Saturday, June 13, 2009

MOLLE utility waist and shoulder bag

I bought this pack on eBay for $8, and $9 shipping here:

It shipped from Hong Kong to Wisconsin, USA in 10 days, which was reasonable considering it was said to take from 7 to 14 days.

I bought it for photo trips of course. It's a good enough size to not be a burden carrying, enough space for some food and a bottle (or MORE food, put your water bottle on either side pocket - which would fit probably 2 or 3 cell phones each as well). You can wear it around the waist or from the shoulder.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. The build quality is good, the materials are generally good - though zipper teeth are plastic, along with the clips and loops. The actual zipper pulls are metal. There seems to be some water-proofing or water-resistant material sewn inside most pockets as lining, which is great. Otherwise, the material seems to be nylon and I can't imagine much water would get through - standard backpack material.

With my N800 in a Dell PDA case, belt-clipped to MOLLE strap

Size comparison of N800 to bag

There is a back face to the bag with velcro on both sides,
opens up for a hidden pocket (open on either/both sides) - would be very nice for maps/documents

Metal rings, not sure what for, but you could clip things on them

Plastic loop bits to place the strap through (to wear pack on waist)

The main compartment, one large enough area with mesh-webbing pocket (loose, not taught)

The front

2nd compartment, has 1 wide pocket in back, and 2 smaller ones in front (memory cards, keys perhaps)

General shot of the pack

Worn over the shoulder

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