Archive for the ‘PALS’ Category

MOLLE Instructional Video

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

In the late 1990s the US Marine Corps were the initial adopters of the Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment or MOLLE. Imagine being a Marine PFC and getting issued a big plastic bag full of pouches, with straps flopping everywhere, along with a VHS tape and told to have it all ready for a ruck march the next morning.

OV Innovations uploaded a copy to YouTube. It’s an absolute must-see for any serious gear historian.

Ripstays – “The fastest MOLLE system on earth”

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Currently on Kickstarter are Ripstays, a PALS compatible quick release system for pouches, something the inventor claims is, “The fastest MOLLE system on earth.”

Essentially, Ripstays are made up of rigid injection molded bars which weave in between PALS webbing and are connected at the top to facilitate a rapid removal of a pouch from the platform it’s connected to.

We’ve seen other Bar-like systems in the past, but those were intended more to ease attachment than cut-away.

The campaign offers 5″ bars but has a stretch goal of introducing 9″ bars as well.

Orca Gear – MOLLE Wraps For Your Cooler

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Made from 600D Cordura, the MOLLE Wrap, offers a PALS field to the outside of their coolers.

Offered for use with their 26, 40 and 58 quart models, colors Desert Green and CRP.

Marine South – Darley Offers HSP D3CR Rig and Mission Spec Rigit

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Darley Defense is a contract holder for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Special Operations Tailored Logistics Program. TLS offers government organizations, including military units, to purchase commercial Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment via interagency funding transfer mechanisms. The various companies on TLS are under contract to DLA and the customer buys the items from DLA. As far as the unit is concerned, they are buying from the supply system but getting the latest and greatest from industry.

One of the items I noticed Darley had available was the Disruptive Environments Chest Rig from Haley Strategic Partners. This rig was designed for HSP by Darin Talbot aka Eggroll, and is quite popular. It’s adaptive to different loads and is Berry compliant. The D3CR can be worn via its H-harness or, using SwiftClips attached directly to an armor vest.

The D3CR will accept AR type magazines as well as AK 7.62 x39mm and 5.45 x 39 magazines. The Multi-Mission Pouches accept 1911, Glock, Sig, M&P, XD and other standard double or single stack pistol magazines, as well as many handheld lights and multi-tools.  There are also two flapped GP pouches in either side but something you won’t see on any other chest rigs out there is the STUFFIT pouch which accepts a wide variety of odd-sized loads.

They’ve paired it with the Rigit from Mission Spec, a PALS adapter for armor carriers which offers SwiftClip QD mount points for rigs like the D3CR and others such as those offered by Mayflower.

This video gives you an idea of how the Rigit works.

While I know units have ordered a lot of different items over the years, this one hadn’t crossed my mind as something a unit might purchase via TLS. It serves as a great example and just goes to show how responsive TLS to the needs of its customers.

Advanced Holster – Snatch N Grab V1 Back In Stock

Thursday, February 11th, 2016


Made from .125″ Kydex, the Snatch N Grab V1 is a rigid frame designed to support PALS compatible gear within a daypack or other bag.


In addition to arranging a custom configuration, you can transfer the loadout between any of your commercial backpacks without any permanent modifications.

SHOT Show – HEXGRID from 5.11 Tactical

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

During SOFIC last year I was invited by 5.11 Tactical to preview their HEXGRID technology. Much to my surprise, I saw some samples of the technology in their SHOT Show booth.


Like the name implies, HEXGRID consists of hexagon shaped holes in a substrate which will accept PALS compatible pouches. Due to the geometry, the pouches can be attached at several angles rather than just up and down.

See the Cell Vault from Thyrm at SHOT Show

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Attachable, waterproof battery and gear storage with a sub-1 MOLLE column footprint is almost here. Launching at SHOT next week! 

National Molding – Poli Bina Clip

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

This is National Molding’s Poli Bina Clip, rated to 75 lbs, it fits PALS webbing, offering a handy clip with spring-loaded gate for items like gloves, slings, and other straps. Offered in Small and Large, although both fit 1″ webbing.