The Responder Pouch was designed by a SWAT Technician with the intent to have a kit bag that could be rapidly adjusted per mission. For staters, a unique feature of the pouch is that it is padded on front, back, and bottom making it good for electronics and more delicate tools.
These guys spawned from the original big version (100 series) to be a better fit for all the smaller electronics that are becoming common carry. Such items include: cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, GPS devices, MP3 players and other goods such as eye protection. The interior of the case has a soft lining to be nice to whatever you decide to put in there. One of the main features of this case is that it is indeed "hard". I'm not a huge guy, but I was able to put my knee on the front / side of the case and let all my body weight go on it, resulting only in slight flex of the case. The wearer can be quite confident whatever they put in the case will not be smashed.
This pouch is simple but is effective at fulfilling a dual role. Originally made to fit 2 AK magazines, users also found that it was good fit for 3, 30 round NATO magazines. The flap fully covers the opening to keep out dust and stay secure. 2 flap securing options are available to allow the user to use both the fastex buckle and velcro, or just one. A hook velcro sheet is connected to the main body loop velcro area so one can easily fold it over to nullify the velcro seal on the flap. When the connection is desired, the hook sheet just hangs out flat inside the pouch. The fastex buckle female part is lower front mounted so you can count on its placement while the male part is traditionally sewn on for adjustability. The interior has a strip of black ballistic material to improve durability and water resistance with a grommet at the bottom for drainage. When using the pouch in 3 mag NATO mode, it can easily accommodate fullsize magpulls. I asked TT why there was no elastic or shock-cord setup and they said it was a design decision to keep user costs down and that retention methods hindered flap usage. Rattling due to heavy movement won't be too bad unless specifically 2 NATO magazines are in the pouch. The back uses 2 long Malice Clips to attach to any PALS compatible gear. If I were to add anything, perhaps an elastic band on the front or top flap to hold the male SRB piece when not in use. Currently available in: OD, Black, Tan, Multicam, ACU and Ranger Green. <www.tacticaltailor.com>
This pouch is intended to hold all the smaller survival gear one might need in an escape and evade situation. The exterior strip has a strip of loop velcro for ID / patches and the main functionality is a double zipper clam shell opening. Inside reveals many velcro sealed sleeves to include 5 internal pockets, clear window on main pocket, 4 elastic loops and a small velcro panel. Little 550 cord loops are added to the velcro seals to assist in opening.
Based on the original Zipper Utility Pouch, this pouch is a slight mod in which the front side has a good batch of PALS webbing. The original had a velcro flap pocket while the mod one sports 4 rows and 3 columns of PALS. On the multicam version the zipper got a color upgrade and is nicely matched. The zipper pull tabs are still big and rowdy so will clang until you wrap them or replace them with cord. The insides stayed the same and have a layer of ballistic black material to improve durability and water resistance. A standard grommet is at the bottom for drainage. Elastic loops are also included to help divide contents. Depending on your usage, the elastic may be a great feature, but can cause a bit of hassle putting some goods into the pouch. If they don't work for you, they are easy to cut out so it is nice to have the option. The back side has a nice batch of PALS using large Malice clips and large PALS channels for placement fudging. Bottom line, this pouch makes for a solid general pupose pouch. It has the elastic to help with a medic pouch role and is big enough to hold a canteen or Nalgene bottle. Currently available in ACU, OD, Black, Multicam and Tan. <www.tacticaltailor.com>
A straightforward design here, this pouch is meant to hold new and old military strobes, but can also be used to hold a fullsize compass. Flap secures with a SRB in which is traditionally sewn on for maximum adjustability. A grommet is located on the upper front of the pouch to allow cord connection for backup security of contents. The interior has a strip of black ballistic material to improve durability and water resistance. The back has PALS webbing to fit 2 short Malice Clips. Currently available in ACU, OD, Black, Multicam and Tan. <www.tacticaltailor.com>
A friend at the Agressor Group got this lil guy my way. The design is reverse flap style so one can get the flap out of their way and to the business and grabbing the mag easier. It can fit a single or double stack mag, but the elastic is a smidgn' tight on a double. Nothing drastic, but more than my other pistol mags.
This isn't a fancy piece of kit, but is sometimes harder to find. Contractors may find this useful when they need to brandish ID or gun cards. 2 straps of elastic and velcro get this pouch on your bicep, but could go on one's forearm as well. The main flap seals with velcro opens up to the ID area. It is hard to see, but on the back is a sleeve pocket to stash extra papers. Pretty straight forward and works as intended. Only draw back is on my CAC card the expiration date is partially blocked. <www.aggressor-group.com>
This little phone buddy has a simplistic, but useful design. This particular version is 3.5" tall, but 4" and 4.5" versions are also available. The elastic and adjustable strap allow for generous size fudging, but pretty much any phone around 3.5" tall, excluding the antenna, will fit snug right on in there.
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