All is well except in the holster area. The velcro is in the middle of the cloth and not the bottom. The material is thin and with the pistol inside, the velcro panel drops. If the velcro was near the bottom, the bottom would keep the pistol upright. I think I will rig something to keep the velcro area solid and near the bottom.
I bought a ballistic backpack panel and it fits just right. I also bought a POLICE panel with velcro on the back and have it just like in the picture.
I bought this pack because of the tan/green color so it does not scream Police or Military--like the name covert.
Received this pack this morning. Disappointed that my Dell Precision 7710 will not fit. Looks to be well made. Like the covert features, but alas, have to send it back as my laptop just won't fit.
Love everything about this pack except the velcro/loop panel in the CCW pouch. I bought a CrossBreed hook-backed Kydex holster that fits perfectly and secures tightly to the loop panel, but the thin fabric makes it difficult to draw consistently. You pull on the handgun grip and the whole inside of the bag comes with it. I've had to hold on to the holster with the other hand to draw the weapon, which kind of defeats the purpose.
I have 2 of these bags and I like the design, it is a great bag for the traveling Law Enforcement Officer/Agent that does not want to get noticed, however the construction is not very durable, the side pocket bungees pop out of their stitching and the top of the shoulder strap stitching comes apart where it connects to the bag if you haul more than 10 pounds in it on a regular basis. If they could construct the bag to be more durable I would buy another one.
I have been using this bag as my E.D.C. get home bag for couple of months now and love it. Plenty of space for my gear.
Love this pack. It goes everywhere with me. One thing I would change tho is in the pocket where your weapon goes there would be Velcro. That way you can Velcro a holster inside to keep you pistol right where it needs to. There was times I’d practice the movements and reach for the weapon and it be upside down or the barrel points at my hand.
My unit ordered a bunch of these backpacks on a recommendation from another coworker. Within the first month things started falling apart.
The cord on one of the side bottle holders snapped off.
A couple months later another cord snapped off the zipper.
Put it through an airport exeay once and it came out the other side with about three inches of the shoulder strap padding having been pushed up inside the trap.
Chest strap buckled continues to come off. Frequently.
Lost another strap the other day.
It’s not makes to be used as a duty backpack or out in the field.
I've had the bag for over a year now and use it frequently. Main complaints are seam separation around the grab handle, all four corners have separated, separation towards the bag from the yoke; grab handle needs to be closer to the center of the bag or maybe a second handle near the center, needs deeper mesh pockets, eliminate the drain holes on the bottom, bag would be better if it could free stand.
I’ve been using this bag for several weeks now. It has already been to FL, and CO. It’s a great bag, well built and has some great features. However, it needs a few key improvements. First the bottle holders on the side of the bag need to be about 3” deeper. The taller Yeti or Contigo tend to slip out when the bag is put down or slipped under an airline seat or thrown in back seat of vehicle.
The other fix that would be handy is if there was a way to remove the laptop either from the top or from the side. The side load would come in extremely handy at the airport checking through security.
I would also lile to see an accessory soft armor made to fit perfectly in the back area.
Overall the bag is great but with a few improvements it could be amazing.
I've had this bag for almost two years. I travel weekly for work and it contains my laptops, electronic equipment, cables, paperwork and other admin material very well. It takes most of the punishment I through at it, except the internal seams are ripping. The bottom seam of the top admin pouch (containing the ID flap) has ripped and I cannot use it without items falling into parts of the bag that cannot be reached externally, have to dig into the hole to retrieve it.
Otherwise it is a very good bag, but I'll have to replace it soon since I can no longer use the top pouch except for some pens and business cards.
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