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PDW W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Modern Take on a Classic Summit Assault Style Backpack

For the start of 2023, Prometheus Design Werx introduces their W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L. This design is a modern interpretation of the classic, alpine style, top loading, summit assault pack. While this pack is dialed more towards wilderness and backcountry use, it features numerous, practical details for urban use as well, and a well-rounded daypack for multiple use cases. The W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L is highlighted by an updated and unique design feature which is the center front 2-way zipper. This style zipper opening allows a secondary B.E. access/entry point into the main compartment with the top lid closed, and when the top lid is opened and laid flat on any suitable surface, can be fully zipped opened to allow access to nearly 90% of the main compartment.

The W.U.U.L.F. Pack 24L is a part of Prometheus Design Werx’s PRO-Line. Available in Universal Field Gray, and Ranger Green as an exclusive to the brand GRR.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The WUULF Pack 24L is at its core, a mountain pack. The pack name is derived from the words, ‘Wilderness Utility Urban Lay Flat’, which describes its basic functional criteria. It draws it design from the classic, single point top loaders from an earlier era. Top loading backpacks are the simplest method of pack entry and has been in use from the earliest days of backpack design. This design is not prone to failure and even if the top lid becomes inoperable, the pack body can still hold its contents. Unlike a zippered panel loader where if the zipper fails, so will the pack, and become useless. Other considerations were the metals buckles at the request of rock climbers; metal buckles will not crack if accidently stepped on like the nylon or acetyl type. Besides the modern additions of a loop panel for morale patches, ventilated ripple foam padding, laptop sleeve, and laser cut M.OLLE C.ompatible A.rray, what is notably unique to the WUULF Pack is the 2ndary entry point via the 2-way center body zipper. This allows user access into the main pack body with the top lid closed, and nearly full access to inside the pack if laid flat (like a ‘blood eagle’) with the top lid open. Finally, we created unique water bottle pockets which feature user replaceable shock cord, should they ever blow out. Unlike all other modern water bottle pockets using stretch fabrics, ours will be useable far beyond the standard life cycle.”

The WUULF Pack 24L In Universal Field Gray is available for purchase for $179.00 via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com. The Ranger Green edition exclusive to GRR will available via their website grr.world on Friday 13JAN23 at noon PDT.

DEVCORE to Showcase New Products and New Collaboration with Drift Dry USA at SHOT Show 2023

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Huntington Beach, CA, January 13, 2023 – DEVCORE, a leading tactical softgoods brand and division of ABX Group Inc, is excited to display new products at the 2023 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and announce its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, high end manufacturer of gear and accessories for the outdoor and dive markets. Visitors may visit Booth 61411 at the Venetian Expo to see all the latest products.

To serve those who require high performance hand protection in cold weather conditions, DEVCORE will be showcasing its Summit Combat Glove, Summit 3 Finger Mitten System, and Summit Combat Snow Gaiters. Both the Summit Combat Glove are designed to work together, giving users versatility to accommodate operational needs. The Summit Combat Snow Gaiters have already been issued to various military units due to the superior design and weather protection.

DEVCORE is also excited for its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, to bring co-branded and co-designed products to the market.

“Drift Dry USA has a history of designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative apparel and accessories for the outdoor market. We are excited to work with them to take the DEVCORE and Drift Dry brands to the next level with new products to satisfy the needs of the most demanding users in the military, first responder, and other users, ” says Brian Miller, CEO of DEVCORE.

DEVCORE + Drift Dry USA products will leverage the expertise and experience from both teams and utilize cutting edge materials for its future products. Samples of Drift Dry products will be available at the DEVCORE booth and serve as a preview for the near future.

Please visit www.devcoregear.com

ABX Group Inc
5912 Bolsa Avenue, Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(800) 710-3650

[email protected]

Outdoor Research Launches New SeaTac Pant and Deploy Backpack

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Seattle, Wash. (January 17, 2023) – Outdoor Research (OR) For over 40 years Outdoor Research has been designing and manufacturing products for the U.S. military and first responders both in its U.S. factories based in Seattle, WA, and El Monte, CA. and offshore. Today, the Seattle-based outdoor and tactical apparel & gear manufacturer is proud to introduce its new Men’s SeaTac Pant and Deploy Backpack with Admin Pouch at SHOT show in Las Vegas, NV.

