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Old August 27, 2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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question on 5.11 pants

anyone know the purpose of the "rope" on the back pocket?

thanks.....Bill
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Old August 27, 2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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A quick handle to drag your incapacitated butt out of the line of fire if you get hit.

Seriously!
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Old August 28, 2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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The one's I've been issued don't appear to be all that stout (esp for that purpose). I always thought it was just left for the user's imagination- gloves, game calls, radio with clip, another handy place to hang your thumb, decoys, rattlin' racks, pre-set flexi cuffs, etc.
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I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.
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Old August 29, 2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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It's a drag rope. We had handles inside jippered pouches on our flight jackets that had a handle in them too. Everyone was surprised to find out that it wasn't a hood inside to keep their head warm, but a handle to drag their lifeless body out of the helicopter. LOL
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Old August 29, 2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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I’ve heard three theories on the reason for the strap and have no idea if any are true.

The aforementioned handle for dragging you away

As a location for affixing carabineers and similar gear

As an aide to secure long items like flashlights in your rear pocket
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