Below the waist as in stuff strapped to your upper thighs where it would potentially interfere with the placement of a CAT. Drop leg holsters, dump pouches etc. The lads in my section carried their TCCC (canuckese for team medic) bags, which were designed as drop leg bags, on their day sacks for precisely this reason.Gotta be honest. The gear is slowly getting there. I'm still happy because I know they'll never produce stuff like I do. Mind you, I'll never produce in their numbers.
Edit: re below the waist
But what about belted equipment?
A lot of people are still using PLCE style.
PLCE stuff would be fine I think, as although it sits low on the waist, you won't be wearing it around your thighs.