TOPS TP005 Waist Pouch

This is a Waist pouch by TOPS (tactical operation products), it features a main compartment with a handle, two removable side pouches and a zippered front compartment.

The main compartment has plenty of space for several items, the "U" shape zipper is a good idea to load and unload items on the go. Inside the compartment you can find a removable pocket for 6 CDs/DVDs, a net pocket for loose/small items and a flapped pocket that can be used to carry batteries or other small items. There is also a small cord with a clip for keys or small items.

The front compartment has internal pockets for flat items and a net pocket. The front pocket has MOLLE attachment points to add extra pouches if you want to attach carabiners or other objects. At the sides you will find two pen pockets for pens that have a clip.

The side pouches can be removed using the MOLLE system, you can move them to the front if you want for example, they have a small zippered external pocket. These pouches are good for radios, multitools, flashlights, phones, PDAs and other items that you want to access quickly.

On the back you will find yet more MOLLE attachment points in case you want to attach this waistpack to a backpack or something similar, the waistbands can be stored inside the back of the waistpouch if you want to carry it with the top handle or attached to a bigger pack.

The construction is excellent made of cordura nylon with reinforcement points and double stitching, the amount of things you can carry is surprising for the size of the bag and there are many possible configurations and reconfigurations for different needs. You are getting 3 pouches for the same price, the big one and the two small side pouches. The only small drawback I can find about this bag is that it is a tad big for EDC in a urban environment but is certainly great for any kind of small travel you do or as a complement to your backpack or large bag.

You can read some extra information from Tops website and buy it for $50 from LightHound.

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