Weighted trail running, just before the sun rises or as the sun is setting is one of the most releveling moments before/after a long day at work. This is how we like to do it.
The Beyond Clothing K2 Celeris Pullover provides enough warmth for the beginning of the run during (especially during those chilly mornings) without overheating throughout the entire duration of the activity. The material of this pullover wicks sweat away from the skin extremely effectively and the addition of the hood and long zipper allows for a bit of thermal regulation. There is a small zippered pocket on the sleeve, perfect for storing keys and cash.
Speaking of the zipper: it’s flat enough so that it doesn’t get pushed in the skin by the plate carrier. But if there is even a slim chance of this happening, the addition of the First Spear 10×12 Padded Plate Backer provides a good clearance to eliminates it. These plate backers are extremely comfortable and provide cushioning.
A minimalist slick plate carrier allows to apply a level 4 or level 5 if wind/rain protection on top. Made by FROG.PRO, this Defender Low Visibility Plate Carrier allows to have slick front while keeping some storage of essential items on the elastic cummerbunds. The [not] camo Black Multicam is discreet while keeping the tactical flare. An extremely comfortable system also scalable via the application of front panels. The shoulder straps are thin enough not to stand out when encountering fellow runners on the trail but still very comfortable. The plate pouches are well sized and provide enough adjustment to secure the plates and therefore avoid any unwanted movement during exercise.
The loop field in the front and rear is ideal for applying a signaling light, especially for country roads. In this instance we have applied a Unity Tactical SPARK marking light.
Also from First Spear are the moisture wicking performance briefs an essential piece of clothing as the hot summer gets closer.
The training plates are the Team Wendy ESAPI non-ballistic training plates and come in the size of 8.75” x 11.75” with a weight of 5 lbs each. These are ideal if in the area you are exercising are not allowed to wear ballistic plates. The multicurve design makes the extremely comfortable, especially to those steel single curve (or even worse: flat) plates.
Oakley SI Speed Jackets provide protection to bugs and branches. The low profile of this model is ideal for high intensity use while still offering a decent protection to the eye. It’s better to be called nerds than become cyclops on a run.
The Princeton Tec Remix Pro our favorite headlamp for trail running because of its 300 Lumen white light and its low signature red light. The Streamlight ProTac 1L-AA is a very light weight but powerful enough handheld flashlight, particularly suited for a trail run.
The use of modular tactical load bearing belts has consistently grown in the past decade. The influence of special operations in tactical training and shooting techniques has brought a very versatile tool in the hands of many users. What is typically referred to as “first line” is, in fact, the primary layer on top of which the users equips himself. This terminology has been applied to professions in which there is a multi-level approach to equipment. In almost all cases the first line is the first to be applied before heading out of the door and the last to be taken off. Different professions require a multi line system for different purposes: Law Enforcement usually add a second-line (chest rig/PC) for special purposes while using the first line (belt) as the main source, on the other hand we usually see the opposite with military applications, in which the belt mounted equipment is a backup for the plate carrier. There are exceptions to this in both professions, for example we see often the positioning of the magazine designated for speed/emergency reloads placed on the belt at the 9 o’clock.
Sea Dragon Plate Carrier
The Sea Dragon plate carrier designed for divers and for maritime operations.
Retrofit Quick Release Cummerbunds for LC-Hagakure
New Iteration of LC-Kusazuri Belt Cover-MD
The addition of a silicon strip provides retention and grip on clothing and equipment. This addition renders rainy shooting session while wearing a hardshell much more comfortable and efficient.
New line of pouches
Top Row (left to right):
– Pistol-1-VF, single
– General Purpose-VF
– Multi-1-EOT, single
– Pistol-SMG-1-EOT, single
Bottom Row (left to right):
– Multi-1-Pistol-VF, single
– Multi-1-General Purpose-VF, single
– Multi-2-EOT, single
– Multi-1-Pistol-EOT, single
New functional packaging from FROG.PRO
Laser-Cut organizer for gear storing and heavy duty zip locked bag.
ADEFT URBANICA P/01
An EDC – Commuter proposal from FROG.PRO that incorporates some of the features of the tactical and military lines into a more design-based bag.
The interior provides organizational capabilities via a Laser Cut panel and is protected by waterproof zippers. The outer portion offers a multitude of attachment options via the signature FROG.PRO laser cut pattern and utilizes a very clever material for providing a subtle and low-key look, without compromising the safety of the commuter (possibly on a bike).
The ADEFT URBANICA features a QR buckle for easy access and release.
FROG.PRO produces some of the finest tactical products found today on the market. It is extremely rare to find a company with a comparable level of attention to detail: both in manufacturing processes and in materials. From the stitching to the innovative fabrics and hardware their products are a work of art designed truly to enhance the performance of the operator.
FROG.PRO has developed a new PALS system cut that enhances the mechanical properties, both strength and abrasion resistance, without compromising the overall weight of the package. This system revolves around the implementation of the LAHYCO® fabric, which consists of a composite of Hypalon® and 500D Cordura®.
The proprietary FROG.PRO LC (Laser Cut) is compatible with standard MOLLE attachments but performs at its best with the Whiskey Two Four (WTFix) straps.
