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Hill People Gear Introduces New Color Options for Several Packs

Hill People Gear is rolling out a new color option for many of their packs. The new Elk color is reminiscent of the iconic brown color used for duck canvas work wear. It is available now in the Tarahumara and will eventually be available in the Umlindi, qui-Ya, and Original Kit Bag V2.

You can also expect to see a number of other new color options coming soon, including:

  • Recon Kit Bag in Multicam Black
  • Tarahumara, Ute, and Umlindi in Manatee (grey) with black webbing
  • Tarahumara in Multicam Tropic
  • Aston House Back Country in Black and Multicam

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Chase Tactical Winter Sale

Chase Tactical doesn’t mind a little snow and cold as long as it is served up with a side of savings. They are offering 18% off when you use code ICECOLD18 through 1/22/18.

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New from RE Factor Tactical: The Advanced Slickster

The Advanced Slickster Plate Carrier is a product of RE Factor Tactical and Ferro Concept’s unique partnership.  We teamed up together to create a plate carrier that fits a large number of missions sets to include high vis kinetic operations to low vis work.  
 
Highlights:
  • Ferro Concept’s tested Slickster base
  • PTT Loops on front of vest
  • Integrated Kangaroo pocket for magazines/essential equipment
  • Elastic comms wires 
  • 2 x integrated radio pouches capable of fitting up to a PRC-152 Radio
  • 4 x 6″ Zipped admin pocket capable of holding a passport or similar sized item
  • Elastic cummerbund with 4 x magazine carriers
  • Added elastic retainers to cummerbund carrier for magazine retention
  • MOLLE Laser cut back panel

A Unique Plate Carrier Setup

We opted to create a unique carrier setup after years of frustration of wearing plate carriers that were good, but not quite good enough.  This plate carrier went through extensive testing overseas with individuals actively participating in the war on terror.  We continued to develop the plate carrier based on the actual current needs of combat. 
Our goal was to set out and create the best plate carrier on the market with features that could: maintain current comms systems, carry multiple magazines, attach equipment to the back, hold standard PTT systems, hold important documents and maps, fit in both a high vis environment and a low vis environment and most importantly be worn comfortably for long periods in a multitude of environments. 

Low Profile Plate Carrier

If needed, the Advanced Slickster Plate Carrier can be stripped of it’s equipment to maintain roughly the same print as the traditional Slickster.  Our goal was to create a low profile/slick plate carrier that could adapt to fit your mission needs.  While this isn’t the most low profile system on the market it is the most low profile carrier that can still be adapted for use in high vis kinetic environments if needed.  

Tactical Plate Carrier

The Advanced Slickster can also be adapted for use as a high vis, fully tactical plate carrier.  We went through great lengths to create a system that could fully accomodate multiple comms systems.  Each edge of the vest comes with a number of elastic loops to help you route your radio/antenna wires.  In addition, we included two large radio pockets for individuals using dual comms set ups.  When not used, the second radio pocket can fit other mission essential items such as smoke, magazines, flares etc.  We included an adjustable elastic loop on the top of the radio pockets to ensure your items stay securely in place.  We also included a special cut flap on the front of the carrier that can accommodate a number of different PTTs on the market.  We also included 4 vertical MOLLE slits next to each side of the admin pocket for further PTT placement options if needed.  
Next, we optimized the cummerbund to be able to securely carry a wide variety of rifle magazines, smoke or other mission essential equipment.  In the cummerbund we added four pockets with adjustable elastic retainers that will help keep your magazines in place during periods of intense activity.  
 
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PIG FDT Delta Utility Glove – Now Available in Multicam Black

The FDT Delta Utility Glove (my favorite of all the PIG FDT line) is now available in Multicam Black. As with most things covered with Multicam Black, they look pretty snazzy.

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B.E. MEYERS & CO. EXHIBITING AT 2019 SHOT SHOW – BOOTH #20434

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be exhibiting their full line of Laser Systems and Warfighter Solutions at booth #20434 in the Law Enforcement section at the 2019 NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 22-25, 2019. The company’s Brand Ambassador Chuck Pressburg of PressCheck Consulting will be making guest appearances at their booth on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am – 12:00pm, and Thursday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Chuck, will be discussing the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) series of individual weapon laser systems, and answering questions.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Brand Ambassadors Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical, and Caylen Wojcik of Kalinski Consulting will also be stopping by the company’s booth during the show. Please watch B.E. Meyers & Co.’s Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter for updates.

To schedule a meeting with the B.E. Meyers & Co. Team at SHOT Show 2019, please email info@bemeyers.com. 

About B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.

As a 44-year family business now in its second generation of leadership, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. has maintained an end-user focus while continually innovating in the design and development of advanced photonic solutions.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility located in Redmond, Washington, with all products made in the USA.

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MeFak – Mission Essential First Aid Kit from Mission Spec

The Mission Essential First Aid Kit (MeFak)™ is a tear-away individual trauma pouch. Included with purchase is the MeFak pouch and base pieces along with 2 Long MALICE clips. With the rear of the pouch portion being lined with hook Velcro it can be easily ‘stuck’ to any loop surface while in use.

–          Tear-away easy access.

–          Two entry points.

–          Velcro backing.

–          1000D CORDURA®. (MultiCam; Arid, Tropic, Black 500D).

