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Sitka Arrowhead Equipment – Accessories & Load Carriage

Friday, May 7th, 2021

In addition to the new garments we’ve showcased over this week, Sitka Arrowhead Equipment is also offering a few accessories and load carriage which fans of the hunting side will be familiar with. By load carriage, we’re not talking assault vests, but rather day packs and duffels.

The Gunner Glove incorporates Gore-Tex Windstopper technology paired with Leather and a Stretch Woven Trigger Finger. Coyote in color.

The Gunner Glove is made in Vietnam so it is not TAA compliant for those of you who take that into consideration in buying decisions.

For load carriage, there’s the Drifter Travel Pack and Duffel.

The Pack and Duffel are made from TPU coated ripstop. The 25L Travel Pack is available in Lead and Coyote. The Duffels are offered in 50L, 75L and 110L sizes but only in Lead color.

The load carriage items are all TAA compliant, having been manufactured in the Philippines.

There is also some cool logo wear like T-shirts and Hats.

Find a Sitka Arrowhead Equipment dealer here.

Don’t forget, during their simulcast FB and IG Live segments at 2:30 PM today, US Elite will be wrapping up their week-long intro to SITKA Arrowhead’s products. They’ll be answering any last-minute questions you may have, but also announcing the grand-prize winner. One lucky individual will be receiving the whole layering system which includes: t-shirt, hat, one fleece, one mid-weight jacket, WWP jacket and pants in a duffle bag.

The Assault Pack has Evolved – The Agilite AMAP III

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Agilite has revealed the long-awaited AMAP III Assault Pack which they are calling “The Assault Pack Revolutionized,” and the most versatile and universal assault pack ever made.

It was designed for Israeli SMUs and it has numerous unique features and capabilities that no other assault pack has. They include placard compatibility, direct, instant connection to both Agilite and non-Agilite plate carriers and complete EDC crossover.

It can change its volume, shape and carry directions in seconds and adapts instantly to completely different loads.

You can see all its unique features here at the Agilite website and it’s available already in Multicam, Ranger Green & Black

Vertx Expands Its Offering with 2021 Bag & Pack Line

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry bag and packs, announces the release of 11 of its most popular bags in an array of 10 new colors and 15 modern color combinations for everyday carry. New colors are now available for purchase at and through distributors. Customers can find their nearest dealer using the Vertx® store locator at New colors are limited edition and only available while stock lasts. Full color offering is listed below. 

VTX5085 Tourist Sling: Colonial Blue/Tumbleweed, Canopy Green, Mojave Sun/Cinderblock

VTX5031 Essential 2.0 Sling: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, OD Green/Reef

VTX5008 Dead Letter Sling: Colonial Blue/Tumbleweed, Heather OD, Heather Tarmac/Galaxy Black

VTX5041 Transit 2.0 Sling: Canopy Green, Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, Ranger Green/Shock Cord, Tumbleweed/Smoke Grey

VTX5011 Commuter 2.0 Sling: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, Heather OD/Smoke Grey, Heather Reef/Mojave Sun, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5076 Commuter XL 2.0 Sling: Reef/Mojave Sun

VTX5080 Last Call Pack: Heather Tarmac/Galaxy Black, Reef/Colonial Blue, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5036 Ready Pack 2.0: Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, OD Green/Smoke Grey, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5016 Gamut 2.0: Canopy Green, Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, Heather Tarmac/Mustard Grass, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5018 Gamut Checkpoint: Heather OD/Galaxy Black, Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, OD Green/Smoke Grey, Reef/Colonial Blue

VTX5022 Gamut Overland: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

“Building on our expansion into outdoor colorways in 2020, this year our goal was bring more color and texture into the line,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx. “Adding variety in both color and fabrics gives our end users even more options for blending in in the field.”

