Made a simple fixed pocket chest rig that can use the LBT H harness that I have, and utilizes Esstac KYWI inserts. Next version likely will be 4x double KYWI without little pockets, simply because the Double KYWIs are easier to draw magazines, whereas the Singles are a bit tight.
Made a 500D/1000D Klettersack style rucksack for the MOLLE Medium/DEI 1609 frame; its capacity is roughly between the 1700ci coyote bag and the 2,000+ MOLLE mini filbe bag. It has minimal MOLLE for just the two USGI Sustainment pouches; single buckle lid and drawcord closure. There are also two 2″ lash tabs on the bottom for lashing items to it. The minimalist trampoline ruck belt is also self-made, from 3.5″ and 1.5″ webbing with 1″ frame attachment straps. For light loads, I believe the belt will work decently, and with the relative small size of the overall pack, it should be great for 3 days or so of hiking
I revised the lid for the 2,000ci MOLLE pack in 500D coyote brown Cordura; this new lid gives the pack an additional 640 cubic inches with a zipper. The frame connection points were also revised from the original. Also, I ordered a DEI 1606MC High Performance Pad set with frame for this particular pack. The frame is newer MC series with reinforced parts, and the pad set is far better than the FILBE system.
Did this for a client, as his Mystery Ranch RATS pack had been modified and was missing a lid. It took a while to disassemble the RATS lid attachment area in order to get the FILBE lid to fit on there. Due to the large lid’s size, I modified it so that it would better envelope the RATS pack, and added two long straps where the original buckles were, and a new center buckle for the RATS strap. This gives it 3 lid straps, with 2 optional locations for the side lid straps to connect to. I will likely make two lash straps for the extra buckles on the bottom.
This was a test of my newly acquired #1 Zig Zag cam for the Singer 328K; a pair of skeletal MOLLE panels attached to an USMC Bandolier to turn it into a simple chest rig without additional Cordura fabric. I also made a custom H style shoulder strap/cross strap harness with new Coyote Tan buckles
Shown without pouches, with my retro 6.5 Grendel pistol project
Back of the rig
Close up of the MOLLE skeletal panel showing the bar tacks and line tacks used together
Backside without harness, and with two USMC First Aid Kit pouches woven on.
With the two pouches woven on, and still with retro 6.5 Grendel pistol.