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Sneak Peek – Blackwater Edition Becker Patrol Pack

Friday, May 26th, 2023

The first week of June, Blackwater will be launching a revised and modernized version of the famous Becker Patrol Pack. This limited edition Blackwater edition pack is manufactured by Bongo Gear with assistance from Ethan Becker who designed the pack over 30 years ago. Please make sure you are signed up to their email list.

SOF Week 23 – Mystery Ranch Cold Weather Packs

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

The Mystery Ranch “Arctic Ruck” was a case study under their Special Projects Service. Formally named the All-Terrain Maneuver, Cold Weather First (ATM CWF) Pack, it was developed in conjunction with Arctic Explorer and Cold Weather Expert John Huston who founded consulting firm and school Skadi Group. In the niche world of extreme cold weather operations, you couldn’t find a better participant in the design process. John has trained US, Canadian and Norwegian SOF.

One of the innovations John brought to the project is the Pull frame developed for pulling sleds. It features pull loops on both sides and is built to pull large loads without creating stress points on the body.

The yoke also has a quick release buckle. Additionally, all of the fasteners and zipper pulls were designed with wearing mittens in mind in operations down to -60 deg F.

-Removable flap lid with zippered pocket and pass throughs to accommodate jump systems
-Top-loading spindrift collar to main bag
-Zipper port at top of body panel opens from either side for antennae, cables, and/or hydration
-Fully adjustable, toolless Futura yoke telescopes to fit any torso length
-Yoke has quick-release buckle with backup ladderlock
-Side pass through sleeves accommodate skis, rifle butts or other long items
VELCRO on lid for identification and patches
-Removable flap lid with zippered pocket and pass throughs to accommodate jump systems
-Loops for included accessory straps
-Three MOLLE attach, removable, zippered pockets with toggle pulls
-Three lower external pockets with drawstring spindrift collars
-Grommeted pockets and main bag
-Two compression straps on each side
-Six rows of PALS web for MOLLE attach accessories
-Interior radio sleeve

Weighing 8.8 lbs empty, the Arctic Pack has a capacity of 5535 cu in. Naturally, it’s offered in MultiCam Arctic pattern.

Direct Action HALIFAX Small Backpack

Friday, May 12th, 2023

The Direct Action HALIFAX® Small backpack is the smaller and simpler version of the HALIFAX® Medium model. Its large main compartment is equipped with a long YKK® zipper, allowing for quick and easy access to the contents of the backpack. The front and back walls of the compartment are lined with soft velour, enabling the attachment of additional accessories. In addition, the back wall is covered with a laser-cut modular system compatible with MOLLE/PALS, allowing for customization of the backpack according to individual needs and preferences. A zippered mesh pocket is also provided on the top of the front wall.

On the outside, there are two small zippered pockets on the top flap. One of them has a soft, velour-lined interior to prevent scratches, making it ideal for carrying glasses. At its height, there is a large loop panel, allowing for personalized identification or the placement of a “friend-foe” marker. Below there are two flat pockets with diagonal, vertical zippers and a vertical “daisy chain” between them. A modular panel perpendicular to the chain (corresponding to one column of the MOLLE/PALS system) is used below to allow for the attachment of additional narrow pockets. The backpack also features a laser-cut modular system on the sides corresponding to three rows and three columns of the MOLLE/PALS system. Below the modular panels are partially elastic pockets for carrying water bottles or canteens. The top of the side panels has holes for the hydration system tube to pass through.

To ensure user comfort, the wide straps are lined with softshell and filled with soft foam. This provides comfort even when carrying a fully loaded backpack. In addition to the reinforced back panel, there are five specially shaped pads that not only enhance carrying comfort but also improve air circulation.

The chest strap and minimalist hip strap with detachable options stabilize the backpack during use. The side compression straps allow for adjustment of the backpack’s dimensions according to its contents.

Key features:

– large main compartment with a long YKK zipper

– velour-lined interior with a laser-cut modular system compatible with MOLLE/PALS on the back wall

– adapted for the hydration system mount

– on the outside: laser-cut modular system compatible with MOLLE/PALS on the sides and bottom

– 4 zippered external pockets, including a pocket for glasses

– wide straps lined with softshell and filled with soft foam

– large identification patch

– front daisy chain

– functionality and comfort

Tech specs:

Capacity: 18 liters

Weight: 1,208 kg

Dimensions: 49,5 x 34,5 x 22,5 cm

Crye Precision EXP Venture Pack Now Available

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Initially exhibited by Crye Precision during SHOT Show 2022, the EXP Venture Pack is now available for order.

This airline carry-on sized pack boasts 2950 cu in of carrying capacity but can be cinched down in the event it isn’t fully loaded.

It has a built-in shoe compartment as well as an integrated garment bag with stretch panels.

The Fold-down/removable side bolsters allows for maximum adjustability and loop interior surfaces are compatible with hook-backed pouches.

Made from 1000D Cordura. Offered in Black, Grey, MultiCam and MultiCam Black, it fits in well as standard luggage.


Tasmanian Tiger Unveils the TT Medic MASCAL Pack: A Comprehensive First Aid Solution for Active Threat Medics

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

The TT Medic MASCAL Pack is optimized for simultaneous initial treatment of multiple wounded persons when individual treatment is not immediately possible.

Knoxville, Tenn. (April 2023) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce the upcoming release of the TT Medic MASCAL Pack, available in May 2023. Designed specifically for the needs of Active Threat Medics (ATM), the TT Medic MASCAL (Mass Casualty) Pack is a first aid treatment pack that is optimized for simultaneous initial treatment of multiple wounded persons when individual treatment is not immediately possible.

