WTFix Straps

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I found this product buried in this thread: https://www.lightfighter.net/to...92#15796128888414392 and thought I'd take a chance and check it out.

I've been running a First Spear Strandhog daily for the past couple of years (great PC BTW) and have it just about set up the way I want it, it's taken a lot of time tweaking and refining it for my mission but it's just about perfect now. As part of my normal load out I run 2 ESSTAC KYWI M-4 pouches on the front that were mounted with MALICE clips but due to my being seated in a vehicle for lots of my shift the bottom of the MALICE clip would pinch and poke me in the belly (I know more PT could have fixed this too but hey...) while driving. It wasn't bad but I'm not getting any younger and if a few bucks could bring me a bit more comfort during my day I'm down. I also had the same problem on my warbelt that I use for training and some competition shooting with the MALICE clips digging into the top of my leg while seated. I'm a big fan of BFG's helium whisper attachments and wished there was something similar for non BFG products...well there is!

I ordered the WTFix straps (http://www.wtfidea.com) and received them pretty quickly, WHISKEYTWOFOUR (member here) had good comms and sent some extra stuff in the package due to a slight delay due to a order mixup (his zipper pulls are very cool).

The WTFix straps are made out of Hypalon and are laser cut, they looked simple enough and seemed like they would do the job. I was concerned a bit about how basic the lock down / tie down was and wondered how well it would keep the straps secured once they'd been mounted.

Well it's been a few months since I replaced all my MALICE clips with these things and damn if they don't work as advertised. They actually hold my pouches closer to my PC and they are more stable than they were before, bonus! The was they lock down is genius and there is almost no way for them to come loose that I can see. Not that MALICE clips are heavy by any means but these things don't weigh anything at all.

I'm super impressed by this product from both a user standpoint as well as a design one. WTFix straps are awesome and have improved my quality of life. Thank you WTF.

If anyone needs some MALICE clips I've got a stack of em'...

 

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Here are a couple more shots of them on the PC. The slight elasticity of the Hypalon really helps them keep the pouches tight against the PC.

WTF you really need to get some advertising out on these...they are great and it seems like not many people know about them...

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So is this company primarily an airsoft gear manufacturer? I have been looking for a low profile chest rig and mag shingle to go with my CZ and was looking at the 8x3 panel and the mag shingle.

---------------------------------- 'My lot in life is to serve, to the best of my ability. To know my life was not a waste, that in the end I can look back from the gates and know I did my best and that it was enough"

Yea, it looks like he makes a bunch of gear specifically for paintballers but...it's not "air soft" quality gear (at least not these straps, no experience with anything else he makes). But, I just saw on CTOMS websight that they are using his WTFix straps on thier IFACs and they have a reputation of making quality kit.

I wouldn't hold it against him that paintballers are useing his stuff...gotta pay the bills somehow. 

Joined: 13AUG2010         Location: Southern Arizona 

I transitioned all of my malice clip stuff to these a way back (2 years ago?) when a brother turned my on to them...ZERO issues, dynamite attachment for anything that doesn't already have hypalon on it...

" I want half of you over here, half of you over here and the other half of you over there..."

Copy, I mis-typed the "airsoft" and wasn't able to edit. I think I will send him some comm's to see if I can get a triple made for CZ mags.

 

 

---------------------------------- 'My lot in life is to serve, to the best of my ability. To know my life was not a waste, that in the end I can look back from the gates and know I did my best and that it was enough"

That's a pretty slick little mounting solution. 

I hate MALICE with a fiery burning passion (expensive, had them fail under load, had them shear off) - this has my attention...

"I came here for one reason: to attack and keep coming.- Ultimate Warrior

 

"Americans don't deserve America." - Timmy

Ryan and WTF is good people. These straps are great. Short story is if you're still using MALICE clips, then you've not tried these yet.

As for their gear, it's all good as far as I've seen. They have some pretty interesting chestrig designs.

MickFury posted:

I hate MALICE with a fiery burning passion (expensive, had them fail under load, had them shear off) - this has my attention...

I'm late discovering this topic, and it's unfortunately right after I received a dozen MALICE clips in the mail yesterday.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who dislikes them - I'd rather have integral mounting straps like ATS or Eagle's, but I guess a lot of gear manufacturers see it as a cost-saving measure to use separate clips on their pouches.

It's good to see how these new straps work with Esstac KYWI pouches.  While I love how the KYWIs function, I don't like how they designed their pouches to be either three or five rows of PALS high, which leaves the MALICE locking tab hanging down from the bottom.  I find that they catch on things (like my fingers when I'm donning my vest. It looks like these WFTIX straps do a better job of tucking up (or bending) under the pouches.  I'm placing an order!

Dave

They have a pretty decent amount of products including some clothing. I have a buddy who is looking for an ultra lightweight chest rig, anyone have any experience with the WTF offerings?

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I've been meaning to order some gear from them. I have been looking for a chest rig that I can carry MPX/CZ/G18 mag's in. I'll probably send them an email asking about my idea.,

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Was just poking around on their site. For 28 bucks you can get a hyplon low pro rig. For that I don't see how a guy can go wrong. I've never had any problems with hyplon on my other gear (shit they reinforce gear with it these days). If anyone picks one up keep us posted.

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