So, why am I showing you pictures of my new briefcase? It's to discuss the military's Molle gear. More specifically it's the PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) gear that interests me, the straps and snaps used to attach pouches and other gear onto backpacks and other similar stuff.
I bought this pouch at a local military surplus store thinking that I'd attach it to my briefcase and use it it carry my wallet and cell phones.I didn't really care for the way it looked on the side of my briefcase so I thought I'd try it on my bike. Sure enough the pouch fit wonderfully on my handlebars. I'm using it to carry my cameras.
Here it is on my bike. These photos are from a very brief ride I took last weekend.
I think with a little ingenuity you could attach all kinds of gear to your bike using the PALS system. I did a quick internet search and found only one website/ blog where somebody has realized the possibilities of attaching gear to your bike using this system, it's the Association of Sausquatch Seekers or A.S.S. for short. Awesome!
From the A.S.S. website.
If you're a penny pincher like myself some of this Molle gear is pretty affordable, at least compared to most bike specific stuff. The camera pouch cost me $11 at a local surplus store.