Emdom-MM GPS Pouch
The Emdom-MM GPS Pouch is another collaboration between Emdom USA, and MM from militarymorons.com. The pouch is specially designed for the Garmin GPSMAP 60 series (model 60, 60CS, 60CSx) which is 5.25" tall x 2.25" wide x 1.5" deep, plus another 1.5" tall antenna). The pouch will also fit similar or smaller sized GPS units (e.g. Oregon and Colorado GPS series), and other electronics (e.g. i-phone or compact cameras).
The design goals were as follows: Operate the GPS unit without having it removed from the pouch. Once mounted, the pouch can be left open with the GPS unit on for on the go reference without having to hold the GPS in the hand. Full security of the GPS unit when the pouch is opened; and easy removal of the unit when needed. Compact storage pouch with protection against frontal impact, abrasion, weather conditions, and scratches. Capability of mounting on shoulder straps, PALS, or web belts. Flexible outlet for antenna, cable or headphone.
The Emdom-MM GPS pouch adopts a clam-shell design, and has a double zippered opening on three sides of the pouch. The front panel opens out and down, and is designed to hold the GPS unit horizontally. There are two paracords inside the pouch which the cord length controls the degree of the opening (see pictures). The cord ends go through two small eyelets at the top of the pouch and the knot can be retied to adjust the cord length.
The GPS pouch is constructed of mil-spec 1000 Denier Cordura nylon which is water and abrasion resistant. There are built-in 1.2mm stiffened HDPE plastic sheets and EVA foam at the front and back panel to resist and spread impact or bumps. The rigidity of HDPE plastic sheet also maintains the shape of the pocket in the pouch-open position, reducing the chances of accidental fallout from the panel folding over. The interior of the front panel is lined with loop Velcro to secure the retaining sleeve, and offers protection from scratches.
Each GPS pouch comes with a specially designed retaining sleeve for the Garmin GPSMAP 60 series. The sleeve has a clear screen (2.5 tall x 2.25 wide) at the front, elastic straps at sides, and hook Velcro at the back which secures to the loop Velcro surface inside the interior front panel. The clear screen of the sleeve provides protection to the GPS screen, and still allows touch-screens to function. Since the retaining sleeve is elastic, it will fit other electronics of similar dimensions. The user can also position the sleeve anywhere on the loop Velcro surface of interior front panel, near the top or bottom, as per his preference.
At the top of the GPS pouch is the antenna opening, which is constructed by overlapping elastic. It also functions as the outlet for headphones or cables. At the bottom of the pouch is the drainage grommet for maritime ops.
The GPS pouch is PALS / MALICE / ALICE system compatible. It accepts both long and short MALICE clips (not included), is ready to be installed on PALS or web belt up to 3 wide. There are two additional Velcro straps at the back of the pouch for shoulder strap mounting on a backpack.
When the pouch is open and the GPS unit is on and secured by the sleeve, users can operate the unit without taking it out from the pouch. After finishing the GPS set up, he can regularly glance or refer to the GPS unit without having to hold it in his hand, leaving his hand free for other tasks. The GPS unit can be taken out from the pouch anytime with the sleeve installed, and the pouch can be closed when the GPS is no longer needed.
Other usage and tips: Although primarily designed for the Garmin GPS unit, the GPS pouch actually fits many other types of electronics, like compact cameras and the i-phone. However, the Garmin retaining sleeve may not perfectly fit for these electronics. A piece of adhesive hook Velcro can be stuck on the back of the electronic device to directly Velcro it inside the pouch without using the sleeve. If no sleeve or Velcro is used, the pouch opening angle can be made smaller (less than 70 degrees). The rigidity of the pouch (clam-shell shaped) and the paracord (at both sides) will still retain the item pretty well.
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