UW Gear has been working on adapting their tuck tab closure system to general purpose (GP) pouches and medical pouches for years. However, their standard products keep them knee deep in orders so progress on new pouches can be slow. Judging by some photos that UW Gear recently tried to sneak past us via their Instagram feeds, we may be closer than ever to seeing the GP and bleeder pouches join their product line.
The images above show working prototype versions of the GP and bleeder pouches mounted on a Mini Swamp-Fox chest rig. The pouches mount to 2 columns of PALS webbing and fit the footprint of the Mini Swamp-Fox perfectly. The GP pouch appears to be fairly straight forward but the bleeder pouch has some additional features worth mentioning. The bleeder pouch’s flap is marked with a medical cross and it has webbing on its side for attaching a tourniquet.