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SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 1

Updated: Nov 22, 2021



SEAL Team provides us the viewer with action, tactics, drama and close to reality warfighting and warfighters. The kit and equipment used is generally real steel for authenticity and as with the operators in Bravo themselves, it evolves over the seasons. One of my previous blogs 'Behind the kit - 1st Line Gear' focussed on all of the 1st Line Gear utilised by Bravo in Seasons 1-3 (soon to be updated with Season 4 and 5). This was a hugely successful and popular blog, therefore this blog naturally follows to complete the next stage of Bravos kit list, essentially for those wanting to develop and replicate their loadouts whilst remaining screen accurate. As previously highlighted, this was not an easy and straightforward task...


For this blog, it was a choice between going through each episode one by one listing each episode here and then detailing the combination of gear used by each of the team per episode. As you can expect, that would a) take a lot of time, b) include a lot of repetition and c) by the time you'd reached episode 21 looking at 3B9 Sonny QUINN's loadouts, you'd have given up! Instead I've drawn it down to the main Bravo team members and some associated characters of relevance and uniqueness.


I've broken down this blog so that each character has their own section. Within that section are a number of 2nd Line gear loadouts. Where a character for example has worn a Crye Precision AVS in a number of episodes, yet the number and type of pouches have varied, I've included all of these pouches under this one section, otherwise the page would be overwhelmingly long. For each member of Bravo and their loadouts, I've broken the 2nd Line Gear equipment into 5 sections; Base, Front, LHS (Left Hand Side) / RHS (Right Hand Side) and Rear.


The kit and equipment hails from mainstream manufacturers and in Season 1, a lot of the original kit was borrowed from some of the cast and others associated with the show. One of the main selling points of the show apart from the action, story and characters was the equipment, equipment that was unique and personified the characters and brought military kit manufacturers names into households across the globe.


This blog has taken time to be written and there isn't another comprehensive SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 1 like this in existence! Information about the 2nd Line Gear is spread far and wide, often inaccurate and often with guess work, so I've collated it into one blog based upon those within Bravo, for those wanting to replicate their 2nd Line Gear or dive a bit more into the background and see how the characters develop over time. As with all of my other blogs, an inordinate amount of HD images, low res images, trailers, videos and episodes were pored over, watched and re-watched to bring you this full write up. Armed with the below you'll be able to accurately recreate any of the 2nd Line Gear from Season 1. No easy feat...


 

Equipment manufacturers


Bravo as mentioned generally use well known real steel manufacturers across all of their kit. In relation to 2nd Line Gear plate carriers, rigs, pouches and ancillaries, the following are the main manufacturers of note;



 


Jason HAYES (1B9)


HAYES through Season 1 varies his 2nd Line gear based on mission and environment. His primary role as lead within the team sees him keep kit to a standard, balanced between ammunition and ancillaries, though he does notably increase magazine carriage and other pouches based upon missions, tailoring his 2nd Line gear to suit his requirements.



Loadout 1 - Maritime environment


The 2nd Line Gear first worn by HAYES in Season 1 was during a maritime operation onboard a ship. HAYES initially used a Crye Precision JPC 2.0 with minimal pouches (this was down originally to budget of the pilot episode and not having any branded sponsorship or relationships with the main military real steel manufacturers mentioned above).



Base

Crye Precision JPC 2.0 - Ranger Green


Front

JPC 2.0 Integrated magazine pouch - Ranger Green

LHS shoulder TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - CAT Tourniquet


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


 


Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


This AOR1 based loadout is generally favoured by HAYES throughout Season 1. Over the course of the season the pouches did vary although the AVS remained the favourite workhorse and it's uniqueness being in AOR1 ensured that this plate carrier was noticeable and set HAYES apart from the rest of Bravo.



Base


Front

Triple 5.56 Magazine Pouch - AOR1

EMT Trauma Shears - Black

1" Webbing strap - Multicam


LHS / RHS

LHS / RHS - CAT Tourniquet


(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT



Rear

Crye Precision Utility Pouch Large - AOR1


 

Loadout 3 - Maritime environment


Whilst operating in a maritime environment lightweight, quick drain equipment and pouches were needed. S&S Precision gear came to the forefront and showcased some of their new and older gen products with the 2nd Line Gear for HAYES remaining simple and ergonomic.



Base

Ballistic plates - Multicam


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund



Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Jungle environment


This loadout was used when operating within a jungle environment and it's lightweight, freedom of movement etc means that the HAYES is not bogged down with weighted plates and carrying excess weight in an unforgiving and ever changing environment.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low Profile


When operating in and around vehicles where movement and speed are required, a further stripped down loadout enables HAYES to be able to move freely and lightly when required. In addition to the lightweight magazine carriage options and low profile plates used, this loadout realistically offered very little protection at close, medium or long distances.



Base


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


 

Loadout 6 - Low profile


When fighting in built up locations amongst civilians, low profile gear was worn. This Spiritus System loadout predominantly features through the Seasons and provides HAYES with a lightweight, reliable platform and is simplistic to piece together, add to and adapt based on the mission requirements.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Ray PERRY (2B9)


Ray rarely changes up from his lightweight standard setup from Episode 1 Season 1 which is a nod to an operators comfort and trust in their equipment. Why change something if it works? The preference is for his Ranger Green 1st Line Gear which works in tandem with his Ranger Green Crye AVS as 2nd Line Gear.



