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Introducing the S.O.Tech Micro Pack, Launch Edition

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

S.O.Tech’s Micro Pack came from an evolution of our Special Forces Tactical Medical Modular Carriage System. Over 20 year of development we had arrived at flat rectangular medical pack. But it was tall, and a Ranger medic who goes by “Mack” approached us with a way to make the load even more accessible while under fire.

He asked us to split the pack into a 2/3 – 1/3 pair of bags with the larger pack mirroring the size of the rear trauma plate and holding the advanced medical items (IV/IO, transfusion sets, etc.) and the smaller holding the rapidly accessed trauma items in a fanny pack configuration (or a MARCH belt configuration. This way the belt or fanny pack could be quickly accessed in a kinetic environment by spinning the belt.

This “Micro Pack” suddenly became adopted as a Breacher’s pack, ropes/vertical extraction kit, MASCAL kit, and as a basic survival pack. We set it up to carry as a backpack, satchel or briefcase. As we developed out COBRA medical pack system, the Micro Pack answered the mail as the external go-bag secured in a bra-panel on the rear.

Special launch edition includes Micro pack, convertible shoulder straps, plate carrier adapter system, MPO (Modular Panel Organizer) and MBP (Modular Box Pouch, Wide, Mesh / Dyneema Hybrid).

Launch edition will have a special introductory price of $160. No backorders. While supplies last.

Dimensions: 14″x4″x10.5″
Weight: 1.6lbs (entire kit)

For SSD readers, use the following code at checkout for free shipping: asseenonssd


10/29 12pm PST


Made in USA. Since 1997. “Built to survive the world’s worst!”

PocketUp – SleeveWrap Pocket System

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Mel Terkla has been working on a pocket system that doesn’t use PALS webbing off and on for a couple years now. The result is PocketUp’s SleeveWrap Pocket System which allows you to add pockets to a slick pack.

Other pockets out there that mount on packs without PALS use an array of buckles and/or webbing.

They use a sleeve on the pack that is sewn at the top and bottom with 2” Velcro strips sewn onto the sides of the sleeve underneath. The pockets have “wings” on the sides with Velcro that wrap under the sleeve and Velcro into place, thus the term SleeveWrap.

They will be offering this system initially on their Park Pack and Zone Pack, along with a variety of SleeveWrap Pockets.

They’re planning on releasing the SleeveWrap Pocket System around the first of the year.


Mystery Ranch Launches New Film – Origins: OVERLOAD – The Conception Story of a Cornerstone in Pack Design

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Optimizing Load Carriage™ is the cornerstone of the MYSTERY RANCH design philosophy; it’s the core of what makes their packs different.

Origins: OVERLOAD®, is a cinematic look into the conception story of the MYSTERY RANCH patented OVERLOAD feature and its unique ability to haul heavy, awkward, changeable loads – a feature that helps you haul more and hurt less. This innovative design has become a prevalent feature across the company’s pack lines, having now been applied to the Hunting and Outdoor categories from its Military origins. The OVERLOAD feature has become a new standard in the field and on the battlefield.

Learn more about the Military origins and the benefits of the OVERLOAD feature from Veteran Sniper Shannon O’Keefe and Co-founder/Designer at MYSTERY RANCH Dana Gleason.

Kitanica – Vespid 30L

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Kitanica expands their pack line with the Vespid 30L. Made from 500D Cordura and 210D nylon, it has the following features:

• 4 zipper main compartment opening
–Top, front, and full loading modes
• Fully adjustable “split tongue” harness
• Magnetic lid closure to guide zippers
• 3 MOLLE panels
• Padded computer sleeve
• 2 interior and 2 exterior “water bottle” pockets
• 4 zippered interior mesh pockets
• Exterior lid pocket
• Interior loop panel loop attachment platform
• Removable waist belt
• Triple layer carry handle
• Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 8 ½” 30L

Offered in Black, Ranger Green and Wolf Grey.


Premier Body Armor Announces Multicam Black Backpack Inserts

Monday, October 4th, 2021

GASTONIA, N.C. – September 30, 2021– Premier Body Armor, a leader in body armor systems to defend against handgun, shotgun, and high-powered rifle threats, is proud to announce the availability of select Level IIIA Backpack Inserts in Multicam Black™.

“Premier Body Armor’s backpack inserts are custom made for an exacting fit in many backpack designs and offer easy-to-use protection and portable convenience that allows armor to go with you everywhere—no excuses—even onto planes,” said Jason Mammano, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Premier Body Armor. “The ultimate accessory for your MCB Vertx bag is now available from Premier Body Armor in MCB to match and complete the package.”

These armor inserts are ideal for EDC. The Level IIIA inserts are tested against common handgun rounds such as 9mm, .40, .45, and .44 magnum and Special Threat Tested against 12 Gauge buckshot and slugs, Liberty Civil Defense 9mm, and FN 5.7×28. Inserts are also stab and slash resistant.

