The new F.A.S.T. Pack Litespeed from Triple Aught Design (TAD Gear) is the smallest and lightest pack in their F.A.S.T. Alpha pack series. Designed with similar styling and features as its bigger brothers, the PS and EDC, the Litespeed isn’t just a scaled-down version of its predecessors, but incorporates new improvements in the details that add to its usability as an alternative to the average daily-use pack. Its narrow profile allows for free range of movement for arm swing and maximum agility.
The Blade 21 pack from the Arc’teryx LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) line is designed as a ‘staff bag for meat eaters’. Adapted from the civvie side for the LEAF line, it’s essentially a backpack style messenger bag. Named for its volume (21L), it’s a sleeker and more comfortable alternative to a laptop briefcase for people on the go. It also makes a great little daypack with good organization. It’s available in Crye MultiCam, UCP and Ranger Green.
CPGear by Wheeler in Canada has introduced a FASTmag Flap for the ITW Gen 3 FASTmag. It’s a fabric flap that attaches to the FASTmag to provide added security and camouflage.
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To compliment their BAD-T1/’The Armorer’, the multi-purpose tool and precision ordnance gauge designed for the M1A/M-14 type rifle; Battle Arms Development (B.A.D.) has come out with the BAD-T3 and BAD-T4 double-ended gas cylinder lock wrench tools. Like the T1, the T3 and T4 are specialized, high-end quality tools designed for the shooting enthusiast.
I previewed Vltor’s VST-1C (Vltor Sight Tower) Assembly on the M4K and on the midlength VIS build, back in January ’07 and they’ve been available for a while now. A few months ago, Vltor updated the design with four different variations available.
New for fall 2009 from the LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) division of Arc’Teryx is the Atom LT Jacket. The Atom LT is a mid layer that functions as light outer wear. It’s designed to be modern, warmer and more water-resistant alternative to the old M65 field jacket button-in liner, to which some manufacturers added buttons in the front so it could be worn as a stand-alone garment. It’s a trim-fitting insulating jacket that can be worn as a layer under a hard shell to provide warmth, or by itself as a wind and water-resistant jacket. It is very lightweight for the warmth it provides and is highly compressible. I see it replacing a lot of mid-layers, sweatshirts and light weight fleece sweaters.
The EMDOM USA-MM CM Belt is a duty/load bearing belt designed to be used in conjunction with the EMDOM Battle Suspenders or as a stand-alone duty belt. It is low profile, light weight yet rigid, and available in 7 different colours.
‘CM’ stands for ‘Cingulum Militare’, which is Latin for the military belt that the warriors of ancient Rome hung their sword and dagger from. The EMDOM CM belt stemmed from a desire to make a MultiCam duty belt that was compatible with MOLLE or pouches for 2″ belts. Not a rigger’s belt, mind you – just a duty belt. We also wanted to supplement the Battle Suspenders with a belt that worked well with them. I’ve found that when worn with suspenders, a padded belt or belt sleeve isn’t always necessary, and that a light weight rigid belt can still be very comfortable, but with less bulk.
Triple Aught Design’s (TAD Gear) longest running softshell, the Stealth Hoodie, has been updated for Fall 2009. The new version is called the Stealth Hoodie Reloaded. Significant changes in design and construction have been implemented on the ‘Reloaded’, making it the most advanced Stealth Hoodie yet. The Reloaded uses the new 3-layer waterproof Shark Skin Soft Shell fabric in the heavier ‘classic’ weight, with a quieter smooth face and technical fleece inner lining.