Travis Haley, Haley Strategic Partnership and even the ‘Dragonfly’ brand logo are all recognisable in today’s age and synonymous with good, solid, reliable and proven products. For me personally this was certainly driven home in early 2013 when HSP released the D3CR (Disruptive Environments Chest Rig) a rig that I was instantly familiar and comfortable with. However, my thoughts on that are well documented and my focus over the next 2 reviews is to introduce you to the ’INCOG Discreet Rifle Case’ in Disruptive Grey and HSP ‘Gasket’ eyewear in matte black with Polarised lens by Liquid Eyewear.
The INCOG Discreet Rifle case is exactly that, discreet, it reminds me in some way of a tennis racket bag just without all the gaudy colours and massive brand names stamped across it. Externally it is not dripping in pouches, MOLLE/PALS webbing or comes in camouflage patterns. In simple terms it’s not ‘Tactical’ and that is exactly what HSP designed it for.
So let us look at the external features before we get to the internals, which is where the user has a lot of flexibility. Externally you will (or will not see depending on your carry method) a padded carry strap for an over the shoulder solution. You will notice the quick release buckle for adjustment or instant removal of the case in a time sensitive situation. This is easily and quickly stowed away underneath a Velcro tab at the rear of the case.
You will also see a compressed (this can be expanded) front panel pocket which has an external zip, not for access but for increasing load capacity which will become evident when we get to the internals. On this pocket you will also find a large loop Velcro panel for obvious requirements and unlike the previous mentioned ‘racket cases’ the ‘Dragonfly’ emblem is stitched into the Velcro very subtly. It has a rubberised non-slip carry handle as well for alternative carry use.
To access the main compartment of the case you have duel #10 YKK zippers. Now although I did not use both of these zippers simultaneously as I had no need, on the HSP website you will images & video of someone quickly ‘drawing’ their rifle from the case by using both of these zippers for quick & immediate full access.
So here are the guts of this rifle case and although I do not have any pouch inserts I hope this gives you a good idea of what this case can squirrel away. As you can see I have a rifle and fully loaded D3CR. In other images of this review you will see a slightly different set up. The case is designed to carry a PDW or SBR with barrel length up to 14.5 inches although you can split a longer rifle down and secure the upper & lower individually.
It comes with x4 industrial strength Velcro straps that are compatible with the Velcro MOLLE that runs throughout this entire case.
The front interior panel provides you access to the mesh pocket which again is double zippered for easy access and this can easily store a fully loaded D3CR or other pieces of equipment you would require measuring 8x15inch with a 5inch depth once the pocket has been ‘expanded’.
Left and right of the internal mesh pocket is a 3×4 Velcro PALS grid that for this review just holds some morale patches but you can use the Velcro straps provided or rig some pouches (MOLLE / Velcro backed) to attach. Now I will say that when I saw the first images last year of this case it had pictured ‘mesh’ pockets that were referred to as D3 pockets, however I have been unable to track any of those down.
The main base where you secure your rifle is set up in a similar fashion to the front interior panel with a 4×8 PALS Velcro set up giving you the flexibility to store your rifle / pistol / equipment in which ever manor befits you. As you can see we have stowed a different rifle with QD suppressor just to give you an idea although a friend of mine also has his LBX pistol pouch secured where the suppressor is pictured.
As I mentioned at the beginning the HSP name is synonymous with quality and this case excels in high grade construction. The main fabric is 1000D cordura, reinforced bar-tack construction, #10 YKK zippers and nylon stitching. The 30M poly inserts and closed cell foam give you a very high impact absorption because let’s be honest at some point you will throw this in the boot of your car!
Having only owned a few gun cases my entire life this has certainly cemented itself at the top of my list for what I require. It is simple, low profile, hardy in construction, adaptable to my current needs and flexible enough to accommodate any future ones and has a very good carry capacity.
I would like to thank TACTICAL-KIT for allowing me the chance to get hands on with the >>Haley Strategic INCOG Discreet Rifle Case<<; it will certainly be with me at all future events. Coming up next: Review about the HSP ‘Gasket’ glasses by Liquid Eyewear. Stay tuned for this one…
Thanks to our reviewer Richard aka FireBase Alpha for the product test.