VIRTUS Trial Webbing

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    sobota
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    VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by sobota on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:04 pm

    My eye was drawn to the genuine MTP webbing material on this belt kit, that's the only thing that made me look twice at it. I thought it could be a good investment to sell on or might be a comfier hip pad to use on my own webbing. I couldn't put my finger on a brand, I thought maybe Dixies Corner or JayJays, as I know the materials they use and the quality of their workmanship, so I took a punt, made the guy a cheeky offer and he took it.

    When it arrived and I looked at it with my trained kit nerd eye, I decided that i might be keeping it for a little while yet!



    In the hunt for a makers mark or label i discovered these and became quite excited...





    Different pouches, different labels, different materials, same belt kit!

    it appears that the yoke and hip pad have had labels removed, i cant find any marks on the other pouches though.

    The label on the smoke pouch confirmed to me that the entire belt kit is one complete set. Every individual item has 'D(number)' written on it, linking them all, and then they are all made from the same off tinge green/tan webbing material.

    In all there is:

    yoke
    hip pad
    double mag pouch
    dump pouch
    2 x utilities
    water bottle pouch
    med pouch with insert
    smoke pouch
    belt with cobra buckle

    Looking at it now with Virtus in mind i can see how all the pouches conform to this new 'fight light' method thats being instilled across the board, theres no heavy PVC lining to the pouches which means they can all be flattened or rolled way when not in use.

    Interior of waterbottle pouch, two slots for puritabs and KFS.



    I still cant quite pin down a particular manufacturer, the materials are somewhat inconsistent, for example different colour mesh on the yoke and interior of hip pad, and there's a mix of standard tan ITW nexus clips and olive drab YKK ladder locks.

    Its definitely not CQC, but BCB perhaps? All I know about Company D is that they don't appear to have a slashing policy!

    LeeKitchen1975
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:16 am

    Good find George! I was offered a Virtus Daysack and Hydration Bladder...turned it down as they were asking for quite a bit of money for them! Good catch though, hat off to you my friend! Smile

    James K
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by James K on Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:39 pm

    The company with the contract Source, doesn't make the gear themselves. They outsource and webbing comes from China, Vietnam, Malaysia among others. Not matter how good the kit is (it does look nice) it's a shame that CQC or another British company couldn't be awarded the contract or included in the supply. Nice find

    Raptor
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by Raptor on Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:04 pm

    It would be nice to know how many variants they went through before deciding on the current issue kit.Or perhaps the PECOC webbing laid the groundwork.

    PS: Its driving me mad trying to figure out from the limited pics out there how the VIRTUS daysack integrates with the bergen.Does anybody know how?

    sobota
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by sobota on Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:47 pm

    Some pictures i found on the web, i can sadly take no credit. Note the VIRTUS helmet also in its cradle.






    merlin_para
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by merlin_para on Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:08 pm

    its all going on issue this month to the grenadier guards all of it

    LeeKitchen1975
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:42 pm

    Looks complicated!

    Raptor
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    Re: VIRTUS Trial Webbing

    Post by Raptor on Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:25 pm

    You absolute beaut Sobota!! Very Happy
    Looks to me like their is a helmet cradle on the daysack as well as the bergen.Or am I looking at it wrong?

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