–          Berry Compliant (see: Berry Amendment USC, Title 10, Section 2533a).

–          100% U.S.A Designed, Tested, and Manufactured.

–          Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The MeFak is available now in the entire line of Mission Spec standard colors and camouflage patterns.

https://missionspec.com/products/mefak-mission-essential-first-aid-kit/

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Review: Tuff Possum Gear Modified 10×12 Center-Zip Pouch

I have really come to like my Hill People Gear Tarahumara. It is an excellent small pack for summer hikes, quick trips into the woods, and more. However, sometimes I wish it had a bit more capacity. It has an excellent harness system that can support far more weight than you could ever stuff into it. In an effort to extend the Tara’s usefulness and capacity, I purchased a Modified 10×12 Center-Zip Pouch from Tuff Possum Gear.

Overview

The Modified 10×12 Center-Zip Pouch is aptly named. This pouch is 10×12″ in dimension and has a single central zip that gives accessing to a single pocket (much like the Tarahumara itself). It has two 1″ webbing anchor points on the top corners that allow it to be docked on the Tarahumara with the included ITW GrimLocs and is constructed from 500D Cordura Nylon.

I don’t have exact volume figures but given the dimensions, I would say that it adds around 200-250 cubic inches of capacity to the Tara (maybe more if you really stuff it). Those numbers are based on my measurements of the exterior dimensions when the pouch is packed normally.

Observations from Use

As straight-forward as this pouch seems, there is real thoughtfulness in the design. For instance, the dimensions are such that it perfectly matches the width of host Tarahumara and the length allows it to be compressed with both of the Tarahumara’s compression straps. Additionally, the Tarahumara has a wedge shape that is thicker at the bottom. The Modified Center-Zip sits near the thinner top portion of the Tarahumara so it does not stick out that far from the wearer’s back. The whole package remains relatively sleek.

The included GrimLocs do a fine job of connecting the Modified Center-Zip to the Tarahumara. They are durable, secure, and very easy to operate even with gloves. However, I have also found that you can use Slik-Clips as a lighter weight, more compact attachment solution. They are harder to connect and disconnect but you likely won’t be taking the Modified Center-Zip on and off very often.

The Modified Center-Zip works a bit like a compression panel in that you can secure items behind it. Beware that the items that you are carrying will not fall out from the bottom. I especially like to carry an axe compressed in this manner when I am working on winter trail maintenance. You can also secure soft gear like a rain shell behind the pouch as long as you apply enough tension on the compression straps.

Obviously, the main use for this pouch is to extend the capacity of the Tarahumara but I have found a few other benefits. The Tarahumara lacks much in the way of organization but the Modified Center-Zip gives me a way to keep gear separated. For instance, I can keep my pitch covered folding saw in it instead of letting it wallow around in the main compartment where it can transfer sticky pitch to my other gear.

Wrap Up

If you have been looking for a way to extend the capacity of your Hill People Gear Tarahumara, I can highly recommend the Tuff Possum Gear Modified 10×12 Center-Zip Pouch. It is well made, easy to use, and works well with the pack’s existing shape and compression features.

Visit Tuff Possum Gear on Etsy


NOTE: Tuff Possum Gear is a small business that makes these pouches in batches. They are usually available in a variety of colors but there are brief times when they may not be in stock. They also offer a number of pouches that are similar in appearance but that are not designed to dock on the Tarahumara so double check your order.

Hill People Gear Teaser – Pocket Sling Converts Pockets to Sling Bags

Hill People Gear is close to releasing a new Pocket Sling that will be able to convert their pockets like the Tarapocket and Palspocket into a stand alone sling pack. The adjustable strap features a padded side for comfort, keepers to manage the loose end of the strap, and a side release buckle for quick donning and doffing.

Stay tuned for more details.

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WTF Ultralight Admin Panel

Whiskey Two Four’s new Ultralight Admin Panel leverages many of their available technologies to create a very light weight (and very affordable) loop panel for ID and patches. The MOLLE compatible backing with slots for threading and integral tabs is laser cut from WTF’s proprietary ACRONYM laminate material. This 6 x 3″ panel (4 columns, 2 rows) weighs just .6 oz (18 grams).

It is available in several colors and camo patterns: A-TACS iX, Multicam, Multicam black, Multicam Arid, Multicam Tropic, Multicam Alpine, coyote brown, black, ranger green, black, and wolf grey.

Check out the Ultralight Admin Panel at WTFIdea.com.

Contact Whiskey Two Four for OEM opportunities. OEM available for 50 pieces or more.

FHF Gear Tech Pouch

Cold weather can be hard on electronics. The cold shortens battery life which is no good for critical gear like GPS or cell phones. FHF Gear’s new Tech Pouches are built with this reality in mind.

These pouches have two features that help protect and preserve electronics during backcountry travel. First, they are insulated. This helps keep the cold out an the warm in (more on this in a moment). It also protects from impacts. Second, these pouches have a hand warmer pocket (chemical or electronic) that warms the contents of the pouch.

The pouch is constructed from 500D Cordura with laser cut Dyneema backing. The backer is MOLLE compatible and can be set up for belt carry. The Tech Pouch is available in two sizes – Standard (phones up to 6.4 x 3.25″) and Plus (phones up to 7 x 3.5″).

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