Best bag I’ve ever purchased
I bought this bag fresh out of boot camp back in 1996. It survived 6 years of military service and tens of moves. And because of the lifetime guarantee I have no worries about ever being without it.
I bought this bag before I left Kuwait in 2010, and since then it has lasted through several moves with wrenches, tools, saw blades, and several other odds and ends. I finally got around to taking everything out of the bag and cleaned the inside. There were no punctures or tear, and the liner didn’t even have a scratch. IF this bag ever breaks or I need a second bag I will definitely buy this bag again.
Tough as Nails
dont want 1 of those HUGE roller bags that burst at the seams? this is your alternative. this bag is deep and wide and serves as the perfect companion when deploying to a combat zone, PCS'ing, or moving alot of gear you dont want to lose. the materials and workmanship is just as fine as on the foilage stryker pack which is made for combat. if you need a big bag that is tough as nails, this is your next purchase!
Awesome bag and a great value
Bought this bag to hold all my flight gear. It fits my helmet (in it's bag), survival vest, body armor, flight suit, and cold weather gear with room to spare. It's high quality with heavy duty materials and zippers. I went for the $8.00 to have my name placed on the side which looks very sharp.
Holds a Lot!
This is very similar to the military ones we used to get issued--of which I still have a couple back home. We used our kit bags as "B" bags way back when, stuffing them full of the stuff we were unlikely to use during our first few months overseas. To say this kind of bag will hold a lot is an understatement!
A few days ago I was headed to the Post Office with a tough box and thought to buy one of these on the way, just in case... Well, just in case turned out to be a good idea! My tough box was over 100 pounds (max is 70), so I hurriedly loaded this bag up. It easily held a full backpack, uncompressed sleep system bag, and other odds and ends with room to spare. The material is thick enough that I'm not worried about rough handling (our old bags were used and abused, yet still not the worse for wear), and the zipper held up fine despite an aggressive postal inspector.
As has been my experience with other Flying Circle products, I am more than pleased with this bag and its capabilities. If you need to pack a bunch, or if you want a great alternative to the standard issued duffel, this is your bag. At $49.95 (sometimes cheaper on military installations) it is worth every penny, and it should last a lifetime with normal use. The only downside I can think of is if you need to carry it loaded for any distance. The handles are nice for light loads or short distances, but the backpack version (found elsewhere on this site) would be a better choice for those who need to "hump" more than a few hundred feet.