So, you say it’s finally time to get your bug-out gear together and you need a reasonably priced, good quality bag to get it done?
The Fox Large Transport Pack is a frame-less design, constructed with rugged tactical polyester with a rubberized, waterproof bottom. It features tough nylon webbing throughout, and is compatible with standard Molle gear via the abundance of straps covering the back and sides. As a bonus, the pack accepts a standard hydration bladder for no-hands hydration.
The pack also features heavy duty, self-healing zippers throughout, and polyurethane coated lining to aid in repelling moisture. Do keep in mind, however, that while the pack is “water repellant”, my own experience with basement plumbing proves it is not fully waterproof.
In examining the pack, one finds that it is comprised of a large main compartment with an interior mesh zippered pocket, a front zippered compartment with exterior zippered pouch, an adjustable web waist belt, adjustable padded shoulder straps with d-rings, padded back with breathable mesh backing, sewn-on top carry handle, and both top and side adjustable compression straps with polymer quick release buckles.
The dimensions of this rather roomy pack are 19″ x 15″ x 8″, which is enough space for all of my personal bug-out gear including MREs, a full change of clothes, basic tools, and other miscellaneous emergency doodads. One could also make room inside for emergency drinking water, but I chose to carry it via a one-quart G.I. style canteen which I attached to the side via Molle straps.
As far as bug-out bags go, this one is my choice in the sub-fifty dollar range. There are indeed nicer tactical transport packs out there that do include a padded waist belt, but for the price, this one is still better than average in terms of function and design.
I give the Fox Large Transport Pack 4 out of a possible 5 stars. If the poly material did a better job of keeping water out, and it included a padded waist belt, I would have eagerly given it a five-star rating.
The Fox Large Transport Pack (Item Number 56-439) is available for under $50 and comes in Olive Drab, Black, Digital Woodland, Foliage Green, Army Digital, Coyote Brown, and now Multicam!
For your convenience, I have provided a direct link to the Fox Large Transport Pack, which is available at a very reasonable price through the Amazon.com marketplace.
Review sample courtesy of my wallet.
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