Had a boatload of things to take care of. Showing some beta-version.
Widely known pack inserts, or organisational boards, have variuous features, so I want to make one to be suited to my specific needs.
I want to have a possibilities:
- hold A4 papers in the flat pocket
- attach modular pouches to the front PALs
- put rigid insert
- (later) have a compatibility with Tom Bihn “Rails” system, Matroskya and TAD attachments
Here is a prototype made from (s)crap materials, as clothing fabrics. So, it has terrible sagging on the top of open pocket due to the weight of pouch with thermos.
My plan is to make V-shaped entrance to flat pocket in the next prototype, so pocket wouldn’t sag.
Make every pouch 4 (four) PALs wide a Matroskya pouch! Just make a simple adapter and install it on soft clip:
Personal armor today become a subject of an intense hype. Speaking about coverage, let’s keep in mind mobility. Especially, pelvic area is a challenge to designer. Continue reading
As political tensions are becoming more intense, I again and again find myself thinking about sneaky/concealed/covert/discreet/plain soft armor carrier for “family and recreational purposes”.
My considerations were pretty obvious:
– holding two soft armor panels (any proprietary cut I can acquire)
– non-suspicious outer image, maybe even disguised as warwear
– easy waist adjustment
– fast ditch, maybe not so important in civilian application, but welcome anyway
– easy recover from ditching
– somehow controversial feature – an opportunity to attach mini/micro chest rig
– ambiguous feature – an option to insert hard plates
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” and by OV Innovations as Cache (review). 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.
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.