Velcro on PALs placement – quick and dirty

Sorry for long lack of posts, I’m still here and even reading the blogroll.

I’ve seen at least two commercial solutions which put velcro surface over the PALs surface. Can’t believe it could happen.

velcro on the PALs

To make a single-cell wide three inches height velcro attachment point we need:

  • strip of loop velcro 6 (six) inches long and 1 (one) inch wide;
  • strip of hook velcro 3 (three) inches long and 1 (one) inch wide;
  • strip of paper about 4 inches long and about 1.25 inches wide.

Slip a hook strip under the PALs, slip a piece of paper over it, put a loop strip over the PALs and slip its ends under the PALs over the paper. Pull out the paper. Ha! Kiss your PALs goodbye, you’ll never get them back again, velcro will stay forever on them. Though, narrow knife or ruler can help, but it is questionably.

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One-piece soft clip for PALs attachment

It (five inches long) is compatible with specific PALs setup on the pouch – two-space-two, commonly found on Maxped pouches and some other manufacturers. See illustration:

one-piece soft pals clip

Though, the longer version (7 inches) will be compatible with another PALs stup on the pouch, never found on any pouch: two-space-one-space-two. I’ll make some for testing purposes in future.

Single one PALs row attachment – for tiny pouches

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:

Single one PALs row attachment - for tiny pouches

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.

Belt pouch to PALs surface attachment adapter

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:

belt molle adapter

Pouch is installed, and side PALS are folded down, then the whole structure is connected to rig (pack) with separate rigid clips.

Update

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.