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Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig
Pattern 84 Chest Rig

Pattern 84 Chest Rig

Regular price$229.99 USD
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Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 33 reviews

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  • Made In The USA
  • 30 Day Return Policy
  • NIR Compliant
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
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How We Reimagined Pattern 83
Read more about the rig's development, features, and magazine compatibility
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Pattern 83/84 Waist Extender Strap

Regular price$9.99 USD
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The Pattern 83 Chest rig, even 40 years later, is almost perfect. Almost. It might be hard to imagine but the chest rigs weren't always designed to accommodate American sized individuals. But everyone from lean, marathon-rucking machines to bulky chads should be able to enjoy pattern 83 type rigs.

So what's the solution? make it bigger. The shoulders have plenty of room for most individuals but it's downfall has always been that pesky, non-removable back strap. With our extender strap, you can expand the range of adjustment an additional six inches. that's like adding an extra three pant sizes. And thanks to the ultra-durable ITW Nexus hardware, it'll be just as strong as the sewn-in back strap always was.

So what if you're not a big guy? this could still potentially be for you. We see a lot of people running P84 and P83 over the top of plate carriers and can't argue with that, but all that extra bulk from plates and other gear can make the rig unwearable. The extender strap solves that problem and easily allows you to run the rig over plate carriers, soft armor, and heavier clothing.

Specs
  • The same 100% USA Made Berry compliant materials found on our Pattern 83 and 84 chest rigs
  • ITW Nexus Buckles
  • Heavy duty bar tacking
  • Extends the back strap 6" 
Available in every color we've sold Pattern 83 and 84 in:
  • Plain black, to match the Nutria rig's black nylon webbing
  • Multicam
  • Ranger green
  • Multicam black

 

War On Rugs

Genuine Afghan Imports — Limited Quantities Ready To Ship
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs
Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs

Afghan Large Pattern War Rugs

Regular price$279.99 USD
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  • Genuine Afghan Import
Rug Design

Please Note: Rugs are In Stock, and Ready To Ship.

Afghanistan has been invaded, on and off, since 300 BC — conflict is to Afghanistan what the cheeseburger is to the United States. As far as Afghan culture goes, the only thing that predates war is rug making.

It should come as no surprise then that Afghanistan would make its own version of the Whopperito™, combining an established national pastime with ethnic tradition. 

Handmade since the Soviet-Afghan war, war rugs are a bizarre cultural mash-up between Afghan pictorial weaving and images of conflict. Tanks, planes, guns, and explosions are painstakingly hand knotted into wool rugs in small Afghan villages and in refugee camps along the Pakistani border. Each rug is the unique result of over a month of work by the weaver and a valuable source of income for an Afghan family it supports.

Rugs labeled with the "Unique" pre-fix are one-off designs, and sold individually. The designs are available on a first come, first served basis.

Specs

  • Hand-woven wool yarn
  • Made in Afghanistan
  • Rugs range in area between 1.25 Meters, up to as large as 5 Meters

 

Displaying Your Rug

These rugs are most frequently displayed on a wall. They can be placed on the ground, but it is more likely that they will be damaged or dirtied on the floor. 

If you place the rug on the floor, please use a high-quality carpet pad underneath it to prevent slipping and unnecessary wear.

If hanging your rug, we recommend you use a rod, or a long strip of 2" hook and loop fastener to evenly distribute its weight. There are several good tutorials online, and this small step will ensure your rug doesn't sag unevenly over time.

Cleaning Your Rug

DO NOT LAUNDER

If it gets dusty or dirty, hang your rug on a clothesline and beat it with a stick like it's 300 BC 2019 AD.

If you want to be less crude about things, please contact a professional rug cleaning service specializing in artistic rugs (not carpet cleaners). The hand-woven construction and natural dyes used in these war rugs require special products and techniques to clean without permanent damage.

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A FUNCTIONAL TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL MANN'S HEIST EPIC
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The 'Heat' Rig

Regular price $199.99 USD Sale price$179.99 USD Save 10%
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 20 reviews

  • Shipping through January 2023
  • Free Sizing Exchanges
  • 30 Day Returns
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Pre-orders have begun fulfilling, with completion estimated by mid February 2023. We will notify all purchasers with updates/changes if they occur. Your order is 100% refundable until it ships to you, after which it will be covered by our 30 day return policy.

