Airsoft molle pouches are a great way to add extra storage to your airsoft gear, and they can be attached in a variety of ways.
However, in almost every airsoft game we visit, there is a player with pouches incorrectly fitted just flapping in the wind before they end up on the floor while the player is running around trying to avoid BBs.
What is molle?
Molle is a modular system of webbing that allows the user to add or remove airsoft pouches and other accessories as needed.
This allows airsoft players complete customisation of their kit to create a setup that works best for them and their playing style.
How do I attach molle pouches?
Traditional airsoft assault vests come with an array of pouches, but because they are fixed – they don’t allow you the freedom to tailor your kit to your own needs.
If you want to add or remove pouches or move them around to a different location on your chest rig or plate carrier – choosing a molle system is a great choice.
Most molle pouches can be connected using Velcro, fasteners, clips, or a combination of these methods.Here is a quick video guide on the different ways to attach molle pouches, how to do it and what method is the most secure.
What molle pouches can I attach to my webbing?
Molle pouches can be attached to chest rigs and plate carriers, but what type of pouches are available?
Here is a list of the most popular airsoft molle pouches:
- Radio pouches
- Utility pouches
- Magazine pouches
- Grenade pouches
- Medic pouches
- Dump pouches
- Food & Drink pouches
- Accessory pouches
Here at Socom Tactical, we stock a range of molle pouches to suit most webbing.
Which molle pouch is best for me?
This all depends on your playing style, what type of gun you use and how much kit you want to carry with you on the airsoft field.
Magazine Molle Pouches
The most popular types of pouches are magazine pouches, as players need a way to carry extra magazines for their primary and secondary weapons.
Kombat UK Double Duo Molle Magazine Pouch
Double Duo magazine pouch for AR and M4 magazines which can hold up to four magazines whilst minimising space on your molle platform
Utility Molle Pouches
Some players also like to have a small utility pouch to carry BBs, tools, and other small items, while others prefer to have a larger dump pouch to store empty magazines and other ammo.
Kombat UK Mini Utility Pouch
Molle mounted mini utility pouch designed for documents, bandages and other small accessories out on the field
Grenade Molle Pouches
These are a popular type of molle pouch because they allow players to carry extra grenades with them on the airsoft field.
Tasmanian Tiger Grenade Pouch
A small pouch that holds small grenades and can attach to any molle system and hold smaller size grenades which are secured using a bungee retention flap and band
Medic Molle Pouches
Dump Molle Pouches
Dump pouches are a great way to store empty magazines and other kit, and they can be attached to either a belt or molle webbing.
It really is down to personal preference, so have a look at all the different types of molle pouches available and see what would work best for you.
If you are still unsure, you can always talk to our dedicated airsoft support team who will be more than happy to help you choose the right pouches for your needs.
What is Molle Webbing?
In Airsoft, Molle webbing is a system of interwoven strips of material that allows the player to add or remove pouches and other accessories as needed. This allows airsoft players complete customisation of their kit to create a setup that works best for them and their playing style
Molle webbing can be found on assault vests, chest rigs, plate carriers, and other airsoft gear.
Molle Pouches vs Traditional Assault Vests
The main difference between molle pouches and traditional assault vests is that molle pouches are not fixed to the gear. This means they can be moved around and positioned as needed, which gives the player more freedom to tailor their kit to their own needs.
Molle pouches can also be attached to a belt, so they can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder.
Traditional assault vests have fixed pouches, which means they cannot be moved around or positioned in different ways. This can make it difficult to find a comfortable fit, and it can also limit the amount of kit you can carry with you on the airsoft field.
There are many benefits to choosing molle pouches over a fixed rig, so it really is down to personal preference. If you want more freedom to move your pouches around and position them as you see fit, then molle pouches are a great option.
However, if you prefer the simplicity of a fixed rig or you want to carry more kit with you on the airsoft field, then traditional assault vests might be a better choice.
No matter which option you choose, make sure you try out different setups to find what works best for you and your playing style. And if you’re ever unsure, our dedicated airsoft support team is always on hand to help.