Ares Armor Product Engineer, Jon Zum, designed the Derma Plate Carrier from first hand experience during multiple combat deployments with inferior issued armored carriers. The exclusive, custom Ares Armor – AustriAlpin COBRA™ Buckles allow for quick donning and removal of the carrier. The triple bungee cummerbund positions plates close to the body projecting a power profile appearance while increasing the amount of coverage provided by plates as compared to bulkier carriers. Lastly, the maritime release reduces the possibility of drowning with its 6-inch pull fall away feature.
The Derma Carrier is an adjustable, low profile, lightweight armor carrier that encompasses the virtue of simplicity. The Derma Plate Carrier will do the following: carry plates and work with Molle Mag Pouches on the side interior and exterior.
Features of the Derma include 1000 D Cordura Construction, custom Ares Armor AustriAlpin COBRA™ Buckle, Loop Velcro on both the front and back, moisture wicking spacer mesh internal, S/M to fit small through medium plates, L/XL to fit large through extra large plates. Available in A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo patterns and made in the USA. Includes the Ares Armor Lifetime Warranty. Optional upgrades include: Shoulder Pads, Plate Carrier Silencers, Kydex and Kangaroo Mag Pouch.
Ares keeps nylon gear in-stock, but great numbers are made to order; therefore Ares Armor tactical nylon items are not listed as live inventory. All Ares Armor tactical gear is handcrafted to meet your tactical needs. To stay in-line with providing superior quality, please allow 2-8 weeks for delivery. For more information on this and other gear available from Ares Armor in A-TACS Camo, visit them online at www.aresarmor.com.
Rifleman’s Range Bag
The US PALM Rifleman’s Range Bag in A-TACS AU Camo is the ultimate range companion. Whether taking a trip to the range for a quick zero or competing in a local shooting match, the RRB can do it all.
Featuring a massive main compartment, there is enough room for several pistols, ammo, and range gear. Exterior pockets for your ear pro, M4/AK or pistol mags, cleaning kit, pens/pencils, spent brass, and even a loop field for your favorite US PALM Morale patches. The main carry handles are built around the entire bag, so heavy ammo loads are no problem for the RRB. Dual zippers provide easy access to the main compartment with one pull. A removable shoulder strap with pad is also included.
With the addition of the RRB Insert (Sold separately), you can keep the interior organized. The removable padded insert has two (2) zippered pistol pockets and two (2) movable dividers to organize your gear. Reinforced carry handles allows you to carry all your ammo with you, without having to bring the main bag along.
The Rifleman’s Range Bag is constructed of 500d A-TACS AU Camo Cordura nylon, and utilizes USA made hardware and materials. Completely Made in the USA, and Berry Compliant. For more information on dealers or to purchase, visit www.uspalm.com.
Rifleman’s Range Bag Insert
The US PALM Rifleman’s Range Bag Insert in A-TACS AU Camo is the perfect upgrade to your US PALM Rifleman’s Range Bag (RRB). Stored in the large main compartment of the RRB, this insert allows you to further organize your gear with two (2) zippered pistol pockets and two (2) movable dividers. The reinforced carry handles allow the RRB Insert to handle the load of two pistols and all of your magazines and ammo.
While the RRB Insert is designed to pair with the RRB, it’s adjustable design and reinforced construction make it a competent range bag on its own. For more information, dealer info or to purchase, visit www.uspalm.com.
34 inch Rifle Case
The US PALM Rifle Case in A-TACS AU Camo is designed to fit rifles and carbines 34″ inches and smaller, one interior wall includes three row by six column MOLLE webbing at both ends for a wide variety of accessory pouches. The other wall has a pair of repositionable hook and loop straps for securing your rifle in place.
By designing the case’s zippers to go further around the perimeter, the US PALM Rifle Case opens up to become a completely flat surface, allowing you use it as a quick access shooting mat, or even to clean or repair your rifle in the field.
Included with the Rifle Case is a padded removable shoulder strap, and the exterior has a large patch of loop material for patches or name tapes. Made of 500D A-TACS AU Camo Cordura. For more information, dealer info or to purchase, visit www.uspalm.com
Based on their popular original AK Attack Rack design this up-graded platform features the same US PALM designed and purpose built AK47 Magazine Pouches as the original AKAR on the front, with the addition of multiple MOLLE attachment points on the side panels allowing the addition of accessory pouches or other MOLLE gear. (product below shown with optional side pouches)
Above the static rifle mag pouches, are (2) adjustable-flap magazine/utility pouches. The large zippered main pocket can accommodate extra magazines or other larger pieces of gear (some end users use this as an ad-hoc dump pouch). The side-top seams split open to accommodate a US Palm Rack-Holster or Rack Radio Insert. The bottom of the carrier provides access to the armor pocket, which accommodates US Palms’ custom level IIIa soft armor panel (sold separately, MSRP of $124.99) to provide full frontal and partial side coverage. MOLLE attachments for a groin protector, glove hanger or dump pouch are located on the rear of carrier. The 3rd Generation H-Harness provides for a flat mounting yet fully adjustable solution. A 1” adjustable waist belt completes the rig.
