via Soldier Systems - HSP announced four new products today: The D3 Sling, D3 FlatPack, Incog Shadow and MP2 Rifle Mag Inserts. The announcement was also accompanied with a slick catalog, great photography and much fanfare.
Photos and discussion after the jump
The D3 Sling
Looks good to me...I've used a half dozen different slings at this point and haven't found one that I love. This one could be a winner.
The D3 FlatPack
I actually had some brief hands-on time with the FlatPack during a visit to the HSP showroom last month - they've had a prototype on display there for a little while. It's pretty small and, being made of 500D Cordura, quite lightweight - the HSP catalog has it weighing in at a mere 16 ounces.
The FlatPack will integrate with the D3CR chest rigs or any PALS/MOLLE surface big enough (plate carrier or backpack, for example). And, as you can see in the pictures, it can grow from a slim hydro carrier (HSP says a 1L bladder - so very low profile) into something with a bit more cargo space - the main compartment grows from 200 cubic inches to 600 cubic inches, and the lower admin pouch will expand from 50 to 100 cubic inches.
That's a pretty cool feature for a carrier mounted pack - most of the time, you'll just have water and some basics, but you can expand the pack out to carry more if needed. HSP claims it'll fit a helmet or one of their chest rigs, fully loaded.
The shoulder straps are lightweight and not ideal for carrying heavy loads, but the limited capacity kind of precludes carrying 50 pounds of stuff in this little pack.
Design is subdued enough to be discrete out and about, too.
The photo above doesn't do a particularly good job of showing the size - and it is really pretty small. If you have a D3CR, it's roughly the same footprint. HSP says max computer size is a 8x12, so roughly the height and width of a piece of paper. Here's a photo with some other gear to give you an idea of what you're looking at:
A light bearing version of the popular Incog holster, which is my current go-to when I wanna IWB my Glock 17. An excellent choice if you need to conceal a pistol with weapons light.
MP2 Rifle Mag Inserts
When I bought my D3CR, I'd read somewhere that ESSTAC's KYWI - kydex wedge inserts - would work in them, allow me to ditch the annoying bungee retention and run open top w/ kydex, as is my personal preference. Unfortunately, that turned out to not be the case - they most definitely did not fit well.
The MP2 inserts look to resolve the problem for not only the D3CR, but a host of other mag pouches as well - HSP lists Tactical Tailor, LBT, Mayflower, First Spear and others. The MP2s also look like they're a bit more refined and nicely finished than the DIY look of the KYWIs.
Count me in for at least four...of HSPs new products, I'm most excited about these.
So - any thoughts? If T-Blog was going to pick up one of these products for review, which would you vote for?