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TAREINCO RUG-B

The last time I talked about TAREINCO, I ended the post by wondering what they would come up with next. Well, here is the answer – the RUG-B or Roll Up Go-Bag.

The RUG-B is an EDC/emergency go-bag concept that has some features that are pretty unique. The opening to the main compartment features a dry-bag like roll top closure. This serves as both a closure and a handle. The front of the bag has a smaller organizer pouch with a a high visibility liner, several elastic loops on the exterior front that can be used to secure chemlights, pens, or similarly shaped items, and a shock cord matrix for securing soft items like jackets.

This bag caught my eye due to its versatile design. It can be used as a stuff sack inside of a larger bag or on its own. It’s lack of shoulder straps make it fairly snag free and easy to access in an emergency.

The RUG-B is currently available for pre-order and if your get your order in before September 25th, 2012 you will receive a free shoulder strap and free shipping. You won’t find it on the TAREINCO website so head over to the TAREINCO Facebook Page for details.

Review: TAREINCO Tape Switch Holder (TSH)

There is no good way to secure a tape switch to a hand guard. Scratch that… There was no good way. Say goodbye to zip ties, glue, tape, and adhesive Velcro and say hello to the TAREINCO TSH (Tape Switch Holder).

Overview

The TSH is simple and I mean that as a compliment. It is just a heavy duty elastic cuff with 5 pockets sewn in that are used to secure tape switch pads and cords. You just slide it onto the hand guard wherever you want it and then route your tape switch through it.

Observations from Use

The biggest asset of the TSH is its ability to place a tape switch nearly anywhere on a hand guard. Previously, you were mostly limited to mounting on a rail via a rail cover, between rails with some sort of glue/Velcro/tape concoction, or on a vertical grip. The TSH can be positioned nearly anywhere on just about any rail. The switch can be placed anywhere on the circumference of the rail.

I have successfully stretched the TSH over the widest part of a collapsible buttstock so there is little doubt that it will fit just about any hand guard. I have tried it on LaRue Tactical rails, Daniel Defense Lite Rails, Daniel Defense M4 Rails, Magpul MOE Hand Guards, standard plastic hand guards, and Troy TRX Extreme Rails. It is stretchy enough to fit very tight even on small diameter rails like the Troy TRX Extreme and forgiving enough to stretch over the largest and most awkward parts like the fixed front sight base sticking up through a Daniel Defense M4 12.0 FSPM Rail.

In my time with the TSH, it never really moved, rolled, or bunched on me. I was actually expecting that it would but it held fast. It does have a bit of give due to the nature of the fabric but it just stretches a bit and then moves back into position. If you did have issues with movement, they would be relatively easy to fix. For instance, you could stipple your hand guards or rail covers under the TSH. This would create a hook and loop like effect that would absolutely lock down the TSH.

I will admit that I don’t really care for tape switches but that was due in large part to the previously untenable ways of affixing the pad and handling the wires. The TSH goes a long way toward taming my previous issues with these switches.

The one real issue that I found was that if you use a hand guard rail that has very deep voids between the rail sections, you may find that the TSH doesn’t work well for placing the switch between the rail sections. In this case the TSH will suspend the switch above the body of the hand guard instead of resting directly against it. You really need something rigid to push against when you are using a tape switch so having it suspending in air won’t work. However, this issue can be mitigated by either changing the switch position so it sits directly on a rail or with the use of certain rail covers that bridge this gap.

Wrap Up

The TSH is a simple, versatile, and surprisingly elegant solution to some of the issues that kept me from using tape switches – namely securing the tape switch pad and wire management. Every time I see some new clever thing from TAREINCO I can’t help but wonder what we will see next.

The TSH is available at TAREINCO.com. I should also mention that I have a few of these to give away so stay tuned.

Disclosure: The TSH was provided to me for review, free of charge, by TAREINCO.

TAREINCO LoPro Wallet

I am sure many of you share my concern for Mark Basa’s health. He is the owner of TAREINCO and apparently he never sleeps. We recently told you about the Tape Switch Holder (TSH) that he created and now another creation is rolling off his busy workbench – the LoPro Wallet.

Compared to the LoPro Wallet, most wallets are kind of like those old wool bathing suits that covered a person from neck to knee. The LoPro wallet is more like a Speedo. This is one tiny wallet and yet, in true TAREINCO style, it is packing some interesting features.

The LoPro wallet utilized elastic to be compact, but allow enough expansion to carry several credit cards, IDs, and cash. It features a hook and loop flap closure that keeps everything intact. It also has a small loop field for adding a morale patch. If you are without pockets, the LoPro wallet can be secured to a small belt. So, yeah, the LoPro is tiny in size but it is big on features.

Check out the LoPro Wallet at TAREINCO.com.

TAREINCO Tape Switch Holder

Mark Basa, owner of TAREINCO, has a mind that never stops. He works into the wee hours of the morning prototyping new designs. One of the most recent products of his fertile mind is the TSH (Tape Switch Holder).

It is pretty easy to guess what the TSH does once you hear its name. It is an elastic cuff that retains your tape switch pad without the need for rubber bands, zip ties, tape, adhesive Velcro, or any other stop gap method of securing the tape switch. The TSH allows you to place the tape switch anywhere on or around the hand guard.

Much of the versatility of the TSH is derived from it’s mil-spec elastic construction. Mark says that the TSH is tight enough to stay put on the rail and tight enough to aggressively hold the tape switch, yet it has enough stretch to fit just about any hand guard. It will even stretch enough to clear a front sight base.

The TSH is available in black, foliage green, and coyote brown from TAREINCO.com. We have some of these in bound for review and a giveaway so stay tuned.

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