Sometimes I see modular platforms which include PALs loops wider than standard. It’s obviously GoRuck (1.9-2″ wide) and discontinued BOGear products (no info).
I’ve always wondered if it is rational in terms of convenience. One day I tried to figure the most versatile PALs loop width with aim to attach any pouches centered – with even and odd number of loops on them.
Surprisingly, the needed width is 2,625″ – 1,75 times wide than standard 1,5″ wide PALs loop.
The necessity for a method to attach standard buckles for a PALs platform is obvious to me. So I’ve played with an idea to combine G-hook and T-shape adapter in one accessory unit.
Sorry for crappy pics, as usual.
Simply put, it is a wrapper around PALs loop, which is fastened with DTMF closure.
Make every pouch 4 (four) PALs wide a Matroskya pouch! Just make a simple adapter and install it on soft clip:
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.
In the search of reliable tough attachment, i came to the idea of two “clips” – external sleeve made from 3 cm width strap, and internal strap 2-2,5 cm width. Look at the sketch:
Two clips connection can be reinforced with velcro and/or snapbutton. Though, the process of installation/deinstallation will be hard, velcro must be covered with paper or cardboard strip before the inserting, and disassembled with cardboard strip before the deinstalling.
Few weeks i played with an idea of a method of connecting a
heritage legacy belt pouches (including holsters) to modern modular equipment. And yesterday, oh gods, i saw a post on JTT about Jimmy Tarp’s PALS Adapter. Freaking late, but here’s mine version:
Pouch is installed, and side PALS are folded down, then the whole structure is connected to rig (pack) with separate rigid clips.
Oh, nearly forgot. Belt section height (i.e. belt width) can be 38-55 mm.
Update 2 (10 April)
Modular surface is preferable to be continuous line-by-line, MALICE type, with no gaps between the straps. Luckily, this feature is frequently found on modular belts.
So title says it all. And I apologize for my digital painting skill, which is even worse than my English 🙂
Well, angled adapter requires much more materials and work, than it seemes from perfunctory view. It must include internal stiffener (plastic piece), and frontal and rear sides must be glued together, not only sewn align the perimeter. So it will be finished later (read – nearly never).
As my primary object was portable radio with protruding antenna, trying to poke owner’s eye, first prototype is radio pouch.
Pouch has a flap, which is not necessary, but it has not – yet – a fastener for this flap.
Making a pouch in the previously posted concept of angled modular platform, went through intermediate stage:
It works. But making is real PITA, even with really sharp knife. Need steel ruler.
Have a little time to sew, and even lost access to source ob better-looking photos. So – drawings.
Some gear is better placed not straight but with angle. For example, radios in order not to poke a user’s eye. Or some belongings placed in the way to use them really high speed (and maybe low drag) – hmmm, smoke pouch placed angled upside down ninja-operator style on the side of a pack thus conserving space on the load-bearing equipment.
I cant remember similiar solution from any manufacturer, but I believe somebody (DownRange Gear?) made 90 degrees angle adapter.
Green stripes are modular attachment, PALs.