Blue Force Gear’s MOLLEminus technology is the gift that keeps on giving and its latest gift is the BELTminus.
The BELTminus is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the venerable ALICE belt and suspenders that were a necessity in warm and humid environments. Just like an ALICE belt, the BELTminus allows you to carry your weapon support gear on your waist. This keeps your core clear of gear so that you can shed heat and your waist is an ideal place to distribute weight. Unlike the ALICE belt, BELTminus uses MOLLEminus technology to keep weight to an absolute minimum.
MOLLEminus technology refers to Blue Force Gear’s process for laser cutting a proprietary material that they call ULTRAcomp which is extremely durable and very lightweight. Instead of sewing webbing onto fabric, Blue Force Gear laser cuts a series of holes and slots that creates a grid to which any standard PALS compatible pouch can be attached.
The BELTminus is available in 2 different versions. One version has a padded harness while the other has a lower profile harness that is more breathable. Both versions feature the same lightweight, and EXTREMELY low profile MOLLE belt. The padded harness is made to be more comfortable for heavier loads while the low profile harness breathes better.
Here is what Blue Force Gear has to say about the BELTminus:
Blue Force Gear Introduces BELTminus
SAVANNAH, GA—March 4, 2013—Blue Force Gear® introduces BELTminus™. BELTminus features Blue Force Gear’s Patent pending MOLLEminus™ technology: MOLLE minus the weight, MOLLE minus the bulk, MOLLE minus the complexity.
BELTminus is the third product in Blue Force Gear’s MOLLEminus line. Available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), BELTminus provides exactly what is needed for hot and humid conditions. Like all MOLLEminus products, simplicity was the main focus when designing BELTminus, making it the most refined and functional war belt in existence. Two mesh-lined shoulder strap versions are offered – the enhanced padded model and the low profile, free breathing model – both are MOLLE compatible.
“We’ve gone back to the basics with BELTminus.” said Ashley Burnsed, Blue Force Gear’s CEO. “The classic belt kit had a lot to offer the modern warrior but the concept needed updating. We applied our MOLLEminus technology to bring the belt kit into the 21st century, making it the lightest modular system available.”
The MOLLEminus design provides the thinnest, strongest, lightest modular load carriage of individual combat equipment: half the thickness of a dime, over 4 times as abrasion resistant as air textured nylon and formed from a single piece of Blue Force Gear’s proprietary ULTRAcomp™ laminate. BELTminus is compatible with all legacy issue MOLLE pouches and for the ultimate lightweight belt kit combine BELTminus with pouches featuring Blue Force Gear’s revolutionary Helium Whisper™ attachment system.
Blue Force Gear’s proprietary high performance laminate, ULTRAcomp, far exceeds the military standard air textured nylon in tear and abrasion resistance.
About Blue Force Gear, Inc.
Blue Force Gear® designs the best weapon slings and leads the lightweight equipment revolution with its Ten-Speed™ multi-use pouches. They also reinvented MOLLE to be the world’s lightest with their revolutionary MOLLEminus™ technology and Helium Whisper™ pouch attachment system. Unrivaled innovation and attention to detail set Blue Force Gear apart from others in the tactical equipment industry.