Premier Body Armor inserts are specifically designed for functionality and dependability. The .22”, lightweight and soft panel will provide years of service and safety. They are tested to meet the NIJ ballistic standards for Level IIIA and are constructed of USA made Kevlar® and feature a 500 Denier CORDURA® outer shell. Color options for most inserts include Black, FDE, Multicam™, and now Multicam Black.

Learn more about Premier Body Armor and their complete line of armor at premierbodyarmor.com.  

Fjällräven Announces Iconic Personalize-able Kånken Me

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Starting tomorrow, Kånken, the iconic and timeless Swedish bag, will be available for personalization at every level with the launch of Kånken Me. While the bag’s timeless design has never fallen out of fashion, the launch of Kånken Me means the bag is now available in more colors, sizes and models than ever.

With Kånken Me, Fjällräven is launching a new platform to offer Kånken fans the opportunity to be creative and personalize their very own Kånken even more, to reflect their colorful personality, match it with their favorite jacket, or just improvise. With 14 color choices and 15 customizable parts the online configurator offers over 100 billion of possible combinations making it almost impossible to meet someone else with the same Kånken. Creativity is personal and Kånken Me will be as unique as its new owner. With a shareable link Kånken Me can even be co-created with friends.


Sneak Peek – Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey in DPM

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Disruptive Pattern Material is to the British what Woodland camouflage is to Americans. What’s old is new and what was once tired is now hip.

Mystery Ranch hit a home run with their upcoming DPM version of the Hip Monkey, a waist pack big enough to take on a six pack of your favorite beverage.

Coming November, 2021. It’s also available in a whole slew of other colors, if you don’t want to wait.


Matador Upgrades Packable Adventure with Latest Additions to Advanced Series

Monday, September 6th, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2021) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of high-performance travel equipment, today introduced five new products to its Advanced Series, a collection of the brand’s most ultralight, compact, weatherproof travel bags. The launch includes significant updates to several of Matador’s award-winning products, as well as brand-new product releases. The Matador Advanced Series features cutting-edge materials, proprietary coatings, and efficient designs for an ideal balance of performance, packability and durability.

“Travel is finally coming back and we have the products you need for your first foray back out there,” said Chris Clearman, Founder and CEO of Matador. “We’ve updated the Advanced Series with the latest industry-leading materials and technology, offering packable products that perform at an elite level.”

The new Advanced Series products feature high-wear panels reinforced with UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene), which delivers an exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio. Because of its molecular makeup, UHMWPE-reinforced fibers have a strength-to-weight ratio that is seven times stronger than structural steel and three-to-four times stronger than traditional nylon fibers, offering a nearly infallible ripstop effect. The fabric has additionally been treated with a UTS coating for added weatherproofing and durability.

The new Advanced Series lineup includes:

Freerain28 Waterproof Packable Backpack – A fully waterproof, 28-liter pack, with alpine-ready features such as hydration compatibility, gear loops, shockcord captures for tools, a pocketed hip belt, a sternum strap, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. A roll-top closure yields a fully waterproof main compartment, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freerain22 Waterproof Packable Backpack – A fully waterproof, 22-liter pack, with alpine-ready features such as oversized water bottle pockets, gear loops, shockcord captures for tools, a sternum strap, a removeable hip belt, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. A roll-top closure yields a fully waterproof main compartment, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freefly16 Packable Backpack (updated) – A weatherproof daypack that compresses for travel, with alpine-ready features such as gear loops, a shockcord capture for tools, buckle compression straps, a sternum strap, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. Sealed seams and sealing zippers yield a weatherproof design, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freefly Packable Duffle – A weatherproof, 30-liter duffle bag with features such as an extra-long main compartment zipper, front and back pockets for added organization options, an adjustable shoulder strap, multiple grab handles, and buckle-closure compression straps that can be configured into a backpack carry or secured to cargo racks. The bag can be stowed in an inverted front pocket or compressed further into the included mesh compression sack.

Freerain Waterproof Packable Hip Pack – A fully waterproof, hands-free place to keep valuables close by and protected from the elements. The Hip Pack features an adjustable belt for carrying on-waist or cross-body as a sling. The main compartment features an integrated zipper for fast access, along with a roll-top closure for full waterproofing. The pack can be stowed in an inverted front pocket or compressed into the included mesh compression sack.

“The use cases for the Advanced Series are endless – summit bags for expeditions, daypacks for adventure travel, or even just housing souvenirs if you bring home more than you arrived with,” continued Clearman. “Not matter what adventures you have planned, you can trust that the Advanced Series will handle the most rugged of elements.”

The Matador Freerain28 (MSRP: $124.99), Freerain22 (MSRP: $99.99), Freefly16 (MSRP: $79.99), Freefly Duffle (MSRP: $84.99), and Freerain Hip Pack (MSRP: $59.99) are available now at select retailers and online at www.matadorup.com.