Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Too Late; I Bought the Purse

I got some good comments on the purse post, but you're all too late. I ordered the bag yesterday.

Less was nice enough to post a link to another bag he thought would work well, but from my point of view, it doesn't match up to the Versipack. I won't really know until I have it in my hands, of course, but I had three major problems with the "Suarez Rifle Fighting Bag."

  • Contrary to the description on the website, I think it looks very much like a piece of military equipment. I don't think you'd fool anyone with it any more than the Versipack--unless you got the black, and pretended to be carrying a camcorder.

  • It doesn't seem to have nearly the functional utility of the Versipack--it doesn't hold the same stuff, and I don't see how it wears, but it looks like it's just a strap at each end. I like that the Versipack is angled to ride as flat and unobtrusively as possible.

  • This may seem petty, but . . . well, it's the "Suarez Rifle Fighting Bag." It sounds like I'd be putting money in Gabe Suarez's pocket,and frankly I'd rather not.


Rabbit said...

Well, don't keep us in suspense as to how you like it. I've been considering getting one myself to take the place of a Galati CCW fannypack which I carry over a shoulder, when needed.


BobG said...

"Contrary to the description on the website, I think it looks very much like a piece of military equipment."

Just slap a couple of peace symbol decals on it; then it will just look like a purse, and it'll calm down the left-wingers.

Nicki said...

For what it's worth, a friend of mine here in Kosovo gave me a Maxpedition purse. He's a big guy - 6'5" - 280lbs Special Forces Medic guy - and the purse was a smallish one. He said it made him look too gay, so he gave it to me. But the bigger man bags are actually very versatile and won't make you look like you belong in a granola house in San Fran.

A lot of our guys here at Bonsteel have ordered these bags from Maxpedition. Most of them are definitely not effeminate, and they're very much part of our military gear.

Don said...

Hi, Nicki! I was just reading your blog for the first time yesterday or the day before . . . neat to see you here.

I'm not too worried about what people think, in truth. I'm just sick and tired of the fanny pack. It must go.

Less said...

Out of curio, what do you have against Suarez. I'm not a koolaide drinker, but I've heard some buzz about bad mojo surrounding him...

If you'd rather a personal conversation, I'd be happy to post an email for you...