“We are pleased to introduce the TT Medic MASCAL Pack to our line of medic packs,” commented Richard Lewis, President and CEO of Proforce Equipment, Inc. “This pack is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of Active Threat Medics who may be faced with multiple casualties in high-pressure situations. We have created a pack that is practical, durable, and reliable.”

One of the key features of the TT Medic MASCAL Pack is its practical and efficient design. The front of the backpack is equipped with four Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) pouches, allowing for quick and easy access to essential supplies. The interior layout is strategically organized to accommodate a large stock of medical supplies for emergency operations involving mass casualties (the pack does not come equipped with medical supplies). Additionally, the sides of the pack are equipped with MOLLE in a laser-cut design, providing ample space for attaching additional gear or accessories. The pack comes with a handle for easy transport and includes a scissor bag for added convenience.

“We understand the critical role that Active Threat Medics play in providing immediate medical care in high-stress situations. The TT Medic MASCAL Pack is designed to support their needs and provide them with a reliable and efficient tool for saving lives,” concluded Lewis.

The TT Medic MASCAL Pack weighs 4.06 lbs./1.84 kg. and measures 18.11H x 11.02W x 3.94D/46H x 28W x 10D cm. and is made from Cordura® 700 Denier (Multicam 500 Denier). It is available in Black, Olive, and Coyote for an MSRP of $289.00 and Multicam for an MSRP of $319.00.

Click to see the 2023 Tasmanian Tiger New Items digital catalog here or the Vol 3 product digital catalog. Find a local dealer here for any of the exciting Tasmanian Tiger products.

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5.11 Tactical Announces New Skyweight Collection

Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Designed for lightweight durability and versatility, the collection offers a range of load-bearing solutions and gear
COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 12, 2023) – 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of Purpose-Built Gear™, today announced a new Skyweight Collection of packs and gear designed for lightweight modularity and custom fitting to offer a full range of load-bearing solutions and products for outdoor adventurers, lightweight enthusiasts and everyday carry.

“Packs and load-bearing gear have always been among our most popular and requested items,” said 5.11’s Vice President, Global Product, Matt Page. “We’ve been working with end-users to build innovative products in those categories for years. Our customers made it clear that they wanted an outdoor gear solution from 5.11 that was lightweight without sacrificing the durability and functionality that 5.11 is known for. We’re excited to introduce the Skyweight Collection a result.”

The Skyweight 36L Pack ($200) and Skyweight 24L Pack ($150) both feature lightweight but durable construction with 330-denier ripstop nylon. Maximum comfort is ensured by padded back panels with built-in airflow channels, load lifters, lumbar pads and padded shoulder harnesses with adjustable sternum straps. Each pack also features a removable load-bearing MOLLE hip belt, hydration sleeve, integrated rain cover, compression straps, external stretch water bottle pockets, gear loops and MOLLE webbing for added storage options. Additionally, the Skyweight 36L includes a front shove-it compartment, a clamshell opening for the main compartment, a secondary compartment and an internal frame for added support.

The Skyweight Utility Chest Pack ($60) and Skyweight Survival Chest Pack ($45) provide lightweight, compact and versatile load-bearing options that can be utilized as waist packs in addition to chest packs. Their unique designs feature removable chest harnesses and rear pass-through ports that allow users to choose either configuration. The harnesses are adjustable and breathable with quick-release systems for easy use and hot pulls for quick access to concealed carry compartments. The 330-denier ripstop nylon construction provides durability. Additional features of the Skyweight Utility Chest Pack include a front zippered pocket, front stretch-woven pocket, bottom webbing loops and gear loops for additional storage. The Skyweight Survival Chest Pack offers an external laminate MOLLE panel for customizable storage options.

Also included in the Collection are the MOLLE Packable Pack ($60) and MOLLE Packable Sling Pack ($50). Designed to take lightweight load bearing to another level, they can be packed into integrated self-pockets and attached to any MOLLE platform for seamless storage when not in use. Both options are constructed with recycled 70-denier nylon ripstop and offer clamshell openings to main compartments, external stretch-woven water bottle pockets when unpacked, external stretch-woven pockets when packed, hydration compatibility, MOLLE strap system and gear loops.

The final offering of the initial Skyweight Collection is the MOLLE Packable Poncho ($85) which offers packable protection from harsh weather in a versatile design that can be worn over a pack or used as a shelter. It’s built with 40-denier ripstop nylon and a waterproof silicone ultra-tensile strength coating in addition to taped seams and an adjustable drawstring hood to provide durability and protection from the elements. The one-size-fits-all design fits over the body and backpacks while corner and edge webbing loops allow it to be tied down for use as a shelter.

To learn more about the Skyweight Collection or to shop its offering, please visit www.511tactical.com/skyweight.

PocketUp to Add Woodland and Tigerstripe Color Options

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

PocketUp is adding Woodland Camo and TigerStripe to their 1000d color choices beginning in early May.

All products in these colors will be using black webbing and hardware, so if you order a pack that has PALS webbing, the webbing will be black.

Warrior West 23 – Outdoor Research Deploy Backpack

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Outdoor Research showed their new Deploy Backpack at Warrior West.

This 35 L pack is made from 500D Cordura and was designed for concealed carry use with lots of organization inside.

Featuring two zippered side zip pockets, one can be used for water bottle and the other can be opened completely, unveiling PALS slots.

The pack is hydration compatible and will accept a soft or hard armor to upgrade its capabilities.

Additionally, there is a hidden pocket in the back panel which can be used to carry discreet items.

The Deploy Backpack can be combined with the Admin Pouch, a PALS compatible add-on which offers additional storage space.

Products seen at Warrior West may be procured by units and agencies by contacting ADS, Inc.