Here's some pros and cons as I see them:
- It doesn't make you look like a mall-ninja,
- The nylon is of decent quality,
- It's got lots of differently-shaped and sized pockets, some velcro lined, including the hidden gun/weapons concealment pocket,
- The Velcro is authentic Velcro brand, and the zippers are YKK,
- It's nametape/patch-ready for decoration. If discretion is necessary, slap a Hello Kitty patch on there and nobody'll give you a second glance.
- There are no rain/debris flaps to get in the way of opening the main compartment.
- The shoulder strap seems to be cheaper than on their old EOD bags,
- There is no practical way to cordwrap the handles to make it more comfy to carry,
- The zipper on the main compartment seems a bit fine in the tooth for heavy/bulky loads (seems easier to mangle).
Bottom "tube pocket" showing contents:
Front "small items" pocket open:
Dual pen/pencil pockets are wide enough to hold two slim pens apiece:
Flashlight pocket will hold either a thick-bodied light or a AA-sized Fenix-type light with room for more pens.
Showing one end radio/water bottle pocket (they use quick-release shock-cord):
Showing one of the loops of shock cord w/cordlock to tighten it:
First of the back long velcro-pockets (put my FAK in there w/room to spare):
The other long pocket (multitool and sunglasses):
Battery cases and a bottle of lube oil for knives/tools, in the mini-pockets above there are mints and a headlamp:
The "secret" pocket with velcroed-on knife and baton pouch:
The contents I loaded it up with:
Note that this was not a full load-out and some items were redundant...so you could actually fit much more stuff in this bag than I had in there.
Available from: LAPolicegear.com or Countycomm.com.
Price: Generally less than 40.00 with shipping.
Berserker's Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars! This is a keeper.
If you need a heavy-duty bag that will last you a while but you don't want to fear losing or getting filthy, pick up one of these!