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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 30 2018 3:08 PM UTC +00:00.

$2,517
pledged of $27,000pledged of $27,000 goal
47
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 30 2018 3:08 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Fastest MOLLE Connection Solution:

MOLLE straps, by design, are hard to use. Ripstay turns that on its ear. With Ripstay, you can strategically customize your kit, adapt to every mission, and experience the lightning fast disconnect capabilities Ripstay provides. If you use MOLLE or PALS gear, Ripstay is for you.

"I've been running the @Ripstay molle attachement solution on my carrier for work[LEO] a little over a month. During that time I've been involved in foot pursuits and various dynamic situations that could've caused the ripstay to come loose. I have had zero issues with them. The process of attaching your gear with them is also much easier as advertised. I think it's a super handy piece of gear and something I'll definitely be using a lot more." Matt J., Law Enforcement, Alabama
"I've been running the @Ripstay molle attachement solution on my carrier for work[LEO] a little over a month. During that time I've been involved in foot pursuits and various dynamic situations that could've caused the ripstay to come loose. I have had zero issues with them. The process of attaching your gear with them is also much easier as advertised. I think it's a super handy piece of gear and something I'll definitely be using a lot more." Matt J., Law Enforcement, Alabama

What is MOLLE/PALS?

MOLLE stands for "Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment," while PALS refers to the attachment mechanism, or "Pouch Attachment Ladder System."

In other words, MOLLE/PALS is the horizontal webbing commonly found on backpacks, first aid kits, bags, tactical gear, and vests as a way to attach other gear and pouches. If any of your gear has horizontal webbing, Ripstay will let you expand your gear faster and easier. 

If your work or play involve search & rescue, law enforcement, military, paintball, airsoft, or travel, Ripstay will add a level of flexibility and utility you never thought possible. 

An industry expert recently stated: 

"Ripstays are designed specifically for use with MOLLE gear to turn what is supposed to be a modular system in to an ACTUAL modular system. Ripstays are lightweight so there is no extra bulk added to your kit." 

- Nick, Law Enforcement, Arkansas

Platecarrier: CRYE Precision JPC 2.0, IFAK: ITS Tactical Tallboy ETA Trauma Kit Pouch, Backpack: Vanquest KATARA-16 "I am huge fan of how quickly I can attach/detach things like pouches and my IFAK to and from my kit. I've now been on multiple missions using RIpstays in Afghanistan and the system holds up great! I hate dealing with traditional soft molle attachment straps, and anyone who uses tactical gear knows exactly what I mean. Great work!" - Brian, 1LT, US Military
Platecarrier: CRYE Precision JPC 2.0, IFAK: ITS Tactical Tallboy ETA Trauma Kit Pouch, Backpack: Vanquest KATARA-16 "I am huge fan of how quickly I can attach/detach things like pouches and my IFAK to and from my kit. I've now been on multiple missions using RIpstays in Afghanistan and the system holds up great! I hate dealing with traditional soft molle attachment straps, and anyone who uses tactical gear knows exactly what I mean. Great work!" - Brian, 1LT, US Military
The fastest system on Earth!
The fastest system on Earth!

The story:

Garrett and I originally developed the Ripstay MOLLE connection system because we wanted a simple solution for customizing our MOLLE configurations. When  we looked around, we discovered nothing makes MOLLE easy. The entire  MOLLE/PALS attachment and removal process is slow and cumbersome by  design. There’s no way around it. It’s just painstakingly tedious to  remove each individual nylon strap.

So, we decided to create the ideal solution ourselves. This journey began  two years ago. Since then, we’ve built and tested many iterations, leveraging 3D printing and thermoformed plastics to develop each  prototype.

With hundreds of handmade kits sent to domestic and international experts in  the military, police, SWAT, rescue, airsoft/milsim, and outdoor  communities, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive  feedback from all over the world.

We sent Pre-Launch Ripstay kits to experts and influencers in military, law enforcement, outdoor, airsoft, and other communities in 155 cities in 35 countries from around the globe. In return, they gave us invaluable feedback on how to make Ripstays more amazing!.
We sent Pre-Launch Ripstay kits to experts and influencers in military, law enforcement, outdoor, airsoft, and other communities in 155 cities in 35 countries from around the globe. In return, they gave us invaluable feedback on how to make Ripstays more amazing!.

We know Ripstay has the potential to improve the lives of MOLLE/PALS  users everywhere. But to give Ripstay a proper launch, we need your help!

