Works as expected. Good quality hose and mouthpiece. Fits perfectly in my new RMEF Team Bandit pack
By far the best hunting bag I’ve purchased. Well made, incredibly designed. I’ve strongly recommended this to many of my friends. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed
Awesome way to organize smaller items in your pack or bag
This is perfect! Make what you want and it’s all thought out. The customer service is amazing!!
I needed to upgrade from a mystery ranch bino harness to something better thought out. I looked at FNF, Marsupial and Eberlestocks Recon. FNF opens the wrong way, Marsupial was a close second but the Recon was the winner for me with all the molle attachments. Best one I have seen and used myself and now I have buddies looking to upgrade themselves, well done!
I ordered the Jacknife as soon as I saw it was available, and have used it as my EDC for 2-3 weeks now.
-Build quality is great (like all Eberlestock packs)
-1,000in3 size is great for EDC
-Media divider for laptop
-Stretchy material for water bottle pockets
-Shoulder straps are wide enough to be comfortable when carrying a heavy load (ie a rifle and ammo, which I did test out)
-Breakdown rifle carry in an EDC/CCW isn’t very practical; the pistol storage pocket would be more functional (for me, at least). There are other bags in the Eberlestock lineup that are better at discrete rifle carry
-No organization in any of the pockets
-Bottom of the bag is angled, so it will fall over if it’s not laid flat
-Expensive compared to the Bandit and Switchblade, with less organization and functionality
I did a first-look review here:
In my opinion, if Eberlestock wanted to make the best selling EDC bag of all time, they’d take the Bandit, bump it up to 1,000in3, make it wide enough to fit a laptop, add a media divider, add the magnetic CCW pocket (but shrink it down so a pistol can’t float around inside it), make the water bottle pockets elastic, and add spare magazine slots in the top pocket.
I use this for both shooting and camping, it keeps my body off the ground and fits well under my tent! Doesn't weigh much, and carries easily
It fits well with the Recon system and has quick access for my rangefinder.
Easy, quick access when it counts.
Needed a hip belt to finish up my pulk and this one seems perfect for the job. Great price, quick delivery, what else could you want?
Very well built and great quality, perfect for what I needed it for!
Love the bag and it fits perfectly on the back of my Eberlestock halftrack. Love the quality and thoughtfulness that goes behind the design.
This is a great product. I own one Switchblade and fits incredible, very confortable. Ordering a couple of Bandits for me and my son for EDC.
I had the same Cannae bag for almost 6 years, and while there was nothing wrong with it, I decided not was time for an upgrade for my everyday carry. I bought the Switchblade, and I’m really happy I did. It has much more room and more compartments. The only issue I have is the color I chose, which is Coyote Brown. I feel that it’s not the right color for use with Army OCP. If I could do it all over, I would have probably ordered it in Dry Earth.
Recon Rangefinder Pouch
Works good, bought a spare just for a back.
Well made as usual. The overall length is a bit small though compared to other muffs. It works alternating hands, but both hands even without gloves is a bit tight.
Looked at and compared a number of these Bino pouches and this is the second Recon Rangefinder Pouch I have purchased. It simply is great and clients have purchased them after how well they work....
Used it with the chest harness and m1 mainframe backpack during my elk hunt. Was great for binoculars and a cell phone. Would highly recommend this product and this company in general. Very, very high quality of design and execution. And that's coming from someone who is used to high end backpacking equipment. Great works guys!
As a mobile, public land archery hunter in the northeast I couldn’t be happier with this pack. The possibilities are endless from packing in extra layers to packing out animals. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Antler Logo Nalgene
This is my first Eberlestock bag. So far, its been great. the main compartment is a good size and my IPad Pro 12.9 fits perfectly in the center divider. The little side pockets on the inside are a nice touch. I’ve carried multiple different brands of bags, and this by far is the best. Its comfortable to carry, however, the longest I’ve carried it at one time was around an hour. My only complaint is that the main compartment zippers sometimes get “pinched” and you have to use two hands to get them zipped or unzipped.
Great system to put together your hiking system and protect your binos
You can change the system to meet your needs and you can still wear waist packs or backpacks. I like it
Bag is perfect for operations involving full size 16 in rifles with folding stocks. -metro city LEO
I love the Bino chest pack but there needs to be more available accessories to purchase. Please make more add ons!