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



SEAL Team uses throughout the seasons real steel, battle proven kit and equipment being used in multiple environments. The unique ability to allow each operator within Bravo to personalise their equipment based on role, preference, comfort and usability is akin to real life personnel. This advantage of no one set of kit applying to all in the team ensures that viewers are given an insight into a huge number of manufacturers and brands available for purchase. My previous blog 'Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 1' covered as suggested Season 1, packed with a huge wealth of knowledge and details for each of Bravo and their loadouts through the season, as does this blog.

As previously mentioned, rather than adding every single episode and breaking it down, my preference was to provide you the reader with a section per operator per set of 2nd Line Gear. For example if 2B9 Ray PERRY wears a Crye AVS and throughout the seasons changes his pouches configuration, I have noted all of them under one section for ease.

The kit and equipment predominantly hails from real steel manufacturers throughout Season 2 and the research has taken me a long time. This is yet another blog that doesn't exist anywhere else giving you the detail and links to recreate a 2nd Line Gear setup based upon one or a mix of Bravos' operators. 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. 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 continues to vary his 2nd Line Gear and as Team Lead he focuses predominantly on ammunition and technical equipment carriage. In each mission and environment he is deployed to he adapts his kit and utilises specific sets of 2nd Line Gear to suit mission requirements.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


Season 2 Episode 1 initiates with a hostage rescue training exercise with Bravo inserting via HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) into the ocean. From here Bravo stormed the beach, assaulted the village and rescued the VIP. With a starting point of the ocean, Bravo and the team utilised maritime kit and equipment. HAYES begins the episode wearing the traditional maritime environment gear associated with Bravo from Season 1, the S&S Precision PlateFrame and assorted ancillaries. Low drag gear with good water drainage and lightweight / low ammunition carriage designed for combat rescue and engagement.



Base

Ballistic plates - Multicam


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


 


Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


HAYES' utilises his favoured Crye Precision AVS during the second part of Episode 1 when he leads the team, infiltrating an oil platform taken over by hostiles. Traditional ammunition carriage and pouches are used as previously seen in Season 1. Reliable, proven gear again takes centre stage.



Base


Front

Triple 5.56 Magazine Pouch - AOR1 / Desert Digital


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


When Bravo are deployed to Mexico to aid 'Infanteria De Marina', Bravo adopt the local 2nd Line Gear and uniform to blend in with the local forces so as to no alert non combatants to US involvement. HAYES in this role utilises the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC as a base and has a variety of pouches used in both the urban and jungle environment.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Cyalume


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


Still based in Mexico (and later further afield), HAYES adopts the Low Profile gear as used throughout Season 1 with the reliable Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig. The kit is especially useful when operating in and around vehicles and the urban environment.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment


HAYES later utilises the newer Velocity Systems Scarab LT when operating alongside the British SAS (Special Air Service). Favouring the traditional AOR1 / Desert Digital pattern and ammunition and general purpose pouches, HAYES ensures that he carries enough of what's needed for the mission.



Base

Velocity Systems Scarab LT (integrated mag pouch) - Desert Digital


Front

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - AOR1 / Desert Digital


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - Spiritus System (similar to) Medium Pouch (Old Gen) - AOR1 / Desert Digital


Rear


 

Loadout 6 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


When tasked with conducting a close recce of an HVT, those in Bravo and HAYES further adopt a low profile setup carrying minimum ammunition and ensuring that they remain light on their feet and not bogged down with kit and equipment if a firefight arose. Another instance of Spiritus Systems featuring with battle proven gear.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


Deployed to the Philippines and on task to recover downed Chinese tech, lightweight and non-restrictive 2nd Line Gear was used in the form of the Mayflower UW Gen V chest rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

N/A


 


Ray PERRY (2B9)


Ray as was the case in Season 1 rarely changes from his traditional Crye Precision AVS but was seen through Season 2 adopting multiple low profile rigs based upon mission needs and weapons carried.



Loadout 1 - Standard Operating Environment


PERRY settles into Season 2 aiding Bravo in building clearances and alley way dogfighting wearing his favoured Crye Precision AVS and whilst the pouch placement does change and equipment comes and goes, the base remains consistent.



Base


Front

EMT Trauma Shears - Black


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - CAT Tourniquet


(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio



Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Following suit with Bravo, PERRY adopts the local 2nd Line Gear in Mexico, wearing the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC (Old Gen). Like the others in Bravo, pouches were kept to a minimum as was ammunition carriage.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear



 

Loadout 3 - Low Profile - Undercover


When Bravo attacked the drugs manufacturing plant, PERRY used the First Spear JOKER as a part of his low profile kit.



Base


Front

2x Mag pouches - unknown


LHS / RHS

N/A


Rear

N/A


 

Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


PERRY continues to follow suit with Bravo wearing the favoured Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig whilst based in Mexico and further afield with lightweight gear and minimal mission requirements.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


The recce and kill mission had PERRY working with the Spiritus Systems for it's lightweight and durable factors. Interestingly PERRY had the submachine gun inserts for use with his MP7 magazines which none of the others in Bravo used.



