Hit & Run: Defy Bags Pivot Messenger
I managed to snag a Pivot Messenger and run around with it for a bit and grab some photos. Without further ado, here’s the next installment of “Hit & Run”.
The Pivot Messenger from Defy Bags exudes a sterile coolness when looking at it…
The outside flap of the Pivot is a combination of 1000D Cordura and vintage vinyl tarp held together with parachute strapping. The main flap closes with the aid of two very nice cobra buckles.
The front of the main compartment sports two D-rings on each side of a pocket with a waterproof zipper. I had trouble finding a use for these D-rings as I have a big bunch of keys that would prove difficult to dangle outside. I can see how they would be good for a small torch or keychain multitool. The waterproof pocket was where I kept my keys and little knick knacks.
On the inside, the Pivot has a padded laptop sleeve with a couple of sleeve pockets for notebooks and some stationery. Enough space for the typical commute but a little challenging if you like packing everything but the kitchen sink.
The Pivot Messenger is a really nice low profile shoulder bag for work. The attention to detailing in the form of the cobra buckles and material choices give a great overall feel and look to the pack!
Fast Pack Friday: Submission – Gabriel Hall
Here is a great submission from Gabriel Hall. I really like his patch layouts, the multiple use of iComms across the top webbing of the Fast Pack Litespeed. What particularly stands out is his two clever modifications. Firstly the folding up the Transporter Tail (shown best in the 2nd image) and also his top compression strap clip storage solution (3rd image).
It’s also worth checking out the Haley Strategic Kleen Kanteen Carrier featured in the last two images. I’ve seen this before and thought it looked pretty cool. Here are the details of the configuration, including how he’s folded up the tail:
There are 3 iComms and an OP1 on the front, a single magazine pouch for my iPhone on the left side. A FILO blades Halcron karambit on the right side.
The tail is rolled under by folding and clipping the top clips together (behind the face of the tail) then rolled down and the bottom clips used to fasten it down. The top pack clips are then fed down the side via the Molle for retention. I have used the top clip retention trick using the special clips from MilSpec Monkey.
Also, special guest: the Haley Strategic Kleen Kanteen carrier. Solid piece of work. Has room for a couple patches on a pouch that can fit some EDC or regular pocket item (i.e. gym trip: wallet, phone, headphones, gym pass, etc).
Dialed in pack setup!