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SEAL Team - Behind the kit - Black kit ( Sea / Land )

Updated: Jun 20



Over the course of the first 3 seasons of SEAL Team, Bravo have at times donned full black kit breaking away from the traditional Multicam / AOR1 disruptive patterns. During this time, there were also changes made in regards to manufacturers and their equipment used for the show. Much like in real life, kit and equipment evolves and new manufacturers are used to keep up to speed with ever changing threats and environments. For this blog I'll cover when Bravo has worn full black kit and detour around when their black kit has been mixed with AOR1 or standard Multicam (Season 2 Episode 1 - Fracture) in both the Maritime and Land environments.


SEAL ( SEa / Air / Land )


The black kit has been utilised when Bravo have been operating in the maritime environment either used in the surface (rib) / sub-surface role when the ops have been taking place at night and also during land based night time ops which did stretch into daylight hours. Whilst few and far between, these episodes were interesting regarding the equipment used, paired most definitely to suit the mission and the environment. Both maritime and land environments have their individual needs and the nod to authenticity is the usage of pouches and equipment by Bravo that match their chosen insertion methods.


There was a mountain of gear to identify, however through the kit listings, the team do maintain a near identical setup across each of the team. A number of small personal choices by the team regarding placement of pouches and inclusion / exclusion of other small pieces of tactical equipment have also been noted. There's also still a small list of kit that I'm yet to identify, though have no fear! As and when I discover the items I'll update the blog.


This blog was created from analysing and poring over many hundreds of HD and non HD images, stills from the show, trailers and Youtube clips which has helped to create a base from which Bravos kit and equipment has been identified.


Equipment manufacturers


Bravo as mentioned generally use well known real steel manufacturers across all of their kit. In relation to 1st Line gear the following are the main manufacturers of note;




Season 1


Episode 1 - Tip of the Spear

Moored vessel - location CLASSIFIED.

Entry method - rib.


Bravo utilise a mixture of equipment notably wearing Multicam Black (MCB), a standard used throughout the black kit episodes. During the pilot episode a number of the team were wearing a mixture of kit and equipment. Being the pilot episode as many have commented, the cast, crew, props guys and wardrobe team were figuring out what worked, what was expensive and what looked the best. The biggest hinderance for me was the lighting, that the atmospheric dimly lit ship they were operating in and around meant that clear pictures of the kit used were grainy and lacked detail. Below is a rough breakdown and kit generally used by some of the team;


Helmet

Ops-Core Fast LE Helmet

Wilcox L4G24 Mount - Tan / Black

Peltor Comtacs

Peltor helmet adapters

Princeton Tec Charge Pro - Tan

S&S Precision V-Lite - Multi colour

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

U94v2 PTT


Baselayers

Crye Precision G3s - Multicam Black


1st Line Gear

Coyote slimline belt


2nd Line Gear

Crye Precision JPC 2.0 - Ranger Green

Crye Precision Mag pouch

Tourniquet


Ancillaries

Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS - Tan & MC

Mechanix Original Gloves - Multicam



One character that did feature with some clearer pictures was of Nate Massey (6A9), who was seen wearing wholly different kit setting him apart from the rest of Bravo;



Helmet

Crye Precision Airframe Helmet (STD or ATX)

GPNVG-18

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

GPNVG-18 4 Cell Remote Battery Pack

Peltor Comtacs

Peltor helmet adapters


1st Line Gear

Slimline coyote belt

Crye Precision GP Pouch 6X6X3 Maritime (used as Medic pouch) - Coyote Brown

Foldable dump pouch - Multicam


2nd Line Gear

LBX Tactical Armatus II Plate Carrier - Grey

S&S Precision Radio Pouch - MBITR - Ranger Green

VTAC Mk2 Gen1 sling - Multicam


3rd Line Gear

Drybag - Black



Episode 3 - Boarding Party

Moored vessel - South China Sea.

Entry method - sub-surface.


Alpha and Bravo both utilise the sub-surface entry method and as expected their kit and equipment must be lightweight and able to drain quickly, therefore nearly all of their equipment is Maritime specific (pouches feature drainage holes in the bottom). Bravo used the following kit which is near identical across all team members;


Helmet

Lightweight Bone Conduction headset (1 ear piece)

U94v2 PTT

NVG Counterweight pouch (fabric) - Black


Baselayers

Crye Precision G3s - Multicam Black


1st Line Gear

Slimline coyote belt

S&S Precision Trifecta Connecta

Safariland 6378 holster - Black or MC Gearskin wrap / Black plain

Crye Precision Frag pouch - MC

LBT Medikit - Multicam

Carabiner

Cyalumes (4")


2nd Line Gear

S&S Precision Plateframe & Swimmer cut cummerbund

S&S Precision Old Gen Black Hydration Pouch Plate Frame - MCB / Black

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track SMR 556 PlateFrame Kit - Coyote (all except Trent)

S&S Precision Radio Pouch

Crye Precision 5.56/7.62/MBITR Pouch - Multicam / Ranger Green

VTAC Mk2 Gen1 sling - Multicam



Two of the team use slightly different setups in regards to additional pouches used.


