Haley Strategic D3CRM Micro Chest Rig
When we look at prepping and gear on a large scale, the cost can be overwhelming. One of the easiest ways to cut some of these costs is to purchase items that can be used in multiple areas and situations.
In almost any situation, no matter what you are doing, you always have to carry tools or gear. Over the years, I have found that a chest rig can be a great way to carry items that you need to access quickly. The advantage of running a chest rig over a backpack, is that you don’t have to take it off to reach items, like you have to with a backpack.
Now chest rigs have always had a direct connection with military use and firearms. We see pictures of Special Force guys running around with rigs loaded with rifle magazines and grenades, but the versatility of a chest rig can go way further than that.
I have been a fan of Haley Strategic gear for a long time, and their latest D3CRM Micro Chest Rig is hands down my favorite. The modularity of this chest rig, and its smaller overall footprint make it a fantastic option for a wide range of tasks.
I have used the Micro chest rig as an easy quick way to carry more essentials. I have used it in survival training classes to carry a radio, spare tools and additional medical equipment. I even keep one next to my bed ready with gear needed for a neighborhood patrol. I know that sounds crazy, but just last week around 9pm, all the power went out in my neighborhood, so I put my chest rig on, and because it is small enough to fit under a button-down shirt I didn’t draw any attention to myself. It was great to have a larger flashlight and gloves and a few other tools on hand, in case I needed them.
The Haley Strategic Micro Chest rig, has been designed to be completely adaptive to any mission. The new multi-mission inserts allow the operator to run any configuration of magazine by simply swapping out the insert for another via Velcro. You can also run the main compartment without an insert to make a storage area for larger items.
The Micro design is small, but packs a lot with redesigned storage capabilities and still works seamlessly with D3CR accessories like our other chest rigs. The addition of two side-mounted Multi-Mission pouches allows the rig to be more streamlined and carry mission essentials where they count. The full field of Velcro allows the rig to be outfitted with the latest D3CR accessories as well as assist in the full contact connection with plate carriers. If you feel you need more carrying capacity, you can always attach the optional Multi-Mission hanger to your Micro chest rig. This gives you a zippered pocket to hold more gear or smaller items.
The mag inserts can carry spare magazines for pretty much any rifle and you can fill the side pockets with pistol mags for a more serious situation. You can also go to the other extreme and use the Micro chest rig to carry a basic survival kit for a great hike in the woods with your friends or family.
The Micro chest rig, along with the other Haley Strategic rigs, can be attached to many plate carriers on the market with an integrated Swift clip system. They also have a line of backpacks that you can hook the chest rigs to.