MOLLE (pronounced molly, as in the female name) is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. It is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and rucksacks utilized by a number of NATO armed forces, especially the British Army and the United States Army. The system's modularity is derived from the use of PALS webbing as rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto the vest to allow for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories. This method of attachment has become a de facto standard for modular tactical gear, replacing the ALICE system used in the earliest modular vest systems (which is still in use with many police forces).
The method is to weave the straps between the webbing on the carrier and the attachment, finishing with a snap. This method is the most secure way to attach the MOLLE gear, so that even if the snap comes undone, it's not going anywhere.
Here's a photo tutorial on how to install our MOLLE attachment to the webbing found on our plate carriers. Shown is our Tactical Trauma IFAK being installed on the Bellator Plate Carrier. If you want to watch a video of this, click here.