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You've probably heard the term "MOLLE" get thrown around a lot, but what is it and how does it actually work? Let's start with the basics, it stands for "modular lightweight load-carrying equipment." It's a heavy-duty webbing system commonly found on tactical gear like backpacks, body armor, duty belts and more. This system is used to attach equipment directly to gear for quick access and to expand storage space. There are a lot of accessories that are compatible with MOLLE, but to make the most out of it, you must know how to properly use it.

Step 1

How to use MOLLE - step 01

Start by locating the strap(s) on the accessory, there should be a snap on the end. This is the end you will lead your weave with.

Step 2

How to use MOLLE - step 02

On the platform you'd like to attach your gear to, slide the strap underneath the first row of MOLLE. Pull it all the way.

Step 3

How to use MOLLE - step 03

Locate the MOLLE webbing on the back of your accessory. Slide the strap underneath the row closest to the top.

Step 4

How to use MOLLE - step 04

If your accessory has multiple rows of MOLLE, repeat the process from the beginning for each additional row.

Step 5

How to use MOLLE - step 05

Once you have your accessory where you want it, snap to close. This secures the accessory.

Yes, customizing your gear using the MOLLE webbing system really is that simple. It's a quick, easy and secure way to attach and transport more than just the essentials. While it's not difficult to use, it does take time to discover what customizations work best for you. The possibilities are endless — now that you know how to properly use this system, you'll quickly see how efficient it is.

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