cut Tegris, designed in collab. with GWA

-Repositioned bottom shoulder strap ring to the side for extra comfort

S.O.Tech x GWA ARVN Packs in Tiger will run $200.

Packs go live on sotechtactical.com main page on 4/8 at 12pm PST.

Use following code at checkout for free shipping (domestic orders only): asseenonssd

www.sotechtactical.com

“Built to survive the world’s worst!”

S.O.Tech In The Movies: No Time To Die

Saturday, March 12th, 2022

S.O.Tech has a 25 year history of supplying custom sewn tactical gear for some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. But there is something about a James Bond film that sets it apart and makes you feel like you are part of a dynasty. Just imagine watching the latest and possibly the best Bond film of the series and realizing that your bag is slung on both Daniel Craig’s (James Bond) and Lashana Lynch’s (Nomi) characters bodies in the climax battle scene of the movie! And not only do the pair of black S.O.Tech Go Bags look Bond-sexy, but the characters are using them exactly as they are designed. They are cross slung and Bond rotates the bag one handed to expose the single pull open zipper to draw his explosive charges, reverse slinging it as he goes. And then when he and 007 expend their last charges, one pinch to the release buckle and the SGBs slide off their shoulders to the floor. We thought that Josh Duhamel did our go bag right in the first Transformers movie, but nothing beats Bond destroying the lair of the Arch Villain of Chaos drawing from your go-bag.

We originally designed the S.O.Tech Go Bag with a group of superstars of the Tier 1 community. As always, we keep their identities close-hold, but the idea man’s initials are encapsulated in the product code. The wanted a survival bag for ammo, chow, radio batteries and SERE items, but they needed something that would fit in confined spaces like the Hi Lux, up-armoreds, and Little Birds and Black Hawks. The tubular design slid between the seats and when it came time to bail, one arm through the sling and it was out the door with you. And with inward facing zippers, it protected the contents while making them easily accessible pulled to the front so you could access while on the move. We have modified the bag into half a dozen different configurations including clandestine weapon carriers, camera and commo carriers, and surveillance technical packs. So ending up in a Bond move is an appropriate capital achievement for this workhorse design.

When James Bond and Nomi are both wearing my S.O.Tech Go Bag and they deploy their demolitions from the sling the way I designed it — I think we have finally achieved cinematic perfection in the world.

For decades we have custom sewn prop gear for film productions through ISS and HPR prop houses, but “No Time to Die” came to us through our friends and representatives in England and Denmark, Ian from Tactical Kit UK and Kim Starke from Gear Up Tactical. Needless to say we are truly appreciative of their choices and referrals.

To commemorate S.O.Tech’s Original Go Bag in No Time To Die we are producing a limited run of the original model as seen in the film. Bags are currently in production and scheduled to ship by March 31st. You can order yours here.

www.sotechtactical.com

“Built to survive the world’s worst!”

Introducing the S.O.Tech ARVN Pack Redux

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

ARVN REDUX – a combination of the old tried and true with modern technology – a reflection of SOTECH.

Respecting the calls for us to reintroduce our h-harnesses and belts, we recognized a trend to go back to the battle tested designs of the past. In doing so, we wanted to honor our beginnings by doing a reboot of an ALICE Pack predecessor – the ARVN Ranger Pack, a favorite of MACV-SOG and other SOF units.

At a base level, this is a hat tip to our early days modifying ALICE packs, but it’s much more significant than that. SOTECH started in a time when we were issued the same tired designs that barely evolved from World War Two through Korea and Vietnam and into the Cold War of the 80’s.
There was a creativity born from lessons from the field, and a handful of innovators started companies to modify and then create alternatives. In this vein, we took the day pack version of what would become the ALICE and modernized and modified the design with Tegris and improved cuts (the pack was designed for small-framed Vietnamese soldiers). The result is an EDC pack that takes you back to your days in BDUs every time you cinch that ribbed web through those metal tabler buckles.

Updates from the original:
-Updated 420D Nylon vs canvas. Same nylon as the Medium and Large ALICE packs
-Snap closure front 2 pockets for easier and faster access
-Hidden HDPE insert with foam backer for extra comfort
-Updated frame, from steel to modern laser cut Tegris
-Repositioned bottom shoulder strap ring to the side for extra comfort

Drops Friday 3/4 12pm PST. While supplies last, no backorders. $150. Use the following code at checkout for free shipping: asseenonssd

www.sotechtactical.com

“Built to survive the world’s worst!”

The MALICE Pack – How It Started…Where It’s Going

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Tactical Tailor showed us how one of their original products, the MALICE Pack started…

And where it’s going…