Invisible Off-Body Carry?

Good, purpose-built, quick-access, covert carry weapons bags and packs are a necessity in the inventory of a well-rounded, well-prepared armed professional. I’ve been railing lately about how, until recently, the so-called “discreet” bags on the...

What’s more innocuous than a gym bag?  These days, even very large gym bags are normal.  Of course, many of us for years have carried weapons and tools of the trade in ordinary gym bags, but this was always a sub-optimal solution. These too weren’t built to distribute and support the weight of a long weapon, they “drooped” oddly when one was in it, and they didn’t disguise the fact that something as large as a rifle or shotgun could be within.  Blackhawk’s Diversion Workout Bag solves these problems.  This 420/500 denier nylon bag is multi-colored, which breaks up its visual length.  It’s two end pockets can be used as pockets or their inside wall can be sipped down to extend the length of the main compartment.  Employing this methods, long guns or broken-down components of them up to 29-inches can be stored carried with their weight properly supported and their outlines hidden.

The top-access main compartment is loop-lined and comes with a quad-folded padded insert that attaches to the loop lining.  This insert provides five secure, separate, padded length-wise slots for your weapons or gear.  Two flat exterior zip pockets and a hefty carry strap round out the deal.

Diversion Board Pack

Large packs aren’t at all uncommon in polite society nowadays.  If you see someone with one on their back, you naturally assume that the bag holds a athletic/sporting gear.  Maybe a skateboard, maybe climbing gear; heck, I spent a lot of time training dogs these days, and all my training gear would fill a large pack.  So yeah, they blend.  And this one can also covertly and securely hold a 29-inch weapon or weapon components.  The Diversion Board Pack has a single large interior compartment.  Both fore and aft sides are MOLLE/S.T.R.I.K.E. ®  lined, and a nice muzzle pouch is provided that attaches to the webbing and secures and protects the pointy end of the gun.  Blackhawk also includes a couple elasticized retention straps for securing your weapon to the webbing.  There is a hook & loop attached/detachable, full-width, padded liner if you want to carry multiple items.  Again constructed of 420/500 denier nylon, the Board Pack has side bottle pockets and three horizontal front straps for capturing other items. 

Diversion Carry Backpack

Everyone carries a daypack: kids, teenagers, young adults, middle-agers, geezers; punks, drug dealers, professionals, and blue-collar workers.  Nothing “disappears” line a daypack.  You probably already use one frequently.  Of course, you can stick a handgun (in a holster!) in any day pack, but purpose-built packs like this one have internal holster arrangements and access mechanisms.  From the front moving to the back, the Diversion Carry Backpack is much like any other practical pack on the market.  There’s an overflow compartment on the front for soft items, and two smaller, side access flat pockets in front of that, and a larger flat pocket between the two.   At the top front is an admin pocket for the usual do-dads.  The main compartment is  a full length/width affair with a padded back panel, so it’s suitable for carrying a laptop.  The rear compartment is also full length/width and padded, but contains two  loop panels on the rear for attaching hook-backed pouches and holsters.  The bottom loop panel is situated on a half-moon section that  zips out from the bottom rear of pack, thus also providing weapon access from that location (if you’re flexible, you could access a handgun from there while wearing the pack.  This is a pack that will truly be un-noticed anywhere.

All of these Diversion bags are available in multiple color combinations, and it’s worth  noting here that these different colors are used to implement a camouflage technique known as “boundary disruption”.  That is, the eye is drawn to the lines of the color boundaries, and not to the overall shape of the bag nor to any potential weapon printing.  In addition, the colors make the bags look more sporty than tactical.  Also, the 420/500 denier nylon used in these items feels very substantial – I had to check the specs because I initially thought a much heavier material was used.

All in all, these excellent quality Black Diversion bags will make 2013 the year of “beyond discreet.”  They will be popping up everywhere…and you won’t notice them!


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