Highlander Military kit

#4
#5
dance_with_the_devil said:
Don't touch it with a barge pole..Matey.

Seriously if you want good kit, shy away from these imitations.
Sh1te includes...Web-Tex, Arktis. This gear is cheap and will fail you.

Try renowned kit like..

http://www.berghaus.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1180959293

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=EU&model=ABQ8&language=en

http://www.karrimor.com/travel.htm

Berghaus, North Face, Karrimore,
I've always thought Arktis make good quality kit, I bought £100+ Arktis webbing 14 years ago and it is still in A1 condition today.

Or is it a case of Arktis used to make good quality kit?!!
 
#6
REMEbrat said:
dance_with_the_devil said:
Don't touch it with a barge pole..Matey.

Seriously if you want good kit, shy away from these imitations.
Sh1te includes...Web-Tex, Arktis. This gear is cheap and will fail you.

Try renowned kit like..

http://www.berghaus.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1180959293

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=EU&model=ABQ8&language=en

http://www.karrimor.com/travel.htm

Berghaus, North Face, Karrimore,
I've always thought Arktis make good quality kit, I bought £100+ Arktis webbing 14 years ago and it is still in A1 condition today.

Or is it a case of Arktis used to make good quality kit?!!
Doesn't matter how sturdy, tough, well-stitched, robust, pretty, ally or whatever you think it may be.

If it ain't issued, pound to a pinch of shit it ain't IR proof and therefore you ain't tactical at night.

In fact, you'll glow like a fucking luminous sign through NVG's so the next time you're bigging up the plethora of decent-sized pouches hanging off your belt, light up a fag, a hexi block or a couple of Catherine wheels..........won't make a difference to any decently equipped sniper.
 
#7
shishkebab said:
REMEbrat said:
dance_with_the_devil said:
Don't touch it with a barge pole..Matey.

Seriously if you want good kit, shy away from these imitations.
Sh1te includes...Web-Tex, Arktis. This gear is cheap and will fail you.

Try renowned kit like..

http://www.berghaus.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1180959293

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=EU&model=ABQ8&language=en

http://www.karrimor.com/travel.htm

Berghaus, North Face, Karrimore,
I've always thought Arktis make good quality kit, I bought £100+ Arktis webbing 14 years ago and it is still in A1 condition today.

Or is it a case of Arktis used to make good quality kit?!!
Doesn't matter how sturdy, tough, well-stitched, robust, pretty, ally or whatever you think it may be.

If it ain't issued, pound to a pinch of shit it ain't IR proof and therefore you ain't tactical at night.

In fact, you'll glow like a fucking luminous sign through NVG's so the next time you're bigging up the plethora of decent-sized pouches hanging off your belt, light up a fag, a hexi block or a couple of Catherine wheels..........won't make a difference to any decently equipped sniper.
Well shish....

You may lose your £1.oo. Yes ,there is a lot of 'christmas tree' kit out there, but there are companies out there, including mine who pride themselves on making kit that IS of a standard YOU expect. Even if you do have to pay for it.

Our kit must be well thought of, otherwise Good CO would'nt have let us sponsor a forum!!!!!!!
 
#8
If your after a decent size holdall, the issued Black one is ok.
But like most bits of kit, If you beast it enough it will finally give way.

Agreed with the post on IR..Just stick to the issued pouches..It does make
me laugh as to how many water bottle pouches you can try and get on a
web belt.. :roll:

If your after the all singing and dancing stitched up webbing, then try
this link to Troopers of Colchester on a different thread... :wink:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=49607/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html

At the end of the day, It's issued because it has been tried and tested on Ops.

With regard to ARKTIS, agreed when it first came onto the scene, most
of the guys bought the Gucci Kit advertised.
But over time i personally think the workmanship has severely lacked and
as a result sub-standard kit is churned out.
Daysacs with zips that fail early on, stitching that just comes away.
And quick release clips that are too brittle and just snap off.

Just stick to Pussers kit....And it's FREE... :wink:
 
#9
dance_with_the_devil said:
If your after the all singing and dancing stitched up webbing, then try
this link to Troopers of Colchester on a different thread... :wink:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=49607/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html
I'm thinking about getting a set of webbing by Troopers, would you suggest it? Is it made of IRR materials like the issue plce, and how does it compare to the issued stuff in terms of build quality (stitching, materials used etc.)

Cheers
 
#10
James51234 said:
dance_with_the_devil said:
If your after the all singing and dancing stitched up webbing, then try
this link to Troopers of Colchester on a different thread... :wink:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=49607/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html
I'm thinking about getting a set of webbing by Troopers, would you suggest it? Is it made of IRR materials like the issue plce, and how does it compare to the issued stuff in terms of build quality (stitching, materials used etc.)

Cheers
Hi James,
Yep, If you trawl the above link, it does say that the pouches are
of IRR Mod Spec material.
I believe the build quality is first rate, and they can pretty much knock you
any configuration of web gear you desire.
They can also add pouches to bergans, Daysacs, Cott vests Etc.

56 MILITARY ROAD
COLCHESTER CO1 2AN
01206 511 268


See for yourself, or if in doubt give them a ring.
Im sure they have a good satisfaction rating.
 
