Grey Ghost Gear Lightweight Assault Gear
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
Grey Ghost Gear is a US based manufacturer of tactical gear that has been slowly but surely making a name for itself in the UK. I first came across the brand when a good friend of mine from Canada showed up at IWA 2014 sporting a rather nifty looking little day pack in PenCott GreenZone. He had already owned for a while and swore by the design and quality of construction, so when I saw that Tactical Kit had started to stock them it was a bit of a no-brainer to add one to the gear locker.
On their website Grey Ghost Gear tell us:“Grey Ghost Gear is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran owned manufacturer of Tactical Equipment for the individual operator. We remain relevant to the customer by being in constant contact with military front line users and first responders. Their feedback is the most important aspect in price point, gear design, and manufacturing.
We specialise in utilising new fabrics and emerging camouflage patterns to ensure that our customer is afforded cutting edge designs and construction. Grey Ghost Gear realizes that we have the best customers in the world, with the most important job in the world.”
Once again then the kit used by those at the sharp end has been made available for us to use, and the quality shows no compromise for the non-military user.
The Lightweight Assault Pack (LAP) has been created specially to meet real-world special operations’ weight requirements. It features a large main compartment as well as a side entry front pocket lined with loop material, modular webbing for attaching additional pouches and padded shoulder straps that stow away when not in use. Designed to attach directly to modular vests or larger packs the LAP comes with all the attachment hardware you need.
It has heavy-duty zips throughout, sternum strap, grab handle, loop material for patches and a 3L hydration pocket, while being 30% lighter than other comparable packs. It’s available in 500D Cordura Nylon or LiteLok Material dependant on the colour or camo pattern; 500D Cordura Nylon packs are available in Coyote Brown, MultiCam, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Kryptek Yeti, PenCott BadLands, PenCott GreenZone and LiteLok packs are available in MultiCam.
500D Cordura® Nylon is a strong abrasion-resistant lightweight fabric that will not show up in low-light environments, and it features a water resistant coating on the back side of the fabric and a water repellant on the face. LiteLok® Material is about 30% lighter than 500D Cordura® Nylon while still maintaining outstanding abrasion resistance. It has a double layer design that is less visible in low light environments and water resistant up to 127cm.
Coming in at the 20L capacity mark the LAP is the ideal size for daily use and given the quality of fabrics and construction the asking price of £84.95 seems very reasonable indeed. It’s a great little design to live with and I for one am looking forward to seeing a lot more from Grey Ghost Gear.
To pick up your own Lightweight Assault Pack and to check out other models in the range please pay a Ideal for daily use visit to www.tactical-kit.co.uke