OFFICIAL 1TG Anniversary: Gear Resurrection Day!

WhispTech

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Jan 24, 2018
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So been using this bag daily.

1. The sunglasses pouch should be on the outside of the bag in my opinion for ease of use and getting to them. Just find it odd that pouch being internally and really they get hit and such while internally when I had stuff packed in the bag,

2. Due too the size of the bag it could use a hydration bladder pocket on it. I tested a 1.5L and it fit and I could see the square 2L fitting as well. Depending on if a hydration pocket was added that section would have to have a left and right velcro covered exits for the hydration tube to come out.

Other than that like the bag. It is comfortable to wear and the added support cross strap is good as well when its load is a bit heavier. Also since it has this strap to stop shifting could see this being used for biking and such as well.

After the holidays will do the video and talk about some of those changes.

Some Questions:
A) All material and buckles used?
B) Is this the final product?
C) Price range?
 

Sandspoor

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Feb 2, 2018
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Here are a few pics of the new Clawhammer out on New Years Day.
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looking good there Dean! Ilove what you have done with the bag! I too added a few, but somehow feel I want some coyote colored pouches and not the multi-cam. Seems I need to order a few things 😉

while on the subject: whatever happened to the idea of adding a “search by color” function on the webshop?
 

Dean Cattell

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Jan 29, 2018
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Pierceland, Saskatchewan Canada
looking good there Dean! Ilove what you have done with the bag! I too added a few, but somehow feel I want some coyote colored pouches and not the multi-cam. Seems I need to order a few things 😉

while on the subject: whatever happened to the idea of adding a “search by color” function on the webshop?
That would be a great idea and should be easy to do as a filter in the search option. Fortunately I have the original prototype that I use for edc and the coyote one is more for off trail adventures.
 

Andy Z.

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looking good there Dean! Ilove what you have done with the bag! I too added a few, but somehow feel I want some coyote colored pouches and not the multi-cam. Seems I need to order a few things 😉

while on the subject: whatever happened to the idea of adding a “search by color” function on the webshop?
We are going to update our webstie this year. This function can be acheived hopefully.
 

Sandspoor

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Feb 2, 2018
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As promised a review of the Clawhammer 2.0.
I already posted a few pics of it while Africa so I’ll use this post to focus on the bag itself.

first off: yay what a great bag!
The new 2.0 is bigger than the original version and this is a plus - but also a minus:

Bigger is better right? Well yea, you can pack bigger stuff, but not really “more” stuff because if you want to ad more you’ll have to stack things in the bigger sized compartments. If you pack like a t-shirt and more bulky items, yes! But if you have a bunch of small gear they het a bit lost in the bigger compartments. The original Clawhamer was really awesome for my small stuff.
That out of the way...
Whoever designed the shoulder strap needs a merit badge! This really is the best strap I have used on a sling bag, thank you. It is comfy, can take extra pouches and do not slip/ fold/ tangle.
Hmmm but: The under arm support strap. The idea is great and I see myself using this more than I care to think about but it can only attach on ONE side of the shoulder strap. (There is only one buckle on the shoulder strap to click this to) What am I supposed to do if I wear my strap over my other shoulder? Sure I can clock the shoulder strap to both left and right bottom of the bag, but what about the under arm support/ stability strap? It can only click on one side of the shoulder strap!!!
Read Whispech’s reply below, he is completely right. Thank you for pointing that out.
As you can see from the pictures I managed to attach two x-sheaths, two multi zippered pouches, a case for my sunglasses, an First aid pouch and a telephone pouch to it. Underneath is a field towel and in front on the top is my powerbank.
This gives my bag 10 zippered outside compartments, ads various slots for tools and in general make this a very easy bag to organise and I’m quite happy with how it functions.
I would have loved to have all the ad-ons in the same coyote color, but that is something I can work with...
 

