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Sneak Peek: Gear Dynamics Wedge Pouches

Check out this sneak peek at some upcoming Wedge Pouches that Gear Dynamics is developing. The pouches are MOLLE compatible and feature a laser cut, MOLLE compatible surface. The pouch is open top and lined with loop material so that they can be used with a variety of inserts like mag pouches, holsters, sheaths, and more.

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Sneak Peek: Gadsden Dynamics LAB – Lightweight Ankle Band

Gadsden Dynamics is in the testing phase of a new ankle band designed to carry a tourniquet and other items for stopping bleeding. The Lightweight Ankle Band (LAB) features a pouch that accommodate a variety of different tourniquets and an elastic slip pocket for hemostatic agents or gauze.

Stay tuned for pricing and release details.

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Beez Combat Systems Combat Belt GRID

The Beez Combat Systems Combat Belt is now available with their GRID fabric. GRID is a laser cut material with a series of voids that create a MOLLE compatible surface. The Combat Belt GRID is 3″ wide and padded with 3/8″ thick closed cell foam for comfort and support.

Beez Combat Systems Combat Belt GRID

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President’s Day Sale at Chase Tactical

Chase Tactical is celebrating President’s Day by offering 20% off site wide. Use code WHITEHOUSE20 at checkout to save. The sale runs through 2/20.

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Mini Review: Outdoor Research Water Bottle Tote 1L

It is pretty much standard for modern hiking packs to have water bottle pockets on one or both sides of the pack. However, many of these water bottle pockets are difficult to reach without stopping and taking your pack off which is why I either lash a bottle to my shoulder strap or carry one on the waist belt of my pack with an Outdoor Research Water Bottle Tote.

The Water Bottle Tote attaches to your pack via a hook and loop flap that is semi-rigid. This attachment system is versatile and fits a wide range of pack belts and webbing sizes or even your pants belt. I have been able to figure out an accessible and functional way to attach this pouch to every pack I have tried it with. The semi-rigid flap also seems to help the pouch bear weight without sagging.

It has proven to be very durable. I have used mine for years and, apart from some trail dust, you wouldn’t know it. It is also relatively light at 1.6 ounces. That isn’t exactly ultra light territory but it doesn’t cost like an ultralight pouch either.

It is sized well for most 1L bottles. I have even carried very tall, narrow bottles like the Smart Water bottles that I like to re-use for the trail. The cinch top allows the user to secure just about any bottle that will fit in the opening of the pouch.

Water bottle pouches are probably the least exciting thing you will read about all day but… This one is simple, versatile, durable, readily available, affordable, and it works. Believe it or not, that isn’t necessarily an easy-to-find combination of attributes for a water bottle pouch. This isn’t sexy gear but it is good, functional, and necessary gear (for me at least).

If you are lucky, you might be able to find these at a local outdoor retailer. If not, I bought mine from Amazon: OR Water Bottle Tote on Amazon. This is an affiliate link.

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New Custom Body Armor Carrier Form and Options at BCS

Beez Combat Systems (BCS) has offered a unique service for designing and producing custom armor carriers to fit your armor for years. Now, with the introduction of BCS’ laser cut GRID fabric, they are updating the form and available options for this service.

The new options aren’t just limited to the use of GRID fabric. Custom Armor Carrier customers now also have the choice of First Spear Tubes or ROC80 to secure their cummerbund and their choice of liner materials (3Dmesh or HEXCEL).

If you have armor and you need to update your carrier, check out the Custom Body Armor/Plate Carrier page at BCS. The process is easy and there are more options than ever.

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Sneak Peek: Lunar Concepts SwiftTQ + SB Tactical Brace

Lunar Concepts is teasing a new way to carry a tourniquet on your SB Tactical SBM4 Pistol Stabilizing Brace. This new version of their SwiftTQ tourniquet carrier affixes inside the brace and allows the user to quickly eject the TQ by pulling a strap from the rear of the carrier.

These are expected to be available toward the end of this week or early next week. Keep an eye on LCEquipped.com.

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Gadsden Dynamics Introduces Sub Gun Options

Gadsden Dynamics is now offering their Underground Partisan Chest Rig in two different sub gun configurations:

  • 6x Colt / Glock / Uzi / Mac Magazines
  • 5x MP5 / Scorpion / MPX Magazines

The rig has the same concealable, low profile design and unique harness as other Underground Partisan Chest Rigs. It can be used as a chest rig or bandoleer just by reconfiguring the straps.

GadsdenDynamics.com

Tuff Possum Gear Multipurpose Survival Scarf

Even the most basic scarf can be used in a lot of different ways but Tuff Possum Gear has added a couple of unique features that really earn the name Multipurpose Survival Scarf (MSS).

Their MSS is constructed from diamond ripstop nylon that is sewn into a tube with a closed end. The interior of the tube is lined with high visibility orange fabric so that they entire scarf may be turned inside out to serve as a visual signal. This closed end tube format allows the MSS to serve not only as a scarf but also as a number of other items like:

  • a bag for gathering materials
  • a sling bag when tied with cordage
  • a pillow
  • a pre-filter for water purification
  • a head covering
  • and lots, lots more…

You can check out the Multipurpose Survival Scarf at the Tuff Possum Gear store.

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