December 31, 2019 at 9:04 pm #134539deadtreeParticipant
Looking for a good OD Molle Buttpack. Can’t be probably more than 10″ wide but I’ll take all suggestions. Seems like the market is very low on dedicated options, a large utility pouch might suffice.
December 31, 2019 at 10:27 pm #134546
The closest to the original USGI Butt Pack is the Mayflower Jungle Butt Pack by Velocity Systems.
The Mayflower Jungle Butt Pack is designed around the amount and type of equipment usually needed for long duration jungle patrolling. The Butt Pack is sized to carry a Basha (aka poncho – with bungees, line and stakes), broken down 24hr ration pack or MREs, canteens, light jacket, light sleeping bag, survival items or whatever else the mission requires. The Jungle Butt Pack is H9” x W8.5” x D6” and made of 500D Cordura. All materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA.
A scree collar
Helium Whisper attachment system (zero water absorbance)
Large diameter drain holes
Top mounted d-rings
¾ ” ITW Fastex fasteners
Loop Velcro for visual identification aids
Webbing straps for attaching equipment externally
Webbing on the sides for attaching additional PALs/Molle pouches
Each Jungle Butt Pack takes 4 belt columns
Dimensions: H9” x W8.5” x D6”
100% Made In The USA
Blue Force Gear has a Large Utility Pouch on sale for $47.97.
The Large Utility Pouch is a lightweight MOLLE-compatible general purpose pouch that boasts massive storage capacity – holding up to 9 M4 magazines. Pattern matched dust resistant zippers protect the contents.
Up to 9 M4 magazines
Larger items, general purpose items
Stripped down MREs
2.5″ x 9″ x 8″
6 x 4 MOLLE field required
CORDURA® ballistic nylon
MOLLE compatible Helium Whisper® attachment system
ULTRAcomp™ high performance laminate
Pattern matched zippers with ZipLine molded rubber pull tabs
The Mayflower Jungle Butt Pack would be better if your looking for a modern “old school” jungle loadout.
The Large Utility Pouch would be better if you want a more streamlined close to your body, but still have good capacity.
Just my thoughts, just remember it’s easy to get too loaded down.
January 1, 2020 at 5:57 am #134579deadtreeParticipant
That Velocity Systems is EXACTLY what I’m looking for, ordering now. Thanks Joe!
April 8, 2020 at 11:29 pm #145515gunloveParticipant
I read a bunch of your reviews on here requiring LBE jungle rigs. Thanks great info!
How often does Mayflower Velocity restock and change colors? They are sold our pretty much everywhere.
April 8, 2020 at 11:51 pm #145516AnonymousInactive
…I hate to sound like a dummy but what exactly do you store in a buttpack? I had one briefly when I was overseas but never found much use for it.
April 9, 2020 at 12:23 am #145517
How often does Mayflower Velocity restock and change colors?
It had plenty of availability before this latest panic. Given the current supply issues and stay at home issues, I really don’t know.
Technically most of the gear manufacturers fall under “essential” category, but given this is a speciality item with no major jungle hotspots it maybe awhile, but that’s speculation.
…I hate to sound like a dummy but what exactly do you store in a buttpack?
Think minimalist sustainment pouch, essentially a alternative to a daypack which stays with you when you drop your Rucksack.
April 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm #145557gunloveParticipant
Thanks, good to know they are not some new age instagram limited drop type thing.
In the case of the old school overstuffable type, which draw string and flap, it’s a great expandable sustainment pouch -> small pack. Drop ruck, pull out mission essential supplies, shove into limp buttpack CM.
In the age of body armor and vehicular ops, these are not so common or useful.
July 4, 2020 at 8:48 am #150294michaeltqsParticipant
July 4, 2020 at 9:34 am #150296
For some reason I cant get that picture to post here but Ive heard good things about the manufacturer T3.
That’s essentially a copy of Eagle Industries discontinued Recon Butt Pack.
There are potential problems with using the your belt gear as a shelf for pack/ruck, but if someone wanted to give it a try purchasing one off eBay would save a lot. Seen these for as low as $30.
There were two generations, one for ALICE and one for MOLLE.
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July 5, 2020 at 10:50 am #150362michaeltqsParticipant
Thank you. I try to stay away from “Elks Ass Brown” but some shake and shoot will make it more green than brown. Got one OTW now for my franken rig.
July 5, 2020 at 12:38 pm #150368wheelseeParticipant
Similar to but a more “robust” configuration is from JayJays in the UK (Max has done a review on) – https://www.jayjaysbrecon.co.uk/gen-4-commanders-multicam-webbing-c2x30599907
I have found this setup to be multifunctional – having used it for MVT classes, hunting, hiking, etc. I just swap out equipment in the pouches. Consider getting both types of suspenders – thin ones for wearing PC over, and thicker ones for heavier loads.
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