The Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch 1 is an ultra-compact contingency kit / tool bag for specialized purposes; escape, entry and urban survival.
“The SERE Pouch 1 (SP1) is a micro tool roll engineered to provide secure and rapid access to survival, evasion, resistance and escape tools. Using vertical and horizontal compression, small tools can be secured into 5 flexible compartments or a removable micro sheath.“ -Triple Aught Design
The SERE Pouch 1 is unique. It is not a bag for everyone. It is not a pouch for random items. However, it fills the niche it’s intended to with exactness.
Strip the catchy product name (“SERE” = Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) and what’s left to call this is “tiny tool roll bag”. Tool bags that roll up are nothing new but are meant to carry the most typical tools; hammers, pliers, wrenches etc.
The idea is the same, to have a spontaneous mobile work space handy for general tasks on the fly. Unroll the kit and presented to the user is an organized set of tools to get shit done right then and there.
The SERE Pouch 1, regardless of the loadout, is designed for more specific and specialized tasks.
The actual “roll” part of the pouch isn’t much different from other tool roll bags. It’s essentially nylon that folds over itself as an enclosure with elastic bands to secure each item of each pocket in place.
It’s not rocket science as there isn’t much else you can do, it’s a design that works perfectly as intended. The SERE Pouch 1 differs in the material used. It’s still rugged nylon but it’s Cordura® brand nylon. That shit ain’t cheap, because it ain’t cheap shit.
The other difference is that these are made in the United States of America, that’s exceedingly rare with not just tool roll bags but all tool bags and boxes.
The SERE Pouch 1 may be a “roll” bag, but it actually closes flat. The 5 pockets are separated into 3 sections with 2 small pockets in each end and 1 large pocket in the center. It closes up like a trifold wallet.
A lateral elastic strap compresses the pouch tightly then the metal g-hook connects vertically to the nylon strap for further compression. No rattling sounds or loose equipment moving about.
The integrated MOLLE point can be used to attach the SERE Pouch 1 or the nylon strap to attach it to wider attachment points on a different axis. But I’ve modified it for better efficiency and speed:
But a word of advice, don’t get this unless you already know how and for what you’ll be using it for.
It’s a specialized pouch for specialized purposes so it’s not for everyone, but if it is for you, you will value it.
500 Denier Cordura® // Packed: 2.75” x 4.00” // 8.00” x 7.25” Open // 5 Pockets // Made in The USA