Hey everyone! I've been a long time reader, seldom poster on these boards and I finally thought I'd contribute. These forums have helped me find so many cool trinkets, I can't thank you enough. I love this place. I thought I'd contribute and throw some credit to an incredible bag that I don't think many have seen here on the EDC forums. I want to state that I payed full retail for this bag and I am promoting this bag as a standard customer and a simple user. I've only become a promotor of the product due to it's superior quality, uniqueness and incredible customer service. I'm a research junky like most of you are and when I become passionate about a product I like to write and rave about it. This bag is made by a super hip company called InsideLineEquipment, usually labeled ILE or ILEquipment. The business is located in Berkeley CA and every single bag is 100% hand made by a few gnarly looking dudes in their humble shop and mild storefront. These guys are passionate about what they do and dang do they have some skills. One of the best selling points is that every item ILE makes is covered by a lifetime warranty. You just can't beat that and really makes the price point a bargain in my eyes. I first found ILE while attending Renegade Craft Fair in SanFrancisco. The owner of ILE, Eric, had a booth at the event and I was immediately drawn to the awesome colors and fabrics being used to build his bags. I've always been a backpack guy and at the time I had about three sub $200 overseas made bags. None of them were just quite right for me and I began discussing the possibility of building a custom bag with Eric. I decided that I'd sell my other "decent" bags and finally buy a single super high quality hand made bag that fit my needs perfectly and will let me for life. I visited the shop with my wife and friends a few days after meeting the company at the maker event. The shop was super cool and the humble storefront was packed tight with bags, pouches, multicam, sail cloth materials, camera hauling gear, it was a total sensory overload! Eric had me try on a few bags and we narrowed down the basic size and style for my bag. We talked about craft beer, cycling and he showed me some fabric samples and some of the insanely cool industrial stitching machines they use. I think these guys may have hijacked a military textile manufacturing transport truck at some point early on the business- They've got some super insane looking equipment and a machine that does all there Molle stitching specifically. If you live in the California Bay Area, you've got to check the shop out. Needless to say, I now have my dream bag and I literally use it every day. Eric was a joy to work with throughout the customization process and the company really loves creativity from their customers/users. I found that Eric was passionate about motorsports, photography, cycling and tactical equipment. I feel we have very similar interests and I can really see these influences in all of their products. The name Inside Line Equipment comes from the racing term "Inside Line" referring to hugging the apex of a turn. I really love the website that they've put together and the "news" section their site is always being updates with super unique single-run bags and custom orders. It seems like the company is consistently innovating and they're able to do things with their products that only a hand-made locally owned business can do. My bag is based off the Standard Size 'Default' model bag. From there I requested that the main material be Multicam canvas after Eric's recommendation and I also asked for Molle attachment loops on most of the exterior so I could add extra pouches and accessorize! Eric used Cordura brand 1000 denier canvas material for the main compartments of the bag and he even sent me a video during the build process that showed the factory that makes all the MultiCam canvas. I learned that Eric was equally into gear and research as much as I was and he always sources the best parts possible for his builds. I saw later that ILE also collaborates with MilSpecMonkey from watching their website. The bags all utilize the coolest water proof YYK zippers and UV resistant color matched plastic hardware. Every piece of fabric on my bag from the webbing to the edge wrapping is all legit MultiCam licensed material. I won't list all the detailed specs of the bag because you can read the website for that. I will say that one of the best features of the bag is its large roll top dry storage main section. The interior of the canvas is lined with a seam welded rubber/soft plastic material that is literally 100% waterproof. I requested red for this material but other colors are available. I read a review where the user filled this section with a 5 lb bag of ice water and a 6 pack and he used it as a walking cooler. It's really incredible. The bag has a MacBook/iPad storage area, two pouches for my glasses cases (reading and sun), writing utensil separations, and super convenient hidden zipper storage under the main flap. I love that the bag uses all hook+loop closures to access any internal areas which was important to me. My bride and I do lots of public transit all over the world and I don't want anyone lightly unzipping an exterior pocket while on my back in a subway and stealing from me. This bag requires a giant "TEAR" sound to access anything which I could then easily turn around and beat down the thief to return the favor. Enough with the text blabbing... check out my photos and the ILE website and please ask me questions! Thanks everyone.