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OV Innovations ALICE Frame Carry Handle

Ever wonder why the venerable ALICE Pack doesn’t have a carry handle? OV Innovations wondered and they are just the company to do something about it. Their ALICE Frame Carry Handle is now available.

The ALICE Frame Carry Handle attaches directly to the frame and provides a lift point that is strong enough for heavy packs without ripping shoulder straps. It is available in Camo Green.


Sneak Peek: OV Innovations ALICE Frame Carry Handle

The military pack whisperers at OV Innovations are cooking up something new for the venerable ALICE Frame. Their new pack handle is moving from development to production and they shared a teaser image that really shows off how streamlined and integrated it appears to be.

Keep an eye on these pages and watch OVInnovations.com for updates.

Sneak Peek: OV Innovations FILBE Shoulder Harness to ALICE Frame Conversion

OV Innovations is developing a conversion kit that will allow end-users to mount FILBE shoulder harness to ALICE frames. This would certainly be an upgrade over the standard shoulder straps and FILBE straps are quite affordable ($10-20) compared to many aftermarket pad kits. Additionally, the plastic frame sheets that have replaced the ALICE frame have a reputation for breaking so this could be a solution.

This kit is still in development. Keep your eye on OVInnovations.com for updates.

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

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