Base


Front

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


LHS / RHS

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



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 6 - Jungle Environment


When deployed to the jungles of the Philippines, PERRY utilises the favoured Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Multicam Tropic



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Sonny QUINN (3B9)


QUINN generally carries the FN Mk 46 Mod I / FN Mk 48 Mod I, however in Season 2 is more typically seen carrying his HK416 therefore altering his base requirements for his 2nd Line Gear with lightweight magazine carriage rather than heavy box mag based pouches.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


QUINN starts Season 2 taking part in the hostage rescue training exercise and dons the S&S Precision PlateFrame with near identical ancillaries as used in Season 1.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Multicam


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


When QUINN deploys to retake the oil platform, he utilises the HK416 thereby removing the requirement for the SAW pouches and therefore ensuring that his Crye Precision CPC 2nd Line Gear is minimal and lightweight.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - (Integrated pouch in cummerbund) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Heavy duty bolt cutters


 

Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Working alongside 'Infanteria De Marina' QUINN wears the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC (Old Gen) with minimal pouches.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


QUINN continues to follow suit with Bravo wearing the favoured Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig whilst based in Mexico and further afield.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment


When QUINN is a part of the assaulting team on the tarmac alongside the SAS, he adopts the Crye Precision JPC 2.0 with only a radio pouch strapped to the 2nd Line Gear.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

N/A


 

Loadout 6 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


Whilst based at the overwatch position and in keeping with the rest of Bravo running light, QUINN uses the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig in the old gen M81 Woodland pattern.



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


 

Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


When deployed to the jungles of the Philippines, QUINN utilises the favoured Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig and deploys with his HK416.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Multicam Tropic



Rear


 


Trent SAWYER (4B9)


SAWYER with real military experience utilises a range of 2nd Line Gear, varying pouch placements and unique pouches / ancillaries that experience has taught him to include. Generally as a left hander, traditional LHS pouches can be found on his RHS.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


SAWYER when taking part in the hostage rescue training exercise with Bravo utilises the teams standard operational maritime kit and equipment. SAWYER uses the S&S Precision PlateFrame and assorted ancillaries.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


SAWYER when infiltrating onto the oil platform wears his favoured Crye Precision CPC as seen in Season 1 with minimal pouch changes. Magazine and general purpose pouches ensure that he is able to carry enough into the fight.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - CAT Tourniquet




Rear

Tactical Bolt Cutter Pouch - Multicam

LBT 6133A Radio Pouch - Coyote Brown

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


 

Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Working alongside 'Infanteria De Marina' SAWYER wears the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC with pouches suited to his role as breacher.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - CAT Tourniquet


RHS - Smoke grenade pouch - Black

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Low Profile - Undercover


When Bravo attacked the drugs manufacturing plant, the team wanted to create confusion and imitate a rival faction invading and destroying the plant. Bravo removed all US and Mexican military equipment and use low profile rigs / equipment to complete the mission. SAWYER utilises the Condor Ronin Chest Rig. The 3rd image below was taken on set and appears to show SAWYER at some point wearing a 5.11 VTAC LBE Tactical Vest (Old Gen).



Base


Front

N/A


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Condor Double M4 Mag Pouch - Coyote


Rear

N/A


 

Loadout 5 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


SAWYER maintains a lightweight approach to low profile work utilising the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



Rear



 


Loadout 6 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


The recce mission saw SAWYER don again another old school variant of the Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig in M81 woodland.



Base


Front

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


LHS / RHS

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


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


Whilst operating in the jungle environment, SAWYER adopts the Velocity Systems UW Chest Rig in Multicam. Fight light, fight easy.




Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

N/A


Rear

N/A


 


Loadout 8 - Standard Operating Environment


Season 2 sees SAWYER utilising a new S&S Precision PlateFrame Modular kit with an assortment of pouches and ancillaries. A new base of 2nd Line Gear, new to the field and new for the show, again showcasing real steel manufactured gear.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS



RHS - S&S Precision double 9mm magazine pouch Maritime (Old Gen) - Multicam

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

Large GP Pouch Maritime - Multicam Arid


 


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 - Maritime Environment


REYNOLDS was present at the hostage rescue training exercise with Bravo and wore the S&S Precision PlateFrame being lightweight and low drag in the water.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


Throughout Season 2, REYNOLDS utilises his favoured Crye Precision Airlite SPC with its modular capability and used in conjunction with his previously identified prototype pouches, the 2nd Line Gear caters for a variety of missions.



Base


Front

LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401

CAT Tourniquet

EMT Shears - Black


LHS / RHS


LHS - ITW Nexus Advanced Fastmag Gen3 - Ranger Green

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - CAT Tourniquet



Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


The running theme when REYNOLDS works with 'Infanteria De Marina', is the adoption of the local equipment to blend in as with the rest of Bravo.



