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Installing and Mounting a Dump Pouch

Dump pouches are designed to provide quick and convenient storage for used or empty magazines and other items to keep you organized and efficient whether on a mission or at the shooting range.

Let’s look at various pouches and the process of installing & mounting a dump pouch so that you have easy, hands-free access to your equipment when you need it.

Understanding Dump Pouches

Dump pouches are an essential tool for a variety of activities from tactical operations and airsoft games to outdoor adventures.

They provide a convenient space to quickly stow used or empty magazines or other items,  helping you to maintain a clean and efficient workspace in the field.

There are several types of dump pouches available and each has its unique features and benefits.

  • Integrated dump pouches: These pouches are attached directly to your gear and are a permanent fixture on your setup.
  • Drop leg dump pouches: These pouches are designed to be worn around your thigh and provide easy access and a large storage capacity.
  • MOLLE dump pouches: Modular dump pouches attach to your gear using MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing. For instance, all of our dump pouches feature laser-cut MOLLE panels. This allows for customizable positioning and attachment to various parts of your gear.

Features to consider when selecting a dump pouch

Camo dump pouch mounted on battle belt with VELCRO One-Wrap.

When choosing a dump pouch, it’s important to consider a few key features:

  • Material: The material of your dump pouch can greatly impact its durability and performance. Look for high-quality materials like Ripstop and Cordura. All of our dump pouches are made with these two materials since they’re known for their resistance to wear and tear.
  • Size: Size is another important factor. You want a pouch that’s large enough to hold your spent magazines, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome. We offer two sizes: large and mini – so you can have just the right amount of room.
  • Attachment: Consider your attachment preference and the demands of your activity when deciding on an attachment method.
  • Closure: A good dump pouch should secure your magazines while allowing for quick and easy access when needed. For example, all of our pouches close with a cinch closure.
  • Storage: Some dump pouches can be rolled up (like all of our pouches). This allows the pouch to be stored out of the way when not in use.

Remember that the best dump pouch for you depends on your specific needs and preferences.

Different Ways to Install a Dump Pouch

Attaching a dump pouch to your gear or belt is an essential step that can significantly affect its functionality and ease of use.

Here are 6 different ways to attach a dump pouch:

  1. VELCRO One-Wrap

This method involves using a VELCRO strap that wraps around MOLLE webbing or belts. It’s a flexible and easy-to-adjust method, allowing for quick attachment and detachment. The VELCRO One-Wrap method is particularly favored for its simplicity and the secure fit it provides.

  1. MOLLE system

The MOLLE system involves weaving the pouch’s straps through the MOLLE webbing on tactical vests, backpacks, or belts. This method is widely used in military and law enforcement gear and allows for versatile positioning of the pouch.

  1. Belt loops or clips

Some dump pouches come equipped with built-in loops or clips that can easily attach to a standard belt. This method is straightforward and often used for quick access.

  1. MALICE Clips

MALICE Clips are durable attachments designed for military gear. They can be used to fasten a dump pouch securely to MOLLE webbing or belts to keep pouches secure during intense situations.

  1. Slip-on or sleeve attachment

This quick method involves slipping the dump pouch onto the belt through a sleeve or tunnel-like opening. It’s an easy and convenient method but may not provide as secure a fit as some of the other methods.

  1. Snap buttons or hook-and-loop fasteners

These fasteners are used for quick attachments and offer the convenience of quick removal. They’re a good choice for situations where you need to switch out your gear frequently.

The best installation method for you will depend on your gear setup, personal preference, and tactical requirements.

Installing a Dump Pouch with VELCRO One-Wrap

At Flatline Fiber, we prefer attaching our dump pouches using the VELCRO One-Wrap.

The beauty of the VELCRO One-Wrap is that it sticks to itself to provide a secure hold while being easily adjustable.

First, here are the materials you’ll need to do this:

  • Dump pouch
  • VELCRO One-Wrap
  • Your gear (plate carrier, battle belt, etc.)

Step 1: Position your dump pouch

Before you begin attaching your dump pouch, you first need to decide where you want it to sit on your gear. This will largely depend on your personal preference, but you want your dump pouch to be easily accessible yet out of the way so it doesn’t hinder your movement.

A common place for mounting a dump pouch is on the backside of your battle belt or plate carrier. However, make sure it’s within reach and you can comfortably drop your spent mags into it.

Step 2: Prepare the VELCRO One-Wrap

Cut a length of VELCRO One-Wrap that’s long enough to securely wrap around your gear and the dump pouch.

Step 3: Attach the dump pouch

Thread the VELCRO One-Wrap through the MOLLE webbing or attachment points on your dump pouch.

Then, wrap it around your gear at the location you’ve chosen for your pouch. Make sure the wrap is snug, but not overly tight so you don’t strain the fabric of your gear.

Step 4: Secure the dump pouch

Pull the VELCRO One-Wrap tightly and secure it onto itself.

The VELCRO should provide a strong hold, but you can adjust it as necessary to get the right fit.

Step 5: Test and adjust

Finally, test your setup.

Insert and remove a few magazines to make sure the pouch is accessible and comfortable to use. If necessary, adjust the position or tightness of the VELCRO One-Wrap until you’re satisfied with the setup.

By following these steps, you’ll have a well-mounted dump pouch ready for action.

Flatline Fiber Co.’s Dump Pouches

At Flatline Fiber Co. we offer three dump pouch models. All three feature laser-cut MOLLE panels that will attach to any MOLLE or P.A.L.S. 1” system, can be rolled up out of the way when not in use, and include internal storage pockets.

Mini Dump Pouch

Brown camo mini dump pouch by Flatline Fiber.

The Mini Dump Pouch is an excellent choice for those who value compactness and portability.

Despite its small size, it offers ample storage space for spent magazines or other essential items. It’s lightweight and easy to attach to your gear.

It’s an ideal option for quick missions or outdoor activities that require minimal equipment.

Cordura Dump Pouch

Green camo cordura dump pouch by Flatline Fiber.

The Cordura Dump Pouch is designed for durability and versatility. Made from Cordura fabric, it’s resistant to wear and tear so it can withstand the rigors of tactical operations and outdoor adventures.

It’s MOLLE compatible, allowing you to attach it to various parts of your gear for optimal accessibility.

Plus, its generous size provides ample storage space for magazines, tools, or other necessary items.

Ripstop Dump Pouch

Green camo ripstop dump pouch by Flatline Fiber.

Our Ripstop Dump Pouch brings together the best of durability and lightweight design. Made from Ripstop fabric, this pouch is designed to resist tearing and ripping.

Despite its robust construction, it’s remarkably lightweight and will add minimal weight to your gear.

Whether you’re engaged in tactical operations, enjoying an outdoor adventure, or participating in an airsoft game, our dump pouches are a reliable and efficient tool to enhance your performance.

Mastering the Art of Dump Pouch Installation

Whether you choose the secure method of MOLLE weaving or VELCRO One-Wrap or the quick adaptability of snap buttons, the ultimate goal is to strike a balance that suits your specific tactical or outdoor environment.

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