Just when I thought that MOLLE was the be all and end all of modular attachment systems, 5.11 Tactical just had to go out and improve upon it. Taking a page from the laminate materials that Blue Force Gear and Raine were putting to good use, the HexGrid takes the thin, light, and strong material adding in a new dimension to mounting MOLLE or PALS compatible pouches.
The new system was kept generally quiet in 5.11’s booth, which showcased some armor carriers with the system installed. Aesthetically distinctive, the hex pattern gives the operator more options in the mounting of pouches and accessories. Soldier Systems snapped a few photos of the system in action (in both black and FDE colors) utilized on a simple plate carrier. Sadly, no additional details were shared in their article outside mentioning it was introduced at SOFIC last year.
In short, its webbing that allows the end-user to choose the mounting angle for any pouch. Pouches can be mounted up and down (like normal webbing) and as as added benefit pouches can be mounted horizontally or at a near 45 degree angle.
No word yet on pricing or availability, but 5.11 has put up a teaser website at www.hexgrid.com for those wanting additional information when 5.11 is ready to share.