Each of the four attachment straps are made of 1" webbing. Each strap has two color matched ITW 1" rounded oval slides and one Velcro keeper loop. The attachment straps can be wrapped around the circumference of a belt or through provided D-rings or PALS webbing. The four Velcro keeper loops are for utilization with our Emdom/MM CM Belt or other loop Velcro lined belts. These loops allow the attachment straps to pass through and will keep the straps from sliding along the belt.
All metal hardware:
Thirteen color matched ITW 1" rounded oval slides and two metal snaps are used throughout the Battle Suspenders. These metal sliders are much thinner and stronger than plastic hardware. They also have a better grip on the 1" webbing, preventing any slipping.
Low profile, padded shoulder pads:
The undersides of the 2" wide shoulder pads are lined with Dri-Lex for low profile padding, breathability, and comfort. The Dri-Lex also prevents the pads from slipping off slick fabrics. Each strap is a continuous piece of webbing, sewn to the shoulder pads with bartacks every 1.5". These webbing loops can be used to adjust the position of the sternum and upper back strap. The loops can also be used for attaching other gear like the Emdom H2O Hydration Carrier or hardware for routing a hydration tube.
Fixed X configuration:
The rear portion of the suspenders, cross in the back. This position is fixed with a non-reflective black rivet and plated washer. This allows the angle between the straps to be adjusted but not slide from each other. The fixed X results in a more stable harness and reduces the chances of the shoulder pads slipping off the shoulders.
Sternum and upper back strap keep the shoulder straps from slipping off the shoulders. Both straps attach to the 1" webbing loops on the shoulder pads and can be moved anywhere up or down the slots. Both straps can be completely removed. Both straps feature ITW 1" rounded oval slides. The sternum strap features a snap for the lowest profile connection and facilitating quick and easy donning and doffing.
The Battle Suspenders are meant to be pre-adjusted then worn. The suspender ends are attached to a belt and secured with the lower metal sliders as well as the Velcro keeper loops if applicable. The length of each strap is adjusted to support the belt equally. The excess webbing can be routed through the upper metal sliders. The sternum and upper back strap are adjusted up or down to preference.
The Battle Suspenders are generous in length and are highly adjustable. These sizing recommendations are a guide. Use a tape measure and measure the exact intended setup. Allow 1.5" at each end for securing the ends through the metal sliders. If in doubt or between sizes it is recommended to go with the L/XL size.
- S/M: Front and back 1" webbing straps are 24" long (from shoulder pad to end of strap) and the shoulder pads are each 18” long. Fits up to 5’8” in height with a standard riggers belt. If to be wrapped around MOLLE/war/combat belt instead of attaching to D-rings or PALS webbing: L/XL is recommended. Excess webbing can be cut or routed through metal sliders.
- L/XL: Front and back 1" webbing straps are 32" long (from shoulder pad to end of strap) and the shoulder pads are 21" long, each. Fits 5’8” and up in height. Straps are supplied extra long so any excess can be cut or routed several times through the metal sliders. This size should accommodate most people with any type of belt system.