Please back this campaign and treat yourself to the next evolution of MOLLE. We also hope you'll share this project with your friends, colleagues, and social networks via for your preferred social media platform.

5" Ripstay Connection System with Powerbridge3 connector. "We are stunned at the performance of these little beasts! Personally, I've never found it this easy to install something onto my plate carrier. Don't underestimate this system. Your packs will stay as stable as you can imagine." - Freedom Tactical Supply
5" Ripstay Connection System with Powerbridge3 connector. "We are stunned at the performance of these little beasts! Personally, I've never found it this easy to install something onto my plate carrier. Don't underestimate this system. Your packs will stay as stable as you can imagine." - Freedom Tactical Supply

Mission of Ripstay:

  •  Customize your system for each mission
  •  Balance your load, and position equipment evenly to prevent back injury
  •  Quickly attach, remove, and access your gear

Rewards levels:  

Profta exists to create a better experience with crowdfunding for you. Our process enhances transparency around campaigns and the accuracy of their claims—all so that you can back campaigns with confidence. Ripstay earned a 9.2/10, our green rating (6.8 - 10) indicating an investment worthy of a second look. No project goes without flaws but this appears to have very few.
Profta exists to create a better experience with crowdfunding for you. Our process enhances transparency around campaigns and the accuracy of their claims—all so that you can back campaigns with confidence. Ripstay earned a 9.2/10, our green rating (6.8 - 10) indicating an investment worthy of a second look. No project goes without flaws but this appears to have very few.

Stretch goals:

While the standard 5" Ripstay kits will be a perfect solution for upgrading most of your pouches and accessories, some gear may need a longer configuration. That's why we've set a stretch goal of $35K to manufacture a 9" version of Ripstay. The two sizes will cover most every MOLLE configuration available.

5" Ripstay. "Destined to improve the efficiency and useability of your MOLLE gear. Off the bat it wins me just in the ease of connecting and removing pouches from the webbing. I think the lads at Ripstay are onto something here." - Andre, Outdoorsman, Australia
5" Ripstay. "Destined to improve the efficiency and useability of your MOLLE gear. Off the bat it wins me just in the ease of connecting and removing pouches from the webbing. I think the lads at Ripstay are onto something here." - Andre, Outdoorsman, Australia
9" Ripstay "We definitely have to talk, we're in love with your product!! Just awesome. You definitely fix a problem in our shop." - Canadian Special Forces supplier, Canada.
9" Ripstay "We definitely have to talk, we're in love with your product!! Just awesome. You definitely fix a problem in our shop." - Canadian Special Forces supplier, Canada.
Design work before 3D printing prototypes
Design work before 3D printing prototypes

The team:

Garrett and Martin have been working together creating, testing, and proving out the Ripstay system for almost two years. The system has undergone numerous revisions, all in the pursuit of putting Modular back into MOLLE gear.  

Garrett Lommatsch
Garrett Lommatsch

Deep down, Garret is a tinker who enjoys creating and building gear. With a background in manufacturing, he is always looking for ways to solve problems and create efficiencies. With a love of the outdoors, his true home is in the mountains. In addition to co-founding Ripstay, he is the founder of Draggin Bags and has been sewing the world’s toughest bags since first launching on Kickstarter in2013.  

Martin Evans
Martin Evans

Martin will tell you he would rather be busy than bored, which has lead to extensive world travel (19 countries), noteworthy educational pursuits, 6 years in the USAF, and exciting collaborations with successful startups like Draggin Bags. In addition to co-founding Ripstay, he is the founder and principal instructor for Victory Training Co, an emergency preparedness consultancy and training organization which has taught more than 3500 participants since 2013. 

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Risks and challenges

With hundreds of pre-production Ripstays out in the wild, we have received extensive positive feedback on the system. We are confident in Ripstays' ability to take your gear to the next level. As we move from laboriously forming each Ripstay by hand to injection molding, we will be upgrading to a high-tech polymer multiple times stronger than the test kits. The pre-production Ripstays were plenty strong, we are just upgrading plastics because we can, and you deserve it!

Injection molds are expensive, and pose the greatest hurdle to overcome, hence why we need your help. We are working closely with a local, veteran owned and operated injection molding company who will be making all the parts in the USA.

While every Kickstarter raises unexpected challenges, we believe we are well prepared to meet them. Garrett, owner of Draggin Bags, has previously launched 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns, all of which were shipped on-time or early.

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