Guys, to be clear, these straps are great with the Smart Alec but if you use a little imagination, they can also be leveraged with other attachment systems - like molle. And for the more savvy among you - I know what you're thinking. What about the 5.11 Tier Straps? Well, I have both. The Bihn straps are three times the length of the 5.11 straps fully extended. Plus, while the hardware on the 5.11 straps is arguably simpler to get on and off, the Gatekeeper clips are far more robust and secure. I'd trust them more under load if you're carrying something heavy. If anyone wants pics comparing the two to illustrate the differences then let me know and I'll post them here.