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Marz Tactical Gear: Functional, Rugged and Made in the USA

By Bryan Black

Today we’ll be looking at a few items from Marz Tactical Gear, which include their Admin Pouch with Chemlight Slots, Tourniquet Pouch and belt-mounted SSE Pouch.

I was first introduced to Marz while checking out their booth at SHOT Show last year. What caught my eye was their out of the box concepts on some fairly vanilla pieces of gear. That’s not meant to discredit any of their work, just to describe traditional admin pouches and dump pouches.

One of the things I really like about Marz is that many of their gear items feature a small pull tab of webbing that quickly releases the pouch, much like we feature in our Discreet Messenger Bag with our Med Insert. It hands-down works and to me is one of the best ways to quickly open a pouch.

The following video will give you a brief overview of each item we’ll be reviewing today and I’ll follow up below with some additional information.

Admin Pouch with Chemlight Slots

Marz has truly hit a home run with their Admin Pouch. It features four horizontally located chemlight slots towards the rear of the pouch which can be used to store four chemlights on the right side, left side, or in a combination of two on each side.

To ensure the chemlights don’t fall out until you grab them, the rear of these slots is lined with a non-slip material similar to a drawer liner which prevents items from rolling around.

The exterior of the 6″ x 6″ Admin Pouch features a 2″ x 4″ loop velcro field on the flap and a 4″ x 4.5″ loop field on the body. The interior features a small dummy cord paracord loop and 1″ elastic retention strip with three columns that are perfect for holding pens, sharpies, multi-tools or even additional chemlights.

On the rear of the pouch, there’s built in MOLLE to easily thread onto your gear. The Admin pouch is made of 1000d Cordura and comes in Multicam, Woodland, Army Digital, Desert Digital (special order), Coyote Brown, Ranger Green and Black.

This is the perfect Admin Pouch to utilize when needing to mark rooms with chemlights during room clearing or search and rescue operations, as you can access the chemlights from your weak hand side without having to remove your strong side hand from your firearm if one is being employed.

Tourniquet Pouch

The Marz Tactical Tourniquet Pouch is one of the few on the market today and is capable of holding both the SOFTT-W Tourniquet and the CAT.

This bare-bones pouch is simple in design, but modular, due to the use of elastic on the sides.  The elastic enables the pouch to fold flat when not in use and conform to the different sizes of the SOFTT-W and CAT Tourniquets.

A small 3/4 inch webbing pull tab helps to quickly access the Tourniquet with a one-handed opening. The rear of the pouch features built in MOLLE to easily thread onto your gear.

I really love the small red medical cross embroidered onto the 1000d Cordura Tourniquet Pouch as well, it’s a nice touch that clearly designates it as lifesaving equipment. Available  in Multicam, Woodland, Army Digital, Desert Digital (special order), Coyote Brown, Ranger Green and Black.

SSE Pouch

The Marz Tactical Gear SSE (Sensitive Site Exploitation) Pouch is a well thought out design that comes in MOLLE and belt-mounted variations.

This cocoon-shaped pouch features a reverse zipper closure with a small 1/2″ wide webbing speed pull tab that can be left out of the zipper to easily deploy the pouch.

Once opened, the pouch reveals a large packcloth pouch that can hold the spoils of your SSE or be utilized as a dump pouch and store up to ten 30-round AR magazines. The pouch can further be pulled closed using the shock cord and cordloc found at the mouth of the pouch, while  the bottom of the interior also features a drainage grommet.

Overall the SSE Pouch is very compact and extremely well made. As I’ve never been big on war belts, I like the belt mounted option so this can still be run without having to take up any valuable MOLLE real estate.

The Tourniquet Pouch is made of 1000d Cordura and  comes in Multicam, Woodland, Army Digital, Desert Digital (special order), Coyote Brown, Ranger Green and Black.


Be sure to check out Marz Tactical online for your gear needs. Their products are both designed and manufactured in the USA and they offer a wide range of tactical gear and accessories.


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