A Better Look at SPLITminus

As we reported yesterday, Blue Force Gear has released a new iteration of their minimalist RACKminus chest rig. This one is split in the front for simpler donning/doffing, with a pair of front buckles for fastening, and like previous pieces in this line is manufactured with BFG’s Helium Whisper technology.




SPLITminus panels are cut from one sheet of their ULTRAcomp material (which is extremely tough for its weight as well as possessing antimicrobial and hydrophobic qualities) instead of layering 500d or 1000d nylon as is usually the case. This makes a truly lightweight set of LBE.

The SPLITminus features a 6 x 3 grid of MOLLE compatible material (assuming we’re counting correctly) and is currently available only in MultiCam.The whole thing weighs about half a pound or a little less. It actually takes a little getting used to the lack of weight when you put it on (which isn’t a bad thing at all).

(Note: MOLLEminus was originally covered here: https://kitup.military.com/2012/07/blue-force-gears-molleminus.html and Helium Whisper covered here: https://kitup.military.com/2011/07/blue-force-gear-sheds-ounces-with-pouches.html)


SPLITminus is available here: http://www.blueforcegear.com/splitminus/

That’s it for now. We gotta e-mail Blue Force Brittney and let her know this has been posted or there’s no telling what’ll happen. We’d really hate to have to file for another Restraining Order this close to Christmas.


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  • SleepyDave

    I’m not convinced this whole minimalist LBE thing is a good thing. I’d be concerned about pressure points, snags, pouches flapping about. I’d really like to see one of these in action before I start asking the wife for money.

    • FormerSFMedic

      I agree 100%! This is one of those gear items that I have serious questions about. I just don’t see the concept working well for much of anything other than maybe carrying stuff into the hunting field. I’m definitely going to have to hear from some good trustworthy people before buying something like this. Honestly, I hope the design works out. There could really be some great applications for something this.