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Gerneral field kit.... bergens, vests, belt kit etc....

#1
Just asking peoples view on kit in general....In particuler bergens, assault vests, belt kit etc.

We all know webtex is a dirty word and silvermans require a kidney as a down payment on any kit.

Anyone out there found a piece of kit they couldnt do without, or a really good bergen or vest etc that isnt really that well known on the market but we could all benifit from

Any info appriciated, Thanks.









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#2
softy make a mega good comfy wee 35ltr daysack, it only comes in olive but has a smart dpm waterproof cover that does the job nicely. :D another piece of kit that i love has to be seal skinz gloves ( although if its really baltic you need a pair a wooly gloves underneath) as for belt kit theres a company up in glasgow that sell a well gucci pouch called a communications pouch , its for a gps or mobile and even has a lanyard so that if the para button and the velcro closing fail you won't lose the contents. Other than that a small ortileb mapcase for my phone( you can talk and hear through the plastic ) and the everpresent hip pad/softy jacket/leatherman. One thing that i discovered recently was that if you get not quite boiling water and pour it into a platypus it makes an ace waterbottle :D

As for worst piece of kit it would have to be my web-tex ''patrol pak''( couldn't patrol ten yards with the thing) the first weekend i bought it in went a 352 + ancils, sleeping bag, dry kit and softy jacket.( my reasoning was that the less space i have the less useless kit i would carry), waterpoof jacket, waterproof porn and an emptyjet pack.(have found this useful if you've no space your daysack and pick up something interesting on patrol, just carribeaner it onto the outside of said daysack).Anyway went on a patrol ( being the only sigs comp person i had the honour of pltn scaley) as we approached the harbour area we all went to ground in all round defence including mongtastic mini_rq who forgot that he was to go fwrd on the harbour recce . As i went to stand back up a large ripping noise followed by a thump and a yelp and some swearing echoed round the area. My prized daysack was on the ground with its straps flailing about like a set of tarts legs. Web-tex?? - NEVER AGAIN :cry:
 
#3
Thanks mini_rq....

Had a similar thing happen to me with a webtex daysack funnily enough.

Whats the company called in scotland and do the have a website?

Anyone out there found the best grab sack for under the lid of a bergen yet? Driving me mad!

Cheers
 

BBear

LE
Kit Reviewer
#5
I got an old Arktis day sack of an ex-gunner (now fixes computers...) that he said was his own grab-bag. It works rather well, its about 20/30 ltrs and fits perfectly under the lid of the issue (inf) bergan. I dont have an arktis catalogue handy but its just one big space, no extra lid pockets or anything.

Simple, but comfy and it works. So wahey!
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
#6
mini_rq said:
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a well gucci pouch called a communications pouch , its for a gps or mobile and even has a lanyard so that if the para button and the velcro closing fail you won't lose the contents.

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Various types of these are also available from the Arrse shop, it'll be visible as soon as GCO extracts his digit on more images of kit.
 
#7
for gods sake do not buy the south african assault vest. cheaper than chickens from turkey and as about as useful. if want something a bit different try some of the israeli kit or try a website called smamit.co.il. they will make custom made kit for and its wont pull your ey balls out. it is a good firm cuz i got the address from soldier mag.
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
sniper9 said:
for gods sake do not buy the south african assault vest. cheaper than chickens from turkey and as about as useful. if want something a bit different try some of the israeli kit or try a website called smamit.co.il. they will make custom made kit for and its wont pull your ey balls out. it is a good firm cuz i got the address from soldier mag.
Of course the South African one is pants, it is manufactured by the same distributor as WebTex but is part of their lower performance range. If you load the pockets full of kit they drop off.
 
#12
Cutaway said:
moving-target-survivor said:
karrimor og grab-bag - with side zip for your plce pouches

got mine from john bulls catterick
Similar to this then ?

http://www.arrse.co.uk/catalog/prod...id=85&osCsid=b96ce295f47008f350d8525384e50106


Now with Inf bergan front pouch, still for £47.00.
not heard of Rangemanster before...but yes, similar i suppose.

the karrimor was about the same price but without side-pouches included

never let me down and bags of room for every occassion:- takes a 352, two batts, ancills, water food softie + bombs and bullets fine.

great kit for a telic grab-bag

(ps, unless you carry an ice-axe!, cut off all the loops n'stuff. They only get snared on things at really unfortunate moments.....)
 
#13
Rangemaster do the XR 20 as a basic grab sack and Wyvern do their 30 which also has compression straps and a mesh pocket. They both can be stowed under the flap and secured with the rocket pack clips. Webtex packs are great if you don't want to carry anything and Arktis so far have proved to be a bit lax in the quality control dept, out of my last order with them only two of the items didn't have problems and one hasn't even turned up yet, after three months.
 
#14
Camo New Forces 25Ltr
RRP:£ 29.99
Our Price: £ 28.99
Excl.VAT Price: £ 24.67
Highlander Product
Storm lock main compartment with three additional pockets, padded mesh back, fully adjustable waist belt, Colour DPM

Only £28.99 and really good.

 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
#17
maninblack said:
sniper9 said:
for gods sake do not buy the south african assault vest. cheaper than chickens from turkey and as about as useful. if want something a bit different try some of the israeli kit or try a website called smamit.co.il. they will make custom made kit for and its wont pull your ey balls out. it is a good firm cuz i got the address from soldier mag.
Of course the South African one is pants, it is manufactured by the same distributor as WebTex but is part of their lower performance range. If you load the pockets full of kit they drop off.
Except for the original SADF battlejacket. It's generally only available in Nutria, so unless you paint it, it's only useful in the Sandpit or the Afgan.
Well, and Africa I suppose.

Everyone ok to invade Zim ?
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
NAP6W said:
Camo New Forces 25Ltr
RRP:£ 29.99
Our Price: £ 28.99
Excl.VAT Price: £ 24.67
Highlander Product
Storm lock main compartment with three additional pockets, padded mesh back, fully adjustable waist belt, Colour DPM

Only £28.99 and really good.

I have a Highlander 33 litre and it is bombproof. The webbing seems very soft and a bit suspect but it looks like new after 3 years. A good bag for range days etc.
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
#19
rockhoppercrab said:
Rangemaster do the XR 20 as a basic grab sack

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It should be in the shop but as GCO has been partying on sangria for the last couple of months he's not got the pic & description up yet.
When empty can be stuffed in a utility pouch and also clips to the side over, under or instead of the side pouch.


NAP6W said:
Camo New Forces 25Ltr
RRP:£ 29.99
Our Price: £ 28.99
Excl.VAT Price: £ 24.67
Highlander Product
Storm lock main compartment with three additional pockets, padded mesh back, fully adjustable waist belt, Colour DPM

Only £28.99 and really good.
Polyprop webbing & non-IRR though.


moving-target-survivor said:
(ps, unless you carry an ice-axe!, cut off all the loops n'stuff. They only get snared on things at really unfortunate moments.....)
Or a pick or shovel GS.
 
#20
mini_rq said:
One thing that i discovered recently was that if you get not quite boiling water and pour it into a platypus it makes an ace waterbottle :D
Surely you meant :cry: !

Try pouring any temperature of water into a platypus and watch the Aussie animal rights bods come after you in fury. Even if you do get away with it, it'll only leak into your scratcher and ruin your kip.
 

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