The AKAR v2 is constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilizes made in the USA hardware and materials. The AK Attack Rack is Completely Made in the USA, and is fully Berry Compliant. For additional information, pricing, options or to purchase, visitb them online at www.uspalm.com.
The Draco Hardened Back Pack [HBP] in A-TACS AU Camo from US Palm
In the second part of our Manufacturing Partner spotlight we are featuring the Draco Hardened Back Pack [HBP] from US Palm.
The Draco HBP was created in response to numerous agency/unit requests for an integrated assault pack/plate carrier solution. Through many design iterations and after reviewing field test evaluations from Real-World end users, the design team at US Palm landed upon the current design. Equally at home running Border Op’s or responding on the backs of a QRF operator half a World away, the Draco HBP has the adaptability to answer any missions needs.
By having the plate pocket align with the TOP of the pack, it lines up appropriately with a front side plate carrier option. Features of this pack include an 1800 cu/in main compartment, separately accessed large SAPI plate pocket, full MOLLE lined interior compartment, full MOLLE front panel, 2 column MOLLE sides, “Armor” compatible shoulder straps with sternum strap, hydration port, (2) interior zipper access flat pockets, and a hanging mesh pouch. The bottom of the armor pocket provides a small discrete space, which perfectly accommodates their Mini-Vis Signal Panel (sold separately).
Interfacing the Draco HBP with the ACS Collar (sold separately) can be accomplished 2 ways: First, by simply threading the supplied shoulder straps through the ACS Collar, the operator can realize the benefits of a padded collar. Secondly, the HBP can interfaced with either a DTPC or MPAR/AKARv2 with their Side-Release Kit. Utilizing these options creates a near Outer Tactical Vest solution.
The Draco HBP is constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilizes made in the USA hardware and materials. Completely Made in the USA, and fully Berry Compliant. For more information on the Draco and other A-TACS Camo products from US Palm or, to purchase one online or find a dealer, visit them online at www.uspalm.com.
A true industry leader in the design development and creation of tactical gear utilized worldwide, US Palm creates innovative and functional gear designed with the end user in mind. Years of practical in-the-field experience goes into the design of each pack, bag or armor system the make. In this episode of A-TACS Camo SITREP, Jim Gilliland and Clint Hoover go over the features of several of their product offerings in the A-TACS AU Camo pattern.
US Palm is our Featured Manufacturing Partner of the week. Over this week, we will be featuring several of their product offerings in A-TACS AU Camo. First up, the Agile Combat System (ACS) Kit…
The Agile Combat System (ACS) Kit in A-TACS AU Camo
US PALM has developed an entire gear system around rapid plug-and-play mission driven adaptation. For those that push gear to its fullest potential, but find themselves in an ever-changing mission requirements or environments, The Agile Combat System, or ACS Kit for short, was designed for the end user.
“Things change, and you’re trained to adapt – your gear should too,” isn’t just a catchy marketing slogan, it was the mantra during the entire +18 months of R&D that went into the development of the ACS Kit. The ACS Kit strikes the ultimate balance between mission specific equipment and modularity.
At this time, the ACS family of components are comprised of 3 main platform options, the Desert Tracker Plate Carrier [DTPC], the AK Attack Rack, version 2 [AKAR v2] and the Multi-Platform Attack Rack [MPAR]. Dependent on the mission, the operator can choose the front platform first, then decide on hard attached sustainment back solutions, or not, and keep them removable. Plates, or no plates? Riding/Flying to the fight, adaptability is key – Even when mission requirements dictate walking in from a drop-off point 12 miles away. Needing to support multiple weapons platforms, no problem.
As an example: users can pair a Desert Tracker Plate Carrier with a Draco HBP, ACS Collar and ACS Side Release Kit, and have a full coverage hard-plate compatible rig with plenty of adaptability. Or, pair an MPAR with a Gryphon EDC, and by utilizing both components stock shoulder straps, this option offers the abilty to maintain a lower-profile, agile, dynamic environment Kit that still provides outstanding soft IIIa armor solutions front and back.
The ACS family of components were truly designed with the professional in mind. There is simply not another system that is as durable and adaptive as the US PALM Agile Combat System.
Features and options include…
-Desert Tracker Plate Carrier [DTPC]
-Multi-Platform Attack Rack [MPAR]
-AK Attack Rack, version 2 [AKARv2]
-ACS Hydro Tail –coming soon
-DTPC Rear Armor Panel [RAP] –coming soon
All of the ACS components are constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilize made in the USA hardware and materials, and are completely Made in the USA, and fully Berry Compliant. For more information on this system and other A-TACS Camo products from US Palm or, to purchase one online or find a dealer, visit them online at www.uspalm.com,
New from Tactical Performance Corp., The A-TACS LE Camo Plate Carrier and a wide assortment of Nylon Pouches are now available for pre-order. Cut from 1000D CORDURA This system is Molle Compatible and size adjustable with a Velcro front panel and front, back and side compartments for plates. Other features include a hidden drag handle on both the front and back of the rig. (Plate carrier and pouches available separately at www.store.tactical-performance.com)