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Helium Whisper™ is a revolutionary design aspect – combining a single piece back panel with an ultra-light, extremely durable high performance laminate - drastically reducing the number of parts currently used on outdated MOLLE attachment backing. The Natick Snap system, the most common MOLLE attachment backing found on issue pouches, consists of 27 parts at roughly 84 grams or 3 ounces. Helium Whisper™ reduces just the backing down to 6 parts at almost half the weight of roughly 44 grams ( on a double M4 pouch).
The design of the stiffened straps is also inherently weak as the straps that hold the pouch on to a vest are separate pieces sewn on the pouch backing. It’s not common practice to drag a downed buddy or carry gear by the pouch but sometimes, it may be all that is available. The integrity of the pouch and possibly life itself is being held to the vest or pack is only as strong as the thread and inch of stitching. With Helium Whisper™ the attachment straps are integral to the pouch and not sewn on, eliminating the possibility of stitching failure.
The metal snaps on the traditional pouches can break or bend - a damage that is not easily repaired in the field. Metal is also hot, cold, sharp, and hard. Metal parts on gear or equipment pose a secondary fragmentation threat to the wearer or bystanders. With our Helium Whisper™ backing snaps are replaced by tucked under hook and loop – a tried and true method brought on by our Ten-Speed™ line.
Helium Whisper Ten-Speed pouch on the left, legacy Ten-Speed on the right Helium Whisper back on left, legacy Ten-Speed on the right
For more information, download the supplemental Helium Whisper Technology pamphlet here.