I’ve used Atlas stuff for years. They make the best modern tool rolls on the market – no doubt. And now, they are introducing a tool-focused backpack. Looks pretty dope.
My favorite backpack is probably the GoRuck GR2. BUT, the Evergoods CPL24 has always been a close second. One of the things that has always kept it from the top spot is the 840D nylon used in its construction. It gathers dust, hair, and other crap like a magnet of sorts… and soon looks rougher than I’d like.
Today though… The CPL24 is launched in X-pac – my absolute favorite material for a pack.
Dango just released a new minimal version of their hard wallet. I’d like to give this one a shot…
I’m not normally a “top-loader” bag guy, but this new Shift Bag from Alpaka sort of defeats the limitations of that design with a large easy access pocket up front. And like everything from these guys, it’s built like a brick shit house.
You ever spent a stupid amount of money on an aluminum case? Like, a really stupid amount of money? I did… and it has been worth every single penny.
I went from a Toyota Tacoma that features more storage areas than you could ever imagine to a ten year old Cayenne that featured hardly any hidden storage at all. To combat this, I got a cheap plastic tote from Home Depot and strapped it down in the rear storage area. In it, I stored things like jumper cables, a small tool kit, rags, tie-downs, etc…
This worked fine, but the further I got into the interior restoration of the Cayenne the worse that tote looked every time I opened the rear hatch. One evening I was under the influence and said, “Fuck it.” I spent $400 on an aluminum case from Zarges.
It was stupid. It was REALLY stupid. But honestly? I love this damned thing just for the way it’s built, the way it feels, and the incredibly efficient way it lightly stores so much crap. I hate to admit this, but I’d do it again.
I paid $35 for this thing last year and was pretty disappointed when I got it. It feels disposable and not at all like the premium rubber pouches sold by people like Magpul. But a year later and I have to admit – while these things are very light and thin, they are durable as hell and my pouch is still 100% waterproof. I have no idea why the material used is so unbreakable, but I think the biggest reason for its waterproofing is the zipper. It’s really great.
In any case, they are expensive… but damn do these things work well.
Famed Atlas 46 has recently released a new line. Rather than their typical choice of modern Cordura, they are now offering their mobile tool storage solutions in leather… and they RULE.
Another day, another pack. This one is limited… and will probably be sold out by the end of the day. It’s a limited edition Fast Pack in black and sterile. Made like an absolute brick shit house.