#12
James

I got some of the webbing recently really is quite good paid a bit more had a few extra pouches done as well.
quality is pritty good but not tested it in the filed as such so dont know what its like in that aspect.
wear wise know matter how i fastened my belt with the issue kit every time i got down & up the webbing would end up rising up around my chest. with the troopers kit it didnt last week while i was teaching skill at arms lessons. THE BIG THING IS I FEEL ITS SITS BETTER & FEELS A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE THANT ISSUE STUFF why i dont know but i was glad i paid my money for it.
And everybody tried it on and they are wanting to get some now

watto
 
#13
In-the-Van said:
shishkebab said:
REMEbrat said:
dance_with_the_devil said:
Don't touch it with a barge pole..Matey.

Seriously if you want good kit, shy away from these imitations.
Sh1te includes...Web-Tex, Arktis. This gear is cheap and will fail you.

Try renowned kit like..

http://www.berghaus.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1180959293

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=EU&model=ABQ8&language=en

http://www.karrimor.com/travel.htm

Berghaus, North Face, Karrimore,
I've always thought Arktis make good quality kit, I bought £100+ Arktis webbing 14 years ago and it is still in A1 condition today.

Or is it a case of Arktis used to make good quality kit?!!
Doesn't matter how sturdy, tough, well-stitched, robust, pretty, ally or whatever you think it may be.

If it ain't issued, pound to a pinch of shit it ain't IR proof and therefore you ain't tactical at night.

In fact, you'll glow like a fucking luminous sign through NVG's so the next time you're bigging up the plethora of decent-sized pouches hanging off your belt, light up a fag, a hexi block or a couple of Catherine wheels..........won't make a difference to any decently equipped sniper.
Well shish....

You may lose your £1.oo. Yes ,there is a lot of 'christmas tree' kit out there, but there are companies out there, including mine who pride themselves on making kit that IS of a standard YOU expect. Even if you do have to pay for it.

Our kit must be well thought of, otherwise Good CO would'nt have let us sponsor a forum!!!!!!!
So is all Arktis kit IR Reflective then?
 
#14
shishkebab said:
In-the-Van said:
shishkebab said:
REMEbrat said:
dance_with_the_devil said:
Don't touch it with a barge pole..Matey.

Seriously if you want good kit, shy away from these imitations.
Sh1te includes...Web-Tex, Arktis. This gear is cheap and will fail you.

Try renowned kit like..

http://www.berghaus.com/index.asp?bhcd2=1180959293

http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/opencms/tnf/gear.jsp?site=EU&model=ABQ8&language=en

http://www.karrimor.com/travel.htm

Berghaus, North Face, Karrimore,
I've always thought Arktis make good quality kit, I bought £100+ Arktis webbing 14 years ago and it is still in A1 condition today.

Or is it a case of Arktis used to make good quality kit?!!
Doesn't matter how sturdy, tough, well-stitched, robust, pretty, ally or whatever you think it may be.

If it ain't issued, pound to a pinch of shit it ain't IR proof and therefore you ain't tactical at night.

In fact, you'll glow like a fucking luminous sign through NVG's so the next time you're bigging up the plethora of decent-sized pouches hanging off your belt, light up a fag, a hexi block or a couple of Catherine wheels..........won't make a difference to any decently equipped sniper.
Well shish....

You may lose your £1.oo. Yes ,there is a lot of 'christmas tree' kit out there, but there are companies out there, including mine who pride themselves on making kit that IS of a standard YOU expect. Even if you do have to pay for it.

Our kit must be well thought of, otherwise Good CO would'nt have let us sponsor a forum!!!!!!!
So is all Arktis kit IR Reflective then?
which forum is he talking about??
 
#15
watto135 said:
James

I got some of the webbing recently really is quite good paid a bit more had a few extra pouches done as well.
quality is pritty good but not tested it in the filed as such so dont know what its like in that aspect.
wear wise know matter how i fastened my belt with the issue kit every time i got down & up the webbing would end up rising up around my chest. with the troopers kit it didnt last week while i was teaching skill at arms lessons. THE BIG THING IS I FEEL ITS SITS BETTER & FEELS A LOT MORE COMFORTABLE THANT ISSUE STUFF why i dont know but i was glad i paid my money for it.
And everybody tried it on and they are wanting to get some now

watto
Thanks for the info, i was thinking about geting the standard belt order, nothing too fancy. 5 utilitys, 1 ffd and 1 double ammo seems enough.

A few questions, how does it fit around your waist, any pouches at the front or are they at the side and back only?

Also, do you know how much it would cost for the standard belt order, on the thread here, first picture at top:

http://www.arrse.com/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=49607.html

In the thread it says that the setup costs around £85, but this does seems to good a price for a custom set up, so i'm wondering if you know the proper price (or is it £85?). You also said you had extra pouches put on, is it worth it?

cheers, James
 
#16
yes its worth it for me its tailored to how i want it so i am quite happy with it.

ring them at troopers for a price they will tell you mention the arrse advert they are happy to talk to you

you give them your waist size they then build it to your waist so it fits properley, they will advise how best to do it what else they can put on it etc.

fits perfect with plenty of belt if i need to wear over CBA or anything pouches to side on me as i said they take your waist measurement from you over the phone & build it for you

give them a tinckle on the bat phone good guys willing to help
 
#20
Don't know abou the waterproof suit but the Highlander25 day sack I had let go on me at the worse time. It was only two years old and not over used as I'm a stab. Went to Baghdad for three days so only took day sack. Day one teh bloody thing exploded, both lid clips broke and one the shoulder straps came off.

I had to get one from the PX (turned out the new one is gleaming), for $100.
 

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