Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

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Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by Aceman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:07 pm

My wife's company is moving, so she will be commuting during the week. I need to make a "bag" for her and I would like to keep it pretty low key.

Contents will include:

1 H&K USP 9mm / 2-3 mags

Some sort of 1l water container
First Aid kit
Knife, Fire maker, light, food, tools, etc...

Basic Get Home Bag stuff. Absolutely no desire to make it a Maxpedition Jumbo or anything. Suggestions?

Trying to keep it under $30
Non-tactical (if possible)
Smaller is better

Brand? Model? Source?

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by shrimpwd » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:15 pm

I don't have anything in mind, but at the sub-$30 mark, I'd suggest stop by a few thrift shops and see what they have available. Nothing there should be tactical looking, but might give you options on size, how it's set up, etc.

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by iamdurkee » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:12 pm

i know it was seasonal but walmart had a cheap back to school swiss gear that was nice and 25 bucks over here in daytona

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by ArmchairRacer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:39 pm

I know it sounds crazy, but try a black ALICE butt pack and find any old black shoulder strap. Should be able to get set up for $10-15. I see these once or twice a week on campus and they blend in just fine and lend kind of a tough-chic look to the person's appearance.

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by ppfd » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 am

I'm going to drop you a PM as I have just what you need.

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by MedfordChris » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:10 pm

ArmchairRacer wrote:I know it sounds crazy, but try a black ALICE butt pack and find any old black shoulder strap.
+ 1 on that
I threw a strap on my alice butt pack for "non-tactical" maneuvers, makes a great man-purse. :D

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by skelco » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:30 pm

why not just a large purse?
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:38 pm

skelco wrote:why not just a large purse?
I used a black jansport messenger bag for a good bit.

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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by skelco » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:38 pm

a few more questions: What does your wife carry now? Purse, briefcase, backpack? Will she carry it with her at all times?

For example, my wife is a purse girl most of the time, she likes large ones that can hold a ton of stuff including many of the items you have mentioned, and all in a stylish inconspicuous package. Here in CA, a gun is not a (legal) possibility, but I can see one fitting into many of the bags she carries were it an option. She also carries a small backpack or tote bag as alternatives to a purse.

Funny thing lately, she was admiring a first aid pouch I have, eyeballing it for a purse like use. I think the tactical look is in for city girls this year.
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Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

Post by Aceman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:12 am

SHe will not be carrying survival crap in her Coach purse (large as it is...)

She needs something with a shoulder strap.

Strap on ALICE butt-pack...not a bad idea. But something more grey-man. Or woman, as the case may be.

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