The creation of MOLLE changed the tactical world. Not only is MOLLE an extremely secure way to mount gear, it allows for an almost endless choice of pouches and a wide variety of configurations. Unfortunately, the limitation to MOLLE is that pouch changes are time consuming, which means the removal and rapid reconfiguring of equipment on the fly for evolving missions is almost impossible.
Having identified this limitation, PROJECT7 developed the patent pending FAST LOADOUT EXCHANGE (FLEX) System. FLEX utilizes removable loadout panels which attach to MOLLE based “backers” with Velcro®, allowing for loadout removal and/or reconfiguration in seconds. As a result, it is now possible to: utilize multiple loadouts for a single vest, swap out loadouts on the fly, share a single loadout across multiple platforms (i.e. from entry vest to plate carrier), remove your loadout to share with a teammate (i.e. TFAK/IFAK), or remove a loadout to allow for better access to gear while in prone position. The FLEX is available in three sizes: (3 col x 6 rows, 4 col x 6 rows and 6 col x 6 rows). FLEX backers and panels can be purchased separately to allow each operator to customize their FLEX configuration.