Easy Access Backpack
The easy access backpack is designed to provide each operator the ability to access its own gear without dismounting the whole kit. For many years we have seen on the battlefields and on the ranges the use assault backpacks in conjunction with plate carriers and chest rigs. This method created inefficiency in the operator’s movement due to the overlap of the straps of each piece of kit. The industry then moved to a new standard, the fixed assault backpack mounted with MOLLE/PALS on the back panel of the plate carrier, this of course changed the dynamics since the operator was unable to reach and utilize the equipment mounted on his back.
The FROG.PRO Easy Access Backpack is designed to allow the operator to secure the pack without the overlap of straps (especially in the area in which the long weapon is shouldered).
The pack features a bungee cord internal retention system and a loop Velcro® panel deigned for securing mags, frags, flashbangs, or M18 smoke. The ingenious and innovative design of the zippers allow the operator to access to the content of the bag both from one side and the other. When the bag is deployed in the front of the operator the whole system is turned upside-down, hence the users need two opposite points of access.
This full-size plate carrier provides the comfort and modularity needed for longer missions. The laser cut PALS system delivers a mission-configurable package without compromising the lightweight of the plate carrier, two key features for prolonged use.
The straps are secured with hook and loop directly to the shoulder straps of the plate carrier so there is no extra padding needed, keeping a very low profile. It is then possible to customize the position of the pivoting point in any area along the shoulder strap of the plate carrier, providing an extremely high degree of customization, even in the field.
The versatile nature of the Easy Access Backpack allows the operator to utilize it an extra support of equipment during a mission or as a site exploitation bag.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/easy-access-backpack/
LC-Hagakure Plate Carrier
The LC Hagakure full kit features:
- LC-Hagakure, front and back parts
- LC-QR Kangaroo Cummerbunds
- LC-Front Kangaroo Pouch
- EOT-Inserts, LC-Hakagure kit
- LC-MZBP (Modular Zippered BackPanel)
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/lc-hagakure/
LC-Hagakure Front and Back Panels
FROG.PRO also makes the front and back panels only so that the users is able to configure the cummerbund option tailored to its needs and requirements.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/lc-hagakure-front-back-parts/
LC-AWPC stands for Laser Cut – Air Warrior Plate Carrier and it is designed mainly for low-profile applications. Made with the same materials (LAYHCO®) and manufacturing techniques and processes of the bigger plate carriers, it is designed to provide flexibility and to allow the user to adapt in a quick-changing environment while keeping a very light footprint. The ability to quickly attach a chest rig allows to change the mission profile from covert to overt in a metter of seconds.
For more info please visit: https://www.frogpro.it/product/lc-awpc/
Carrying a full size trauma kit in a highly populated urban environment is very challenging but the SFD-Responder is a very discreet solution for carrying medical equipment on a daily basis. Its placement on the ankle provides great versatility and takes advantage of an area of the body that is not usually utilized (except for ankle holster for backup pistols) and most times is easier to conceal.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/sfd-responder/
COBRA Range Belt and LC-Kusazuri Sleeve
The COBRA Range Belt is designed to be a multi-functional belt system, it utilizes an Inner-belt to pass through the belt loops of the pants and attaches via hook and loop. The belt features a Cobra buckle with a D-Ring and can be used in conjunction with a lanyard for personal retention.
The newest version of the COBRA Range Belt features the option of the Laser Cut Loops embedded within the range belt itself. For a much more complete package of attachment options, FROG.PRO has designed the LC-Kusazuri Belt Cover, which features a much more stable option for MOLLE mounted pouches. The Kusazuri Belt Cover also features side openings for better integrating drop-leg systems or belt mounted holsters.
For more info on the belt system please visit:
Inner Belt: frogpro.it/product/trouser-inner-belt/
COBRA Range Belt: frogpro.it/product/cobra-range-belt/
Kusazuri Belt Cover: frogpro.it/product/lc-kusazuri-belt-cover-md/
Long Range/Sniper Pack
This pack is the emblem of a modern modular design. Everything on this pack is customizable and user-configurable. Due to the “double layer” design, there are two main areas in which it is possible to store and organize gear. The outer layer consists of two panels with a laser-cut PALS interface that are divided by a zipper, which allows to gain access to the inner (and more protected layer). Also the inner layer is user-configurable via laser-cut PALS webbing. In order to maximize the real estate of the system on top of the zipper is located a retention system designed to secure a tripod (or possibly a long gun).
LC-14CR-SF Sniper Chest Rig
The sniper chest rig is a larger size chest rig (14 columns of PALS attachment) that is designed with the sniper and marksman role in mind. The key features of the chest rig revolve around the unusual and uncomfortable positions in which operators with these roles find themselves in.
The front zipper allows to split-open the rig and therefore to get closer to the ground (and more comfortably) in the prone position.
The unique design with the PALS sections purposely misaligned and the contoured architecture allows the chest rig to fit the user anatomically, and therefore to comfortably carry heavier loads.
Since this chest rig is likely going to be utilized in RECCE/patrol applications (quite possibly in conjunction with large pack), the 14 columns of misaligned PALS allow to carry ammo, radios, med kits and range estimation/nav gear, without impeding the bio-mechanics of the operator, in a position in which are readily available.