Can you add MOLLE webbing to backpack?

I really like my North Face Surge backpack but I have never found the vertical daisy chain loops on the back panel to be very useful. MOLLE, or more specifically PALS, is method of attaching pouches and equipment to a bag. …

What can you attach to MOLLE webbing?

MOLLE systems (pronounced “Molly”) let you attach multi-tools, knives, magazine pouches, and other equipment to tactical backpacks, rucksacks, and load-bearing vests.

What are Molle straps used for?

The MOLLE system is used to describe the attachment between pouches and modules to your tactical backpacks, rucksack, plate carriers and belts. Using MOLLE allows you to totally customise your gear to suit your mission.

What is front PALS webbing?

PALS Webbing PALS consists of webbing sewn onto the load-bearing equipment and corresponding webbing and straps on the item or pouch to be attached. The attachment straps are interwoven between the webbing on each of two pieces and finally snapped into place.

What is Molle compatible?

Any system that utilizes modular attachment methods and is usable with U.S. general issue MOLLE components is often considered “MOLLE-compatible” or is called a “MOLLE” system. Increasingly, non-military manufacturers are incorporating PALS onto outdoor equipment.

What is MOLLE webbing used for?

Gear with MOLLE webbing (also known as PALS, or Pouch Attachment Ladder System) allows you to attach components to each other using a series of woven straps, creating an incredibly strong bond that doesn’t bounce or jostle while in motion and therefore won’t fail.

What are the loops on my backpack straps for?

Tie out loops are small fabric loops that are sewn on to the sides or front of a backpack. The purpose of the elastic cord is so that it can be cinched down for secure attachment of anything that is too large or bulky to fit inside of the backpack such as a jacket, bike helmet or extra gear.

What are all the straps on a backpack for?

STRAPS. Sternum straps help disperse the weight of the backpack off your shoulders a little bit, but not very much. It’s main purpose is to prevent the shoulder straps from sliding off your arms when moving around and to tug them inward a bit so your arms can move freely.

How do you attach Molle to a bag?

Start by inserting each attachment strap through the top row of webbing you’re going to use. Pull the attachment straps all the way through securing the pouch to the top row of webbing. Now for the part I used to get wrong… We’re going to weave the attachment straps back onto the MOLLE webbing back onto the accessory pouch we’re attaching.

How is PALS webbing attached to a backpack?

Equipment that is attached using PALS webbing uses straps that are woven in and out of the rows and secured with a snap or velcro. Some equipment uses plastic clips that hook into the rows. Here is a diagram of how to sew PALS / MOLLE. Before I modified my backpack I first tried sewing some PALS webbing onto scrap fabric.

What’s the difference between Pals and MOLLE webbing?

The PALS system uses one inch webbing spaced in horizontal rows one inch apart and sewn at one and half inch intervals. Most people seem to use the term MOLLE and PALS interchangeably but really MOLLE is a line of military gear that uses the PALS attachment system.

How many rows of webbing do you need for bug out bag?

One clue you can use to help guide you where you want to attach your tactical gear is the length of your attachment straps. Most small/medium size components are designed to attach to two or three rows of webbing. Now, if you don’t have the perfect number of rows available it’s not the end of the world…