It’s been a long time coming but Triple Aught Design has finally started shipping the Sterile Transporter Tail for their Fastpack EDC and Litespeed backpacks.
The tail is “sterile” because it isn’t covered in MOLLE webbing; effectively dialing down the tactical appearance of both packs. I installed the Sterile Tail on my 1st Generation Litespeed. One thing I quickly realized is I could no longer use Web Dominators in the same way to clean up the extra webbing that’s left over when the tail is not in use. I’m really OCD when it comes to hanging straps so I opted to set up the Dominators behind the tail instead.
The top two Web Dominators are used in the tranditional way. Webbing is folded and secured with the bungee cord. Because they are behind the tail, it creates a bit of tension which keeps it from sagging. No Carabiner required.
The bottom was trickier. Based on a suggestion from members in the TAD Junkies Facebook Forum, I decided to route the webbing back through the buckles and route it underneath.
I then used the bottom Web Dominators to secure the ends of the straps to the pack so they don’t flop around.
The result is a very clean look. And it’s easy to undo the Dominators if you need to loosen the straps to use the tail for securing bulkier items like an extra layer or even a rifle (the back of the Sterile Transporter Tail still has the pocket that can be used to secure the butt of a rifle).
Here is the finished product, which is sure to draw less attention.
The Triple Aught Design Sterile Transporter Tail comes in black, coyote brown, foliage, multicam, and multicam black. The quality is typical TAD, which is to say its top notch. It retails for $20-30 plus shipping depending on the color option and can be purchased here.