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Posted: 6/11/2015 3:22:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2015 11:36:02 PM EDT by brich2929]
For you guys that carry them,

What do you use and what's your typical load-out? What about build quality?

I saw this video on Military Arms Channel's FB page about a year ago

and I've been thinking that is wouldn't be a bad idea for certain situations.

I've been looking at the UTG Multi-funtional Messenger Bag


and the Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack (which the UTG is a cheaper clone of)

and then there's the Condor EDC Bag which MAC used in their short video clip.

Thoughts?

Link Posted: 6/11/2015 3:25:53 AM EDT
When i use a messenger bag, the only thing in it is my laptop & charger, and $20
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 3:59:09 AM EDT
I have some kind of versipack clone I ordered off of etsy. It's full of diapers/wipes and other baby stuff. It works and isn't ginormous like the baby bag my wife likes to carry around.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 6:48:48 AM EDT
I use a maxpedition...

I want an EraThr3. They're not cheap though
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 6:57:51 AM EDT
You're not Jack Bauer. It's just a purse.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:28:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2015 8:54:31 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
I'm not a big fan, they look too "tactical" for EDC in most situations. I do have a bag but it's just an old Czech bread bag with a strap. Doesn't look too Rambo-ish and doesn't look like a murse.

Link Posted: 6/11/2015 12:55:19 PM EDT
Nobody carries in one?
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 12:56:49 PM EDT
I really want a Fatboy Versipack GTG, or a Maxpedition Mango.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 12:59:42 PM EDT
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I just carry my lunch and a book.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:00:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2015 1:03:11 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
I bought a $250 Tumi just big enough for an iPad.


Tactical as fuck. Green canvas. Magnet closure. People see me walking, with that shoulder strap emphasizing one man-boob. They know not to fuck with me.


I may even carry a charging cord and NYC subway passes in it.

#NoLimitCrackah
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:02:32 PM EDT
Never called it a man purse, but I have a few that I normally use when outdoors.

I have an old Timbuk2 bag for biking. (You can design them with your own colors)



I use my massive Jandd Mountaineering bag for travel (it expands). This one is about 20 years old, and still looks new. Built like a tank.



For hiking, I have a couple sizes of the Mountainsmith Lumbar Packs. Can be either a shoulder bag or "fanny" pack.


Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:05:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:10:31 PM EDT
I use the Propper OTS bag almost everyday and I am a big fan. I carry my tablet, knife, flashlight, writing instrument, multi tool and a wide assortment of other things depending on where I'm going. I do carry my sidearm in it every once in awhile depending on how I'm dressed or where I'm going. I don't get bothered by what people think so the "murse" comments go unnoticed. It is the perfect size for me and easy to carry.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:12:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:18:35 PM EDT
I have that UTG bag, been using it for about 3 years now. It usually holds a 1911 in a holster in the zipper pouch, a mess of magazines in the main pouch with some gloves, and in the other compartment I usually have some bandaids and other boo-boo stuff, antacids, asprins, spare batteries, screwdriver, multitool and a crescent wrench. I leave the side bottle pouch empty in case I want to put a water bottle in there. I usually leave it on the car seat when I'm driving, and it's a great place to stash my carry gun when I'm headed into a posted location.

I have no complaints. The Maxpedition is nicer, but I'm not sure it's twice as nice.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:19:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 40xb-shooter:
I have been looking for a decent leather one that wont break the bank but really haven't spent a lot of time looking. I will eventually find one.
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Check out Fossil.

http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryContentView?langId=-1&storeId=12052&catalogId=25005&categoryId=331249&parent_category_rn=357084&departmentCategoryId=331209
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:21:18 PM EDT
I used to use a Tumi 96114 Brief, prefer a backpack now.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:24:39 PM EDT
I have a Timbuktu messenger bag. It's much more like a briefcase than a murse. I like it, but I wish it had an outside pocket for easy access to things like airline tickets and other travel documents.

The Maxpedition shoulder bags and their clones scream "I have a gun" as loudly as those safari vests IMO.


Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:25:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By brich2929:
Nobody carries in one?
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I don't carry one per se but the wife got me the UTG one in FDE to use as a diaper bag when my son was born. Has held up surprisingly well. In fact I have re purposed it and use it on my 4 wheeler/ snowmobile for easy access stuff and it has been great for $35
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:46:28 PM EDT
I really wish the whole "murse" stigma would go away.

Too much crap to carry around these days. Not enough for a backpack, too much for pockets.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 1:46:52 PM EDT
I got a cool looking bag, Maxpediton active shooter bag I think. I got it as a diaper bag with the intention of using it as a man bag after the kids were out of diapers. Now it sits in the basement not used at all. I'll find something to do with it.

Bags like this seem like a good idea but are a hassle to use for me at least. I also never see anyone with one.

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Link Posted: 6/11/2015 3:56:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 4:05:16 PM EDT
HSGI Armordillo bag, original version.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 4:09:31 PM EDT
Didnt bcauz3y just do one of these?
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 4:10:44 PM EDT
Vertx EDC satchel
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 4:14:48 PM EDT
I got an Eagle Industries laptop bag from natchez when they got a shitload of Eagle stuff, along with a bunch of soft rifle cases and the like.



I carry my laptop in it.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 5:02:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 40xb-shooter:
I have been looking for a decent leather one that wont break the bank but really haven't spent a lot of time looking. I will eventually find one.


Check out Fossil.

http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryContentView?langId=-1&storeId=12052&catalogId=25005&categoryId=331249&parent_category_rn=357084&departmentCategoryId=331209

thanks

Np....I've got two myself, a nice leather one that I got when I wore a suit and a canvas one I wear now that I wear overalls to work. Both are great, good closure hardware and great stitching.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 5:05:11 PM EDT
I prefer backpacks to man purses.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 5:06:07 PM EDT
I had tactical tailor make a custom one for me that doesn't look too tactical. I love it.

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Link Posted: 6/11/2015 5:27:22 PM EDT
http://www.countycomm.com/minebag.html

I got this as a possibles bag for muzzle loading season.

Works really well as a range bag, too.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 7:49:26 PM EDT
You're welcome

This might get things done for you
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:23:47 PM EDT
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This might get things done for you
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fanny pack




So, very few folks actually carry in these types of bags.
Interdasting.

Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:33:17 PM EDT
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fanny pack




So, very few folks actually carry in these types of bags.
Interdasting.

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You're welcome

This might get things done for you

fanny pack




So, very few folks actually carry in these types of bags.
Interdasting.



What?! It blends perfectly with dad bod. Almost reaches three wolf moon levels while bladed to the 45.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:34:57 PM EDT
I used the Maxpedition one as a diaper bag for my daughter for a long time. Fit everything I needed in there, including a gun.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:35:42 PM EDT
The green fucker is right on this one.

Get a backpack you homos.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 8:39:14 PM EDT
I bought a dirt cheap bag off Amazon and use it as a diaper bag for my baby. Holds enough diapers, bottle, etc for a short trip between naps.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NTS3RHS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 9:02:38 PM EDT
I have the UTG in my trunk with AR mags, handgun with extra mags, knife, Isreali dandage, bottle of water and eye and ear pro.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 9:07:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Squatch:
Never called it a man purse, but I have a few that I normally use when outdoors.

I have an old Timbuk2 bag for biking. (You can design them with your own colors)

http://cdn.timbuk2.com/static/Product_Images/269-Commute/2012fall/1500/269-4-4511_front.jpg

I use my massive Jandd Mountaineering bag for travel (it expands). This one is about 20 years old, and still looks new. Built like a tank.

http://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/BookShoulderMessengerBags/GabrielMessengerBag/GabrielNavy.jpg

For hiking, I have a couple sizes of the Mountainsmith Lumbar Packs. Can be either a shoulder bag or "fanny" pack.

http://mountainsmith.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/2/12-10036r_day_cobalt_blue_1.jpg
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I got the same Timbuktu bag from when I rode to work, a .380 or single stack fits nicely in the velcro part.

