Made by these people…
If you don’t have a dump pouch these days, you’re living in the past. Conventionality the school of thought for magazine changes is to use the venerable Brecon pouch and launch that empty mag into between your smock and body armour. This is all well and good, but with UBAC shirts, Osprey and VIRTUS becoming the norm, the Brecon pouch is slowly becoming a thing of he past.
I was recently on a live firing package in Sennybridge and decided to take as close as to a generic set of beltkit as this KitPest owns. Stupidly I forgot to switch my venerable warrior assault systems dump pouch from my battle belt to my other set of webbing. Luckily one of the only silver linings to being in Wales is the kit shops. Many of us had identified the failings on our beltkits and decided to go to Dixie’s corner and grab some pouches to make our lives a little bit more easier.
Dixie’s corner is one of the hallowed names in bespoke military tailoring and the staff were amazing in explaining what they had on offer. The kit is durable and reasonably priced.
The dump pouches come in two sizes and I chose the smaller of the two as I don’t like my dump pouch bouncing against my leg while I run.
The pouch is made of a 1000 denier cordura in Eribis ATP which is a commercial variant of MTP material. The colours are a little brighter on the camouflage pattern but after a bit more use I’m sure it’ll fade to a acceptable colour. Sure did after exposure to that bloody red clay on X Range.
When folded the pouch is compact and won’t interfere with the rest of your belt kit. It is MOLLE so it can be mounted to the side of a MOLLE utility pouch whilst being ergonomic for magazine changes.
The main body of the pouch is a thick gauge mesh. This allows any water to rapidly drain out and keeps the pouch pretty lightweight.
At the neck there is a elasticated collar which is one of the few drawbacks of the pouch. However I see why Dixie’s did this.
The collar at the top of the pouch is a pretty thick elastic. This is great for retention of your magazines whilst running. But, on the other hand it does take a little more time to get them in as I found myself having to stuff my whole gloved hand into the pouch to make sure they were in. Or, if I casually dropped them in, the base plate of a Magpul EMAG would get caught on the opening of the collar.
Now I’m not saying this to turn you off from this dump pouch as it’s fantastic, and nobody wants to lose magazines. But if Dixie’s could make the opening on the collar a little higher it would solve the extra time it takes to make sure your magazines are seated securely.
To conclude, I fitted about six Magpul EMAGs and metal H&K magazines easily into this dump pouch. It sure as hell made my last week of field firing a hell of a lot easier.
With VIRTUS killing the Brecon pouch, investing your kit tokens into a dump pouch is a sound investment. And this pouch is a great bit of kit from a UK company.
• Cost – ££: £26.00, Hand made kit for that price is a steal! Get it here
• Value for money 1-5: 4, With units converting to VIRTUS can you really afford to not have a dump pouch?
• Ease of use 1-5: 3, simple to use however the retention collar can be annoying.
• Construction 1-5: 5, Dixie’s corner lives up to its reputation of excellence.
• Allyness 1-5: 4 This dump pouch will complete any beltkit adding more ally points.
This Kit Pest Review was written by Callum Bickerton. Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any thoughts or comments related to this article then leave a comment!