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Made by Tactical Tailor over in America so be aware of import tax, shipping etc. if you’re buying direct.
Another product from across the Atlantic. But, ever since we started wearing MTP, we’ve been spoilt for choice when it comes to well-made Multicam pouches from over there. Tactical Tailor was established as a brand by one man, Logan Coffery, a veteran in 1998. Now look at what it’s become… Without tracking back through my orders, I can’t say how long I’ve had this pouch. Let’s just agree on the fact that it’s been a couple of years.
Again, it’s not been in constant use, but it has been out and about a fair bit. What exactly is an “Enhanced Admin Pouch?” I hear you ask. It’s a posh name for what we would call a Commanders Pouch. Only, this one has a removable map case/flap sheet Velcroed in it.
I have a rather neat “Sustainment Pack” – a dinky daysack that has a whole field of PALS just crying out to have extra crap ‘stitched’ on to it and, to my shame I did. One of the many pouches I attached was this one. After much “constructive criticism’” by that I really mean ridicule and piss taking, I stripped everything off of it.
I might succumb and re-fit it, might… No, best not go there again.
Made of 1000D it is available in a variety of flavours. The Multicam one has a Coyote Brown interior. Externally there are four rows and four columns of PALS front and back and two short Malice clips are supplied to secure it to your kit. The outermost columns are slightly wider than usual.
I can only assume this is to make the pouch look finished whilst allowing for any compatibility issues that may arise with misalignment of other manufacturers PALS and MOLLE. The front PALS has, as you can see in the photos, a loop field sewn onto the webbing. There are also two elastic loops on the base. A Cyalume fits nicely in there, as does a Thrym Cell Vault.
Internally there are enough elastic loops, both vertical and horizontal, to suit your every need. Inside on the back face is a sleeve divided in two which fits things like strobes or a cam compact. The sleeve on the inside front is large enough to hold your slate cards.
There is a paracord system around the inside edge to allow the pouch to either fully open or to form a “desk” if mounted on your front. As you’d expect from a renowned American company, it is very well made. All internal seams are bound, and all stress points bar tacked. The two-way zip is rather chunky but has no makers mark, so I can’t confirm what it is. Speaking of the zips, I replaced the Coyote Brown paracord with “Multicam” stuff purely for mild OCD reasons.
It is a well-made versatile commanders pouch which is more than up for the job. If, however, it breaks on you Taylor Ann Miller, the Customer Services Rep over at Tactical Tailor sent me the link to their warranty policy…
Simply put, if their product fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship, they will repair or replace it, free of charge, for the lifetime of the product.
Compact and versatile, I like the idea of having a removable map case/flap sheet. Tactical Tailor do a ‘Fight Light’ version as well. It’s 30% lighter, made of 500D Cordura, and has a fire-resistant lining. NB. Tactical Tailor no longer manufacture this pouch. There are, however, still plenty of them floating about as held stock with all the usual suspects.
I bought mine here… http://www.tactical-kit.co.uk/tactical-tailor-admin-pouch-enhanced-10094-7043-p.asp Which seems to be the only sensible priced source around.
• Cost – £££££: £37:95 ($49.00) , it’s not cheap, buy from a local dealer if you can find one.
• Value for money 1-5: 4, You get what you pay for. You can see the time and effort that went into making this. I don’t mind paying for that quality. I’m a firm believer that you get what you pay for, and I try to buy the best I can afford.
• Ease of use 1-5: 4, lots of places to organise your command kit with everything to hand.
• Construction 1-5: 5, It will take a lot of effort to break this, it’s pretty robust. I can’t fault it.
• Allyness 1-5: 4, just because it’s different from the norm.
This Kit Pest Review was written by Gorgeous Jim Shoebridge. Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any thoughts or comments related to this article then leave a comment!
Tactical Tailor’s Rapid Repositionable Pouch System (RRPS) serves a variety of needs and will attach to any hook and loop system. Designed to help organize packs, bags, or anything else lined with loop, these pouches can also be fixed onto the seat backs of vehicles to help organize mission essentials no matter where you are going.
Modeled after the Admin Pouch Enhanced (APE), the RRPS Admin Pouch Enhanced brings all the features you have come to know, but with a different attachment method. The back attachment is a solid panel of hook, which replaces the traditional MOLLE attachment system. This allows for a full, solid attachment to any loop system.
The inside of the pouch has all the same features you know and expect. Elastic loops, several pockets, and a removable fold out map pocket are all the same as the standard APE, allowing quick, easy, and organized access to your mission essential items. The adjustable cord allows the pouch to become a chest desk while the dual heavy-duty zippers keep things secure when not in use. Comes in two colors; Black and Coyote Brown. Great addition to the TT Low Vis Plate Carrier!
Measurements: 5″ tall x 8″ wide x 2″ deep