I got a 5.11 Moab 6 a while back, it sucked, the CCW pocket is too far forward and you can't put a full size from in it without it flopping forward. It is also too small for a tablet and didn't fit most of my EDC crap.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 10:46:26 PM EDT
I also have the UTG.
I have mine overloaded with tools for work along with my edc with wallet, checkbook, flashlight, knife etc.
It is comfortable to carry over the shoulder, but a handle like on the Maxpedition bags would come in handy.
If I had it to do over again, I would choose a more traditional, less tactical-ish bag.
I think something slightly larger that would accommodate a small laptop or tablet would be better for me.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 10:58:44 PM EDT
I've recently gone away from tactical and I'm using a Filson waxed canvas 72 hour shoulder bag. Big enough for the laptop and cables and bunch of other stuff, but not so big that I look like I'm headed to the airport.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:21:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/11/2015 11:23:56 PM EDT by brich2929]
The thing I like about the UTG/Maxpedition styles is that they seem like they're easy to hold tight/keep close to your body.

Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:27:37 PM EDT
I've had my Hazard-4 Ditch bag for several years. I use it as a briefcase/laptop bag. Really well made with tons of pockets and features.



Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:32:35 PM EDT
I carry a padded hemp messenger bag. Enough to carry a 92FS w/ reloads, EDC shit, and its blends in with hipsters.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:35:09 PM EDT
http://vdmsr.blogspot.com/2015/03/direct-action-messenger-bag.html

Direct action, makes a hell of a bag.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:37:30 PM EDT
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I've had my Hazard-4 Ditch bag for several years. I use it as a briefcase/laptop bag. Really well made with tons of pockets and features.


http://survivalstore.se/image/cache/data/Hazard-4/Ditch-Coyote5-600x450.jpg


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+1
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:41:21 PM EDT
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I've had my Hazard-4 Ditch bag for several years. I use it as a briefcase/laptop bag. Really well made with tons of pockets and features.


http://survivalstore.se/image/cache/data/Hazard-4/Ditch-Coyote5-600x450.jpg


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I looked at this as a diaper bag. Is it kind of big? I'm thinking of a shoulder bag or maybe a small backpack like a goruck Echo.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:48:01 PM EDT
I just use an REI brand messenger bag. Usually got my tablet, and a camera or two Nd a bottle of water
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:48:42 PM EDT
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Nobody carries in one?
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No. I'm not a fan of off the body carry.
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:59:09 PM EDT
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I looked at this as a diaper bag. Is it kind of big? I'm thinking of a shoulder bag or maybe a small backpack like a goruck Echo.
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
I've had my Hazard-4 Ditch bag for several years. I use it as a briefcase/laptop bag. Really well made with tons of pockets and features.


http://survivalstore.se/image/cache/data/Hazard-4/Ditch-Coyote5-600x450.jpg




I looked at this as a diaper bag. Is it kind of big? I'm thinking of a shoulder bag or maybe a small backpack like a goruck Echo.
It's briefcase sized.

I can't see it making a very good diaper bag though.


Link Posted: 6/12/2015 12:03:17 AM EDT
Sometimes, it helps to be "tactical" when one has kids. I prefer my Drago backpack over a "murse".

Drago Backpack

I carry it on daily basis to work and keep stuff like pens, pencils, a Surefire flashlight, etc. in it. Plus, it has two separate pockets so I can carry my lunch in one and reading materials in the other. It has also proven nice during the times that security has been tighten at my place of work or flying, I can have everything in the bag by the time I get to the door/gate and can breeze through security. I also will carry it on overnight trips, using it as a laptop bag [it is just big enough to hold my ancient HP Pavilion laptop, or something to carry purchases home in and through the back door without getting too much attention Finally, it was great to have at the NRA Annual Meeting as I was able to pick up freebies to my heart's content and carry them in something other than those cheap plastic bag. My father, seeing what I was doing, then had to buy him a bag for himself (he took the messenger bag route, IIRC).

For longer trips or ones in which I need to carry more stuff, I have one of those USGI MOLLE assault packs. The separate radio pouch that one can buy serves as a laptop holder in mine, and I can cram as much chargers, food & drink, diapers, books, toys, etc. in to the pack's pockets, sustainment pouches, and waist pouch slung underneath it. Kiddie blankets can be secured to the top of it. My camera bag can also be attached to the front of the pack as well so I'm only keeping up with one backpack. About the only problem with it is my wife is constantly worried that someone will steal it because, "It looks too nice."

James
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