The ‘Fight Light’ line of tactical products are among the most eminent being offered by Tactical Tailor. The Fight Light blends the unique designs based on the diverse experience of Tactical Tailor’s staff; from their years of overseas deployments to ongoing enforcement efforts by today’s law enforcement—gear that is 30% lighter than traditional designs. From the Fight Light line is its battle belt setup, which comprises of the Battle Belt, a Triple Mag Panel, three Magna Mag Single Pistol Mag Pouch, and a Roll-Up Dump Pouch.
Cobra Riggers Belt
As a foundation for its battle belt, Tactical Tailor offers a Cobra Riggers Belt that is made from two layers of 1 ¾” wide, mil-spec nylon webbing with parachute-grate hardware. Securing the Cobra Riggers Belt is a AustriAlpin Cobra buckle made from 7075 aluminum alloy with solid brass and stainless steel internals for maximum strength.
The Cobra Riggers Belt is available in Multicam (featured), Black, and Coyote Brown.
Product Link: https://www.tacticaltailor.com/cobrariggersbelt.aspx
Fight Light Battle Belt
Designed as a universal platform for any type of foundational belt, the Flight Light Battle Belt gives the user a wide, comfortable, and modular belt pad to hang any MOLLE pouch or holster necessary for the mission.
With a height of up to 6” to accommodate a variety of waistlines, the Battle Belt has external MOLLE panels and segmented slots on which to hang either a leg-drop platform or pouch directly to the foundational belt rather than the webbing. The Battle Belt includes integrated hardware to work in conjunction with Tactical Tailor’s Fight Light 4-Point Harness to help distribute the overall load to the upper torso rather than exclusively on the hip. At the rear panel, the battle belt has a semi-rigid insert panel to aid in stability and weight distribution.
The Fight Light Battle Belt is available in Multicam (featured), Black, Coyote Brown, Ranger Green and Wolf Grey.
- Small-Medium – Approximately 29″ to 32″
- Large – Approximately 32″ to 38″
- X-Large – Approximately 38″ to 48″
Product Link: https://www.tacticaltailor.com/fightlightbattlebelt.aspx
Fight Light Triple Mag Panel
The Flight Light Triple Mag Panel is a singular 6” (H) x 9” (L) x 1” (W) pouch that holds three, 30 round 5.56 magazines in flat configuration. Each open-top magazine pouch uses shock-cord retention to secure the magazines, and attaches to MOLLE webbing via three MALICE clips (included).
The Fight Light Triple Mag Panel is available in Multicam (featured), Black, Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green.
Fight Light Magna Mag Single Pistol Mag Pouch
The Magna Mag Single Pistol Mag Pouch is Tactical Tailor’s unique offering to the world of 5.5″ (H) x 1″ (L) x 1″ (W) pistol pouches by including a rare-earth magnet sewn into the front to enhance retention. Each pouch has a top-over flap that is secured via hook-and-loop and can be used to secure the tops of the magazines or tucked behind for more direct access. Each pistol pouch attaches to MOLLE webbing via an included short MALICE clip.
The Magna Mag Single Pistol Mag Pouch is available in Multi-Cam (featured), and Coyote Brown.
Fight Light Roll Up Dump Pouch
The Roll Up Dump Pouch in the Fight Light line offers an easy way to carry an expandable pouch for when real estate is limited on your belt. It includes a slide-release buckle to keep the pouch secure until needed; and when deployed the opening uses a slip-lock cinch to keep things secure. The dump pouch attaches to MOLLE webbing via two included short MALICE clips.
The Fight Light Roll Up Dump Pouch is available in Multicam (featured), ATACS, and Coyote Brown.
- Open: 9″ (H) x 6.5″ (L) x 3″ (W)
- Folded: 3.5″ (H) x 5″ (L) x 1.5″ (W)
Fight Light Multi-Purpose Pouch
The Multi-Mission Pouch is intended to hold a variety of medium-sized items, or a single .50cal rifle magazine. The Multi-Mission Pouch is 7″ (H) x 7″ (L) x 1.5″ (W) and has two internal compartments divided by an internal flap that allows for one compartment to be secured while accessing the other. The pouch itself is secured via a single slide-release buckle and attaches to MOLLE webbing via two included MALICE clips.
The inner compartment has two dividers and allows for direct access to items.
The outer compartment features three elastic nylon bands to secure smaller items, and is secured via an inner hook-and-loop flap.