Vertx packs and bags answer the call with current, globally inspired stealthy styling and multiple color and silhouette options. Ingrained in the Vertx® D.N.A., customers can expect lightweight durability, concealed carry ready features and low-profile styling in every pack in the Vertx® line. From Rapid Access pull tabs for lightning-quick deployment of critical tools to smooth mesh pockets that give you a snag-free view of your kit, every aspect of these designs has been requested, vetted and proven by real-world end users. Quiet zipper pulls eliminate annoying jangling while tenacious VELCRO® Brand loop panels ensure your gear will be exactly where you expect it. Adjustable padded shoulder straps conform to your size and changing clothing layers and semi-rigid load stabilizers and impact-absorbent closed cell foam panels provide support and print-proof protection from prying eyes. With loads of pockets to accommodate everything from admin tools to IFAKs, water and other gear, you’ll find a place for everything needed for a successful excursion, and a few surprises you’re sure to appreciate.

Granite Gear – Perimeter 50

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Granite Gear’s Perimeter 50 is a unisex pack, designed to fit a wide variety of body types.

Although the pack is offered in Regular Torso (18″ – 21″) and Long Torso (21″-24″) versions, suspension Shoulder Width Adjustments with regular and wide settings along with Vertical adjustments are possible via the daisy-chained webbing at the frame.

Even more interesting is that Granite Gear will replace the standard size Re-Fit waist belt with a larger model (36″ – 52″) simply by asking customer service. Both waist belts integrate zippered pockets.

Speaking of pockets, the are side and front stretch pockets on the pack body. The top features a cinch-and-roll closure with crossing webbing straps to compress and secure the pack’s contents as well as a removable lid flap. At the bottom end of this 50 liter pack is a flap for sleeping pad storage which also incorporates a zippered pocket for storing a rainfly.

The Perimeter Suspension systems consists of a Spring Steel rod outline with PE sheet core to give the pack a 40 lbs load rating.

One way overall pack weight is kept under control is the use of Robic high tenacity nylon (100D and custom 210D).

What’s more, SSD readers should like the Green and Brown colorway.

FirstSpear Friday Focus— Comm Pack

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Based off of the popular Exigent Circumstance Pack, the Comm Pack offers a distinctly urban style. The zippered main compartment offers ample storage for a wide variety of communications devices or other equipment and the cable access ports are discreetly located. Inside, there’s a padded laptop sleeve and zippered mesh pocket.

• Discrete backpack
• Distinct urban feel
• Internal laptop sleeve
• 2 Sizes: 980 cu in or 1800 cu in

The pack incorporates padded shoulder straps with QR buckles as well as a low profile, padded haul loop handle at the top of the pack. The mesh, padded back of the pack offers the distinctive FirstSpear logo stitched design. Each side of the pack features a mesh pocket for water bottles or other items. There is also an exterior, beavertail-style flap with dual zippered compartments for quick storage. Additionally, there is a flat zippered pocket at the front of the pack under the flap.

The Comm Pack is available in Black, Blue/Silver, Ranger Green/Coyote and the Ripstop Light Grey.

Check out the Comm Pack at

Hill People Gear – Type I Pack

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Some of Hill People Gear’s brand DNA comes from wildland firefighting. Co-founder Evan Hill used a jumper pack on the Wyoming Hotshots back when they were still made in the Rigger’s Loft by smokejumpers. When he started building packs, they were belted lumbars like the jumper pack. In fact, the Umlindi follows that lumbar pack tradition.

Kevin McDowell, is a Marine and wildland fire veteran who joined HPG initially as their Operations Manager and now serves as Marketing Director. He has been driving the company to create a fire pack. The resulting Type I Pack is based on the Umlindi V2.

The Type 1 Pack is sold as a complete system. It consists of the following components, which can also be purchased separately:

Base Pack – The Type 1 Pack is based on the Umlindi V2 Backpack. However, the side compression straps from the standard Umlindi have been removed.

Line Pocket – The Line Pocket is a simple compression pocket and side pull compression straps that is sized specifically to work with the Umlindi.

Fire Shelter Case – The Fire Shelter Case can be set up for right or left hand shelter deployment. It attaches underneath the base pack and also to the Line Pocket to raise the rear edge and keep the shelter from resting on the firefighter’s bottom.

