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Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Well, apparently we can talk about this. I’ve been sworn to secrecy on this new daypack from Triple Aught Design since receiving one during Destination: Granite back in September.

The super lightweight Azimuth is unlike any previous packs from Triple Aught Design. Sounds like it will be released very soon.

They’ve another video with even more info.

Triple Aught Design – Gemini Shirt

Friday, November 18th, 2016

When I saw a prototype of the new Triple Aught Design Gemini Shirt during a recent visit to their design facility in San Francisco’s Dogpatch, I knew it was something I would want to share with my readers once it came out. The design is subtle, yet functional. The shirt doesn’t quite look like anything else out there and is made from a technical fabric. TAD also does a great job of building a few surprises into the garment.

Again, it seems to be a bit of a retro design, inspired by the clothing worn by those involved in our early space program. I love seeing classic designs updated with more modern fabrics and construction techniques.

Performance on Demand: Built to excel across multiple environments, the Gemini Shirt is crafted from a technical blend of cotton and polyester. Resisting wrinkles and stains, this material drapes cleanly and helps conceal carried items. Lightweight, packable, and easy to care for, the Gemini Shirt is ideal for long term assignments.

Subtle Details: Two clean welt pockets on the chest and a hidden envelope pocket are perfect for small E&E items. The buttons are safely secured along bartacked webbing and include a slotted button that rotates onto the webbing for quick field repair.

The Gemini Shirt is offered in three colors: Siege, Gunmetal, Black and sizes XS – 3XL. The shirt features a standard fit and is Made in USA!

The price is very nice, at $80.


*Due to Triple Aught Design moving to a new bigger warehouse over the weekend, orders will start shipping 11/28*

Blade Show – Triple Aught Design / Ben Orford

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Triple Aught Design displayed this hatchet from British custom knife maker Ben Orford. It’s called the Nordic Carver and combines Scandinavian styling with modern materials. It’s made from either 4.6mm, 5.6mm or 7mm unground 01 carbon tool steel with a 5.5″ cutting edge. The different blade thicknesses give a range of weights for the application.

TAD is considering doing a special collaboration with Ben. What do you think? 

Blade Show – TAD Blade Keeper 2000

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Triple Aught Design built 25 of these cool folder blade carriers. They use the same materials as in their Meridian luggage.

It features a zippered closure and carrying handles.

There are three removable leafs in the Blade Keeper 2000 and each holds six knives in individual translucent compartments.

This is a short run only and hasn’t gone into production yet.


Meridian Transport Case from Triple Aught Design

Friday, March 18th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that development of a bag would yield an entire system that includes 31 products, but that’s what happened when Triple Aught Design came up with the Meridian Transport Case. Consisting of a clamshell-style case, transport cubes, control panel and compression straps, these options allow you to configure your load for this very well appointed piece of luggage.

It’s made from high quality materials. Made from VX-21 Ripstop Shell, VX-03 Lining and Hypalon Synthetic Rubber. The VX family of fabrics is quite common for luggage. As you can see from the specs below, it’s got plenty of room for travel.

Center Compartment : 1365.00 cu in (22.37 liters)
Side Compartments : 477.50 cu in (7.83 liters)
Total : 2320.50 cu in (38.03 liters)

Center Compartment : 21” (53.34 cm) W x 13” (33.02 cm) H x 5” (12.70 cm) D
Side Compartments : 21” (53.34 cm) W x 13” (33.02 cm) H x 1.75” (4.45 cm) D
Total : 21” (53.34 cm) W x 13” (33.02 cm) H x 8.5” (21.59 cm) D

72.00 oz (2.04 kg)

Pocket Configuration
One Zippered Centered Compartment with Full Clamshell Opening
Two Zippered Side Compartments with Full Clamshell Opening
Two Exterior Front Zippered Pockets
One Dual Entry Exterior Zippered Pocket with Attachment Rails
Two Open-Top Exterior Pockets (Next-to-Body Pocket Offers Additional Zippered Admin Pocket)

These photos depict the transport cubes (airflow, viewport and defender). There is also a control panel which is a PALS compatible insert. Both of these categories of accessories are available in various sizes offering plenty of options to customize your bag. Additionally, it includes a non-slip, ergonomic shoulder strap as well as tubular nylon carry handles. The Meridian Transport Case is designed to fit under an airline seat as well as in overhead bins, even on regional aircraft.

