View Full Version : On a quest for ''the'' bag

07-16-2011, 01:37 AM
I'm still looking for the right bag for me. I got a Max. Jumbo and need aa bit more room. I'm wanting something kinda like a tactical messenger bag . I'm looking for something like an ''active shooter'' bag but with a flap. Preferaable something close in value to the Jumbo...'cause I'll probably try to trade the Jumbo for it. Thanks, Steve

Bill Cox
07-16-2011, 01:43 AM
Hi bud, if you do land an active shooter bag id love to see a review of it. I have been flip flopping on whether to get one or not.

Glad to see you on the boards friend.

07-16-2011, 02:06 AM
Will do Bill . I'm hoping to find one with a flap, not even sure who makes something like this..evidently my google-fu is weak tonight , lol.

Good to see you as well...I'm really likeing it here.

07-16-2011, 02:08 AM
Heres a pack i found online. Its a 5.11 tactical bag, not sure about anything else though.



07-16-2011, 02:32 AM
That's close, but I had one and need something bigger , but that's close to the style I'm looking for.

I'm also thinking or saving up and gettting a Max. Larkspur.

Thanks, Steve

07-16-2011, 10:40 AM
If you like the Jumbo but it's just too small, why not get one of the larger Maxpedition Versipacks? For instance there's the Mongo Versipack (http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/MONGO-VERSIPACK-65p1332.htm) which is basically just a scaled up Jumbo. Just a thought :)

07-16-2011, 11:47 AM
I'm looking for a more messenger style , kinda like the Jack Bauer bag, but tactical matterial , not canvas. The Mongo's not that much bigger than the Jumbo. I'm wanting something about twice as big as the Jmbo. Maybe bigger.

07-16-2011, 12:26 PM
Maybe something like a Eagle LE Courier Bag (http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=EYCOURIERLE)?

Natchez is kinda wonky when it comes to their Eagle stuff, but in MS you should be GTG.

I have one of those bags on the way, should get it next week sometime (see my note on the wonky nature of Natchez). I'll do an initial review when it gets here.

I tried a TT AS bag, but it was just tiny. Sent it back and got another as a portable 'smithing kit bag.

07-16-2011, 12:41 PM
That's real close , but I saw some others there I like too.
The site didn't work well for my nonsmart phone, but I didn't find anything but black. I'll check later with pc. Thanks !!

07-16-2011, 12:54 PM
I'm getting that bag in Ranger Green. They also have khaki and a medium grey.

They also have a soft briefcase 'attache case' in regular and wide widths if you need more organization.

They have killer prices on their Eagle stuff, so it worth it for me to deal with the gymkhana of getting stuff from them.

07-16-2011, 01:12 PM
look into the condor 126, you wont be disapointed!


07-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Good idea, I actually have a Condor pack just bit bigger than that one. But I'm set on a shoulder slung bag for work edc.

07-16-2011, 04:24 PM
I'm kida fond of Timbuc2, design what you want. http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/bagbuilder?taskId=1902663#/sizeId=6&customProductSetId=9&uid=26060

07-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Timbuk2 does make great stuff , but a regular messenger bag doesn't work for me. I like pouches and pockets for organizing .. Don't like stuff flopping around and settling bunched up in the bottom.
I guess I'm headed more an more to the Larkspur or Gleneagle from Maxped. I was just hoping for a cheaper route.

07-17-2011, 07:04 AM
Steve, the SO Tech Mission Go Bag might work for ya.


I got a khacki one in trade recently on another board - from the guy who actually had it issued to him. It's nice and could swallow a fully packed jumbo whole and still have lots of room left over. The coolest thing I see is it carries well empty...but then you can stuff those huge 4 vertical pockets with tons of crap and still have other pockets and the middle to fill up and it carries well full (waist, messenger, cross body, or piggy backed to another bag)

lots of reviews online on it. I'm not sure what I'd do with it or if I'll keep it...but it's certainly everything you are asking for in a 'tactical messenger'.

07-17-2011, 11:36 AM
Yep, I ws about to try an get a Maratac BOB XL. But that SoTech may be ''the one'' .
May shoot ya a pm.

07-18-2011, 03:09 PM
Have you looked at the Maxpedition Larkspur or Gleneagle? I have a Larkspur and love it! The Gleneagle is HUGE - way more bag than I needed.

Here's a review I did on the Larkspur: http://edccentral.net/?p=401

07-18-2011, 04:11 PM
Left field idea: You might check out the messenger bags made by Mission Workshop. They are made in US and while intended for bicycling, also include some features that fit our crowd. A coworker has one of their backpacks and it's a fine piece of gear.


07-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Yep, thinking of the Larkspur or Gleneagle, I thought I mentioned them about ssomewhere, maybe not, too much googling ,lol.

Twinsteel, Thanks for the info , but a reg. mesenger won't cut it. I need something modular or with seperate compartmes. Don't wann d around for uff.