When you think of a singular thing that differentiates your typical everyday casual or hiking pack with a tactical pack, it’s probably MOLLE. MOLLE, or Modular Lighweight Load Carrying Equipment, is a system first introduced to the world in 1997 and has caught on with literally every single piece of US military equipment.
MOLLE compatible equipment can be easily identified by the PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) webbing installed on the equipment. PALS webbing is generally made of high strength nylon or laser cut into a piece of material which allows attachments such as additional pouches or equipment to be attached. This allows packs or other equipment to be [...]
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What’s a Tactical Backpack Anyway?
If you’ve been researching backpacks for a while, you’ve probably come across something called a “Tactical Backpack” and you probably already have a rough idea what one looks like. Essentially, a tactical backpack is a backpack designed for military use.
As you’d expect, tactical backpacks are generally more hardy than your average backpack as they’re designed specifically with the needs of the military in mind such as carrying extremely heavy equipment in the toughest of conditions. As such, tactical backpacks are without a doubt some of the [...]
Welcome to another backpack review here at Gear Primer. The subject for review today is the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack, which is one of the most popular EDC backpacks from one of the most recognizable gear brands on the market today.
The 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack is a mid-sized backpack featuring 2275 cubic inches, or around 37 liters, of storage capacity. The Rush 24 designation means that it’s designed to carry about 24 hours worth of equipment.Specifications Durable 1050D nylon (MultiCam®: 1000D nylon) Stuff-it pocket with integrated draw cord Reinforced grab-and-go handle Wrap-around MOLLE/5.11 SlickStick® web [...]
Welcome to another review here at Gear Primer. The subject for my review today is the Gerber Multi-Plier MP600ST which is a multi-tool Gerber released way back in 2011 and one I’ve had with me for quite a while.
The Gerber MP600ST was originally designed to be a blend between the already popular Gerber MP600 which is a more general purpose tool and the Gerber eFECT tool which is designed specifically for weapons maintenance. As a result, the MP600ST essentially keeps the same design, build and features of the popular MP600, but gets a sight adjustment tool and a carbon scraper instead of a separated serrated/fine edge knife and a [...]