British Army Operational Travel Bag - Large Army Deployment Bag - 8465-99-421-5710
British Army Operational Travel Bag
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Description / British Army Operational Travel Bag
The British Army Operational Travel Bag is the solution to the problem of deployments where you require a large amount of personal support equipment or gear. With enough room to carry several days worth of clothing, support equipment, and specialized gear this first rate all-black tactical bag belongs in everyone's equipment room, hunting cabin, or stocked with gear in the truck of your car.
With the capability of wearing this deployment bag as a backpack, you can dramatically increase the amount of weight you have in the bag. There are padded and fully adjustable shoulder straps and a unique Velcro attached set of pads that offer significant back support which will allow you to carry your heavy load much further and wear your pack for longer. If you have a smaller carrying load, you can store the shoulder straps under the Velcro pads and use the carry straps to tote your bug out bag in your hand instead of wearing it on your back.
Inside of the Operational Travel Bag you will find a huge main compartment that features a removable rigid bottom that provides additional support for when you are carrying large cargo loads. The space available is on the large to extra-large side, with nothing lacking that would require a soldier to carry an additional bag of gear for a deployment into the field. As an extra bonus there is a water proof storage pocket with a clear vinyl cover, perfect for putting your most important items where you may need to quickly retrieve them and need them in perfect condition. On the outside of the operational travel bag you'll find two zippered pockets on each end, and a Velcro covered space for putting an identification tag.
- Authentic British Army Surplus Item
- Used by the Special Air Service and Special Boat Squad
- Three Quick Release Buckles - Cinch Down For Easier Carrying Load
- Dual Two-Way Zippers For Main Closure Compartment
- Six Non-Slip / Non-Skid Pads on Bottom
- Grab Handle at Both Ends
- 80 Liter Capacity
- NSN# 8465-99-421-5710
|Manufacturer||British Army Surplus|
Mine had some storage dirt (washed off with a hose) and some repaired areas where a soldier had taken patches of cordura and glued/melted the material onto the bag. Over the course of a year, this bag has been manhandled onto airline luggage holds, skidded across ice, and bounced around the truck bed, with none the worse for wear. The black color keeps the bag fairly nondescript when moving thru foreign airports.
Now, the downsides. My only gripe with this bag is its awkwardness to carry over long distances with heavy loads. The bag comes with backpack straps, but I travel with a 3-day backpack most of the time, ruling out their use. The sheer size and bulk of the bag extends the center of gravity far outward from the body, making it a PITA to carry from one side of the airport to another.
Other than that, a terrific bag.