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Harnesses are essential to maximizing the load-bearing capacity of a wearer of military-grade carrying equipment. A quality tactical harness will provide extra support and improved weight distribution while offering additional storage options for operators who must bear large amounts of weight for extended periods of time.

Harnesses have been used since the first iterations of modern-style carrying equipment were introduced to military personnel during World War I and World War II. The M-1910 web canvas and equipment provided the first semblance of extra carrying capacity supported by a chest harness for frontline soldiers who needed supplementary storage for ammunition, explosives, and protective equipment without increasing the risk of fatigue.

Modern service members use carrying equipment in and outside of the military. Within military operations, carrying equipment aids fighters and supporters from infantry to Pararescue in ensuring that they can carry out their missions to completion. Special law enforcement teams such as SWAT, FBI, and CIA use carry equipment when entering dangerous areas and performing high-risk activities. Harnesses such as the MOLLE harness allow these vital pieces of carrying equipment to provide additional function and improved support.


      The UW Chest Rig Gen IV is a low-profile mission focused vest built to be ambidextrous and designed to carry the following: 4 ea 5.56mm magazines, 2 pistol magazines, up to 2 small radios (PRC-152/MBITR) as well as two GP pockets. The H style harness features loops to route antennas, comms wires and . . .
      SKU: MF-CR1
      Velocity System’s Swift-Clip Kit SwiftClip is Velocity Systems patent pending attachment system that allows auxiliary equipment (Chest Rigs, Med Bags, E&E Bags, etc.) to swiftly clip on or off your base component whether it’s your Armor Vest, plate Carrier, LBV, etc. The SwiftClip sy . . .
    • Warrior Assault Systems Elite Ops Back Panel
      Warriors  Back Panel is interchangeable with Warrior’s Centurion Chest Rig and 901 Rigs. Holds Large Ballistic Plates (Full Size, SAPI, and Shooters Cut) in Internal Pocket with plate height adjustment. Works well with Warrior’s Hydration Carrier. Features: Adjustable for Height and Gir . . .
      SKU: W-EO-BP
    • Warrior Assault Systems Elite Ops Low Profile Harness
      Warrior’s Low Profile Harness is fully compatible with Warriors PLB Belt and can be worn comfortably under body armor. It features quick release adjustment buckles front and back, and has 4 adjustable attachment loops for fixing to the D Rings of the PLB Belt.
      SKU: W-EO-LBH
    • Warrior Assault Systems Elite Ops MOLLE Harness
      The Warrior Elite Ops MOLLE Harness is an excellent platform from which to attach to Warriors PLB Belt and Frag Belt.  2 attachment points at the front and 4 at the rear (6 POINT HARNESS), help to distribute the load out evenly on the shoulders and helps to provide additional support for heavier co . . .
    • Warrior Assault Systems Elite Ops Slimline Harness
      Warrior’s fully adjustable elasticated harness for use with Warriors PLB Belts and Armored Frag Belts. It is ideal for use under Body Armor.
      SKU: W-EO-SLH

Features and Benefits of Tactical Harnesses:

Harnesses are a multi-functional addition to a complete carry equipment rig. Each chest harness is unique and offers variable functionality that can be used to complement specific objectives.

Additional Storage Sleeves and Pockets – Some larger harnesses are equipped with additional sleeves or pockets for storing mission-critical items such as specialized ammunition or decontamination agents.

Improved Weight Distribution – The straps on each harness pull the weight of the equipment attached to the load-bearing equipment across larger and stronger areas of the body that are capable of shouldering weight with minimal discomfort.

Special Equipment Integration – Combine your harness with a specialized belt or attachment to truly maximize carrying capacity. Equip fragmentation grenades alongside secondary weapons such and handguns and knives to make sure you’re ready for any outcome.

Common Applications for Harness Use:

Harnesses are not just for military and law enforcement use. Employ your chest harness in any tactical situation to make your carry easier.

• Hunting – Increase your carrying capacity to increase your efficiency
• Combat Zone Operations – Carry essential tools along with your combat equipment
• Tactical Dog Training – Train longer and harder in more places with support from your harness
• Weapons Training – Learn to maximize your effectiveness with small and heavy arms while donning real tactical equipment
• Hiking – Take your physical challenges to new heights while staying equipped
• Climbing – Attach specialized equipment for climbing or rappelling

Why Should I Use a Military-Grade Harness?

If you’re a service member, you’ll want a harness that stays fast and supports the weight you bear so you can focus on your objective. If you’re an adventurer, you’ll want equipment that won’t let you down when you’re hanging from a rock face hundreds of feet in the air.

When choosing your harness, don’t just look for camouflage as a sign of quality. Make sure that it’s made of tightly woven fabric that resists deterioration and that it’s compatible with a variety of additional accessories, especially those specific to your objective. Find out how it integrates with equipment such as body armor, carry systems, weapons, and more to see how a quality support piece such as a MOLLE harness can change the way you operate.

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Get your hands on a chest harness now and enjoy free shipping on any orders over $150. Also ask us about our special pricing for agencies, governments, and businesses and request a quote. To learn more, sign up for our newsletter. Fill out our online contact form or send an email to with any questions or concerns. Maximize your carrying capacity – Order your tactical harness today!

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