Base


Front

LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401

EMT Shears - Black

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


REYNOLDS continues to use the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig when conducting low profile missions.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


Whilst not directly involved with the fight and left at the overwatch position during the recce mission, REYNOLDS utilises the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base


Front

LHS shoulder - CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS



Rear


 

Loadout 6 - Jungle Environment


Deployed to the jungles of the Philippines, REYNOLDS breaks from the norm and like SAWYER adopts the Velocity Systems UW Chest rig instead of a Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base


Front

LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401


LHS / RHS

LHS - EMT Shears - Black


Rear

N/A


 


Clay SPENSER (6B9)


SPENSER through Season 2 keeps a traditional set of 2nd Line Gear setups suited for each mission and environment which he utilises as and when required. Further, as a designated marksman ammunition pouches do change based upon weapon carried.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


SPENSER is one of Bravo that takes part the hostage rescue training exercise with Bravo inserting via a HALO jump into the ocean. SPENSER joins the rest of Bravo in wearing the S&S Precision PlateFrame.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Toadvine


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


When assaulting the oil rig in episode 2, SPENSER utilises one of his favoured bases, the Crye Precision AVS and is used throughout the season for various missions.



Base


Front

1" Webbing strap - Multicam

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 


Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


SPENSER uses the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC along with additional pouches when working alongside 'Infanteria De Marina'.



BASE


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Smoke Grenade pouch - Black


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Loadout 4 - Low Profile - Undercover


When Bravo attacked the drugs manufacturing plant, SPENSER utilises the Condor Ronin Chest Rig.



Base


Front

N/A


LHS / RHS

N/A


Rear

N/A


 


Loadout 5 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


Used across the globe by SPENSER is the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig, another proven favourite.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 6 - Low profile v2 (Recce)


During the recce mission, SPENSER again adopts the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS


LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


Deployed to the Philippines and on task to recover downed Chinese tech, the lightweight and favoured Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig was used again by SPENSER.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Multicam Tropic


LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Full Metal (1A9) - Standard Operating Environment


Full Metal starts to make an appearance more through Season 2 as he becomes integrated with Bravo. His previous position as 1A9 does show up every now and then via his insignia patch however he quickly establishes himself as a reliable, tough addition to Bravo.


Full Metal is seen using the LBT-6094 plate carrier on multiple occasions and is likely done so through personal preference and previous experience of the carrier. Much like the Crye Precision AVS, it's adaptability and real estate is taken advantage of through use of multiple additional pouches throughout his appearances in Season 2.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio



Rear


 


Adam SIEVER (1B9) - Standard Operating Environment


SIEVER temporarily stepped in to takeover as 1B9 whilst HAYES was off mission. Having only a couple of episodes before his demise, SIEVER was seen utilising a Velocity Systems Scarab LT with minimal pouches.



Base

Velocity Systems Scarab LT (integrated mag pouch) - Desert Digital


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - Eagle Industries Radio pouch - Coyote Brown

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

N/A


 


Summer KAIROS (7B9 - EOD) - Standard Operating Environment


KAIROS works alongside of Bravo in numerous episodes in the EOD technician role, supporting Bravo when required. He takes on the 7B9 position and his unique and specific loadout (and 2nd Line Gear) is of interest.



Base


Front

Large Utility pouch (integrated wire spool and winder) - Olive Drab

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS


(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Utility pouch - Coyote Brown


Rear

N/A


 


Blackburn - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Whilst deployed in Mexico, BLACKBURN has the opportunity to don full kit and head into the field to spearhead the rescue of Bravo when pinned down inside a church. As with the rest of Bravo, BLACKBURN utilises the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC to blend in with the local unit.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Thoughts and opinion


If you haven't checked it out already, have a read of two of my previous blogs - 'SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear Season 1', again where I delve into the archives to bring you a breakdown of Bravos first season and 'SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 1st Line Gear', where I cover 1st Line Gear with breakdown, identifying the individual components of each of the teams kit.

Money factors into this if you're interested in recreating a specific set of 2nd Line Gear or wanting to use this as inspiration for a mixed setup. There are always alternatives or other manufacturers that could provide similar products depending on what you're after, however if you want to recreate a screen accurate reproduction of SAWYERs kit for example, your wallet will likely sting for a while.

With the 2nd Line Gear for Season 2 now covered in detail, standby for a full breakdown of 2nd Line Gear featured in Season 3...


 

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Final Note


I am not paid for my blogs by the manufacturers or companies that I purchase my items from. I am not offered freebies to promote a product. These blogs are purely written from my own experience in truth to help advise and inform others who may wish to purchase the items or understand more about them. If I am sent a freebie to review this will be stated at the beginning to make you aware.

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