What is this Helium Whisper?

I know someone here knows more about this.

http://soldiersystems.net/2011...-a-better-mousetrap/


BFG Announces a Better Mousetrap
For years Blue Force Gear, In. has quietly provided lightweight load carriage solutions to some of America’s most elite warriors. Now, they have managed to out-design even themselves.

Blue Force Gear has responded to the call of the American Warfighter to create the lightest, most durable, and lowest profile load carriage system available. The military continuously demands ever increasing reductions in the weight that our Warfighters carry. Blue Force Gear has answered this call by slicing the weight of issued kit by as much as 50 percent without compromising performance and yet increasing effectiveness.

Their answer is the use of unique materials coupled with cutting edge construction techniques. To create this new line, Blue Force Gear combined their designs with an extremely light and durable material that is cut and marked out of a single piece, in one operation. Besides being extremely lightweight, this patent pending process eliminates strap alignment, closure alignment, and webbing spacing issues that have plagued previous versions of the MOLLE attachment system.

Under project title Helium Whisper, this new line is the culmination of a 3 year quest to provide our Warriors with the lightest, most durable, and most technologically advanced equipment possible. With multiple patents pending and proprietary construction techniques Blue Force Gear’s new line is poised to improve the safety, comfort, and effectiveness of the US Warfighter.

I have been briefed on this new technology and hope to unveil some photography very soon. Anyone in Virginia Beach this week should be sure to check it out.

Finally, Blue Force Gear wanted me to point out that they are willing to discuss licensing of this new patent pending technology. Feel free to contact them if you are interested.
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The "innovation" is on the PALS mounting, which will be die cut hypalon or equivalent. Others have done similar to economize on production (Spec ops Brand) but BFG is attacking the weight and bulk with this approach. The 10 Speed stuff shown appears to have some stitchery refinements. At the very least there is a new upright GP on the horizon. Cue Swap Meet.

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I have to say I really like the proto I've been playing with. Light, low profile and clean.

"a state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory." - Max Webber from Politics as a Vocation

Jumping on the bandwagon to say this stuff looks very interesting.

BFG has been one of the biggest innovators for a while (10-speed and DAP line, TKN, SOC-C Belt, LMAC, etc)and their CS is second to none.

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We have samples in stock, and got to play with it last week during my visit to BFG.

To say it's light and strong is an understatement.

We might have some for sale before SHOT, but I won't promise anything.



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Stephen,

Whats the durability like on the Tenspeeds? Is the elastic fabric changed in any way? I've beat the living hell out of my Tenspeeds. Still holding strong but they are showing thier wear. The fade rather quickly but that I realize is a reality of the patterned stuff vs. solid colors.

Cheers, Matt

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I like the Ten Speed line for the obvious reasons. However, I have seen some threads come out with my magazines stuck under the followers. ETA- mine are first version, hopefully this issue is gone.
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So I was looking at some other "light weight" offerings by other manufacturers.

In a quick comparison, one Ten Speed M4 pouch with Helium Whisper weighs the same as two large malice clips.

Our scale isn't that fine so I'm trying to find a more sensitive one to get the exact numbers.

Here is another view of how flat this lies.

Canadian ATS Dealer www.oneshottactical.com
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Originally posted by sabre07:
I like the Ten Speed line for the obvious reasons. However, I have seen some threads come out with my magazines stuck under the followers. ETA- mine are first version, hopefully this issue is gone.


As far as I can tell, no ( I bought my pouches 3 weeks ago). I have this issue with my 10 speed pistol mag pouches. Doesn't seem to affect the quality though.
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It is the 'most awesome' of load bearing gear.

When I was up a BFG a few months ago I saw it, and my wallet (and wife) cried

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quote:
Originally posted by Farmboy:
In a quick comparison, one Ten Speed M4 pouch with Helium Whisper weighs the same as two large malice clips.


Pretty close; 2 large MALICE clips weigh 28 grams and our Helium Whisper variant single M4 magazine pouch (HW-TSP-M4-1-XX) weighs 30 grams.

Stephen
"How flat it lies..."

If a person is even THINKING of getting this gear, and wondering about what that advantage might mean: when its EMPTY, its damn near gone!

Makes it super easy finding the GOODS when you go fishing in the dark (& gloved up)! Wink

This earns the NOBEL PRIZE of gear! BRILLIANT!!

