This is only a draft idea, but can’t contain it. Many similiar solutions already exist – Crye’s StKSS, Mystery Ranch BASE, Virtus system element, BCB load carriage yoke, TYR’s X-frame, TUR Gear PkDLCS. My idea is to make a drop-in addition to any COTS plate carrier and barely any warbelt to add a new feature.
Frame is installed into the PC in the way as danglers, hangers and lower asserory pouches are installed, and sits in the plate pocket. To the warbelt it can be connected via PALs or as drop-leg panels, with thw slots on the w.b., not sure, may be even both types for more stability.
Frame sits on the sides of warbelt, not on the back – for more freedom of movement.
This hook’and’loop strap wrap-around allows stabilizing of more and less bulky rolls of webbing, than classic version.
WARNING: not tested yet.
Just on that week i see (here at Loaded Pockets review), that my concept Beaver tail / transporter tail – back pack upgrade already exists and marketed by Mystery Ranch as “Stick-It”. I can’t believe it.
So, here’s the lesson – be aware of market innovations and do not live under the rock.
P.S. New job, too little time to sew, post and even read.
With all benefits of existing binocular harnesses (which also offer a good method of attaching mini/micro chest rigs), there are some disadvantages in their design.
Its straps become twisted – see picture below.
Recently I met in the internet two concepts of chest rigs’ harnesses, which I can describe only as “borderline genius”. So I was jealous as a devil and can’t eat, sleep and surf the web peacefully – until I figured a new concept combining both.
The main problem with my wanna-make chest rigs is the number of attachment points – as these rigs are supposed to be light, they have only four attachment points, not six, as heavier rigs do. So with six points its easier to both keep chestrig high (with upper and upper-side points) and anchor it on the waist (with lower-side points). It is far more harder with only four points, oh, so sadly to know.
After long hours of intense
-h-a-t-e- research, I decided to make upper points of four-point harness to work as traditional upper points on six-point harness, and lower points of four-point harness as both upper-side and lower-side points on six-point harness.
Just had a discussion on FreakBook about chinese plastic G-hooks.
And as three interlocutors mentioned the lack of usability – I got the idea to make them work. This counterfeit G-hook can not hold in place well, but we can keep it in place with slipknot loop, where hook is inserted in.
Just four words:
Gregory Buckley; Charles Martland.