I’m a bus operator for the MTA in Los Angeles and I’ve been in search of a bag for a long time that can handle the day in and day out use I very much need. As a part of the job I’m required to carry rule books, route sheets, route maps, destination sign codes, an accident kit with courtesy cards etc etc. Aside from all of that, I still have to manage to carry personal items to help make my life easier while I cruise these city streets everyday. I used a tactical backpack for a while and even though I could fit everything I needed into the bag it was so heavy. With the patrol ready bag I’m not only able to fit my work items in the bag, I’m able to fit personal items into the bag (portable charger, gloves, contract book for my union, my sunglasses and back up reading glasses, a Maglite flashlight.) I can fit all these items and still have room for more stuff. Plus with all my things in the bag the weight is better distributed and the bag doesn’t feel heavy at all. I’m sold on the quality of the bag too. 5.11 has earned my business for life.
Didn't have to search hard to find a great, durable patrol/duty bag. 5.11 definitely has the market for a duty bag. My only problem was going from a smaller duffel type bag to to this one...I had to look for things to add into it. This bag is huge! but in a good way. Within a month 8-10 of my team bought one of these and were all happy with the investment.
For over 5 years, I have used and abuse this bag for corrections duty. I toss the bag around in dirt, cement, constantly hitting corners, and there is still no major issues. The only issues it has in five years, the stitching at one of the zipper ends has started to tear. The elastic on one of the water bottle holders ripped. The hook and loop handle has unstitched. The interior of the bag has no rips even though I over loaded it with all types of objects, food, and drinks. The bag looks beat up but it is still hanging on. Whenever this bag decides to fail, whenever that will be, I will be buying another 5.11 patrol bag.
It makes work SO much nicer. Mainly for paperwork, pens, note pads and an IFAK. If your vehicle is pretty much your office a product like this should be a no brainer.
I PURCHASED THIS BAG A FEW WEEKS AGO AND IM THOROUGHLY SATISFIED WITH ITS DURABILITY FUNCTIONALITY ITS NOT BULKY AND BECAUSE OF ITS DESIGN ITS PERFECT TO PUT INTO A VEHICLE OR A LOCKER IM ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED
I bought this bag for use as a grip bag and it is perfect! The internal compartments make it easy to carry all the rule books we are required to have on us as well as gloves, flashlights, clipboard and everything else you need for a tour of duty! The little zippered compartments on the underside of the lid are perfect for holding reverser handles, pens and hose gaskets all in all a great bag for a railroader!
BOUGHT THIS BAG FOR MY WIFE ( S.W.A.T. DISPATCHER ) AS A "GO BAG". SHE'S ON CALL 27/7 AND THESE CALL OUTS COULD LASTS UP TO 18 HOURS EVEN LONGER. USED TO EQUIP EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS TO GET FROM HER LOCATION TO THE COMMAND POST WITHOUT HAVING TO GO HOME. BAG CONTENTS: PANTS, SHIRT, JACKET, PAIR OF SOCKS, WATER BOTTLE, IFAK, BASIC MEDS, POCKET KNIFE, MULTI-TOOL, MINI NOTEPADS, AND PENS. STILL PLENTY OF SPACE! RECOMMEND 100%
Bought this bag for an admin and personal protective equipment. So far its perfect keeps admin gear and rules books organized and handy. Also keeps safety gear sorted. Will be ordering a rush 72 bag for personal gear on longer trips
Great all around bag. Large capacity, configurable, sufficient pockets for organizational needs. I use this as a range bag to haul shooting and video equipment to the range. 600 rounds of ammo plus shooting supplies disappear into and it remains comfortable to carry using the shoulder straps. My bag has become damaged and I wanted to replace it...but it's no longer available in TACOD...and all my gear is olive drab. I'll have to look elsewhere for a replacement.
I use this as a front seat patrol organizer. The shoulder strap is routed around the headrest. I then use a zip tie to pull up in the handle to fully secure it. I've placed a small plastic file holder in the rear compartment to prevent the fabric from closing in. Makes it easy to toss in my notebook and clipboard. The front compartment holds my big hat. The smaller pockets hold: pamphlets, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, tint meter, digital camera, ... Bag is now 5 years old, with only one clip that broke. Would be even more perfect if 5.11 made a hat press / campaign cover holder for the bags front compartment.
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