Blue Force Gear’s Helium Whisper backing for MOLLE compatible pouches is and was a big deal when they rolled it out, not just because of the laser cutting or use of their proprietary ULTRAcomp material but because the entire backing is a single piece of material. This single piece construction means savings in weight and production time while also offering an increase in durability.
Blue Force Gear was recently awarded a new patent for this technology.
SAVANNAH, GA-August 10, 2016- Blue Force Gear®, a growing design and manufacturing company in the
firearms accessories industry, announces that it has been granted its second US patent for the Helium
Whisper® load carrier system and associated manufacturing methods. US patent 9,295,319 embodies the
ability for a load carrier system to include a unitary piece of material.
The patent covers two embodiments of the load carriage system. One of which pertains to the unitary piece of
material, and the other being the benefits through manufacturing methods of Helium Whisper®.
Helium Whisper® revolutionizes the MOLLE attachment system by combining a single piece back panel with
ULTRAcomp®, an extremely durable, lightweight high-performance proprietary laminate. By reducing the
number of parts involved in MOLLE attachment, the single-piece design decreases potential errors and weak
points, provides easier production and offers a lighter alternative to any other pouch system.
“Blue Force Gear continues to innovate as the leader in the production of lightweight gear,” says CEO Ashley
Burnsed. “For more than two decades the primary health threat to troops has been common joint, muscle
and bone injuries including back pain. The average load carried by a Rifleman can be in excess of 127 pounds.
Blue Force Gear celebrates every ounce of weight reduction because ounces equal pounds, and our pouches
built with the Helium Whisper® system can reduce weight by up to 60 percent, making our service members
lighter, faster and quite possibly healthier.”
This patent solidifies Helium Whisper® as a true innovation in lightweight attachment systems. In addition to
Blue Force Gear’s products, the Helium Whisper® attachment system is in wide use by manufacturers such as
SAFARILAND Group, Velocity Systems, Platatac and Strategen who license the technology from Blue Force