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Orion Design Group – ARC Overview Video

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

In the above video, Bryan from Orion Design Group goes over the features of the Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig. We posted an article of the ARC back in January, so you can refer to that post for the full details, however, in brief, the ARC is a five-piece modular chest rig developed by Orion Design Group in collaboration with S&S Precision, and manufactured by Grey Ghost Gear. The ARC is centered around an optics pouch, capable of holding upwards of a large framed 10x binoculars, along with some small Thermal Imaging Devices. This pouch is accompanied by the yoke, side panels, and a small roll top minimalist pack.


Hill People Gear – Tarahumara and Ute Packs Now Available in ODG Lupus Pattern

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

We had preciously mentioned that Hill People Gear’s Tarahumara Pack is available in Orion Design Group‘s Lupus camouflage pattern. Now, they’ve added a Lupus version of the Ute Backpack.


The 2160 cu in Ute is designed for loads in the 20-60 lbs range. You can also mount several of HPG’s smaller packs including the Tarahumara to the Ute, as seen in the photo above.

-includes Prairie Belt
-500d, 1000d, and hypalon construction
-dual 7075 aluminum stays 1/8″x1″
-removable lightweight framesheet rides in internal hydration / framesheet pocket
-hydration port
-HPG original pulley compression that can be used with and without an external pocket. when used with an external pocket, the external pocket can be used as a free floating compression panel or locked in for “almost sewn” performance
-single main compartment
-3 heavily reinforced internal hang loops on inside suspension side of pack for hanging heavy items
-dual wand pockets
-zippered slot pocket on underside of top lid with PALS underneath
-HPG original pulley suspension for adjustable shoulder articulation
-$5 of the proceeds from every Ute pack sold goes to the Ute Tribal Scholarship Fund


HPG Tarahumara in ODG Lupus Camo

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Hill People Gear has a limited run of Tarahumara packs in Orion Design Group’s Lupus camouflage pattern.


Introducing ODG Corvus

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Orion Design Group introduces Corvus (Latin for Raven) as a black-based LE pattern.

ODG Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Manufactured by the good folks at Grey Ghost Gear, the Orion Design Group Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig is a PALS compatible, Modular Chest Rig. There’s quite a bit going on with the ODG ARC so we asked them to send us a write up.


We are proud to finally announce the ODG ARC. This design has been on the drawing board for awhile. It was conceived during a winter mobility training package I was invited to attend with an NSW Recce troop in the mountains of Idaho. It was also a collaboration between us and S&S Precision. Drew was instrumental in coming up with the silent closure and building the second article for us.


The ARC is comprised of five pieces. First the heart of the system is the optics pouch. This pouch is capable of holding large framed 10x Binoculars and some small Thermal imagining devices. It is constructed with padding to help protect mission critical optics.


It has an array of features:

Molle webbing on the sides to accommodate pistol mags, multi tools, laser range finders, and kestrel ballistic weather meters.
Fold down admin panel to accommodate GRG, ballistic data cards, maps, and some smart phones.
Elastic webbing to hold pens, chem lights,as well as loose ammo.
Bungie tie downs to hold elk bugle/game calls or remote antennas for personal coms.
Loop panel to accomodate magazine/pistol carriage


The yoke will be offered in two configurations the “Alpha” (Not Shown) will be a slick minimalist yoke constructed in a four way stretch. The “Bravo” (shown) will be a mesh/ MOLLE platform for additional hydration/load carriage capability.


The next component are the side panels which give you the ability to integrate into the optics pouch for a more robust load carrying capability, or the ability to remove the optics pouch and use as a stand alone micro chest rig.


The panels contain internal and external loop placement for endless options for versatility in carrying magazines, radios, and pistols.


Lastly the system offers a small roll top minimalist pack with an internal 32oz hydration sleeve and external hose port.


We are happy to announce that the system will be manufactured by the newest member of the ODG Tribe, Grey Ghost Gear. They are consummate professionals, and the reason this third version came to be a reality. I can’t frankly say enough good things about them. They are great people as well as great professionals and we are thrilled to be working with them. If you are a small company like us and in need of nylon manufacturing capability these are the folks to get it done. I hope everyone had a great SHOT show we certainly did!

Train Hard! Hunt Hard! and CHOOSE YOUR PREY!!!

Sneak Peek – Beyond // ODG Collaboration

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


Some ODG Lupus Eye Candy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014


This rifle is equipped with a 14.5″ Rainier Arms .300 Upper with an OSS Bannar Flash Hiding Muzzle Brake mated to an AAC lower. The rifle was dipped in ODG’s Lupus pattern and outfitted with a VTAC Sling.

Orion Design Group – VTAC MK1 Sling Now Available

Monday, August 4th, 2014

VTAC Sling

Orion Design Group has just recently added the Viking Tactics MK1 sling to their product offerings. Made of Murdock woven webbing, the VTAC MK1 is a versatile two-point sling that has been in use with members of ODG since 2007.