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Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Grape Ape, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Monkey+

    I was just wondering, it this a military thing or just some trendy new gimmick.
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The military switched over to MOLLE years ago. The old ALICE style kit is considered garbage.
  3. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    I have two MOLLE packs and they are extremely versatile. Plus it reinforces the pack.
  4. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    With the old ALICE packs you toss stuff in, you sort through to find that item you need most likely at the bottom of your pack. To me it was just an olive drab backpack with metal clips to hold your gear on, and those clips were likely to get bent and unusable.

    The MOLLE (MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) gives easier access to your gear because of the versatility of pouches that you can get for it. Also it uses a cloth type weaving method with a snap button to secure itself to your body armor, tactical vest, rucksack or assault pack.

    Will take the MOLLE over the ALICE any day. Then that's just me and my random thoughts on things.
  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    An "Alice" what? And who is this "MOLE" guy anyways?
    See what happens when you get old?
    S'ok, way back when, we had "blousing rubbers" try that that one!
  6. CoverBuster

    CoverBuster Monkey+

    But works fine for those on a budget or trying to outfit a MAG , have extra kit around for those that dont .
  7. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    And we still do!

    I can only think of 1 or 2 that actually use them ;)

    MOLLE is better- no more issues with ALICE clips opening up and falling off. No more metal rattle or tie-down SOPs.

    MOLLE does come in a bit heavier for the extra webbing. Worth it IMHO.
  8. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Monkey++

    I still have some of those blousing rubbers! (y)
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