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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

Sneak Peek: OV Innovations TP3 Teeter Pouch

OV Innovations rolled out the first in their Teeter Pouch series last year. These pouches are ultra-light, versatile, and pack flat when not in use. The original Teeter Pouch mounts to 4 rows and 2 columns of PALS webbing. This makes it a great size for Nalgene 32 ounce water bottles (and even some larger items).

Now OV Innovations has let the lid off their upcoming TP3 Teeter Pouch, a more compact version of the original. The TP3 mounts to a 3×3 PALS grid. While it will still handle larger bottles thanks to its broad range of adjustment, it is better suited to smaller 20 ounce bottles or maybe even a spare rifle magazine.


OV Innovations Cache – Available for Pre-order

The Cache, a “beavertail” accessory that is compatible with a variety of EDC and tactical backpacks, is now available for pre-order from OV Innovations. It features a bellowed design that allows it to lay flat when not in use but expand to hold large, bulky items. It is constructed with 500D Cordura and T-70 nylon thread.

This PALS compatible beavertail can be adjusted to fit a large variety of packs. OV Innovations states that the Cache “should fit any pack with at least 6 standard PALS columns on the face or bottom (near the face) and the appropriate upper anchor points.” I suspect that creative gear users will be able to find several ways to attach a gear item this versatile.

Check out the Cache at OV Innovations.

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