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Originally posted by zushwa:
Now I need a holster for the suppressed, T1, x300 mounted Glock and I'll be all set. Smile


You can mod a Crye GunClip to fit that Glock. Ask M4Guru...he helped me do mine.

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Originally posted by Big Jake:
quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
Now I need a holster for the suppressed, T1, x300 mounted Glock and I'll be all set. Smile


You can mod a Crye GunClip to fit that Glock. Ask M4Guru...he helped me do mine.


I've already for something in the works. Wink

Josh

I'm going to break my long standing rule and stop begging/mooching gear from BFG, I will actaully buy this stuff

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Alright, I've never used a 10 speed before. Who has used these overseas and how did they hold up? I'm thinking this might be the way to go to add mags as mission dictates but I'm hesitant because of the abuse they will take.

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quote:
Originally posted by crazypaulie:
Alright, I've never used a 10 speed before. Who has used these overseas and how did they hold up? I'm thinking this might be the way to go to add mags as mission dictates but I'm hesitant because of the abuse they will take.


There are a ton of guys using the Ten Speed line every day downrange. I think Pat has one of the original prototypes that I sewed up still in use after nearly 3 years. They are even issued items at a couple of SOF units.

If you manage to tear one up we'll replace it.

Stephen
I use BFG Ten Speeds everyday here, I could not be more satisfied with them. They provide me the ability to scale down my ammunition load, or add too relatively easy. This helps when rotating into a turret, or on patrol in the higher altitude areas. BFG Ten Speed is WINNING.

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I've used one for about 6-7 months over here, as well as Stephens Radio pouch. Both are light, streamlined and utterly invisible when not in use. They have faded quickly in the moon dust and extensive sunlight exposure but that is to be expected due to the nature of how they are colored. From what I understand the solid colors are fine, just the printed stuff (Desert Digi/Multicam) fade's quickly. Something about the fabric being already colored with one and the other is imprinted.

I've spent a lot time on my belly this deployment and the ten-speed's have served me extremely well. My goal being to only have one magazine deep and no thicker at any point on my IOTV. They have gotten quite a bit of use. 2 TACO's are my "go to" reload pouch's on the left and the tenspeed is on my immediate front to plus those up or reload directly once they get used. While they are at the "worse for wear" stage (did I mention I beat on kit?) they still hold M4 mag's and grenade's strong! Anything smaller then that (IE a Gerber) and your pushing it at this point however.

Defiantly going to aquire a few more for the CPC!

Cheers, Matt

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Originally posted by Stephen:
If any of you guys are going to be at AUSA next week we will have the full Helium Whisper line on display at our booth; #8325.

Stephen


I got to put my grubby little hands on the Helium Whisper stuff at AUSA--pretty impressive! I have to admit that I really hadn't paid much attention to the Ten Speed pouches in the past, but now that I've seen it, I really like it.

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Don't just stop with the ammo pouch - that SSE pouch is a beauty!

Alot of EOD guys love 'em just for the flexibility it gives to the demo dude to haul charges & such when you suddenly NEED A POCKET! Big Grin

~Will

 




 

 

   Anybody can blow something up, but to disarm anothers bomb, this is when talent, skill, bravery & LUCK will all determine "Success or Failure".  

 

Location: UTAH              Joined: 2003

quote:
Originally posted by Stephen:

There are a ton of guys using the Ten Speed line every day downrange. I think Pat has one of the original prototypes that I sewed up still in use after nearly 3 years. They are even issued items at a couple of SOF units.

If you manage to tear one up we'll replace it.

Stephen


I have sweated my 10 speed stuff out daily here with the 100+ temps for the past 10 months and to date have had no issues with any of it. Held smokes, water, comms, mags, tools. If I need further retention then I will just run a bungee around the shingle. Used one of the M4 pouches low down on the rear of my vest to anchor an entry tool. Also cut the bottom out of one to hold a super short 870 shotgun.

Only thing i did was clean my rig down with a wet cloth to get rid of some of the salt. Edges are frayed a bit but metal is metal and will wear anything out.
Got to finger some at AUSA yesterday very light and tough. The sales guy had a piece that you could tell everyone and there mother had tried to pull apart and it was still hanging tough. Very cool stuff.

----------------------------------- I guess you could say I already have one foot in the grave.

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