The OR Pro SeaTac Pant was designed to meet the needs of the professional, whether at work or on the weekend. The SeaTac Pant is built to exceed expectations-with a polyester/cotton blend of fabric and added mechanical stretch it not only provides the durability and comfort you need but bends and moves with you in almost any environment. Add to that a Durable Stain Repellent finish, cargo pockets, gusseted crotch and stretch waistband and you have the ultimate in cargo pants. Available in Black, Khaki, Navy, and Ranger Green.

For those looking for the ultimate backpack, look no further than the new OR Pro Deploy Backpack. At 35L this pack is everything you need while on-duty or on-trail. Made from a durable 500D Cordura Nylon with a PU/DWR coating for water resistance, this pack is designed to withstand some of the harshest environments. With two hidden side pockets, its ready for overt or covert operations. Use it overtly with the side molle attachments and to store your water bottle or zip the side pockets closed for those covert operations. With lots of internal storage, its able to carry two 30-round magazines and your laptop at the same time. It’s hydration compatible and has a built-in hidden pocket for a concealed weapon or to keep other items more secure.

The new Deploy Admin Pouch is an add on that easily attaches to the laser cut MOLLE on the front of the pack. This added storage gives you even more room for two additional 30-round magazines as well as admin storage for all of your essentials.

Be sure and look for the SeaTac Pant, Deploy Backpack and Admin Pouch online and at your local Outdoor Research retailers.

Find out more about OR Pro and Outdoor Research at www.outdoorresearch.com.

See them at SHOT Show in booth #31402.

Premier Body Armor Announces Continued Vertx Collaboration

Monday, December 5th, 2022

GASTONIA, N.C. – December 1, 2022 – Premier Body Armor is proud to announce their continued collaboration with Vertx, including the Gen 3 line of products and custom-fit ballistic inserts compatible with the Gamut, Ready Pack and Navigator Sling. American-made armor plus industry-leading Vertx bags and packs offer the perfect solution for an off-body carry system.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vertx,” said Alex Stewart, President of Premier Body Armor. “This line offers consumers 100% USA made, custom cut armor inserts that maximize the potential of the packs and provide on-the-go ballistic protection. The Gen 3 Vertx line puts a focus on advanced feature sets without compromising the industry-leading CCW DNA that we’ve all come to love.” 

The Gamut, Ready Pack, and Navigator Sling all improve upon their Gen 2 predecessors, offering a new Rapid Access Pull tab compatible with every zipper for a fully customizable EDC setup. With a gatekeeper G-hook, you can avoid unwanted gear exposure in the CCW compartment. Premier’s custom-fit ballistic inserts provide comfortable and incognito protection while you’re on the go.

The new ballistic panels continue to uphold the high standards of Premier’s body armor, meeting the NIJ Level IIIA standard while being the thinnest and lightest ballistic protection on the market. Available in bundles or standalone inserts, it’s easier than ever to update your bag & armor. Load out your Gamut with all the gear you need, pack the Navigator and be ready for travel or blend in with other “average” backpacks with the Ready Pack.

Enjoy the peace of mind body armor provides. Premier Body Armor is proud to provide high-quality, Made in the USA, custom-fit body armor for Vertx products.

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

Sneak Peek – Tigerstripe Becker Patrol Pack from Bongo Gear

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Bongo Gear has license to produce Becker Patrol Packs and they’ve been hard at work creating variants of this classic.

This week they plan to release a run of the BPP Mk II in Tigerstripe camouflage. They are offering two variants of the new attend which they refer to as regular and olive. The only difference between these two patterns is in the green – one has the regular green and the other has an olive green. The olive green version is a bit more versatile because blends into a wider variety of environments. The production models will feature green binding tape.

To learn about what they’ve done to improve the original pack to create the Mk II, visit bongogear.com.

Hill People Gear – Aston 3 Pack

Friday, November 18th, 2022

11/18/22 – Hill People Gear releases latest iteration in the Aston House series.

