Scout Reviews

The top pouch has two pouches, one of which is ventilated into the main compartment with a mesh bottom. What impresses me about the main compartment is how versatile it is. If you want to organize a bunch of small items, you can take advantage of three large open pockets and two small zippered compartments. There’s also a bit of MOLLE and a loop where you can attach a hydration bladder. Dual zippers let you feed the tube out over either shoulder. This space can also be used to store bulky items since the bag isn’t permanently divided.

When you’re not armored up, you can remove the blocks or leave them where they are. I never felt them when I wasn’t wearing a plate carrier. Last fall, I originally bought the Ashley Mini in Persian Red and was very pleased with it.. For summer I decided to try the Jenna in a beautiful shade of light navy blue and decided that I like the slightly lager size.

bags review

I will likely purchase an over-bag anyway for summer use, or the unexpected trip to Antarctica. I, although having tried every tip possible and about a half dozen different sleeping bags, always seem to get cold in the winter. The only system that kinda has worked for me is a 0 degree bag, with a HUGE flannel sleeping bag over top… It’s the same HUGE sleeping bag my grandpa likely used years ago. 100% cotton flannel, and as heavy as iron.

If you’re interested in this classic bag, I highly recommend purchasing it used from a reputable source instead of new. You can find a selection of Bolides at Fashionphile or TheRealReal. The bag’s interior is a smooth, gold-colored liner, which makes your gear easier to find—and also makes it feel a little like it’s being hugged by Big Bird. The laptop sleeve should fit computers that are between 13 inches and 16 inches. Its padding means you shouldn’t have to worry about your laptop getting scratches or dents. There were a few times when we bumped into a wall with the bag, but after we checked our laptops, there wasn’t any sign of cosmetic damage.

On the other end of the spectrum are massive bags meant to sustain you for months , possibly with the help of a vehicle. The real star of the show is the suspension system, though. It must be ordered to fit and offers a huge range of adjustments.