Best online shop for Herrick Kit?

#1
I have for years successfully resisted the urge to buy any kit whatsoever but I am going to succumb for the Camelback Motherlode and a Molle Belt Kit.

(The issued assault vest was simply unusable with Osprey on my last fortnights training. Equally I don't fancy a whole load of kit to my front when/if the buried boxes go boom. Faceful of mags/medkit? No thanks.

Can anyone recommend a reliable and cheap website?
 
#3
Don't buy too much, with the exception of the issued assault vest the kit these days is pretty good.

A lot of people bought the camel back mother load and didn't get on with it.

The only thing I bought was a webbing belt.
 
#4
flea bay ????????? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
#5
#6
mucus2 said:
http://www.rvops.co.uk/


BTW, is it THIS Monday I'm expecting you in my office? :lol:
Thanks for the link :D

I assume you want me in your office for my weekly nosh? OK, but take your dentures out this time.
 
#8
Maximillian said:
If as you say in your handle that you are a REMF, do you really need anything other than the issue kit?
In counter insurgency everywhere is the front line :wink:

Seriously - I am not planning to cut about KAF in a drop leg. I just want a better way of carrying my kit on patrol. The molle belt which sits under the body armour seems ideal. I needed a daysack anyway so might as well treat myself to that as well.
 
#9
If you are heading out of the gate on various patrols etc you should receive one of the 45L Inf Bergans which should save you some money on a daysack. You will receive it in Theatre. Its based on the Bowman Bag/60mm Mor Bag and is apparently pretty good.

Dont forget that you may also get Osprey Assault which is much better for load carriage than straight Osprey. It has has a cummerbund if you are carrying large amounts of kit on your body armour which helps to spread the load between hips and shoulders.

General impressions are that most people carry as little as possible on the body armour and the rest in/on the daysack.
 
#10
I have a couple of the Wildcat belt/yoke kits still left over from a bulk purchase we made from Home Guard Thrapston.
 
#12
If you want a molle belt try here
 
#13
Gearspotter said:
If you are heading out of the gate on various patrols etc you should receive one of the 45L Inf Bergans which should save you some money on a daysack. You will receive it in Theatre. Its based on the Bowman Bag/60mm Mor Bag and is apparently pretty good.
Any photos of this bag?
 
#14
wg100 said:
Gearspotter said:
If you are heading out of the gate on various patrols etc you should receive one of the 45L Inf Bergans which should save you some money on a daysack. You will receive it in Theatre. Its based on the Bowman Bag/60mm Mor Bag and is apparently pretty good.
Any photos of this bag?
No phots, but if its based off the Bowman bag then its probably made by Karrimore, might be able to track it down via them.
 
#15
beemer007 said:
Not sure if this helps but here you go:
http://www.britkitdirect.co.uk/
I would say it doesn't help.

It's made by Rangemaster and thus is great website for cadets to get issue-looking kit but not for much else.

The website a bit misleading if you ask me. They make everything out to be real issue stuff. The only thing that is the same as issued kit from them is the DPM (where they're definitely on a winner as it (was) spot on!)
 
#16
Never mind guys, I just received all my issued stuff through.

The pouches look good, the daysack is quality, good boots. All I need is a molle belt. Not sure why people are buying kit now I have seen what you get...
 
#17
take it your deploying for herrick 13, what sort of kit did u get. had heard rumours of new daysacks and better knee pads not those crap ones that are about as much good as toilet paper unless you stick 2 together. could u make a list of the new kit you know pouches etc. by the way got one of thos belts and they seem like a good investment. they free up the armour or chest rig of clutter. i just put a couple of grenade pouches and a fold up dump bag maybe a small utility pouch with gloves or mine markers in it stuff like that
 
#18
geom said:
take it your deploying for herrick 13, what sort of kit did u get. had heard rumours of new daysacks and better knee pads not those crap ones that are about as much good as toilet paper unless you stick 2 together. could u make a list of the new kit you know pouches etc. by the way got one of thos belts and they seem like a good investment. they free up the armour or chest rig of clutter. i just put a couple of grenade pouches and a fold up dump bag maybe a small utility pouch with gloves or mine markers in it stuff like that
I will make a list tomorrow and stick it up. I think they will need to start issuing the Molle belt soon cause the new rules from OPTAG are that nothing, not even pens, are to be worn on the front of the Osprey.

They keep finding the stuff in peoples face and neck after an explosion goes off. The guy would have survived if he did not have 4 mags of 30 going straight into his head etc etc.
 
#19
REMFQuestions said:
geom said:
I think they will need to start issuing the Molle belt soon cause the new rules from OPTAG are that nothing, not even pens, are to be worn on the front of the Osprey.

They keep finding the stuff in peoples face and neck after an explosion goes off. The guy would have survived if he did not have 4 mags of 30 going straight into his head etc etc.
So what's left of your bones are jellied, and they try & blame a bloke that it's his fault for having bits of kit on the front of him, perhaps all vehs should have padded cells
 
#20
17THSEPTEMBER1944 said:
REMFQuestions said:
geom said:
I think they will need to start issuing the Molle belt soon cause the new rules from OPTAG are that nothing, not even pens, are to be worn on the front of the Osprey.

They keep finding the stuff in peoples face and neck after an explosion goes off. The guy would have survived if he did not have 4 mags of 30 going straight into his head etc etc.
So what's left of your bones are jellied, and they try & blame a bloke that it's his fault for having bits of kit on the front of him, perhaps all vehs should have padded cells
You are looking at this from the wrong angle mate. Nobody is blaming the victim. The Medics are reporting back through the Chain of Command that loose items worn on the chest have been the indirect cause of death.

If you choose to put cylums, pens, ammo, pistols! etc on the front of your rig when someone has told you that if you ARE involved in an IED strike these things might be the thing that actually kills you then that is your choice.

No loose items = decent odds of surviving albeit with a lower limb injury, catastrphic bleed

Loose items = all of the above plus blindness, shattered jaw and shrapnel to the face and throat.
 

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