Makers of some of the best tactical gear, Elite Survival Systems makes some excellent quality products. From concealment systems to apparel & accessories, ESS has you covered.
As a US company, ESS is dedicated to domestic production and American quality manufacturing.
Producing for the US military and various professionals across many industries are just a few things that set Elite Survival Systems apart from the crowd.
The mission of ESS is simple, that is to make gear which will stand with you when the times get tough. People need their gear to be able to depend on to survive in many cases. Located in their home state of Missouri, ESS’s hometown is Washington.
Elite Survival Systems strives not only to be a business leader but also an example of what a company can achieve when focused on best practices and a high standard of ethics. Product lines include over 100 domestically produced and numerous foreign goods.
Slings, holsters, range bags, tactical pouches, and belts are some of the examples of what can be found on their webpage. ESS even offers accessories for shotguns, radios and duffel bags for any tactical need or application.
The quality of the Cobra Riggers Belt, Liberty GunPack and Pulse 24 Hour Backpack we tested and photographed were all excellent. We wrote about what we thought and experienced below for you. If Elite Survival Systems even remotely appeals to you, then you owe it to yourself to check them out. See what we see, and you can appreciate their craft.
Cobra Riggers Belt
– AustiAlpin D-Ring Cobra quick-release safety buckle
– 4,000 – 5,000 lb. straight pull rating (buckle/d-ring)
– Exceeds ANSI Z359.1, CSA, EN, UIAA, and NFPA fall protection standards
– 1.75″ Mil-Spec type 13 webbing (7000 lb. tensile strength)
– Belt stiffened to support additional gear
– Full Rigger’s stitch on D-ring side
– Offered in black, coyote, MultiCam and Olive Drab color variations
– Made in the USA
– Available in sizes S (26-31” waist) to XXL (51-56” waist)
– Offered in black, coyote tan and wolf grey colors
– Attaches to standard belt and MOLLE platforms
– Can be worn in both horizontal and vertical positions
– Dual-rip cords for instant concealed-carry access
– 1000 denier nylon construction
– Adjustable/removable holster and magazine loop in the main compartment
– Generously sized accessory compartment with mesh pocket
– Front flap pocket
– Dedicated phone pouch with elastic band and Velcro closure
– Compatible with most compact and sub-compact autos
– Fits most small frame revolvers
– 7” x 5” x 2.25” dimensions
PULSE 24-Hour Backpack
– 1000 denier nylon construction
– MOLLE compatible
– Heavy duty zippers with covered zipper chain
– Three large padded primary compartments with compression straps
– Front compartment with a key hook, admin panel, and zippered mesh pocket
– Fleece-lined flat eye-wear pocket on front
– Vented back panel with internal air-weight aluminum spine
– Adjustable, ergo-padded, S-shaped shoulder straps
– Laser cut MOLLE panel on pack front
– Adjustable, quick release, removable sternum straps
– Loop panel for patches
– Two rear compartments easily accommodate 3L hydration reservoirs
– Simultaneous tube-routing system
– Drainage grommets at the bottom of the pack
– 3.75 lb. overall weight
– 19” x 11” x 9” dimensions
– Available in black, wolf grey and coyote tan color options
Elite Survival Systems Cobra Riggers Belt Review
No matter if you’re a military operator, tactical enthusiast, law enforcement, or simply someone who loves to adventure out in the wild, the Elite Survival Systems Cobra Riggers Belt will effortlessly keep up your most demanding activities.
For the longest time I’ve been looking for the best of the best when it comes to tactical belts, but my options were extremely limited. It meant ordering my belts from across the globe and having every single one custom made.
When I came across the Cobra Riggers Belt at the Elite Survival System’s SHOT Show booth, I knew I had stumbled across a piece worth treasuring. Not only was their Cobra Riggers belt insanely durable, stiff and stitched together like a dream, it also featured a high-end level of functionality.
Impressed, I just had to try one on and so I did. During my field test, the Cobra Riggers Belt crushed it. I’ve been wearing this belt everyday now and it’s become an essential piece of gear that I throw on every morning. Regardless if I pair it with my HK USP Compact 9 or Wilson Combat X-Tac 1911, (both tucked away neatly in a kydex holster), the stiff, but comfortable belt offers plenty of snug security and peace of mind.