The Fight Light Multi-Purpose Pouch Available in Multicam (featured), Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Good (4/5): Made from a variety of individual components (each sold separately) the cost of the Fight Light Battle Belt is determined by the color selected. In the instance of the belt evaluated, all elements were Multicam and for a size 38” waist when sizing was applicable:
- Cobra Belt: $106.25
- Battle Belt: $154.00
- Mag Panel: $35.50
- Pistol Pouch: $30.50/per, three provided
- Dump Pouch: $28.50
- Multi-Mission Pouch: $44.50
As a whole, the entire Light Fighter battle belt system costs roughly $460 for the components listed. In comparison, other competitors with similar complete nylon-based battle belt systems would be by HSGI ($500 approx.), ATS ($350 approx.), or Velocity Systems ($400 approx.) wherein the variance in price over other vendors is how much stitching, reinforcement, and type/quality of materials is used. Tactical Tailor uses 500D Cordura, similar to the other vendors listed, and invests a significant amount of attention to ensure durability and that the system will last. Tactical Tailor also offers a lifetime warranty for the life of the product. This makes the overall Fight Light battle belt system good from a cost aspect, and well placed within the market of competitors, given its high quality and attention to detail.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): While the configuration of a battle belt is entirely left to the user, its comfort is based on how it feels when worn, and if each component does what it needs to do without being cumbersome. The 1.5” thick closed-cell padding of the Fight Light Battle Belt, thicker than most on the market, wrapped the waist completely and ensured no pressure or edges from magazines or pouches pressed excessivly into the hip. The Battle Belt also ensured the overall system didn’t move regardless of stressors or bending at the waist because of the belt’s segmented design that allowed the sides to flex almost independently from the back. The back segment of the Battle Belt held a semi-rigid plastic insert that provided some support to the lower lumbar area of the back, while reinforcing the overall belt. Elsewhere, both the magazine pouches (pistol and rifle) drew well, although re-holstering the rifle magazines into the mag panel sometimes got hung up on the soft nylon openings. Once clear, the magazine pressed into the rest of the mag panel easily.
- Durability– Excellent (5/5): One of the things that sets the entire Flight Light line apart from the rest of Tactical Tailor’s products is that they are made entirely from 500D Cordura, compared to the 1000D material of other Tactical Tailor products. This makes components up to 30% lighter while sacrificing little in terms of the material’s abrasion resistance (what people commonly think of as the material’s ‘strength’). Throughout the battle belt system, all components held extensive bartack, X-pattern, and double-line reinforcement stitching that strengthened stress points—making the overall battle belt very well constructed. No loose threads or excess material were noted.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Each component of the battle belt system held its own functionality, but together they all achieved the desired end-state of providing a stable, robust range belt that held added items (magazines, holsters, etc.) well. The Fight Light Battle Belt itself held a notch on either side that allowed for leg-drop style holsters to be alternatively connected to the foundational Cobra Belt rather than the outer padding. The inclusion of mounting hardware for use of the optional shoulder harness (sold separately and not evaluated) gave the user the option of further offsetting the weight from the hips to the upper torso. The rifle/pistol magazine pouches did a good job of retaining magazines, with the rare-earth magnet providing notable retention to the pistol magazines. There was however, a little side-to-side play in the pistol magazine pouches when mounted on the mag shingle’s MOLLE webbing. The Multi-Mission and Dump Pouch were readily accessible, but it would have been nice if there were a way to keep the excess material to the retention strap tucked up when the pouch was compressed—the excess just dangled.
- Weight – Average (3/5): The weight of Flight Light products was comparable to a majority of other market vendors, most of which use 500D nylon as their base material. The step down from 1000D nylon puts the overall product line more in sync with the civilian market. Each component held its own weight, and indeed the overall weight of the system depends on the configuration chosen by the user, but in the evaluated system the overall weight of the battle belt was 2.78 pounds, whereas each component was:
- Cobra Belt: 10 ounces
- Battle Belt: 16.96 ounces
- Mag Panel: 3.9 ounces
- Pistol Pouch: 1.7 ounces
- Dump Pouch: 4 ounces
- Multi-Mission Pouch: 4.5 ounces
It would be difficult to compare the Fight Light battle belt system to the alternatives vendors noted above, simply because of the diversity in materials and design. Instead, users should compare the differences in individual components. This includes examples in HSGI’s Suregrip Battle Belt pad (1 pound) which was on par with Tactical Tailor’s, or Velocity System’s Helium Whisper Triple Magazine Pouch (5.25 ounces) which weighed more. The result being that most of Tactical Tailor’s Fight Light line was on-par with, or slightly above, the weight of its competitors and it is left to the user to evaluate if its adequate (or average) weight is appropriately for their needs and the mission at hand.
Overall Rating – Good (20/25)
Product Link: https://www.tacticaltailor.com/fightlight.aspx
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