I work as a Paramedic in Las Vegas.... And after the horrible tragedy last week, I found that I was going to be carrying a lot more gear to work each day. This bag is the perfect size for my Plate Carrier Vest. (This was the specific reason for my purchase... I needed some way to keep all my gear safe, and big enough to hold my carrier) It has tons of room for My 5.11 Gloves, my 5.11 Jacket, My Hydroflask, and the rest of my duty gear. Its rugged, strong, and durable. Its perfect for day to day use, and I have confidence it will last! This review is about the bag, but From my boots, to my pants, my belt, and everything else. 5.11 is the only gear I purchase to make sure I'm "Always Ready" for whatever the nightshift is going to throw at me.
Thank you 5.11 for providing the gear we need to get the job done!
I use this bag every day at the station. In and out of the trucks constantly carrying extra clothing and gear. Bigger than i thought it would be. Extremely tough material. Zippers well made and also very heavy duty. It's been over a year now and bag still looks and functions like brand new. Buy this bag. You won't be disapointed.
A bag with dimensions of 12x24x12 would have 3,456 cubic inches of total capacity. This product spec states 3,114 cubic inches and is incorrect. 5.11 Tactical got the volume calculations correct on the NBT X-Ray bag, just not this one.
However, overall it is a nice duffle bag.
I've been using this bag for a couple of months now ans like it. I work armored car part time and use the bag to keep my lunch, extra rounds, basic first aid kit, a change of clothes and personal medical supplies in and now that it's getting colder a lightweight jacket, and there's still room. The only things I would like see different are a better padded shoulder strap and some type of semi rigid, removable bottom inside. I also keep my armor in it if I'm driving.
Overall, I am pleased with this purchase. Basically, it's a tactical style gym bag. Very spacious and good placement of handles make it easy to grab and go. I personally carry it in the trunk of my patrol car for my spare uniform, toiletry kit, medical kit, towel, etc. for long days or unexpected call outs. Would get 5 stars except there is no structure to the bag, meaning its flimsy and collapsible. I personally think a little bit of structural integrity (like a thin base inside or stiffer corners) would help keep the bag open for packing/unpacking. All my LEO and military gear is 5.11, and the quality lives up to the standard operators require. Therefore, I have much to compare this product to. Overall though, it's a good bag.