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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.

First Tactical – Tactix Series Pouches

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Last week I attended a media event in Phoenix with First Tactical. Although they kicked off the brand with gloves over the summer, it continues to grow and now includes load carriage. I was surprised to see that the had already begun to offer pouches. The quality of the production samples I examined is high and incorporates several interesting features.


First off, the line of Tactix pouches is designed for use with First Tactical’s Lynx laser cut platform, but they are also PALS compatible. As you can see, the vertical straps are 3/4″ rather than the standard 1″ and weave through laser cut slots.

Additionally, they use a Duraflex buckle which grips on the horizontal bar to keep them in place rather than the snaps or tick seen with other systems.


You may also notice that the zippered opening angles slightly forward.

All of the Tactix pouches I saw were padded, but the padding was removable and held in place with hook and pile tape. Once the padded insert is removed, there is access to a hung mesh pocket along the back wall of the pouch.

Obviously, the padded insert is not only removable but also reversible. One side is the same color as the pouch and the other is a high visibility Yellow.

So far, First Tactical has released 9×6, 6×10, 6×6 and 3×6 zippered utility pouches as well as Medium and Large media pouches, eyewear pouch and 1.5 l water bottle pouch.  The front offers three strips of pile tape so you can place identifiers on the pouch.

Made from 500D texturized nylon, pouches are offered in Black, Coyote and OD Green.

AUSA – Close Up of National Molding’s Rigid Plate Carrier PALS Compatible Sleeve

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

After we mentioned the National Molding Rigid Plate Carrier during Modern Day Marine, several readers were dismayed that they wouldn’t be able to carry any additional equipment on the carrier. National Moldong long ago worked this one out and originally had a very simple laser cut, bikini-style band made from Trelleborg fabric that fit around the RPC. Interstingly, the feedback they received from government customers was to go back to a tried and true Cordura and webbing PALS solution.