EDC Vertx Tactical Tips: Bag Organization Recoil Staff January 7, 2022 Join the Conversation EDC … it plays out differently for every individual. While the kit may vary, EDC’s ethos is consistent—having what you need when you need it. Of course, when you factor in all the possibilities of what the world can throw at you, you find you quickly outgrow your hip pockets as a viable system to tote all your gear. Never fear, Vertx has you covered with some of the most progressive ruck systems available, fit for the urban jungle to the deep backwoods. Whether the Gamut 2.0 Backpack or the Dead Letter Sling Pack, what sets Vertx apart is its innovative modular storage system. Be it the Vertx’s MAK Full Mag Pouch or Mesh Overflow Bag, the satchels are completely configurable to you’re wants needs or desires.Be it another day at the office or heading into heavy fire. Best of all, jumping bag to bag—in an organized fashion—is a snap! More From Vertx On The Gear GAMUT 2.0 BACKPACK Tug the Hot-Pull Tab to access the PDW rifle discreetly carried in an adjustable print-proof scabbard that doubles as a laptop and sensitive gear sleeve. The Gamut Backpack front flap can be configured as an external sling to carry larger items while your laptop stays snuggled in its dedicated sleeve. Loads of internal and external slots and pockets keep all your gear secure, organized and where you expect it to be when you need it. SPECIFICATIONS: Outside Dimensions: 21″H x 14.5″W x 5.5″DConcealed Carry Compartment Dimensions: 19″H x 11.5″W x 2”D, 20″ Diagonal LengthMain Compartment Dimensions: 21″H x 14.5″W x 3.5″D, 22″ Diagonal LengthCapacity 25LWeight 4.20LBs FEATURES Weapon-compatible concealed carry platform with loop lining and a Rapid Access Pull tabConcealed carry platform accepts ballistic panelsConvertible front flap stows behind loop-faced MOLLE webbing panel to provide ready access to items mounted there and to rapidly change the bag’s appearanceSnaps on front flap zipper pulls prevent accidental opening and G-hook straps enable front flap to convert to a sling for larger itemsMain compartment has adjustable padded laptop sleeve, four gear slots, two abrasion-resistant zippered mesh pockets and strategically located loop panels for Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessoriesModular padded laptop sleeve in main compartment adjusts in size and position and adapts to become a print-proof protective scabbard for weapon or sensitive gearZippered admin pocket with key lanyard near top of the bagMain compartment opens 180° to easily load and access gear Dual snaps on main compartment prevent it from opening more than desired and deter pilferageHot-Pull Tab can be set up for quick access to the main compartmentZippered side compartments open toward the body for improved security and enable organization for your admin gear with total of two zippered mesh pockets and 7 drop-in pocketsStretch side pockets securely cinch water bottles or similarly-sized necessities3-D molded foam back panel enhances airflow and comfort and has a pass-through for rolling luggage handlesMultiple strategically-located and Tactigami™-compatible loop panelsAdjustable shoulder straps with 1919 webbing and sternum strapsAdjustable waist belt tucks away when not in useHydration bladder compatible with dual hose pass-through portsLight-colored interior improves interior visibilityAccommodate up to 15” laptop CONSTRUCTION: Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durabilityVELCRO® Brand loop for top-of-the-line retention of Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessories (accessories sold separately)YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers throughoutQuiet positive-grip zipper pull-tabs3-D molded foam back panel and laptop insertAbrasion-resistant mesh used on internal pockets DEAD LETTER SLING This mid-sized sling works and plays large because of the versatility built into every critical feature. The Dead Letter Sling’s appearance and functionality can be modified in seconds to adapt to your immediate needs. Multiple carry options let you move confidently and discreetly on the street with invisible CCW and ballistic panel capabilities as well as a full complement of office-friendly aesthetics and organization. Features: Weapon-compatible concealed carry platform with loop lining, a sling attachment point and a Rapid Access Pull tabConcealed carry platform accepts ballistic panelsCCW compartment has two retention G-hooks to prevent unintended opening when accessing gearConvertible front flap stows behind loop-faced MOLLE webbing panel to provide ready access to items mounted there and to rapidly change the bag’s appearanceSnaps on front flap zipper pulls prevent accidental opening and G-hooks enable front flap to convert to a sling for larger itemsAmbidextrous sling carry design with subtle color-coded stitching makes reconfiguration between right/left carry easyAdjustable padded shoulder strap with multiple web attachment points for key accessoriesAdjustable waist belt provides proper weight distribution and can be stowed behind the molded back panel when not it usePadded satchel/attaché-style carry handle enables messenger-style carryMain compartment opens wide for access to a laptop sleeve, zippered abrasion-resistant mesh pocket with key lanyard, a large loop panel for Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessories and two gear slots3-D molded foam back panel enhances airflow and comfort and has a pass-through for rolling luggage handlesMultiple strategically-located and Tactigami™-compatible loop panelsLight-colored interior improves interior visibilityLoop ID patch at bottom of front panelAccommodates