The Garmin Foretrex is the most widely used wrist GPS in military operations. Thanks to its small size, light weight and specific functions like the Jumpmaster, the ballistic calculator Applied Ballistics and the compatibility with night vision devices, it has been guiding the special forces missions all over the world for years now.
It is however known that the weak point of the basic kit sold by Garmin has always been the strap, which is basic and not adaptable to the needs of those who operate in the field. To solve this problem, and to enhance the potential of this wonderful instrument, we decided to give free rein to creativity and to design the dedicated modular system Garmin Foretrex Reconnaissance Cover.
The kit consists of 5 pieces:
• Protective shell
• Wrist strap
• Cover flap
• 40 cm of One-Wrap® tape in Coyote 498 color
• 40 cm of One-Wrap® tape in Black color
The protective shell was designed to fit like a glove on the body of the GPS. The PVC window protects the screen from scratches, dirt and debris, while the HANK composite fabric provides protection against abrasions, cuts, chemical agents and live flames thanks to the FR property of this material. The VELCRO Brand® One-Wrap® fastener allows the shell to be attached to any velcro loop surface (Eg. the inner panels of the Modular Reconnaissance Task Bag) without needing any additional accessories. The button texts have been reported on the shell by laser engraving.
The strap, adjustable by hook and loop fastener, is made of MIL-W-17337, Class 2 webbing in 1″ width. This is not a random choice: in fact, this size allows the strap to be securely fixed by passing it directly inside the 601/701 loops without having to use any tool. To ensure both ease of application and safety, a strip of 3/4″ One-Wrap® tape was added to the 301/401 strap. The design changes, but not the result.
The cover flap, made of our proprietary laminated fabric LAHYCO which is laser cut, protects the PVC window from mud, debris and bad weather, as well as avoiding light reflections. Inside the flap there is a PVC document holder, useful for pictures, radio frequencies, ballistic tables or any other helpful information. The closure is entrusted to an innovative YKK® plastic button, that guarantees low noise and durability.
The 40 cm One-Wrap® tapes complete the kit, providing an alternative fixing method to the wrist strap. It can be used to attach the Foretrex to the rifle buttstock, or it can be cut to size to fix it to a D-ring, a MOLLE loop or to a shoulder strap of a backpack. Supplied in both Coyote 498 and Black colors, it can be used on every type of equipment providing a color match.
The high modularity of this system makes the Garmin Foretrex Reconnaissance Cover the perfect accessory to take the functionality of this instrument to the next level. If you own a Foretrex, you can’t be without it. If you do not, we are sure that after seeing this product you will run to buy one.
Our attention to detail, combined with personalized design, offer a unique product that reflects our commitment to “state of the art” military equipment.
Weight: 45 g
Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 cm
|Product Name||Garmin Foretrex 301 and 401 Reconnaissance Cover MultiCam - FROG.PRO|