About a year or so ago I was checking out the 215 Gear website when I came across their Bolt Bag. I liked the concept so I order one in coyote brown. The idea behind this bag is that you can use it as a stand-alone bag or attach it to any molle platform with the two included molly sticks. The idea is that you can attach it to a pack and if need be dump the pack and grab the Bolt Bag with basics in it and move out. Upon receiving the bag I was very satisfied with the overall feel and obvious quality construction. The bag adds 450 cubic inches of storage capacity to your loadout with the dimensions being 10″ high x 12″ wide x 3.75″ deep with a weight of 1 lbs 14 oz. The bag comes in coyote brown and Multicam at this time and it is made in the USA, Berry Compliant and comes with a lifetime warranty. The bag has one flat mesh zippered pocket along with two billowing mesh pockets and a detachable shoulder strap.
I like this bag as a stand-alone for use as a range bag and/or car bag keeping a rain jacket, first aid kit, snacks, extra pistol mags, water bottle, etc. The interior mesh pockets allow for organizing your gear without having to dump it all on the ground. I also like it for traveling attached to my GORUCK GR1 I can detach it when I get seated on a plane put my pack in the overhead and put the Bolt Bag under the seat in front of me with my iPod, headset, drink, snacks, Ipad, and other items I want to have quick access to during the flight. All in all, I’m very happy with this product, especially with a price tag of $64.99. If there was anything I’d like to see changed about this product is the color the available colors are great if you’re heading out into the field or down range but I’d like to see a grey or black version available for more everyday use.
Guest Writer – Art Dorst served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves and eventually retired as an NCO from The Army National Guard. He is also a retired municipal Police Officer, a Certified EMT, and is currently a professional security provider and trainer.