|I ordered this bag to use as a B-O-B. I ordered it on 12/30 and received it 1/3, so a turn-around of 4 days, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Service was great, even during this mad rush that the potential new gun ban has placed on CTD. Thanks, CTD. My initial impression of the bag upon taking it out of the shipping box was that it appeared smaller than I had anticipated, but the construction of the bag seems very sturdy, and all of the zippers function properly. I purchased this bag after reading all of the reviews on here and I have to say that I seem to have gotten a real good bag. Definitely better construction than the bag it replaced, which was off the shelf from some outdoor sporting goods store. As I have the bag currently, it weighs 33.4 lbs fully loaded, and the back straps, back padding, and waist straps are all comfortable. I am a big guy (6'1", 265 lbs) and solid, and I had to adjust the straps to get a good and tight (but not too tight) fit, but it rides real well now.
I have the following inside this bag: toiletries and personal hygiene items, fire starting materials, large custom fishing tackle kit w/1600 yds of line, large custom first aid kit, a brick of .22 LR ammo, 2-D cell Mag-Lite, small LED flashlight, 40 ounces of water, compass, mason's twine, gun cleaning kit, LifeStraw, Carhartt Heavy hooded sweatshirt, spare undies and socks, watch cap, two Ace bandages, electrical tape, 9" Klein line pliers, 7" Klein dikes, four 10 round aftermarket 10/22 mags, Gerber multipliers, Gerber fixed blade knife, folding razor knife, Gerber folding knife, sharpening stone and honing oil, and a few other odds and ends.
Attached to the pack is the following: a Kestrel anemometer/weather meter in a case with spare batteries for it and the Mag-Lite, a 12 shotshell holder with twelve 2-3/4" 00 Buckshot shells, a Motorola HT750 2-way radio in a padded case with shoulder mic, another small LED flashlight, three steel 7,000 capacity locking carabiners, and another Gerber fixed blade knife.
All of the above fit comfortably into/onto the bag, with some minimal room to spare inside and plenty of spare webbing outside, and again weighs less than 35 pounds fully loaded out.
I plan on buying another for the wife and a couple of smaller bags for the kids. Definitely a well-built product. Would recommend to a friend in a heartbeat (already have and I have had it about 4 hours so far) and I am very pleased with the product and customer service. My only caveat is that I have yet to take it out into the field, so I cannot speak to its competency in that department, but I have high hopes based on what I have seen so far.|