GEARTESTING Bush Barrel/Citizen Duffle

Andy Z.

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The sample is completed already based on the reqeusts we discussed. I don't know why it looks so huge on the photo. I will confirm it my own when I get it. Any idea for it?
 
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The sample is completed already based on the reqeusts we discussed. I don't know why it looks so huge on the photo. I will confirm it my own when I get it. Any idea for it?
It does look big but that may be just the way the photo was taken. I like the options for storage inside, it appears that the inside lid doesn’t have the separate zipper compartment? The original idea behind this was for those smaller items that may get lost in the bigger area of the duffle. Looks like there is a zipper compartment on the side that might address this? Were the daisy chain loops on the outside added to cover inside thread lines?
I’ll put together items that I think I might carry in it and see what the weight might be. Might want to consider a padded strap if the weight is high.
What are your thoughts Andy, is it something you would use for daily work?
 
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it appears that the inside lid doesn’t have the separate zipper compartment?
Do you mean the zipper compartment in the top cover? If so, it doesn't have.

Were the daisy chain loops on the outside added to cover inside thread lines?
Actually I don't want it into so many loops outside. These 2 surrounding straps are to hold the pouch when it carries many things. I will communicat with my colleague to fix it.

Just a functional prototype, yeah? If not, the appearance could use a redesign.
:ROFLMAO: I don't like its appearance as well.
 

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Do you mean the zipper compartment in the top cover? If so, it doesn't have.


Actually I don't want it into so many loops outside. These 2 surrounding straps are to hold the pouch when it carries many things. I will communicat with my colleague to fix it.


:ROFLMAO: I don't like its appearance as well.
Maybe have to make it longer so that it doesn’t look so square.
 
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It's so huge that a basketball can be put in. 10"×10"×12" is quite big. It's located as samll duffle bag so I think smaller will be better. 6"×6"×8" could be better I think.
 
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It's so huge that a basketball can be put in. 10"×10"×12" is quite big. It's located as samll duffle bag so I think smaller will be better. 6"×6"×8" could be better I think.
So 6” diameter and 8 “ high? I took a quick measurement of one of my Grenade water bottle carriers, ( https://m.onetigris.com/tactical-water-bottle-pouch.html )and there wouldn’t be much difference. A basketball diameter is 9.5” so I guess a basketball would fit. The original thought was that if there was gear/items in the two inch pockets around the interior that would leave 6” diameter of space for other things, like a cookset or water bottle, tarp etc. Reducing the size to 6x6x8 wound not allow you to carry a OneTigris tarp. Maybe reduce the diameter to 8?
 
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Andy Z.

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So 6” diameter and 8 “ high?
Yes, or if you have any suggestions for it?

I took a quick measurement of one of my Grenade water bottle carriers, ( https://m.onetigris.com/tactical-water-bottle-pouch.html )and there wouldn’t be much difference.
This water pouch is 9.8''×4.3'', what I suggest will be shorter vertically but wider horizontally.

like a cookset or water bottle, tarp etc. Reducing the size to 6x6x8 wound not allow you to carry a OneTigris tarp. Maybe reduce the diameter to 8?
I think i should send it to you for testing first so it will be more clear to discuss how to change it. What you think?
 

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Yeah the shipment is horrible in Canada during the pandemic. Basically it will take about 2 month to arrive for standard delivery. Next time I will use the fast one to make sure you can get it in time.

Any updates, please post here.
 
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Yeah the shipment is horrible in Canada during the pandemic. Basically it will take about 2 month to arrive for standard delivery. Next time I will use the fast one to make sure you can get it in time.

Any updates, please post here.
First off I think we have the right volume that I was thinking of, just the dimensions need to be changed so it doesn’t look so fat!
Here is a top view of the barrel loaded with all the gear that I would carry on a day type hike, in a pinch I could overnight if I hade to:
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This picture is of all the gear I had in the barrel. All of the smaller items were located in the pockets while the bigger items were in the main body.
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My suggestions for changes:
1. Reduce the diameter to 8 inches and increase the height/length to 16 inches.
2. Add more pockets on the inside if possible.
3. At least a 1.5 inch strap with some padding. Total weight of the barrel and gear was 11 lbs so the strap dug in to my shoulder. Note: I removed one of the straps and changed the other to mount diagonally and carried the bag sling style.
4. I’m not sure if the Velcro panel on the front would be strong enough, but if there could be a 4” inch pass through sleeve so that one could carry an axe or umbrella etc. If the Velcro isn’t strong enough, maybe a 4” Cordura sleeve with Velcro mounted on the front?
5. The waterproof zipper on the waterproof bags would be a nice addition to this bag if possible.
For attaching the strap to the bag, I would suggest the more metal the better. Plastic may tend to break under load in colder temperatures.

I think we have a great start here, I think that more pockets inside gives you that extra organization/tactical function.

Let me know your thoughts.
 

Andy Z.

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Thank you for your effort! (y)
4. I’m not sure if the Velcro panel on the front would be strong enough, but if there could be a 4” inch pass through sleeve so that one could carry an axe or umbrella etc. If the Velcro isn’t strong enough, maybe a 4” Cordura sleeve with Velcro mounted on the front?
Please take a pic and mark the place you mentioned?
1. Reduce the diameter to 8 inches and increase the height/length to 16 inches.
2. Add more pockets on the inside if possible.
3. At least a 1.5 inch strap with some padding. Total weight of the barrel and gear was 11 lbs so the strap dug in to my shoulder. Note: I removed one of the straps and changed the other to mount diagonally and carried the bag sling style.
5. The waterproof zipper on the waterproof bags would be a nice addition to this bag if possible.
For attaching the strap to the bag, I would suggest the more metal the better. Plastic may tend to break under load in colder temperatures.
Clear. For the metal, do you mean the buckle/clip?
 
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