We've edited this original post to show the most up to date version of this sling project. It's based on our Accelerator Sling and uses the same collapsing loop design but with a different adjustment mechanism. Instead of using a single buckle this one uses a dual buckle system, to create an optimal webbing path. It does not require any sort of pull tab to operate; simply slide the buckles to the desired position and that's it. Like other designs on the market it uses friction created by weaving the webbing through the buckles, the difference is that because two buckles are used instead of one, they "loosen" and slide more freely when adjusted, making it very fast and smooth. The prototype pictured below is in MultiCam and uses ITW hardware. It weighs only 80g or 2.8oz!
This is a custom product we've been developing. The one pictured here was made by request from one of our customers. The base panel is designed to plug into many aftermarket armour systems that feature vertical QASM buckles on the front. Most of these systems have loop Velcro as well, so we've added 4" x 8" Velcro Hook with a cover.
The panel can also be used as a stand-alone rig by adding the unique light weight harness. Unlike traditional chest rig harnesses, the shoulder straps attach directly to the waist strap. It is fully adjustable for height and girth and allows the user to control the ride height of the panel.
We've been working on developing a patrolling style rig for a more heavy load out than the smaller chest rig can carry. Below are some of the rigs we've made for our customers. They are loosely based on the design of our very first load bearing vests. Here are the basic features:
- ITW Hardware (Acetal, made North America)
- Padded Panels (Closed cell foam, only 1/8" thick)
- Re-enforced stitching
- Individually sewn PALS (sewn through all layers for durability)
- No internal pockets to fill with water
- 1.5" Triglide attachment points to minimize bulky buckles (can be made with metal hardware)
- Elastic loops for strap management
- 1.5" Ladderloc buckle for waist strap
- Centred waist strap for even support
- All straps originate from the harness (Continuous front to back for strength)
- No buckles on the harness to reduce interference when using a ruck
- No spacer mesh on the harness (collects moisture and debris)
- Vertical 1.5" channels on the shoulder pads for lashing points
The rig is designed to be worn low, around the waist but is also fully adjustable for height and girth. Total weight as pictured is 500g or 1.10lbs, making it quite light for it's size and the amount of equipment it can carry.
PenCott Badlands with drag strap and Coyote Brown hardware shown
MultiCam with Velcro IFF and Tan 499 webbing/hardware shown
Black with Velcro IFF and black hardware shown
PenCott GreenZone with drag strap and Coyote Brown hardware shown
These are the latest shots of our Duty/Battle/Utility belt. We are calling it the Raider Belt. This belt can fill the roll of a traditional duty belt, but can also be able to be scaled up to fill the battle belt roll. It's 2" wide and can be easily adjusted in the front by simply repositioning the Velcro'd down front ends. There will also be removable keepers in the production version. The core is made from HDPE making it very rigid while the ends seamlessly transition to LDPE, which allows them to be flexible.
The belt features a liner that is constructed of hypalon and covered in loop Velcro (this will be colour matched on the production version). The liner has slots cutout to allow indexing of PALS compatible pouches or accessories. For the buckle, we used an ITW side release buckle, which is not only durable, but simple to operate with gloved hands.
- Compatible with Any PALS Pouches
- Compatible with Any 2" Belt Mounted Pouches
- Can be secured to an under belt with Velcro
- Will have optional removable pads
- Will be available in MANY different colour/camo options
- Removable and replaceable buckle (Most 2" buckles will work)
- ULTRA LIGHT WEIGHT - 230g or 8.1oz (as pictured)
- Very Low Profile - Less Than 3/16" Thick
MultiCam Tropic with Coyote Brown Velcro shown
08 Nov 2015
This is a pad system that we've developed to work with the Raider Belt or any other belt with a Velcro Loop backing. It consists of three 10" Velcro backed pads that are 3" wide and 1/4" thick. The pads are constructed of 500D Cordura, closed cell foam and mil-spec velcro. They can be added or removed as desired to change the way your belt feels and reduce any pressure points from holsters or mag pouches. With the addition of the pad system, the Raider Belt is capable of acting as a stand-alone battle belt and is suitable for all types of operations.
The belt pictured is in MultiCam Tropic and features a holster and double mag carrier in OD Green from Solely Canadian.
We've got some pictures of a prototype rifle mag pouch that is being tested. The concept is a mag pouch that will accommodate many different rifle mags, from 5.56mm to 7.62 NATO, without unnecessary bulk or an overly complicated design. The prototype pictured consists of a one piece, semi-rigid, main body and two integrated elastic webbing sides. This allow the pouch to expand and contract, securing the contents, regardless of their shape or size. The interior is also completely snag-free.
If empty, the pouch can be flattened down to minimize it's size. The user can re-insert objects without having to use two hands to pry open the top. By nature of the design, the pouch has a small opening at the bottom that allows drainage and clearing of any debris. This particular prototype also features a unique low-profile attachment system that is incredibly easy to use and adds almost no weight to the design.