Made by these people, well this person…
The name Morion Thread Works, MTW conjures up images of the ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ of bygone days.
MTW is in fact the very opposite, it’s a one man show.
Richard Haddow is the man is behind the brand and stitches in any spare time he has.
He has only been stitching for about a year now, so not a bad start really.
I was intrigued by the review here https://kitpest.co.uk/morion-thread-works-single-m4-mag-pouch/ on KitPest that was written by Sam, along with the fact that MTW is based relatively local to me.
I then decided to do a little stalking of the company both online and on Facebook, as you do, liking what I saw.
After passing comment on one of his product pictures having the out of date style FFDs and offering two out of date Israeli dressings as props a FB conversation was started.
Anyway, one thing led to another and a pouch was bought.
I’ve only had this a matter of days so it’s very much first impressions.
All products are made using material to US, UK & EU Military specifications.
The pouch itself is made from 500D Crye Multicam, with 15mm Murdock woven multicam webbing and 25mm olive webbing forming the MOLLE.
It’s a striking design and does have some nice features and, unfortunately, some flaws.
I’ll state now that I initially bought this pouch as a trial to ‘give the brand a shot’.
However due to manufacturing delays it was a few weeks before I received it.
As a form of recompense Richard has offered to send me a 9mm pouch gratis, which I consider very good customer service.
He could have kept me waiting without offering an explanation or any compensation.
That said he is aware that I’m writing this review.
One thing that had my OCD twitching is the security system on this example.
The surface mounted QR buckle is fine but the fact that it has the 15mm webbing running through it ruins the whole look.
It works perfectly fine, but it just doesn’t look right!
In some places the internal seams are a bit patchy, but things are bar tacked where required.
The intriguing lid design, which I really like, works well on the larger pouches; water-bottle and utility pouches for example.
However, on this smaller pouch it gives the pouch what I can only describe as ‘elephant ears’…
I’m also not too sure about the ‘hinge’ part, I think it should be bar tacked or reinforced there as it feels as if it’s a weak point.
I’ve not been able to tear it apart at this moment in time.
I think it may also benefit from having a drain hole put in, that’s just my opinion though.
Some of the nice touches are; the way the loose end is retained by a strip of 15mm webbing.
The ends of the MOLLE columns have been folded over and bar tacked so there are no raw edges showing.
The ‘cup’ of the pouch is finished off by a double fold over hem giving it a neat appearance.
I didn’t pay a lot for this and as I say, you get what you pay for, you can’t expect Boris quality for WebTex prices.
By the way MTW isn’t WebTex quality it’s better!
Richard is just starting out and compared to some he is relatively inexperienced. Everyone starts somewhere!
There are some good designs on his Facebook page and website.
Would I recommend this pouch for serious real-world applications? No, not until the points highlighted have been rectified.
For the Cadet world and other less vigorous use? yes not a problem.
Will I buy Morion Thread Works stuff again? Yes, I’m looking forward to receiving the 9mm pouch as I was planning on buying one, even after receiving this pouch.
It’s easy to be hyper critical when reviewing things but as this pouch is offered up for sale…
First impressions only mind, Richard is only just starting out and he is still learning but he has a lot of potential.
I believe he has a way to go and with his innovative designs he is one to watch…
Follow the Hyperlink straight to the pouch…
- Cost – £££: £12.00 it won’t break the bank.
- Value for money 1-5: 4, it’s relatively cheap, I’ve bought a lot worse for more money.
- Ease of use 1-5: 4, good solid MOLLE attachment to the PALS.
- Construction 1-5: 2, let down by some poor stitching and the use of 15mm webbing instead of 25mm.
- Allyness 1-5: 3, it looks good, apart from the 15mm webbing.
This Kit Pest Review was written by Gorgeous Jim Shoebridge. Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any thoughts or comments related to this article then leave a comment!