Esstac Large GP pouch

April 26, 2011

Esstac(Essential Tactical) is a small manufacture of nylon gear ranging from pouches to chest rigs. Esstac has a unique way of producing its products which sets them apart from many of the companies out there.This particular pouch 9 inches tall and 7 inches wide and 3 inches thick.

The pouch is made from 2 layers of 1000D Cordura. While this pouch isn’t the lightest pouch it is extremely durable. Just by picking it up you can notice the difference in weight and thickness. This pouch has a beefy feel to it. You can see that while the outside of the pouch is coyote brown the inside is lined with another layer of Olive Drab Cordura. The edges are bound to prevent fraying. Everything is double stitched. There are 2 drainage grommets on the bottom of the pouch.

The zippers Esstac uses are made by a company called Lenzip. They are locking zippers which is unique to these kinds of pouches. The zippers cannot move unless pulled via the metal tabs. These locking zippers keep the pouch from getting snagged on and opening. The only issue I have with the zipper are the metal tabs, they are somewhat noisy and can become annoying. I recommend just cutting of the metal tabs and replacing them with 550 cord.

This GP pouch has PALS webbing on the back. You need to use a separate attachment system to attach this to gear. I only recommend usingĀ  long MALICE clips from Tactical Tailor, they work better than all the other attachment systems out there.

 

This is a quality GP pouch that can hold quite a bit of stuff. You may be able to fit one of those kangaroo hydration bladders inside. Esstac also produces smaller as well as larger pouches to suit whatever your needs may be. Esstac produces their products in ACU, Black, Coyote Brown, Olive Drab and Multicam. They can be purchased directly from Esstac or from SKD Tactical for 25$(Multicam is extra). The MALICE clips can be bought from Tactical Tailor or you can add them to your order if you buy from SKD Tactical. Remember to get the long MALICE clips.

 

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