Odin Systems Commanders Panel (£29.99)
- Cost 3/5
- Value for money 4/5
- Ease of use 5/5
- Construction 5/5
- Allyness 3.5/5
As a commander you’re going to be carrying a fair few extra items. Compass, lumi pens, maps, etc… There are several solutions to carrying all your extra items, but what if you’re carrying them whilst wearing Osprey body armour? Some may argue that the issued command pouch that comes with the Osprey pouch set may be good enough. However, I disagree. I personally feel that extra space is needed for this mission essential kit, this is stuff you can’t sling in your daysack and mess around getting later. It needs to be front and centre at less than a arms reach. That’s why I feel the Odin Systems command panel offers you the best solution for keeping that kit right where it needs to be.
First of all let’s talk about the pouch itself. The material is military spec genuine Crye multicam fabric and is extremely compliant. The outside of the pouch includes a large multicam Velcro part that gives you ample room for placing your patches on. Furthermore there are three rows of MOLLE for mounting any patches you want on the exterior. On the rear the MOLLE loops are secured by Velcro tabs that fold back on the final loop on the patch, extinguishing the nightmare of poppers coming undone whilst moving.
When you open the command panel, I’m sure (like myself) you will be astounded by the sheer amount of real estate on offer internally. Inside you’ll find a series of MOLLE rows sewn in for organising things such as your pens and keeping secure any kit you need to tie down. Behind those, there is a large open pocket against the rear, I find this a great solution for where to store my Haribo and cigarettes! It also has more than enough space to hold your notebooks, crib cards and TAMs.
One of the unique aspects of this command panel is the Inbuilt waterproof map case. The laminate on it is waterproof and can hold a small tactical or a well folded map. Underneath the map case you’ll find a small waterproof pouch that I’ve used to contain my section ORBAT, these are very simple ideas that the guys and girls at Odin Tactical have refined and perfected to give the soldier in the field just what they need to keep what their Kit secure and in the right place.
My final thoughts on this command panel are that I’m happy as hell to be using this! It’s construction is solid and robust and the use of actual multicam fabrics will stop you looking chippy. It will last a long time regardless of where you take it and what you put it through. If you’re thinking of buying a command panel I highly recommend this one! It works perfectly with osprey and you’ll be future proofing yourself when VIRTUS comes knocking at your door. So go check out the kit at Odin Tactical.
This Kit Pest Review was written by Callum J Bickerton. Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any thoughts or comments related to this review then leave a comment!