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Dean Cattell

Sergeant ☆☆☆
Jan 29, 2018
587
790
164
Pierceland, Saskatchewan Canada
As promised a review of the Clawhammer 2.0.
I already posted a few pics of it while Africa so I’ll use this post to focus on the bag itself.

first off: yay what a great bag!
The new 2.0 is bigger than the original version and this is a plus - but also a minus:

Bigger is better right? Well yea, you can pack bigger stuff, but not really “more” stuff because if you want to ad more you’ll have to stack things in the bigger sized compartments. If you pack like a t-shirt and more bulky items, yes! But if you have a bunch of small gear they het a bit lost in the bigger compartments. The original Clawhamer was really awesome for my small stuff.
That out of the way...
Whoever designed the shoulder strap needs a merit badge! This really is the best strap I have used on a sling bag, thank you. It is comfy, can take extra pouches and do not slip/ fold/ tangle.
Hmmm but: The under arm support strap. The idea is great and I see myself using this more than I care to think about but it can only attach on ONE side of the shoulder strap. (There is only one buckle on the shoulder strap to click this to) What am I supposed to do if I wear my strap over my other shoulder? Sure I can clock the shoulder strap to both left and right bottom of the bag, but what about the under arm support/ stability strap? It can only click on one side of the shoulder strap!!!

As you can see from the pictures I managed to attach two x-sheaths, two multi zippered pouches, a case for my sunglasses, an First aid pouch and a telephone pouch to it. Underneath is a field towel and in front on the top is my powerbank.
This gives my bag 10 zippered outside compartments, ads various slots for tools and in general make this a very easy bag to organise and I’m quite happy with how it functions.
I would have loved to have all the ad-ons in the same coyote color, but that is something I can work with...
Great set up! I found if I mounted a heavy pouch on the strap it interfered with the comfort, ie. pulling back if mounted on the the back of the strap.
 
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Sandspoor

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The comment about you can't switch sides of the underarm supporting strap is completely false.

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The attachment to the shoulder strap itself is removable and you can place it on other side thus you can have the supporting strap on whatever side you like.

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i stand corrected. There you go guys it does go on both sides!
 
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Dean Cattell

Sergeant ☆☆☆
Jan 29, 2018
587
790
164
Pierceland, Saskatchewan Canada
So been using this bag daily.

1. The sunglasses pouch should be on the outside of the bag in my opinion for ease of use and getting to them. Just find it odd that pouch being internally and really they get hit and such while internally when I had stuff packed in the bag,

2. Due too the size of the bag it could use a hydration bladder pocket on it. I tested a 1.5L and it fit and I could see the square 2L fitting as well. Depending on if a hydration pocket was added that section would have to have a left and right velcro covered exits for the hydration tube to come out.

Other than that like the bag. It is comfortable to wear and the added support cross strap is good as well when its load is a bit heavier. Also since it has this strap to stop shifting could see this being used for biking and such as well.

After the holidays will do the video and talk about some of those changes.

Some Questions:
A) All material and buckles used?
B) Is this the final product?
C) Price range?
Do you think this is a good size bag for the panier bags that were suggested for mounting on bikes?
 

WhispTech

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Jan 24, 2018
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Do you think this is a good size bag for the panier bags that were suggested for mounting on bikes?

My comment about biking had to do with wearing the bag normally. Since it has that underarm supporting strap it stops shifting of the bag when you are moving a lot. I have had shoulder bags before and when riding around they start shifting to the front and get in the way and would be annoying. This bag does not do this.

As mentioned the only feature I don't like is the sunglasses pouch being internally. It really should be external in my mind. Every bag I have that has a sunglass pouch it is external.

As for panier bags there is so many variations and sizing and such that it would be hard to make it be generic for all the frames. I have a friend that works in a bike store and when the idea of the molle version he stated that you would have to have multiple sizes and frames to be able to do all the bike types. It wouldn't be as simple as making just one that is generic for all. He did state though that something like a bikepacking bag with its own frame that attaches to the seat post might be a more viable route. Something along the lines like this he showed me.

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