A Cult Hit, Reimagined

Michael Mann's HEAT (1995) immediately gained a cult following on release. Its unique gritty and grounded approach bucked a decades-long trend of formulaic action films, exposing audiences to realistic military and police tactics. A combination of great direction, talented actors, and qualified technical advisors (ex-SAS) made the film's climactic bank heist one of the most memorable scenes of the 90s.

This nearly 15-minute-long sequence made HEAT a cinematic legend. Shot in downtown LA, an easy score quickly escalates into a claustrophobic mess of a shootout. Expert gun-handling, booming on-location audio, and a huge cast of supporting firearms all help to make an unforgettable impression. This short sequence would inspire popular culture and media for generations to come.

The Vest

One of the things that helped HEAT feel authentic were the props. The ex-SAS advisors employed by the production had quite literally been there and done that, and this prowess was reflected in the improvised equipment and tactics featured on screen.

This includes the single most iconic prop of the film, the 'Heat' rig; an improvised vest capable of hiding 8 STANAG magazines underneath a suit jacket. Being inconspicuous was important to the characters in HEAT — to pull of their plan, they needed to waltz into a busy, guarded bank with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and rifles without anyone batting an eye.

The vests were cool and certainly believable, but there's a big problem. You never quite see them get used as much as they're shown off. The Heat rigs magically pop on and off of the characters as convenient, the magazines are perfectly retained since they're stitched on, and many of the shots betray other glaring issues.

We can't blame them; every production has to make some concessions. But in a market ravenous for a working clone of the Heat rig, many copies of this prop fell flat. We wanted to fix that.

 

 The Heat Rig

Make no mistake - our rig is an homage to the movie HEAT. It's not meant to compete with other "bank robber" chest rigs on the market. What we set out to do was to make the vest from the movie real and useable. 

 

Magazine Compatibility  

Now for the first question most people are going to ask — what kind of magazines fit in the rig?

The movie depicts standard USGI STANAG magazines for the AR-15 platform, and we built our elastic retention system around that. Nearly all standard capacity AR-15 magazines should fit without issue, inducing popular polymer mags from leading brands.

 

However, we can't guarantee fit of magazines from other platforms. You're welcome to try of course, but we can't provide any guidance there.

Each mag cell features two thick straps of elastic for retention and nylon straps on either end to ensure magazines stay in place. On one end of each mag cell, there's a small hook & loop fastener to access magazines. Simply twist the magazine and pull out, and you're ready to reload.

 

Sizing & Fit 

Our heat rig uses a simple & effective adjustment system.

Large straps with hook and loop fields make it easy to adjust the vest to fit perfectly.

Our rig fits bodies big & small, and our sizing system is simple — either go with your US shirt size or measure your abdomen, that's it (for more specifics, see our sizing chart or feel free to email us at help@kommandostore.com and we'll get you fitted).

It may take some trial and error to refine your fit. If you have difficulties, we suggest different jackets & raising/lowering the rig. We cover this topic in our overview video, which we highly recommend watching for troubleshooting your rig.

 

Quality

The last big issue we wanted to address with the rig was quality.

We've seen a few examples of both 'bank robber rigs' and other HEAT-inspired equipment on the market. All are plagued by cheap hardware and even cheaper materials, resulting in a disappointing Halloween costume feel.

Our rig is 100% made in the US with 100% US made materials. From the custom-run structural mesh to the heavy-duty zipper, we ensured that our rig is everything it should be.


Specs:
  • Custom, semi-stiff resin finished polyester mesh fabric
  • Milspec elastic, webbing, and hook and loop
  • Locking YKK Zipper
  • 100% US made, 100% US materials

 

We've got your back

By ordering the 'Heat' rig, you're placing a 100% refundable deposit on our incoming inventory. If you change your mind before it ships, just reach out to us and we'll cancel your order. And of course, once your rig is delivered it's covered by our standard 30 day return policy.


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