What is the difference between Airborne Webbing vs Advanced Airborne Webbing?
What’s airborne about the Airborne Webbing that is retailed everywhere and is there anything special about it? The origin comes from the favouritism that was placed upon this kind of kit by the Parachute Regiment.
The pouches are stitched onto a jointed hip pad using closed cell foam to pad and protect the operator, promoting stability and comfort, the pouches are stitched as close as they can be together so the fit is perfect.
For these set’s, all you will pay is from £89.99, yes, that’s it, no more and no less, military grade products made to military spec from military grade materials, you won’t need anything purchased seperately, everything you need is ready go, all sets come with a MOLLE loop for an optional bayonet and a yoke included!
So here we go! What is the difference between Airborne Webbing vs Advanced Airborne Webbing!?
Standard Airborne Webbing: 2 sets of double ammo pouches and 3/4 utility pouches, nice and simple, featuring a multi-tool pouch on one end of the belt and a FFD pouch on the other!
Advanced Airborne Webbing: 1 set of double ammo pouches, 3/4 utility pouch and in place of the right hand ammo pouch is a converted commanders pouch which can function either as an ammo pouch, utility and can also store LMG boxes, the commanders pouch also features a map window in the lid which can be handy for platoon sergeants or platoon commanders.
It’s a solid seller and thanks to our outsourcing it is soon going to be available in a wide range of flavours and comes complete with a yoke for a full set up, we will be aiming to have it available in the following
- Classic MTP Airborne Webbing – For those wanting the classic configuration and ready for use with any issued or purchased 3rd party yoke
- MTP – For those in the UK Armed Forces for wanting an ever closer match to their issued kit than Multicam
- Multicam – For those wanting whom favour Multicam kit
- Multicam Arid – For those venturing into desert and arid environments
- Multicam Tropical – Some people need an option for venturing in to the hot and tropical? Here you go!
- Multicam Alpine – The Royal Marines are the UK’s specially trained option for venturing into arctic or cold weather environments
- Multicam Black – The ultimate night cam for use with special ops flavoured stuff
All belt kits are IRR, durable water repellant and made from tough hard wearing cordura.
With further refinements the webbing sets themselves taken effort to outsource only the best materials available from the hardwearing 1000D infra-red reflective fabric to the tough ITW nexus buckles used to close the pouches, it was a hard choice to select for a buckle between a roll pin and a Cobra style but it was decided that the Cobra quick release would give solid familiarity to the general user, although in the future we may decide to offer some in roll pin.
The utility pouches themselves feature storm hoods to further keep the contents dry and the ammo pouches are PVC lined to protect your ammo magazines, the storm hood feature was chosen to ensure that things which are stored such as luxury items like Jet Boil and essentials like food and survival kits are also protected, and in case liquid does get into them their are drainage eyelets at the bottom to release any liquid should it become stored up.
Their are alot of different brands out there such as Jay Jay’s, Dragon Supplies, Maurader, Web-Tex, Kombat etc and whilste some are expensive and high quality some are cheap and utter crap, it depends what your buying? Are you a serious soldier wanting something hard wearing guarenteed to last? Than you definately don’t want something cheaply made but no one is a millionaire in the Army for sure.
We aim to bring reasonable priced but high quality kit to the market and the start of this is with our belt kits complete with yokes as well as the flagship bergen we further feature, from February of 2020 onwards more and more articles will be coming forth and released into the general shopping outlets such as Amazon, eBay and our retail site, and we will gather customer feedback to see what they like and what could do with improvements in the overall systems themselves.
The traditional belt kit was always a solid favourite for those in the Armed Forces and the next evolution was simply to make it more comfortable to wear, carrying all you need to survive for 24 hours at the least and these belt kits do exactly that, further refinements will see the ability to mount radio pouches and conversions, our designer and manufacturer is already putting forward new idea including patrol packs and with plenty of stock on the way in production we won’t be caught short handed although expect high demand for the price we’re selling it at!
Airborne webbing isn’t exclusive to the Parachute Regiment, it’s a solid option for anyone in the Infantry regardless of their role and those in the support role as well.
The 6 options on display aren’t exclusive and we can outsource fabric in any colour you need, simply contact for further info!
We guarentee full satisfaction of a 100% money back guarentee, no quibble or argument, we may ask if there was an issue but that’s just about it! So look forward to 2020 and the new range of products coming from Pilgrim Systems, with webbing just being the start!