Picking out military bags is much easier once you think about it. Regretfully, most people start pondering about this item only once they realize they have nothing viable to transport their body armor, gear, and ammo in.
And this viability is the main issue. Any bag can theoretically transport your complete layout, but the question is how easy that would be and if there is any risk that the items inside will be damaged or lost.
Also, in many cases, you will want to get something from your military bag quickly. In these cases, there won’t be any time to rummage around and pull random items out, as that might seriously impact how effective you are at what you need to do.
Because of these issues, there are four factors to consider before selecting a military bag:
While there are some civilian bags that can serve as military gear bags, they are few and far between. The weight and shape of tactical gear are different than any type of civilian clothes or items, and you will need something that answers to those particular needs.
Finally, you will need to consider your entire squad, if there is one. Transporting large quantities of gear is not easy, and you will want to have the ability to quickly stack multiple bags on top of each other without damaging any of the items inside.
Size of Military Bags
Every security professional needs to learn how to pack efficiently as a basic skill. Carrying too much is just as bad as not taking enough with you. Not only would you be hard-pressed to find what you need, but you will also get tired faster because of the weight.
For size, you will need to look for the optimal value between volumes and carry capacity. Something like the LRB™ Large Resource Bag from UARM, which has been measured to fit one full set of gear is a great way to start if you are not already experienced with packing.
This way, because you have dedicated spots for each type of gear, including your ammo and helmet, you won’t need to think too much if you forgot something or if there may be something else that you might need and don’t know about.
And, regardless of size, most of the gear needs to be visible and accessible easily. This is the main difference between military rucksacks and resource bags because you don’t want to have a top-loader for your entire gear.
Numbers Change Everything
Take into consideration that the design and size of the bag you need to be changed significantly if you are working as a unit.
When there are more people, tasks can be divided and everyone on average will carry less gear. But, the bags must then be stacked in the most rectangular shape possible, because that is how they are shipped.
In the end, what you are looking for is easy transportation, and that much always include both transporting on foot and by any other means.