The bag is awesome but I had some issues with it that rendered the bag completely unusable after a year and some change. The base of the bag which feels like it may be made of a type of plastic or carbon fiber broke; and within a few domestic flights was shattered into pieces leaving the back floppy and unusable. Before it went floppy, a piece of a wheel broke off as well which only resulted in a clicking sound when I would pull it. I would buy this bag again but not at it current 2017 price of $330. Which is what I paid for it in 2012
Simply the best bag I have ever owned and used! I can carry virtually everything I need from gear, supplies, clothing. SOLID all around construction and reinforcement. Absolutely no short cuts taken when designing and building this bag. I picked this up specifically for a hop coming up. You will not be disappointed!
bigger than you think. I've used sea bags every where I've gone and look forward to using the rollers and having easy access to all my gear. The side pouches are a nice touch and the bottom compartment would be great for dress uniforms or nice cloths or an M-4. Great quality bag I highly recommend!!!
Airlines considered this bag over-sized. I learned this the hard way. I paid $200 extra, each way, taking this bag to Michigan on a fishing trip. Also, because the bag is so heavy in its own right, you can't really put that much stuff in it without going over the 50 pound limit imposed by most airlines.
The bag itself is great though, high quality and well thought out.
I take this bag with me when I Travel to Europe. More than enough room. Heavy duty, well constructed. The Main compartment dividers & fiberglass rods that keep the bag square are awesome. No problems with it.
The only down side is this bag is so big not all the airlines will accept it without charging you extra. So I bought a second one the SOMS™ 2.0 equally as Awesome!
I use this every time I go out into the field. I fit pretty much everything I need and then some.
I have the original SOM's bag but due to price and great ruggedness I haven't needed to buy the 2.0 version. The bag I have has been on several month long trips into field and it still looks like I bought only a few months ago, been using it about 4-5 years now. Awesome bag, just wish I could get the newer version as the pull/lift handles on the end are centered and mine are not so pulling is sometimes I bit awkward but I have that covered.
I am constantly recommending this bag to my buddies in my unit, some have shown great interest in it after seeing just what and how I can fit all my uniforms and gear into it. The side pockets make it great immediate access to items, the ability to section my gear allows me organize easily. I sit the bag at the end of my cot and quickly access whatever I need whenever I need it. The ability to put locks on all the zippers is a definite plus to keep my gear secured when in travel. This has been my best choice investment in bags to date. Plain Awesome bag.
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This duffel is cavenous. It carries everything I need with some room to spare.
As far as build quality...it's built like a tank!
Overall great volume and features. Well thought out and quality materials. Well recommended. Good value
Great bag to hold deployment gear in one place. Easy to access all equipment. Able to add additional MOLLE pouches to interior. Difficult to lock, but that may be asking too much.
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