Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag - Propper Range Bag Review
You have seen them around lately, the new Propper range bag from Gerber. These are the new range of Gerber luggage. Right now it's full grown and it's pretty heavy, but it's able to handle it. Since 1967 Propper was making not just bags and backpacks, but other clothing as well. In fact, back in 1967 they had contracts with the US military for over 120 thousand pieces.
I've had a Propper range bag for a while now and I must say that it's a very good feeling carrying one. There is just something about a good bag and I guess you could call it an air of professionalism. It's not that the Propper luggage is hard or that it offers a poor form of quality, rather it's that there just something about carrying a Propper range bag. The reason I say this is because, the Propper range bag just has a certain air about it, which makes you feel like you're carrying something pretty serious and durable. The good feel, the weight, the quality...it's hard not to fall in love with them.
I was looking at a few bags recently and was trying to decide which one to take with me for my next shoot. The main two options were the mesh carry-on and the Propper Protone Long Range Bag (I prefer the long range bag). Both of these bags have their pros and cons and I decided to write about each one. Hopefully this article will help you decide if a propper range bag or a mesh bag would be best for you when traveling on your next shoot.
The propper range bag has an extremely roomy interior which is spacious, comfortable and very easy to carry. The interior has three interior compartments namely, a chest compartment, a wheeled base and a zippered front pocket. I really liked the large front pocket with its six pistol magazine slots. The magazine pockets are high and the zippered back pocket is big too. It is made of leather and is a nice, warm and fuzzy feeling, even though it is nylon.
The Propper Long Range Bag is very similar, except that it has a bit more room, it also has a large front pocket and six pistol magazine slots. This bag also has a nice comfortable feel and great quality. The main complaint I have is that it isn't as spacious as the propper range bag. The all sides for increased protection and durability would be great, but since the propper range bag is padded, that is not an issue. It doesn't have the same amount of cushions either.
The Propper Long Range Bag also has a nice adjustable shoulder pad which makes it great for transporting. The straps are padded and comfortable. If you like to carry your gear for long periods of time during shooting, this could be the perfect accessory for you. The main complaint is that it lacks protection for your legs, just like the propper range bag.
There are a couple of other bags on the market that offer a lot more protection and comfort than the propper range bag does. They include the Stott pad, the molle compatible webbing and also the Diamond plate pad. With all these protection and comfort features in mind, the Propper Pro Series Advanced Target Bag might just be perfect for you. For a lot less than you would expect, you can have a high quality bag with all the protection you need.
I like the Propper Pro Series Advanced Target Bag because it has both an outside and an inside zip access. It is designed with heavy duty, nylon ripstop material which will keep your gear from getting scratched while it is traveling through airports and around your home. The zippered front pocket contains six pistol magazine slots, and the rear pocket contains an adjustable hook and loop system for carrying accessories. It is padded with soft polyester webbing which makes it very comfortable to carry. It has an all-sided zip access for increased protection and comfort, and there is a large interior storage pocket with a padded divider for keeping your gear organized.