Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Gear On The Block...

So, one of the pressers I got recently was for a new gear company, TacProGear. They've got a line of packs and bags out, and this presser was for their new Covert Go-Bag. It intrigued me because it's in between the Maxpedition Gearslinger I bought in late 2011 and the 5.11 RUSH72 pack I reviewed last year. There's also bug-out bags, rifle bags, and even rolling tactical carry bags. I kinda like it.The Covert Go-bag caught my attention, so I dropped a note to the good folks at Laura Burgess Marketing and expressed interest in reviewing it.

A few e-mails later and I was told to watch my mail; a short while later, this showed up:

They even threw in a hat! 

It's a little bit larger than the Gearslinger but quite a bit smaller than the RUSH72 pack, so it fills a much needed niche for me. There are all kinds of attachment points for various and sundry accessories; plenty of room inside, and even an interior compartment with multiple points of access where one could stash a sidearm if needed. From what I've seen so far, it seems pretty useful and usable.

I'm going to run it through its paces at one of the most demanding venues I can think of: the NRA's Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. It's going to undergo TSA testing and X-raying; it will be swabbed, probed, and otherwise investigated; then it will be stuffed under a crowded airline seat for the flight. After that it'll get humped through the airport, stuffed in the trunk of a rental car, and then brought into the hotel where it will be re-packed with some non-TSA approved items and then carried all over the convention floor for three days.

Should be a pretty convenient torture test. I'll tell you all about it when I get back. It seems pretty easy to pack and carry; I'll have it fully stuffed early next week for the trip down so I'll have an idea how it carries under a full load; how it holds up to all-day use will be explored. It's nice to see a new manufacturer on the scene; while there are certainly some excellent gear bags out there, it's always good to have more options, right?

Full report to follow!

That is all.


Anonymous said...

I find the "covert" name to be misleading because nothing says covert like coyote (desert) brown and molle webbing all over.

On a more positive note, I like the picture you set-up Jay, it looks like a baseball hat wearing papoose (Algonquin for child) now all you need is a cradle board. :)


Evyl Robot Michael said...

I'm with Annie. It's ridiculous that they call this 'covert'.