Tactical-Kit sent over one of Blue Force Gear‘s limited edition Ranger Green Ten-Speed pouches for me to check out; available here. This one is the M4 triple.

In terms of colour, BFG’s Ranger Green (RG) is on the grey side, which will please a lot of people. Here’s how it looks against an RG Arc’teryx LEAF Atom LT Gen 2 (pre-2019 version):

Blue Force Gear’s Ten-Speed pouches are characterised by their heavy duty elastic.

When empty, the elastic lies flat and discrete – adding little bulk or snag hazard.

Even when full, clever and minimalistic use of materials means that there’s little stand-off between what you’re carrying via Ten-Speed and the platform you’re wearing.

While attempting to reindex mags one-handed isn’t their best use, Ten-Speed pouches are adept at consuming and retaining both regular and irregularly shaped items.

For me, replacing a magazine is a two-handed job, but once reinserted the retention is excellent. And, with no need for bungees or kydex, drawing a mag is smooth and easy.

Users will notice after a while that the elastic becomes worn and loses its colour in areas which are regularly under tension from angular objects. That’s completely normal and during the life of the pouch the retention does deplete; but it isn’t catastrophic. The pouch itself will wear through before it loses all of its grip.

Irregularly shaped objects are easily stowed and M4 mag size pouches are pretty versatile – although other sizes are available. The number of pouches available per unit varies from one to three IIRC.

The backing of modern Ten-Speed pouches comes in the form of Blue Force Gear’s dependable, PALS-compatible Helium Whisper.

Composed of a proprietary laser cut laminate called UltraComp, it’s extremely light, making Ten-Speed some of the lightest pouches out there. Ten-Speed does pre-date Helium Whisper however, so there are still some old gen units around with the older PALS backing. These are still super light.

Readers may also be interested in reading about BFG’s new Stackable Tenspeed M4 Mag Pouch, which is what I’m currently using.

My review of that is here.

You can also read The Geardo Crow’s view here (also recommended).

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