Mystery Ranch Removable Water Bottle Pocket
- Adjustable retention elastic to hold any type of bottle
- MOLLE attach
- Bottom drain with metal grommet
- Exterior zippered pocket
- 500D CORDURA® fabric
- YKK® zippers
- Weight: 3.2 oz
- Volume: Accommodates a variety of sizes of bottles
- Dimensions: 7"x4"x4"
Thankfully this one is easier and mirrors the same design as the bottle pocket on the Wingman. It's a huge improvement.
Why 4 stars? As a SAR team member, the best place for me to mount this is on the hip belt using the MOLLE loops. That being said, it's still difficult at times to put a full size Nalgene bottle back into this pocket with one hand since the pocket itself has no expansion capability for re-entry. The bottle has to be perfectly centered to re-enter the pocket, which obviously is a challenge when it's on your side and only reachable by one hand.
Here's my recommended solution for the MR team: Similar to how the Glock Gen5's have a flared mag well to allow for easier loading of magazines, consider either flaring the top 1/2" of this pocket to allow a bottle to be placed into easier, or, add elastic ribbing to the pocket so that it can be briefly expanded to receive the bottle, then retract back to a snug fit.