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Looking at VertX Gamut

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Ghostbear68, May 11, 2017.

  1. RED-FIVE

    RED-FIVE Loaded Pockets

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    Nice. Thanks for sharing your take on the vert.

    tbzbbt,
    When you do get one, we'll be expecting to hear what you think about it. :smile_coffee:

    RF
     
  2. tbzbbt

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    I just watched a video review of a guy on youtube doing fast draw demonstrations from a couple of the vertx slingpacks. Oh how I laughed. I'll try this technique next time I whip out my tactical ipad to share train times with my partner in under four seconds.

    tbzbbt
     
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  3. RED-FIVE

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    tbzbbt I'd recommend stepping into the main aisle before you rip the 'V' pull... ;-)

    Nice setup bakpackr. Thanks for that pic...
    It's helpful to keep in mind the origins of these packs by vertx.
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  4. RED-FIVE

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    Just a heads up for anyone still considering the Vertx packs....I've been noticing some good discounts on the Vertx Gamut and EDC Ready Pack. Summer pricing with some the independent etailers. Combining a sale price with additional 20-25% off with coupon, referrals or first time orders makes for a great deal.

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  5. Macbrun

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    Can you name a couple of the retailers where you're seeing these discounts? Thanks!
     
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  6. Dread

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    I've got the EDC Commuter Sling from the same line, it's holding up very well for me as far as durability. Not a single stitch out of place. I know it's not the same model you're looking for, but for what it's worth Vertx seems to give a :censored: about quality with these. Decent price too.
     
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  7. Macbrun

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    Just ordered a Gamut in Bracken from eBags. I use a Transit Sling as my EDC bag and have no issues with it. The light colored interior covered with hook/loop works well for me and, to me, the Transit holds more than it looks like it can. And when it's not full it maintains structure and doesn't flop around. We'll see in a week or so...
     
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    Impressive...most impressive.
    I've sensed a disturbance in the force. Now I'm looking at the Transit. I see what you did there.
    :smile_coffee:

    RF
     
  9. tbzbbt

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    I remain fixated on the quality of the Vertx product and have no difficulty in rationalising it. Gamut birthday hints have been dropped, including subliminal inclusion of the word in family discussions which run the whole gamut of topics. If that doesn't succeed then I will simply order the bag myself and suffer the birthday socks...

    tbzbbt
     
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  10. Macbrun

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    Well, that's disappointing. Received my Gamut today - loved the color, the quality is excellent, organization and pockets are great too. Unfortunately, like several people earlier in this thread, I discovered that the exterior promises much more than the interior can deliver. As a test I put my just-over-half-full Transit Sling inside the main compartment and could barely zip it closed. The Gamut goes back tomorrow. Such a shame because I really like the looks and it's comfortable to wear as well. The sides of the main compartment don't expand the same way they do in the Transit. What're ya gonna do. Back to the search, I may even go "tactical" - my son uses a Rush 24 and I really like that bag despite it's "I'm tactical" look. (BTW, he IS tactical, a USAF PJ, so he's allowed.) :)
     
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  11. Ghostbear68

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    Thats a shame. I was hoping a newer review would offer improved. Just to be sure, this was the gamut or the gamut plus?
     
  12. Macbrun

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    It was the Gamut. I believe the Gamut plus would have the volume I'm looking for, but that's getting outside my budget. Right now the Rush 24 can be had for <$90 on Amazon (sandstone color only).