up to 15” laptop Construction: Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durabilityVELCRO® Brand loop for top-of-the-line retention of Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessories (accessories sold separately)YKK® self-repairing nylon coil zippers throughoutQuiet positive-grip zipper pull-tabs3-D molded foam back panel and laptop insertAbrasion-resistant mesh used on internal pockets Weapon Systems: Weapon System up to 19.5”H x 13.5”L VERTX ORGANIZATIONAL POUCH The Tactigami Large Organizational Pouch can be stored inside of any Vertx bag or used solo to organize small items in your carry.Features: Holds up to 12 single or 6 double stack magazinesMagazines are secured hook and loop flapMade with durable Cordura®210/330Large pull tab for quick and easy accessFoam padded to protect magazines OVERFLOW MESH POUCH The Overflow Mesh Pouches were designed to be mounted to the interior of any Vertx bag or other hook and loop compatible surface. The back to back zippers pulls enable easy access no matter what direction you set the pouch in. The abrasion-resistant mesh provides durable protection and fast visual identification of stored items. The small mesh pouch is ideal for smaller medical essentials, charging cables, ear plugs, glasses, small tools, and other small items. Contruction: Abrasion-resistant meshBack to Back YKK zipper pullsDurable hook back panels100% Nylon5”W x 5”H4 oz. VERTX SOCP RIGID INSERT PANEL The most critical function your pack performs is to carry the gear you need efficiently and with instant accessibility. Developed in conjunction with Greg Thompson, founder of Special Operations Combatives Program, the S.O.C.P. Deployable Insert Panel provides you with an organizational platform that ensures that every piece of kit is exactly where you expect it to be, no matter what external carrier you’re deploying with. Move the panel from work-out duffle to EDC bag to any covert or overt mission pack without wasting time to position everything just right or to double-check that you didn’t leave something important behind. MOLLE-compatible components stay configured where you want them and the advantage of maintaining muscle memory when accessing gear across any carry platform can have a huge impact on mission effectiveness. Removable grip clips allow you to secure the panel to internal pack materials, vehicle seat covers and other similar surfaces. Thread 550 cord through cord-specific holes to tether two or more panels together for large load-outs or to suspend panels on vehicle seats. Organize individual panels by application, such as med kit, sidearm or long gun support, admin or other critical areas of focus. Features: Allows low-visibility movement of sensitive gear between vehicle, objective, office and home6 MOLLE-compatible tabs keep the panel in place on web panelsMatrix of 54 open squares and slots allows precise attachment of any MOLLE-compatible accessoryEach of the 30 squares measures 1.25 L x 1.25” W16 long slots accommodate are 2.75” L x 0.25“ W8 short slots measure 1.25” L x 0.25“ W22 round 0.2” diameter holes accept 550 cord, shock cords and some holster clipsVelcro® Brand One-Wrap® enables Duraflex® Grip Clips to mount to multiple points on the panelDuraflex® Grip Clips allow you to clamp the panel inside packs and bags Construction: Flexible lightweight injection-molded Tufmax polymer constructionRounded corners and smooth edges are pack- and gear-friendlyVelcro® Brand One-Wrap®Duraflex® Grip Clip buckles MAK BAND STANDARD Experience the unique storage options of Vertx® Tactigami with the MAK Band Standard accessory system. MAK stands for MAGs and Kit, meaning the band adapts to secure smaller EDC items such as flashlights, tools or batteries. Built from Velcro® One-Wrap®, this accessory pairs with any of the Vertx® packs and bags for everyday carry options and ultimate concealment. When attached to a loop panel, the MAK Band Standard provides unparalleled organizational capability. Features: Sized to fit smaller items such as flashlights, tools or batteriesSecures items in place with elastic retentionAttaches to loop panel in any direction for a completely customized setupDesigned to customize storage in Vertx loop-lined bags and packsCompatible with other loops surfacesCan be cut to size without frayPatented design (Patent #9464867)Made of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® hook and loop MAK FULL MAG POUCH The Vertx® Tactigami® accessory line was designed in collaboration with elite operators to allow a completely customized organization system in Vertx Bags and Packs. Constructed of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® material, Tactigami accessories are MOLLE compatible and can be attached to any hook-and-loop surface to provide a fully-tailored setup for essential items. Features: Sizable to accommodate 5.56 and 7.62 rifle magazinesSecures other items such as med kit, flashlights, smartphones, and other devicesDesigned to customize storage in Vertx loop-lined Bags And PacksCompatible with other loop surfacesCan be cut to size without frayPatented design (Patent #9464867)Made of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® hook and loop Find out more at vertx.com MORE TACTICAL TIPS FROM VERTX Vertx EDC BagsGo Pack and Firebase BandolierGear On The Go: Vertx Contingencty DuffleVertx Jackets and HoodiesVertx EDC Pants Explore RECOILweb:The Ashley Update: Happy 4th of JulyThe Terrifying Truth About Shooting an AR15Heizer Defense, "POCKET AR" Pistol Now ShippingBawidamann CCW Horizontal Mag Carrier NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. 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