Nut Flap Dump Pouch? Yep.

Sometimes one must shake their head in simultaneous wonder and amusement. This is one of those times. Developed, designed, and manufactured in Australia, The Platatac ASAD Modular Dump Pouch is an interesting take on the common dump pouch, designed to interface with carriers and be mounted in an unusual place – as a groin protector (with optional soft armor).

The Modular Dump Pouch is just that, modular. The inside of the pouch is lined with PALS webbing to mount sub-loads.  Like most modern offerings, it features a roll-up capability and quick deployment and has stiffening material inside the pouch to keep the mouth open. The pouch is lined at the bottom with mesh for drainage and can be cinched shut.


Interestingly, the pouch is hook and loop (Velcro) attachment to an armor system, which they interfaces with Platatac’s various offerings.

Detailed specs from Platatac:

  •  260mm H x 240mm W x 110-160mm D
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Hook and loop sandwich mounting to work with platforms such as our CHICOM Platforms, SMAC, ASAD, APC and other compatible Plate Carriers
  • Pull-tab quick release system
  • Cinch cord with barrel lock, hard plastic stiffener to aid in pouch mouth ‘pop’, cinch cord can be held out of the way via loop tab.
  • Gusseted front panel for extra room
  • Accepts soft armour in inside zippered pouch or pouch can be used as admin for cyalume, shotty shells, notebook etc.
  • Can be used as a respirator pouch, water bottles, mags etc.
  • Mesh panels in bottom to drain water for ship under way or Amphib ops.
  • 2 rows, 4 columns of PALS internally for extra pouches, 40mm, distractions or mag pouches.
  • 500 Denier Tactical Nylon
  • Available in Multicam and Black

Pricing is set at $99 (Australian). You can order directly from them, if your nuts need modular protection.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • roguetechie

    Put it on backwards and it may literally work as a dump pouch…

    Honestly though I can’t really fault tactical gear makers for constantly experimenting, especially since these experiments are how good gear evolves.

  • Nicholas C

    Going prone would suck.

    • Martin M

      I think that’s the idea behind the hook and loop attachment. It’s easy to rip off, or will detach on it’s own. Being a dump pouch you aren’t likely to have critical items stowed in it, so the impact of it’s loss would be low.

      • CountryBoy

        Not critical items for you, maybe…

  • PK

    That title, though.

  • Cal S.

    What’s next? Shotshell holder gloves? Selling point: They double as brass knuckles…

    • MrDakka

      Not sure if you’ve seen the latest Captain America movie, but Crossbones likes the way you think.

      • Cal S.

        Lol, indeed! Crossbones was a beast, it’s too bad he was Hydra…

  • Rocket Fiend

    Designers have clearly never worn Dick-Pro before.

    The thought of empty or partial mags slapping against my groin as I run makes me cringe.

    • Cal S.

      There’s a Level 3A cup for that…

  • William Johnson

    It’s where you keep your Joey

    • MrDakka

      I thought Australians rode around in kangaroos instead of cars

      • Tassiebush

        That’s a common misconception probably based on the fact that when you hit them there is often a small pink passenger in the pouch,

  • Tahoe

    I don’t know, I like the idea of a centrally-mounted dump pouch though. Maybe not over the groin, but it’s a lot easier to toss a mag into that than into something behind your hip that you can’t see. I used to tuck empty mags into my blouse or vest temporarily because it’s faster for one or two mags – after that you need a pouch).

    • Rocket Fiend

      Always ran mine on my butt or weak side. Low enough to make it easy, but. Not be in the way.

  • DanGoodShot

    What if you have to go into a prone position quickly and you get a p mag jammed into your boys. The prospect of that just doesn’t sound too pleasent to me. Call me weird.

  • Pete Sheppard

    Low crawling might be a bit awkward as well.

    • throwedoff

      I guess no body gets down in the dirt any more. Man, I guess with all the high speed low drag body armor the guys have now low crawling is a lost art (or torture). Back in the day you didn’t hang anything on the front of your waist line or LBE straps other than a knife and first aid bandage ’cause you didn’t want anything digging into the ground or into you when you were trying to get low and curl up behind your steel pot and later your k pot. Must be nice to have all that armor so you don’t have to crawl in the dirt and mud anymore. Hell, do they even teach you guys how to dig fighting positions? One and two man, overhead cover with grenade sumps, and then actually make you do it?

      • Pete Sheppard

        My point exactly; then there was a video clip of a soldier almost getting stuck in a doorway because of all the stuff he had on.

      • Joe

        All the stuff that you guys in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s did we are still doing. Things like low crawling, fighting positions, slit trenches, shittng in holes in the ground, throwing Grenades in that position that our guys got taught in France in 1917, thinking, moving, shooting, and communicating, picking up butt’s in the parking lots.
        That said (and I hope I’m not the guy breaking it to you) but there are teams of Men that are tasked with jobs that require them to engage in highly specialized and specific tasks. Sometimes those teams go outside the bounds of “normal” in their equipment setups.
        Just like the “ideal” setup will be different for a Ranger vs. a P.J., or a SEAL vs. a MP SRT.

  • CtO9988

    Australian SAS dudes have been running their dump pouches like this for years. It actually works really well for plate carriers since it sits in the gap between your belt line and the bottom of the plate carrier.

  • Joe

    USMC RTT was doing this for years by stuffing a Groin-Pro panel into a modified FSBE MOLLE Leg panel and attaching it to the inside of the FSBE CIRAS carrier. Mostly for Empty Pistol magazines, chem- lights, baklavas, and gloves.

    • Jason Wallentine

      Balaclava? Pretty sure baklava is something different and delicious…though both have definite utility in the battlefield…

      • throwedoff

        I wouldn’t want baklava anywhere near my junk unless there was a …Oh never mind.

  • Alex

    I’ve seen Army special mission unit carry mags, TQ’s, and bangers on their nut flaps. Can’t see why this wouldn’t be that bad – especially for SSE or for carrying XB loads.


    the great design and features….but what if the groin protection is not in use….normally it can be folded insidethe jacket.

  • Tassiebush

    No experiences with mag pouches, plate carriers or anything of that ilk but I can certainly vouch for Platatac products with their design and build quality. I have a few clothing items including an awesome smock and would recommend them. The clothing always has a roomy fit.

  • Mike Lashewitz

    Put a cats head on it and call it a wee Sporran….

  • dlh0

    I’ve used a standard dump pouch in that position during competitions for several years. very handy and quick, however, as noted by another post, it is not ‘prone’ to going prone.

  • Andrew Foss

    So it turns your nut flap into a [glasses] nut sack?

    The only other comment I have is: Why? Mags are “situationally disposable” items (I was told, viz. STANAG magazines: “Dump it if you have to, but pick it up later if, or when, you have an opportunity: They’re $15 each to Uncle Sugar. You’re worth half a mil in SGLI and at the (very) least a mil in training to them. They’re not gonna cry over a couple mags that can be explained away with the inevitable field loss.”) if you wear armor for a living. Just about everything else can get dropped in place or stuffed back in ts pouch, pack or ruck.