Auxiliary Versatile Remora Bag, AVR bag – prototype

Behold! Perhaps the longest my journey from idea to prototype, this bag was nearly completely developed in my mind more than two years ago. And due to my lazyness and other negative traits, it took a 4-5 months even to make a pre-alpha version.

In a few words, it is:
– an additional space;
– located outside the main backpack;
– easily and fast accessible.

Easily recognizable similarity with M3 medic bag is supplemented with concept of medical side pocket for Bergen backpack. Can also be mentioned Eagle AIII additional pockets.

So, assebled it looks like just a shoulder bag.

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Fancy chest rig with weight on sides – prototype

Test prototype for a velcro-based chestrig, distributing weight on sides, is ready, while quick-ditch buckles are not available for me.

I made (from leftovers) a base for a rig, more advanced than usual rapid-open buckle adapters for a plate carriers mentioned in concept post. Below: left side not assembled yet, right side assembled already.

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Micro/mini chest rig harness prototype UTC-L version 2

Tried X-straps and H-straps today, and I swear H is much more comfortable and flexible.

Significant part of prototype is silly stolen from Zulu Nylon Gear product – M4 Reduced Signature Chest Rig.

Please notice that prototype has some redundant connectors – because some parts were ready from previously made pieces and now were combined into new.

Thanks to that, central part of H-harness could be crearly visible, look at “butterfly” on the next photo.

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“Green Zone syndrome” and other gear considerations

Six years ago I had read a short article which gave me immediate and complete answer to all my confusions about modern (to date and later) load-bearing gear novelties.

Over the past 7 years (so the period discussed is 2008-2015 – translator’s remark), among the PMCs and generally among foreign military personnel, widely spread one sickness. It is called just “Green Zone syndrome”. What is it?

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HEXrig (inclined radio chest rig) 5th and 6th harness points loaded

The rig I’ve posted previously can be worn with 4-point harnesses, using simple waist strap on the 5th and 6th points for more stabilization.

But these points can be utilized also as attachment points for pouches (and perhaps even gunbelts or warbelts, not tested it yet).

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Chest rig/pack for radio with variable incline

Chest rig/pack for radio with variable incline

I’ve got inspiration from some eye-opening discussion on the “payess-book” about nine months ago. Enough time to incubate a prototype. Search-and-rescue equipment is very interesting topic and demanding challenge.

So the concept is:

– pouch for the radio is mounting directly on the rig, staying close to the body and bouncing less;

– mounting a radio in the pouch slanted, so antenna will not poke the eye;

– easy alterating the rig incline from left to right shoulder.

Here I show the screenshot that sparked the idea:

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Another pouch attachment system

Recently new attachment system from PocketUp emerged and kickstarted my thinking about another method of pouch attachment.

Frankly, I do not trust hook&loop fastener enough to relay on it at outer pouch attachment. But I like very much “soft hook” DTMF and put it in any niche I can.

So behold, the nameless yet pouch attachment system with DTMF and sort of daisy chain.

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