In terms of features, there are quite a handful. The belt itself is constructed of 7000lb. tensile strength military grade webbing. The buckle and rescue D-ring are designed to exceed all relevant fall protection standards (4,000 and 5,000+ lbs. straight pull protection, respectively)
Quick-release proprietary system + rescue D-rings standard w/ standard rigger stitching. Modular gear loadout points using their velcro pouches and attachment points (they’re sold separately, so make sure to order when / as you need them if you’re interested). It’s made in the U.S.A. for added peace of mind, durability and a brilliant level of attention to construction detail. The belt comes in a handful of color variations including drab greens, browns, blacks, and a Multicam pattern. This belt comes in a TON of size configurations, and it’s really easy to figure out which one you need for the best fit. Right on the Cobra Riggers Belt page of the Elite Survival Site you’ll find a simple chart that explains the waist size fitment.
All in all, it’s my opinion that this is easily one of the best tactical belts on the market.
Elite Survival Systems Liberty GunPack Review
Gun enthusiasts, this one’s for you. The Liberty GunPack is built from the ground up to be your one-stop shop for every weapon storage and portage need you can think of. It’s stylish, it’s snazzy, and of course, it’s functional, which in the end, is the most important part of any tool. Let’s take a look at what we’re working with, shall we?
If you’re familiar with the Cobra Rigger’s Belt, you’ll be happy to know that this fits perfectly alongside it, or should I say on it, mounting to the belt with a firm press onto one of the belt’s several Velcro mounting points. Horizontal, vertical, either way your guns, ammo, and supplies will get where they’re going.
The GunPack itself is constructed of heavy-duty nylon, built for longevity and hard use out of 1000 denier nylon. Pick your color from black, tan, or grey. Hands-on, eyes-off is the game plan here. The main pocket is a semi-hidden holster / magazine loop with quick access ripcords.
The weapon compartment takes up the vast majority of this case’s storage space, as expected. You can fit most varieties of handguns, subcompact automatics, and so forth in here, as well as, perhaps, a taser or pepper spray in substitution of a firearm if that’s your desire (this is personal conjecture). Of course, legality is also an issue, be sure you know what your jurisdiction allows and be safe in what you carry and what you shoot!
A phone compartment will fit smaller phones and cables, or larger phones / tablets without them. Don’t expect to cram a laptop in there, though; that’s not what this is for! Thanks to its ambidextrous nature, everybody can enjoy this case, which is really nice.
To joke a bit, nobody’s going to suspect this is a CCW pouch / bag, because, well, you look like you’re wearing a fanny pack. My thoughts on the matter? Well, everybody’s different, but I’d try it. After all, you can never have too much storage, weapon-based or not!
Elite Survival Systems PULSE 24-Hour Backpack Review
Ex-military, police, fire, and other such forces will immediately recognize the resourcefulness of the Pulse 24-Hour Backpack. It comes loaded with plenty of organizational features, a rugged construction quality and of course, a really sleek overall pack look.
The aluminum air-weight spine in conjunction with the ventilated back offers plenty of comfort when it comes to carrying heavier loads of gear. With adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, getting the perfect fit to transfer that weight is an effortless task. Speaking of securing the pack to your body, one feature I really enjoy in particular is the quick release buckles at the bottom of the shoulder straps. When you need to drop your pack on the fly, these lower buckles are golden.
Let’s face it, water is essential. Luckily, Elite Survival Systems didn’t skip a beat when it came to integrating a hydration system hanger on the interior. With a full resivour, I still found there to be plenty of room for other gear thanks to its tucked away stretch pocket in the rear.
Another I really like about the Elite Survival Systems Pulse 24 backpack is the plethora of pockets. If you’re like me and are an organizational kind of guy, you can easily appreciate just how well-thought-out this pack is. There is literally a pocket, compartment and zippered storage area for virtually all of your essential gear. If you can dream it, you can haul it neatly.
The compression straps mash it down pretty well, offering a lot of storage in one compact pack profile. Speaking of which, the construction is excellent. The zippers are YKK heavy-duty, and the body is woven of 1000 denier nylon. In other words, you can put this pack through the wringer and it will continue to keep up with the action.