Friday, July 13, 2012

MOLLE Vehicle Panel

Here is a nifty item I picked up a few years ago from It's genuine military contract overrun made by The Specialty Group, Inc. I've looked recently and this particular model doesn't appear to be available anymore. There are similar products available; like this one from Special Forces and this one from Original S.O.E.Gear. Smittybilt also has their G.E.A.R. line of MOLLE-compatible seat covers and vehicle accessories. It's nice to see some of the Military's better ideas making their way into the civilian arena. MOLLE is the shit. It bewilders me as to why the civilian marketplace hasn't caught onto it sooner.

This panel measures roughly 14 inches wide by 21 inches high. It attaches by means of 550 cord tied to the corners. It is intended to be tied to the back of the seat, but I use it on the front of the seat back since my car doesn't have a console. If I have a passenger, I can just untie the panel and toss it in the back. 

There is a total of nine rows of PALS webbing, with the top three rows having nine channels and the bottom six rows having six channels. The dump pouch is permanently attached. There is also a large slip pocket which closes with hook and loop. It is big enough to accomodate a few 8.5x11 spiral notebooks or magazines and catalogs or whatever.

As you can see, the dump pouch will easily hold a 1 liter Nalgene bottle or at least six 30 round M4 mags. The Maxpedition Fatty will also fit in there. I have added a Maxpedition Small TacTile and a Grimloc carabiner. Note also that a 12 inch crowbar fits nicely.

Here is a closer view with a Pentagon MOLLE Light and a pair of Blackhawk SOLAG gloves (the best gloves I've ever owned!)

Another configuration:

That's a USGI patch panel with a six round shotgun shell panel stuck to it, a Maxpedition Universal Flashlight/Baton Sheath, the Small TacTile and a Condor 4x 30rd mag pouch.
The possibilities are endless. This is one of the handiest pieces of gear I own. It greatly increases your car's storage capabilities and puts needed items within easy reach. Highly recommended.

Semper Paratus

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