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DEPLOYMENT BAG

DEPLOYMENT BAG

Product Review (submitted on July 5, 2019):
Been using this as my EDC bag, in multiple configurations: - As a standalone shoulder bag; - As a butt-pack on a utility belt; - Mounted on the top compartment of the #126 Compact Assault pack (perfect fit!). - Mounted on the bicycle handlebars or tail rack. Compartments fit: - Main: A 7'' tablet, or a mid-sized hardcover book, one MRE (or maybe two if stripped down), or a change of underwear, plus a mesh pocket for IDs and such. - Side: A first-aid kit, or compact binoculars. - Front: Knives, pens, multitools, duct tape, utensils, keys, loose change, etc. Fits a surprisingly good amount. Pockets inside aren't useful for anything sized larger than a credit card / notepad. - Pen holders (on the sides of the front compartment): I have a #MA56 Hand-Held Radio pouch and a #MA48 Flashlight pouch in those, to have my cell phone and flashlight readily accessible. They merge into the bag's overall shape perfectly. Depending on the construction, the MOLLE strap may or may not fit through those, though. - Top, under compression straps: If the bag is not filled to capacity, you can usually fit a sports bottle there. The only problem with that is the bottle slipping out when actively moving / carrying the bag on the strap behind your back. Although this is easily resolved by attaching the bottle's carabiner (if it has one) to one of the strap rings. The only problem I have with it is the strap carabiners slipping to the inner side and scrunching up the straps on the retaining rings. But that's largely an aesthetic issue, and one common to all single-strap bags with the same suspension system.