Convert practically ANY VEST with a cummerbund and molle to a BDS Quick (QR) Release Conversion Kit.
The BDS QR Conversion Kit allows the user to adapt the QR Conversion Kit to the “under flap” of the front portion of your vest, where you normally keep your AR Magazines, Medical, etc. Instead of “Fighting the Flap”, just convert to the QR Conversion Kit for ease of getting in and out of your carrier system. Works on all vests we’ve tried this on that have a cummerbund that wraps around to the front of a vest. The carrier shown in the pictures is a Banshee carrier that we used the BDS QR Conversion Kit on. Works like a charm.
QR Buckles are GT Buckles manufactured by AustriAlpin, creators of the original Cobra Buckle system used on many belt rigs and other rescue gear. They have a very high abuse and weight tolerance and are very durable. Each buckle polymer has a 500 lb weight crush load. Buckles are made of a high grade polymer material. The metal buckles have a 2023 lb weight crush load and only add less than 1 lb to your rig.
NOTE: Conversion Kits are sold as shown on the picutres. One dual buckles systems for the left side and one dual buckle system for the right side. You get both sides (left and right) with the purchase. There have been many questions about this. This should help sum up the confusion!
Converting your vest is easy in three simple steps:
1. Fold velcro portion of cummerbund backwards toward the inside portion of the cummerbund.
2. Attach the QR male molle portion through the 1st or 2nd molle row on the outside of cummerbund.
3. Lift flap on vest where velcro normally attaches and attach the QR female portion (situate as desired).
(Some vests may require hook and loop adhesive strips on inside of cummerbund to allow the flap to stick to inside of cummerbund if desired).