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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by theprepared_com, Jan 8, 2013.
Looks to be a couple nice EDC bags coming.
I like that Zippy.
Yeah! that Zippy looks useful!
I wonder what the price will be..
The zippy probably has my money already.
I could get to like the Zippy. The mesh pockets built into the 'side doors' are a nice touch..
But what I really want is a larger E&E pouch. Say something in the 1,500~2,000 cu. in. range, with comfy straps..
The Xing is neat too.
Wishing the new packs were in 1000d. I'd be in for a zippy and a Xing.
This is the only think that is kind of holding me up too. I was going to order an xray today but I didn't find the time. Now seeing these new packs I'm second guessing myself. I would like a bigger xray but at the same time I'm thinking it might be too big for carrying around day to day. Then there is the 1000d thing. I would like whatever I buy to be 1000d. Looks like there is a possibility of getting these in 1000d if there is enough response.
I suppose the best option is to get both
xing in 1000d would be cool..
500D Cordura is plenty tough for an EDC pack.
I have yet to wear one out..
The Zippy looks good. I would like to see it side by side with the TAD Fast Pack EDC (which I really want). I need a perfect combo of EDC pockets/admin area with some sort of dedicated firearm retention system. My wife says that I am a bag wh#2* (rhymes with door) and I agree. I have gone through so many bags looking for the right one. Thanks for the heads up.
This. Bag makers are starting to realize that 1000D adds a lot of weight and probably not worth the trade off over 500D when it comes to abrasion resistance and overall durability. Like Schuey, I'd never had any issues with any of my 500D packs.
I'm still waiting for Kifaru to come out with a more urban friendly EDC pack that would compete with the likes of the GoRuck GR1, Arc'Teryx Blade 24, Camelbak Urban Assault, Tom Bihn Smart Alec, etc. These new packs are still tactical is appearance and in my opinion would still be more at home in the field than they would be in the office or out on the town.
If your wife wants to see a bag wh#2, have her take a look at how many packs I've reviewed in the past year. Then she'll realize that it could be much, much worse.
I would highly recommend the Camelbak Urban Assault Concealed if you can find one on the grey market (eBay, etc.). Camelbak insists on only selling them to LEO's and Military, but I think it's an excellent pack and a better alternative to the 5.11 COVRT 18 - which is also a very good EDC bag but not quite as refined as the CUA.
Here's a US Cavalry overview of it:
I also reviewed the non-CCW version:
Nice. Thanks for the info. As of now I'm rockin an ald school Black Hawk 3 day. I've modified it a bit so it would hold my pistol but would much rather have a dedicated place for it. I do not like just throwing it in the bag.
JANDD, a company I've LOVED since around 1998, uses 500D in all their bags. I have a dozen of their bags and have never had abrasion/wear issues with any of them, many of which have been treated very roughly. They have this to say about 500D vs 1000D on their website:
Great info Chiro. I might steal that.
1x arm and 1x leg
Actually as far as coated textiles there is not a great weight savings. in fact the 1000d express weighs less than its sister 500d pack in Kifaru's hunting line. 500d is a tighter weave using more but much thiner nylon.
My beef with 500d is not about durability it is with plyability and rigidity. 5000d is more flexible I prefer 1000d.