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Alternative to the Cargo Works iPad EDC kit?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by chx1975, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. chx1975

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    https://www.cargo-works.com/products/ipad-edc-kit ah this would be perfect! I want to hold a (very) big phone and an large-ish eReader in a slim vertical pouch and this would be the ticket but it's unavailable everywhere, I think they might have stopped making it. Any good alternatives? The Hazard4 LaunchPad / LaunchPad Mini doesn't have a phone pocket and it's velcro, that's not good. I guess in a pinch the Cargo Works iPad Pro EDC Note Case will do but that's again much bulkier than the original. I guess I could use a separate phone pouch if there would be a non velcro version of the LaunchPad Mini. Gosh, who wants the tearing sound of opening velcro every time you get your book out? Zippers, magnets...
     
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  2. ox71

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    tactical notebook covers has a wide variety of zipper close notebook covers that can be very handy.
    I've got the field notebook cover for my 8" galaxy tab, a notebook and pens.
    you can also find the whole line of their covers at cpgear or on amazon.
    my tablet is held on by some hook side tape I attached to the corners of the Samsung cover, they are small enough not to bother me when the tablet is not in the notebook cover and strong enough not to move even with a good shaking.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    How big is the eReader?

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    Huckberry shows that they have them in stock
     
  5. chx1975

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    https://huckberry.com/store/cargo-works/category/p/50463-ipad-edc-kit no, they don't.

    This https://alpinebear.com/solution-pouch looks amazing, except of course it doesn't exist, there is no info about dimens, no updates to the website this year, it's a Pakistani company with an almost zero web presence. Moving on...

    The eReader is iPad Mini sized -- the difference is so small it should make no difference in a slip pocket, it's 208.7mm x 135.8mm x 9.3mm. It would in a tight cover like solution but that's not what I am after.
     
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    Try the condor t&t pouch.. Roughly resembles the cargo works.. I used it before I switched to a chromebook. And upgraded to the edc pouch

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    Already two people mentioned the Tactical Notebook Covers, I can't see that working if you want to take the eReader out constantly, how would the little corners stay on ? And again, velcro... ouch.

    The T&T tablet opening as with most of these is on the wrong side. https://www.jetpens.com/Lihit-Lab-Altna-Carrying-Sleeve-Small-Navy/pd/24822 is the closest I could find so far It will need to do if nothing else surfaces.
     
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    Let me find my t&t it had a sleeve on both sides for a tablet.. I carried two in it a work and a personal one

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    Thanks for the suggestions but somewhere the word "slim" got lost. I posted in the original I thought a 2 in thick bag to be bulky for the purpose.
     
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    the problem is the requirement to carry additional items like a cell phone, that means extra material, and that adds to the thickness.
    the "go anywhere" tablet case looks thin but does it have space for your phone as well?

    the tasmanian tiger touch pad cover measures 11" x 8.25" x 1.5"
    that's a good slim fit but the other dimensions seem more fitting for a 10" tablet or ipad.

    the tactical notebook cover I posted before: #2091 mini iPad cover
    http://www.cpgear.com/create_products/Tactical-Mini-iPad-Cover-System?c=2493608&dp=2&n=81692412&pn=1
    measures: 9.75" x 6.5" x 1.5"

    and the field data book cover I have: 2076A FIELD DATA BOOK COVER
    http://www.cpgear.com/create_products/Field-Data-Book-Cover-System?c=2493608&dp=2&n=81180537&pn=1
    measures: 6.5" x 9.2" x 1"
    it is slightly smaller but fits a tablet and a fat notebook with pens and other stuff in the front, the velcro corners can be bought to hold a phone to either front or back cover, it could be stowed in the pen section or slid into one of the flap pockets...it's a versatile product and if you watch the vids a lot is explained.
     
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