Prairie Belt – HPG’s most robust load bearing belt is included in the system. By default the Type 1 Pack ships with the 30+ Prairie Belt, but substitutions for other sizes are possible.

The Type-1 Wildland Fire Pack, like all Hill People Gear products, is 100% made in the USA.

Vertx Launches Two New Packs In Growing Concealed Carry Bag Line

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Kesher Pack and Contingency Carry-On Roller Ideally Suited for Your Next Assignment or Sabbatical

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry bags and packs, announced today the addition of the Kesher Pack and Contingency Carry-On Roller to its low-vis line. On the road or in the office, the Kesher and Carry-On Roller contain all the necessary tactical features in packages that are work and travel appropriate. Both the Kesher Pack and Contingency Carry-On Roller are now available online at and in-store. Customers can find their nearest dealer using the Vertx® store locator at

Kesher Pack in It’s Black

“Blending in requires wearing and carrying gear that’s right for your environment,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx. “When it comes to work and travel it can be hard to find a bag that’s appropriate in those settings with all the functionality you need. We’ve designed our Kesher Pack and Contingency Carry-On Roller with that in mind.”

The Kesher Pack is a modern option for those who need to stay prepared in a professional setting. The pack’s genuine leather accents make for an urban look ready for any street assignment while maintaining an office-appropriate silhouette. Constructed using Vertx® DNA, like the Rapid Access Pull-Tab, molded back panel and armor compatible weapon compartment, the Kesher can carry all the tools of the job and then some.

On the other hand, the Contingency Carry-On Roller is built for on-the-road missions. Its two-in-one design provides plenty of storage for extra items picked up along the way or separating out clean and dirty laundry on longer trips. Inside, the Carry-On Roller is loop-lined for hook-sided accessories, like Tactigami, for unlimited organizational options. Outside, it’s built to withstand even the roughest of travel days. The Carry-On Roller is constructed with a wipe-clean, water resistant PU fabric and durable polycarbonate pan to resist wear and tear from both the weather and rough handling. Weekend or weeklong, the Contingency Carry-On Roller is a dependable travel companion.

The Kesher Pack and Contingency Carry-On Roller provide the features you depend on for work and travel while maintain your low visual profile. The Kesher is available in It’s Black and Grizzly Shade and the Carry-On Roller in Griffin, Galaxy Black. They retail for $289.99 MSRP and $299.99 MSRP respectively, online and in store. Learn more about the Kesher Pack, the Contingency Carry-On Roller and the rest of the Vertx® bag line at

Carryology x Mystery Ranch NO ESCAPE – A Limited Edition Pack Collaboration

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Carryology has teamed with Mystery Ranch to release the limited edition NO ESCAPE pack.

It goes live at 1300 MDT today and they’ll sell out in minutes.

The codename they used for the project was “Dragon” – like the earlier Carryology Assault “Unicorn” – but this fire-breathing Dragon would be known as the MYSTERY RANCH x Carryology NO ESCAPE. With no details overlooked – the time, blood, sweat, and tears designer Alex put in with this pack kept him in a vortex of ideas, with no escape until perfection was achieved.

• U-shaped zipper panel provides incredible access to the main compartment
• Stowable custom Stick-It with double daisy chains tucks into hidden zippered pocket in the bottom
• Deep-dish lip pocket with internal zippered mesh pocket
• Velcro on lid for additional morale patches
• Zippered inner side mesh pockets
• Large interior dump pockets
• Floating, padded computer sleeve with PALS web for MOLLE attach accessories
• Computer sleeve access from the frame side of the pack and internally
• Additional zippered mesh pocket on inner of the main access panel
• Full-length plastic frame sheet for structure
• Hydration compatible with port
• Adjustable Futura Yoke for a custom fit
• Grommeted side water bottle pockets with elastic tops
• Fold up, stowable Live Wing belt
• Discrete, dual hidden pockets in the Live Wing’s garage

Learn more at