The problem with finding a piece of gear you like is that, invariably, when you want more of it you discover that it was discontinued by the manufacturer. Case in point: I have a couple of the Blackhawk 3-Day Accessory Pouches that I use for keeping all of my cold-weather gear in one place in my bag. It’s been an amazingly handy way to store things…when spring comes, I simply remove the pouch from my bag and replace it in the fall. Everything kept neat, in one place, and safe.
Now I discover that Blackhawk discontinued the damn things. So, time to find an alternative. If you look at the illustration of the Blackhawk product you see it is a long zippered pouch with a couple compression/attachment straps going around it. Pretty simple. Those straps let me mount the pouch on the exterior of a pack, which was kinda handy. What I’m looking for is a replacement that has about the same functionality. Don’t suggest some sort of camping compression stuff sack…they aren’t nearly as rugged as this thing.
Some quick hunting online shows some vendors offering it, but virtually all of them list it as discontinued or out of stock. My first thought was to check with Maxpedition, but they don’t make anything like it. Nor does SpecOps. Closest thing I’ve found is this from Kifaru. But, honestly, while I love their gear I really would like to spend a bit less.
Anyone have anything to recommend? Preferably with a link?