Ray - 1st Line Gear

S&S Precision SMR & Dust-E - black

Crye Precision GP Pouch 6X6X3 Maritime (used as Medic pouch) - Multicam

Crye Precision Frag pouch - black


Trent - 2nd Line Gear

S&S Precision ear Retention Track™ ELOS™ 5.56 PlateFrame Kit - Coyote



As well as Bravo operating in Episode 3, Alpha team were also present led by Full Metal, wearing the 6A9 patch (likely should've been 1A9) and using callsign 'Alpha One' when contacting Jason as 'Bravo One'. Alphas' insertion was also sub-surface and the gear used is near similar to that used by Bravo. Below is a breakdown of Full Metals loadout;


1st Line Gear

Crye Precision GP Pouch 6X6X3 Maritime (used as Medic pouch) - Multicam

S&S Precision Trifecta Connecta

Safariland 6378 holster - MC Gearskin wrap


2nd Line Gear

S&S Precision Plateframe & Swimmer cut cummerbund

S&S Precision Old Gen Black Hydration Pouch Plate Frame - Grey

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track SMR 556 PlateFrame Kit - Coyote

S&S Precision Radio Pouch - Coyote




Season 3


Episode 3 - Adapt & Overcome

Power plant - Azerbaijan.

Entry method - air / sea (surface).


In episode 3, Bravo initially are put through their paces at their training facility conducting room clearances and tackling hostiles hand to hand. Their training equipment is that used when later they are tasked with securing a power plant seized by hostiles.



Bravo splits into 2 teams and whilst 1 jumps in, the other inserts via rib. All of the team wear near identical loadouts utilising a new manufacturer across a lot of their kit - Velocity Systems.


In general the team wear the below. Where there are personal preferences / unique items of equipment their owner is noted.



Helmet

Team Wendy Exfil Carbon / Team Wendy Exfil LTP - Black

Fitted with EXFIL Carbon Rail 2.0 - Black

Exfil Peltor Quick Release Adapters - Black

Team Wendy Helmet cover - Black / Multicam

HEL-STAR 6 (strobe)

Peltor Comtacs - Black

Princeton Tec Charge - Black

Wilcox L4G24 Mount - Tan

NVG Counterweight pouch (fabric) - Black

S&S Precision V-Lite - Multi colour



Baselayers

Crye Precision G3s - Multicam Black


1st Line Gear

Velocity Systems Operator Utility Belt (Gen 1 / Gen 2) - Black

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Black

Eagle Industries Single M4 pouch - Black

Helium Whisper Flashbang Pouch - Black

Crye Precision Frag pouch - Black

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track Webbing Adapter - Black

S&S Precision Trifecta Connecta - Black


2nd Line Gear

Mayflower Research & Consulting Assault Plate Carrier - Black

Fitted with standard Molle cummerbund - Black

Mayflower Velocity Helium Whisper assault back panel 2 - Black

Helium Whisper MBITR/152 Radio pouch - Black

VTAC Mk2 Gen1 sling - Multicam



Two of the team have additions to their setups.


Clay - 1st Line Gear

Safariland 6378 holster - MCB Gearskin wrap


Jason - 2nd Line Gear

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - MCB


Sonny - 2nd Line Gear

Safariland 7354 7TS ALS Holster - Black



Episodes 11 & 12 - Siege Protocols + Episode 13 - Fog of war

Hostage Rescue - Caracas.

Entry method - vehicle / foot.


The three episodes focus on Bravos deployment to Caracas, initially to conduct a hostage rescue of Americans held by Hezbollah, which quickly goes south when the CIA informant goes missing causing Bravo to stage a second hostage rescue. Set across multiple city locations across both day and night the episodes provided a wealth of images to identify Bravos kit from.



Helmet

Team Wendy Exfil Carbon / Team Wendy Exfil LTP - Black

Fitted with EXFIL Carbon Rail 2.0 - Black

Exfil Peltor Quick Release Adapters - Black

Team Wendy Helmet cover - Black

HEL-STAR 6 (strobe) / S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Peltor Comtacs - Black

Princeton Tec Charge - Black

Wilcox L4G24 Mount - Tan

NVG Counterweight pouch (fabric) - Black

S&S Precision V-Lite - Multi colour


Baselayers

Crye Precision G3s - Black


1st Line Gear

Velocity Systems Operator Utility Belt (Gen 1 / Gen 2) - Black

Yates 463D Cobra CQB Riggers Belt - Black

Eagle Industries Single M4 pouch - Black

Helium Whisper Flashbang Pouch - Black

Crye Precision Frag pouch - Black

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track Webbing Adapter - Black

S&S Precision Trifecta Connecta - Black

Safariland 6378 holster - MCB Gearskin wrap

Safariland Belt Loop - Black


2nd Line Gear

Mayflower Research & Consulting Assault Plate Carrier - Black

Fitted with standard Molle cummerbund - Black

Mayflower Velocity Helium Whisper assault back panel 2 - Black

Helium Whisper MBITR/152 Radio pouch - Black

VTAC Mk2 Gen1 sling - Multicam

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - MCB (some of team)


3rd Line Gear

LBT 14L Day Pack Low Vis - Black

LBX Titan (3-Day MAP Pack) - Black / Wolf Grey


Ancillaries

Mechanix Overt Gloves - Black

PIG FDT (Full Dexterity Tactical) Gloves - Black

Lightweight fabric gloves - Black



Two of the team have additions to their setups.


Jason & Brock - 1st Line Gear

Fastmag single pouch - Black


Trent - 1st Line Gear

Remington 870 Kydex pop clip - Black


Brock - 2nd Line Gear

2x Fastmag single pouches - Black


Thoughts and opinion


The black kit used by Bravo varies across the seasons. Anyone wanting to recreate the loadouts, specifically from Season 3 are going to need to part with a lot of money and time will be spent trying to identify the small pieces of kit that once combined will give a screen accurate replica of Bravos kit. The change in manufacturers and settling on Velocity / Mayflower gear seems to be the new setup for the team and again proven gear gets in front of the camera. As mentioned in my previous blog 'SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 1st Line Gear', with a number of the team to choose from, you have the ability to either replicate 1 operators equipment or blend kit and equipment to make something more personal for yourself. As always, make sure it's functional, not bulky, suits your need and doesn't break the bank!


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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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