Hill People Gear has earned a reputation for building some of the most comfortable packs available for carrying heavier loads. Today they’re releasing the Aston 3, which replaces the discontinued Aston House and Aston House Backcountry packs. With the A3, HPG has taken lessons learned from the previous versions to create a single streamlined version which will be useful for a wide range of needs.

The A3 is a mid-sized panel loader with some helpful organizational features. The interior suspension side is lined with MOLLE cut Velcro laminate so it will accept both Velcro backed and PALS backed pouches. This area can easily be accessed via a generously sized top zipper access. It is ideal for mounting heavy items such as laptops, tools, water bladders, and radio packs. The dual zipper pulls on this access allow for an extended antenna or bladder hose to protrude from the top of the pack. In addition to this access, there is a more traditional 2/3rd height panel access on the non-suspension side of the pack for accessing whatever items are packed behind the organizational panel. There are also two external quick access zippered pockets and oversized wand pockets that have their own compression systems. All zippers are heavy #10 ykk and the fabric is 500d cordura for longevity.

Suspension on the A3 consists of HPG’s adjustable torso height shoulder harness with load lifters, full HDPE framesheet, dual 7075 aluminum stays, and mounting location for optional belt. With the belt mounted, the Aston 3 has a chassis capacity of 150lbs. There are both top and bottom compression straps as well as dual full circumference straps. Unlike its Aston House predecessors, the A3 is designed to accept any of Hill People Gear’s pack pockets. This makes it possible to plus up the capacity of the A3 for light overnight and assault pack use. On the other hand, all of the straps are removable and the compression on the wand pockets will “over compress” the bottom 1/3rd of the pack for everyday carry uses. With the configurability and compressibility, the Aston 3 allows for a wide range of uses in a single pack.

Hill People Gear bags and packs are manufactured in the USA out of US materials by FirstSpear. This manufacturing partnership goes back to the start of both companies in 2010.

Hill People Gear Releases New Light Series of Packs with qui-Ya Light

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The qui-Ya Light is a 85 l pack that is also lightweight, at just 4 lbs.

-Dual full height 7075 aluminum stays
partial height removable HDPE framesheet
-500d Cordura on stress points
-330d Cordura elsewhere
-550 paracord side lacing compression on 3/4″ webbing tabs
-Dual 1″ over the top straps
-12x9x28″ main compartment secured with #10 ykk zipper and backed up by the over the top straps
-12x9x2″ top compartment secured with #8 ykk zipper and backed up by the over the top straps
-11x3x16″ back pocket with slot behind, secured with #8 ykk zipper and backed up by 3/4″ closure strap that’s long enough to secure a jacket
-girth hitch style bungy cord straps on back for securing trekking poles and similar items
-oversize slant cut wand pockets on each side

Currently offered in Khaki/Ranger Green option.


Mystery Ranch Special Projects Service

Monday, September 19th, 2022

At MYSTERY RANCH, we solve problems for our customers – we work with them to identify a solution that meets their needs.

MYSTERY RANCH builds the best load-bearing gear in the world. Period.  

In addition to designing products for commercial sale, we regularly work on Special Projects for government and other industry organizations. With our Special Projects Service offering, MYSTERY RANCH designs and manufactures custom products when no other load-carriage solution exists. That includes packaging weapons, comms gear, optics, sensors, connectors, cabling, and so on.

If needed, we collaborate with in-field experts that bring their expertise to the design and help deliver a rigorously field-tested product to the client.

MYSTERY RANCH has many patents on technologies necessary for special load-carriage requests, which cannot be found otherwise. Our Montana-based, in-house product development and production teams are structured to facilitate such specific design needs.

Our most recent Case Study is the ATM CWF – aka “THE ARCTIC RUCK.” Details of this service outlining the process and collaboration efforts with in-field professionals can be found here.

In many cases, the client comes to our facility to brainstorm a solution with our design team for their load carriage or packaging needs. They show us the equipment we need to design around. In other cases, the client may send us the equipment and then collaborate with us via video conference, phone, or email. When necessary, we travel to the client’s location to work with them directly or see or experience items or factors that cannot be brought to us.

If it needs to be carried by a human – let’s talk or visit our site: www.mysteryranch.com/Packs/Military/SP.