Cutting around camp, travelling, going on classroom based courses or even being used as the duty BOO/BOS daysack are all tasks that the likes of the Camelbak Motherlode are all used for but are a long way from designed for. The PlatyPlus leans the other way, with loads of internal features to make in-camp admin easier, but still retaining the toughness needed to chuck 1000 rounds of link into it and tab up the nearest high feature in an emergency.
Night vision systems are by far and away one of the most expensive responsibilities an infantry soldier will be entrusted with on a regular basis, and the advantages they provide you can be the difference between dominating an enemy and being caught in a fair fight, somewhere you do not want to be. Despite both of these facts however the humble NVG is something that is often neglected both by the Army, and the soliders carrying them.
Where to start with this one? Well to get a good idea of the background of these pants I recommend you first take a read of my write ups on the Mk2 and Mk3 Tac Dax and see the foundations on which the V4s have been built. Before we start I would also like to … Continue reading Platatac Tac Dax V4 Review
This is one of those items I wanted for years, but could never justify owning. I’ve always liked the helmet pack/Yote style of daysack and started where many of us Brits tend to do; with a Warrior Ass Systems helmet pack. I didn’t have it long though, and got rid of it while in basic … Continue reading Platatac Bullock Echo Mk.3 Review
Background British squaddies are obsessed with ally kit, and there is an unofficial list of kit to buy to establish yourself as an ally SF Geoff in the platoon. This list includes items like claymore bags, tailored bergens, and the ubiquitous “SAS Smock”. This last item is somewhat controversial, as the units who arguably need … Continue reading Platatac Badger Smock Review
If you think of the term “combat pants”, you might automatically picture a pair of trousers made by Crye Precision. This isn’t without good reason, since the early 2000’s Crye have led the market for over-engineered uniforms. With this success comes the Apple effect, where charging extortionate amounts of money for your label becomes acceptable … Continue reading Platatac Tac Dax Mk3 Review
So what makes the Platatac LW Silks Smock any different? In short, just about all the features I didn’t like in the Crye Windliner, and the one that I did.
Every tactical gear company have their own "flagship" product. This may not necessarily be their most popular product, but the one they are known for across the industry. For example HSGI and their 'Taco' pouches, C2R with the 'TacPad' and in my opinion Platatac's chest rigs. The running theme throughout Plat's line is the focus … Continue reading Plat-Off: Peacekeeper vs. VM
My love for the Platatac Peacekeeper started in 2017, bored stiff in South Sudan and scrolling endlessly on social media. The guys from Stirling airsoft’s Sabre callsign had been wearing them for a while and had uploaded lots (and I mean lots) of photos displaying the Peacekeeper in a variety of “ally” situations and aiding … Continue reading Platatac Peacekeeper Mk.4 M81
I've been after a pair of these for a very long time after a couple of my friends ranted and raved about how they were so much better than the Crye equivalent, and for the last couple of years I've been bouncing around between pairs of G3's, AC's and fields of all colours and sizes, … Continue reading Platatac Special Projects Tac Dax Mk.2