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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Triangular pouch from one-piece pattern

Triangular pouch from one-piece pattern

Inspiration can be taken from nearly any source. Two impressions combined and sparked my imagination: triangular pencil-case of my kids and tutorial video seen lately on topic of simple flat pouch with one-piece construction. Let me be clear, I like promotion of DIY skills. But newcomers must be encouraged to evolve, to gain an advance. So even first pouch should be simple as easy, not simple as stupid.

My take on simple sewing projects – below.

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Utility (not tactical) apron – my approach

Utility (not tactical) apron – my approach

Disclaimer! Any Soviet, Communist and related symbols shown in my blog are ONLY for tribute to my native country and NOT for support any current leftist or socialist movement. Thanks for reading and undestanding this.

I’ve seen many “tactical”, grilling and work aprons. As usual, I was not satisfied with any one from them so decided to make own concept.

The problem was – I personally do not need any pesky aprons! The prototype is for another person, partially gift, partially testing. Luckily his preferences are known by me.

What’s the difference?

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Padded detachable straps – AUX pack update

Padded detachable straps – AUX pack update

I am aware about opinion that only sew-in padded straps give real comfort and stability. To be honest, I like simple seatbelt straps very much and consider them comfortable. But just in case of, say, heavier than usual load, or anything else, full-scale straps are nice to have. Inspired with Vanquest Katara 16 (Javelin 18 also) design, I dared to develop my very own attachment, more sturdy and simple yet still convenient and versatile. And combining the advantages and drawbacks from both variants, he-he.

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Dirt-cheap detachable chest rig

Dirt-cheap detachable chest rig

Compact chest rigs that integrate into the backpack’s straps are not new – D3CR+FlatPack from HSP (read – VOCR from EGL), Ventrapack from CivilianLab, to name a few. I’ve always wondered how pricey they are, noticing the small dimensions and overall amount of labor put into them.

Now, let’s make one for the price of pouches, set of Chinese-made rectangle carabiners and pair of soft snap-button PALs attachment clips.

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Compact scalable all-round backpack – AUX pack

Several months I hesitated to make my dream pack for EDC and outdoor. But the time had come, and here is my very own concept – AUX pack.

Think about it as “military beavertail pack without beavertail” (Eagle Yote, Blackhawk Cyane). Tough, compact, able to be upgraded with beavertail and side pockets.

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