Harvey Padded Belt
Like the supply lines on the Hudson River, The HRV will be the backbone to your rig. Lightweight, padded comfort will keep you going the entire workday with your needed gear at the ready. And if you find yourself needing a little more support, the padding can be removed to attach to our Rigid Tool Belt (A46-RTB) for a heavier-duty option.
This belt works standalone or with our Saratoga Vest (ASV) and the Rigid Tool Belt (RTB).
Features and Benefits
- Lightweight, padded belt design for all day comfort
- Adjustable waist strap with side release buckle
- Waist strap can be removed via Tri-Glides when integrating with A46-RTB- Effortlessly integrates with AIM™ System, delivering countless load out options- Closed cell foam padding- Compatible with Saratoga Vest (A46-ASV)- Heavy SCUBA webbing prevents twisting and sagging- Interior loop lined SCUBA to secure AIMS Pouches
- Hook and Loop keepers for securing to RTB
- Hand crafted in the USA
Why Harvey (or HRV)?
The Hudson River Valley (HRV) played an important role in the Revolutionary War; approximately a third of its battles were fought along the River's shores. The River was central to the British strategy of dividing the New England states from the other colonies. They attempted to control the River by advancing north from Manhattan and south from Canada. While successful in their advance up the River, capturing Forts Montgomery and Clinton and burning Kingston (then the provincial capital of New York), the British advancing from the north were defeated at the decisive Battle of Saratoga in 1777, thus frustrating the British plan to control the Hudson.
The Hudson Highlands were especially prominent in the Revolution. "Military records...show that the region became...a site vital to the nation's defense strategy and a stage for heroic dramas...In the public mind, the evolving image of the Hudson Highlands became that of a citadel, symbolizing the fight for democracy." (The Hudson River Highlands, Dunwell, 1991, p. 14) Pitched battles were fought here, and massive chains were stretched across the Hudson at Fort Montgomery and West Point to block the passage of British warships. Benedict Arnold committed treason and escaped at Garrison, across the river from West Point. The Revolutionary War saw the establishment of Fort Montgomery and West Point, and with them many of the old place names along the river were replaced with new ones that continue in use today: Constitution Island, Beacon Mountain, and Hessian Lake.
After the end of the war, the new country looked to the Hudson to help establish its identity. Sites associated with the war for independence and the beauty of the River's scenery drew travelers from around the world. Wilderness became fashionable, and the Hudson had plenty of it.