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Gear on the Go: Vertx Contingency Duffle

Whether a frequent flyer or a travel minimalist, the luggage we choose often sets the tone for the tour. The Vertx Contingency Duffle lineup combines sturdy construction with diverse organizational options into bags that can multitask between the range and the road. This year, Vertx has added a roller bag version, with a hard floor that zips off, further expanding its versatility.

In this episode of Tactical Tips, Dave and Melissa dig into each bag to discuss features and advantages. Keep Reading for each bag's specs and features.


Vertx Contingency Roller

New this year, geared for travel and versatility, the Contingency Roller takes a turn as a jet-setting competitor to standard luggage. Capable of being carried as a backpack, duffle, or pulled as a roller, it matches a soft side bag with an aluminum reinforced base to protect cargo, wherever it may go.

vertx contingency roller carry on
  • Outside Dimensions: 22” x 13.5” x 12.5”
  • 9.5 lb
  • Capacity when upper pack is joined to pan: 45 liters
  • Capacity of upper pack alone: 50 liters
  • Capacity of pan alone: 33 liters

Features:

vertx contingency roller carry on
  • Upper bag separates from the pan to create two separate bags
  • Poly-carbonate pan includes built-in retractable roller bag handle
  • Aluminum corner protectors resist the wear and tear associated with frequent travel and rough handling
  • 3 padded exterior handles provide quick grab-and-go capabilities
  • Removable padded carry straps morph from two pack straps to a single sling or hand carry strap
  • Exterior features a zippered end pocket and a durable mesh ID window
  • Large U-shaped top opening with underside zippered honeycomb mesh pocket
  • Main compartment has a full loop lined wall for Vertx’s hook-sided accessories (sold separately) and three large zippered abrasion-resistant mesh gear pockets, and impact-resistant padding on two sides
  • Tether multiple rolling bags together with the removable attachment strap

Construction:

  • Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durability
  • Lockable YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers throughout

Fabric and Technology:

  • Exterior: Improved 840D JR Ballistic Nylon with wipe-clean finish
  • Lining: 210D nylon
  • Pan: Molded poly-carbonate

Vertx Contingency 45L

Whether as a range bag, EDC tote, or trunk bag, the base Vertx Contingency includes unique features without standing out too much. Capable of carrying a minimalist plate carrier and the SBR to match, this bag suits its namesake.

vertx contingency 45l
  • Outside Dimensions: 12″H x 23″L x 12″W
  • Concealed Carry Compartment Dimensions: 11″H x 22″L x 12”W
  • Main Compartment Dimensions: 9″H x 20″L x 2″W
  • Capacity 45 L
  • Weight 3.95 LBs

Features

  • End pocket with Rapid Access Pull for quick access to padded weapon sleeve and loop faced panel for Tactigami and other hook ad loop-compatible accessories
  • Weapon sleeve is padded on all sides to prevent printing
  • Large U-shaped top access opening
  • Top flap converts to a cleaning, organizational or changing mat
  • Main compartment has impact-protective padding on bottom and two sides, a full loop lined wall for Tactigami accessories (sold separately) and three large zippered abrasion-resistant mesh gear pockets
  • Full-length zippered broadside compartment has a loop lined wall, four large drop-in organizer pockets, four pen/flashlight slots, a zippered mesh pocket and a keyring clip
  • Multirole padded carry straps morph from two pack straps to a single sling or hand carry strap
  • Low-profile heavy-duty padded handles at each end
  • Durable mesh ID window
vertx contingency 45l

Construction

  • Zipper lock snaps on top flap prevent it from opening more than desired
  • Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durability
  • YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers throughout
  • VELCRO® Brand loop for top-of-the-line retention of Tactigami and other hook and loop-compatible accessories

Fabric and Technology

  • Main fabric is 600D polyester
  • Bottom and lower sides are 1,200D polyester with wipe-clean finish
  • Lining is 420D nylon
  • VELCRO® Brand loop panels

Vertx Contingency 85L

For the full deployment experience, the 85L will carry the whole kit. Meant for bigger jobs, bigger trips, and longer time away, the largest Vertx Contingency bag includes a sleeve for your firearm and a variety of spaces for magazines, clothing, and admin supplies.

Vertx Contingency 85L
  • Outside Dimensions: 13”H x 30”L x 17”W
  • CCW Compartment Dimensions: 13”H x 29”L x 11”W
  • Main Compartment Dimensions: 11”H x 29”L x 2”W
  • 7.5 lb
  • Capacity: 85 L

Features:

Vertx Contingency 85L
  • End pocket with Rapid Access Pull for quick access to padded weapon sleeve and loop faced panel for Tactigami™ and other hook ad loop-compatible accessories
  • Weapon sleeve is padded on all sides to prevent printing
  • Large U-shaped top access opening
  • Top flap converts to a cleaning, organizational or changing mat
  • Main compartment has impact-protective padding on bottom and two sides, a full loop lined wall for Tactigami™ accessories (sold separately) and three large zippered abrasion-resistant mesh gear pockets
  • Full-length zippered broadside compartment has a loop lined wall, four large drop-in organizer pockets, four pen/flashlight slots, a zippered mesh pocket and a keyring clip
  • Large zippered end pockets
  • Multirole padded carry straps morph from two pack straps to a single sling or hand carry strap
  • Low-profile heavy-duty padded handles at each end
  • Durable mesh ID window

Construction:

  • Zipper lock snaps on top flap prevent it from opening more than desired
  • Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durability
  • YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers throughout
  • VELCRO® Brand loop for top-of-the-line retention of Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessories

Fabric and Technology:

  • Main fabric is 600D polyester
  • Bottom and lower sides are 1,200D polyester with wipe-clean finish
  • Lining is 420D nylon
  • VELCRO® Brand loop panels

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