NextGen Warfighter is currently working toward releasing a new version of their Base Strap for Apple Watches. The current Base Strap Mk2 fits a wide variety of watches but does not fit the Apple Watch series. The features for the new Apple Watch compatible version will likely remain the same as the current Base Strap though there might be the addition of a hole in the strap that would allow the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor to function.
Here is what GWA has to say about the Citadel Gen.1…
The Citadel has been a bag 7 years in the making with every detail painstakingly prototyped & fielded in order to ensure maximum functionality. All this over a 2 year period that has covered over 20,000 miles of road & air travel. Throughout the years we have used dozens of bags while never encountering one perfect design that incorporated everything we wanted in a bag. The Citadel combines all of our favorite & must have features into one bag. This making it our perfect EDC, travel & tactical use pack.
-Main Zip Compartment Velcro® Lined For Tearaway Pouches
-Main Zip Compartment Front Has 2 Zip Pockets, 1 Pleated For Expansion
-2nd Zip Rear Compartment Suited For Documents & Has Padded Laptop Slot
-Water Bottle / Dump Pocket, Expandable (Fits Up To 40oz Bottles)
-2×3 MOLLE / PALS webbing
-Ambidextrous Side Handles For Easing Donning Off / Briefcase Carry
-Padded Top Drag / Carry Handle
-Reverse Type Zippers To Prevent Snagging
-Excess Strap Elastic Keepers
-Exterior Zip Pockets Feature 3 Organizer Pockets
-Adjustable Sternum Strap
-Compression Straps Also Allows Bag To Be Half Open
-Shoulder Straps, Skin Side Features Tweave Fabric For Ultimate Comfort
-3″ x 11″ VELCRO® Field For Patches
-Closed Cell Foam Padded Back w/ Mesh
-Personal Item Carry-on Compliant (almost full-ish)
-Carryon compliant (fully packed)
-19″ Length x 11″ Width x 7″ Depth (Overall)
-19″ Length x 11″ Width x 5.5″ Depth (Main Compartment)
-19″ Length x 11″ Width x 1.5″ Depth (Rear Laptop / Document Compartment)
-9.5″ Length x 11″ Width (Interior Front Face Zip Pocket, Top)
-9.5″ Length x 11″ Width (Interior Front Face Zip Pocket, Bottom, Expandable)
-8.5″ Length x 11″ Width (Exterior Top Zip Pocket)
-10.5″ Length x 11″ Width (Exterior Bottom Zip Pocket, Expandable)
-Concepted / Designed / Manufactured in the USA w/ USA Materials
The new Gear Whores Anonymous Base Strap Mk1 is available for pre-order at NextGen Warfighter. This is a replacement band for the Suunto Core or any other watch of similar size. It requires the use of readily available conversion lugs in order to attach to the Core.
The Base Strap also has a small section of strap that is specifically designed to accept a Suunto Clipper compass. When the Core and Clipper are placed together, the wearer would have two very capable land nav tools close at hand.