EGL's Darrin Talbott on the range.

…is made in Kryptek Mandrake pattern camouflage by Extreme Gear Labs (EGL). EGL’s ‘SkunkyWerks’ released a picture of this medium sized PC in Kryptek Mandrake 500d (and possibly Legendary Thread, see below), sized to fit Medium M80 SAPI plates. There is an admin pocket with a slotted chemlight pocket behind it. Optional soft armor cummerbund and plate backers are available with case by case custom modifications.

Extreme Gear Labs is a small shop in Colorado run by Darrin Talbott. They’re known for their ability customize and innovate and have an excellent reputation within the circles that run their gear. EGL is definitely one to watch.

Extreme Gear Lab's Kryptek pattern plate carrier prototype. Coming soon (and maybe deploying soon).


More on the Kryptek pattern as part of the Army Camouflage Improvement Effort here and here. Other finalists include entries from Crye Precision, ADS Inc./Cramer and Brookwood Companies.

To contact EGL you’ll need to follow them on Facebook, or e-mail them at eglabsinfo(at)

Kryptek is one of the four camouflage pattern finalists in the US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort.

Getting started on the Extreme Gear Labs plate carrier build.

One of Darrin's special materials.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ron Hernandez November 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

Isn't this an Ares Armor PC?


Bob November 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

No, it lacks the kangaroo mag pouch, and has a built in admin pouch rather than velcro at the top. He did seem to make some design nods towards the Aspis, but that could be because there are only so many ways to efficiently skin a cat.


ExtremeGearLabs November 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

nope, not at all.

if anything… I used this, to form the platebag geometry
a PC I made for my little girl as a gag…



Skinny November 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Hahaha! That's awesome. I like the PERSEC precautions for the stuffed giraffe and "multi-Nerf hit rated." Good stuff!


Amber Talbott November 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

LOL Their = One man with a want to better the gear world one stitch at a time.


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