By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
October 22, 2017
While DefenseReview (DR) was at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 earlier this year, we came across a very interesting patented product developed by an equally interesting company called Aspetto. The product is called the Aspetto Clip, and it’s a pretty ingenious quick-attach/quick-release system for tactical armor plate carriers that’s fast, secure, and self-cleaning. As you can see from DR’s video of it below, it’s a pretty simple system to operate, and it allows the wearer/operator to release the vest with a very fast, natural motion of lifting and pulling, using a short pull cord.
According to company CEO Rob Davis, the Aspetto Clip, made from what appears to be high-strength/high-impact polymer of some sort (we’ll try to confirm this) has a 200-lb (pound) tensile strength. And, based on what Mr. Davis told us in the video, the Aspetto Clip should already be in production and available.
It’s DR’s understanding at present that the Aspetto Clip can be licensed by other plate carrier manufacturers for use on their vests, but we’re not sure about this. So, we’ll try to get confirmation on this too. It would be interesting to see an Aspetto Clip-outfitted quick-release variants of the Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX plate carrier, Snake Eater Tactical SET Rifle Armor plate carrier, and/or Direct Action Spitfire plate carrier, for example.
Anyway, enjoy the video we shot below, as it shows the Aspetto Clip in operation. Defense Review was impressed with the Aspetto Clip design, due to its simplicity of design and operation, and tensile strength.
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