It’s safe to say I’m firmly in love with C2R kit. After sampling their wares with a cheeky single mag pouch purchase, ordered from AM-Tactical, I decided to go with C2R’s triple as well.
Just to recap as I think this is important: C2R is a British tactical nylon manufacturer, based in the same region of the UK as a certain Regiment. What’s more, C2R kit is entirely made in the UK. If the UK’s Ministry of Defence had a Berry Amendment, this stuff would be at the very top of the right list.
Why? Because C2R supports skilled British nylon artisans and because the materials used are genuine, branded and top notch; because their use of materials is cutting edge and their designs are robust and fit for purpose.
However, their items are priced firmly at the higher end of the market. This is not high volume, outsourced, economy kit.
AM-Tactical’s order processing was as fast, friendly and efficient as usual. A PM, a PayPal payment and all done. C2R’s product line was hand picked by AM-Tactical’s Mike and Ash (Perr_Mike and Frosty) to offer something different to the market; something that is also backed by hard, In The Wild use.
Though C2R enjoys supply links with the MOD, it’s Mike and Ash who have been motivated by its quality and pedigree in offering it for retail. They’ve stepped up, and that deserves to be commended.
On to the Triple. I’m still buzzing after opening the package, about five hours ago. The unit has three pockets, each of which holds one 556 mag. It’s mainly composed of 500D and very, very nice.
Tactile bar-shaped object embedded in flap-end as a reference point. Also adds a small amount of ballast, to help the flap close on its own after a mag has been drawn.
The flaps are removable to allow the pouches to be used as open top shingles. It also means the flaps are adjustable.
Notice the Velcro field extends upwards – a good way beyond the lip of the pouch. You can grab this to open the pouch mouth when inserting mags, if required.
The left pocket is shown in shingle mode, below. The flap has been removed and the front Velcro field tucked back into the pouch.
Interior of pouch, shown with front Velcro field tucked inside. Note strip of Multicam tape through which removable flap is fed for attachment to pouch. Also note additional Velcro field, beyond the tape, upon which the removable flap can be secured.
At the back, the attachment system is made of webbing which is a good deal lighter than the standard.
Strong, neat and straight stitching. C2R is unafraid to spend time (and twine) reinforcing the appropriate areas with bar tacks.
View from above. It’s a low profile item.
The rubberized C2R logo is a nice detail.
Needless to say, I’ll be ordering more C2R pouches.