Released last week, it’s seen brisk sales, in spite of its price tag. I know it’s hard for a lot of people to wrap their heads around, but these were Made in the USA and that’s just not cheap. Granted, a few of the materials are foreign sourced, but the assembly was done here.

The color is Satin, Matte but it looks like Black to me.


Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch 1 Releases Tomorrow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Attention all TAD Addicts, they are releasing the SERE Pouch 1 during tomorrow’s drop at 0900 PST.

The SERE Pouch 1 (SP1) is a micro tool roll engineered to provide secure and rapid access to survival, evasion, resistance and escape tools. Using vertical and horizontal compression, small tools can be secured into 5 flexible compartments or a removable micro sheath. They will offer a stand alone pouch or a loaded out version with essential E&E tools.


Deployment Scenarios

The SP1 is capable of providing a secure mobile workspace while still being instantly removable.

-The SP1’s vertical lashing strap is MOLLE compatible, able to be woven through a single column of PALS before being secured around the body of the pouch via an ITW G-Hook.

-To access the contents, unhook the G-Hook, pull down on the horizontal compression strap and unfold the SP1. The pouch will remain attached to the PALS platform in this open position, providing a mobile workspace to contain and organize small tools during use.

-The SP1 may be rapidly detached by unhooking the G-Hook and firmly pulling the pouch away from the PALS webbing.

Escape and Evasion Kit

Outfit your SP1 with the optional Escape and Evasion Kit designed by the experts at SEREPICK, including:

-Titanium Bogota Lockpicks
-Folding Razor Saw
-Miniature Ceramic Razor Blade
-Handcuff Shims (2x)
-Universal Handcuff Keys (2x)
-EZ Decoders (2x)
-Diamond Rod

-Rolled : 2.75” x 4.00” (6.99 cm x 10.16 cm)
-Unrolled : 8.00” x 7.25” (20.32 cm x 18.41 cm) 

-Lateral & Vertical Compression Straps
-5 Pockets for SERE Tools
-Micro Sheath with Shock Cord Pull
-Ranger Eye


Also, don’t miss out on their Super Bowl Sale, honoring San Francisco, the game’s host and their hometown. Savings are up to 20% off on a wide variety of TAD products.


Triple Aught Design has also issued a limited edition patch commemorating Super Bowl 50. You can order it now and it will be delivered in time for the game.


Triple Aught Design – FAST Pack EDC

Friday, October 30th, 2015


This is the latest generation of Triple Aught Design’s FAST Pack EDC. Although the overall appearance is similar to the previous version, the pack has been re-engineered from the ground up, based on customer feedback and testing. The FAST platform is designed around rugged construction and modular adaptability, and the FAST Pack EDC perfectly embodies this concept. The FAST Pack is made of durable 1000D and 500D Invista Cordura Fabric, and features PALS webbing and internal anchor points throughout to allow for optimal end-user configuration. The FAST Pack EDC also features a weather-resistant secondary compartment which is optimal for critical electronics and documents, which is accessible through a secure roll-top closure.

We’re going to run it through its paces over the next few weeks and give you our impressions.


  • 1000 and 500 Denier Invista Cordura Fabric
  • Evazote Closed Cell Cross-Linked Ethylene Copolymer Foam
  • DRI-LEX Aerospacer Moisture Management Mesh
  • Hypalon Synthetic Rubber Reinforcements
  • HDPE Frame Sheet
  • Velcro Front Panel for Morale Patches or Unit Identification
  • Elastic Retainer Straps
  • Dimensions

    Volume: 2000.00 cu in (32.77 liters)
    12.00″ (30.48 cm) W x 21.00″ (53.34 cm) H x 8.00″ (21.59 cm) D

    Weight: 72.00 oz (2.04 kg)


    Triple Aught Design – CORE

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    CORE is Triple Aught Design’s training arm, consisting of multiple unique training experiences that you won’t find elsewhere.


    Take for example Field Forecasting, Disaster Dentistry and Edged Weapons Overview.  Diverse as they are, the titles are straight forward and give you a good idea of what skills you are going to pick up.   But I’m intrigued by an offering named Becoming Oddysseus which promises to be an in depth course in Red Teaming.  

    Sure, Edged Weapon training is quite common, but this one is from ShivWorks.  There’s nothing average about that, and once you get into the various course descriptions you realize that rare opportunities like these are worth a trip to San Francisco.