Loadout 1 - Maritime environment



Base

Crye Precision JPC 2.0 - Ranger Green


Front

EMT Trauma Shears - Black


LHS / RHS


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


The shift from a JPC 2.0 to an AVS seemed a natural choice, particularly when the operating environment changed from a confined maritime setting to open space. The versatility and adaptability of the AVS shines through for PERRY and he uses it through all of the seasons.



Base


Front

EMT Trauma Shears - Black

1" Webbing strap - Ranger Green


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - CAT Tourniquet




Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Maritime environment


As with the rest of Bravo, PERRY adopted the S&S Precision Plateframe 2nd Line Gear for maximum freedom of movement without being weighed down.



Base

Ballistic plates - Black


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund



Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Jungle environment


The jungle environment saw PERRY also wear the Spiritus System Micro Rig alongside the rest of the team.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low profile


When operating in and around vehicles and a high temperature environment, comfort and ease of movement are necessary. This loadout enables PERRY to remain lightweight and unhindered when rounds are fired, again using the favoured Spiritus Systems Micro Rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Sonny QUINN (3B9)


QUINN by standard is armed with the FN Mk 46 Mod 1 / FN Mk 48 Mod 1 and therefore requires the ability to carry further belted ammunition and attempt to remain lightweight other than that. Noticeably in the majority of loadouts when not using the HK416, he keeps the right hand side of his 2nd Line Gear clear, likely to enable him to quickly and easily bring the FN up to bear without catching on pouches.



Loadout 1 - Standard Operating Environment


QUINN initially relies upon the JPC 2.0 being lightweight and allowing more freedom of movement than his later plate carriers.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

LHS - LBT 6133A Radio Pouch - Coyote Brown



Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Maritime environment


QUINN follows suit with the rest of the team when operating in a maritime environment and adopts the HK416.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Multicam


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund



Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Low profile


This loadout as with PERRY and HAYES enables QUINN to carry little weight into the firefight.



Base


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


 

Loadout 4 - Standard Operating Environment


This loadout feature predominantly through Season 1 as QUINNs role as a Support Gunner requires him to carry extra box ammunition for the teams FN Mk 46 Mod 1 / FN Mk 48 Mod 1. This in turn requires the plate carrier to needing to be able to support heavy weights on the front and sides without any undue stress on the operators back.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - (Integrated pouch in cummerbund) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

LHS - CAT Tourniquet

LHS - Carabiner & Cyalumes


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low profile / Jungle environment


Spiritus Systems again is a proven favourite with Bravo and those within and QUINN adds a touch of old school with the M81 Woodland pattern using for both a low profile mission and when deployed to a jungle environment.



Base


Front

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)



Rear


 


Trent SAWYER (4B9)


Trent is one of the team that goes slightly against the grain in terms of kit adoption, pouch placement down to a) real life experience and b) being left handed.



Loadout 1 - Standard Operating Environment


SAWYER's Crye Precision CPC drops in and out through the season dependant on mission and role though this is seemingly his favourite set of 2nd Line Gear.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS / RHS - CAT Tourniquet




Rear

Tactical Bolt Cutter Pouch - Multicam

LBT 6133A Radio Pouch - Coyote Brown


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


SAWYER only utilises the Crye AVS for 1 episode in Season 1 which is stripped down to it's bare minimum components. Interestingly one of his roles within the team is to provide is using dynamic entry methods to gain access to buildings, vehicles etc. therefore he is seen with a pair of heavy duty bolt cutters fitted within the drop down pocket of the Pouch Zip on Panel 2.0



Base


Front

RHS shoulder - TEA GEN1 PTT


Rear

Heavy duty bolt cutters


 

Loadout 3 - Maritime environment


SAWYER continues to be unique amongst the team as not only the only left hander, but also in kit choices. Breaking away from the S&S Precision SMR he favours the S&S Precision ELOS kit instead. Small subtleties help to create unique characters.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Multicam


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund



Rear



 

Loadout 4 - Jungle environment


Whilst operating in the jungle environment, SAWYER adopts the Spiritus System Micro Rig in Multicam. Fight light, fight easy.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low profile


SAWYER maintains a lightweight approach to low profile work utilising the Crye LVS Patrol Cut and Spiritus Mk4 Micro rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Brock REYNOLDS (5B9)


REYNOLDS as the K9 handler has a specific role within the team, primarily to act as handler and secondly to act as another operator who remains adaptable throughout the season. A heavy influence for REYNOLDS is Crye Precision kit and equipment (due to his friendship with Caleb Crye - owner of Crye Precision).



Loadout 1 - Standard Operating Environment


The lightweight and proven JPC 2.0 is used by REYNOLDS and again subtle differences between 2nd Line Gear amongst the team helps each operator to be unique. REYNOLDS uses his prototype magazine pouches on the JPC but also across other 2nd Line Gear too.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet

EMT Trauma Shears - Black

LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401


LHS / RHS



Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Maritime environment


Utilising similar S&S Precision gear alongside the reset of Bravo sees REYNOLDS using the standard plateframe and drain easy pouches.




Base

Ballistic Plates - Black


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund



Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Jungle environment


The running theme when operating in the jungle is adoption of the Spiritus Micro Rig and REYNOLDS does the same as the rest of Bravo.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Low profile


As with HAYES, REYNOLDS maintains the use of the Crye Precision LVS Overt Cover and integrated pouches to carry the equipment needed whilst working around vehicles.



Base


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


 

Loadout 5 - Low profile


In tandem with QUINN, REYNOLDS brings nostalgia to the screen with the old gen M81 Woodland Micro Rig when working in a low profile environment.