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MIL-SPEC MONKEY CYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) Loop Pack is now available and, as you might guess from the name, it can be configured just about however the user chooses. It boasts plenty of capacity and acres of loop material for use with hook backed organization pouches. Check out the video below to all the bells and whistles.

You can check out the CYOA Loop Pack at the MIL-SPEC MONKEY Store.

MSM Adapt Pack in Multicam Black

MIL-SPEC MONKEY announced that they have limited number of Adapt Packs in Multicam Black. They likely won’t last long.

You can learn more about the Adapt Pack in our previous review. Visit MilSpecMonkey.com.

MSM Large Patch Panel

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.

She had so many patches, she didn’t know what to do.

Then she found the MIL-SPEC MONKEY Large Patch Panel.

Problem solved.

MIL-SPEC MONKEY’s (MSM) latest patch panel, the Large Patch Panel, lives up to its name. This MOLLE compatible panel features almost an acre of loop material (actually its 9″ x 6″) for displaying patches and ID. It also has a large zippered pocket to make better use of all the space it will take up on your gear (10″ x 6.625″). The panel comes with 4 MALICE Clips for mounting.

This is designed by MSM and manufactured in the USA by Tactical Tailor. Check out the MSM Large Patch Panel.

MSM Zippered Key Pouch

MIL-SPEC MONKEY just rolled out their new Zippered Key Pouch – a pouch designed to make carrying your keys quieter and more comfortable. This small, zippered pouch has light padding to protect your pockets from sharp edges on your keys and to provide a degree of comfort. It features a pull cord that allows the user options for retrieving or anchoring the Zippered Key Pouch.

The MSM Zippered Key Pouch is designed by MIL-SPEC MONKEY and manufactured in the USA by Tactical Tailor.

MSM Zippered Key Pouch

Mil-Spec Monkey – Originators of the Modern Day Morale Movement

Mil-Spec Monkey recently uploaded the following image as their Facebook Cover Image.


The image started me thinking about how huge morale patches have become, how many patch-centered lifestyle brands have popped up in recent years, and how influential Mil-Spec Monkey really has been in making all that happen. They took the morale patch from a niche item known only to those in the know, to a lifestyle item that retailers stock by the thousands. The Monkey is probably the main reason so many gear items have loop material fields on them now.  Who would have thought that you could build an entire brand/empire around patches?

Check out Mil-Spec Monkey and buy a patch or two to pay homage to the OG of the Modern Day Morale Movement.

MSM Boss Beaver

MIL-SPEC MONKEY just released his latest pack design – the MSM Boss Beaver. If you liked the Adapt Pack, but wished for something a bit bigger, this one may be for you.


The MSM Boss Beaver’s layout is similar to the Adapt Pack with a few key additions. The most noticeable is the massive “beaver tail” on the front of the pack. The Monkey had two design goals with the beaver tail to correct shortcomings he has seen with other packs. First, he designed the beaver tail so that it could be held tightly to the pack when it was not in use. Second, the beaver tail doesn’t prevent access to any of the compartments.

The Boss Beaver is made in the USA by Tactical Tailor. I am really just scratching the surface of this pack’s features so I strongly suggest you check out the video below and then check out the MSM Boss Beaver at the MSM Store.

MSM Inserts

Mil-Spec Monkey has released two simple, new Velcro backed inserts. Both are made in the USA by Tactical Tailor. They are affordable and designed for versatility so it doesn’t cost you are arm and a leg to make use of the loop lining in your bag or pack.


The MSM GP Insert has three pockets for organizing gear. The two billowed pockets on the front are sized for things like cell phones, GPS units, small notepads, and similarly sized items. There is a slip pocket behind the billowed pockets that can be used for items that are flat in shape. The MSM GP Insert measures approximately 6.5″ x 6″.


The MSM Multitool Insert features 3 billowed pockets. It is designed to hold items like flashlights, multitools, pistol mags, folding knives, and similarly sized objects. The MSM Multitool Insert measures approximately 6.5″ x 4.75″.

MSM Urban Grey – 3D Testing

Mil-Spec Monkey is still hard at work testing the various shades of grey in an attempt to identify the most versatile Urban Grey. In the most recent round of testing he moves past 2 dimensional color samples and into 3 dimensional, real-world objects. If nothing else, this sort of testing highlights the difficulty in selecting a single shade to match as many background as possible. Check out the Monkey’s efforts at Mil-Spec Monkey.


MSM Dives DEEPER in to Urban Grey

Last week we shared a project that Mil-Spec Monkey has been working on in order to find the most versatile shade of grey possible for urban environments. He recently published the second installment of the article (bottom of the page). It is a short read and worth a look.

I will be really interested to see if any manufacturers are paying attention to the Monkey’s work.


MSM Dives Deep into Urban Grey

It seems every gear maker is rolling out grey in some flavor or another. However, greys seem to vary greatly across manufacturers and there is no real standard for what Urban Grey should look like. Some manufacturers even seem to be offering rebranded Foliage Green!

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Enter the Monkey. Mil-Spec Monkey recently posted a very interesting look at how to build a better Urban Grey. He seeks to find a neutral color that splits the difference between the warm and cool greys often found in an urban environment. It will be interesting to see if any manufacturers can act on what the Monkey found.

I should also note that this article and series of images will give you a new appreciation for the versatility Tan499.

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