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MOLLE Use and Care Video – OV Innovations

OV Innovations uploaded the MOLLE Use and Care video that was originally produced to support the introduction of the MOLLE II system to YouTube. The video is clearly ripped from VHS and is likely to incite instant and severe feelings of nostalgia for those who remember VHS cassettes.

As you watch it, be sure to pause to review and practice what you’ve learned.


OV Innovations Cache Seconds – BARGAIN!

I’ve wanted to pick up an OV Innovations Cache – a modular beavertail/tailgate add-on for backpacks – since they came out. Last week, while browsing the OV Innovations website for an unrelated story, I came across their Cache Seconds. They are blowing out some Caches that they have deemed as not quite up their standards as seconds for $25. I couldn’t turn down a deal like that.

OV Innovations told me these are pretty rough by their standards but I can verify that they are completely functional. In fact, I would bet that most wouldn’t know these are seconds. OV Innovations wouldn’t let them out the door if they weren’t sure that they would perform.

I’ve wanted a Cache for use on my Hill People Gear Tarahumara. The Cache extends the usefulness of my Tarahumara into “shoulder” seasons where I have to carry extra layers that would otherwise take up most of the room in my pack. The Cache allows me carry these bulky but lightweight items outside my pack.

The clever design has large pleats with vertical stiffening rods to create a bellowed pocket. The design allows the Cache to lay completely flat when not in use but bow out to provide volume and encapsulate your gear. I have been able to rig it to several different packs and find it to be extremely flexible.

It is hard to go wrong with a piece of gear this flexible for just $25.

Cache Seconds at OVInnovations.com

Sneak Peek: OV Innovations TP3 Teeter Pouch

OV Innovations rolled out the first in their Teeter Pouch series last year. These pouches are ultra-light, versatile, and pack flat when not in use. The original Teeter Pouch mounts to 4 rows and 2 columns of PALS webbing. This makes it a great size for Nalgene 32 ounce water bottles (and even some larger items).

Now OV Innovations has let the lid off their upcoming TP3 Teeter Pouch, a more compact version of the original. The TP3 mounts to a 3×3 PALS grid. While it will still handle larger bottles thanks to its broad range of adjustment, it is better suited to smaller 20 ounce bottles or maybe even a spare rifle magazine.


OV Innovations Cache – Available for Pre-order

The Cache, a “beavertail” accessory that is compatible with a variety of EDC and tactical backpacks, is now available for pre-order from OV Innovations. It features a bellowed design that allows it to lay flat when not in use but expand to hold large, bulky items. It is constructed with 500D Cordura and T-70 nylon thread.

This PALS compatible beavertail can be adjusted to fit a large variety of packs. OV Innovations states that the Cache “should fit any pack with at least 6 standard PALS columns on the face or bottom (near the face) and the appropriate upper anchor points.” I suspect that creative gear users will be able to find several ways to attach a gear item this versatile.

Check out the Cache at OV Innovations.

OV Innovations Pack Files

If you’re a Packphile, you’ll love Pack Files. OV Innovations has added a new feature to their blog called Pack Files in which they dive into the details and history of influential packs.

The first two packs have already been chronicled. The first was Tactical Tailer’s Tailer Pack. The second is Mystery Ranch’s very first proprietary pack for the venerable NICE Frame – Big D’s 4900. Hopefully, OV Innovations will continue to add to this series over time.

Check out Pack Files at OV Innovations.

OV Innovations Teeter Pouch

There are already tons of bottle pouches on the market but sometimes the best way to take a fresh look at an existing product is to tear it down to its most basic form. By stripping it down and removing clutter, you often introduce versatility, allowing the end user to explore their own applications. That is exactly what OV Innovations did with their Teeter Pouch – a minimalist, MOLLE compatible bottle pouch with a ton of uses.


The Teeter Pouch is made from FirstSpear’s proprietary 6/12 fabric which is lightweight but very durable. The “pouch” consists of a single panel of material that can be secured to as few as 2 columns and 4 rows of PALS webbing via shockcord that is woven into the PALS webbing itself. The design is so minimalist that the surface the Teeter is attached to serves as the “back” of the pouch and it can be collapsed completely flat when not in use.

This design gives the Teeter Pouch a tremendous amount of adjustability so that it can secure a wide variety of items in addition to the water bottles it is designed to hold. OV Innovations states that it can even serve as a “beaver tail” if attached to the front panel of a pack.

I suspect people will find all sorts of ways to used these pouches. Check out the Teeter Pouch at OV Innovations.

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OV Innovations Gen II Load Lifter Panel Patent Issued

I have said before that the OV Innovations Gen II Load Lifter Panel (LLP) made me fall back in love with my Mystery Ranch NICE Frame. The NICE Frame has a lot going for it but if you are tall or have long torso, you will find that it just isn’t long enough to allow the load lifters to transfer weight to your hips. That is where the Gen II LLP comes in. It acts as a frame extension to add height to the lifters. It’s easy to use, lightweight, and it works.

Congrats to OV Innovations on their recently issued patent for the LLP.

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OV Innovations Under Pack Belt

I have learned the hard way that any belt worn under a pack’s hip belt should be as thin as possible and as uniform in thickness as possible. If it is thick or there are bulges like a buckle or even a smaller hardware like a slider, you run the risk of developing a nasty hot spot that will make you miserable in short order. This is why OV Innovations created their Under Pack (UP) Belt.


This belt is designed to be low profile and work without hardware. It is purpose built to hold your pants up without slowing you down with hot spots when worn under a pack. You might find that it works well under a “battle” belt as well.

Check out the new UP Belt at OV Innovations.

OV Innovations FILBE Nonslip Hip Belt Strap

Oneiros Valley has changed their name to OV Innovations… probably as a result of people like me constantly misspelling “Oneiros”. Rest assured, the name is the only thing that has changed. They still carry all the great products that you and I have come to love, like the LLP.

They just released the FILBE Nonslip Hip Belt Strap – their first product under the new name. If you own a FILBE, this will save you some headaches.

From OV Innovations:

The USMC Pack (FILBE) Hip Belt webbing strap has a tendency to loosen during use. The new Nonslip Hip Belt Strap from OV Innovations virtually eliminates any chance of slippage, even when the belt is wet. Redundant stitching and the latest ITW Nexus hardware ensure lasting durability. Made in the US of US materials.

Check out the FILBE Nonslip Hip Belt Strap at OV Innovations.

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